A vegetarian diet does not include any animal products in the meal. If you are a vegetarian and you want to follow the HCG diet you have to be familiar with it. Vegetarians can do the HCG diet because there are plenty of foods for them. If you are a vegetarian you can replace the meat portion with veggies. You have to make sure that your food replacements are the right options for the VLCD.
The protocol on plant-based HCG diet
For your breakfast, you can drink a cup of tea or coffee. It must not contain sugar or creamer. You can also add a tablespoon of cow milk which you can have per day. If you want to add flavor to your tea or coffee you can add stevia. It is a plant-based sweetener that does not interfere with the work of HCG in your system.
Lunch and Dinner:
Lunch and dinner will be your major meal of the day. This is the time that you can already eat solid foods but remain I the 500 calorie intake. You can choose one item for each food selection or have different choices per meal. For your major meal, you must have one serving of protein which weighs 100 grams per meal. The protein choice for a vegan is 1 hardboiled egg and 3 egg whites. You can also eat tofu and lentils.
The vegan source of protein during the VLCD of the HCG diet
Choose only one vegetable per meal. You can serve it raw or use a cooking method such as steaming and boiling. The sources of protein for vegans are;
- 2 cups of raw Lettuce
- 3 cups of spinach
- Beet greens
- Breadstick of Melba toast
For fruit choices you can have 2 servings per day of the following;
How to stay full when following the vegan protocol of the HCG diet?
Drink no less than 75 ounces of water per day. Avoid soda, alcohol, fruit juices, and wine. These drinks contain most of the sugar and calories that lead to weight gain. Avoid mixing too much seasoning on your meal such as salt and oil. Do not substitute the foods with those that are not on the food list. The best thing you can do to stay full is to maintain your HCG shots. It is because the HCG is responsible for maintaining fullness and suppressing your appetite.
Is it possible to gain weight on the vegetarian protocol of the HCG diet?
Weight gain is possible regardless of the protocol you follow. You can still gain weight when you fail to adhere to the rules of the VLCD. Make sure that you are having enough protein to boost fullness and improve muscle health. When you replace meats with vegetables you have to make sure that it is specific.
The original protocol of the HCG diet by Dr. Simeons is not only for vegetarian dieters. The HCG diet protocol is also not made only to help vegetarian dieters. The HCG diet is for every obese and overweight individual to lose weight through a natural process.