Sugar and Starches on HCG Diet

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Dr. Simeons eliminated sugar and starches on P2 and P3 of HCG diet for a reason.

  • Both are known to cause several health issues. High consumption of sugar and starch leads to diabetes. Even if your BMI is normal, you should limit your sugar intake.
  • Both are best contributors to obesity because the calories that are not burned right away are stored as fats.


Sugar does more damage to your body than previously thought. It is very dangerous when consumed every day. Sugar is hidden in almost all processed foods- from pretzels to bologna and sauces. It is even injected to meats. Sugar that is loaded into your soft drinks, sports drink and fruit juices are more dangerous than the natural sugar. Not only will it cause you to gain weight but you are at greater risk of developing several illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.

There are various types of sugar that you need to avoid when on HCG diet.

  1. Agave syrup
  2. Barley malt
  3. Beet sugar
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Buttered syrup
  6. Cane juice crystals
  7. Cane sugar
  8. Caramel
  9. Corn syrup
  10. Confectioner’s sugar
  11. Date sugar
  12. Demerara sugar
  13. Dextran
  14. Dextrose
  15. Diastatic malt
  16. Ethyl maltol
  17. Fructose
  18. Fruit juice
  19. Fruit juice concentrate
  20. Galactose
  21. Glucose
  22. Glucose solids
  23. Grape sugar
  24. High-fructose corn syrup
  25. Honey
  26. Icing sugar
  27. Invert sugar
  28. Lactose
  29. Maltodextrin
  30. Maltose
  31. Malt syrup
  32. Maple syrup
  33. Molasses
  34. Muscovado sugar
  35. Panocha
  36. Raw sugar
  37. Sorbitol
  38. Stevia in the Raw (contains sugar)
  39. Sucrose


Foods that are high in starch can be harmful. Foods like white flour, white rice and cereals are easily broken down. Natural grains like whole grain cereal and brown rice are broken down much more slowly than the processed one. Some of their starches never break down at all.

Once you’re done doing the P3 you can start introducing starch into your body. Opt for whole grains than the processed starches because they are much better to consume. White rice and potatoes should be avoided because it can cause a spike in your blood sugar.