Top foods you should eat during phase 2 of a hCG detox diet

The hcg diet has been around since 1950 but the original plan was extremely restricted with food choices and non-compliant rules.

The team at DETOX26 lead by co-founders Paul and Jennifer Whalland, have broken these rules and brought the outdated program into the 21st Century with allowing you to mix your vegetables, and offering an extensive food list which has been tried and tested. These foods are nourishing and will give your body the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to support your body during the 26-day detox program.

The standard rules of calorie restrictions remain, but we don’t advocate for grissini sticks or melba toasts. We would prefer you to enjoy quality cuts of protein and larger servings of vegetables.

Here are our top 12 favourite foods that we enjoy during our DETOX26 fat burning and detox program for optimal fat burning results.

Protein on hCG Diet

Chicken Breast

Chicken is a great staple to help shed body fat and improve your body composition Although chicken comes in many cuts including breasts, thighs, wings and drumsticks, each cut contains a different number of calories and proportion of protein to fat. The darker the meat, the higher the fat/calorie breakdown.

To get the most from your hcg diet, we recommend you include up to 4 servings of Chicken breast per week as it is the leanest protein choice containing a large 31 grams of protein per 100 grams serve and zero carbs.

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Salmon is a potent source of omega 3 fats which help fight inflammation and keep your cells healthy. Eating fish twice a week is a great way to improve your heart health. Some research also has shown that omega-3 fats has the potential to help slow cognitive problems and age-related cognitive decline.


The humble egg is delicious and incredibly nutritious. Eggs are often referred to as nature’s multivitamin and they are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Every time you crack open one you are receiving nature’s goodness full of protein, Vitamin D, Vitamins A, E and B12, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Antioxidants and Iron. These babies are a real super food with 11 different vitamins and minerals all nutritionally packed into just 70 calories.


Another great source of high quality protein which also contain some of the most important vitamins and minerals that make up a healthy diet. Prawns are very low in calories with roughly 115 calories per 100 grams serve (about 5 medium peeled prawns).

It’s important to consume protein from varied sources. Prawns nutrition makes them a great source of protein as they have less saturated fat and more vitamins than other protein sources. An example is that prawns have almost 22 times as much vitamin E as beef and 19 times as much as chicken.

Vegetables on hCG Diet


Zucchini is surprisingly health and packed full of nutrients. Containing zero fat, it is high in water and fibre. It also contains significant amounts of vitamins B6, riboflavin, folate, vitamins C and K, along with minerals such as potassium and manganese.

Zucchini is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which help rid the body of free radicals and excess inflammation.

hcg diet approved food


Loaded with nutrients and nutritional benefits, Asparagus is a nutrient packed vegetable. Very good source of fibre, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K as well as chromium which is a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into your cells.


Usually the bridesmaid to its popular cousin, broccoli, the cauliflower is very low in calories yet high in vitamins. The humble cauli contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that your body needs. It is a good source of immune boosting vitamin C and fibre.


All types of edible mushrooms contain varying degrees of protein and fibre. Mushrooms are rich in the B vitamins: riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. The combination helps protect heart health. Riboflavin is good for red blood cells. Niacin is good for the digestive system and for maintaining healthy skin.

Fruit on hCG Diet

Fruit is optional on our program and should be enjoyed in moderation. Our favourite hCG fruit options are:

Strawberries are bright red, juicy, and sweet. They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium. Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, which may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.

Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K1, vitamin C, manganese, and several other beneficial plant compounds like anthocyanins. Eating blueberries on a regular basis may prevent heart disease, improve brain health, and help moderate blood sugar levels.

fruit on hcg diet

Kiwi fruit is technically considered a berry and it’s why we have included it into our approved phase 2 fruit list. Health benefits include better sleep and skin. With just 54 calories, The fuzzy little kiwi also packs in the vital nutrients vitamin E, copper, vitamin K, choline, magnesium, and phosphorus. The kiwifruit is higher in vitamin C per gram than most other fruits.

Oranges make our list of approved fruits. Included in the original Dr Simeon’s hcg protocol, the orange is low GI fruit and is amongst the world’s most popular fruits.  Containing a healthy source of fibre, vitamin C, thiamine, folate and antioxidants, the juicy orange has multiple health benefits and is an excellent addition to a healthy diet.


With the new changes that DETOX26 has introduced to our proven program, we have made the hCG way of losing weight and improving your health, so much more enjoyable. Find out how our program works is like no other detox and fat burning program around. Read our reviews from those who have successfully achieved life changes results by following our simple and proven program.