Sample meal day while on the HCG Diet


  • Tea or Coffee in any quantity (1 tablespoon of milk or cream just once a day)
  • 3 egg whites with a whole egg, 2-3 times in a week
  • 1 piece of Melba Toast or 1 Grissini breadstick


  • 3.5 oz of approved protein
  • 1 serving of approved vegetables
  • 1 serving of approved fruits
  • 1 piece of Melba Toast or 1 Grissini breadstick


  • 3.5 oz of approved protein
  • 1 serving of approved vegetables
  • 1 serving of approved fruits

While on the HCG diet, you’ll want to ensure you are getting plenty of water.

Dr. Simeons recommends 2 liters of water per day. We recommend that you drink at least half your weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you weigh 200lbs, you’ll want to drink a minimum of 100oz of water per day. Staying hydrated will help metabolize the fat your body is burning while using HCG.

Allowed Seasonings:

Salt, pepper, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, etc. Spices should be in their natural form for best results. Watch out for sugar, artificial sweeteners, mixed veggies or foods not allowed on the diet (i.e. carrots) in your spices.

Approved Foods List

Approved Proteins:
100 grams (3.5oz) of the following proteins:

  • Veal
  • Beef (This is not an ideal choice of protein. If you have do have beef, limit it to a lean cut like Round Roast or London Broil. Also for best results, only eat beef 2-3 times per week.
  • Fresh White Fish (should not be frozen) – Ayr, Catfish, Cod, Coley, Dover Sole, Flounder, Flying Fish, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Hoki, John Dory, Kalabasu, Lemon Sole, Ling, Monk Fish, Orange Rough, Parrot Fish, Plaice, Pollack, Pomfret, Red & Grey Mullet, Red Fish, Red Snapper, Rohu, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Shark, Skate, Tilapia, Turbot and Whiting. ** The best place to buy FRESH fish would be a local health food store if you live in a land-locked state.
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Shellfish (shrimp, crab, prawn, lobster)

  • Very occasionally we allow eggs – boiled, poached or raw – to people who develop an aversion to meat, but in this case they must add the white of three eggs to the one they eat whole

Approved Vegetables
1 ½ Cup of one type of vegetable per at lunch and dinner:

  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Beet Greens
  • Lettuce of any kind
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • White, yellow or red onions
  • Red radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage

These can be eaten raw, steamed, grilled or boiled. Do not mix vegetables in the same meal for better results.

Approved Fruits:

May eat one fruit serving with a meal or between meals:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 6 strawberries