The HCG diet like most diets may seem boring and very restrictive at first. However the fact that HCG original diet does not have a specific kind of food you should be taking, gives you certain freedoms that normally do not come with other diets. With the instructions only bending on the amount of calories you are to take, you do not have to stick to a particularly diet day after day just because you are dieting. Below are a sample of phase 2 recipes you can use in your weight lose journey:
During breakfast you can go ahead and take tea or coffee depending on what you are usually accustomed to. However no sugar is permitted in the morning beverage, to make it tasty though you may add additives like Stevia. In the case of sweet and low add only one packet as it has more sugar than other supplements available in the market, to be on the safe side use of only Stevia is recommended. To ensure you have enough energy to push you through the morning session you can take a fruit, the most recommended is � of grapefruit or an orange. Eating of cooked food while in the HCG diet in the morning is a bad idea as you will most likely eat more calories than you expect.
During lunch hour, you may find that you have a little more freedom than during breakfast. As this is where you should eat protein. With the diet recommending at least 100 grams of protein a day, it basically becomes your choice to choose what kind you want but check on the fat content as it should be less than 7%. The sample phase 2 recipes permitted during lunch are proteins consisting of lean meat, fish, chicken, shrimp. Choosing beef may seem a big step as most beef has a lot of fat in it, thus is you do not know how to estimate fat content it is better to steer clear of it, salmon fish and cat fish, eel and tuna are some of the other types of fish that you should not take while in the HCG diet. You should also eat one vegetable for lunch, as most vegetables are high in fiber you will feel full more quickly and for longer. For carbohydrates you can choose Melba toast or bread stick to cover you on that but ensure you go for the one with no additives at all, which can be found in almost any store. Since fruit is always a must, you may want to go for variety either an apple, 1/2 grapefruit or 7 strawberries, ensure you only eat one a day and not all at the same time.
Dinner usually constitutes everything you have eaten for lunch, but you have the option of switching them around. If you had eaten fish during lunch chicken may just be what you need.
However when it comes to calorie counting, ensure that what you eat at breakfast is always less than 100 calories, so that you can divide the rest of the 400 calories between lunch and dinner. For vegetables always go for something that has very low calories such as lettuce, cabbage or spinach. This way you will be able to stick to the whole diet without a problem.