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HCG Diet Food List

by matiss steins (2017-11-11)


BREAKFAST: Any non-calorie fluids in any amount. (See fluid options below)

LUNCH: A protein food and fresh vegetables. (See options below)

DINNER: A protein food and fresh vegetables. (See options below)

SNACKS: Two portions of fruit a day, in the morning and afternoon. (See options below)


Protein Foods: 3 � oz twice daily (lunch and dinner) About the size of a makeup compact
Choose only lean meats, particularly:

  • Veal or steak (free range only)
  • Fresh white fish (halibut, cod, flounder, monkfish, perch, pike, Pollock, snapper, sole, whiting, crab meat, lobster, shrimp, scallops)
  • Chicken ??" no skin (chicken breast only)

Note: all visible fat must be removed before cooking and the portion should be weighed raw. It must be cooked without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna fish, herring, or any dried, pickled or smoked fish are not allowed



Fresh Vegetables: 3 � oz selected vegetables twice daily (lunch and dinner)

  • Spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad (lettuce), tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini. (Do NOT mix vegetables ??" one vegetable choice per serving).
  • NO pumpkin, beetroot, potatoes, carrots, peas or corn



Fruit: 2 portions per day, at least 6 hours apart

  • Apple, strawberries (6 large), orange, � grapefruit



Fluids: A minimum of two liters of water daily

  • 10 glasses (2 liters) MINIMUM should be consumed daily
  • Tea/coffee (in any quantity), soda water, mineral water, diet soft drink (max: 2)
  • FYI: To get results, drink 50% water equivalent to your body weight. Example, if you weigh 200 pounds, drink 100 ounces of water.



Little Extras

  • One tablespoon of milk daily ONLY!
  • Artificial sweeteners ??" absolutely NO SUGAR (Stevia is a great option)
  • Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweet-basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, and other spices are freely available as seasonings
  • NO margarine, butter, oil, dressing
  • Juice of 1 lemon daily



Drinks and Seasonings

The juice of one lemon daily is allowed for all purposes.

Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, majoram, etc., may be used for seasoning, but no oil, butter or dressing.

Tea, coffee, plain water, or mineral water (2 liters of water per day is recommended) are the only drinks allowed, but they may be taken in any quantity and at all times.

The fruit or the breadstick may be eaten between meals instead of with lunch or dinner, but not more than than four items listed for lunch and dinner may be eaten at one meal.

Prescribed medicines may be used without special permission.  


Portions and specially prepared unsweetened, low calorie foods


"In many countries specially prepared unsweetened and low Calorie foods are freely available, and some of these can be tentatively used... the total daily intake must not exceed 500 Calories if the best possible results are to be obtained, that the daily ration should contain 200 grams of fat-free protein and a very small amount of starch."  From Dr Simeon's "Pounds and Inches." 


Important Highlights:


The 500 calorie limit must always be maintained.


2 small apples are not an acceptable exchange for "1 apple."


Very occasionally we allow egg - boiled, poached or raw - to patients who develop an aversion to meat, but in this case they must add the white of three eggs to the one they eat whole.


Cottage cheese made from skimmed milk is available 100 grams may occasionally be used instead of the meat 



Sample Meal Planner 










Allowed Fruit & Coffee

Coffee or Tea & allowed Fruit

Allowed Fruit & Coffee

Coffee or Tea & Allowed Fruit

Allowed Fruit & Coffee

Allowed Fruit & Coffee

Coffee or tea & Allowed Fruit


Lettuce Wraps

Salad and Baked Fish

Melba Toast w/Tomatoes and Shrimp

Chicken and Salad

Chicken and Salad

Chicken Creole Cucumber Salad

Green Onion Burger


Fish and Veggies

& Veggies

 Chicken and Veggies

Lean Steak, Grilled Onions


Chicken & Veggies

 Bake Fish and Veggies


The above list (click here for better hcg diet food list) and samples are just examples of how this diet kind of works. You will be given a complete instruction guide with all the tips and rules you need including example shopping lists, menus and recipes. 





Personal Care and Beauty Products on the hCG Diet: 

We do permit the use of lipstick, powder and such lotions as are entirely free of fatty substances. We also allow brilliantine to be used on the hair but it must not be rubbed into the scalp. Obviously sun-tan oil is prohibited.

Aspirin and birth control are allowed on the Simeons hCG Diet.

No massage of any kind.