I call it “HCG Lifestyle” because in order to make a lifelong change it should be a lasting change. In my experience, the protocol is a stepping stone for a better way of life. After the protocol, most people change something about themselves for good, whether it is fasting once a week, working out consistently, cutting out carbs or drinking more water. Its all very personal and positive change!
The HCG Protocol is not a quick fix yo-yo diet. Yes, you lose weight quickly but the changes can be lasting when the full protocol is followed. I will not lie to you… It is hard to face food addiction, muster up self control or change habits. In order to make this stick I had to look at WHY I was treating my body poorly. I dropped my defenses and focused on the desire to be true to myself. I first had to admit fault and recognize poor behavior. Here is how I got started…
READ THE ORIGINAL POUNDS AND INCHES MANUSCRIPT BY DR. SIMEONS.
This allows you to be realistic on what is being asked of you and gives you a view of the big picture. By doing a simple web search of “HCG Original Protocol PDF,” you can download it for free for tablet or other use. Its not a very long read, I remember reading it before bed over the course of a few nights. I found it very helpful to keep on my phone to reference while grocery shopping, for questions, etc.
The HCG Diet Daily Food Basics
This is based off the Original Manuscript- Pounds and Inches by Dr. Simeons.
Please note: There are other variations of the HCG Diet and this is JUST for the Phase 2 portion of the Protocol. Listed on the top tab are the Rogue Ingredients I ate while on Phase 2 Round 3-5.