“Intentional living” will be your modus operandi during the HCG Protocol, since so much rides not only on what you put in your body, but also what you put on it. Bending the rules even a little bit can affect the success of the protocol, and so staying on top of your diet and following the protocol to the letter is essential for optimum weight loss and for triggering the physiological changes that must occur in order to reach--and remain at--your normal weight.
Dr. Simeons' HCG Protocol was over 20 years in the making, and the result is a highly effective way to move from obesity to a normal weight once and for all. Although it's not exactly a diet, the HCG Protocol requires short-term dietary changes to precipitate the necessary physiological changes.
To that end, eating the right foods in the right quantities is absolutely essential for success. Even seemingly tiny variations before the 23 to 40 HCG days are up can derail the protocol and lead to weight gain. For example, just a tiny spritz of cooking spray is considered a serving, and certain spices and seasonings contain added sugar and starch that can lead to a stall or weight gain in the blink of an eye.
Before you begin the very low calorie diet, know exactly what you can and cannot eat, and make sure you understand essential rules like drinking two liters of fluid every day, not mixing vegetables, and not opting for typical diet foods like turkey, broccoli and green beans. These are not allowed on the low calorie diet phase. Only choose foods from the list of HCG Diet Protocol allowable foods to achieve maximum results during this relatively short timeframe.
Every single time you go to prepare a meal or put food in your mouth, be intentional. Popping a breath mint or a piece of gum in your mouth can stall you for the day. Question everything you put in and on your food to make sure it is allowed under the protocol. If it helps, write the rules on an index card and post it in your kitchen so that you can refer to it often.
The oils in body care products are absorbed into your body through your skin, which can actually decrease your weight loss or cause weight gain. So for the duration of the protocol, you'll want to be very intentional about what you put on your body. Tiffalina’s product line was designed for the HCG Diet, and is available as individual items or a kit.
Cosmetics should be oil-free as the following can decrease the rate of loss or even cause gain: oil-based foundations, most sunscreens, moisturizers, moisturizing lipsticks, and most body care products.
Eye drops, antibiotic cream, lip balm, and other commonly-used products can interfere with your weight loss success, and so it's imperative to be intentional about using any of these. Cough syrups contain added sugars, and vitamins may contain fillers and sugar also --these types of things may prevent weight loss while on the HCG Protocol.
In Summary, mindfulness is everything during the HCG Protocol. Each morning when you wake up, review your next steps, visualize yourself getting ready for work and preparing meals so that you feel fully prepared to mindfully and intentionally move through your day with the rules of the protocol in the forefront of your mind.
More free HCG VLCD recipes can be found on our website. This recipe is safe for all phases of the Diet and is a favorite of everyone here in the office.Ingredients:1 serving of onion, sliced into rings1 Grissini breadstick1 tbsp skim milk (as allowed daily)1/4 tsp cayenne pepper1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepperPreheat the oven to 450 degrees. In [...]
The HCG Protocol is highly effective, but it can be a bit tricky. Success absolutely depends on understanding the proper way to follow the protocol and then following the protocol to the letter. Adequate preparation is crucial for starting off on the right foot and staying on track.A number of road blocks can quickly derail the effectiveness of the HCG [...]
In today’s society, it’s more common to find an electronic device in a home than it is an old fashioned book. In fact, new studies show that the average child in the U.S. spends about 7.4 hours per day looking at a screen, otherwise known as “screen time”. Like many other parents out there, you are probably wondering if [...]
On your third HCG day, you'll begin the 500-calorie per day diet, and you'll stay on it for a minimum of 21 days or up to 38 for a total of 40 HCG days. Preparation is “key”, and knowing what you can expect during the first week of the restricted-calorie diet can help you prepare for the worst--and the [...]
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Enjoy this HCG Phase 2/HCG VLCD recipe for a Delightful Crab Salad (from the 101 Worry-Free HCG Diet Recipes book). This tasty HCG meal includes one HCG serving of protein and one HCG serving of vegetables. Plus, you can get 5% off your next order at www.HCGDietStore.com when you enter the code YT5HDS at checkout.
Lying out in the sun or hitting the tanning salon isn’t that great for your health in general, but it’s an especially bad idea if you’re on the VLCD phase of the HCG Diet because it may wreak havoc on your HCG weight loss.When your skin is exposed to sun (or tanning bulbs) it causes [...]
Your success with the HCG Protocol depends on following the directions for the protocol to the letter. Deviating even in small ways can lead to slowed weight loss or even weight gain. Dr. Simeons developed the protocol after years of trial, error, and adjusting it continually until he found just the right formula. If you stay with the protocol as [...]
The original recipe by Claudia Mason calls for Orange Roughy, however, any HCG white fish can be used such as Tilapia, Cod, Mahi-Mahi, Flounder, Haddock, etc. See the HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide or the Pocket Guide to the HCG Protocol for a complete listing of HCG VLCD-approved white fish.Ingredients:100g HCG white fishSalt and pepper [...]