Dr. Simeons is restricting the mixing of vegetables in one serving. There is no specific explanation of why but it is to help you avoid consuming too many calories. But, the modern approach to VLCD allows missing vegetables during the second phase of the HCG diet. The dieter who follows the modern approach still loses weight and reaches their weight loss goal.
Can you mix vegetables during the VLCD?
The answer would be yes but you cannot do it every day. When you try to mix vegetables you have to make sure that the veggies are on the diet food list. Take small amounts of each vegetable and avoid to sauté them in oil. When you mix vegetables you still have to weigh them raw and avoid using salad dressings or butter. Make sure that you get a small number of calories in your mixed vegetable serving.
How to mix vegetables during Phase 2 of the HCG diet?
The first thing you have to do is to get the right amount of protein and whole fruit. For example, is to get 100 grams of protein and a whole apple. Get at least 3 types of vegetables that you can have during the second phase of the HCG diet. Take a small amount per vegetable and have it as your mixed vegetable dish. To be specific you must have 50 calories on your mixed vegetable serving. You can steam or boil them but you must avoid using oils or salad dressings.
Does mixing vegetables have a big impact on your VLCD?
Mixing vegetables could impact your VLCD when you have them in a larger amount. However, if your calorie intake not higher than 500 a day you will still stay on your diet track. You cannot do this way of eating vegetables every day on your Phase 2. It is still better if you sill sticks to the original protocol which allows one vegetable per meal. You can have cucumber, lettuce, and broccoli mix for example. You can add a little amount of salt and pepper or freshly squeezed lemon juice to it.
A shortlist of the vegetables for Phase of the HCG diet
- Red radishes
- Green salad
When you follow the HCG diet, you have to know the things you can do and not. You can explore more on your diet food list to avoid sticking on one recipe every day. See to it that you are loading the right kind of vegetables you can eat during Phase 2. This is to avoid interfering with the work of HCG in burning your body fats. You can achieve the most weight loss when you are familiar with the protocol.
During Phase 2 of the HCG diet, you must also avoid eating canned vegetables. It’s because canned vegetables do not contain valuable nutrients for weight loss. Canned veggies or those that go through processing already contain additives, preservatives, and other industrial food ingredients. It adds more calories in your body and it stops the work of HCG as well.