HCG Diet Grocery List
The best way to ensure success in any diet program is to be prepared. Being prepared with food is probably the biggest factor in your diet success. Likewise, when on the HCG diet, it is important to know and prepare the food items you need beforehand so that you can make sure you have bought and stocked them before you start your weight loss program.
I cannot underline this more, Being prepared allows you to save time in the store but help you enjoy your diet to the fullest.
An HCG diet grocery list does not only include the foods, beverages, and other supplemental vitamins necessary for the weight loss program but it also includes the personal care products essential in boosting the effects of HCG. By having a complete list of grocery items you are then able to work out their weight management techniques properly and effectively. You also get to plan your activities, meals and schedules during each phase.
Allright let’s get to it then. Below is a sample grocery list for when you are on the HCG Diet. This should help you get started and point you in the right direction. The exact grocery list is something you will prepare once you are clear on your meals and after you talk to your physician and nutritionist.
Food items to be purchased when on the diet consist mainly of vegetables and white meat. As much as possible, fresh, raw vegetables should be chosen, ranging from greens to the likes of tomato, carrot and cucumber. Cabbage, lettuce, and other leafy vegetables are also recommended, but starchy vegetables such as eggplant, gourd and potatoes are restricted.
Fruits are not part of the grocery list except for apples, strawberries, and grapefruit.
Meat products that can be purchased for the HCG diet include veal, chicken, fish, crab, shrimp and other seafood. As much as possible, have the fat or skin removed as the oils add up the excess calories.
Dairy products used in the HCG diet include skim milk, eggs, and yogurt. Milk products with probiotic content may as well be purchased.
Condiments used in the HCG diet include salt, pepper, soy sauce and vinegar. Artificial flavorings are not used in preparing meals in this diet program, mainly because of their high MSG content. Mayonnaise is also not allowed.
Beverages are limited to tea, coffee, and coconut water (whenever available). Since sugar is restricted in this diet, sweeteners such as saccharin and Stevia may be used.
There are also certain rules when it comes to using personal care products during the HCG diet. The general rule is to void oil-based hygiene items, such as lotions, body oils, soaps and shampoo. Such body care products should be made of water-based ingredients, as the oil-based products react negatively on the skin due to the presence of HCG. Makeup items are limited to powder, lipstick and eyebrow pencil.
Since HCG diet is a low-calorie diet, people on this program are required to take vitamin supplements. Vitamin supplements include Vitamin C, E and B+. Other mineral and protein supplements meanwhile can be provided by fish and krill oil, due to their omega-3 content.
Preparing a Grocery List
When preparing a grocery list of items for the HCG diet, it is recommended to first talk to your physician and/or nutritionist and form a plan together. Keep in mind to always consult with a licensed medical professional since each individual is different and consulting your doctor about your diet and other medical necessities is vital before you start any diet program. Only your physician will be able to suggest for additional requirements and other dietary aid supplements and alternatives that is tailored for you.
Finally, preparing your grocery list assumes that you have made up your mind about your meal plan for the week. It might make sense to browse through all the HCG Diet recipes and decide what appeals to you the most. This will help you fine tune your ingredients and also ensure that your meals are enjoyable and to your taste.