Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you all know what that means. Chocolate boxes, drinking booze, and binge eating with your significant other, or it can be with friends while watching sappy romance movies, not minding whether or not you’ll gain an extra pound. Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where people express their feelings with sugar and sweets!
Holiday celebrations present challenges while on HCG injections. We often celebrate over foods and drinks, and often, these foods aren’t really healthy. The HCG diet is very specific that any cheating can cause your weight to stall for days, and you don’t want that to happen. So, don’t let the temptations impede your weight loss goal. Follow our tips below and enjoy Valentine’s Day with no worry.
HCG diet phase 2:
For those who are still in phase 2, enjoy your day with your significant other or with your friends over:
- Lobster tail or sirloin as a special meal with a glass of sparkling water with some lime wedge.
- Bake some strawberries for dessert. Sweeten it with Stevia and a dusting of raw cacao powder.
- For a little chocolate treat on this phase, mix half a teaspoon of coconut oil with some raw cacao powder then sweeten it with Stevia.
- Indulge in heart-healthy desserts such as fresh fruits, baked apples, or zucchini.
- Ask your partner not to buy you chocolate or other treats as you can’t really have them on this very low-calorie phase. Instead of chocolate, ask for a fruit basket.
Remember that it’s all about you staying motivated and reminding yourself about the path that you are on this Valentine’s Day. You should LOVE this path. You are doing this for YOU.
HCG diet phase 3:
- You are free to explore this phase. You can enjoy all kinds of treats that are very low in carbs and sugar.
- Have some chocolate sweetened with Stevia or you can also opt for dark chocolate without sweetener at all. Chocolate dipped fruit is a great option that still provides a little chocolate. If you have received chocolate, enjoy it in moderation. Treat yourself to a single piece each day.
- If you are celebrating Valentine’s dinner with your besties, cooking is a fun way to celebrate it with them. Cooking at home allows you to keep track of your calories and practice portion control. If you go out and celebrate, remember that the serving size at restaurants is often larger than the normal portion. Try some recipes for your candlelight dinner. Grilled some mustard chicken with creamy walnut sauce or simple sous vide steak. For dessert, bake some flour less honey-almond cake with your friends or dark chocolate peanut butter truffles.
- Skip the cocktail and opt for a glass of red wine. Red wine helps reduces the risk of a blood clot and keeps your heart in shape. February is heart month, so now is the time to start healthier eating habits.