Not everyone is able to afford all the nutritious foods necessary to ensure success on their diet. Knowing that weight loss is such a popular issue, it’s no wonder that the foods associated with it are expensive. Companies want to make money, and in doing so they need to increase the prices of things that are in high demand. Not only that, but most diets require fresh fruits and vegetables to be consumed as opposed to boxed or canned, and fresh foods cost more due to the fact that they’re perishable.
The HCG diet is the same as many other diets in that it requires you to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, not the frozen or canned varieties. Luckily, it is quite possible to make an affordable HCG diet meal plan that allows those on a budget to enjoy the rapid weight loss effects that the HCG hormone has to offer.
The first thing you will want to do in order to make an affordable HCG diet meal plan is to schedule your HCG diet protocol for a time when fresh fruits and vegetables are cheaper. If you choose to purchase homeopathic HCG drops, this is made much, much easier. The homeopathic HCG diet drops possess a very long shelf-life, and as such can be purchased well before you begin your diet. This will allow you to save up a bit of money before you begin and purchase the foods you need later on. Take a look at the list of approved foods as described in Dr. Simeons book Pounds & Inches. Once you know what you need to eat, you can then research when those fruits and vegetables are in season and purchase them then. Not only will they be cheaper due to the large amounts of them on the market, purchasing fruits and veggies that are in season will make them taste better too!
Don’t be afraid to shop around when shopping for your HCG diet meal plan either. Farmers markets are a great place to get cheap produce directly from the people who grow them. Circumventing large grocery store markups will help you save a lot of money in the long run, and that’s beneficial even when you aren’t on the HCG diet. Most cities will have several different grocery store chains, and checking out the mailers will help you find who has the cheapest meats. While buying only what is on sale may limit your choices in your meal plan, it’s not the end of the world.
Once you know what you have to work with, your next stop should be looking up HCG diet recipes. While eating chicken for a week straight may not sound all that exciting, you’d be surprised what kinds of delicious recipes you’ll discover if you look hard enough. There are HCG diet books that contain nothing but recipes, and you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for there. Also, you can ask around on HCG diet forums for any particularly tasty recipes that the people there have come up with themselves. You can get valuable HCG diet tips while you’re there, so joining one of the many HCG diet forums is certainly to your benefit.
The HCG diet doesn’t last very long, and your caloric limit is so small that you’ll be surprised how little money you actually have to spend. You may even find that it’s cheaper than your regular diet!