How to Cook HCG Diet Foods
Chicken Recipes on the Menu
While chicken is permitted on the hCG diet food list, all recipes using chicken must be properly portioned to their phases. Phase 2, for example, allows 100 grams weighed raw. Phase 3, 1 full skinless chicken breast. When preparing chicken, take note that most recipes will call for oil to be used. When in phase 2 in particular, some dieters will continue to use a very small amount of oil if they are on the “New HCG Diet Plan” and continue to lose weight just fine. For those of you on stricter protocols, it may be wise to substitute this for coconut oil, or select recipes for grilled, broiled or baked chicken instead. Another option is to use a low sodium soy sauce to wet the pan for suitable dishes.
Quick tips for eating chicken on the diet:
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast are a great food for phase 3. These are ideally proportioned to simply cook and eat. Be sure to trim the fat and no skin!
- Consider weighing individual chicken breasts and then freezing as a convenient way to cut down on cooking time.
Avoid processed chicken patties from the frozen foods section of the grocery store. These are not fresh chicken and are loaded with calories, preservatives and added ingredients that could stall your weight loss.
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