Breakfast on the HCG diet is optional. During phase 2, you only get two meals per day, lunch and dinner. Breakfast during the very-low-calorie diet phase is consist of only of:
There is no limit to the amount of tea or coffee you can drink, but without sugar or cream. It’s forbidden to use sugar, but your coffee and tea need not be boring. You can always make it enjoyable because you can use calorie-free sweeteners like Stevia as a substitute. One tablespoon of milk is allowed every 24 hours, so you can mix milk into your morning coffee. As long as the milk is not over 2% fat, any type of milk is fine. Whole milk, cream, and half & half are not allowed. However, you can use unsweetened soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, and other unsweetened non-dairy milk alternatives. Do not use more than 1 tablespoon of milk per day as it might cause weight loss to stall or slow.
Breakfast schedule for a morning person
If you are a morning person and want to have an actual breakfast during the very low-calorie phase, you may split your Grissini stick/ Melba toast or fruits from your main meal. Make sure you do not eat your fruit or grissini at your meal when you split them. Protein and vegetables must be eaten together for lunch and dinner; you cannot separate them.
Your daily menu example may look like this if you wish to split your meals:
- 7:00 AM- 1 cup of black coffee sweetened with Stevia with one tablespoon of milk, 1 apple
- 10:00 AM- 1 Melba toast or Grissini stick
- 12:00 PM- 100 grams of protein option, 1 serving of vegetable
- 3:00 PM- 1 Grissini stick, 1 fruit option
- 6:00 PM- 100 grams of protein option, 1 serving of vegetable
There are, however, some instances where some dieters eat a portion of their protein for breakfast- around 50 grams along with the fruit option. 50 grams is quite a very small portion, but sometimes even just a little protein will help when you are struggling with the very low-calorie diet phase. If you do this, you may need to go beyond the 500-calorie diet.
Here’s Dr. Simeons exact word:
“There is no objection to breaking up the two meals. For instance, having a breadstick and an apple for breakfast or before going to bed, provided they are deducted from the regular meals. The whole daily ration of two breadsticks or two fruits may not be eaten at the same time, nor can any item saved from the previous day be added on the following day”.
“The fruit or the breadstick may be eaten between meals instead of with lunch or dinner, but not more than four items listed for lunch and dinner may be eaten at one meal”.
So, there you have it. Good luck to you!