Phase 2 Approved HCG Diet Food List

Phase 2 Approved HCG Diet Food List

Here are the lists of foods that you can eat in your Phase 2 journey with HCG diet. You can use this list as a quick reference when you shop and prepare for your meals.

HCG protein options

  • Lobster
  • Lean Beef (These includes sirloin steaks, filet mignon,)- ideally 95% or more fat-free
  • Veal
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken breast (all fats and skin removed, should also be boneless)
  • Fresh white fish (These includes sea bass, orange roughy, red snapper, catfish, burbot, whiting, cod, flounder, tilapia, halibut, pock, trout,)
  • Bison
  • Crab (should be fresh crab, no imitation crab allowed)
  • Canned tuna (must be packed in water)
  • 1 protein serving= 100 grams/3.5 ounces for 2 servings a day
  • Have your meat trimmed of all visible fats and weigh raw.

Protein replacement

  • Fat-free cottage cheese about 100 grams
  • 1 egg + 3 egg whites

HCG Vegetable Options:

  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Beet-greens
  • Green Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Onions
  • Red radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Your vegetable serving is not indicated in the hcg original protocol. So, eat until you are satisfied.

HCG Fruit Option:

  • 1 Apple
  • ½ Grapefruit
  • 1 Orange
  • Handful of Strawberries (Usually 5-6 medium strawberries)

HCG Carb Option

  • 1 Melba Toast (Flavors allowed: roasted garlic, sea salt, whole grain)
  • 1 Grissini Stick (without oil)

HCG Drinks Options

HCG additional foods allowed

  • 1 tablespoon of milk a day
  • 1 lemon a day
  • Mustard
  • Natural sweetener such as Stevia
  • Braggs Liquid Amino (a healthy soy sauce substitute)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Natural spices and herbs (check for spices with starches, sugars and fillers)


  • Each food listed is carefully picked and research for a specific reason.
  • The foods listed above are the ONLY foods you’re allowed to eat during your VLCD.
  • All items not found on the list are forbidden.

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