In this section of the HCG Diet Guide Book we will discuss the daily protocol of the HCG Diet Program. This is considered the maintenace phase of the HCG Diet – You now take control of your food choices.
It takes about 3 weeks for the body to stabilize your new weight. During this maintenance phase you are training your body to remain at it’s new weight consistently in preparation for adding starches back into your diet. Calories should be a maximum of 1500/day.
You will typically eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 2-3 snacks throughout the day. During this period you must realize that sugars and carbohydrates are by far the most detrimental to your diet. No breads, potatoes, rice, pasta, sweets, etc. Eat healthy meals of meats, fruits, and vegetables adding in good fats like olive oil, nuts, dairy, eggs, and avocados. This must be observed very carefully during the first 3 weeks after the 500cal portion of the diet has ended to properly reset the hypothalamis. This is the perfect time to add regular exercise back into your life!
Continue to weigh yourself every day. If you find that you have gained 5 or more pounds from your finishing weight, we recommend you perform a Steak Day. Drink only water or tea for breakfast and lunch and have a large steak and an apple or tomato for dinner that night. Remember to drink lots of water. This combination will bring your weight back down the following day.
Egg white omelet with onions, swiss cheese and spinach
Celery with peanut butter
Green salad with grilled chicken, vegetables and light Italian dressing
Plain yogurt with berries
Salmon with steamed broccoli
Almonds and string cheese