The phase 2 of HCG diet, also known as weight loss phase, starts immediately after the loading phase. In this phase, you should follow a low-calorie diet for the next six weeks. During phase 2 of HCG diet, the low-calorie diet helps the body burns excess fats. Also, the HCG doses will continue triggering hormones that boost metabolic fat burning as well as appetite suppression. In this phase, you should consume 500 calories per day. You will follow three meals per day while eating approved fruits, vegetables, proteins and MCT oil at each meal.
Which foods are allowed in phase 2 of HCG diet?
Here is a list of foods that you should consider in phase 2 of the HCG diet:
Vegetables: spinach, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, asparagus, radishes, beet greens, and celery.
Proteins: white fish, crab, Lobster, shrimp, and extra lean beef.
Fruits: apples, lemons, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries
What happens if you go longer than six weeks in this phase?
It is advisable to avoid going beyond six weeks when sticking to a low-calorie diet in phase 2 of HCG diet. Staying in this phase longer than required, may lead to reverse metabolic effects. This is undesirable because it leads to excess weight gain in the long run. You can start over again if you have completed six weeks and have not achieved the desired weight loss. However, you must complete all phases of HCG diet before starting again.
Is this phase allowed to people with diabetes?
If you have diabetes, you can adjust your diet to include one extra serving of fruits and two extra servings of proteins per day. However, it is important to consult your doctor to provide you with the necessary advice.
How much water should you take in this phase?
Water is essential for the optimum body functioning. In this case, you should take at least 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Staying hydrated throughout the day will help you in preventing unnecessary hunger.
What should you do if you experience extreme hunger pangs?
You many experience extreme hunger during this phase since you are sticking to a low-calorie diet. High-fiber vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and cabbage will keep you full for longer. You should avoid foods high in fats and carbohydrates since they will hinder the fat-burning process.
How much weight will you lose in phase 2 of HCG diet?
In most cases, you will lose 1 to 2 pounds in this phase. However, faster weight loss is achieved by increasing vegetable intake. Also, the rate of weight loss depends on the fiber and water intake. The weight loss process stops after six weeks, and you will have to start again if you have more weight to lose.
Phase 2 of HCG diet may be challenging, but it is the most rewarding phase of HCG diet program. During this phase, you will lose significant weight and even the most stubborn fats that you have always desired to lose. To achieve best results, you will need patience and commitment while sticking to the right diet.