I will quote what Dr. Simeons said in his book pounds and inches here: “Those not uncommon patients who feel that even so little food is too much for them, can omit anything they wish.”
So in short, no.
However- do keep in mind, do not get carried away with this- you should eat to hunger which means if you are truly not hungry for 500 calories in a day while on hCG, and you end up eating say 300-400 calories instead some days, so be it. However, if you are technically hungry but purposefully trying to eat less than the 500 calories in an effort to lose more weight, this is not a proper way to view things (as I’m sure you’ll agree). Sometimes we can find excuses for ourselves to try to get quicker results in the short-term but we need to remember that it’s long term health that we should be concerned with.
Myself? The amount of calories I eat varies. I don’t actually weigh/count anything but the protein as Dr. Simeons instructed, however, just to get an idea, some days I’ll plug in basic amounts of what I ate into myfitnesspal just to check. What I find is that many days on the hCG protocol I’m so not hungry, especially at the beginning, that I only find myself eating 300-400 calories in a day. Other days I find myself needing not only the full 500 but sometimes even close to 600 calories, so that’s what I eat.
My hydrostatic body fat testing has shown that eating under the 500 calories when my hunger dictates has not been a problem for me- meaning I did not lose excessive amounts of muscle doing this, and I’ve kept off my fat loss from hCG very comfortably since then as well.
So if you let hunger be your guide, as Robin Woodall so wonderfully explained in her book Weightloss Apocalypse, you will get the best weight loss in the healthiest way out of the hCG Diet protocol.
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