The cooking method you can do during the HCG diet must be oil-free. Cooking oil contains bad fats that can cause weight gain. It can also interfere with the work of HCG in burning body fats. The method of cooking you can do on the HCG diet is boiling, grilling, and steaming.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is a modern kitchen appliance that can cook your food using the circulating hot air. This is through the convection mechanism. Convection is a heat transfer occurring because of bulk motion. The air-fryer is a downsized version of an oven. The mechanical fan of the air fryer circulates the hot air around the food at high speed. It will cook your food and achieve a crispy layer as if it is fried in oil.
Can you use an air fryer during the HCG diet?
You can use the air fryer in cooking your foods for the HCG diet. Make sure that you are not adding too much cooking oils to the food. This method is better than submerging your foods in the oil. Avoid using butter and unhealthy cooking oils when you use an air fryer. As much as possible you have to use coconut oil in the smallest amount if you wish to add some to your food.
Spread a small amount of coconut oil on your food. Make sure that you are not soaking them. Use a thin layer only and allow the food to cook through the heat of the air-fryer. Through this, your food will turn brown as if it undergoes deep frying. You can also achieve the desired texture of foods. One of the benefits of using this appliance is you reduces the use of oil up to 90%.
Is air fried foods healthy for your VLCD?
As the texture and method of cooking it is healthier than the traditional way. However, you have to use a small amount of oil only or as much as possible to use nothing. You can only use 1 to 2 tablespoon of coconut oil to coat your food. If you stick to eating vegetables and other HCG approved foods you are on track to being healthy. As long as you consume 500 calories per day you are safe from weight loss fails.
The HCG diet-approved foods you can cook in the air fryer
You can use the air fryer when you cook lean meats such as chicken, beef, shrimp, and fish. Most of the HCG diet approved meats does not need oil. You can put them in the air fryer right away without using oils. Stick to natural seasonings and spices that are HCG diet approved. You can also enjoy an air-fried vegetable such as broccoli.
Avoid using artificial seasonings when you follow this cooking method. Take note that the HCG diet is not about how you cook your foods. It is all about the benefits of foods in your body during weight loss. Stop using this method when you feel uncomfortable or when there are occurrences of hunger and cravings.