The foods on the modern approach of Phase 2 of the HCG diet are readily available. There is a food list provided to make it easy for you to stick to the diet. The modern approach of the HCG diet allows you to have 700 to 800 calories per day. This approach focuses on how you would add more food choices without interfering with the mechanism of HCG.
Foods that are not allowed on the modern approach of the HCG diet
- You are not allowed to eat salmon, lamb, and pork meat
- Salami and mixed meats
- Avoid carbs such as all kinds of bread
- Do not eat starches, sugar, and pasta
- Avoid eating rice and potatoes
- Avoid eating banana, grapes, and pineapples
- You cannot also eat avocados, mango, and watermelon
- No carrots, peas, and corn
- Avoid red or black beans, no juices, soda, and milk
- Do not eat nuts, oils, and fatty cheese
What are the risks of unhealthy foods for your health?
Eating unhealthy food choices during the HCG diet will put you at risk of having diabetes. It can spike up your blood sugar levels and may also increase hunger. Eating too much also leads to discomfort, bloating, and pain in your stomach.
Can you eat more foods while you exercise in modern VLCD?
You can eat more foods but it must not go beyond the allocated amount of calories per day. Make sure that you are not hungry or tired when exercising to avoid overeating.
Are you allowed to have cheat days on the modern VLCD?
Cheat days are not allowed during the HCG diet. The 700 to 800 daily calories allowed on the modern approach is enough to sustain your body. Avoid cheating on your meals to prevent weight gain. Cheating is one of the biggest barriers to weight loss. Do not eat foods that have high-calorie content such as processed meat and junk foods.
Does the modern approach of the VLCD affect your muscle mass?
The modern approach of the VLCD does not affect your muscle mass. The HCG works the same as how it works on the original protocol. It reaches the stubborn fats in your body and leaves your muscle behind. The HCG will enhance your testosterone levels which are responsible for maintaining your muscle mass. It maintains the firmness of your muscle and bone health during the rapid fat burning.
Can you take weight loss supplements during the modern VLCD?
Taking other weight loss supplements is not allowed during the HCG diet even in the modern approach. You can only take vitamin C, D, and calcium. Taking weight loss supplements or booster may stop the HCG in burning your body fats.
Does the rapid weight loss lessen if you follow the modern approach?
The effects of the HCG diet remain the same as to how it works on the original protocol. Therefore you can still lose weight rapidly and reach your weight loss goal. The modern approach may take longer than the original but it can still help you lose weight.