Vegetarians & Vegans – Losing weight with HCG
One of the most common questions we get asked is “can vegans or vegetarians do the HCG diet?”. The answer to this question is YES!!!
There are some options for vegans or vegetarians to substitute the typically ‘meat’ protein component on the Trim N Healthy diet. While it can be a little tricky to figure out at first, once you have your routine down pat, you will start seeing the results. We have detailed your protein options at the bottom of this post.
This month we received a message from a loyal Trimmer to let us know how well she is doing with Trim ‘N’ Healthy and to share her story as a pescavegan using a HCG diet to lose weight. Jackie told us about her journey so far:
“Hi ladies…. just finishing my 3rd round of HCG. I decided my menopausal body needed a kick up the pants, so I made some radical changes to my diet…. mainly I went pescavegan, so I eat fish/seafood a few times a week and occasionally eggs too but the rest is all vegan. I cut out sugar and processed foods too.
I piled weight on initially, swapping my meat and meat products meant excess carbs and fats for me…and boy did I bloat! I felt great though…apart from the bloated tum, so I knew I was on the right track.
I tweaked the HCG program to accommodate [and] I’ve lost 17kg since September!!! I feel amazing and I basically just swapped out the meat for eggs/whites…. the rest was easy with fruit and veg. My point of this post is….it can be done vegan/pesca/veg 🙂 Merry Christmas to All….”
– Jackie B, December 2017
Eggs – Eggs are allowed on the HCG Diet for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. A serving of eggs on the HCG Diet is 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites.
Cottage Cheese – Fat free cottage cheese can be used as a protein serving on the HCG Diet. A serving of cottage cheese is 100 grams. Cottage cheese should be used sparingly on the HCG Diet because it can cause stalls. The first time you try it, monitor your weight carefully.
Non-Breaded veggie or black bean burgers – There are several different kinds of veggie patties out there, but most of the positive feedback we’ve heard from clients is the results they see when they eat the non-breaded veggie or black bean burgers. These can be one of your staples unlike cottage cheese. They don’t seem to give too many problems as far as slowing weight loss down or causing stalls. Just make sure you get the kind that is NOT crumbed. Some options available at Woolworths include the “Syndian Lighter Vegetarian Lentil Burger Patties” and the “Linda Mccartney Vegetarian Burger Patties”, these are both vegan friendly too.
Protein Shakes – Low carb, sugar free protein powder supplements are available during Phase 2 of the HCG Diet for vegetarians. They are one of the fastest options because the protein mixes with water. Each serving contains 8-10 grams of protein, and they will help you feel full throughout the day.
Tofu – Tofu is also allowed on the HCG Diet in moderation. A serving of Tofu is 100 grams. Tofu, like cottage cheese needs to be watched carefully because it can cause stalls for some people.