When you are on the HCG diet plan, you minimize what you eat considerably. When it comes to beverages, it may seem that you are severely limited on what you can consume. When on the HCG diet plan there are no juices, no milk, no coffee, and definitely no alcoholic beverages or colas allowed. So what exactly can you drink if you are going to remain serious and true to the HCG diet? Dr Simeons clearly stated in his manuscript Pounds and Inches “Tea, coffee, plain water, or mineral water are the only drinks allowed, but they may be taken in any quantity and at all times. In fact, the patient should drink about 2 liters of these fluids per day.”
Beverage #1: Plain water / Mineral water.
Yes, at first water might sound bland, but a lot of ice can make it a cool and refreshing beverage to consume. What’s more, the water you drink is a “freebie.” You can drink water as much as you like. No calories, no fat, and no extra weight gain. If you must have flavor in your beverage, add a lemon slice or too, or use some Stevia sweetener to add a touch of taste.
Beverage #2: Herbal Teas.
Herbal teas are permitted on the HCG hormone diet, but there are rules to follow. When having any herbal tea, and you are not limited on flavor, you cannot utilize sugars or honey or artificial sweeteners in the beverages. You will have to sample teas to discover teas that offer you a flavor you enjoy. You can add Stevia to the tea for sweet flavor if you desire. Like water, there is no limitation on the amount of herbal teas you can consume on the HCG diet plan.
Beverage #3: Tea Recipes.
Sample some new HCG diet friendly tea recipes. You can make an interesting green tea offering by steeping five green tea bags in boiled water for five to eight minutes. You can then add two mangosteen tea bags and three raspberry pomegranate tea bags to the mix. Allow the mixture to cool, put it in a pitcher or jug, and drink the beverage cold. Add 2 lemons for taste. Drop in five dropperfuls of Stevia to add sweet flavor. If you are creative, you can come up with your own innovative recipes.
Beverage #4: Coffee without sugar or Cream
You can drink straight black coffee on the HCG diet. No sugar or cream is allowed to add to the coffee. You can again add Stevia to your coffee as sweetener. Theoretically you can drink as much black coffee as you want on the HCG diet. However, it is recommended for you to stay away from it at the beginning of HCG diet, because it could produce cravings for food.