The Best Foods for an HCG Weight Loss Diet

Posted on: September 1, 2016 by in Blog
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An HCG weight loss diet combines the use of the HCG hormone (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) with an effective diet plan. The results are dramatic. HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. The benefits include appetite suppressant and. with a low-calorie diet,  forces the burning fat as energy. However, while an HCG weight loss diet focuses on low-calories, eating the right foods is essential.

A typical HCG diet is between 500 and 800 calories and produces weight loss results of roughly 5 pounds per week, However, such a drastic should not be done without professional supervision. Such drastic weight loss can throw your body into “starvation mode.” In this condition, the body will attempt to hold onto fat stores, and will burn muscle for energy. This creates other issues such as fatigue, irritability, and restlessness. The HCG hormone forces. However, the HCG hormone forces the body to release fat stores and use it for energy, protecting lean body mass. 

Regardless, it is important to avoid most processed foods, focussing more on whole and natural foods. Moreover, it is best to choose foods low on the glycemic index. Here are some examples.


  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Clams
  • Crab Meat
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Lean Beef
  • Bison
  • Ham*
  • Bacon*
  • Pork
  • Venison

* Avoid meats cured with sugar.

Fruits & Vegetables 

  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi


  • Cottage Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Feta

Nuts & Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Macadamias
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts

If you would like to talk more about foods for an HCG weight loss diet, or need more information, please contact Dr. Guzman at 513-671-2411.

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