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    What to Eat on the HCG Diet Plan

    About HCG Diet Foods & hCG Diet Menu Options

    Dozens of new hCG Diet Plans call for “special hCG Diet menus” and this can certainly be confusing.  We’ve compiled a special section here addressing hCG Diet Foods and Eating to simplify your protocol.  Read on to learn more about:

    hCG diet menus and protocols
    The Original 500 calorie VLCD
    Eating organic on the hCG Diet
    Where to shop for organic foods
    HCG Diet Recipes

    HCG Diet Plan Food Menus and Protocols

    The Original Dr. Simeons hCG Diet Protocol: 500 calorie foods list

    Dr. Simeons protocol is an important read for anyone following the hCG Diet, regardless of which specific plan they are following.  All HCG Diets are based on the foundations of his theories, initially outlined in his manuscript, Pounds and Inches, A Guide to Weight Loss.  His protocol includes a 500 calorie a day diet, or VLCD – very low calorie diet, which we have created an overview for you here:
    The original 500 calorie hCG diet foods list & menu by Dr. Simeons

    See the original 500 Calorie Food Menu here.

    hCG Diet Foods for Kevin Trudeau’s hCG Diet Protocol

    Trudeau’s hCG Diet is based on the Dr. Simeons protocol but modified according to modern health developments resulting in a slightly different, four phase diet plan.

    Kevin Trudeau’s hCG Diet Plan Phase 1:
    The first phase of this hCG Diet protocol is the preparatory period and includes instructions such as, increased daily water intake, walking for at least one hour a day, going through a body cleanse by using recommended hcg diet supplements and eating apples and breadfruit everyday.  A more detailed outline of phase 1 of the hCG Diet can be found here.

    Kevin Trudeau’s hCG Diet Plan Phase 2:
    Phase 2 begins with 3 days of the dieter actually increasing their food intake and eating just about anything and everything they can possibly put in their stomachs, in an effort to increase energy throughout the next several weeks.  After the initial 3 day gorge, the 500 calorie diet (also known as the VLCD – very low calorie diet) is put into place.  Similar to Dr. Simeons hCG Diet Menu, Kevin Trudeau’s protocol does not differ much but does have some specific modifications and supplement additions.  Kevin Trudeau’s hCG diet also includes additional food choices compared to Dr. Simeons original menu.  Phase 2 of the hCG Diet lasts for 26 to 46 days, depending on the amount of weight the dieter has to lose.

    Kevin Trudeau’s hCG Diet Plan Phase 3:
    Phase 3 of KT’s hCG Diet requires three weeks.  At this point, the dieter can adjust their menu to eat normal, healthy foods as long as they do not contain sugars, artificial sweeteners.  Strictly prohibited on this diet menu are: no fast foods, no trans-fats, limited cold drinks.

    Kevin Trudeau’s hCG Diet Plan Phase 4:
    Phase 4 of the hCG Diet:  this phase is what has grown to be known as the post hCG Diet maintenance phase.  The dieter has successfully reached their hCG Diet goal and continues with a new lifestyle complete with healthy eating habits, a new relationship with food, and certain lifestyle changes including an exercise regimen.

    Other hCG Diet Food Menus

    A number of hCG Diet Clinics and physicians specializing in the hCG Diet have come up with their own variations of the hCG Diet Plan foods.  Many follow the 500 calorie a day diet.  Others increase the calorie intake to 800 calories a day, or 1200.  We have seen hCG Dieters succeed with all of these plans, at varying levels of average weight loss.  Talk with your hCG Diet Doctor or medical specialist before starting your own hCG diet plan and ask questions regarding foods and menu options and which protocol they will be advising.  If you have concerns, or wish to adjust the diet menu, ask their thoughts on this and proceed with their guidance.

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    In 2002, a friend introduced me to the Hcg Diet because it worked for her. Little did I know, that would change my life forever: Months later, I was nearly 90 lbs lighter and I have kept the weight off. My HCG Diet journey led me to start the first HCG Diet site on the web... that has now had over 100 million readers and has helped countless people to lose the weight for good. It is 2016 now. I have had a baby, and I am ready to lose the post-pregnancy weight using the HCG Diet once again. It's what I know works.

    4 Comments

    1. Good afternoon,

      This is my first day on Phase 2, I ordered my injections from New Edge.and my goal is goal is 20 pounds. I will log back in after a couple of days.

    2. im 14 days in and have lost 8.4 lbs. im being super careful of cheats. soooo frustrating. im going to switch to taking the shot at night because im so unmodivated and tired. hope it helps.

    3. Hello Molly,

      You know, that’s not actually a bad weight loss rate- it’s over half a pound a day! I know it’s not as much as many people lose on the diet, but it is still a really great loss rate if you think about it. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can try a few things- 1. Make sure you are drinking at least half of your body weight in oz’s of water every day. This is so commonly overlooked but it makes a HUGE difference in losses. Also, if you aren’t already, you can add a mile of walking every day. Lastly, you may want to consider getting a Fitbook on Amazon. I have used these for years and they are so handy for discovering those pesky little factors that are causing issues. You can calculate your calories and make sure you really are reaching 500. Double-check ingredients and make sure there are no hidden sugars anywhere. etc etc. Best of all, you can identify which days you are losing the best and create a routine to repeat that success. This last tip is huge for me- once you have found a “routine” that works, you just keep going back to that day after day!

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