Updated: Jan 15, 2020
When I first published HCG 2.0 - A Modern Adaptation of the Traditional HCG Diet I didn't have a vitamin supplement line. There were no other supplements. And people had success.
I want to be clear on that. You don’t have to feel obligated to buy every supplement in my store to have success with HCG 2.0. The supplements are more for your peace of mind. They’re there to give you an edge. To “tip the scales” in your favor.
Before I give you my recommendations for supplementing your HCG 2.0 protocol, let me tell you a bit about my thought process when adding a product to my online store.
I’ve always been a bit of a biochemistry nerd. I loved my bio-chem professor in school and always found all of the complex reactions that take place under your skin on a daily basis fascinating. There is some amazing stuff happening in your body and to all goes completely unnoticed.
How I Choose My Vitamin Supplements
I have a process that I follow when adding a new product to my store. First, I study normal human physiology. Does it make sense? Is there a legitimate biochemical pathway for whatever the supplement might be and does it make sense?
If it does, I try it. And not just me- I have plenty of guinea pigs that are always interested in free samples of my new products. I’ll send some to Judi, to Kylene, to family members and friends and I’ll ask them if it works. Then I'll ask them about their experience. How does it make them feel. Does it do the things I intend it to do. Would you recommend it?
If the physiology makes sense AND if it provides the desired results in practice, I’ll add it to the store. Then, I roll it out slowly to the member of my private Facebook group. I'll give them an opportunity to purchase it at a discount and then ask them to report their findings to me.
Something else I try to do is address more widespread or macro issues rather than symptoms or conditions that are narrow in scope. That’s why you see the Plus in most of my supplements.
Take Biotin Plus, for example. I could have just given you Biotin, which, among many other things, minimizes hair loss while supplementing HCG. But I added fish collagen, black current seed oil and lycopene. Why fish collagen? Because I have bovine collagen in my Collagen product. If you’re using both, it gives you a more complete variety of collagen that supports joint health and hair, skin and nail health. Everything has a purpose.
The Ideal Vitamin Supplement Progression to Maximize Weight Loss
Before we can even begin to talk about optimizing your health, you need to get yourself to your ideal weight. Until you reach your ideal weight, you’re putting the cart in front of the horse. Obesity negatively affects everything and it robs you not only of the quantity of your life, but the quality of it as well. It also robs your loved ones. If you can't play and pick up your grandkids because you've had two knee replacements, your weight is affecting them as well.
This doesn’t mean you need to fit perfectly into your high school prom dress. That’s unrealistic. But you should be within 10 to 12 pounds of it. Checking your BMI is a very generalized way of determining a healthy weight.
The average weight loss with HCG 2.0 is 20-30 pounds in 30-40 days. My theory in regard to weight loss is let's lose it as fast as possible then worry about keeping it off. After all, maintaining your weight loss is a really good good problem to have.
Below are the three phases of my HCG 2.0 protocol and the recommended supplements for each phase. Some are must haves and others are optional. In regard to these “optional” supplements – if you’ve had trouble losing weight in the past make the optionals mandatory. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed, even if it means spending a bit more money. You can easily rationalize the expense because during your 30-40 day protocol because you’re not going to be spending money on fast food or wasted calories.
Supplements for HCG Loading
You obviously need your HCG supplement. You have your choice between our traditional HCG Drops or the new HCG Patch. HCG 2.0 wasn’t the highest ranking diet of 2016 because of the Patch. The Patch didn’t even exist then. The point is, you’ll get results from both products. My HCG Patch is cool and convenient, but you’ll do just fine with my HCG Drops. You should begin your HCG supplement when you begin the loading phase.
Loading is only two days, but you need to make Phyto Plus part of your daily routine sooner or later. Phyto nutrition is plant based food. It’s a whole food supplement which means that it’s real fruits and vegetables in a dehydrated state.
Supplements for the Low Calorie Phase of you HCG 2.0 Protocol
I’ve already mentioned HCG
I’ve already mentioned Phyto Plus, but I’m going to tell you why it will benefit you during the low calorie phase. Losing weight is merely about calorie reduction. It’s also about giving your body the proper nutrition it desires so that you’ll be rewarded with a proper satiety response. If you eat right, you’ll feel full. You’re not allowed any fruits on HCG 2.0, so Phyto can bridge that gap. Additionally, Phyto Plus is more than a supplement – you can empty the capsules into a bottle of water and you have a tasty nutritional beverage. It’s a great addition to the low calorie phase because feels a bit like a snack. Try it out. I think you’ll agree.
One optional supplement is Biotin Plus. I mentioned it above. If you’ve experienced hair loss on a previous round of HCG, or if you lost hair during pregnancy, you’ll want to add Biotin to your low cal phase. Biotin is also a strong catalyst in boosting metabolism. I take Biotin because I’m extremely vain and I’m super concerned about my receding hairline. It hasn’t been shown to regrow hair, but it will make the hair you have stronger. At this point, I’d crack eggs on my head if someone told me it would help my hairline.
A second optional supplement is the Raspberry Ketones. The physiology makes sense. The Ketones facilitate ketosis by breaking down fat molecules. I also added Green Tea Extract to my Raspberry Ketones product, which is another strong fat burner.
If you’re doing the diet correctly, meaning keep your carbs under 30 grams per day (the most important part of HCG 2.0), you don’t need to add the Garcinia Cambogia until you begin maintenance. Garcinia block the bodies ability to convert excess carbs into stored fat. My advice is to save this for the maintenance phase. More below.
Last but certainly not least is Curb. It's called Curb because I designed to Curb your appetite following your HCG protocol. When people near the end of HCG 2.0, and they’re down a significant amount of weight in a rather short period of time, it’s common for a bit of anxiety to set in. Many panic because they no longer have the regimented food lists, nor do they have the assistance of HCG. Curb provides you with the peace of mind to successfully transition into maintenance. It’s loaded a variety of appetite suppressants and metabolic boosters including African Mango, Fucus Vesiculous, and Forskolin.
Supplements for the Maintenance Phase of HCG 2.0
The three weeks following your low calorie protocol are critical to maintaining your weight loss. When you lose a lot of weight very quickly, your body will be determined to replenish its fat reserves. Remember, storing away calories in the form of fat is a primitive defense mechanism against long winters and famine. That’s why weight loss is such an uphill battle. Not only are we struggling with our own poor eating habits, but we’re also struggling with a genetic predisposition to store fat. That’s why the maintenance is so critical. The products listed below are designed to make that transition as painless and successful as possible.
The best advice I can give you here is to purchase the Maintenance Plus Package and don’t think twice about it. You worked extremely hard to lose the weight. You can consider the Maintenance Plus Package as an insurance policy on your success.
HCG Maintenance Plus Package
Garcinia Cambogia – This is still one of my favorite product in the store. What I love about it is that you don’t have to take it on a daily basis. It’s like a get out of jail free card. If you know you’re going to have a heavy carb meal, take two Garcinia tablets before and after the meal. This will prevent the excess carbs from being stored as fat.
Curb – I mentioned Curb above. If you haven’t used it for the low calorie phase, now is the time. It's a lifesaver.
Phyto Plus – I’ve also mentioned Phyto. Remember, if you give you body the proper nutrition it desires, it will reward you with a feeling of satiety and fullness. Carbs are dangerous. They provide nothing but fuel. You still need the other macro nutrients that the body requires such as fat and protein. You also need phytonutrients or plant based food. Phyto Plus will bridge the gap. If you can’t get them in your normal diet, Phyto will provide them for you. It’s a must!
Supplements for Post Maintenance (A.K.A Life)
Now that you’ve lost the weight and you’re looking and feeling good, it’s time to truly optimize your health. When I started InsideOut Wellness, I did so with the belief that true health radiates, fundamentally, from the inside out. Your aesthetic beauty is a reflection of your intrinsic health. That’s what the InsideOut Package is all about. Phyto Plus for intrinsic health and Collage Plus for the aesthetics.
And if you’ll notice, way up above in the low calorie section, there are six supplements needed to shed the weight. But now that it’s gone, all you need is two. Your multivitamin in Phyto Plus and your aesthetic support for more than hair, skin and nails.
The InsideOut Package encapsulates my mission of true health that is both seen and felt. Collagen Plus for the aesthetics and Phyto for the intrinsics.
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