HCG Diet: Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

HCG Diet: Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Every culture has put a unique spin on Valentine’s Day, yet the center is all about showing love with the surrounding people- whether that be through food such as an elaborate dinner out, a box of chocolate, an indulgent dessert, or all of them. Love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is still one of the biggest and busiest restaurant nights of the year. The big deal here is that-what if you are on the HCG Diet?

With a few tips and proper planning, you can get through this day without adding too many extra calories. Here are some tips:

  • Start health

When dining out, start with a light salad or soup to fill up before going for your entrée. It would also be nice to share it with your partner.

  • Think red

Strawberries, cherries, tomatoes, red bell peppers, and red onions are all packed with vitamins. They are rich in cancer-fighting oxidants and cholesterol-busting fiber and proteins. They are HCG diet friendly too. Forget about the margarita or champagne and ask for a glass of red wine. Red wine contains powerful plant compounds and antioxidants responsible for many health benefits, including:

  • Lowering the risk of heart disease
    • Reducing inflammation
    • Regulating blood sugar level
    • Lowering the bad cholesterol
    • Keeping you slim
  • Abstain completely from all V-Day sweets

Though it may seem impossible, with the right attitude and mindset you can do it. To avoid temptations, it’s best not to touch any sweet treats that aren’t HCG diet friendly at all. If you really can’t help it, we have a lot of tasty and sweet V-Day friendly HCG diet dessert recipes. Try making strawberry sauce over cottage cheese, Strawberry sorbet, or strawberry daiquiri.

  • Do not deprive yourself completely

V-day is a time for fun, laughter, and food. If you are on phase 3 of the HCG Diet, having a couple of truffles or a small slice of cake will not make you gain weight. Moderation is the key. If you indulge in chocolates this Valentine’s Day, don’t feel guilty. Research shows that chocolate contains a beneficial compound that may help prevent heart disease, enhance immunity, and make us feel great.

  • Don’t be afraid of the waiter

When dining out, ask questions about the dish they serve, even in a fancy restaurant. Feel free to make a special request. Ask whether the entrée is sauteed in butter or olive oil-anything that could help cut down on calories. Request for sauces on the side dishes or trade your rice or pasta for a whole wheat variety. Ask the waiter to substitute vegetables for french fries.

Serving sizes at restaurants are typically larger than those in normal homes. If you go out to celebrate, consider splitting a meal with your date or take half home.

  • Non-food Valentine’s Day gift

You don’t have to always show your love with foods or fancy treats. So, ask for a gift that doesn’t involve foods or any sweet treats like flowers, a card, or a gift certificate for a fancy massage.

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  • Abigail Hill

    I’ll still be in P2 when valentines day arrives and my fiancé had planned an out of town vacation to celebrate the event so I’ll most likely not be able to stick to the strict diet for that entire week. Should I just end my round?

  • Jan Marie Luna

    You don’t need to end your round prematurely. What you could do is to do a planned interruption wherein you stop your HCG injections three days before your out of town getaway. But you are still to continue with the 500-calorie diet during that three days. Then on the 4th day after you stopped your injection, you can now increase your calorie intake to 800 calories by introducing meat, eggs, milk, and cheese to the diet. This way, you will have more food choices during your vacation and not feel too restricted. After your vacation, you can immediately resume with your injections and 500-calorie diet. Enjoy your upcoming travel! =)

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