Preparing for P2

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    For most, Phase 2 is the most difficult part of the HCG diet and would usually be the point where some get discouraged and quit without finishing the protocol. And yes, some do get depressed. That’s why, it is essential that we must prepare ahead before we start with our HCG protocol. Deciding to do this protocol, is like deciding to go to war. Once you’ve decided, you then have to make sure you have all the weapons you need once the battle begins. In this case, we’ll go through the important points to help us understand this phase. I will also provide you a checklist of stuffs you need to prepare to ensure our victory. =)

    So, to start off, Phase 2 is also known as the Weight Loss Phase. This could last from three weeks up to seven weeks depending on how long you’ve decided your round to be based on your desired weight loss. Throughout this phase, you will be on a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) of 500 calories per day and eating only the food included in the approved food list. The list is quite short and sometimes you’d be tempted to take a bite or more of foods not included in the list but I am discouraging you from doing that. Even a bit of cheating could take you a couple of days to recover.

    Besides the HCG kit that you have, here’s a checklist of the other things you would need for this phase:

    • Bathroom Scale (You should actually have this even when starting P1; but if you didn’t have it, you definitely have to get one once you start P2.)
    • Kitchen Scale
    • Tape Measure
    • Meal Plan
    • Notebook, digital or physical (essential to monitor daily weigh-ins and record your progress)

    Now, let’s get it on! =)


    My brother just finished his 3rd day of phase 2 and he says he’s feeling really lightheaded and think that the hcg diet is not for him. He doesn’t feel safe when driving and thinks that the low calorie is clouding his judgement. Is there anything he should do? Will the lightheadedness go away?


    What he is experiencing could be low blood sugar and his body trying to adjust to to decrease in calories. He could try increasing his tea, coffee, and water intake. He could also eat half of his lunch protein for breakfast just so his blood sugar won’t get too low. He could also eat additional lettuce, cabbage, or celery and he will still be able to maintain his 500 calorie limit. Doing the HCG diet is making his system go through a big change and his body is trying its best to catch up with the change. This issues generally go away after a week. So if he could just hang on for a few more days, he could take advantage of the weight loss that this diet could do for him.

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