"What to Eat on the HCG Diet Phase 2?". Now that you're ready to begin the diet portion of the HCG program, you're probably wondering what to eat on the HCG Diet Phase 2. What you eat in Phase 2 is an essential component of the overall diet plan. This is the phase of the plan where you move into the 500 calories a day portion of the program. The following are food suggestions to help you make smart and healthy choices during this very important phase.
For proteins, remember to select lean cuts of meat, and if there is a small amount of fat around the edges, make sure to trim it off before weighing and cooking. Lean meat options include lean ground beef, cube steak, top round steak, tri-tip steak, or sirloin tip side steak. If you have problems finding some of these cuts in the meat case, talk to the store's butcher. He will be happy to help you make selections or to make special cuts just for your needs.
Other proteins to include are chicken breast (look for organically raised, if possible) and fish such as cod, red snapper, tilapia, haddock, halibut, or flounder. You can also have lobster and shrimp. If you get tired of regular beef, try veal instead. Look for lean cuts of veal sirloin or veal loin chops.
As far as produce selections are concerned, eat vegetables such as celery, cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, red radishes, spinach, onions, and tomatoes. Fruits you are allowed to eat are grapefruit, green apples, oranges, strawberries, and one lemon per day. Breads include only one Grissini breadstick or one slice of Melba toast daily.
Allowable beverages are coffee or tea; if you choose to sweeten them, use only Stevia (NOT Truvia, Splenda, Equal, etc.). Also, make sure to drink a lot of water.
In order to spice up your food, the HCG Diet allows the use of pepper, parsley, oregano, garlic (also allowed as a vegetable), thyme, basil, mustard seed, marjoram, and apple cider vinegar.