Have you heard of Melba toast? If you haven’t and before you begin the HCG Diet, now is the time to learn what it is and what purpose it serves. Melba toast is a small, crisp and thinly sliced piece of toasted bread. You may have had it before in your soup or atop your salad.
The VLCD phase of the HCG diet — or very low calorie diet phase— incorporates Melba toast as a carb option for both lunch and dinner. During this HCG Diet phase, you’ll be consuming very few calories from a specific set of foods. To ensure the best results, it’s important that you follow the instructions and the food list to ensure weight loss. Melba toast and Melba snacks are one of the two carb options, the second being a grissini breadstick. We believe Dr. Simeons incorporated crunchy Melba toast and grissini breadsticks into the diet so that dieters would have something to satisfy the body’s need to chew.
Looking to add some flavor to your diet? Lots of flavors of Melba are available, but be careful since some flavors will contain more sugar than others. The body is extremely sensitive to sugar when on HCG. The varieties that comply with Dr. Simeons’ guidelines are rye, sesame, and whole grain. Also, know that Melba comes in “toast” and “snacks.” Melba “toast” is a rectangle and you are allowed only one at each meal, while Melba “snacks” are small and round and you are allowed two during lunch and dinner. Do you want something to munch on with a cup of hot coffee? Eliminate the Melba serving from one of your meals and have it as a snack adding a little stevia with cinnamon sprinkled on top. It’s the next best thing to a cookie while on the HCG Diet!
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