The hCG diet is a multi-phase diet in that you have to accomplish its goals for you to achieve a slimmer and healthier figure.
Although there many people who are skeptical about the phases of the hCG diet, one cannot argue the fact that a lot of people have successfully lost a lot of weight because of the hCG diet.
Now, a lot of people know something about phase 2 of the hCG diet. This is the phase where you will start to introduce the hCG hormone into your body and you will also have to consume only 500 calories per day.
That number was increased to 800 calories following the modern hCG diet, but the premise is the same; it is a heavily calorie-restricted phase of the said diet plan.
In this article, I will talk about everything you need to know about phase 2 of the hCG diet. I felt the need to write this because there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the actual things you need to do in phase 2.
To start, phase 2 of the hCG diet begins on the third day or immediately after phase 1. In phase 1, also known as the loading phase, you need to consume a lot of calories to signify that your body’s going to go on a calorie-restricted journey.
On the third day, you will then start eating only 500 calories per day (or 800 calories depending on your hCG dietitian) and then you will slowly introduce the hCG hormone into your body.
The hCG hormone can be introduced using hCG shots/injections or it can be introduced via homeopathic versions of the hormone.
Now, most people fail the second phase of the diet due to a number of reasons. One of the reasons why people fail on phase 2 is because they do not know what to eat. They just blindly eat bland foods and that’s why they fail.
Second, the heavy calorie restriction proved to be too much for them. I understand that most people cannot live with just eating 500-800 calories per day. The hCG diet, like any other diet, requires discipline and self-control. If you do not have both qualities, then it will be hard for you to accomplish any diet plan out there.
Third, people do not want to inject themselves with the hCG hormone. I understand this since I am also afraid of injections, but there are already a lot of homeopathic hCG drops out there that does the same thing.
So, what do you do in order to push through with the hCG diet, specifically on phase 2? You have to have a solid meal plan.
What I mean by this is that your meal plan must consist of delicious foods that have very few calories only. There are many recipes out there that fit that description.
They also have to know that the hCG diet requires a lot of patience and dedication to finish.