Phase 2 of the HCG Diet comes immediately after the loading days which involve eating as much food as possible for two days. In phase 2, you are required to be on the HCG drops as well as maintain a 500 calorie diet. The HCG drops or injections are supposed to be taken during the time you choose. The purpose of the HCG drops is to stimulate the hypothalamus to enable the body to release stored fat in order for it to get burnet. This is why it is very important to follow through with the loading days. Failure to follow through with the first phase may make losing weight in the second and most important phase very difficult. Below are some of the details of phase 2.
Since you are required to be on a 500 calorie diet, there are several guidelines you are supposed to follow when it comes to meals in order to ensure you are only taking in 500 calories in one day. Therefore, for breakfast, you are only supposed to take tea or coffee. Sugar is not allowed for sweetening. The only sweetener allowed is stevia. When it comes to milk, you can only and one tablespoon on milk to your coffee. This is done once for every twenty four hours.
For lunch, the diet requires you to eat only 100 grams of protein. You are allowed to add fruit and vegetables to the meal for a more balanced diet. However, it is very important to pay attention to the types of fruits and vegetables you eat. This is because different foods have different calorie intake and may therefore interfere with the 500 caloric intakes required by the diet. Cabbages, cucumbers, spinach and lettuce are some of the vegetables that can be added to your meal at lunch. As for fruits, you are allowed to either eat an apple, a handful of grapes or half a grape fruit. This diet guideline applies to lunch and dinner as well.
There are several safety measures you should take while in phase II of the HCG diet as well as other phases in the diet. First and foremost, it is very important to ensure you take a lot of water. This is important because you are already on a very low calorie diet. The water is therefore meant to give you energy without adding calories as well as enabling you to maintain overall health since the reactions in the body take place in water. The other thing you need to do is to follow through with each phase as directed. It is important to be on a 500 calorie diet if that is what the phase requires and not less than that or more. Last but not least, it is important to ask questions on topics you do not understand about this phase of the diet and others. This prevents you from making mistakes that may affect your health or weight loss progress.
Generally, phase 2 of the HCG Diet requires best HCG is very important for the weight loss and takes 40 days to complete. Following through with this phase gives you a greater chance of maintaining your weight loss at the end of the diet phases.