What can I eat on the HCG Diet?
Eating only 500 calories a day might seem difficult to maintain. And having limitations on what you can eat to make up those 500 calories can seem nearly impossible. Planning and being clear on what you can have is key. Consider having just coffee or tea for breakfast and concentrate on getting much of your nourishment during lunch and dinner. You can also prep some of the meals at the beginning of the week if you don’t think you’ll have time to cook and plan during the week.
Below is the list of foods that you can have on the HCG low-calorie diet without ever worrying about feeling hungry.
Fruits you can have
Proteins you can have
- White Fish
- Extra Lean Beef
- 3 Egg Whites
Vegetables you can have
- Beet Greens
- Green Salad
- Mixed Greens
- Red Radishes
Beverages & Extras
- Tea, Coffee, Water
- Spices & Dried Herbs
- Grissini or Melba Toast
One of the best things you can do on the HCG Diet Protocol is to drink lots of water and use lots of salt.
Yes, I said salt. Not the nasty, over-processed, silicon-laden stuff that likely sits on your table right now. I mean natural salts that will add precious minerals back into your system and help it to function properly. Good salts, like Himalayan Pink Salt.
Mineral salts are great on the HCG Diet. They transport precious minerals to the body, give your food amazing flavor (WITHOUT adding calories!), and can be used to make you thirsty…so you’ll drink more water…which is always good. 🙂
Yes, I said SAUCE!
Ok, it’s not gravy-type sauce, but it is yummy flavor for your chlicken. Here’s what to do:
-Cut your chicken breast into cubes. (Remember to weight your chicken before starting. 100g if you’re following Dr. Simeons Protocol)
-In a medium saucepan, add the following:
-1/4 cup water
-2tbs (ish) Vinegar (Pick your favorite – I like white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar for this)
-1 packet PureVia or Truvia (if you use them), or a pinch of pure Stevia. (I use just a little bit on the end of a teaspoon.)
-Salt & Pepper to taste.
Cover. Cook over medium heat until chicken is cooked through. Stir occasionally. Remove lid, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook uncovered until almost all of the liquid has evaporated. STAY WITH IT! This dish will go from delicious to disaster in seconds.
Once the water has almost completely evaporated, let it cook a little longer (30 seconds or so) until the liquid looks thick and coats the chicken. Serve Immediately.
This recipe can also be done with beef. Just use balsamic vinegar for the lighter vinegars.
Feel free to add different spices and seasionings to make the dish your own!
Now is the time that most people are thinking about shedding those extra pounds they packed on during hte cold windter months and holidays. You can not hide underneath all that clothing now that the spring and summer months are here. So, why not get healthy and check out Dr. Simeons’ HCG Diet Protocol?
To help you with your diet, we’ve added a link for a HCG Cookbook. It is a great way to excite your tastebuds while you lose weight!
One of the first questions people ask when hearing about using HCG for weight loss is, “How much weight will I lose if I follow the hCG diet?”
It’s been reported that most people who follow the HCG diet have an average weight loss of between 1 to 2 lbs a day. It’s so motivational to see the weight “fall” off so quickly!
Often times, faster weight loss will come about when adding/increasing water and sea salt intake. The water will flush toxins out of your system, and the sea salt will add valuable minerals to your diet.
With the HCG weight loss diet only allowing a very low calorie diet, what you eat is extremely important. Not sure where to start? We recommend the HCG Diet Cookbook – this is a great starting point!