The HCG diet plan consists of regular doses of the hormone HCG along with following a 500 calorie a day diet. The reason why only 500 calories are needed is because the body is already pulling at least 2000 calories from the body’s stored fat to use as energy. Since you are only consuming 500 calories on the HCG diet plan, there are certain foods that you need to avoid and certain foods that you need to eat. The foods that you are required to eat on the diet plan are the ones that will help restore your body back to its normal balance of burning fat.
The following is what Dr. Simeons recommended eating in the HCG diet protocol that he developed after extensive research on the hormone.
For breakfast, you need to keep only to black coffee (organic preferred) and several types of tea. The types of tea that you can have are organic green tea, organic Wu Long tea, organic chamomile tea, and Yerba Mate tea. You can have as much coffee and tea that you want as long as you do not add anything else into the drinks. Also, they should be made with pure water and not tap water.
Lunch and Dinner
For lunch and dinner there are certain proteins that you should eat. They include organic fed beef or veal, organic skinless chicken breast, and a couple different types of fish which are low in mercury.
Along with the protein, you can choose from a list of vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, and celery. Only one kind of vegetable should be eaten with a meal. Do not add any oil or fats to cook these vegetables, instead boil, grill, or steam them. Along with the vegetables, a small apple, small grapefruit, and a cup of strawberries can be eaten as long as they are organic.
Don’t eat the same exact meals for lunch and dinner the same day. So, if you chose to eat halibut and spinach for lunch, you would then have to pick a different protein source and vegetable for dinner. There are certain herbs and seasonings that you can use for your foods as well.
If you find that you are hungry during the day, you can have all the coffee and tea that you want throughout the day. You can also have as much water as you want and are encouraged to drink as much water as you like.
Although the HCG diet plan may not seem appealing, you are only on this phase of the diet for the first 21 to 26 days of the diet. After that phase, your metabolism is set back to normal and then you can eat what you want, when you want, as long as you eat organic and avoid processed food.