Original email: Hi I’m on my second round of HCG, Im vegetarian and am being super good but I’m 3 weeks in and have only lost 4 lbs. The guys I do the diet through have little experience with veggies and feel they can’t help any further – can you suggest what I need to do? I’ve tried apple days etc…I have lost 2 lbs shy of 3 stone but fluctuate 2 lbs almost daily, I’m getting quite stressed with it as im being so good, no body oils etc…and wanted to get into the 9 stone range but its not happening. Any advice?
I’m sorry you’re struggling! Doing the hCG Diet as a vegetarian can be challenging because many vegetarian protein sources are also higher in carbs and getting enough protein just simply involves eating more calories, something we are very short on during the hCG diet!
That said, check out my interview with who did the hCG Diet successfully as a vegetarian to see if anything she is doing is different from you:
Also, you mentioned trying Apple days – you might find my post on Apple Days and hCG helpful because there’s some reasons why they may not be as useful as you think.
I also have 2 more articles to help you:
Vegan on hCG tips – while different, many of the same resources you’ll be able to utilize