HCG Phase One “Do List”
After going over the entire list I realized just how overwhelming it all is.
So I would rather comment on what I did and why.
Not that some of the other Do’s aren’t good too. I simply want to help keep it manageable and within reason. Plus I can share my experience firsthand.
I also want to be clear that I did not make a point to do or consume what is on this “Do List” the 30 days prior to starting my HCG journey. Most of them I found out about their benefits throughout my journey.
Phase One Do List that I have experience with;
Do’s – That I Do and Have Done
Drink water – Stay Hydrated and when you are burning fat you need water to help flush it out – Benefits of Water
Add Fiber – Keep your intestine swept out
Walk – Good Circulation equals all kinds of health benefits
Get Sleep – Lack of sleep causes stress on the body. Stress is not a good thing for weight loss and a lot of other things.
Get Sun – Good Day Sunshine! Keep your vitamin D level UP
Breathe Properly – Most of us are shallow breathers –Oxygen is KEY!
Is is easy to get into a habit of shallow breathing. That is why we many times lack energy and get that late afternoon lethargic feeling.When you start to feel that way while let’s say when you are at work sitting at your desk.
Try this ; To bring large quantities of oxygen into your body – Breath in taking in as much air as you can and allow it to fill your diaphragm.Hold that breathe for a moment, tighten your abdominal muscles, and exhale through your mouth as if blowing up a balloon.
I know when I do this I feel refreshed!
Extra Virgin Coconut oil for cooking (I use MCT instead) See my other post for the tons of benefits
Colon Cleanse – Here is an easy affordable Cleanse – Cleansing
Eat Grapefruit/Apples –
Low Glycemic, good fiber .Apples are a natural diuretic.
Both cleanse the liver, gallbladder and colon glycemic-index benefits
Use Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – Detailed ACV Benefits
Drink Green Tea/Wu long tea – helps regulate hunger, stimulates cleansing of the cells, helps metabolism
Drink Organic Yerba Mate Tea-One cup a day. Increase energy, reduce appetite and stimulates releasing of fat cells.
Eat Hot Peppers- I put cayenne in my Cali kicker and I like to eat pepperonchini- Increase Metabolism and reduce appetite. Helps release fat stress and reset body set point
Use Cinnamon –
Helps regulate insulin and blood sugar, normalizes appetite and helps the body release fat.
I love baking an apple with cinnamon and stevia – YUM!
Limit Carbonated Drinks-
You have to watch out for sodium and let’s face it very hard to find one with Stevia but there is Zevia All Natural Soda and it really taste great!
Take Digestive Enzymes
For those of you that are still curious about the other Do’s and what are the Don’ts I will be sure and post that next.
After that I want to share a couple of good questions I was asked after doing my recent vlog on You tube
CLEANSING AID: INTERNAL SALTWATER BATH
I promised in yesterday’s post I would explain in more detail the theory behind doing Phase 1 before the HCG Phase 2 VLCD
I am not endorsing Phase 1 but I do think a good cleanse which is part of what Phase 1 encourages can be a huge health benefit!
CLEANSING AID: INTERNAL SALTWATER BATHING
As it is necessary to bathe the outside of our bodies, so it is with the inside.
There is a great method of cleansing the colonic tract instead of doing colonics or enemas.
This method will cleanse the entire digestive tract while the colonics and enemas are said to
only reach the colon or a small part of it. Plus the ease of not having to lie on the bathroom floor waiting for something to happen and dealing with tubes etc.
Also colonics can be expensive while the salt water method is very affordable!
The directions I followed the very first time I tried this cleanse;
Prepare a full quart of lukewarm water and add two level teaspoons of sea salt.
Do not use ordinary iodized salt as it will not work properly.
Drink the entire quart of salt and water first thing in the morning.
This must be taken on an empty stomach. The salt and water will not separate but will stay intact and quickly and thoroughly wash the entire tract in about one hour.
Several eliminations will likely occur.
The salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt. This may be taken as often as needed for proper washing of the entire digestive system.
If the salt water does not work the first time, try adding a little more or a little less salt until the proper balance is found; or possible take extra water with or without salt. This often increases the activity.
The Salt Water bath can do no harm at any time. The colon needs a good washing, but do it the natural way the salt water way.
It is advisable to take the herb laxative tea (my favorite Edom Labs Chiro-Klenz) the night before to loosen, then the salt water cleanse in the morning to wash it out.
My Revised Method;
Add the measured sea salt into only enough water to drink down quickly and still get all the salt into your system
Have the Quart of water next to you so you can start drinking the water down as a chaser after the salt water.
Personally the water didn’t need to be lukewarm but if it is too cold it can be more difficult to drink down that much water that quickly.
This method still gets the same result without having to taste salty water during the entire quart drinking experience.
Please note that it was my personal experience that the elimination did not begin after only one hour. It took longer than that when I did the original method and my revised method.
With my revised method it kicked in more quickly. So plan the day you do this accordingly so you can be close to the “throne”.
It will depend on how icky your inner is on how you will feel during the cleanse.
The 1st time I did it was way before my HCG journey so I wasn’t near as healthy as I am today.
My symptoms were a lot like having a cold. Mucus was clearing out asap. The last time I cleanse it was simply a nice cleanse for my intestinal tract.
Advocates for Colonics or Enemas point out the not so pretty facts about a clogged colon;
If you are not having three bowel movements a day you have a clogged colon.
The colon gets clogged by non-prescription and prescription drugs
Low water and fiber consumption
Lack of walking and exercise,
Insufficient digestive enzymes in the food we eat, and many other factors.
In autopsies, medical doctors have found as much as thirty pounds of undigested fecal matter in people’s colons. – ew
Unless you clean your colon, digestion will remain slow, and metabolism will remain slow.
Food cravings and hunger will remain high due to lack of nutrients being absorbed properly.
And you will never get a flat stomach.
I first explained the MCT Oil and ACV drink shot, but then I really wanted to find an alternative for P2ers. Please watch the video for details =)
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Mug full of water
For 2 drinks per day – Juice of half a lemon per drink
When on P2 – You are allowed the juice of one lemon per day
Cayenne Pepper (don’t use too much all at once)
Approx. the same as the contents of 2 cayenne capsules opened up and poured out
I prefer to use a cayenne pepper from the spice bottle and measure out approx 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Stevia to taste
Either use boiled water or zap in the micro to the temp you desire.
Please Note – Do Not Do this Flush while on HCG
The Jay Robb Fruit Flush
The Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox is the brainchild of clinical nutritionist and fitness expert Jay Robb, and is a great alternative to other detoxification diets out there that allow mainly fluids to be taken throughout the duration of the process. Unlike juice fasting, this detox diet relies on the consumption of fruits in achieving its guaranteed health benefits, including weight loss. And since the Fruit Flush lasts for only 3 shorts days, many people who have tried their hands on detoxifying themselves found it relatively easy to stick to the diet from beginning to end.
Line of Attack
Jay Robb believes that elimination of toxins in the body can be done with the mere consumption of a proper combination of foods. The Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox Diet utilizes the substances or contents of fruits and other natural food items in cleansing the body’s different systems. In addition, this detox diet enables one to efficiently lose excess weight of up to 9 pounds, according to its creator.
The nutritive content of fruits has many positive effects on the body, not just suitable for detoxification but for providing for a general wellbeing as well. Fruits are a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They also provide quality carbohydrates – those of the low glycemic index type.
You see, not all carbohydrates are the same when it comes to their effect on the blood glucose level. The glycemic index, or GI, ranks carbohydrates based on how fast they trigger rise in the amount of sugar in the blood stream. Food sources with high glycemic index will trigger a dramatic spike, while a low glycemic index will only cause a small rise. For people who are trying to shed off excess pounds or maintain ideal weight, sticking to foods with low glycemic index is the way to go. By consuming carbohydrates with low glycemic index, one’s blood glucose level becomes stable, therefore maintaining increased energy levels and preventing hunger pangs.
The 3-Day Plan
Since this detox diet is designed by a clinical nutritionist, he understands that not only is it important for people to eat well-balanced meals all the time, but also need to get rid of accumulated toxins in the body from time to time. That is why the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox is so designed: to effectively sweep toxins out of the body in as little time as possible, enabling the return to consuming well-balanced meals just as quickly. Basically the 3 days is composed of 1 pre-flush day and followed by 2 fruit-flush days.
• Pre-Flush Day – The pre-flush day consists of drinking protein shakes and ending it with a serving of vegetable salad with chicken, turkey or fish. From 8 am to 4 pm, anyone undergoing the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox should consume a 6-ounce glass of protein shake every 2 hours. Protein shakes are easily available at health and fitness shops, and even on the internet. Also, it’s recommendable to purchase whey protein, as it is best absorbed by the body.
• Fruit-Flush Days – The fruit-flush days are on the second and last day of the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox. From 8 am to 4 pm, one should consume a serving of fresh fruit every 2 hours. Then the day will be ended by having up to 6 cups of vegetable salad and a 6-ounce protein shake. However, on the fruit-flush days, note that no lean chicken, turkey or fish is served with the vegetable salad.
Remember to take lots of water throughout the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox in order to hasten the elimination of toxins in the body. It is also important to drink 8-12 ounces glass of water one hour after every intake of protein shake, vegetable salad and fresh fruit servings. The following is a sample diet plan:
Pre-flush (day 1):
8:00 am – protein shake10:00 am – protein shake12:00 pm – protein shake2:00 pm – protein shake4:00 pm – protein shake6:00 pm – up to 6 cups of vegetable salad with 3-6 ounces of lean chicken, turkey or fish
Fruit-flush (day 2):
8:00 am – 1 medium-sized banana10:00 am – 2 cups strawberries12:00 pm – 1 large apple2:00 pm – 1 large mango4:00 pm – 2 small oranges6:00 pm – up to 6 cups of vegetable salad with protein shake
Fruit-flush (day 3):
8:00 am – 2 cups grapes10:00 am – 2 medium-sized kiwis12:00 pm – 1 large pear2:00 pm – 1 medium-sized banana4:00 pm – 1 large apple6:00 pm – up to 6 cups of vegetable salad with protein shake
The Good and Bad
If you think about it, the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox is a healthier alternative to other fad diets out there also claiming to get rid of poisonous substances in the body and weight loss. Well, the truth is, this diet is obviously much healthier because you are allowed to consume fresh servings of fruits and vegetables, plus it only lasts for 3 short days. When a detox diet needs to be carried out in just a matter of few days, one will find it easier and more motivating to complete it, and enjoy the benefits as well.
However, as with any other forms of diet – for detoxification, weight loss or a combination of both – there are certain side effects involved. For the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox, one may experience hunger and fatigue because, despite of the frequent servings of fresh fruits and protein shake, their caloric contents are still relatively few to enable anyone on the detox diet to perform regular activities as efficiently as before getting on the diet. For the same reason, one must abstain from pairing the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox with cardio and weight training workouts. Also, the advice of a doctor or any other health professional must be sought before trying the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox, to ensure safety.
The dressing I make for the salad –
2 Tb yellow mustard,MCT oil,ACV, and a dash of sea salt,pepper,onion powder – mixed well then shook up in a closed container with the veggie salad ( I think it is Yummy!)
My thoughts on Fruit selection –
I think one thing about the fruit it what type of fruit to have. Since we have done hcg I made the decision to only eat fruit that was allowed when on P2. Apples and strawberries. I was too concerned that bananas etc would be to high in sugar for my system. I also base it on the glycemic index. When I first read pounds and inches knowing that it was written in the 60’s I thought it was interesting that Dr Simeon chose low glycemic fruits. Good call on his part 😉 I do feel really full from all the salad bulk that is taken in. So the 1st time I did it I was worried that I would gain so I was totally surprised that I actually lost real well with it.
Thanks to Cherry V for originally sharing this flush with me.
There are a few teas that I really like to drink during protocol and when not on protocol.
Two of them are made by Triple Leaf
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I have also tried the Ultra Slimming tea from the same maker. I have no idea why but the super slimming tea works better for me.
A SUPER Cleansing tea (if you get my drift) is made by Edom Labs.
This one is a serious “roto rooter”. Be careful when buying this tea. The first time I tried to purchase online through a yahoo store I never got the product. Now I order directly from Edom. On their site is a list of approved online stores.
Another tea I LOVE is not a cleansing tea but is very tasty and I think helps with appetite and chocolate cravings.
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