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
In “Pounds and Inches,” Dr. Simeons directed dieters to stay away from creams and lotions during the 500-calorie part of the HCG Diet, because of the oils and fats they use as a base.
Many people ask: “What lotion should I use during Phase 2 of my HCG Protocol?”
A good alternative for these lotions is Aloe Vera, straight from the plant. I keep a plant in the kitchen in case of burns. If my hands get too dry during Phase 2, I’ll cut a small piece off the plant and squeeze out the juicy center. Then I rub the juice into my hands until it dissapears.
No, it’s not sticky – if you rub in the juice until it’s gone. My hands are really soft after using it! 🙂
Do you have any suggestions for Phase 2 beauty products? Leave your suggestions in the comments below. 🙂
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!