Eating healthy today is not as easy as it might seem and the food pyramid can be confusing for some. Combine the need to learn about the food pyramid and how the HCG diet plan works, and a dieter might want to run for the hills! Nevertheless, understanding the food pyramid is essential to your HCG weight loss success. Common sense food selections simply are not enough.
The HCG diet plan has a very strict acceptable food list, but you can mix and match acceptable foods to make the diet more diversified and interesting. You can get creative and tasty HCG friendly recipes from our website, and you can definitely create your own. When doing so, you will be using foods that are considered truly healthy on the food pyramid and you will learn to naturally choose foods that are good for you and your body. To get start, your diet will have to consist of 25 percent carbohydrates, 35 percent healthy fats, and 40 percent proteins.
As defined by the food pyramid, a good diet plan consists of vegetables, a variety of fruits, proteins, “good for you” fats, and fiber. When people hear the word “fat” they automatically assume that any food with fats is an unacceptable diet food. This is not the case and fats are needed to keep the natural sugars you consume from rushing through your bloodstream too quickly. When on the HCG diet plan, fats in fish and seafood products like salmon, and the fats in lean meats and poultry are still good for you.
The fish and lean meats also supply you with the levels of protein you require in order to maintain good nutritional health. If you are an vegetarian, you can eat eggs instead. Or you can have a glass of skim milk (16 oz) or 3.5 oz of fat-free cottage cheese instead, although you may lose less when consuming dairy products on the HCG diet.
Veggies and fruits are definitely a must in every diet. When you experience a sugar rush you will feel fairly good, but a short time later your body will crash, you will be tired, and you will be hungry. This is when you begin to make bad food choices. So you should consume fruits and veggies as instructed on the HCG diet plan in order to avoid this. Allowed fruits and veggies include foods such as red grapefruit, lettuce, oranges, lemons, strawberries, celery, onions, tomatoes, and asparagus. You can consume legumes, beans, and sprouted grain Ezekiel bread for fiber as well. Many dieters add broccoli to their daily diet with satisfying weight loss result, however some dieters do report slower weight loss experience when eating broccoli. Through your vegetables and fruits you can get the fiber you need on a daily basis as well as plenty of vitamins.
To get your daily dose of breads and grains, you can consume Melba Toast: either garlic or wheat varieties. However some dieters have reported cutting out Melba toast can increase weight loss on the HCG diet. If you hit a plateau on the HCG diet, consider dropping any foods containing carbohydrates such as Melba Toast until you begin losing weight again. Once the plateau is over, you can again add the Melba Toast or other allowable carbohydrates to the foods you consume.
There are no approved dairy products on the plan because dairy products, while healthy, are often fattening. Despite the fact that the food pyramid encourages you to consume diary on a daily basis, you will not be using dairy products until you complete the HCG diet. In order to get the calcium you need, you can use a calcium supplement or multi-vitamins with calcium.