Can Vegetarians do the HCG Diet?

Can Vegetarians do the HCG Diet?

Posted by HCG Australia Wide on 20th Jul 2014

Shopping for Vegan and Vegetarian Products on the HCG Diet:

Care must be taken, what appears as the perfect vegan product, might have too much
sugar for the HCG diet. Remember, no sugar, no grains, no pasta, rice or potatoes even
if they appear low carb and “healthy.”

Food Principles of the HCG Diet:

The HCG diet is based on taking all oil,sugar,starch such as rice, pasta, potatoes and grains as well as eliminating as much fat as possible. The HCG Diet contains 500 Calories. Each portion must contain 2 grams of sugar and 2-3 grams of fat or less. There are 3 protein selections a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. You get a shopping list of fruits,proteins and vegetables that you can eat while on each phase of the diet in our book that comes with our product HCG Activate plus with african mango or our other product HCG Slim with green tea extract release.

The problem in the diet for vegetarians is making up for their calorie intake when all carbohydrate products are eliminated. The HCG diet can also be adapted to vegans. However, the true vegan who eats no animal products has some difficulty because eggs, especially no-fat egg beaters are a good source of lean protein in the HCG diet.

Tofu and Related Products:

Tofu has long been a staple of Asian cuisine. Tofu soaks up flavors and is best when marinated for at least 30 minutes or served with a flavorful sauce. There are two types of tofu that you’ll want to try: fresh, water-packed tofu (always refrigerated) for when you want the tofu to hold its shape, such as when baking or grilling, and silken tofu, which is packed in aseptic boxes and usually not refrigerated.. Try firm or extra-firm tofu for baking, grilling, sautéing, and frying and soft or silken tofu for creamy sauces, desserts, and dressings. To give tofu a meatier texture, try freezing it for two to 24 hours and then defrosting it. Press the water out of the tofu prior to preparing it. Wrap the tofu in a towel and set something heavy on top of it for at least 20 minutes, and it will be ready for marinades, sauces, freezing, and cooking.

You may have tried tofu and soy milk before, but what about edamame, soy ice cream, soy yogurt, soy nuts or soy cheese? TVP and tempeh are also protein-rich soy foods. As an added bonus, many brands of tofu and soymilk are fortified with other nutrients that vegetarians and vegans need, such as calcium, iron and vitamin B12. Protein content: A half-cup of tofu contains 10 grams, and soy milk contains 7 grams of protein per cup.

Approved  Noodles:

Made of naturally water soluble fiber with no fat, sugar, or starch.Contain zero net carbohydrates and almost zero calories, no gluten – made of a healthy natural fiber called  Glucomannan.Wheat & gluten free and kosher.Easily absorbs the flavors of any soup, dish, or sauce.Instant and come in a variety of styles: macaroni, spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hairBeneficial effects backed by medical studies for diabetes, constipation, obesity

Approved noodles are thin, low carb, chewy, and translucent traditional Japanese noodles. They are also sometimes called konnyaku noodles. Approved noodles are thinner than wheat noodles, do not break as easily, and have a different texture.  They do not have much flavor by themselves, but absorb flavors well from other ingredients you can combine them with.

Approved noodles are packaged and are ready-to-eat out of the package. You can prepare them by boiling them briefly or running them under hot water, then combining them with other dishes, or adding things like tofu, garlic, spinach, or soy sauce to enhance the flavor. If you’ve never eaten Mircale noodles before, try a small amount initially to ensure you won’t experience any stomach or intestinal distress.