HCG diet protocol is pretty simple. Every day you get two servings of protein, two servings of fruits and vegetables, and two carbs. Because of these restrictions, a lot of vegetarians wonder if it’s possible for them to do the HCG diet.
The answer is-YES it’s possible! If you are a vegetarian, you can safely do the diet. Your protocol doesn’t require you to eat meat. But how… well, there are few modifications only. Since most of the calories in the original protocol doesn’t come from meat sources. One of the modifications is to substitute your meat choices into other HCG approved protein source.
This is the best option for you. Drinking one or two protein shakes each day will provide your body with all the protein requirements you need on your VLCD. The highest quality substitute that you can use on the HCG diet is the whey protein.
There are lots of HCG recipes which don’t include meat that you can try. No matter what modifications you make, be sure that you’ll include fruits and vegetables in your meal plan. Be careful too with the number of calories you take every day. Do not exceed the 500 calories whether you eat meat or not.
The vegetarian version of HCG may even be easier for you. Aside from the filling fruits and veggies, you need to take whey protein. This will ensure that you will get the maximum amount of protein each day.
You need to increase your veggie serving to compensate for the lack of protein in your diet. Vegetables like spinach and asparagus are high in protein. And these vegetables will be your major source of protein while on the HCG diet. You can drink skim milk as recommended by Dr. Simeons. But the whey protein replacement is far better.
There are several protein powders that aren’t sweetened with Stevia. They use ingredients like aspartame and sucralose that causes metabolic issues which can affect your weight loss.