So here you are, ready to go for an HCG diet plan. Wonderful! Hopefully, you are perfectly aware that you will still have to eat, even if the HCG diet will bring massive changes in your eating habits. But what to eat in order to make sure your weight loss plans will not be compromised?
If you feel a bit lost, here are a few tips on what your HCG diet menu should include; important things to note in any HCG diet plan:
Eating organic: the healthiest, purest food for your body. Where to shop: health food stores, farmer’s markets, and grocery stores that provide fresh, organic, and/or kosher produce; online grocery delivery is also an option Supplements to take: vary plan to plan, but vitamin B12 is very important to take while on the HCG diet, and can be found at health food stores, drug stores, vitamin shops and grocery stores with a pharmacy.
Dr. Simeons Diet Protocol
This is the most traditional HCG diet plan. 500 calories per day. Tea or coffee without sugar, 1 tbsp milk per 24 hours. Lunch and dinner in this plan consists 100 grams of beef, veal, chicken breast, white fish, crab or shrimp; one vegetable from the choice of spinach, asparagus, chard, chicory, beet greens, green salad, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cabbage, or cucumbers; one Grissino breadstick or Melba toast; an apple, orange, half a grapefruit, or one handful of grapes.
Kevin Trudeau’s diet plan
This diet plan consists of three phases. The first phase involves a preparation period, during which you will have to get used to drink plenty of liquids (not Coke and sweetened juice, just water and tea will be fine!) and walk (or exercise why not…) for at least one hour a day. HCG diet supplements are highly recommended. However, no fruits are allowed.
During the first three days of the second phase, you can eat everything your heart desires. This will be followed up by 26 to 46 days (depending on the amount of weight you wish to lose) of 500 calories per day meals. Some fruits are allowed: apples, oranges, strawberries, grapefruit. If you survive the second phase, you will be allowed to adjust your menu and calorie intake during the third phase (carefully, though!).
Fast food and high fat meals remain strictly prohibited. Refreshments are allowed, but should be consumed rationally and in small quantities. Moreover, you should avoid mangos, bananas, plantains, as well as dried or canned fruits. The fourth phase of Kevin Trudeau’s HCG diet plan involves the dieter’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle and eating habits. It should last for a lifetime… theoretically…
Dark chocolate? Yes, sir!
As you might have already known, dark chocolate has a lot of beneficial properties you can take advantage of during the HCG diet. As it does not contain all the sugar that milk chocolate is made with, it only contains 20 calories per piece.
Eating dark chocolate also triggers a slower metabolism (due to the low sugar and milk content), and therefore several pieces would be more than enough for you to feel satiated. This is why chocolate diets have become more and more popular during the past few years. Celebrities praise them as well!
And did you know most online HCG sellers even offer free dark chocolate as a bonus for their customers? So stop worrying: even with 500 calories a day, any HCG diet plan will make you feel stuffed!