500 Calorie to the 800 Calorie HCG Diet: New Foods/Drinks/Condiments
500-800 calorie HCG diet food and plans: What’s the difference? Why make changes? Dr Lipman recognizes that most people are uncomfortable eating only 500 calories a day especially starting with an apple or grissini stick for breakfast. Certainly, it’s not enough calories for most men. For many women, its also too low. It leads to episodes of low blood sugar reactions and feelings of deprivation. Many diet authorities consider the 500 calorie HCG food plan unhealthy, unsustainable in the long run and unnecessary. Some observers found rapid development of gall stones, electrolyte and vitamin deficiencies.
The current 800 calorie HCG diet evolved slowing from the original 500 calorie diet of Dr Simeons as new products were discovered and the importance of breakfast in controlling the day’s food choices and metabolism. Even more important has been observation that high protein in foods and drinks helps increase metabolism and control hunger. Dr Lipman recognizes that most people are not comfortable eating only 500 calories. Certainly, it’s not enough calories for most men. For many women, its also too low. It leads to episodes of low blood sugar reactions and feelings of deprivation. He has increased the choices slightly for men since they require a little more food than women. HCG diet drops are extremely safe for both women and men. Men do not to be concerned about any “hormonal” problems from HCG.
Modern day food science has produced over the past 15 years many really clever, low calorie, low carb products appropriate for the HCG diet that Dr Simeons described and used in 1953 in Rome, Italy. Starting with low carb wraps(50 calories, 1-2 carbs, 8 fiber, 8 protein) to low carb, high protein yogurt(50 calories, 2 carbs) and then to vegetables make from zucchini and lentils to made to imitate wheat pasta and most recently to frozen cauliflower that imitates rices and potatoes the explosion in new products has been amazing. It has made the evolving 800 calorie HCG diet successful for millions of people without deviating significantly from the original Simeons principles at the same time as offering a very low carb weight loss plan.
Here are some of the new food choice we have added to the original Simeons’ diet for the 800 Calorie HCG menu:
- More protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner to produce fullness and reduce cravings.
- 3 Fruits a day, low carb wraps, low carb yogurt, high protein-low sugar bars and shakes
- Unlimited vegetables except for beans, carrots and peas
- 3 Low calorie, no sugar snacks a day
- More vegetables at lunch and dinner meal.
- Vegetable cauliflower and zucchini noodles replace the major carbs
- Almost zero calorie olive oil and margarine replacements
“New Pounds and Inches”-Dr Lipman’s First Updating of Simeons’ Protocol
500 to 800 calorie HCG diet results in hundreds of food options and preparations. When it comes to dieting one size certainly does not fit all. Dr Lipman’s first book on the 800 Calorie HCG diet began almost 8years ago withNew Pounds and Inches. In this book he introduced some radical changes to Dr. Simeons’ original 500 calorie HCG diet plan. This started with protein for breakfast and addition of high protein, low sugar bars and shakes. After all, there were thousands of new products, food additives, preservatives and food preparation techniques in the 55 years since Dr Simeons wrote his original book. Dr Lipman updated New Pounds and Inches in 2018 with New 800 Calorie HCG Diet adding more food and beverage choices as well as HCG preparations.
How Dr Lipman Found New Foods for 800 Calorie HCG Food Plan Based on Guidelines from Simeons’ Original Pounds and Inches
800 calorie HCG food plan was appealing and hundreds of Dr Lipman’s patients were willing to make changes and experiment with the foods and drinks. The goal was to make a more tolerable HCG food plan as long as they continued to burn fat and lose large amount of weight without introducing hunger or cravings. Dr Lipman and his patients started with the foods suggested by Dr Simeons in 1954 including grissino bread sticks, melba toast, egg whites, no fat cottage cheese, Stevia, saccharine, and many “low calorie, low carb food found in other countries'” that were described by Dr Simeons in the 1950’s.
“Matching ” Newer Products to the Older Simeons’ Food Products:
Dr Lipman and his patients began by “matching” newer low calorie, low fat and low carb products that had similar calories, fat, protein and carbs to accepted Simeons products. We used the “2+2″ rule for selecting prepared foods that have both sugar and fat: It means that products (assuming calories are appropriate) must have 2 grams of sugar or less and 2 grams of fat or less. (When either value is slightly higher, i.e. 2.5 grams of sugar, then use the total which should still be less than 4.) Read REVIEWS OF 800 CALORIE HCG DIET.
Reviews from Dr Lipman Dieters Who Did the 500 Calorie and latter 800 Calorie HCG Diet
I have personally treated more than 100 patients who have done the hCG diet following the 500 calorie and latter the 800 calorie HCG plan. Almost all of the patients reported no difference in weight loss when comparing plans. They all felt the 800 calorie food plan was more realistic. Read their comparisons and watch several videos of these patient’s experiences.
Where Dr Lipman and His Patients Found New HCG Friendly Products
New 800 calorie HCG diet food plan came from multiple food sources, including:
- Food products Dr Lipman and his patients discovered that were left over from the 2004 low carb craze at supermarkets, Amazon, low carb web sites
- Atkins Diet Products,
- New products produced for diabetics in the past 6 years.
- Hundreds of newer products from local supermarkets, health food stores, organic markets and on-line sources that proved to be suitable for the HCG diet. Many were found in Whole Food Markets and on line at Amazon.com and other low calorie, low carb web sites such as LoCarbU and Netrition.
Dr Lipman and his patients introduced each new product- one at a time. Each new product had to meet the following criteria to begin to be tested:
- Similar (or even lower) calories, fat, carbs, protein and sugar as original Simeons products
- Careful attention to amount of sugar and carbs, easy portion control, when possible.
- Food products that stopped fat burning, caused hunger, water retention or weight gain were rejected.
- To make sure they would “work” he had his patients test their urine for ketones while on the diet to see if they were still burning fat when using these products.
This food plan presented below is still evolving every day as Dr Lipman’s and his patients continue to make changes as new products evolve. Dr Lipman’s current 800 Calorie HCG Daily Food menus are in their 10th update!
How Dr Lipman’s Food Menus Can Make It Easy to Find the Best Food & Drink Choices for the 800 Calorie HCG Diet
Dr. Lipman uses 6 food menus-one for breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruits, snacks and condiments to provide the HCG dieter with the
best choices in foods, drinks and condiments. Each food menu, as shown below in the breakfast menu shows total calories, number of
food choices, free foods, portion, preparation, brands, often calories, carbs, protein and often where to buy the product. As new
products become available the food menus are updated. We are in our 10th update since 2013. You can download the most recent
version of our food menus.
The standard nutrition label serves as the best technique to find the best foods and drinks for the HCG diet. Remember, the total calories should not be more than 800 calories per day. Using Dr Lipman’s food menus you can chose your foods by the thumbnail pictures which show you portions, preparations and even best brands.
However, sometimes you want to try new brands and new foods. Use a food label to help you. The following video will show you how to find the best choices. Here are links to SHOPPING LIST OF 800 CALORIE HCG FOODS AND DR LIPMAN’S AMAZON.COM.
Richard Lipman MD is a endocrinologist and board certified internist who has treated more than 10,000 overweight patients in his Miami office with his new 800 calorie HCG diet for the past 10 years in Miami, Fl
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