Original HCG diet includes that man and woman eat 500 calories per day.
The calorie difference in the foods was the main reason that provoked a change in the traditional HCG diet. Let’s take for instance, 100 grams of beef and 100 grams of salmon. While beef (100 gms) has 248 calories, the same amount of salmon has 146 calories. So instead of weight, it was necessary to check the calories and then impart the protocol.
HCG 2.0 is a modern adaptation diet protocol that was created by Dr. Zach LaBoube in the year 2013.
There are variations to the original HCG diet when compared to HCG 2.0 protocol.
1. While loading days of Dr. S ask you to indulge in fatty foods and sugars (carbs), HCG 2.0 protocol asks you to focus more on fatty foods with more importance to Omega 3 fats and fewer carbs making it a healthy loading phase.
2. In the Original protocol, you need to follow 500 calories irrespective of your age and gender. HCG 2.0 delivers customized calorie chart based on the person’s BMR.
3. VLCD (original protocol) has an inappropriate ratio of carbs to the protein such as indulging in foods such as melba toast, root veggies, fruit etc. HCG 2.0 emphasizes more on limited carbs and no sugar.
4. In VLCD, you are not supposed to have breakfast instead have to rely on coffee or tea. With 2.0 HCG protocol, low-calorie phase includes high protein, low cal breakfast within 30 minutes after waking up.
5. With VLCD, you cannot eat all vegetables whereas in HCG 2.0 dieters can have unlimited veggies, mix them if desired and can have them as long as they limit to 30 grams a day.
These are only a few of the points that make HCG 2.0 score better than original HCG diet protocol.
Instead of switching from original to modern adaptation, I recommend you stick with either one of them for best weight loss results.
Hope it helps 🙂
This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Andrea.