The only Oil allowed on program: MCT MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are a type of fat that is more easily digested and more rapidly metabolized for energy than other types of fats. MCT’s are naturally-occurring in coconut and palm kernel oils. You will see this oil listed in many of the recipes. This oil is a favorite among athletics alike and is well known among body builders. The MCT oil can be used in recipes for cooking (low temperatures) and as a salad dressing; use it wisely. Like all oils follow the directions precisely. Recommended use 1-2 tbsp per day.
Stevia This is a natural sweetener and gaining ground as a favorite because of its sweetness and natural favor. You will see this listed in most of the recipes. Stevia comes from a sweet leaf in the Amazon. I have personally eaten it in my travels. It is very sweet. You can purchase Stevia at most food stores or online. Stay away from the brand “Truvia”. Do not substitute with Splenda. Splenda, Sweet n Low, etc are very toxic and extremely contraindicated for the Hcg hormone. For more tips call 1-800-4stevia.
Herbs See the SPICE GUIDE for a more descriptive use of herbs. Use herbs liberally in the recipes. Besides adding taste and flavor to about any recipe they may even add some health benefit. Use fresh herbs as much as possible.
Hot peppers Just about any type of (NON PICKLED) hot pepper can be
used in the recipes depending on your likes and taste. Some hot pepper sauces apply as well. Again, watch for sodium induced products.
Lemons You may have juice of a whole lemon daily on this diet protocol.
Sea Salt Table salt vs. sea salt, which is better?
Sea salt is unrefined salt derived directly from a living ocean or sea. It is harvested through channeling ocean water into large clay trays and allowing the sun and wind to evaporate it naturally. Sea salt is healthier and more flavorful that traditional table salt.Manufacturers of sea salt typically do not refine sea salt as much as other kinds of salt, so it still contains traces of other minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and iodine.