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
Guide to 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.