HCG Injections

The hCG diet is a low-calorie regimen combined with hormone injections. The diet plan allows you to consume 500 calories daily, consisting of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients for weight loss. One of the frequently asked questions is whether vegetarians can try the HCG diet or not.

Can A Vegetarian Do the HCG Diet?

Vegetarians can do the HCG diet and work fine, but there are a few modifications and additions to what would be considered a strict vegetarian diet. The hCG diet is a vegetarian-friendly weight loss program. It offers a lot for overweight and obese individuals seeking weight loss. Vegetarian protocol on the HCG diet has substitute choices for meat choices. You can follow this protocol without worrying about protein supply during the VLCD. 

Protein Options

For vegetarians or vegans who don’t include fish in their diets, you can substitute them with high-protein foods to help you reach your daily recommended protein intake. Here are some of the recommended options:

  1. Cottage cheese. It contains approximately 30g of protein per cup. Add a decent portion to a salad to meet your recommended protein intake.
  2. Protein powder. Mix a serving of your favorite protein powder with a cup of water for between 20 and 30g of non-meat protein.
  3. Tofu. Tofu is extremely versatile, and it tastes delicious too. Add to salad 20 grams of protein for every cup. Tofu makes a great meat substitute for vegans and vegetarians.
  4. Tempeh. It is made from fermented soybeans, and one cup packs a 30g protein punch when used in cooking. 
  5. Miso soup. It is low in calories and a typical vegetarian option on the HCG diet because you can have a lot of it, which helps you meet your protein intake without being guilty of your calorie intake. 
  6. Eggs. It is a versatile and high-protein food. For the HCG diet option, you can have two boils and two eggs for 12 grams of protein.

What are the Vegetables Allowed on the HCG Diet?

  • Asparagus
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Radishes
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Beet greens
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Greens

After the Vegetarian HCG Diet

It is recommended that dieters eat two eggs for breakfast, a huge steak for lunch or dinner, and lots of cheese to prevent protein deficiency. Talk with a specialist if you are not vegan, and you can try the diet this way. You can adapt your HCG diet to suit your body by asking your doctor about protein replacements and meal prep tips.

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