May 15th, 2009, 03:32 PM #1
When I ordered the HCG, I also ordered the book that came with it. It's a very good book but I let my lieutenant take it home to read. In that book it said that for the meals we can have 2 cups of vegetables (that's 2 cups before the veggie is cooked). I have a pdf file that basically has the same info as the book but I just pulled it up and it didn't specify the amount of vegetable per meal. Anyone know the amount ?
May 15th, 2009, 03:37 PM #2
My doctor's book has two cups of veggies except tomatoes, onions, Fennel and Chicory greens - all are 1 cup except Fennel is 1.5 cups. It lists the calories associated with these servings so I assume that is why these are lower amounts.
May 15th, 2009, 03:42 PM #3
hc...a great...just great...i had a wonderful time eating 2 cups of the little cherry tomatoes for lunch today. i didn't eat anything else though..so, i should be okay huh ?
anyway...i found a website that broke down the calorie amount for each veggie. the way the diet is broken down on that site is easy. i could've saved my money when i bought the book bhttp://truemd.com/blog/2009/04/the-hcg-true-diet-food-guide/.
May 15th, 2009, 03:45 PM #4
I did not do it that way...I weighted out everything. I would have 15 oz = 15 calories of celery for one meal....do you know how much that is? A plate full!
May 15th, 2009, 04:05 PM #5
Here is a cut & paste from a great site regarding HCG diet: http://www.hcginfoonline.com/Tips%20and%20Tricks.htm#500/VLCD_Calorie_Diet_Tips0
Typical weights of vegetables to be used in a serving at either lunch or dinner are around: 7 ounces of cabbage, 4-5 ounces of spinach, 12-15 ounces of tomatoes, 6 ounces of asparagus, 8-10 ounces of cucumbers. Typical weight of strawberries (to equate a handful) is between 4-5 ounces or 50-75 grams.
Lots of good info on that site!
May 15th, 2009, 04:09 PM #6
newslim.....wow...that's a lot more than the other sites have for veggies. did this work for you ? stupid question i guess considering your screen name
May 15th, 2009, 04:17 PM #7
newslim...i am checking out the site that you suggested...it's AWESOME..thank you so very much.
May 15th, 2009, 04:22 PM #8
I am SO happy! I'm near the end of Round 1, lost 25 and my old - have not been worn forever - clothes feel FABULOUS! I was very careful about the protein weights, exact on fruits, gave up the bread when I heard it was most likely slowing me down and sure enough - did great. I was more concerned about the calorie count of the remaining vegies and bringing my total calorie count to just under 500 / day than measuring them.
This is the best diet I've ever been on - it actually works! And - I am not suffering!
Anyone else tried the Miracle Noodles? Fantastic - helps to add a little bulk to the meal and increase the fiber, just had my first meal with them tonight - Yummy! go to www.miraclenoodle.com if you're curious.
May 15th, 2009, 07:15 PM #9
CJ...yes I do...I am an officer in Florence
May 15th, 2009, 07:18 PM #10
newslim....i'd like to try to noodle thingies but i'm not sure that i can do that with only being in phase I. whatch think ?
by the way...anyone have a nice spaghetti sauce recipe within our allowed items ?