This begins the VLCD (very low calorie diet) for the next 3 to 6 weeks.
Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar. A small amount of dairy is allowed for coffee. Stevia may be used.
The same as lunch choices (above.)
Before beginning the oral HCG diet, it is recommended that you consult your physician to be certain you are healthy and ready for this weight loss plan.
When you finish the HCG drops, either after 3 weeks or 6 weeks, stay on the diet another 2 days, as you will still have HCG in your system.
After those last 2 days, you can go back to eating a normal amount of calories with the exception of no refined sugars and starches for 6 more weeks- You may add complex carbs for the last 3 weeks.
Do NOT lose or gain more than 2 lbs during Phase 3.
For a gain of 2lbs or more since your lowest weight, do a steak day.
You should be on the program a minimum of 23 days (3 weeks) in order to reset the hypothalamus and no longer than 42 days (6 weeks). If you have more weight to lose after being on the program, take the same amount of time you were on the diet, off (3 weeks on/ 3 weeks off OR 6 weeks on/ 6 weeks off). Once you have reached your goal weight, adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off. We recommend a South Beach style diet (lean meats, variety of vegetables/fruits, healthy fats, nuts, dairy, oils in moderation). Light to moderate exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle. This includes strength training, cardio, and stretching. Walking and yoga are examples of good exercise. Please consult with your physician to decide what would be best for you.
This is a sign of detoxing and is common at the beginning of the diet. Most people have found that drinking more water helps and these symptoms go away by day 3 of the VLCD. If you experience these symptoms for more than 3 days, please call.
There are so many meal possibilities! Take your favorite recipes and make them hcg friendly. You will find there much more that you CAN eat than can’t. We were happy to discover we could have falafel, fajitas, a variety of soups, salads. Create your favorite tomato based Italian sauce, add meat and serve over spinach. Cooked ground beef w/ garlic, onions, beans, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin over salad makes a great Mexican Salad. Or substitute chicken breast for a grilled chicken Mexican salad. Grilled hamburgers with sautéed onions and mushrooms are another favorite. Beef, onions, mushrooms, broth, salt, pepper cooked all day in the crock pot makes a wonderful soup. Beef, veggie, spinach lentil (or black bean) soup is another favorite. Throw a bunch of veggies and cabbage strips in a wok with a handful or two of bean sprouts for a delicious stir fry. Flavored Stevia and Seltzer water makes a refreshing drink. Baked apples with cinnamon make a warm, filling dessert. The possibilities are endless!
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