A lot of calories for little satisfaction.
This Buzzfeed Link was sent to me recently from a former patient. I found it very interesting and I feel that it really encapsulates what HCG 2.0 is all about. It’s about eating smart and making the time to do so. The name of the BuzzFeed article is What 200 Calories Looks Like. There isn’t a lot of explanation or recommendations, just a visual of what 200 calories looks like in a variety of different foods. Why is this relevant to HCG 2.0? Because if you choose the proper foods to eat in your diet, such as lean protein and plant based nutrients from vegetables, you can eat a lot of food. However, if you don’t choose properly, you waste your calories on highly processed fuel that supplies you with very little nutrition. As a result, we store away the fuel in the form of fat and we continue to eat because our food is lacking in basic nutrition. See the excerpt below from HCG 2.0 – A Smarter HCG Diet. To set it up, Gina is the imaginary dieter I used to describe the maintenance phase of HCG 2.0. The amount of calories she can consume on maintenance, also know as P3, is 100-125% of her BMR. This is calculated after completing her HCG diet. See below… hcg diet food menu
Gina is a 38 year old woman who lost 25 pounds on the HCG diet. Her new weight is 140 pounds. This makes her BMR 1364 calories.
1364 calories × 1.25 = 1705 calories per day.
As an example, in a single day, Gina could have 3 eggs, 2 cans of tuna, a 10 oz. bison steak, , a sweet potato with a table spoon of real butter, an apple, 3 oz of beef jerky and all the veggies her healthy heart desires and still have a couple hundred calories to spare. How amazing is that? Or, she could have one McDonalds Big Mac meal and a medium milkshake. Yes, the caloric values are the same, but the latter provides you with next to zero nutritional value. Nobody really wants to eat McDonalds, but it’s convenient. Make the time to eat healthy. IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE! HCG Diet food
Again, these numbers are an aggregate. If Gina wants to have pasta and a couple of glasses of wine on a Friday night, resulting in a carb intake of 600 calories, she can certainly do that if she limits her carbs on Thursday and Saturday. This is a trial and error process, but until you become comfortable with what works for you, it’s best to error on the side of caution. hcg diet food menu
Much more satisfying, right?
Can you see how this coincides with the Buzz Feed article? If you choose the proper foods in your diet, you can eat quite a bit. And it’s okay to have a sweet tooth. If you eat properly, throughout the day and week, treat yourself with a nice desert. Or a glass of wine. If you have questions about alcohol consumption on our HCG diet, click here. Best of luck!