In order to lose weight, you will likely need to get used to the idea of eating less than what you’re used to, or eating different kinds of food than what you’re used to, or both! Every diet requires some kind of change to your regular eating routine. At Novopelle Med Spa, we offer the HCG Diet at our Houston, Austin, and Dallas locations. We also offer the professional assistance you’ll need in order to complete the HCG Diet in the most effective way possible. The HCG Diet requires a strict caloric intake and a particular set of foods that are acceptable to eat while on the diet. We’re going to go over the food and beverages that are ideal for consumption while on the HCG Diet. We think you’ll be happy with what the diet has to offer!
The Phases of the HCG Diet
In a previous blog, we discussed the three phases of the HCG Diet. For a brief overview, phase one takes about two to three days wherein you consume a very high level of calories. Phase two is when you reduce your calorie intake to about 500 calories per day. Phase three is a stabilization phase where you will increase your caloric intake to about 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day. Because the bulk of the HCG Diet takes place during phase two, we will be discussing the food you can consume during phase two of the diet.
Food Consumption During Phase Two of the HCG Diet
The HCG Diet couples the use of the HCG hormone and a reduced calorie intake in order to boost weight loss. Since dieters can only consume around 500 calories per day during phase two, it is important to consume foods that are nutrient-dense and that will help to satisfy you. Foods that are acceptable to consume during the diet are as follows: Protein, vegetables, and fruit.
- White Fish
- Extra lean beef: 96 percent
- Lettuce of any kind: Spinach, cabbage, iceberg, etc.
- Onions of any kind
- Tomatoes of any kind
- Blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries
Condiments And Extras
- Melba toast
- Sugarless gum
- Stevia and other natural sweeteners
- Braggs Liquid Amino
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Natural herbs: Salt, pepper, garlic, etc.
- Herbal tea
Breakfast should be your smallest meal of the day, typically consisting of coffee or tea and melba toast. Lunch and dinner should be your larger meals. Both lunch and dinner should include a lean protein and vegetables. Fruit can be saved for snacks or added flavor to salads or meat dishes. The HCG Diet focuses on using healthy foods to supplement your HCG injections in order for your body to get the nutrients it needs, even on a reduced calorie intake. Vitamin supplements are acceptable while on the HCG Diet, however, your vitamin supplements cannot contain any added sugar. Contact Novopelle Med Spa to get more information on the HCG Diet in our Houston, Austin, and Dallas locations.