During hCG Diet P2 it’s important to follow the protocol strictly to guarantee the best losses. This includes measuring correct portion sizes. The original protocol recommends that all proteins must be weighed raw on a kitchen scale. One serving size of protein is 3.5 ounces or 100 grams regardless of the type of protein. If you simply can’t justify the cost of a kitchen scale and need to estimate the size then you can follow these recommendations.
For the cooked protein (beef, chicken or fish) cut a serving that is equivalent to the size of a deck of cards.
Another option is to read the weight on the grocery store label. As portion size often varies from one cut of meat to the next you’ll want to look for meats that can be portioned into servings of 3.5 ounces or 100 grams. For example, if you buy a pack of 6 chicken breasts then ideally you would like to look for a pack of chicken breasts which weighs 600 grams or 21 ounces (3.5 ounces x 6 servings = 21 ounces). Or if you were shopping for a steak and found one that weighed 300 grams or 10.5 ounces then this steak could be cut into 3 servings (10.5 ounces / 3 servings = 3.5 ounces).
When measuring vegetables you’re best option is to fill half of your plate with leafy greens. Leafy greens are one of the best choices for weight loss. For other vegetables, check to see if the package provides nutritional information including portion size. Check to see how many servings are provided per package. For example, a bag of broccoli might include 2 servings per package. When it comes to vegetables, this is one area where you don’t need to stress too much. As its hard to overindulge and exceed your daily calorie count with vegetables, simply because they contain so few calories.
Apple – A single apple is one serving, regardless of size. Two small apples weighing as much as one large one never the less have a higher caloric value and are therefore not allowed. Though there is no restriction on the size of one apple.
Strawberries – Dr Simeons original protocol in Pounds & Inches recommends “a handful of strawberries.” For caloric purposes this translates to approximately 10-15 large strawberries or 15-20 medium strawberries.
Grapefruit – One-half of a grapefruit is one serving.
Orange – One orange is one serving.
hCG Diet Phase 2 is the most strict phase of the diet and therefore requires the most accurate measurements for portion sizes. When you move into Phase 3 you will be able to be a bit more flexible with portion size.