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1/2 cups – Ice 1/2 cup – Water 1 – Lemon (juice only) 100g – Sliced Strawberries 2 tsp – Stevia …

Tips and guide on how to not cheat when eating out: Tips whiles on phase 2: We sometimes run into the …

Cheated-Now what?

May 20, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

So, you gave into temptation and cheated. It is not the end of the world, but can affect your weight loss …

Cooler temps, fewer daylight hours, and more time spent inside can all have a significant effect on when, how much, and …

4 cups cauliflower 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped (2 1/4 cups) 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1  can …

1 T coconut oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 lb shitake mushrooms …

1 big handful kale, spinach or baby spinach leaves, chopped (if using kale discard the tough stalks) 2 oranges, skin cut …

Immune Boosting Tonic

May 12, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

1 Cinnamon stick 1 Fresh turmeric root, roughly chopped 1 Fresh knob of ginger, roughly chopped 1 Lemon, juiced 1 Orange, …

The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which …

One of the most common signs of primary immunodeficiency is having infections that are more frequent, longer lasting or harder to …

How to Detox

May 5, 2019
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Detoxification — or detox — is a popular buzzword. It typically implies following a specific diet or using special products that …

When do we Detox

May 4, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Is your body screaming out for a detox?! Here are some signs: 1. You constantly feel fatigued, stressed and overwhelmed 2. …

Are you thinking about trying to detox but are unsure exactly what the benefits may be? When done correctly — that …

6 cups Cauliflower Florets 2 tablespoons Coconut oil, Divided Salt and Pepper 3 cups Sliced Mushrooms 2 teaspoons Minced Fresh Garlic …

2 cups brewed green tea, cooled 1 cucumber, roughly chopped 5-6 mint leaves 1/2 inch ginger knob, peeled and grated DIRECTIONS …

1 cup broccoli, cut into florets 3 celery roots, diced 1 onion, diced 1 parsnips, diced 1 parsley root, diced 1 …

I have always loved Thai and a variety of other Asian foods. This is one of my favorites. It is refreshing, …

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I can’t lose weight because my metabolism is slow?” Metabolism is a complex …

What’s really causing that weight gain and sluggish feeling? These hidden factors may surprise you. You have too much cortisol Your …

Cream of Chicken Soup

April 25, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a bowl of hot soup, especially on a cold or rainy day. This Cream of …

Although our amazing weight loss program helps you to reset your hypothalamus gland, which controls your metabolism here are a few …

There are a variety of ways a person can lose water weight quickly and naturally. We look at the most effective …

Yes, it is normal to gain weight during your period, you can gain as much as 2kg during your period. Let’s …

If you notice that your body is swelling at times, without a reasonable cause, it can simply be excess fluid due …

Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease. What kinds of health problems are linked to …

We all know that being overweight can plays a huge role in the factor of our health. As hard as it …

Congratulations to our most active member Karin Roos, she sent us more than 200 referals during the month of March and with this …

Our most active winner for the month of Febraury is none other than Kim Zara Govender-Mothiba, you definitely rocked the most this …

In highlight of sharing the love this Valentines Month we have decided to also have a 2nd and 3rd Valentine’s day …

Would like to congratulate our lucky couple who wonour Valentines day giveaway prize worth R6700.. Amanda Venessa Jugdeo Joash Jugdeo. I am sure …

Coconut Oil Mayonnaise Delicious HCG friendly mayo that you can have on the Phase 3 part of the HCG Diet System …

April 6, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND SPINACH Bake the Chicken: To bake the chicken, preheat your oven to 200 Degrees Celcius. Sprinkle …

Whether it’s the sneaky calories you didn’t realize you were getting, or the toxins in the packaging you never suspected, there …

Are you aware that you may have loose skin after the completion of your weight loss journey? You’ve done it. You …

EATING WITH AWARENESS

April 5, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Mindful eating can prevent overeating and help you build healthier eating habits. When we mindlessly eat: we eat on autopilot and …

The Worst Foods for Sleep

March 29, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

There are foods that promote sleep as mentioned in our previous article and then there are foods that rob you from …

Poor sleep pattern can also be one of the major causes of weight gain but there are are several other contributing …

SPANSPEK ICE LOLLIES

March 29, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup cold water 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons xylitol 500g (from 1 small melon) spanspek melon chunks 4 tablespoons …

Ham and Egg Cup

March 29, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

INGREDIENTS Cooking spray, for pan 1 slices ham 1 large eggs Salt Freshly ground black pepper Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish …

Certain foods calm your nervous system and trigger a sleep-inducing hormonal response, helping you rest better. The hormone we want to produce …

Drinking alcohol is a favorite past time for most people and is also a social thing too. Some studies suggest that …

Hidden Sugars that you didn’t know about in food. Are hidden sugar finding there way into your diet without you know …

Find yourself wanting to lose weight, yet giving in at the first sign of temptation? Do you do great until the …

Orange Spiced Tea

March 14, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

70 grams fresh apple chunks (sweeter apples make sweeter cider)3 short cinnamon sticks2.5 cups waterPowdered Stevia to taste INSTRUCTIONS Simmer water, apple chunks and cinnamon sticks for …

Shrimp Stuffed Tomato

March 14, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients 100 grams cooked shrimp1 large tomato½ lemon, freshly squeezed*1 tbsp parsley¼ tsp salt½ tsp pepper Instructions Place 100 grams of cooked shrimp in food processor. Pulse a few times to chop up …

Lemon Strawberry Soda

March 14, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients: 5 strawberries500ml sparking waterJuice of 1 lemon1 cup of crushed iceStevia to taste Directions: Remove stems from strawberries.Put ingredients in …

Chicken Bruschetta

March 14, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Craving a little taste of Italy? This Chicken Bruschetta is low on calories, but pack with flavour! It’s the perfect chicken …

Stawberry Sorbet

March 14, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients 1 cup sliced strawberries, frozen1 eggwhite5 drops of liquid stevia2 mint leaves Instructions Add the frozen strawberries, mint leaves and liquid stevia to a …

Can Men use HCG?

March 14, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

When most people think of diet plans, they usually think it is specifically aimed for women. However, our Hcg diet plan …

Whether you want to lose a few kilograms or just want to maintain a healthy weight, eating proper portions is as …

Caramel Apple Pie

March 8, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients 1 Apple1 tbsp Lemon Juice1 tbsp Hot Water1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar1 packet Stevia1 tsp Cinnamonpinch Nutmeg1 tbsp WaterEnglish Tofee Stevia to taste Instructions Slice apple into very …

HOW VISION BOARDS WORK Your mind responds strongly to a vision. When you surround yourself with images giving positive emotions and …

Setting your diet goals!

March 6, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Let be honest, it is not always easy to come to the decision that you need to lose weight, but it …

W Have you ever wondered what is the difference between butter and margarine? And which is really better for you. What …

Do you look at the amount of sugar some products contain when purchasing them on a daily basis? We all know …

Is it Natural to consume Dairy? A common argument against dairy is, “Is it natural to consume?” Not only are humans …

Broccoli Quiche

February 27, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients 1 Whole egg3 Egg whites1 Tablespoon Minced GarlicSaltBroccoliMushroomsOnion Instructions Dice onions and mushroom and fry in coconut oil until done. …

Healthy Beef Stew

February 27, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

H Ingredients 100g steak cut into chunks1 ½ cups beef broth1 ¼ cup celery, chopped2 tablespoons onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced¼ …

HCG Deviled Veggie Eggs

February 22, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

H Ingredients 8 Egg Whites2 egg yolks2 tbsp fat free plian yogurt2 tbsp minced Green pepper2 tbsp minced raw broccoli1/2 cup riced raw cauliflower1 tsp white vinegar3/4 tsp paprika1/2 tsp salt¼ tsp pepper2 tsp yellow mustard1/4 tsp paprika for garnish1 tsp minced chives for garnish …

The power of a journal is to help keep you accountable and make you more aware of where you are coming …

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

February 21, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

100g – Chicken or Extra Lean Ground Beef 3 – Big Cabbage Leaves 1 cup – Shredded Cabbage 1/8 tsp. – onion salt 1/8 tsp. …

Can meditation and mindfulness help you lose weight? By now, you’ve probably tried everything to shed the extra weight, from restricting …

Apple Pie Crumble

February 18, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

1 medium-sized apple (any variety)1 packet powdered stevia* (divided)ground cinnamon (divided)1 grissini breadstick (divided) Crust½ grissini breadstick½ packet powdered stevia*¼ tsp …

Spinach Basil Pesto Chicken

February 15, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Meat• 100 g Chicken breast, boneless skinlessProduce• 1 cup Baby spinach, fresh• 1 handful Basil, fresh• 3 Garlic cloves, fresh• 1 …

Mushroom sauce

January 24, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed Chopped/ Diced mushrooms Yoghurt – allowed …

Confidence. Some people are born with it, some have to work for it, and others do not know how to obtain it. …

10 Quotes for Motivation From Strong, Fierce Women We all need a boost now and then. That’s where inspiring quotes from these …

Our hair is such a huge part of our identities. You might remember the India Arie track featuring Akon, “I am not …

Eating too much salt and sugar can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, which can lead to more serious conditions …

HCG FRIENDLY MEAT RUB

January 10, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro 1 1/2 teaspoon spice blend 3/4 teaspoon chili powder Directions Rub into meat …

Phase 3 – Summer Sorbet

January 8, 2019
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients An ice crushing blender or a small food processor Your favourite summer fruits (frozen, or fresh bought and then diced and …

Chicken tikka skewers

December 21, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients: 2 lemons coconut oil 2 teaspoons Patak’s tikka masala spice paste 2 tablespoons natural plain yoghurt , plus extra to serve …

No one would have imagined years ago that we would be paying for water by the bottle. Drinking water straight from your …

Summery Lemonade

December 20, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Lemonade 1 c. water 1 T. fresh lemon juice 5 drops Clear stevia 15 drops Lemon stevia Stir in glass and add …

Constant hunger pangs can be a nightmare, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or commit to healthier eating habits. A fluctuating …

WHY TAKE A MULTIVITAMIN? YES, WE CAN GET A LOT OF NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD, ESPECIALLY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, BUT THE FACT IS …

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

December 11, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

100 g of chicken 2 1/2 cups cabbage, chopped 1 orange Zest of 1 orange 3 teaspoons green onion, minced 2 tablespoons …

Fruit Basket Dessert

December 4, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients: Oranges Strawberries Peaches Jello 250 ml boiling water 250 ml cold water Instructions: Cop fruits into squares and mix all fruits …

Many people believe that motivation is a magical quality that some people have and some people don’t. But there are easy techniques …

Study shows losing weight is easier with a diet partner There’s no doubt that the path to weight loss can be a …

Broccoli Strawberry Salad

October 29, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients: x2 Hard boiled eggs Broccoli Spring onions Strawberries Cucumber Instructions Boil broccoli for 1 min on max heat, and immediately put …

Curry Shrimp

October 25, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Curry Shrimp 100 g shrimp 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic paste (3-4 cloves, minced) 1/8 cup water 1/2 teaspoon curry powder …

THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE HCG VERY LOW CALORIE DIET CAN BE THE ABSOLUTE TOUGHEST DAYS YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE ON THE …

Ingredients 4 Cups – Apples (Peeled, Cored and Chopped) 1 Tablespoon – Lemon Juice 1 to 2 Tablespoons – Stevia 1 Teaspoon …

Stawberry Sunrise Smoothie

October 16, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie 5 large strawberries, rinsed Orange flavored Stevia, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional) 1 teaspoon fresh mint …

Breakfast Muffins

October 15, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Here is a quick and easy way to spice up your breakfast, and make it a bit more fun and a whole …

Asparagus: The Moody Veggie

October 10, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Health benefits of asparagus Yes, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. But once you’re past that, there are plenty of reasons …

Peachy Icy Slushies

October 8, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Summer slushies are the most amazing way to refresh yourself while being on our diet. And these slushies are made in no …

Weight can influence the amount of estrogen in your body. Most people know that their ovaries produce estrogen, however, a lot of …

Peach and Paw Paw Paradise

October 2, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Spice up your detox phase by not just eating plain fruits. Try making smoothies as meals, they are super tasty, for example …

Every year people make New Year’s resolutions to eat better, exercise, and lose weight. Most people quit trying in February or March …

Understand some of the reasons people stop dieting. One reason is convenience. Food that is unhealthy is much easier to find, easier …

Dressing for your body type after weight loss. Here is a few tips that I recently learned regarding dressing for your body …

A family birthday dinner on Sunday, a business event on Tuesday, a fundraiser on Friday – and you’re trying to diet. Don’t …

Sauteed Crab Salad

September 19, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Sautéed Crab Salad 100 g crab, in chunks 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons onion, chopped 1 tablespoon …

You need a scale to track your weight-loss progress. You may be tempted to weigh in every day, and studies show that’s …

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

September 10, 2018
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Posted by lana leonard

Ingredients Spinach Strawberries Mozzarella cheese Balsamic Vinegar Instructions Slice strawberries Drizzle balsamic vinegar onto spinach and toss well Mix slices strawberries into …

HCG Diet and Alcohol While on our HCG diet alcohol is prohibited. The reason being is because it will slow your loss …

Zucchini Fritters

November 17, 2017
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Posted by lana leonard

Zucchini Fritters Ingredients: 600g Zucchini, Grated 1tsp Salt 2 Eggs 70g Mozzarella Cheese, Grated 4 Melba Toast, Crushed ½tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 …

Curry Shrimp

August 21, 2017
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Posted by lana leonard

Curry Shrimp Ingredients: 100 g shrimp 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic paste (3-4 cloves, minced) 1/8 cup water 1/2 teaspoon curry …

Cajun Asparagus

August 21, 2017
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Posted by lana leonard

Cajun Asparagus Ingredients: 5 stems of asparagus 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 – 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon black …

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