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HCG Diet - Phase 2: Lose

HCG Phase 2: Lose

Phase 2 is both the hardest and the most rewarding part of the HCG Diet. This is when you get your life changing results. Every morning you weigh in lighter, every week your clothes fit looser, You begin to like looking in the mirror.


Why Lose with the HCG Diet?


Some of us struggle with fat because something in our body is not functioning properly.

Some of us struggle with fat because something is wrong with our thinking, the way we approach food – the decisions that we make.

Some of us struggle with fat because our eating follows our emotions - our seeming needs, desires, wants, and crutches.

Some of us struggle with fat not because of our actions, but because of our or inactions.


Phase 2 starts the ball rolling on fixing all of these problems.

  • The HCG hormone helps correct many hormonal malfunctions in the body.
  • The Diet helps you change some of your dependencies and the way you think about food.
  • The results you see will motivate you to prioritize differently.
  • The actions you will take, in following through with this diet, can start you on a course that will change your life.
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HCG Diet Phase 2 Specifics

  • Continue taking the HCG hormone during Phase 2 – HCG Injections, hCG Pellets or Injectable HCG taken Sublingually (under the tongue).
  • Vigorous exercise is not allowed during this phase; it would actually hinder results. Simply put: do not work out while you are on phase 2 of The HCG Diet.
  • Stay active: movement is important to your health, especially in this loss phase. It increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage at a time when your body is eliminating fat and toxins. Doctors and clinics working with the HCG Diet commonly encourage walking a mile a day during Phase 2.
  • You follow a specific 500 calorie diet. However, you don't need to worry about calorie counting, as the portions and foods included in this phase are designed to give you sufficient nutrients with minimum calories.
  • Use only oil-free skin care products; oil gets absorbed through the skin, and will often slow down your fat loss during Phase 2. This doesn't mean that you have to go around looking ugly---you will find a list of some skin care products that work well during phase 2 here.

You now drop to a specific diet of 500 calories a day. However, you don’t need to worry about calorie counting, as the portions and foods included in this phase are designed to give us maximum nutrients with minimum calories.

  • Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar.
  • Saccharin or Stevia may be used.
  • Only one tablespoon full of milk allowed in 24 hours.
  • 100 grams (3.5oz) of a LEAN PROTEIN SOURCE (veal, beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab, shrimp, 1egg+3egg whites, or tofu. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking, and the meat must be weighed raw. It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or pickled fish are not allowed. The chicken breast must be removed from the bird.)
  • One type of vegetable to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage. Other low sugar vegetables may be tried, one at a time, however, if any gains or stalls in weight-loss occur, don’t include these vegetables during this phase.
  • An apple, orange, one-half grapefruit, or a handful of strawberries.
  • One grissini-breadstick or one Melba toast.

The same as Lunch

  • 100 grams (3.5oz) of a LEAN PROTEIN SOURCE (veal, beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab, shrimp, 1egg+3egg whites, or tofu. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking, and the meat must be weighed raw. It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or pickled fish are not allowed. The chicken breast must be removed from the bird.)
  • One type of vegetable to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage. Other low sugar vegetables may be tried, one at a time, however, if any gains or stalls in weight-loss occur, don’t include these vegetables during this phase.
  • An apple, orange, one-half grapefruit, or a handful of strawberries.
  • One grissini-breadstick or one Melba toast.

As much as you want

  • Broth (fat-free chicken, beef or vegetable)
  • Shiritaki Noodles
  • Tea or Coffee (without cream or sugar)
  • Herbal teas & sparkling water
  • Stevia

NOTE - If you are concerned about a diet of this low caloric intake, or considering gastric bypass surgery as a weight-loss option, we encourage you to take a look at sample diet regimens that patients are expected to follow after gastric bypass surgery.

Protein is a high priority, fats and sugars are kept to a minimum, only liquids can be consumed for 3-4 weeks following surgery, and solid foods are only added back to the diet 8-12 weeks post surgery.

Mayo Clinic's Gastric Bypass Diet

Duke Health's Bariatric Surgery Diet

  • For those of you considering gastric bypass surgery – If you're ready to put yourself through all of that (diet-wise), why not try something far less drastic, with proven results, first?
  • For those of you concerned about the low calorie consumption - If thousands of doctors consider it both safe and effective for people following an extensive surgery to consume this kind of diet, how can a nutrient dense, protein rich, low-calorie diet not be safe for you and I?
  • It is important to note that gastric bypass surgery does not help the body differentiate between burning fat or muscle for energy on an very low calorie diet. The HCG diet does. If HCG is in your system while on an very low calorie diet, your muscle mass will be protected and your body will burn stored fat reserves for energy.

Phase 2 can be a time of new discovery – new recipes, new ways of looking at and incorporating old favorites, - it's an opportunity to make healthy changes that will last you a lifetime!

You now drop to a specific diet of 500 calories a day. However, you don’t need to worry about calorie counting, as the portions and foods included in this phase are designed to give us maximum nutrients with minimum calories.

  • Walk daily (approx. 1 mile)
  • Have fun with this Phase
  • Try to use organic and hormone-free foods when possible.
  • Follow this phase of the diet in a doctor-supervised program if you have specific medical problems or concerns.
  • Do this with a friend and/or plug in to an online support group.
  • Don't Perform vigorous exercise.
  • Don't confuse “no vigorous exercise” with being inactive.
  • Don't expect your doctor, family or friends to approve unless they are already familiar with this diet.
  • Don't stress over it.

Tips, Tricks & Techniques

  • The phase 2 diet is extremely simple, but it does not have to be boring. A little imagination in food preparation goes a long way. If you want good recipes, tips and ideas from around the world, you will find them in our recipe section.
  • For those of you that also prep food for other members of your family that are not going through this with you, this does not have to be a martyrdom session. You will also find ideas on how to incorporate greater quantities and variety for your family in our phase 2 recipe section.
  • While you aren't specifically counting calories, it is still good to purchase a good quality digital kitchen scale, if you don't already have one. Many stores have decent ones in their kitchen sections. We also have some scale suggestions. This is an opportunity for you to get in the good habit of paying attention to portion sizes and weights. We still keep (and use) our "phase 2 scale" in the kitchen a year after we finished the diet.
  • Always keep in mind that every body is different. Everything in Dr. Simeons' protocol has be tested for decades and is known to work well, but you still have to pay attention to what your body is telling you. Some people choose to do this under a doctor's supervision, others do not. What ever you choose to do, please be safe.

After you've reached your fat loss goals or the end of 6 weeks, it's time to move on to Phase 3 and stabilize your body – to make it accept your new weight as the new standard. (Note - Phase 2 can be repeated again in another 3 weeks, if more fat loss is desired, however, Phase 3 is still an extremely important part of this process. See Why.)


What better way o get help than to discuss your situation with someone who's been there or going through it with you.


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