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Hcg Diet Grocery Shopping List

Hey guys! I saw a few requests in the forums for an Hcg Diet Grocery List and Shopping List for the Hcg Diet Protocol (summary.) I had shared the “official” version based on the Pounds and Inches manuscript, but this list has a nice modern update to it (thanks to a kind forum member with plenty of time on her hands!) It includes everything you could need to get started. I found this updated one so helpful for myself, since I’m just starting my next round with Diet Doc (review), and as you know, I’m big on planning and being prepared!
Check here, If you are looking for the Hcg Diet Foods List (Phase 2 and Phase 3.)
I think I’ve made it fairly easy to print so you can take it with you on your next grocery outing.

All fruits, vegetables, and meats that are permitted on the Hcg Diet, are listed here.  You will still want to read pounds and inches manuscript for answers about substitutions and portions, etc.  The list of spices included in this resource, is absolute GOLD in my book- spices can certainly make or break that dull plate of chicken breast you’ve had for the 3rd time this week.

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If you cannot find these foods or spices at your local grocery store, you may want to try a specialty health food store, or even Amazon. This can be a particularly helpful tip for finding organic items, meats with no nitrates, and spice variations with no sugar.

At the bottom of the list, are non-food items recommended by Hcg Dieters in the forums.  If you have a suggestion to add to this list, please email me!

2 Essential kitchen items to add to your Hcg Diet grocery list.

  • Instant Pot.
    If you don’t have one, this is a MUST and can make an extraordinary difference in your Phase 2 Hcg Diet recipes.
  • Kitchen food scale
    Absolutely essential for maintaining Phase 2 allowed food portions.

The Ultimate Hcg Diet Grocery List


  • Beef (buy the leanest you can find of ground/unground)
  • Chicken (If you buy whole breasts be sure to cut fat and middle gristle part out)
  • Fish (white fish only)
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp

Vegetables List Phase 2:

  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Salad
  • Spinach, Arugula, Kale, etc. (All dark leafy greens acceptable.)
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Fennel
  • Asparagus


  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberries
  • Lemons (or lemon juice)


  • Melba Toast
  • Grissino breadsticks


  • Daily Vitamins (not sugar coated. Nu Image has good ones that are Hcg Diet Friendly)
  • Potassium
  • B12 vitamins (B12 injections are more effective than oral supplements.)
  • Sandwich Bags (to portion out your meats)**
  • Food scale (must be capable of weighing tenths of a pound)**
  • Magnesium** (Amazing stuff!)
  • Steamer bags**
  • Green Tea and Oolong Teas (no sugar!)**
  • Coffee**


  • Braggs Sprinkle or other seasoning (There are MANY different varieties, low sodium is preferred, check for NO sugar.  I personally use Braggs sprinkle because it is amazing on every Hcg Diet Recipe I can add it to!)
  • Braggs Liquid Aminos (ok to use as a salt substitute)
  • Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (If it isn’t braggs just make sure there is zero sugar)
  • Sweet Leaf Stevia Drops (Use as a sweetener, comes in many flavors)
  • Sea Salt (I prefer the Himalayan pink salt for its many health benefits. Remember to use salt wisely and be careful of water retention.)
  • Mustard (For a type of Hcg Diet honey mustard dressing recipe)
  • Creole or other fish seasonings (I still use Braggs Sprinkle on my fish but feel free to choose your favorite sugar free fish seasonings)
  • Chicken/Beef Broth (I use this one: Massel Chicken Bouillon.  I learned about it from Paleo Nom Nom and now I use it to flavor everything.  Whichever you choose, go with low sodium and watch for sugars and fat)
  • Garlic (whole, minced, or powder you’ll use them all)
  • Stock up on your other favorite sugar free spices. The spices listed above are the ones I see recurring in most recipes.

More Hcg Diet Beverages: 

Any supplements your Hcg Diet coach may suggest- for example, I take Vitamin D daily and notice this helps with my weight loss while on the diet as well as a number of other issues (I don’t get colds when I take Vitamin D and Cold Snap.)  I am a huge tea fan and find these to be very comforting when in Hcg Diet phase 2.

Hcg Diet Info Forum Members that added to this Hcg Diet Grocery list:

Racquel’s suggested grocery list add-ons:  Food scale, with weight measurement that can do tenths of a pound, Yerba mate tea, Magnesium, SANDWICH SIZE FREEZER BAGS, Apple Cider Vinegar, oil free moisturizer (and all other cosmetics depending on what you choose to do), (see list of hcg diet safe health and beauty products) a few really big water bottles to make sure you are getting your required water, Melatonin to help you sleep if you have a problem with that (i think good sleep helps good loss).

Jelohi suggested Hcg diet grocery list add ons:  Other things I’ve found I needed to buy: more paring knives (since I am cutting things up way more often), veggie storage bags, microwave steamer bags, non-oil containing personal care items, egg whites, condiment bottles for salad dressings & such. I think I need to get some more measuring cups too.

If you have any tips for your fellow Hcg Dieters, feel free to drop them below in the comments section… or just say hi!

Author Dr. Jen
Hi, I'm Jen. I have a background in natural medicine, nursing and nutrition, and I personally lost 88 lbs with the Hcg Diet in 2002- and kept it off for over 10 years. I am currently on a mission to lose 45 lbs of baby weight with HCG from Nu Image and Diet Doc. This diet changed my life, leading me to start the first Hcg Diet site: Hcgdietinfo.com. 15+ years later, 100 million visits, over a million pages, & countless lives changed… HDI has become the true highlight of my weight loss journey.
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2 Responses to “Hcg Diet Grocery List – Ultimate Shopping List”
  • Hi Jen,
    Thanks for sharing… how can you do it as a vegetarian… I’m recently a mostly vegan
    And it’s much harder to figure out the HGTV protocol… thnx for any help you can offer.

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