New 800 Calorie HCG Plan Eliminates Phase 1 Binging for 2014
Phases of HCG Food: HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. The HCG diet has become very popular these days simply because it offers fast results. Though people have a rough idea about HCG diet, you need to know the phases in order to better understand it. There are several phases of HCG diet protocol:
Binging is Phase I of the HCG Food Plan
Dr Simeons thought this phase was fundamental to his plan. I think this stage is not necessary and most dieters should move on to the next phase. In my experience over the past two years treating more than 1000 HCG patients in my office, I found no difference in hunger or weight loss between those patients that did the binge and those that did not. I leave the choice to the dieter.
I have personally taken HCG for three treatment periods of 2 weeks. The first used HCG drops, the HCG pellets and the third HCG drops. I lost 4 lbs per week on each treatment method. On drop period, I began with the 2 day binge phase. It did not seem to matter as to weight loss or subsequent hunger, although I admit the pizza, cheese cake and 5 Guys burgers and fries were a lot of fun!
If you choose to to do the binge phase, here is what you need to know:
Opposite of the overall principle of HCG diet in this stage the dieters overeat. They eat food with high calorie especially with high levels of fat. Including pizza, steak, pastas, cheeses, avocados and nuts. According to Dr Simeons this first phase “loads the body up with recently acquired fat, making fat burning easier and preventing hunger within the first 2 or 3 days.”
Days 1 and 2: These are “loading” days wherein one gorges on very high fat food. HCG is taken twice a day during this period. You should be eating an extra 1000-1500 calories per day. Focus on high calorie, high fat foods including cheeses, avocados, and heavy creams.
Many people use the weekend as their loading up days and start the 800 calorie a day plan on a Monday. Here are some examples:
- Breakfast: Cream cheese bagel with bacon and sausage, and a ham/cheese omelet.
Have some fun, go to IHOP and have some pancakes.
- Mid-morning snack: Donuts with whipped cream with strawberries.
- Lunch: Steak, chicken, potato with sour cream, and a roll with butter and a buttered veggie.
- Mid-afternoon snack: Ice cream with Oreos.
- Dinner: Pasta like Fettuccine, pizza, cheese garlic bread, and salad with full-fat dressing, of course, cheesecake for dessert.
- Late-night snack: Ice cream or frozen cappuccino.
There is no limit to the number of calories or the types of foods that are eaten. Sweets, cookies, ice cream, deep fried foods, etc are all acceptable foods. It is common for people to gain 3 pounds in the first two days. Don’t worry, you will lose it all in the follow 48 hours.
800 Calorie HCG Food Plan (Low Calorie, Low Sugar, Low Fat Diet) Phase II
The second phase, is the main weight loss phase and it starts with the intake of the HCG drops along with very low calorie diet on day 3 of the diet if you elected to binge or when you received your products if you do not binge. This is the day that you begin eating diet of 800 calories.You will experience some hunger during days 4-7. This is common, but will pass as the HCG builds in your system and begins to suppress your appetite. You will be surprised how much food you really do not need as you continue through this phase.
The second phase may run as long as the dieter needs. Dr. Simeons noted that people slow their weight loss due to “immunity” to the HCG. I believe this slow down is natural and normal due to multiple factors, including:
- Normal response to weight loss is to slow metabolism to prevent further weight loss. Slow downs are seen in every diet.
- Weight loss is proportional to what a person weighs. So after a lot of weight loss one would expect a slow down in the rate of weight loss.
- The original Simeons’ 500 calorie HCG diet plan is often limited and boring. People naturally start cheating which causes the apparent slowdown.
All of these explanations may play a role in the apparent slow down in weight loss of the HCG diet. If a person is doing well on the diet, then there are no reasons to stop.
Dr. Simeons’ book, Pounds and Inches was written many years ago, before we had the numerous low calorie, no sugar and no fat foods. I have added many new prepared foods. All are low calorie, with no sugar and no fat. Look at the HCG Food Plan for selections.
You will most likely be surprised as you come to a realization of how much food you usually eat during a day that you never thought about. How often do you walk through the kitchen and “pop” something in your mouth to snack on? Most calories that add to your stored fats are the simple snacks that people eat throughout the day, even when they are not hungry. They are usually high in fat and sugar.
There an many choices for the foods for phase 2 of Dr Lipman’s HCG plan. They all were chosen based on their suitability for the HCG plan, ease of purchase and cost. After all if you cannot easily find the product or if it costs too much, you will not use it.
800 Calorie HCG Diet Phase III: Maintenance
This phase may run for three weeks. It is actually the continuation of the second phase. The only difference is that the calorie limit is lifted to some extent. But the dieter should still stay away from sugar and foods with hi carbs and fat. This is an important phase in setting up your eating patterns to prevent weight gain. It is outlined completely in the manual supplied in each kit. More complete outline of this phase can be found in my e book,
800 Calorie Diet Plan.