Calorie restriction means reducing your intake of calories per day to be able to lose weight. This is a safe process that does not result in malnutrition or calorie deficit. The calorie restriction on the HCG diet helps you limit your risk of weight gain. Restricting your intake of calories helps you develop a healthy metabolic rate.
Phase 2 of the HCG diet
Phase 2 of the HCG diet is known as the very low-calorie diet. This is usually done in a 3 to 6 weeks period depending on your weight loss goal. The purpose of Phase 2 is to allow the HCG to work fully in your system. The protocol on HCG diet phase 2 allows 500 calories per day. You are also required to have your daily HCG shots while doing low-calorie consumption.
Why do you need to limit calorie intake on Phase 2 of the HCG diet?
- To promote weight loss- Calorie restriction does not mean that you are depriving yourself. This is a way of developing healthy eating habits and discipline. Through this, you can lose weight easily and fast through the HCG diet. Take note that the more calories you eat, the more your body deposits unhealthy fats.
- To cleanse your body- Restricting your calorie intake helps you clean your body. It will give your body a break from constantly receiving chemicals from highly processed foods. It allows cleansing from food chemicals that can cause diseases. If your body is free from high calories, the HCG can easily burn your body fats.
- To protect against diseases- Most of the weight-related diseases are caused by the unhealthy foods you eat. VLCD can protect you from chronic diseases caused by unhealthy foods. The foods during Phase 2 of the HCG diet are whole and nutritious. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It protects your immune system and cells from diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Thus, improves the cholesterol and blood sugar levels of your body.
- To improve your metabolism- The protein-rich foods and green veggies on the HCG diet can improve your metabolism. This can work along with the HCG in resetting your metabolism and suppressing your appetite. A high rate of metabolism promotes faster weight loss. Thus, helps you reach your weight loss goal on the HCG diet.
- To change your eating style- The VLCD also allows you to develop a discipline in eating. You will learn to prioritize consuming healthy foods that are allowed on the HCG diet. It stops you from overeating or skipping your meals. Change your eating style on the HCG diet to be able to adjust fully to the VLCD.
Does VLCD alone help you lose weight?
No. The very low-calorie diet is not the main solution for weight loss. Doing this alone can cause a nutritional deficiency in your body. Although it can result to weight loss but you will just gain it back in the long run. The VLCD is only safe to do along with the HCG. Without the HCG in your system, you cannot lose pounds and control hunger during the VLCD.