HCG Diet Phase 2 Portion Sizes
Following the HCG Diet protocol is very important so you can get the best losses. This includes having the correct food portion sizes of the approved HCG Diet foods.
HCG Diet approved protein foods
Dr. Simeon was very specific when it comes to the portion size of the protein. The meat should exactly weight 100grams or 3.5 ounces. It must be, all the time, weigh raw on a kitchen scale. All meat regardless of the type must ONLY be 100 grams.
Now if you don’t have a kitchen scale, well I suggest that you need to have one, you can cook the protein (be it beef, fish or chicken) then cut a serving that is the size of a deck card. You can also read the weight on the grocery store label. If you bought a steak weighing 300grams then you can just cut it into 3 servings. If you will not measure your protein choices, you could experience a stall on your diet with HCG.
HCG Diet approved vegetables
The exact portion size of most of the HCG Diet approved vegetable is 1 cup. For lettuce, beet greens, spinach and chard use 3 cups. Now if you do not want to use the measuring cup, your best option is to half fill your plate with leafy greens. You can use the list below if you really want to be specific with the portion size of vegetables.
- Asparagus: 6-7 medium spears
- Chard: 3 cups
- Cucumber: 1 small cucumber
- Beet greens: 3 cups
- Onion: ½ cup sliced
- Spinach: 3cups
- Lettuce: 3 cups
- Fennel: 1 cup
- Tomatoes: 1 medium size
- Red radish: 1 cup sliced
- Chicory: ¾ cups
Non-starchy vegetables like lettuce and spinach offer about 25 calories per serving. You can have it alongside with lean meat. Tomatoes and onion, on the other hand, are high in carbs and can provide you with more calories. If you feel that your weight loss is slowing down, limit your tomatoes and onion intake. Eat your vegetable options with your protein at your two meals. Do not graze on veggies throughout the day.
HCG Diet approved fruits
- Apple: Have a single serving of apple regardless of the size. Do not eat two apples as a substitute for one large apple.
- Orange: One orange is one serving
- Grapefruit: One serving is ½ of grapefruit
- Strawberries: Have one handful of strawberries. One handful is exactly 10-15 large strawberries or 15-20 medium-size strawberries.