For chocoholics, one concern on the diet protocol is whether they can eat chocolate on the HCG diet or not. The HCG diet is a low-calorie diet that goals to cut down your intake of foods that triggers weight gain. This only means that sugar and carbs are not permissible throughout the fat-burning phase or phase 2 of the HCG diet.
Before cutting your calorie intake, you have to know your weight loss goal. Identify the real reason why you want to lose weight. This will help in preventing problems that are related to weight. You can also include planning for your weight loss meal plan during this time.
Chocolates are permissible for Phase 1 of the HCG diet or the loading phase. However, it is important to focus loading on fats and other foods to prepare your fat stores for the VLCD. Ensure that you administer the HCG injection starting from day 1 of the loading phase up to the end of your Phase 2 or VLCD.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Avoid eating chocolate or any sugary treats during the second phase of the HCG diet. Stick to loading organic and freshly picked products throughout the diet duration.
Phase 3 of the HCG diet permits a lot more freedom to explore while still staying in the realm of a healthy diet. For phase 3, you could have some chocolate that is sweetened with stevia or that is 100% dark chocolate with no sweetener at all. However, sugar is not yet permissible during this phase as per the original protocol of this diet.
Although, many HCG dieters who have completed several rounds of HCG have become comfortable with the program and experiment with breaking the protocol. These dieters have learned which foods cause gains for them and as such are more comfortable breaking protocol and going a bit rogue on the diet such as eating chocolates. But, it is always better to stick to the protocol to avoid any problems such as plateaus, and weight gain.