What to Eat on hCG Diet

Mrunmayi Deo Feb 8, 2019
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If you are planning to go for the hCG diet, read on to know what to eat on hCG diet and what foods to avoid.
Much is being said, written, and commented about the hCG diet for its effectiveness, whether it is safe, side effects and the dangers. If you check properly, it has been one of the most controversial diets till now. One aspect you can't avoid or overlook is the food, which need to be discussed before going through this particular weight loss program.
hCG is basically a hard diet, wherein there are lot of restrictions as far as food is concerned. It is actually known as the human chorionic gonadotropin, and it is a hormone, which has to be injected as a supplement. For the diet to actually work and show positive results, one has to be dedicated.
Basically, it is a very low calorie diet plan, wherein there are 2 phases of 21 days each. The first phase is the toughest, because the calories allowed are only up to 500; and 1000 calories are allowed in the second one, and it seems simpler in comparison to the previous.
However, both the phases should consist of low calorie foods only, and fats or starch should be totally excluded. Take a look into the foods you can eat when on the hCG diet.
✦ To start with, the diet plan should consist of smaller meals per day instead of very heavy lunch and dinner.
✦ For breakfast, drink different kinds of tea (organic green tea, organic Wu Long tea, organic chamomile tea, and Yerba Mate tea) or coffee. Other common foods like sandwiches or pasta are out of question, since it would make up to several calories which is not recommended.
✦ Lunch and dinner should consist of equal portions of a vegetable and animal protein. Opt for:
  • Animal Proteins (boiled/grilled) ~ organic beef, organic skinless chicken breast, veal, lean beef, fresh white fish, crab, lobster, or shrimp.
  • Vegetables (boiled or grilled) ~ tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, celery, spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, fennel, onions, red radishes, asparagus.
✦ You can have an apple or a grapefruit or a few strawberries. Alternatively, you can have tea and coffee throughout the day.
✦ The bottom line is, the foods you can eat should come up to 500 calories only and should not exceed in any case for the initial 21 days.
✦ In the latter phase, you can increase the protein and vegetable portion to twice of what you were consuming, or else, you could make some variations in the menu. This would be fine, since by that time, your body would have accustomed well to the diet.
This is the way to go about the hCG diet. It is definitely challenging, however, once your body gets used to it, there won't be any problem as such. Any which ways, go for it after a recommendation from your doctor.
Disclaimer: This is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.