Be sure to drink at least 8 cups of water each day. Water is an essential element in the weight loss process.
Serving Sizes and Calorie Counting:
You shouldn’t have to count calories during phase 2, just eat foods from the list, in the quantities allotted. You will succeed if the diet is followed to exactness. This is true even if you weren’t using HCG. HCG assists you in weight loss by guarding against muscle wasting, improving improves energy, and improving improves overall wellness, which makes making it easier to follow the diet. It is essential that you are careful about serving sizes. We have found that the most common reason that clients fail, is because they aren’t carefully measuring serving sizes for the foods they are eating. When we catch this mistake, it often accounts for hundreds of un-counted calories per day.
Coffee and Tea:
You may drink black coffee or tea in the morning. If you like, you may flavor coffee or tea with stevie and/or almond milk (40 calories/serving).
While diet soda won’t cause you to fail, you should not exchange it for any of your water servings. You need to drink at least 8 cups of water per day, regardless of added diet soda.
MCT Oil or Coconut Oil:
MCT, or Medium Chain Triglycerides are fats that are derived from Coconut Oil. MCT works great for low carbohydrate diets because it supports ketosis, provides energy, and guards against constipation. MCT Oil can be used for lunch or dinner as a salad dressing ingredient, mixed with any combination of salt, vinegar, and other calorie free seasonings. Also, you should use it as your cooking oil.
There are a few options for salad dressings. The first is MCT Oil. MCT Oil is a perfect compliment to the low calorie diet. Be careful that you don’t use too much MCT, or you may get will end up a stomach ache, and too many calories. You can mix it as mentioned above to make dressing. Other helpful ingredients in salad dressing is apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar (not einegarette).
Any calorie free seasoning is permissible on the HCG Diet., Be sure to check labels.
We recommend using Stevie. Splenda/Sucralose is are permissible, but not recommended.