Please consult your doctor regarding your health and well being before starting HCG Injections or any diet. Follow the diet as laid out for optimal weight loss.
hCG Diet Preparation
Lets look at a few products that are good for use with the hCG injections diet protocol regardless of whether you follow Pounds and Inches or The Weight Loss Cure.
Food scale that measures in grams.
Body Fat Tape Measure
The George Foreman grill is very popular and easy to use.
Fiber, specially psyllium seeds or psyllium husks from your local health food store. Psyllium is fiber as are Miracle Noodles which are perfect for the hCG diet. Why are Miracle Noodles a hCG diet free food? One of the many reasons is no calories!
Smooth Move Tea or Dieters Tea to help with any constipation you may have while on the diet.
hCG Diet Dos & Donts
Follow the plan you choose, Dr. Simeonss Pounds and Inches or Kevin Trudeaus The Weight Loss Cure.
Drink a minimum of 8 8 oz glass of water a day. An additional 8 oz per 25 pounds of excess weight should be added for optimal results.
Use mineral oil, baby oil, oil free lotions as needed or Ancient Minerals Ultra Pure Magnesium Oil.
Use food seasonings to flavor food but read labels to avoid sugar, starches or sugar alcohols.
Use sugar substitutes.
Use products containing oil, lotions, cream on skin or hair.
Drink diet drinks, sodas or sugar free drinks.
Use make up that contains oils, Bare Escentuals Makeup is and excellent choice.
Use fats, oil, margarine in cooking or ingest.
Use or eat sugar or gum.
Eat foods with known starches or sugar free foods
hCG Diet Tips & Tricks
Having a binge eating feast or cheating on your hCG injections diet protocol is like restarting, but sometimes we just want something to satisfy a craving or something different. To avoid breaking your hCG injections diet plan and abate those cravings or to just break up the strictness of the diet, occasionally you can have the following:
Tips to avoid a cheat
Sugar Free jello
Diet soda (go easy)
Popsicle with 0 fat, sugar and calories
L-Glutamine for cravings
Ice chips (the best ice is SONIC ice!!)
Adding fiber with Miracle Noodles.
Tricks to stay on hCG diet plan
Keep your hcg diet food on hand at all times.
Make food a few days out to avoid waiting till you are at hunger to decide to cook.
Eat your food slowly.
Use a small salad plate vs. a huge dinner plate. This creates a visual and psychological effect.
Tips for a stall
If you find you are having a hCG diet stall (a stall is not losing for several days (4 or more pounds in a row) and need to get moving to stay motivated try the following;
Switch up what you are eating, if you find you are only eating steak, try chicken, if you are only eating chicken, try fish.
Add additional water to your current intake.
Try Corn Silk tea, Parsley tea, or Alpha tea. These are natural diuretics that may help you release additional water.
Cut the breadsticks or melba toast.
No eating out for awhile.
Cut diet drinks.
Check your hCG diet protocol rules and make sure you are eating as prescribed (mixing veggies, 100 grams of food, etc.)
Mix your fruit up and dont have the same 2 fruits on the same day.
Avoid beef for a few days.
Cut out diet cheats or treats.
As a last resort if all else fails, eat 6 apples for 1 day, plus enough water to satisfy thirst
Try one of these hCG diet stall breaker meals, Apple Day or Steak Day.
Tips for eating out while in hCG diet protocol
If you have to eat out, grilled chicken salad works best, but needless to say, skip the dressing, cheese and croutons. You may probably be served more than 100 grams as you wont be able to weight it, but its still the best choice. Some fast food places offer fruit or other healthier choices. As long as the fruit doesnt have preservatives or additives they would be fine to eat.
hCG Food Shopping List
Depending on which hCG diet protocol you follow your list may vary, this is a general hcg diet food list. Check your hCG diet food list to ensure what you can or cant have.
Eating organic is the best way to do the hCG diet protocol, however, it may be cost prohibitive. Dr. Simeons developed the hCG injections diet and wrote Pounds and Inches during a time when hormones and pesticides were not widely used. And he was in another country that has vastly different guidelines on foods. However, you can still loss weight without being organic, it may be slower but it is possible.
steak, ground beef, chicken breast, veal
crab, lobster, shrimp, prawns, whiting fish, tilapia, flounder, haddock other lean white fish
sea salt, thyme, basil, garlic, onion powder and others that you like
fresh or fresh frozen spinach, various lettuces, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, chard, beet greens, cabbage.
apples, organs, strawberries, lemons, red grapefruit
Melba toast, salsa (no sugar added), organic apple cider, sugar substitute, teas
hCG Diet Stallers and Craving Causers
There are some foods or additives that may cause people to stall on the hCG diet. YMMV because we are all individuals with different food sensitivities. You have to judge for yourself and observe how your body chemistry responds.
Caffeine (in some not all people)
Ascorbic acid and or Citric Acid (found in sodas)
Egg yolks (arachidonic acid is found in the yolks)
Too many sodas
Too little water
Not having variety in foods