Congratulation, you have decided to improve your overall health by getting to the proper weight for your height and age. I can assure you once you reach your weight goal you will have more energy than ever before.
If you are reading this you have already started or are about to start the HCG Diet Meal Plan. If you are not doing this type of diet through a health care professional, I strongly advise that you consult your doctor and ensure you are healthy enough for this type of diet. The HCG diet days of ~500 calories a day can seem unreal, but it can be done with little effort, little hunger, and great success if done properly.
If so, this is a very natural feeling. Starting something new or changing one of your habits drastically almost always comes with apprehension. My hope for you is that through reading the rest of this article you will feel less anxiety and more confidence with the next days ahead. Crazy as it sounds it is very possible to eat only 500 calories a day and feel full. With the assistance of the HCG pills, drops, or injections this full feeling will especially be true. This diet tricks your body into releasing the fat from your cells, and so you are actually burning ~2000 calories a day from your own fat stores. The release of fat into your bloodstream sends a signal to your brain that you’ve got enough food in your system, and it doesn’t need much more. Also, if you follow the plan correctly you are drinking a lot of water and eating some of the best foods possible. This helps ensure, while your body is burning all of your stored calories you are also getting the proper vitamins and minerals, from the foods you are consuming.
You may think that 500 calories a day is very little food, and you are right if you are thinking that a single Big Mac is 530 calories alone. The trick is you are not eating fast food (at least not the way you think). There are so many good foods you can eat that have a low calorie per serving count, and you will be amazed that every meal can be a full plate of food. If you are smart about what food choices you make, you can eat a lot of food and actually have very little total calories consumed at the end of the day.
Below are 2 examples of near zero calorie fillers. I would typically have one of these for the starter of my dinner. I can say for certain, I was completely full and not at all tempted to eat the rest of the lasagna off of my kid’s plate. In fact some days I could barely get all 500 calories in. That’s how full I was.
I call these “near zero”, due to the fact that they may be ~20 calories/pound but your body will burn that much just chewing.
Day 3 of the HCG diet is the first restrictive day you will have. Whether you are doing this diet for 14, 21, or 42 days, you will need to consume only 500 calories a day until 2 days after the last pill, drop, or injection. Again, please consult your health care provider for specifics. The information provided on this site is from my personal experience. I had trouble finding information or an HCG shopping list for my diet. Therefore I created my own, and I’m sharing it with you so that this diet can be as easy as possible. Dieting is hard to get motivation for and to stick to, so this plan helps eliminate at least some of the excuses.
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