Phase 2 letâ€™s go!
Welcome to Phase 2! You are here now as you have feasted over 2 whole days eating and drinking what you want to and loaded your body with all the right stuff it needs right! OMG! This is like back in the days of Henry the Eighth all this gorging on foods and it may seem so not the right thing to do but it is and you have so acknowledge you for doing this important part in setting a solid foundation to start Phase 2. Then letâ€™s get onto the best part and the most exciting part of the protocol which is called Phase 2. So what is Phase 2 really about? Hereâ€™s the nitty gritty you need to know.
On the Pure hCG protocol this is called VLCD which means very low calorie diet and this is where you start eating 500 calories a day of allowed foods which are made up of lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, salad, a few carbs and of course some h20 water! Throw in some coffee and tea all in the right amounts and hey presto you are on your own personal Pure hCG Magical journey and remember thatâ€™s what it is YOUR journey no one elseâ€™s so donâ€™t become a comparison King or Queen as everyone is different.
Feeling a little nervous we totally get it as we have both been where you are right now at the very beginning and wondering if this diet thing is really going to work for you. Well my friends it will work if you stick with it but also be gentle on yourself and acknowledge yourself along the way.
Phase 2 I will be honest with you is tough as you are heading into a whole new territory of eating and maybe for a lot of you this is really foreign and totally off the radar from your normal way of eating and drinking. Depending on how much weight you need to lose you will be in Phase 2 for 23 days if you only need to lose up to 10kgs or 43 days if you need to lose more than 10kgs. If you have done 43 days and need to lose more weight then you need to take a break for 6 weeks and then do another round. WHY? This is as your body will have built up a resistance to the Pure hCG and by having a break your new weight has time to stabilize properly and then you can hit the restart button again.
Phase 2 Basics
Every day you need to take your Pure hCG drops 3 times each day as instructed. It is really important to follow the instructions and not eat or drink 15 minutes either side of taking the drops so they get into your system and start working their magic.
Weigh yourself every morning and jot this down into your Pure hCG workbook. Also it is really important to take your measurements each week and make a note of these also as sometimes you weight loss may not be showing much but your measurements will be changing.
Phase 2 must doâ€™s and some donâ€™t doâ€™s
Protein Really important to make sure you remove all of the fat from your protein and make sure it weighs out to 100grams as this is your protein allowance for lunch and dinner.
Water A vital key to your success is to make sure you are drinking all of your water allowance every day. If you are not a water drinker this is a bit of a shock to the system but once you start doing it you will get into the habit and your body will love you for it even our Pure hCG is over! The reason that drinking all this water is so important is that within your body is a lot of stored toxins and stubborn fat which you have been hanging onto for years. You must drink enough water during Pure hCG to help your body deal with this. Why do I need to drink so much? Great question and the reason is that your body will flush out the stored toxins and stubborn fat and then it will sit in the pockets where the stubborn fat was until your body redistributes the good fat.
Menstruation Some woman find they can carry on taking Pure hCG during this time with no effects to their weight loss. These woman need to up their vitamin C intake by eating oranges and also make sure they are eating more protein which contains iron like steak and cut back on their water. Others have found they need to stop during the heaviest flow which is normally between 1 â€“ 2 days and then restart again when it becomes lighter but also make sure they are eating more of the foods as above.
Eating fruit allowance for breakfast Yes this is something you can do if you feel you really need to have something for breakfast. So it is really breaking up your 2 main meals which is lunch and dinner and having them as part of your breakfast and save some of your fruit for a snack later in the day. We feel that if you make any alterations to the protocol the scales will soon let you know and this is why is it vital to weight every day and keep in touch!
Always eat your protein allowance When you are eating 500 calories it is so important to make sure you always eat your protein servings at lunch and dinner. Part of these meals are made up of your fresh salad or vegetable allowance and sometimes we have found people are feeling too full to eat all of it. So if you do feel this way make sure you devour the protein and eat as much of the salad or vegetables as you can. The reason for this is the magic of Pure hCG. When you take the pure, natural drops you will not feel hungry. The only reason you will feel hungry is if you have cheated and eaten some carbs as this releases into your bloodstream and stirs hunger again. If you do cheat like this it will take at least 3 days to get back on track with your weight loss.
Sugar and Pure hCG Sugar is the big bad wolf on Pure hCG and a big no no as it will totally stall you out and put a stop to you succeeding on this plan. If you have always used sugar and feel you need something sweet then please check out a great natural alternative which is Stevia which you can get at your local supermarket, health shop or fruit store. You only need to use a few drops as if you use anymore you will experience a bitter after taste. Another way to help your sweet tooth is to investigate some herbal teas which offer a sweet sensation like liquourice. After you have been on Pure hCG for a while you will find that you wonâ€™t crave sugar as much and you donâ€™t really miss it. It is amazing how your taste buds can change during the time of the protocol and you will become more aware of the foods you should and shouldnâ€™t eat especially when you hit Maintenance. You can check out our favourites here:
Mixing vegetables Dr Simeons did not say why vegetables should not be mixed but what we have found out after helping so many people and talking with Dr Monica Lewis Â is that it is OK to mix vegetables. The main secret here is to make sure you weigh out what you need so you are eating the right amount at each serving. A lot of salad vegetables like lettuce and cucumber have a lot of water anyway.
Eating fruits with proteins is not allowed at all. It is best to have your fruit separately and keep your protein for your lunch and dinner meals. Some people add their strawberries to their salads but really this is just out of boredom and wanting to do something different. It wonâ€™t help with your weight loss so stick with having your fruit before or after your main meals.
Exercise is something you donâ€™t need to do at all. If you are an active person then something light to moderate like walking or yoga is perfect. If you over exercise and do hard out running or weights then your body will start holding onto the stubborn fat as it thinks you will need it. When you finish Phase 2 and go into Maintenance you can start doing exercise again and also you probably will feel like getting into it. We have a lot of resources around helping you through Maintenance and getting back into some form of exercise.
Apple Day is a life saver of Phase 2! This is only to be done if your weight stalls out for 4 days in a row. The full details are explained in our manual but what you need to do is weigh yourself as usual in the morning. If you find that your weight has stalled out then start immediately on the apple day. This involves eating only 6 large apples starting from 12pm that day and finishing at 12pm the following day. Remember to not drink any of your water allowance and only drink water to quench your thirst. No tea or coffee is allowed during the apple day. By doing this your weight loss will kick start again as by eating apples only it will help your body get rid of any excess water you are holding on to and also it will make you feel emotionally lighter and not be worrying that you have not been losing weight. Remember this is all normal and most people experience a stall at some time during Pure hCG. A lot of this is due to the body holding on to more water and another thing we have found is that sometimes people have been at the weight they have stalled at one time in their life and their body has a memory of this. The apple day awakens the body helping it get past this set point.
Phase 2 break is when something may come up for you and you canâ€™t carry on with Pure hCG. You can take a break but no more than 2 weeks if this does happen and normally only after you have been following the protocol for at least a week otherwise you will regain all the weight you have lost during that time and have to start again anyway. If you do need to take this break then you will need to follow the instructions as if you are finishing Phase 2. Then follow the Maintenance for the time you are off and when you are ready to start Phase 2 again you will not need to do the loading phase again simply just start back taking Pure hCG along with the VLCD until you have finished your round.
Phase 2 oils and makeup need to be really careful around this. The skin is the largest organ and during Pure hCG your body is a lot more sensitive to any fats and oils and this really interrupts your weight loss if you put any of these onto your body. I must say again everyone is different here and one lady I knew who did massage lost an amazing lot of weight while she carried on massaging her clients but she only used organic coconut oil. I think once again the scales will soon let you know if you wander and use products on your skin.
Phase 2 Allowed Food Choices:
Fruits 2 of your choice a day
1 handful of strawberries
1 Grissini Stick or 2 Vita wheat crackers or Ryvita
100grams for lunch or dinner of very lean protein is allowed
Steak or venison
Instead of the above you can replace with 100grams of fat free cottage cheese or 1 egg and 3 egg whites
There may be some random foods that are not on the list that you want to try and if you do it is best to check in with us and then if you do have them the scales will soon let you know if they are not right.
Our full manual holds the exact calories and allowances for all your proteins, carbs and fruits.
We have lots of blogs on all of the above so feel free to trawl through and absorb all the information we share or contact us for a chat.
Phase 2 life lines! Your magical tool kit here that makes Phase 2 easier:
Teas and tea drinking is one of our favourite things to do during Phase 2 not only do you get to try so many delicious flavours which explode your tastebuds it energises you as well. Now a days there are so many awesome teas available at your local supermarket or fruit store but if you are lucky enough to live near a T2 store then you have will be in heaven! Check out this link here to find out all the teas they have which will hit all the right spots.
Coffee organic is the best but coffee is coffee and once again there is so much out there it will blow your mind. Start trawling through your supermarket and local fruit stores and read some labels. Visit some awesome local cafes and give them a whirl! Experiment with different flavours until you find your favs click here to find stockists
Stevia is a must if you are craving a little sweet or our secret weapon a little herbal liquorice tea!