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hCG Diet Food

The second most asked question about the hCG diet protocol is, “What food can I eat on the hCG diet?”

We’ve broken down a list of allowed foods for the hCG diet. If you are ever in doubt, refer back to Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches, or this list hCG diet food as a reminder.

You can use a variety of seasonings to spice up your foods, when cooking.  Just read labels and avoid spices and seasoning with added sugar, fat and MSG.  And you can purchase an hCG diet cookbook from the hCG Diet Store to prevent yourself from getting into a cooking rut.

A cooking rut or boredom can be a reason for diet failure.

There are a few hCG diet recipes on this site, as well as an hCG diet menu to get you started.

And don't forget hCG Diet Phase 1 Foods and hCG Diet Phase 3 Foods.  Both food lists will help your hCG Diet Journey.

IF A Food Is NOT On The List DO NOT EAT IT.

Free Foods

Miracle Noodles – – No Calories, No Fat, No Carbs. Adds fiber to your diet.
Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth and or Beef Broth. 
Sugar Free Jello

Beef 3.5 ounces/100 grams

Lean Ground Beef 97/3 = 150 calories
Cube Steak = 160 calories
Sirloin Tip Steak = 130 calories
Top Round Steak = 166 calories
Veal = 110 calories
Veal Chop = 117 calories

Fowl 3.5 ounces /100 grams

Chicken Breast = 87 calories
Turkey, Dr. Simeons does not list Turkey or other fowl on the hCG diet.

Seafood 3.5 ounces/100 grams

Cod = 83 calories
Real Crab Meat = 100 calories (Imitation crab meat is NOT ALLOWED because it is very high in carbs, and is processed.  NOT good for Phase 2 or 3)
Flounder = 90 calories
Haddock = 88 calories
Halibut = 110 calories
Lobster = 98 calories
Red Snapper = 110 calories
Shrimp = 110 calories
Tilapia = 94 calories
Lemon Sole =116 calories
Monk Fish = 96 calories
Whiting = 87 calories

All proteins must be weighed on your scale. There isn't a standard weight to proteins it all depends on the size, cut, thickness etc.

WEIGHT your proteins!

hCG Phase 2 Food

Vegetables 3.5 ounces/100 grams

Asparagus = 3 calories
Broccoli =34 calories
Celery = 15 calories
Cabbage = 24 calories
Cauliflower = 22 calories
Cucumber = 12 calories
Lettuce all varieties = 20 calories
Red Radishes = 12 calories
Spinach raw = 20 calories
Spinach frozen = 23 calories
Tomato = 20 calories

Fruit average 76.5 calories

Apple (s) = 55 calories
Apple (m) = 72 calories
Apple (l) = 110 calories
Navel Orange = 69 calories
Florida Orange = 65 calories
Strawberries 12 (l) = 72 calories
Strawberries 20(m) = 80 calories
Pink California Grapefruit = 92 calories
Pink Florida Grapefruit = 74 calories

Bread 1 piece = 1 serving

1 Grissini Bread stick = 12 calories
1 Melba Toast = 12 calories

For the hCG diet 1 bread stick or Melba Toast = 1 Serving.  You are only allowed 1 serving per meal.

Hi, Did I read here somewhere that you should NOT eat the same thing everyday? Or even every two days? I thought Dr. Simeons thing said ONE fruit and ONE vegy a day. ( at each meal.) I never saw the diet spread out with eating breakfast. And is it 4 drops 3x a day or 6 drops 2x a day? Or something else?
I bought the NiGen BioTech hcg drops and wondered if these will work the same. They're not the homeopathic drops.

I cannot speak to what you purchased from another company.  The prescription grade HCG works great, I have known clients who swear by the homeopathhic drops as well. If you call our office we can explain in detail the difference between the products we carry.


I cannot speak to what you purchased from another company.  The prescription grade HCG works great, I have known clients who swear by the homeopathhic drops as well. If you call our office we can explain in detail the difference between the products we carry.

Hello everyone! Getting ready to start my hcg diet. I love cucumbers,I was wondering how big does the cucumber have to be and may I use a dressing on it? Or what can I put on it?

You can eat unlimited cucumbers. As far as dressing, use MCT oil, apple cidar vinegar and Mrs. Dash or hCG compatible salad dressing.


Cucumbers are a great low glycemic index veggie. If you don't want to eat them plain, you have several options, MCT oil and apple cider vinegar with a dash of pepper is tasty and has the added value of promoting weight loss.  Another option if you are missing your creamy dressings are the 0 calorie, 0 carb line we offer on our website in the forms of Blue CHeese, Ranch and Cesar.

ok..I just started the hcg diet and I'm on day 3. I'm so worried I will mess up the food..Should i just follow the menu exactly? I don't even own a scale.

The scales are really affordable, around $5 to $10. A general rule of thumb is 4 oz of protein (chicken/lean beef/fish) is the size of the palm of your hand.

How are you doing now? Are you losing weight?


Day 3 is known as phase 2 and the low calorie diet. Below is a summary of what to eat/do:

Make sure to drink at least 64 oz of water each day

Don't allow yourself to get constipated, stay on top of it. If you do get constipated, use something natural to turn this around

Eat 3.5 oz of animal protein twice per day or 4.0 oz if you have little kids, or are busy. Under eating protein will cause you to feel tired and your weight loss could slow down. Let your energy level guide you. If you wake up and feel really tired, and only lost .5 lbs, then increase your protein to 4.0 oz.

Eat unlimited low glycemic vegetables (no carrots, corn, peas and only half a tomatoe daily)

Limit your fruit to one or two per day

Don't eat 3 hours before you go to sleep as this is when your body will burn the most fat

The full food list is in this website, refer to it when you have questions.

Good luck and let us know if you have questions :)

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