A condiment is a supplemental food such as sauce that imparts a particular flavor to your meal. It is not a dish and it cannot stand alone as a dish. It only imparts a specific flavor to your main dish to make it appealing to your taste buds. Anything that adds a counterpoint flavor to your foods can ruin the HCG diet.
Condiments such as mayonnaise are prohibited because it has a major impact to your weight loss. You cannot also use ketchup, cream, honey, and mustard. There is a specific list of condiments you can use during the HCG diet. Opt to go on natural flavor from plant-based sources.
The right condiments and spices for your HCG diet are:
- Apple cider vinegar
- Stevia to achieve the sweet taste
- Lemon or lime juice
- Bay leaf
- Cayenne pepper
- Celery salt
- Cumin seed
- Himalayan pink salt
- White pepper
You should be consistent with your weight loss by picking the right foods and condiments. Avoid sprinkling the wrong spices which can ruin your diet. Avoid condiments that contain hidden starches and oils such as garlic powder. Garlic powder contains modified corn starch that can cause a weight-loss stall. Also, avoid using McCormick, taco seasoning, and barbeque sauce.
How to pick the right condiments and spices for HCG diet?
- Check the package label; make sure that it has no sugar
- Look for natural seasoning to avoid chemicals that can slow down your progress
- Do not purchase pre-mixed spices and condiments. It’s because most of them have oil and starch
- Do not use spices that have sugar such as sweet and spicy sauce
- Be sure to consult the food list before shopping
Before you go shopping, make sure that you bring a grocery list or the HCG diet food list with you. It includes the specific items for condiments and spices that you can have during the HCG diet. Don’t buy any foods that are not allowed on the diet unless you want to gain back your weight. Do not forget to drink lots of water before and after eating. Water helps release toxins and food chemicals from your body.
Do condiments and spices cause weight gain?
The right condiments and spices for the HCG diet are low in calories. However, when you are using them in the wrong way, you might gain weight. Low-calories counts and when you have too much there is a tendency that it can slow down your weight loss. Measure your foods and condiments using the right tools when you are cooking. Make sure that you stick around 500 calories per day.
Condiments and spices will just improve the taste of your food during the HCG diet. Stop if there is a frequent occurrence of cravings and hunger. Take note that it is acceptable if you will not add spices or condiments to your food during the HCG diet. It’s because your weight loss does not depend on the spices and condiments you are using. You are losing weight because of the HCG.