The HCG diet protocol popularized by Dr. Simeons is characterized by an intake of a total of 500 calories from two solid food meals for lunch and dinner. The second part is an injection of 125 iu of HCG. The diet protocol should be followed for no longer than 40 days.
What makes this diet unique is that it allows the intake of unlimited quantities of water, tea and coffee. The protocol also requires that the meal for lunch be exactly the same as the meal for dinner. This means that dieters can opt for a breakfast of tea or coffee without the sugar. Meals can include different types of meat limited to 100g such as veal, beef or chicken. A single type of vegetable should be included. Spinach, tomatoes, radishes, cabbage and chard are popular options for dieters. For dessert, dieters can have natural sugars from fruit or opt for something starchy such as bread sticks or toast. Consistency in the meal intake and adherence to caloric limitations can help anyone on this protocol lose weight through dietary changes alone.