Eggs are among the most nutritious foods. It is a good source of various vitamins. Eating eggs can increase your good cholesterol levels in your body. The good cholesterol levels lower your risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Eggs also have high levels of a protein that can help in weight loss. Protein is the single most important nutritional element for a successful weight loss.
Can you have eggs during the second phase of the HCG diet?
Yes. You can eat eggs for your VLCD meal. It can be a replacement to lean meats. It can help you suppress your appetite and can boost your metabolism. This is allowed as a replacement meal if you go to a vegetarian phase 2. Eating eggs on the HCG diet is not something you can do every day. It is more preferable when you eat eggs whites than egg yolks. This is because egg yolks contain fats that may affect your HCG diet.
How many eggs can you eat during the VLCD?
You can eat 1 whole egg including the egg yolk and 3 eggs but only the egg whites. Only eat eggs to replace meats from lunch to dinner. You can eat eggs once or twice a week. If you notice that your weight loss starts to slow down after eating eggs, you have to stop it. Continue loading lean meats instead of having eggs regularly.
The cooking procedure of eggs for your HCG diet
HCG diet does not allow fats and oils. Use a non-stick pan when you scramble eggs instead of butter or oils. You can also have poached eggs in simmering water. You can also have a hardboiled egg as a simple alternative. Have it plain or crush it on your vegetable meal. Make sure that you limit the egg yolks to avoid weight gain.
The nutrients you can get from eating eggs
Eggs have vitamin D, B12, B6, and other minerals. It also has zinc and iron that is important in maintains healthy blood. Eggs also have high levels of protein. It can be a suitable meal for the HCG diet lunch and dinner. Make sure that you prepare your HCG diet meal personally. This is to avoid the possibility of consuming prohibited foods and other ingredients for VLCD.
What happens when you eat too many egg yolks?
Eating too many egg yolks can cause weight loss dilemma. It can cause rapid fat deposition in various parts of your body. Egg yolks are high in cholesterol and calories that do not work along during the VLCD. Egg yolks can interfere with the work of HCG because of high levels of fats. This will eventually lead to weight gain or weight loss stall.
Important reminders on Phase 2 of the HCG diet
- Weigh your foods regularly especially on protein choices. You also have to track your weight loss every day
- Maintain your HCG shot at the same time each day
- Avoid frying your foods using oils and butter.
- Stick to healthy food choices such as the HCG diet approved vegetables and fruits
- Follow the HCG protocol in case of having meal replacements