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  • HCG Diet Food List

    Food lists for the HCG diet plan, phase 2 (weight loss phase.) We have included both the original HCG Diet Food List as well as the 500 calorie menu initially published in Doctor Simeons protocol.  In addition, we have listed the extended list for the NEW HCG Diet Plan.

    HCG Diet Food Lists Included on this page:

    • The Original HCG Diet Food List
    • The Dr Oz HCG Diet Food List
    • The EXPANDED HCG Diet Food List

    1. HCG Diet Food List – The Original 500 Calorie VLCD Diet

    This is the original 1950’s HCG Diet food list as published in Dr. Simeons Protocol.  For a complete overview of the food list and menu, read: The original hCG Diet Food List: 500 Calorie Menu from Dr Simeons Protocol.  For the more modern, NEW HCG Diet Food List, skip down to the next section.

    Beverages and Sweeteners Allowed on the Original HCG Diet

    • Tea
    • Coffee
    • Tbs milk
    • Saccharin
    • Stevia

    Protein Foods Allowed on the hCG Diet:  100 grams of one of the following at lunch and again at dinner:

    • veal
    • beef
    • chicken breast
    • fresh white fish
    • lobster
    • crab
    • shrimp

    Vegetable Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet:  One type of vegetable at lunch and one at dinner:

    • spinach
    • chard
    • chicory
    • beet-greens
    • green salad
    • tomatoes
    • celery
    • fennel
    • onions
    • red radishes
    • cucumbers
    • asparagus
    • cabbage
    • 1 breadstick (grissino) or one melba toast

    Fruits Allowed on the HCG Diet:  Option of one at lunch and one at dinner:

    • 1 apple
    • 1 orange
    • 1 handful of strawberries
    • 1/2 grapefruit

     


    2. The NEW HCG DIET FOODS LIST

    This is the NEW HCG Diet Food List, as referred to by Dr. Oz and countless doctors.  Do note that your particular Doctor may have a variation of this food list described for your protocol, and may vary slightly from this list.

    Vegetable Foods Allowed

    • Any kind of lettuce, spinach, beet greens, chard, cabbage
    • Onions
    • Tomatoes
    • Fennel
    • Cucumber
    • Radishes
    • Celery
    • Asparagus

    Proteins Allowed

    • White Fish (no salmon, etc)
    • Lobster
    • Crab
    • Shrimp
    • Extra lean beef (96% lean ground beef including pot roast)

    Fruits Allowed

    • Apples
    • Blueberries
    • Blackberries
    • Strawberries
    • Lemons

    Breads Allowed

    • Melba Toast

    Drinks & Other

    • Herbal Tea (sugar free)
    • Bottled water
    • Sugarless Gum

    Sweeteners

    • Stevia

    Condiments Allowed

    • Braggs Liquid Amino (healthy soy sauce variation)
    • Mustard
    • Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Any natural herb or spice including salt, pepper, and garlic

     


     

    3.  The EXPANDED HCG Diet Food List Including Weights and Calories

    (Read More Here: Expanded Foods List)

     

    Per meal food allowances:  *The actual food consumption consists of lunch and dinner (no breakfast) and the following items per meal:

    • 3.5 ounces of selected lean meats (see below)
    • 3.5 ounces of selected vegetables (see below)
    • 1 Grissini Breadstick or Melba Toast
    • Selected fruit (see below)
    • You are encouraged to drink lots of water and you can drink all the coffee and tea you want as well as moderate levels of 0 calorie diet sodas.

     

    The Allowable Foods List for the HCG Diet

    Fish Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet (avg 98 calories)

    • Cod (3.5 oz) – 83 calories
    • Crab Meat (3.5 oz) – 100 calories
    • Flounder (3.5 oz) – 90 calories
    • Haddock (3.5 oz) – 88 calories
    • Halibut (3.5 oz) – 110 calories
    • Lobster (3.5 oz) – 98 calories
    • Red Snapper (3.5 oz) – 110 calories
    • Shrimp (3.5 oz) – 110 calories
    • Tilapia (3.5 oz) – 94 calories

     

    White Fish Allowed on the HCG Diet

    • Ayr
    • Cat Fish
    • Cod
    • Coley
    • Dover Sole
    • Flounder
    • Flying Fish
    • Haddock
    • Hake
    • Halibut
    • Hoki
    • John Dory
    • Kalabasu
    • Lemon Sole
    • Ling
    • Monk Fish
    • Parrot Fish
    • Plaice
    • Pollack
    • Pomfret
    • Red & Grey Mullet
    • Red Fish
    • Red Snapper
    • Rock Salmon/Dogfish
    • Rohu
    • Sea Bass
    • Sea Bream
    • Shark
    • Skate
    • Tilapia Turbot
    • Whiting

     

    Very Lean Beef Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet (avg 152 calories)

    • 93/7 Lean Ground Beef (3.5 oz) – 150 calories
    • Cube Steak (3.5 oz) – 160 calories
    • Sirloin Tip Side Steaks (3.5 oz) – 130 calories
    • Top Round Steak (3.5 oz) – 166 calories
    • Tri-Tip Steak (3.5 oz) – 154 calories

     

    Chicken Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet

    • Chicken Breast (3.5 oz) – 87 calories

     

    Veal Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet (avg 114 calories)

    • Veal, sirloin (3.5 oz) – 110 calories
    • Veal, loin chop (3.5 oz) – 117 calories

     

    Vegetable Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet (avg 18.8 cal)

    • Asparagus (3.5 oz) – 20 calories
    • Asparagus (2″ tip) – 1 calories
    • Asparagus (small spear) – 2 calories
    • Asparagus (medium spear) – 3 calories
    • Asparagus (large spear) – 4 calories
    • Broccoli (3.5 oz) – 34 calories
    • Broccoli (1 cup – 88g) – 30 calories
    • Broccoli (5″ spear – 31 g) – 11 calories
    • Celery (3.5 oz) – 15 cal
    • Celery (medium stalk) – 6 calories
    • Cabbage (3.5 oz) – 24 calories
    • Cabbage (1 cup shredded) – 17 calories
    • Cauliflower (3.5 oz) – 22 calories
    • Cauliflower (1 cup) – 28 calories
    • Cauliflower (3 flowerets) – 12 calories
    • Cucumber (3.5 oz) – 12 calories
    • Cucumber (small) – 19 calories
    • Cucumber (medium) – 24 calories
    • Cucumber (large) – 34 calories
    • Cucumber (English long) – 60 calories
    • Lettuce, all varieties (3.5 oz) – 20 calories
    • Lettuce, all varieties (1 cup) – 8 calories
    • Lettuce, all varieties (small head) – 32 calories
    • Red Radishes (3.5 oz) – 12 calories
    • Red Radishes (one medium) – 1 calories
    • Spinach, raw (3.5 oz) – 20 calories
    • Spinach, raw (1 cup) – 7 calories
    • Spinach, frozen (3.5 oz) – 23 calories
    • Spinach, frozen (1 cup) – 41 calories
    • Spinach, cooked (3.5 oz) – 31 calories
    • Spinach, cooked (1 cup) – 48 calories
    • Tomato (3.5 oz) – 20 calories
    • Tomato (cherry) – 3 calories
    • Tomato (plumb) – 11 calories
    • Tomato (small) – 16 calories
    • Tomato (medium) – 22 calories
    • Tomato (large) – 33 calories

    Fruit Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet

    • Apple (small) – 55 calories
    • Apple (medium) – 72 calories
    • Apple (large) – 110 calories
    • Orange (navel) – 69 calories
    • Orange (Florida) – 65 calories
    • Orange (California) – 59 calories
    • Strawberries, 12 large – 72 calories
    • Strawberries, 20 medium – 80 calories
    • Pink Grapefruit (California) – 92 calories
    • Pink Grapefruit (Florida) – 74 calories

    Bread Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet

    • Grissini Breadstick (3 g) – 12 calories
    • Melba Toast (3 gram) – 12 calories
    • Melba Toast (5 gram) – 20 calories

     

    Keep in mind that the above HCG Diet Food list calorie counts on meats and vegetables do not include any sauces, salad dressing or butter. You are in fact encouraged not to use sauces such as barbecue sauce, A-1 Steak Sauce, etc., on meats nor any salad dressings on salads or butter on vegetables.  The only exception to this would be homemade HCG Diet recipes that include only allowed ingredients.

    Related:  HCG Diet Fiber Foods List

    From HDI’s Ye Old Archives:

    HCG Diet Food List for Phase 2 (P2)

    This is a list of hCG Diet Foods for Phase 2. Read Dr. Simeons manuscript if you are even in doubt as to what to eat while on Phase 2.  Some foods are added because they are fiber foods and have 0 calories or do not impact the hCG diet in a negative way.

    If you ever find a food item causing you issues or not agreeing with you, then do not eat it.

    There is also a suggested list of  Phase 1 Foods and Phase 3 Foods to help you with food choices and to make the hCG diet easier for you to do.

    Filler Foods

    Miracle Noodles
    Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth and or Beef Broth.
    Sugar Free Jello

    Meats

    Beef 3.5 ounces/100 grams
    Lean Ground Beef 97/3 = 150 calories
    Cube Steak = 160 calories
    Sirloin Tip Steak = 130 calories
    Top Round Steak = 166 calories
    Veal = 110 calories
    Veal Chop = 117 calories

    Fowl

    Fowl 3.5 ounces /100 grams
    Chicken Breast = 87 calories
    Turkey, Dr. Simeons does not list Turkey or other fowl on the hCG diet.

    Seafood

    Seafood 3.5 ounces/100 grams
    Cod = 83 calories
    Real Crab Meat = 100 calories
    Flounder = 90 calories
    Haddock = 88 calories
    Halibut = 110 calories
    Lobster = 98 calories
    Red Snapper = 110 calories
    Shrimp = 110 calories
    Tilapia = 94 calories
    Lemon Sole =116 calories
    Monk Fish = 96 calories
    Whiting = 87 calories

     Vegetables

    Vegetables 3.5 ounces/100 grams
    Asparagus = 3 calories
    Broccoli =34 calories
    Celery = 15 calories
    Cabbage = 24 calories
    Cauliflower = 22 calories
    Cucumber = 12 calories
    Lettuce all varieties = 20 calories
    Red Radishes = 12 calories
    Spinach raw = 20 calories
    Spinach frozen = 23 calories
    Tomato = 20 calories

    Fruits

    Fruit average 76.5 calories
    Apple (s) = 55 calories
    Apple (m) = 72 calories
    Apple (l) = 110 calories
    Navel Orange = 69 calories
    Florida Orange = 65 calories
    Strawberries 12 (l) = 72 calories
    Strawberries 20(m) = 80 calories
    Pink California Grapefruit = 92 calories
    Pink Florida Grapefruit = 74 calories

    Bread

    Bread 1 piece = 1 serving
    Grissini Bread stick = 12 calories
    1 Melba Toast = 12 calories

    Phase 2 Food Rules

    For the hCG diet 1 bread stick or Melba Toast = 1 Serving. You are only allowed 1 serving per meal

    All proteins must be weighed on your scale

    Imitation crab meat NOT ALLOWED very high in carbs, and is processed

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