HCG Diet Phase 2: Low Calories
Very Low Calorie HCG Diet Protocol
Phase 2 of The HCG Diet is run in rounds of 4-6 weeks, and between each round the dieter should take a 2-3 week diet break. The Diet Break is outlined in Phase 3.
Continue Taking HCG Injections Each Day
Continue taking 150-200iu’s of HCG in the morning throughout the phase 2 of the HCG Diet Protocol.
How Much HCG Should I Take Each Day?
If you are too hungry on the diet, Don’t automatically blame the HCG. I have often been asked the question, “how much HCG should I take each day?”. The truth is that it varries from person to person. When my husband and I owned an HCG clinic, we found that almost all of the dieters did just fine on 150iu’s per day. Often, you will hear so-called HCG diet experts tell others that hunger should be the guage of whether or not the HCG is working. This is absolutely NOT true. At no point did any of our doctors or nutritionists find that HCG dosage caused hunger related issues. It’s just not the case. In fact, most of the time, hunger has a LOT more to do with the diet protocol and how the body reacts to it. The dramatic drop in hunger is related both to HCG and even more importantly, the diet protocol. Some find their hunger is reduced almost immediately. Others find that it takes a week. Some have some hunger issues throughout the entire diet. Our individual genetics and dieting history plays a huge role in this particular area.
Low Calorie HCG Diet Plan
Immediately after the two day loading phase, you will begin following the low calorie diet as outlined below.
Minimum amount of time on the HCG Diet
After starting the HCG Diet Protocol, Dr. Simeon’s noted that a person must follow the diet for a minimum of 3 weeks in order to reset the metabolism. I recomend following phase 1 for 4-6 weeks. The length of the round should mostly be determined by the rate at which you are losing weight. If weight loss is too slow during the fourth week, it’s likely that the body needs a break from the very low calorie diet. However, if you are still losing weight at a fast pace (2+ lbs per week), you could continue on for a total of 6 weeks. In some rare cases, we had individuals stay on phase 1 for longer periods of time. These were usually individuals who had over 100 lbs to lose. The reason this is possible, is because the body is less resistant to weight loss when there is more to lose. Also, the reduced metabolic rate adaptation that occurs to anyone in a calorie deficit is GREATLY reduced if the person has a lot more weight to lose. In other words, you can get away with longer low calorie diet rounds if you have more weight to lose.
Maximum amount of time on the HCG Diet
Dieters will often get excited about the rapid changes in body weight and shape, and try to overextend the duration of the Low Calorie Diet. In the long run, this will most likely cause a reduced metabolic rate. In order to maximize results over time and guard against rebounding, follow this set of guidelines:
- Don’t exceed 6 weeks on the HCG diet, unless you have a LOT of weight to lose, and you are still losing at a rapid pace.
- Follow Phase 3 after each time you complete Phase 2 of the HCG Diet.
The HCG Diet Plan
Should I follow the 500, or 800 calorie HCG Diet Plan? Answer coming soon!!!
The 500 Calorie HCG Diet
Food Breakfast Lunch Dinner Protein None 1 Serving 1 Serving Vegetables Optional 1 Serving 1 Serving Fruit None 1 Serving 1 Serving
The 800 Calorie HCG Diet
Food Breakfast Lunch Dinner Protein 1 Serving 1 Serving 1 Serving Vegetables Optional 1 Serving 1 Serving Fruit None 1 Serving 1 Serving MCT or Coconut Oil 1 tsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp.
Use the HCG food list below while following the 500 or 800 Calorie HCG Diet outline listed above
HCG Diet Food List
|Ground Beef (93% Lean)||Shrimp|
|Pork||Eggs – 2 whole|
|Fish||Cottage Cheese – 1 cup low-fat|
|Tuna||Approved Protein Shakes|
|Cauliflower||Lettuce – as much as desired|
|Peppers – as much as desired||Fennel Root|
|Hot Peppers – as much as desired||Chard|
|Green Beans||Celery – as much as desired|
|Spinach – as much as desired||Cucumbers – as much as desired|
|Asparagus – as much as desired||Zucchini|
|Cabbage – as much as desired||Yellow Squash|
|Onions – as much as desired||Artichoke|
|Field Greens – as much as desired|
|Apple – medium||Cantaloupe – 1 cup|
|Orange – medium||Honeydew Melon – 1 cup|
|Grapefruit – half||Banana – 1/2|
|Strawberries – handful||Grapes – 1 cup|
|Blueberries – handful||Kiwi – 2 Kiwi Fruits|
|Raspberries – handful||Tomato – 1 tomato|
|Blackberries – handful||Peach – 1 medium|
|Huckleberries – handful||Pear – 1 medium|
MCT Oil or Coconut Oil
MCT Oil is derived from coconut oil, and can be used for cooking and for flavoring foods on the HCG Diet. MCT Oil or Coconut Oil is recommended for the HCG Diet Protocol and with HCG Injections because of special properties that support low carbohydrate and low calorie dieting. Below are some of the benefits associated with MCT Oil or Coconut Oil when used with the HCG Diet Protocol:
- Highest Thermic Effect of any oil – Increases fat metabolism
- Digests fast and provides quick energy
- Converts to ketones, and primes the body for fat loss
- Helps to spare muscle protein
- Keeps the dieter full and satisfied
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