STARTING PHASE 2
Phase 2 is the low calorie portion of the HCG Body for Life protocol. Now, what it consists of is specific lean proteins and specific vegetables that work together synergistic-ally in the body to help release the fat and also give you all the nutrients you need.
I was initially terrified to step outside of the diet perimeters to ensure that I lost as much weight as possible as quickly as possible. It is really important that you don’t try to create your own diet.
Believe it or not, this diet is not very forgiving at all. Even the slightest deviation from the diet can cause you not to either gain weight or produce a stall in weight loss.
Should you decide to cheat on this diet, you will stall your weight anywhere between three to five days and some people have done it for longer than that. Having personally been stuck at the “no weight loss stage” for up to three to five days, I learned first hand that the HCG Body for Life protocol is equally as unforgiving as the original Dr. Simeons protocol.
It is very easy to follow this diet I you just keep it simple, and follow the plan to the letter. It’s in black and white. The best thing to do is to print it out and keep it with you. If you don’t see a food item it on there, the answer is no. I have so many people ask me,
“What about this food?” No. “What about that?” No.
If it’s not on the diet and it’s not in black and white, it’s not allowed. This HCG Body for Life protocol has a 100% success rate if you just simply follow it. It’s similar to building a table for my kids. You get the construction plan, you take out the pieces, you follow the instructions, you put all the bolts in there, make sure all the bolts and screws are all there so that the table would be sound and steady; very simple.
So with that said, let’s focus on the shopping list, and the things you need to put together.
Focus on the shopping list, and the things you need to put together.
Accurate Weight Scale￼
The other thing that makes it possible for you to complete the diet with ease is a body weight scale. The scale is going to be your barometer of your progress for the rest of your life.
You need to have a scale because you need to know when you’re losing weight and when you’re not. Because if you don’t lose on any given day, it is an indicator that something went wrong the day previously.
Maybe you ate something, you did something, you shifted up something, you took too much of a portion, or you snuck a cough drop and you didn’t realize what you were doing.
You also need to have a digital food scale. You need to weigh your portions. This is actually a habit that’s going to save you for the rest of your life. Portion control is the key to maintaining our bodies.
We usually cook too much, eat too much, regret it later, and sit back and feel uncomfortable and go, “Oh, I shouldn’t have eaten that much.” Well guess what? If you only cook what you need, only prepare the foods you need which is what this diet teaches you to do; you will only eat what you need to be comfortable and to feed yourself.
So, the scale is important because you have to weigh everything. And when I mean everything, not your vegetables per serving.
Vegetables are controlled by a handful of this and handful of that. Your handful for your body is your portioned control. But when it comes to proteins, meat and fish, you need to measure them.
You can’t have more than the correct portions for each protein source (See food chart pdf) Measure out the exact amount of the right ounces for the proteins on any given meal. So, the scale is absolutely essential.
Now some of the things that they never talked about in the original protocol that have been very beneficial are supplements. I’m going to go over some things that make your life a lot easier.
Organic Coconut Oil Organic extra virgin coconut oil Kevin Trudeau introduced this in his revised version of the HCG Diet. It’s a lifesaver because it covers a couple of different things. No. 1, you can’t use any oils on this diet on the original protocol except for this organic coconut oil. Organic coconut oil has a great deal of benefit to you that I didn’t know about until I started doing this protocol. It actually promotes weight loss. It controls your cholesterol.
It helps you with your immune system, proper digestion, your metabolism; it relieves kidney problems, and helps with heart disease and blood pressure.
Not only does it taste good with your food, you can actually cook your food in one teaspoon per serving. Let’s say if you’re cooking for one person, one teaspoon of coconut oil. But that goes a long way in the pan to sauté onions and garlic and your meats and your veggies and actually makes cooking and preparing a meal very, very nice.
The coconut oil also doubles as a body lotion to moisturize your skin because you can’t use any makeup, any lotions, any oils, any shampoos. The point is we’re trying to rid your body of all the chemicals that cause you to gain weight. So, a lot of people ask, “What the heck am I going to use?”
Now there are some organic soaps and organic toothpaste and shampoo you can use throughout the protocol and it’s just a small sacrifice for a great and huge benefit.
Not only can you cook with it, but you can actually put it on your skin and it works wonders for all things. I had a rash that I would break out with and when I did the HCG diet it killed off the rash.
The coconut oil, along with the diet protocol and the clean living, actually killed the rash off. So, it’s really important to get the coconut oil. It will save you in the long run because people always complain about the food is dry, they can’t cook with just lemon juice. So, that’s an important thing to know.
Stevia Natural Sweetener Liquid or powder Stevia
This is going to be your sweetener of choice and very few people have said that they don’t like it. But Stevia is your lifesaver because my wife Jayne has created some amazing deserts in Phase 3 that you would die for not using any sugars.
I’m talking about Key Lime pie, a strawberry, banana and raspberry tart with nuts as a – I mean, I could go on and on. It’s amazing. But Stevia is also what you can put on your strawberries and grapefruit, and on your apples with some cinnamon on it. And basically make your desserts after your meals in Phase 2 delicious and you can stay within the protocol without feeling that you are missing out on anything.
Green tea Oolong tea Yorba-Mate tea
Green teas not only help with your appetite, it helps speed up your metabolism.
You’re going to want to use these teas and mix them together if you like. You can drink them all day long to make sure your appetite stays under control. Some people depending on how much energy you’re exerting may feel bouts of hunger and these teas help suppress your appetite.