People who start the hCG diet always ask, “what should I eat while I’m on the diet?” Nutritionists and physicians talk a lot about the amount of calories you should eat while on the diet, but they don’t ever give any specifics. People prefer a list they can reference when they start planning their grocery list for the week!
Unfortunately, you’re not going to get any answers here. It’s not because I don’t know any, it’s because it doesn’t really matter. A lot of people will come up with random answers that sound right, like “two servings of fruit” and “three servings of carbs”, but the truth is that the same dietary rules apply – and servings aren’t what you should be focused on.
What really matters when you’re planning your diet has nothing to do with the food you buy at the grocery store and everything to do with your method of getting to the grocery store. That is to say, your level of physical activity is what really matters.
For instance, if you’re a physically active person, then you can eat more than someone who isn’t physically active. In fact, you’re more encouraged to eat snacks and sugary foods because you’ll make use of that energy throughout the day. Without it, you’re going to end up ruining your body by running on empty far too often.
On the flipside, if you’re not an active person, then you don’t need to eat a lot of carbs and sugary foods. Fruits and vegetables are more your style because they’ll get you the nutrients you need without the excess carbs. However, you still have to be careful when choosing fruits to eat. Things like oranges and apples are loaded with sugars. While they may be natural sugars, they’re still just as bad for you when taken in excess.
In the end, it all comes down to your activity level – which means you have to be honest with yourself about your average level of activity. If you want to eat the tastier, sugar-filled foods, you’re going to have to work out more.
Walk to and from the grocery store instead of driving. Join a recreational sports league, or a gym. The more you exercise each day, the more you get to eat each day. Make food your motivator at the gym. Just be sure you don’t over-do-it.