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Egg Whites as a protein?

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in HCG Diet Protocol
March 23, 2014 07:01 PM 

Egg Whites as a protein?

I'm not much of a meat eater , besides chicken. Wondering since we're supposed to have 2 different sources of protein in a day, can egg white be used? Also- the protein shakes you sell. Does that count as a protein?
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December 22, 2014 09:56 AM 
Was this ever answered? I see so many unanswered great questions
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December 22, 2014 10:02 AM 
Its not so much to protein, but the 500-550 calories per day you must eat. Your not really counting protein per day. Every caloric calculator has a different value for the same food which make it close to impossible to measure accurately. That is why we use the 500-550 scale. You should rotate your foods: chicken, beef, whitefish. The protein packs are for people who calculate under the required minimums and needs and extra boost for the day, OR for people who are perhaps traveling or on vacation and are not in a situation where basic plain foods are available. Remember, all our patients can also call our fully licensed medical support team for support.
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January 24, 2015 11:17 PM 
The answer is still unclear to me. Can egg whites be used to substitute or not? Can the protein shakes be used to substitute an entire meal? and How would you "calculate under the required minimums"?
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Nu Image Medical

January 24, 2015 11:31 PM 
ALL GREAT QUESTIONS!!! Plain egg whites can be used. The protein shakes are there for a couple reasons: 1. To add increased protein and increased calories to the diet if you are under you daily allowance. 2. To be used while traveling and healthy HCG food is not available. 3. To be used instead of food when necessary You must eat a minimum of 500 calories per day. Every calculator for food on the internet is going to give you a different value. SO, to make it easy, we say stay between 500 - 550 calories per day to make it easy. Now, most people just weight their food and DO NOT count the calories. We see it every single day. When we go through the calculations with them, they always end up between 300 and 374 calories. Simply put, without the sauces and carbs and seasonings, 500-550 calories of food is quite a lot! If you find your self eating under the required calories and you simply cannot get another meal in, have a shake. That will bring you up to where you need to be, and the extra protein is AWESOME for you!
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Legacy User

January 25, 2015 10:48 PM 
Sounds like I need to eat a little more. I have not touched the bread allowance and am probably at the 375 Cal. you spoke of. What effect does that have... muscle loss, stall? Just wondering.
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January 26, 2015 02:49 PM 
Muscle Loss, Hunger, Slowed Metabolism, Stall, Weigh Gain. That is why Dr. Simeons and we express the 500 calorie per day absolute minimum. Our our calorie counter and make sure you calculate all foods eaten to obtain the most precise results.
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