hCG Meal Plan

This is very important. Stick with the hCG meal plan to maximize your results!

As a note, you may find that this book offers some unique ways to prepare your meals: The HCG Diet Gourmet Cookbook: Over 200 "Low Calorie" Recipes for the "HCG Phase"

hCG Meal Plan — Breakfast

Tea or coffee - As much as you'd like, NO sugar.
Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed per day. You may use Saccharin or Stevia to sweeten.

hCG Meal Plan — Lunch and Dinner

You get each of the following items for Lunch and then again for Dinner. Try to mix it up a little... maybe have grilled chicken with asparagus for lunch then fish with cucumbers for dinner.

1. 100 grams (weighed raw) of one of the following meats:

  • Beef
  • Chicken breast
  • Fresh white fish
  • Lobster
  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Veal
  • Note: Remove all fat before cooking (grill/boil). Chicken breast should be removed from the bird before cooking.

To ensure I get the right amount of meat with each meal, I use this kitchen scale to weigh food.

2. One serving of one of the following vegetables:

  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Beet-greens
  • Green salad
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Onions
  • Red radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage

3. One breadstick (grissino) or Melba toast.

4. One of the following fruits:

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • A handful of strawberries
  • Half a grapefruit.

Remember, you get each of these foods twice every day (for lunch and then for dinner). It is a good idea to space out the foods. For example, eat the fruit if you start feeling hungry, then an hour later have the vegetable. If you space out the items in each meal, you will feel great.

hCG Meal Plan — Drinks and Seasonings

The following drinks can be consumed all day:

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Plain water
  • Note: Two or more liters of water per day is recommended.

The following can be used for seasoning:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Mustard powder
  • Garlic, basil, parsley, thyme, etc...
  • Note: No oil, butter or dressing.

The juice from one lemon can be used daily for any purpose.

*Note: Some people find that supplementing their Lunch/Dinner with an HCG Meal Replacement Shake helps.

Other hCG Meal Plan Information

Important hCG Meal Plan Notes:

  • Strictly adhere to the 500-calorie limit.
  • 2 small apples are not an acceptable exchange for “1 apple.”
  • On rare occasions, you may have egg - boiled, poached or raw
    Note: Individuals who cannot have meat should eat 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites instead.
  • Cottage cheese made from skimmed milk (100 grams) can be used instead of meat from time to time.

hCG Meal Plan — Personal Care and Beauty Products

  • You may use lipstick, powder and lotions that are entirely free of fatty substances.
  • No medicines or cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil and powder should be used.
  • Sun-tan oil should not be used.
  • Aspirin and birth control are ok.
  • No massage of any kind.