Which sweetener is best on the HCG Diet?

Dr. Simeon’s states in Pounds and Inches “Saccharin or other sweeteners may be used.” YourHCG has found the best sweetener to use while on HCG is Liquid Stevia.

Artificial sweeteners in other products will slow down results and can actually stall you. There are a lot of different sweeteners on the market that are all natural, and not bad for you. For example, Truvia is great for Phase 3, but cannot be used on Phase 2 because it contains Erythritol which is derived from grapes & pears, which are not allowed on Phase 2.

It is always best to check the ingredients on all products to ensure they are in fact sugar free. There are a lot of hidden sugars such as dextrose, glucose, and fructose. Anything ending in -OSE is a sugar.

Stevia is a very strong sweetener and can be used in very little amounts to sweeten a drink or food. A few simple drops will give the food the desired sweetness you are aiming for.



  1. By: Nila

    on: December 29, 2010 . Reply

    can i use splenda???
    what kind of sugar is splenda?

    • By: sandy

      on: December 29, 2010 . Reply

      I was wondering the same thing. I lost 30 lbs on this HCG last year. I have gained a few pounds in the past few months..Stress will do that to me! I always used Splenda, and still lost weight. Any reason why I should change?

      • By: Teresa

        on: January 3, 2011 . Reply

        Were you hungry? I ate a lot on the first two days of the diet, but I am finding that I am really hungry on day 2 of the diet. I am drinking water and green tea, but still hungry. Just want to know if it is normal and will disapate in the next few days.

        • By: Vega

          on: January 10, 2011 . Reply

          Yes, it is normal to be hungry. However, I have found that if I eat my apple in the morning as one of my 2 daily snacks, then I’m not very hungry until lunch time. You can also take more hcg to help calm the cravings. The drops I purchased contained vitamin B-12 and some thyroid supplement, so that helped as well. Good Luck Teresa! and stay strong!! I believe in you!

          • By: Debbie

            on: January 22, 2011 .

            You can use your apple peeled or non peeled and take the core almost all the way out, save a little to hold juices. Add as much cinnamon as you like and maybe a few sprays of the spray butter, then add sweetner, wrap in aluminum foil and bake 20 min at 400 degrees or until tender, or wrap in waxed paper and microwave 15 minutes, or until tender. Its very good. But the hunger will get better as your body cleans out the sugar and starches, about 7 days. I’ve lost 50lbs, started again today for 30lbs more.

  2. By: connie gamble

    on: January 4, 2011 . Reply

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    • By: Debbie

      on: January 22, 2011 . Reply

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  3. By: marty

    on: February 7, 2011 . Reply

    can i use truvia sweetener on the hcg diet

  4. By: marty

    on: February 7, 2011 . Reply

    i bought stevia sweetener packets it had less than one gram sugar took it back bought truvia

  5. By: Jo

    on: February 16, 2011 . Reply

    Natural substitutes are always a better choice than artificial sweeteners. Stuff like Splenda messes with your body’s natural ability to count carbs and calories. Stevia on the other hand suppresses cravings. I’ve been using it myself for a long time now. No headaches, better overall feeling of well-being. No more artificial sweeteners for me!

  6. By: andy

    on: April 23, 2011 . Reply

    will somebody that knows what there talking about just answer the damn question? can you use truvia on the hcg diet? some say yes, are they the stick by the book to the end type or can you use it and still get the same results? I know several that use truvia and I know some that use splendia and will argue till there blue in the face over it? So I guess the real answer is nobody knows what there talking about?

    • By: karen

      on: May 24, 2011 . Reply

      I read in here somewhere in all this information that stevia is the best to use in phase 1 and truvia can be used in phase 2. They said that truvia came from the sugars in pears and peaches which you cant have in phase 1 of the diet. Hope that helps.

  7. By: Stephanie

    on: May 2, 2011 . Reply

    I think everyone’s body is different. I have used Stevia and Truvia interchangeably in the past year. I have suffered a couple setbacks in my two rounds, once with tuna (I think) and another I have no idea. It could have been the Truvia. I say find what works for you and stick to it. No need to keep experimenting and dealing with setbacks if one of the two works for you. I have used the liquid Stevia flavored drops and also the Stevia packets, but I use them so sparingly because I don’t sweeten many things. Hope that helps and you have much success!

  8. By: Angela

    on: June 1, 2011 . Reply

    I was told that SweetLeaf brand of Stevia was the best to buy – it is supposed to be the purest. They have really good drops available too in different flavors – Chocolate – Cinnamon, etc.

  9. By: Kim

    on: November 16, 2011 . Reply

    If you want good flavor drops, check out Capella Flavor Drops. No sugar, no alcohol, etc. And they have *ALL* kinds of flavors, from bacon to eggnog plus the more common.

  10. By: Heather

    on: December 22, 2011 . Reply

    I just want to let other HCG dieters know I was up to 25lb loss and was using stevia EXTRACT powder, I ended up switching to Truvia and gained 10 lbs in just a few days. I was very upset with this blog. There is also Stevia packets that you cannot have…

  11. By: Mariam

    on: July 8, 2012 . Reply

    I just started the HCG and today is day 3.
    I feel great have a lot of energy, an my mind isn’t so “foggy” anymore.
    I also walk the school track twice , once after lunch , n once after dinner.
    At this point all I am eating is a thin slice of oven toasted chicken breast(deli) that’s lunch.
    An for dinner a unbreaded chicken breast, an I weigh everything.
    I started at 217 an this am was 211
    Excited to see results!!!



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