Before we go to what to eat on the HCG diet let’s talk about drinks first. Water is very important part of your daily diet and you should drink it about two liters per day. You can also have a tea or coffee with meals but do not use any sugar to sweet it. Some people use Stevia as a substitute of sugar when HCG dieting. You are also allowed to drink one tablespoonful of milk a day.
HCG diet menu is about vegetables, meat and some other low-calorie foods. If you want to see the best results from your diet we recommend you to stick with the 500 calories per day pace. Here are some of the foods you can start eating.
Remember: before starting HCG diet you should acquire HCG injection shots or drops for oral treatment. Another of those is needed in order to succeed with this type of diet.
Vegetables for the HCG diet menu
It is of course widely known that vegetables are very low-calorie food which you can eat in every diet on Earth. There are some exceptions but here is a list of those you can put in your HCG diet menu. The top-5 most low-calorie vegetables are bolded.
The green vegetables and their calorie amount per 3,5 ounces (1oog)
- broccoli (34 calories)
- aurugula (25 calories)
- zucchini (16 calories)
- bok choy (12 calories)
- turnip greens (41 calories)
- watercress (11 calories)
- winter squash (34 calories)
- spinach (20 calories)
- chard (19 calories)
- chicory (17 calories)
- beet-greens (22 calories)
- green salads (20 calories)
- celery (15 calories)
- fennel (31 calories)
- cucumbers (12 calories)
- asparagus (3 calories)
- cabbage (24 calories)
- okra (31 calories)
- parsley (36 calories)
- peppers (27-40 calories)
- mustard greens (26 calories)
- sauerkraut (19 calories)
- snow peas (36 calories)
- brussels sprouts (43 calories)
- capers (23 calories)
- chives (30 calories)
- endive (17 calories)
- green beans (31 calories)
- kale greens (30 calories)
- leeks (61 calories)
The colored vegetables and their calorie amount per 3,5 ounces (100g)
- tomatoes (20 calories)
- red radishes (12 calories)
- cauliflower (22 calories)
- hearts of palm (28 calories)
- yellow squash (20 calories)
(Source of calorie amounts: http://www.calobonga.com/)
Dr. Simeons, who invented the HCG diet, has a protocol for what and when to eat during the diet. The protocol says that you should eat veggies on lunch and dinner while having meat too. Quick note: if you use oils or dressing on the salads you will get fat which DOES NOT help with the diet.
For the best results for weight loss we encourage you to weigh everything you eat. That’s the way you can track your amount of daily calories. We remind you again that when you are able to stick with 500 calories/day diet you will see a huge change.
Fruits for the HCG diet menu
Fruits are included in Dr. Simeons’ protocol. Here are the fruits you can enjoy:
- Pink California Grapefruit (92 calories)
- Pink Florida Grapefruit (74 calories)
- Apple (medium size) (72 calories)
- Florida Orange (65 calories)
- Navel Orange (69 calories)
- Strawberries (20 medium size) (80 calories)
Meats for the HCG diet menu
Meat is the great source of protein and it is essential to eat everyday 7 ounces (200g) of it. It’s preferred to NOT to combine the meals. You should split it to lunch (3,5 ounces/100g) and dinner (3,5 ounces/100g).
If sometimes you get bored with meat you can occasionally replace it with boiled one whole egg and three egg whites.
Here are the meats to add to your menu (calories per 3,5 ounces/100g):
- Lean Ground Beef (150 calories)
- Top Round Steak (166 calories)
- Sirloin Tip Steak (130 calories)
- Veal (110 calories)
- Veal Chop (110 calories)
- Cube Steak (160 calories)
- Chicken Breast (79 calories)
- Turkey Breast (104 calories)
- Shrimps (106 calories)
And here are some seafood you can add also:
- Cod (83 calories)
- Crab Meat (100 calories)
- Flounder (90 calories)
- Haddock (88 calories)
- Halibut (110 calories)
- Lobster (98 calories)
- Red Snapper (110 calories)
- Shrimp (110 calories)
- Tilapia (94 calories)
- Lemon Sole (116 calories)
- Monk Fish (96 calories)
- Whiting (87 calories)
Before cooking it’s recommended that you remove the visible fat first so you won’t receive any extra fat. Remember to also weigh your meat or seafood so you can keep tracking your consuming of calories.
Can I get enough fiber?
Yes, you can have some fiber from your vegetables, but many of us can’t eat them enough because they are a bit boring. Why you should maybe add more fiber to your menu? Because it’s benefits are for example: lowers the risk of diabetes, lowers the risk of heart disease and it promotes digestive health.
Luckily there is a new possibility(and maybe more tasteful?) to add fiber to your diet menu.
Miracle noodles can be the fiber solution for you. These noodles does not include any fat, sugar, starch, carbs, protein and calories and it’s wheat and gluten free. They give you the benefit to add more fibers to your diet without adding more calories.
With weight loss it helps you to slow digestion and you will feel full. That’s why you will easily minimize snacking and all other bad habits which could bring more calories.
In HCG diet you are able to replace one meal with Miracle Noodles.
If you really want to try Miracle Noodles you can found tasteful recipes from here.