Continued weight loss with an increase in calories per day (1300 – 1400). To do this you must follow the NO STARCHES/NO SUGAR rule for no less than 4 weeks. You must weigh yourself daily to check on the weight. If you gained weight you must that same day do a “steak day”. A steak day is when you can drink fluids throughout the day, and then at dinner time you eat a large steak plus one apple or one tomato. The next morning weigh-in you should be back down. Reading food label ingredients is key to avoid the sugars and starches as many have hidden ingredients you wouldn’t want to have. I will list some below:
Sugar names to watch for: sugar, brown sugar, molasses, confectioners sugar (powdered sugar), evaporated cane juice, sucanat (unrefined cane juice), agave nectar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, honey, brown rice syrup, crystalline, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, treacle, maple syrup, barley syrup, malt syrup, rice syrup, date sugar, beet sugar, lactose, fructose, glucose, maltose, galactose, xylose, amylose, and balactose.
Avoiding starches is a tricky thing for some too. Obvious starches would be: bread, cereals, cookies, crackers, pastries, pastas, rice, and potatoes. Avoiding high sugar fruits and starchy vegetables is important too: bananas, pineapple, yams, corn, carrots, beans, beets.
Starch names to watch for: wheat, flour (any kind), dextrin, maltodextrin, cornstarch, corn gluten, corn meal, barley, modified food starch, sorghum, tapioca, oat, rye, buckwheat, potato starch (avoid any names with starch in it) soybean. At the end of your phase 3 (3 weeks), you can go into phase 4.
This phase is when you start using HCG. On the first two days of using HCG, you will need to load up on as many fatty food as possible. These two loading/gorge days are very important. We always start out by building up our fat reserves so our body can use these reserves first before the HCG has a change to “kick in” and start working away at your abnormal fat. After the 2 loading days are done, the 3rd day starts your 500 calorie diet. Eating non-allowed foods on this protocol will usually lead to slow weight loss and stalls. Drinking coffee, or tea and the required 2 liters of water daily is required. You continue each day dosing your HCG, eating the foods and weight yourself daily upon waking up after using the restroom. You will start to see wonderful losses on that scale.
After your 30 doses are done, we remain on the 500 calories for 3 days or 72 hours after your last HCG dose. We need to do this because this is how long HCG remains in your body. If you start eating more calories and different foods before the HCG has had its chance to get out of your system, we will gain weight quickly.
Loading (or the Gorge) – While taking your .17 dose of HCG eat as high fat as possible for 2 days. You *MUST* eat to capacity. This will stock up your fat cells, and both help you lose, and help to stave off hunger while on the VLCD (very low calorie diet) portion of the protocol. Some patients say that they can no longer overeat because their stomach has shrunk after years of restrictions. While we know no stomach ever shrinks, we compromise by insisting that they eat frequently of highly concentrated foods such as:
The time and trouble spent on pressing this point upon incredulous or reluctant patients is always amply rewarded afterwards by the complete absence of those difficulties which patients who have disregarded these instructions are liable to experience.