1000-1200 Calorie Protocol

What to expect

Days 1 – 2
(Phase 1)

During the first two days of your HCG diet program, (while taking the HCG drops) we ask that you eat higher calories both days, eat anything you want and drink over 100 oz of water. This is a very important step in the diet because it prepares the body for the weight reduction program. This also allows time for the HCG to get into your system thus cutting your appetite so that you may avoid the possibility of suffering from hunger. Make sure and take 25 drops (this amount to ½ to ¾ of a dropper) of the HCG drops before each meal. Please go to our FAQ Page and read the question that explains why loading days are important and exactly how to do them.

Days 3 – 15+
(Phase 2)

Your weight loss protocol begins on day three. At this point you MUST follow the prescribed program without deviation. Eating more food than the plan allows, or consuming foods that are not allowed, will only cause an immediate weight gain. It is also important that you correct any deviations. Should deviations occur, you must return immediately to the stated diet plan. Make sure to continue taking 25 drops (this will amount to ½ to ¾ of a dropper) of the HCG liquid before each meal.

After Weight Loss (Maintenance Program – Phase 3 & Phase 4)

After you complete your HCG cycle please do not eat starches or sugars for 2 to 3 weeks. You may eat as much of the approved foods as you like, within reason, but do not consume starches or sugars. That means no potatoes or cold cereal or candy of any kind. After 2 to 3 weeks you make begin to slowly add starches and sugars. Also, you may now begin to exercise a little more vigorously at least 3 times a week. It should be easier now since you have taken your weight off. Please weigh yourself every two days during this period and if you show weight gain of up to 2 pounds then you need to reduce the number of starches and sugars and concentrate on vegetables and proteins. This will help you maintain your ideal weight. Click to read the full description of Phase 3 and here for Phase 4.

HCG Diet Foods

You will be consuming three meals a day (It’s based on the new slower loss diet which can vary between about 1000 – 1200 calories per day depending on what protocol foods you eat unless you choose a custom plan to fit your active lifestyle.)  Learn about the proper, approved foods here.

This is our new higher calorie protocol for slower loss.  Average loss on this protocol is about 15 lbs a month when following the diet plan. If you want faster results follow our original protocol.

Breakfast

Option #1: 1 cup of cereal (original Cheerios, original Special K or Total) w/1 cup of skim milk

Option #2: 2 egg and 1 40 calorie piece of toast

Option #3: 3 eggs no toast

Option #4: 1/2 cup of (original) oatmeal

Option #5: 2 slices of french toast with 40 calorie bread

Option #6: HCG Diet Support Shake.

Lunch

Option #1: 8 oz of protein (please weigh before cooking) from our approved protein list, 2 cups of raw or cooked veggies from the approved list and 1 cup of fruit from the approved list

Option #2: 1 1/2 cups of Cottage Cheese, 2 cups of cooked or raw veggies and 1 cup of fruit from approved list.

Option #3: HCG Diet Support Shake.

Dinner

Option #1: 10 oz of protein (please weigh before cooking) from our approved protein list, 2 cups of raw or cooked veggies from the approved list and 1 cup of fruit from approved list.

Option #2: 1 1/2 cups of Cottage Cheese, 2 cups of cooked or raw veggies and 1 cup of fruit from approved list.

Option #3: HCG Diet Support Shake.

Afternoon Snack

  • Turkey breast (white) with sweet pickles (sugar free) or
  •  1/2  a protein bar (low carb, no more than 100 calories) or
  • 1/2-cup cottage cheese with an apple or
  • Bag of popcorn (no more than 100 calorie)

Approved HCG Diet Food Proteins

White Chicken Filet Mignon (no sauce) Talapia Blue Fish
Salmon Ground Round Shrimp Ocean Perch
White Fish Clams (10) White Pork Crab
Veal Sea Bass Venison Lobster
Catfish Tuna Flounder White Turkey
Roast Eggs

 

Approved HCG Diet Food Vegetables

Greens Celery Radishes Asparagus
Brussel Sprouts Cucumber Bean Sprouts Onion
Broccoli Spinach Bell Peppers Tomato
Cauliflower Lettuce Green Beans Mushrooms
Carrots Cabbage Peas Dill Pickles
Zucchini

 

Approved HCG Diet Food Fruits

Apples Peaches Oranges Pears
Cantaloupe Plums Strawberries Blueberries
Nectarines Grapefruit Raspberries

 

Seasonings and Condiments

Most spices can be used, but no butter, fat or oil may be used. Pam cooking spray may be used for cooking food. Salt may also be used. Vinegar and lemon or lime should be used liberally. Tabasco sauce, soy sauce, picante sauce, and horseradish sauce are allowed in moderation. When using these spices and such please make sure there is NO SUGAR CONTENT. (Sugar substitutes containing 0 calories may be used.)

Water is critical to the success of this program.

As with most HCG diet plans, you must drink a minimum of 100 ounces of water every day. This is about 10 to 12 glasses of water. Drinking over 100 oz of water a day is a must. We recommend up to 128 oz a day for best results. If you do not drink enough water, your weight loss total will decrease and could possible stall. You need to drink the correct amount of water for the program to work properly. You may have 3 diet sodas, or 3 glasses of Crystal Lite every day, however, these drinks, do not count toward your water intake. Tea and coffee should not be consumed, however, if you do consume them, be advised that caffeine can stimulate hunger. Alcohol may not be consumed on this program.