hCG Diet Recipes, Menus and Meal Plans!
hCG Diet Recipes – You can eat fantastic food while you’re on the hCG Diet AND reach your weight loss goals
As a personal chef, I’m accustomed to revamping recipes to fit my clients needs. So when I started losing weight on the hCG Diet Protocol, I got busy looking through my personal collection of over 1,200 recipes to see which ones I could modify and came up with hundreds of hCG diet recipes. Check out my HCG Diet Journey on YouTube, if you’re interested.
Phase 2 Recipes
Even though Phase 2 is restrictive, in calories, fat, and carbs, there are a myriad of ways you can jazz up your meals and recipes. The Phase 2 (P2) hCG diet recipes have been tested in my kitchen for myself, my clients, and my friends.
After you’ve been on Phase 2 for a while it can be a challenge to figure out just what you can have and not have on Phase 3 (commonly known as P3). To be sure, no sugar, no starch may sound like easy rules, but sometimes not that easy to do with a typical recipe. Many of my Phase 3 recipes are innovative and different, but I also have some tried and true, good old American style dishes up my sleeve.
Phase 3 Recipes
Transitioning into Phase 3 of the Protocol can be tricky. For 21 days following your last VLCD (very low calorie day) you will increase your caloric intake, but you cannot have any starches or sugars. Many people choose to eat the same foods they ate during Phase 2, only in larger quantities. You can’t eat unlimited calories on Phase 3 either. Eat the amount of calories that would be sufficient for you to maintain your current weight. Remember, the key is not to gain or lose more than 2 lbs in a given day on Phase 3.
Here are some of my favorite Phase 3 hCG Diet Recipes:
Basically, I want to make it easy for you to stick to the HCG Protocol and never be at a loss for what to eat, whether you’re Loading, on Phase 2, Phase 3, or Phase 4. There is something for everyone here. If there’s a recipe you’d like to see featured, please leave a comment and tell me about it. I’m always looking for new recipes to feature on this site. For more inspiration, check out this video I made that shows an easy way to prepare several of your hCG diet recipes at one time.
Since I started hCG several years ago there was only one real guide to how to do the hCG Protocol, and that was Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches manuscript. Today, there are many updated protocols, (some with expanded food lists, some that allow more than the original 500 calories) that you can follow. My website has recipes from a lot of different protocols. I am in the process of organizing them so that you can choose the recipes that are right for the protocol you are on. Currently, I am on the Thin Deluxe Protocol, and I find that is working great for me, but if you are doing a different protocol (Dr. Simeon’s Original, 800 calorie, Dr. Lipman‘s, whatever), you’ll find some recipes here that you can use. The differences in the protocols mainly apply to Phase 2, the weight loss phase of the diet, so my Phase 3 recipes will not be categorized; however, I am looking into adding some recipes that are good for the Paleo diet both for Phase 3 and Phase 4, as many people are finding that Paleo is the way to go for their lifelong maintenance.
My Weight Loss Update
In April 2013, after gaining a significant amount of weight over the past few months, I decided to try a new product, a hormone-free homeopathic hCG alternative called Thin Deluxe. I was amazed at the way it worked for me. In 21 days, despite having several “slip ups” or “cheats” I lost 14.5 pounds, took a short break and continued to lose another 8.5 pounds for a total loss of 23 pounds in only 40 VLCD’s. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results. I love this product and the protocol that is recommended for it. There are a wider variety of foods allowed and this may be the reason I was able to stay on the protocol longer without feeling deprived. You’ll notice I’ve added several Thin Deluxe Protocol recipes. I thought they would be helpful for those who have decided to try Thin Deluxe; however, and with some modifications some can be used for Dr. Simeon’s original protocol.
Now back to the recipes…
How to find the recipes you need
The recipes are categorized by Phase and by food category in the right hand column, and you can also search for recipes by using the search box just above the categories or by clicking on the hCG Diet Recipe Index link in the navigation bar.
hCG Diet Menus
In addition to fabulous and easy to follow recipes, I am sharing some sample menus and shopping lists. I think it’s important to see what a real person eats on a day-by-day basis on this protocol. We get stuck in a rut with our eating habits, not only while on the protocol, but in general. I find it helpful to see what others are eating–perhaps you will too. You can find some sample (Simeon’s Protocol) hCG Diet Menus here. And if you’re interested in the Thin Deluxe Protocol, here’s a sample menu and shopping list.
Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like my recipes!