Today’s HCG blog will answer another one of Ryan’s questions regarding supplements and whether you should continue taking them on your HCG diet, specifically HCG 2.0. See the question squared off in red below specifically regarding fish oil and his Omega 3 supplements on his HCG diet.
Most supplements don’t have any nutritional value or calories. Not all, but most supplements exist to facilitate normal chemical reactions in the body as enzymes or catalysts. These supplements shouldn’t effect weight gain while on your HCG diet. The exception to this would be fish oil or flax seed oil, Ryan specifically mentioned Cod Liver Oil and Krill Oil. If you were on the traditional HCG diet, you’d be instructed to refrain from taking these because, as oils, they contain fat calories. One gram of fat contains 9 calories. I really don’t believe that adding 30-50 calories in fish oil or flax seed oil supplements will be enough to affect your weight loss, especially if you’re keeping your carbs below 30 grams per day. What I will suggest is to get your 1:1 ration of Omega 3s to Omega 6s. If you can maintain this ratio in your diet, both on and off of the HCG diet, then there is no need to supplement. It’s doesn’t have to be exactly precise – For example, if you have eggs for breakfast, have tuna fish for lunch. If you have a chicken breast for dinner, add some avocado to your salad as this will balance the good fats to the bad fats. If you’ve read HCG 2.0 you’ll understand that fats get a bad rap… they’re not all bad. They’re in fact very necessary.
Dr. Zach LaBoube
Tomorrow we’ll discuss Creatine. Surprisingly it’s not a bad compliment to the HCG diet. If you’d like more information on the importance of walking to facilitate weight loss and overall health, CLICK HERE.