What can I eat on hcg?
The traditional protocol of the diet calls for the intake of 500 calories a day. However new versions are starting to be used that allow for a daily intake of 750 or 1,000 calories each day. These options appeal to people who are happy to take more time to shed their desired amount of weight loss. The original 500 calorie protocol is what we use in our program to provide the quickest, yet safest weight loss. 500 calories is a very limited number of calories, however, proper nutrition is still maintained. The program calls for a large amount of calories to come from vegetables, fruit and lean protein sources and is teamed with a strict requirement to drink 2-3 litres of filtered water each day.
Some of the food choices included in the program are:
Proteins: Chicken, beef, veal, prawns, white fish, lobster, moreton bay bugs, crab, tofu
Vegetables: Asparagus, bok choy, spinach, brussel sprouts, tomato, celery, lettuce, cabbage
Fruits: Strawberries, apples, blueberries, oranges, grapefruit, raspberries
What do I need?
- A quality set of scales to weigh yourself daily
- Cloth tape measure to take your before and after measurements
- Reliable food scale to weigh your protein portions
- Water bottle to ensure you are drinking 2-3 litres per day
- To have read and understood all the information regarding the diet and what you need to do
- Set aside a minimum of 6 weeks to complete the program (3 weeks to lose the weight, 3 weeks to lock the weight-loss in)
- Organic oil-free face and body moisturisers and make-up. 100% Jojoba oil is OK.
Why choose the hCG diet over other diets?
This program continually proves to be one of the most successful weight loss programs discovered to date. Our customer feedback suggests our program changes lives. However like most things that are hugely successful, the hCG diet has become controversial and much discussed.
Not surprisingly, as with other diet supplements and methods out in the market, this type of weight loss plan has driven arguments and debates. There are many publications on the subject that talk about the benefits, as well as the disadvantages, of using this product. Like most dietary programs, some people will follow it as intended and others will reject it as ‘too hard’ for various reasons.
Studies from doctors and naturopaths report similar results whether hCG is administered via an injectable, homeopathic or bioenergetic form.
However, most people would rather support their dietary program with gentle, yet effective, almost tasteless drops rather than use needles every day.
The program allows you to see fast, safe results, which has the hugely beneficial effect of keeping you motivated. It is common to see a weight loss of 5-7kgs in just 23 days – 12-15 kgs in 42 day plans.
Completing the program will help you shift to a healthier lifestyle, giving you a great appreciation of how little food your body really requires to stay fit, energised and healthy.
HCG Dieting Tips
Try to purchase the freshest ingredients available when shopping for your meal plan. If you are purchasing anything prepared or packaged, read labels carefully, so you know exactly what you’re getting and be aware of the calorific, sugar and fat content.
As successful hCG dieters have mentioned in the testimonials, it helps to plan in advance with this weight loss protocol. First, make a plan for the week, and write down all the ingredients you need for your healthy food recipe. Don’t skimp on seasonings; these additions make the recipes much more flavorful and add depth to the food, which your palate will appreciate. Elements like spices, herbs, lime juice, fresh garlic add welcome punch to these dishes.
Once you have your groceries purchased, take some time to prep your food in advance by chopping vegetables and dividing up your protein sources as required by weight. Many hCG dieters advocate cooking two or more portions in advance. This way, you’ll always have something ready to cook and eat, so you won’t be tempted to stray from the approved menu.
You aren’t limited to just preparing chicken or salads in advance. Try making sauces and salad dressings in a batch and ladling them into little containers. They’ll be ready to go on nights when you’re in a hurry to eat or when you’re too tired to do much kitchen work — anything that helps you stay on the protocol is advantageous.
What You Need To Assist Your HCG Diet
Think about what you may need to adhere to your diet at work or away from home. Invest in some portable containers and take a look at which recipes likely travel well. Soups, stuffed tomatoes, and salads are all perfect meals for homemade takeaway.
When eating with others, you won’t have to give up on your hCG diet if you do a bit of planning in advance. If eating at home with family who are not dieting, consider making a meal like a salad or soup as your main course and the family’s appetizer.
In general, whilst on the hCG diet, it’s best if you can avoid restaurants. If you can’t get out of a business meeting or other event, eat your meal at home before leaving, so you’ll be satiated when you go out. Once at the restaurant on a full stomach, enjoy a mineral water or cup of herbal tea with the others. If possible, try to get your group to meet at a location where they can eat off the menu while you enjoy an hCG recipe brought from home.
Are you doing the hCG weight loss plan with a partner or friends? Why not cook together and make it fun? Or divide up the cooking, so on one night you do the honors, and on the next night it’s your turn to be pampered.
To make the hCG diet even more agreeable, consider investing in a few kitchen utensils or small appliances to make it easier to prepare your weight loss recipes. A countertop grill or an immersion blender will come in handy when it’s time to make lean fish dishes or tasty soups.
You can also make your hGC Diet meals more appealing by serving them in a pleasant way. Break out the nice linen, use a pretty plate, and work on your presentation skills. A few candles and some flowers enhance the look of the natural hCG healthy recipes, too.
Don’t forget to stay hydrated! Drink the litres of water required by the diet, and keep a water bottle with you, so you don’t forget. Water will not only help stave off hunger, it will help you digest your food better, and it’s vital for your organs, skin, and joints.
Regularly Asked Questions
Can I complete the hCG Diet Australia if I am a vegetarian or vegan?
Can I complete the hCG Diet Australia if I am lactose intolerant?
The hCG Diet Australia is so low in calories, won’t I get hungry?
The dietary system mobilises fat from the body storage reservoirs and converts it into energy, and so naturally controls appetite. Occasionally the first few days are challenging as the system gets into full swing, but once you fully access the energy stored in fat cells, you will be very comfortable taking in fewer calories. So hunger is controlled for most people while using the diet drops.
If this hCG is so efficient for weight loss why do pregnant women gain weight while producing so much? The program has tight calorie restriction. Pregnant women do not normally engage in a 500 calorie diet.
Are frozen veggies okay instead of fresh during the hCG Diet Australia?
Fresh organic vegetables are our preference to help you detoxify, but frozen vegetables will suffice.
Can I eat anything I want after the maintenance phase of the hCG Diet Australia is complete?
The simple and honest answer is no. Unfortunately our modern world food supply is now saturated with sugar/ fructose. Completely removing fructose from your diet will enable the normal appetite mechanisms to come into balance and reduce excessive calorie intake. So ultimately, avoid sugar/ fructose and other … ose’s completely.
I’m experiencing food cravings.
Food addictions are very real. Long term past consumption of sugar, alcohol or gluten, will possibly generate addictive cravings. They will pass within a few days.
What sweeteners can I use on the program?
Herbal sweeteners Stevia or Xylitol
What should I eat during the loading phase?
During the first two days of the hCG Diet Australia, your goal is to eat as many fat grams, preferably healthy fats, as possible. You will be using your drops during loading days and these easily available fats you are eating will help the fat metabolizing process to start. It will also help you feel more comfortable when you start on your 500 calories part of the program. You should aim to consume at least 250 grams of fat during each load day. Remember to focus on fat, not sugar or starch. A piece of pizza or chocolate cake is not nearly as high in fat as even a handful of nuts. And the pizza and cake will make you feel much fuller, preventing you from consuming more fat. (see more information on choices in your information pack)