In phase 2 of hcg diet, I am confused. Do you start day 3 with the VLCD and go until day 40 or day 45 on the 500 calories. Also, are you allowed to eat as much vegetable (the 1 vegetable at each meal)? or do you have to measure out your vegetable and then find out what that calorie count is so that you do not go over your 500 calories? Are you allowed to cook with extra virgin coconut oil with your vegetables, and if so, can you saute onion and garlic with the 1 vegetable. Does a salad as 1 vegetable allow you to use more than just the lettuce, or can you add tomatoe, ect. to the salad as your one vegetable per meal?
Phase 3. Do you double your 500 calories on this phase, or do you take your weight lost, and multiple by 11 for women, to get what amount of calories you should be taking in, on this phase? Say you weigh 120, and then multiple it by 11, and you are allowed to consume 1320 in calories during this phase, by slowing adding 200-300 calories more to the already 500 per week for a total of 3 weeks. I just haven't been able to find the exact instructions in the Pounds and Inches where it states exactly how to do these phases. Also, questioning about the final phase 4. Can anyone give me the place to find this in Dr. Simeon's free online book that shows this?
I sure would like to have all of this information before I start the phases. I keep getting all kinds of different stories from different people that have done this diet.
What are the best products to use for bathing soap, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo/conditioner while going through this 40-45 day protocol? Can anyone please give me brand name products that you have used that do not carry oil or cream in them.
Thanks for all of your help?