I am following the HCG diet through Lean and Lovely. Basically the hcg keeps me from being very hungry and I eat about a 500 calorie diet. Yes, it is strict and sounds unhealthy. There are 3 phases to it and I'm on the boot camp type phase as I am extremely sedentary and slightly obese. My friend lost 25 pounds in a month and is now on the maintenance phase and eats pretty much anything she wants (sounds great!). I will say, that the first two weeks were not fun on hcg as I had morning sickness, but once that went away I have been fine. During that time I was also so very hungry and going through fast food withdrawals. Since then I have not had too many issues except for having pizza and cookies and pie on Valentine's day.
So, here is my diet plan:
B- 7 Sesame seed Melba toast crackers, 1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese
Morning snack- banana and 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
Lunch- Salad with feta and sun-dried tomatoes
Afternoon Snack- hard boiled egg with Dijon or carrots and hummus
Dinner- 2-3 oz. lean hamburger, chicken, or turkey with vegetable
Dessert- fruit sorbet
These are extreme small portions of everything. You get used to it. In a month I will be released by my doctor to begin swimming and hopefully I will lose more quicker.
Once again, I hate to recommend hcg to everyone as it has it's issues, but I have had success with it. Good luck!