Dr. Zach LaBoube
I had a great HCG 2.0 diet question emailed to me today. It’s a little long winded, but I cut and pasted it to the very bottom of the page. If you’re concerned about protein options on the HCG diet, you should definitely read it in full. Kyle’s BMR is over 200o calories which allows him up to 800 “protein” calories. I put protein in quotations because 800 calories in pure protein is a lot… in fact too much. If you’ve read the book, you’ve heard me refer to fat as a byproduct of your protein choices. See below, which is the exact response I gave to Kyle regarding HCG 2.0 and the amount of allowable protein (But first read his questions at the very bottom).
Hi Kyle, you’re a little more educated than the average reader. When I speak of protein, I’m speaking of protein “options” such as a chicken breast or fish. The protein options ALWAYS have fat as a byproduct, unless you’re looking at a supplement like whey or soy protein shakes which then have sugar as a byproduct. 800 calories of protein is exactly 200 grams of “pure” protein. Agreed, that would be too much. However, if you compare protein “options” like I do in the book, it makes sense. For example, in a 100 gram serving of chicken breast you’re getting 200 calories, but only 28 grams of protein. Compared to tilapia, you’re getting 20 grams of protein and 100 calories in a 100 gram serving. This is all explained fully in the book, but if you averaged these two “options” out, you’re getting roughly 17 grams of protein per 100 calories. On your 800 calorie diet, you could consume up to 138 grams of protein. Keep in mind that’s if you’re sticking to the leanest options. If you start to introduce red meat and things like that, the number will go down.
Also keep in mind that you don’t HAVE to eat that much. You’re body is a good regulator of nutrition. When you’re getting the proper amount of healthy nutrition, you’re satiety response will kick in. The problems arise when you eat high calorie, low-nutrition dense foods. You’re won’t get the same satiety response because you’re eating nothing but fillers with zero nutritional value.
You lose weight more on the HCG 2.0 diet because you’re in an optimal state of ketosis throughout, which you’re non on the traditional diet. Traditional HCG diet has too many carbs between the fruit, bread sticks and onions. I’m not sure why Doc Simeons included onions. Root veggies are fine, but not for weight loss. They have as many carbs as an apple. If you’re fluctuating in and out of ketosis as you are on the traditional HCG diet, 1. you’re not losing weight and 2. you’re not being supplied with ketone calories from stored fat that produce the appetite suppressant effect.
Kyle emailed me back and seemed pleased with the answer. Kyle has already lost a lot of weight on the traditional HCG diet and from what I understand, he’s no longer on insulin. So congratulations Kyle!! If you’re not at your goal weight I’d love for you to try HCG 2.0. Kyle and everyone reading, enter promo code Kyle into our online store for a 50% discount on your HCG 2.0 purchase. Good luck and congratulations Kyle!!!