Confused about what protein choice to eat during the very-low-calorie diet?
The HCG Diet menu is designed so that most of the calories at lunch and dinner include having at least 100 grams of protein choices, including the leanest meat, chicken, seafood. Occasional substitutes are fine, like eggs and cottage cheese. Eggs are perhaps the best replacement for lean meat, chicken, or fish.
Am I allowed to eat eggs on the HCG Diet?
Yes, you can eat eggs on the HCG diet no matter what phases you are in. Just keep this in mind- eating eggs on the HCG diet is not something that you can do every day. And when you decide to incorporate eggs into your meal, you are better off mainly eating egg whites as egg yolk contains so much fat. Who would want to eat fat when you are trying to get rid of fat?
How many eggs are allowed during phase 2?
From the book Pounds and Inches, Dr. Simeons emphasizes the number of eggs allowed during the second phase. The protocol strictly allowed HCG dieters to consume only 1 whole egg mixed with 3 egg whites. The egg white blend can substitute your protein option at lunch or dinner. But you don’t have to eat eggs at every meal as there are other healthy protein options to choose from, such as seafood and poultry.
For dieters who are extremely hungry in the morning, sometimes eat 1 hard-boiled egg for breakfast. Now, when you do this, you ought to cut out your carb choices such as the Grissini stick or Melba toast during that day.
How often can I eat eggs on the HCG Diet?
The HCG Diet protocol permits you to eat only one or two eggs per week. If you notice a plateau, take the eggs out from your diet and look for other protein options acceptable on the HCG diet. Eggs are excellent protein sources, but eat them in moderation. Eat them only as a last resort for fish, meat, or seafood. It’s important to keep in mind that egg yolk contains over 80 calories, while egg white contains just over 12 calories. Eat no more than four eggs in a day. Only eat them during one of your meals at least once or two times a week.
Egg day on the HCG Diet
How to use eggs on Phase 2: If you are still on the second phase of the HCG Diet, you can have 4 eggs total- 3 egg whites plus 1 whole egg. You can use this to replace your main protein either during lunch or dinner. However, if you decide to eat eggs on the HCG diet, eat them once or twice a week only.
How to use eggs to break a stall: The original HCG Diet protocol doesn’t recommend the use of eggs to break a stall. But some dieters did some modifications and have done the “egg day” as a stall break has seen positive results the next day. During egg day, have 2 eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The total number of eggs to consume during the day should be around 6 to 8 for phase 2 from noon to noon. Or 8 to 12 eggs if you are on phase 3. During an “egg day”, you are not allowed to consume fruits and veggies, and you must drink plenty of water too.