The HCG Diet meal plan itself equates to only 500 calories per day consisting of organic meats, vegetables, and fish (no salmon, tuna or sardines). There are strict rules regarding what is prohibited including all forms of dairy, oils, carbohydrates, alcohol, and sugar.
A daily meal plan may consist of:
If a dieter ‘slips up’ and goes above the 500
calorie limit they must drink only water and eat only apples (maximum of 6) for
24 hours to compensate. If you haven’t
already, visit our HCG Diet Info page to learn more about this weight loss
On a personal note:
Back in 2012 I tried the HCG diet meal plan for myself in conjunction with the HCG drops taken orally. Like so many people, I was attracted to all the hype and many miraculous promises made – as well as all the fabulous before and after photos. And at first it seemed to work for me.
Always seek medical advice, preferably
before commencing any diet
Proponents believe that the HCG hormone stops hunger in its tracks so you can consume a dangerously low amount of food – 500 calories a day - basically starving yourself without feeling any hunger. Unfortunately I did and if I remember rightly, in these instances dieters were told to increase the dosage. So I did and it helped however I still felt a degree of hunger all day long
But that is not what put me off the
diet. It was the side effects that
bothered me the most. Don’t get me
wrong, I’m a strong believer in if it works for you, and it clearly does for
many, than fad diet or not, give it ago until you can lose enough weight to
feel confident enough to try a healthier, safer alternative.
Also there were many great benefits that I wish in many ways I could have continued with however the bad side effects really frightened me – all of which were mentioned in many of the forums based around this very popular weight loss program. I will add my two cents worth below:
Good Side Effects
Bad Side Effects
So as you can see I had some rather pleasant results while following the HCG Diet meal plan and taking the HCG drops (there are also HCG injections available) however the serious side effects stated above overrode those almost immediately so no real weight loss occurred that I didn’t immediately put back on once I stopped the program.
But as always, people will do what people want to do. Whatever you choose, be safe and go well J.
Whether your time on an HCG Diet Meal Plan was good or bad, share the love - or the pain and help others!