Can Vegetarians Use The HCG Diet Protocol?

Vegetarians that decide to use the HCG Diet Protocol can have special problems. Because of the lack of meat for protein, the HCG diet must be changed. Breakfast can be the same: water, black coffee, and green tea. Yes, a dieter may sweeten tea or coffee using Stevie, but no pure cane sugar is allowed. The real changes will come at lunch and dinner. Eating a soy patty or soy milk along with normal veggies will compensate for the lack...

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Who are Dr. Simeons and Mr. Kevin Trudeau From The HCG Diet?
Sep10

Who are Dr. Simeons and Mr. Kevin Trudeau From The HCG Diet?

Once something or someone becomes famous there is always controversy. Some of it is warranted, other times it seems as if heavy judgments are made because people are public figures. This type of publicity and controversy follows the HCG weight loss program and one of its author’s Mr. Trudeau. To begin, Dr. Simeons’ created the HCG weight loss protocol to help people struggling with obesity. In his lifetime, he helped thousands of...

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Approved Fruits for the HCG Diet

The 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...

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Does Thyroid Medication Have an Adverse Effect on Weight Loss with the HCG Diet?

If you are someone considering the HCG diet and are currently taking medication for an underactive or in-active thyroid than this is the article for you. Thousands of people struggling with losing weight with hypothyroidism are in the same boat. The main cause of this disease is an iodine deficiency. The medication prescribed for thyroid disease is meant to combat this effect. The good news is that the HCG diet can essentially have...

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What Cookbooks to Use During Phase 1 of the HCG Diet

Phase one of the diet is widely misunderstood. The “Phases” of the diet were made up by Keven Trudeau, who created Phase 1 to be a cleanse. The cleanse is not necessary to the HCG diet and was not intended by Dr. Simeons, the creator of the HCG protocol. Some people who don’t realize this think that the fat loading days are considered to be Phase 1. The load days are meant to accelerate and support weight loss in “phase two” – the...

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Can I do a 800 Calorie HCG Diet?

The HCG diet is a very strict diet that restricts your calorie intake to 500 calories per day. Many people worry about this diet, thinking that the calorie restriction is dangerous. However, you must remember that you are taking HCG as well during the diet, which releases 3000-4000 calories into your bloodstream per day. The protocol has been very thoroughly developed over the years, and must be followed exactly in order to work....

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Is it safe to mix Xylitol and the HCG Diet?

Xylitol is a natural sweetener made by birch trees. While on the HCG diet, Xylitol can be consumed in very small doses such as in gum or mints approved for the diet. A question many dieters ask is whether Xylitol and HCG is a good combination. It’s our opinion that using Xylitol as a coffee sweetener or food additive will one decline your weight loss efforts. The one approved sweetener for the HCG diet is Stevia. The foods approved...

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The first 3 Week Maintenance Period on the HCG Diet
Nov20

The first 3 Week Maintenance Period on the HCG Diet

There are actually 2 periods of maintenance that are 3 weeks each. During the first 3 weeks you gradually add caution foods back into your diet. During the second 3 week maintenance session you add carbohydrates back into your diet. Maintenance is a very important part of the HCG diet because it ultimately ensures your long-term success. During maintenance your metabolism will be reset to a new healthier rate so that you will be able...

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Bucking The HCG Diet With A Turkey Breast
Nov19

Bucking The HCG Diet With A Turkey Breast

Have you thought about eating turkey while on the HCG diet? There are certain foods, such as turkey, that some HCG dieters aren’t willing to go without. Tilapia and broccoli are two other foods people want to eat, just to name a few. The problem is turkey, tilapia, and broccoli are not on the original HCG Diet approved food list. If you do some research you’ll find many people have bucked the HCG system, and eat these foods even...

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Eating Eggs on the HCG Diet
Nov06

Eating Eggs on the HCG Diet

You may think that, because HCG requires a very low 500 calorie diet, you are only limited to bland and tasteless foods. You may worry that you won’t feel satisfied after you eat. None of this is true. There is a potential for hunger in the first few days if you do not eat enough fat on the load days, but this will pass. Eggs are one of the proteins you are allowed during the HCG diet plan. You can have eggs for either lunch or...

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