Know the 4 Phases
Article from HCG Diet 411
HCG weight loss diet protocol is consisted of 4 phases. These phases are elaborated in Linda Prinster’s “HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide” and Kevin Trudeau’s – “The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About”.
The first phase of HCG diet refers to the first two days you take the shots and two day’s of eating the foods you are going to miss or loading. During this phase you can eat anything you wish. The only thing to remember is that you should focus on fat and not on sugar. This will help you not to have hunger pangs in the second phase.
Phase 2 – VLCD:
Starting the third of taking HCG you will switch to VLCD or very low calorie diet on the 3rd day. You are allowed unlimited tea or coffee without sugar. One tablespoon of milk is allowed throughout the day. For lunch and dinner you can have 100 grams of chicken breast without skin and bone, lobster, fresh white fish, crab or lean beef. One type vegetable per meal, tomato, onion, spinach, various lettuce greens, beet, chard, cucumbers, cabbage or asparagus, 2 fruits (see list on protocol tab on this website) and two Melba toasts eaten as a snack twice per day. This is a summery, please read the protocol(on this website) carefully to have a full and complete description.
Phase 3 – 3 Weeks of Maintenance:
In this phase you need to maintain the 500 calorie diet for the first three days. During the 3rd phase you will stop the intake of HCG. This phase is relatively simple, try to stay eating clean and slowly, slowly introduce new foods into your system. Watch and see how your body reacts to these new foods. For twenty-one days you are allowed to eat almost any type of food you choose except sugar and starch.
• No sugar, dextrose, sucrose, honey, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, or any sweetener.
• No starch, including breads, pastas, any wheat product, rice, potatoes, yams, corn, corn starch, etc.
Phase 4 – Lifestyle Change:
In the last phase slowly introduce starch and sugar in your diet. But don’t overdo them. Maintain a balanced diet and go for regular exercise.