So, for the past two wonderful days, you’ve gorged yourself on as many fatty foods as possible. Pizza for dinner, fried fish for lunch, french fries and rich desserts by the plenty. Now it’s time to enter phase 2 of the HCG diet, the weight loss phase. Over the next few weeks, you will be limited to 500 calories a day, and the pounds will seemingly melt off your body. The first few days oh phase 2 might be pretty easy after a two-day binge, but consistency is what counts. If you want to reap the weight loss benefits that the HCG diet provides, you have to stick to the protocol faithfully.
Being able to stick to your diet during phase 2 can seem daunting from the outside, but once you get going it should be much easier than it seems. Everything is laid out for you in Dr. Simeons’ book Pounds & Inches or whatever other HCG diet book you may have, and as long as you do what the good doctor says, you’ll begin to lose weight immediately.
A well thought out HCG diet plan is going to be your ally for the next few weeks. You will want to make sure you put as much variation in your diet as possible, in order to keep things fresh and interesting. If you want to add the most variety to your meals, it might be a good idea to get yourself an HCG diet recipe book. 101 Worry-Free HCG Diet Recipes is an excellent resource for anyone looking to increase their meal options. The great thing about HCG diet recipe books is that they’re comprised of recipes that all fall within your list of approved foods. You don’t have to spend hours online searching through countless recipes, hoping to find some that just so happen to work for you.
Once you have your meal plan ready, it might be a good idea to do your grocery shopping ahead of time, for the first week or two, at least. When you make a rapid transition from a high calorie diet to a low calorie one, there’s bound to be some excess hunger. It’s never a good idea to shop when you’re hungry because you end up buying “things you don’t need.” When you’re following the HCG diet, your list of approved foods is so narrow that about 99% of the items in that store are “things you don’t need.”
Not only that, but the sights and smells can easily tempt you away from your diet, and that’s not going to be conducive to weight loss. Now, it’s not really plausible to go grocery shopping for the next several weeks at one time, but once your body has adjusted to your new diet it will be a lot easier to go to the grocery store. Plus, as the first week or so goes by and you find yourself 5lbs (or more) thinner, it will be far easier to resist any temptations that might hinder the HCG from doing its work.
Phase 2 lasts anywhere from 30-40 days, depending on the HCG diet protocol you choose. It really isn’t that long of a time, especially when you compare it to other diets on the market. Not only is it shorter in duration, but you’ll lose just as much, if not more weight than those who follow other leading diet programs.