Approved Fruits for the HCG Diet

fresh appleThe HCG diet consists of two main components, daily doses of the HCG hormone and a 500 calorie per day diet. The diet itself is very strict and consists of a fairly short list of allowed foods.

Included in this list are a few approved fruits. It is very important to eat only the foods included in the list regardless of calorie count. These are the only foods that were shown in Dr Simeons lengthy studies to aid in weight loss while on the HCG diet.

Even though you may not exceed the 500 calorie a day limit, deviations from the food list can cause you to actually gain weight so be fully aware of this.

The only fruits that you may consume during the VLCD portion of the HCG diet are:

  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruits
  • Strawberries

There are dozens of recipes available all over the internet for these four fruits so your options are a little less limited in that way. Just be sure that you do your own research and be an advocate for your weight loss. With some time and thought you can even come up with some recipes you like.

There are so many options now for sweeteners and flavor additives on the market there is really no reason to have plain old fruit every day on this diet.

Share your recipes with others as well; they will appreciate them as much as you do. Even during maintenance when you are gradually reintroducing foods you are still limited in the beginning. Having a few recipes in your arsenal can make all the difference.

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