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The HCG Diet as a Detox and a Reset of Patterns
|December 18, 2013|
Phase III or the STABILIZATION Phase is here in Dr. Cara's HCG DIET Detox Journey
Well, here I am on Phase III of this truly amazing HCG Diet & Wellness program. I am feeling really fabulous and my eating patterns (which I had thought were super healthy before) have taken on a whole new level of CLEAN! I knew this was a great program and now that I have gone through it as a cleanse for myself I am blown away by how powerful it is.
Although I was not doing this program to lose weight and modified it to a point of eating 2x the normal amount of food I lost 7.5 lbs. and 7 lbs. pound of it was body fat. In my body composition analysis I only lost .5 lbs. mass and this was most likely due to water. I have worked out almost daily throughout my 25 days so far on the program. I feel very lean and alive.
What does Phase III of the HCG Diet mean?
Phase III is called STABILIATION as this is the time where we want the weight loss to stabilize. This means that there is no need to continue to lose weight and if you follow the guidelines you will not gain weight either. In this part of the program, you keep sugars and starches out 100% for three more weeks (other than that from non-starchy vegetables and low glycemic fruits). You begin to add in small amounts of fats and eat a minimum of 1500 calories per day. Your vegetable list expands immensly from the veggie list on phase II (HCG Phase) and you can have any type of protein that you like.
For me, I am a simple eater. In phase I, I loved eating apple, celery & chicken chopped up and mixed in stone ground mustard. I LOVE this meal. I just finished a big bowl of it for lunch. I have zero cravings for carbs and sugars out side of veggies and fruits. I let myself eat whatever quatities I want now of lean protein and vegetables. The trouble for me is limiting my fruits to 2 pieces per day. I LOVE apples and generally eat 3-4/day.
My New LIfestyle Diet Post HCG Diet Program
This is a big step ... but, I think I am going to be one of those people that just says NO to any kind of sugar other than fresh fruit in my diet. I have no cravings for it at this point at all and would like to keep it that way. Sugar is an addiction so once I start having some again I know I will crave it here and there. I also plan to say NO to ALL grains. I do not feel like I need them in anyway. I will continue paleo baking for my children so they can have yummy, healthy treats and maybe on occasion I will have a bite but I see how this will not make my body feel great. I want to continue to eat simple lean proteins, healthy fats via coconut oil and hemp seeds, lots of green and colorful vegetables and fruits with lots of pure water. That is my hope for now and made up 85% of my diet before the program.
Cheers to the holiday season and I am beyond grateful for the use of the HCG Diet as a Detox and a reset of patterns
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