HCG Diet- All You Need to Know

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Firstly, it is essential to know that the HCG diet is very explicitly laid out diet plan. The diet includes some phases in order to ensure you lose a large amount of weight in a short time period. Along with this, the HSG diet is also laid out into four phases, with its own rules and foods that can be eaten quickly.  The essential part of this diet is taking the daily amount of HCG. The amount of this diet can be different based on a few factors. Some of the factors include weight and BMI. However, it must be taken daily during the first two phases.

The HCG diet is taken in a few different ways. However, injections and drops are some of the most popular ones.  Injections are only used prescription, while drops can be found in prescription as well as homeopathic varieties.

Moreover, the HCG diet can also be done a few times if you have a lot of weight to lose. However, it should be noted that if you go back to the usual eating habits once the diet is over, there are chances to gain the weight back. In this way, the diet should also be used in order to reevaluate the diet and move forward healthily.

What Types of Food Can You Eat on HCG Diet?

Keep in consideration that the types of foods you can eat on the HCG diet are chosen for the level of fat, sugar, and carbohydrate. You are allowed to eat 200 grams of protein a day, twice a day, as well as you only eat two meals a day, lunch or dinner. However, during the 500-calorie diet phase, you are allowed to drink coffee, water, as well as a tea as much as you like. However, the food list is short, but it's necessary, and dieters recommend buying organic as well as all-natural versions of the foods that are easy to find these days.                       

What to Eat and Avoid on the Plan

It is essential to keep in mind that the HCG diet limits the caloric intake substantially, usually to about 500 per day. However, it may also go up to 1,500. It is essential to have a great look at the food group as followed in the ketogenic diet

  • Some Fruits

Strawberries, oranges, apples, and red grapefruit

  • Non-starchy Vegetables 

Lettuce, cucumbers, celery, onions, and tomatoes

  • Lean Meat

 Chicken breast, shrimp, lobster, lean ground beef, and white fish

  • Fatty Foods 

Fatty fish and nuts

  • Starchy Vegetables


  • Added Sugar

 Not permitted in any form

Sticking to The HCG Diet Meal Plan

How you eat these foods daily is why meal planning really helps. You will always be already known what and when you are eating, so you can look forward to your favorite meal. However, there is no need to worry about what you eat later. Many users of the protocol find it best in order to have two small meals a day.

Many other people find they have better success by spreading the meals out, eating breakfast and dinner, dividing up the meals, and eating lunch and having a fruit serving. Moreover, a lunchtime option is also essential to some dieters who feel pressured in order to go out to lunch.

Some people who have followed the HCG diet find that it plays an essential role in rapid weight loss along with minimal hunger. Moreover, the number of calories per day allowed on this HCG diet is below the recommended amount for safe weight loss.

However, according to the various websites of the HCG diet, it is stated that it is the body's shape that begins to change while on a diet. Deposits of fat also move away from the stomach and hips.

However, there is no scientific evidence that the diet cannot cause muscle loss and studies on a diet are also funded by HCG diet proponents themselves.

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