HCG Foods for the 800 Calorie HCG Diet
In many diet plans, there is a lot of confusion about what to eat. You may have to buy specific branded meals, expensive or hard to find specialty food, or have to deal with an overly complicated food and points system. None of that is necessary with the 800 Calorie HCG Diet Plan. Approved HCG foods are everywhere! They can be as simple and low-cost or fancy and expensive as you want them to be. There are so many HCG foods to choose from, you won’t get bored, confused, or break the bank.
Similar to the original 500 Calorie HCG Diet from Dr. Simeons in 1954, we eliminate most of the major carbs, including bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, red and black beans, and all foods and drinks with sugar. The major differences in the new plan are the allowance of 3 fruits per day, larger lunches, and low-calorie, sugar-free snacks.
Starting with the parameters of Dr. Simeons’ plan regarding carbs and sugars, we added many new products that were not available in his era. I have added low-carb products such as Wasa Crackers, wraps, and pitas that follow the carbs and calories of the Melba Toasts from the 1950’s. I have also added protein shakes and bars containing 0-2 grams of sugar and less than 5 grams of carbs. Note that all of the snacks in the groups below contain no fat and low sugar or no sugar. Almost all of the choices provide easy control.
HCG Foods List
New Foods for 2019 – Even More Variety and Freedom
There are many new approved HCG foods and more come on the market every day. There is great tasting, very low calorie, low sugar, high protein ice cream from Halo Top. Japanese sashimi and spring rolls have also been added. There are no-carb protein chips from Quest and high protein, low carb/calorie prepared foods like Just Crack an Egg and Special K Crustless Quiche.
The real game-changers are the vegetable carb substitutes. These are really amazing and fill a gap that some dieters struggled with before. They include vegetable cauliflower rice and cauliflower potatoes, zucchini noodles, and Shirataki noodles (aka Miracle Noodles, NoOodle Noodles, and Nasoya’s Pasta Zero). You can finally have pasta and rice that tastes great without getting the high-carbs and calories of actual pasta and rice!
eggs, egg beaters, beef (lean), chicken breast (skinless), white meat turkey, turkey burgers, sea bass, sole, flounder, halibut, grouper, snapper, tilapia, perch, oysters, lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, clams
turkey, chicken, ham, and roast beef (baked or oven roasted, no honey, maple or sugar seasoning), Pre-packed in water: white albacore tuna, chicken in packs or cans, Tyson or Perdue Cooked Chicken Strips
4 oz of fish, chicken, turkey (white meat of both), or beef, low-calorie & low-carb wraps and pitas
in addition to lunch selections, there are numerous HCG friendly frozen entrees with low or no carbs like Atkins, etc., shirataki noodles, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, cauliflower mashed potato substitute
Extend, Atkins, Quest, and Detour brands of high protein low sugar bars.
Extend, Pure Protein, EAS Light, Muscle Milk Light, Premier Protein brands of high protein, low sugar shakes (calories 160 or less, 2-3g sugar or less 10g protein or more)
(3 per day) apples, peaches, all berries (1/2 cup), pear, orange, tangerines, grapefruit (1/2), cantaloupe, nectarine (lime and lemons are free)
unlimited – spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, cabbage, tomatoes, asparagus, onions, celery, parsnip, broccoli, radishes, kale, brussel sprouts, green beans, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, cauliflower, dill pickles, bean sprouts, beets, squash(summer squash has limited portions due to high carbs), eggplant, bok choy, pumpkin, leeks, collards, bamboo shoots, sprouts, snow peas
Teas and Beverages:
diet sodas, green tea, black tea, carbonated water, coffee, tea, crystal light, Diet V-8 Splash, PowerAde Zero (no sugar), Silk Brand light vanilla soymilk or unsweetened organic original (6 oz.), Silk Brand unsweetened Almond Milk (6 oz.), very limited low/no fat cow’s milk (less than ¼ cup), Coffeemate (original), Designer Whey Protein to Go packets
Walden Farms No Calorie/No Fat/No sugar dressings, Light Italian dressing (Wishbone, Kens, or Newman’s Own brand ONLY), very limited olive oil
Condiments and Additives:
one tablespoon of fat free half and half, Equal, Splenda, Stevia, Heinz reduced sugar ketchup, soy, Tabasco, Picante, horseradish, PAM and other no calorie aerosol based cooking sprays, pickles (not sweet), olives (2-3), sugar free salsa, new Erythritol natural substitute sugar. NO BUTTER.
unlimited – lemon, garlic, thyme, parsley, plum vinegar, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, basil, pepper, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt
Miracle noodles, Shirataki noodles (usually found in produce section of supermarket – must be kept cold)
(3 a day) Melba toasts, grissini bread sticks, Wasa, Finn, Gilda toasts,
(1 replaces 3 crackers) Flat-out Light wrap (a no sugar, no fat, high protein wrap), La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas, (80 calories)—recently added
(see food plan for choices, all zero or near zero sugar and low fat) 0 sugar Jell-O & chocolate pudding, no fat cheese, Soy Chips, Walden Farms Spreads, sugar free International Coffees, Murray sugar free cookies, sugar free popsicles, Philly Swirls, no sugar low fat carb control yogurt, Enlightened low sugar ice cream like bars, Halo Top ice cream.
What if I Can’t Find HCG Foods in My Area?
We would be surprised if you couldn’t find any HCG foods because most are readily available at any grocery store. This is by design to make it easy for you to stick with the diet. The shopping list gives the best brands, however some might not be available in all parts of the country. If some of these exact products are not available in your area or you have limited selections, don’t worry. You still have many choices!
Amazon.com carries a wide variety of HCG foods, especially the bars, beverages, condiments, and prepared varieties, at very reasonable prices. Check out my Amazon store, where I have found and listed all of the HCG foods for you. If you are an Amazon Prime member or you have signed up for Prime Pantry, you can get your food delivered right to your door in as little as 2 days.
At the supermarket, when you are looking for HCG foods that are not on the list, look at the calories first. The total fat and sugar should each be less than 2-3 grams. When either fat or sugar is slightly greater than 2 grams follow the 2 +2 rule: the sugar and fat added together should be less than 4 grams. If the sugar meets this test, the next test is “net carbs”. Net carbs are the carbs actually absorbed by the body and should be 10 grams or less per portion:
NET CARBS = Total Carbohydrate – Dietary Fiber – Sugar Alcohols – Splenda
Also, many new HCG foods have come on the market in the last few years – with more arriving every week. These include vegetable-based substitutes for rice, pasta, and potatoes, no carb chips, no sugar cookies, and zero sugar ice cream. You may have to go to Whole Foods for a few of them, but you can find most of them at your local grocery store or on Amazon.
The “NO” Foods in the HCG Plan
Meat and Fish: No salmon, pork, lamb, salami (mixed meats)
Carbs: No bread, starches, sugar, rice, pasta, potatoes
Fruits: No banana, pineapple, grapes, watermelon, mangos, or avocado
Vegetables: No carrots, corn, peas or red or black beans
Oils: Limited olive & cooking oils other than 0 calorie spray oil okay, low fat-low sugar salad dressings
Drinks: No juices, regular sodas, glasses of milk (even low fat)
Other: No NUTS, seeds, oils, or cheese (except no-fat cheese) No peanut butter or almond butter