Dr Lipman has just update his 800 Calorie HCG Diet with new recipes, low carb products, HCG preparations. The stand out new products for 2018 are the “veggie carbs” which are vegetables such as zucchini, cauliflower and squash made to taste like the high calorie, high carb originals without the calorie or carbs. These products make the HCG diet much more palatable and less boring for most dieters.  Here are some excepts from the book:


new 800 calorie hcg diet

“Veggie Carbs: Cauliflower Rice & Potatoes, Zucchini Pasta–add variety
Many struggling to lose weight eat rice, pasta, and potatoes daily. I call these the “major carbs” as opposed to bread, fruits, cookies, chips which I call “minor carbs.” All have few nutrients, high calories, and high carbs. Rice and pasta have more than 200 calories per cup and 40-46 g of carbs. Any of these carbs including potatoes will stop fat burning and the STOP weight loss on the HCG Diet.  Quickly broken down into simple sugars in the stomach they raise blood sugar and are converted to fat and produce hunger.  All of these major carbs including white and brown rice and pasta, potatoes, quinoa, red and black beans and even sweet potatoes need to be avoided in this plan. Here are some other risks associated with eating these major carb:

  • Increased sugar cravings and hunger
  • High blood sugar spikes which later result in lethargy and fatigue
  • Mental Fog
  • Feeling full and uncomfortable after meals
  • Stomach issues such as flatulence, belching and bloating
  • Mood swings
  • Increase sugar can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Increased carbs leads to elevated LDL cholesterol
  • Elevated sugar increases risks for cancer

Good Alternatives to Rice, Pasta, Potatoes
The recent low carb craze in the weight loss industry has encouraged the development of ultra-low carb and low-calorie substitutes for these carbs. One cup of cauliflower has 25 calories and 1-2 carbs as compared to white rice that has 220 calories and 45 grams of carbs per cup. You can purchase them frozen in your local supermarket. Many supermarkets including Costco sell fresh zucchini and fresh cauliflower already prepared to resemble rice or even mashed potatoes.  These new products include:

Frozen Veggie Carb Products Available at Local Supermarkets
Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower Mashed (tastes like potatoes)
Zucchini-Lentil Pasta
Cauliflower: pizza crust, flatbreads, tots
Broccoli Tots
Spaghetti Squash
Veggie tots (made of corn or cauliflower)

Fresh Products
Cauliflower Spirals
Squash Spirals (many types)

Refrigerated Noodle Products
These products are made from the Konjac Yam from Japan and are sold in plastic pouches. They are translucent, gelatinous noodle with a slightly fishy odor. A 4-ounce serving of House Foods Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti contains 10 calories, .5 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates and less than 1 gram of protein. They come in many forms and are substitutes for pasta and rice and include:
Miracle Noodles
Shirataki noodles
Pasta Zero”

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