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101 Worry - Free Hcg Diet Recipes Plus Hints & Tips From Experts
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197 of 198 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2010
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This book helped me so much. I've done three rounds of the HCG diet in the last year and have lost 40 lbs and have stayed within my 2 lbs. each time. I used the sublingual drops. The first time I did the HCG diet I didn't have this recipe book. My food was so boring and I spent all my time cutting, dicing, cooking, weighing, etc. I got so tired of chicken and I didn't really know how to make apple cider vinegar into something that actually tasted good.

I bought this book before I did my 2nd round of HCG. It made my 2nd (and 3rd) round so much easier. The two most helpful recipes for me were the Chicken Bouillon Base and the Garlic Italian Roast. Both of these allowed me to cook a large amount of meat ahead of time and then freeze portions for warming up. That saved so much time, I must say how thankful I am.

The Chicken Bouillon Base used six 3.5 oz portions of chicken...so you're cooking six chicken meals in advance. I froze them in individual baggies and warmed up in the microwave when needed. The Bouillon is saved in 2-cup portions and frozen so that it can be used as a base for soup (all using the HCG allowed foods). With the saved chicken broth, I was able to make the French Onion Soup recipe, which adheres to the protocol. They have a tomato soup recipe that is really good! I used the saved broth to make a serving of chicken soup with my 3.5 portions of chicken and celery. I added cilantro to the broth. You can get creative with the broth. They also recommend saving off 4 tablespoons of broth in individual servings so that it can be used to saute vegetables (since oils are not allowed on the diet).

The Garlic Italian Roast is my absolute favorite. I've only made it with eye of the round roasts, since those are the leanest roasts I've seen. I didn't even think about cooking a roast on my 1st HCG round, because the food is supposed to be weighed raw, and how would I know what the cooked weight is unless I cut the roast up beforehand. Well, these authors included it in the instructions. So, you cook the roast, you slice it, and 3 oz. cooked is your portion. I would buy a 3-lb roast and would put 3 oz. cooked portions in baggies and freeze. Then just heat up on the stove (with a little water or broth) or in the microwave from frozen. They also list the leanest cuts of meat you should buy, since the goal is to have no oils or fats. The leaner the better.

There are many helpful things in the book. You can take their recipes and improvise if you want a little more spice, etc. My 2nd and 3rd rounds were so much easier because I could make these things in advance and freeze them. And the recipes tasted good to me. I'm not a fan of stevia in large quantities, but they have some salad dressing and marinades that call for it. I thought it would taste bad, but somehow, their recipes that involve stevia are just the right amount.

When I first received the book, I had my doubts: it was thin and the photography leaves a lot to be desired. The book cover could use a facelift, for sure. And the black and white photos inside the book are hard to make out. Not a superior print job. But my advice to you is just ignore those small annoyances, because what's important is the text, the recipes. I wish it had more recipes, but I'm just happy that there is something with this many, because it can get pretty lonely and boring on the HCG diet with the limited choices for food. This helps break the monotony and offers up some tasty ideas, as well as cooking large amounts in advance that can be put into the freezer in portion sizes.

Also, the authors stick to the original protocol, so there is no mixing of vegetables, no mixing of fruits, no fruits or veggies that are not allowed. So, you're getting the strict stuff, which is what you should be getting. These authors have done the diet, so they know. Blogs and other forums might have some HCG recipes, but I have found that many of them are using vegetables not allowed, or mixing them. You won't find that here. These are good recipes that strictly adhere to the original protocol. Many thanks.
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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2008
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This takes the boredom out of the hcg low calorie diet phase, but it stays completely within the protocol -- no worries about any ingredients. They figured out the recipes while carefully following the diet, so you don't have to.

Well worth it! Thanks!
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2008
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Mrs. Prinster has made an excellent addition to the Weight Loss Cure Protocol. If you can't handle Phase 2 after buying this Recipe book, then forget about completing this diet successfully. Many recipes in this book stretch your imagination utilizing only the few acceptable ingredients within Phase 2 of the WLC. Thank you Dr. ATW Simeons for creating this amazing Cure for weight loss. Thank you Mrs. Prinster for making the WLC Protocol so tasty!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2010
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This book will really help someone who does not cook often and is not used to creating meals on their own, with the limited ingredients allowed on the diet. While I am glad I bought the book and have found many good recipes, their are several more that I have developed on my own and wonder why the authors did not come up with these as well. Most of the pictures in the book are very dark and you cannot tell what the dish should look like, so they refer you to a color picture on the back of the book. The book would look more professional if they had left out the inside pictures. I almost gave this book only 3 stars because it is priced a bit too high for the size (9"x6") and print quality of the pictures in the book. Still, the recipes are imaginitive and will help someone who is struggling with the limited variations of food on the diet, so I give it 4 stars.
A tip for HCG dieters out there if you need a little extra something sweet. The one lemon allowed per day makes not only lemonade, but a great sorbet. Just use a blender or magic bullet and add a little water, ice and stevia and blend smooth. Very filling and does not count against your 2 fruits limit.
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2010
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This book is not worth $20. It just is not what it promises to be. If you are on the HGC diet putting meat and the greens together are just something you do. I did not learn anything new or even creative about the HCG diet or cooking on it. Unless you just don't know how to cook this book is wasting your money. You can get just as much information from the internet and Dr. Simon's manuscript and experimenting in the kitchen.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2008
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Unless your a dietician or master chef, this is a must have if you're doing the HCG Diet. It has great tasting recipes that help your mind to adjust from old methods of preparing food to new ones without mental torment. The variety offered in the book will help you stay on the diet and really enjoy every meal.
Suggestion: spiral or comb bind this book for easier use while cooking.
Thank you Leanne Mennemeier & Linda Prinster for putting this together. Thank you Kevin Trudeau for bringing this diet to health seekers attention.
Adding Bionic HydroTherapy has really ramped up the effectiveness of this diet. Finally, a method that really works to reset the body's normal weight/metabolism controls. Dr. Simeons, thank you most of all!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2011
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I got this book before I started my first round of HCG. After I got the book, I started looking for other recipes on the web. All the recipes in this book are on the web for free right now. By just searching hcg phase 2 recipes; you will find all of these recipes and more. Don't waste your money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2008
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This is a good book for beginning hcgers. The recipes are tasty and easy to prepare. Even though the diet has limited ingredients, they make interesting and satisfying meals. This is good for people just starting out and learning about the basics of the diet.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2009
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For short and simple recipes this little book is great and gives some womderful alternatives to think about instead of the same thing everyday. There are quite a few recipes that I've tried and I've enjoyed them all. Of course, I love the stevia products.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2009
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This book was not worth the money that I spent on it. I had already found almost every recipe on the internet for free. I was very dissapointed. I would only reccomend it if you don't plan on looking online for free recipes and info on your own.
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