Q: If a person justs did this low-calorie diet, without the HCG, wouldn't they still lose weight? A: Every legitimate double-blind study shows that when people eat this diet without the HCG, they do, in fact, lose weight. However, they do not lose the problem area fat deposits. They lose muscle and structural fat. They have severe hunger and fatigue. When they stop the diet, they immediately gain all of the weight back, plus more!
Those who do the program WITH HCG LOST MORE WEIGHT than the other group, they HAD NO HUNGER or fatigue, and lost fat in the problem areas. They DID NOT LOSE STRUCTURAL FAT AND MUSCLE. Most importantly, when they stopped the diet and HCG, THEY DID NOT GAIN THE WEIGHT BACK! Although there are critics and so-called experts that attempt to discredit Simeon's weight loss cure protocol, the hundreds of thousands of patients achieving these results, combined with the massive amounts of scientific documentation, double-blind studies and observations, are proof beyond a doubt that this program DOES IN FACT WORK!
Q: What is Phase 1 (since you take the drops during Phase 2 of the program)?
A: The original protocol required going through harsh internal "cleanses". We do not endorse any type of "cleanse" prior to starting the New You Life Phases Program, and consider Phase1 to be the information and education phase.
Q: What are some of the reasons why a person's weight stalls? A: Every person's body is made up different cell memories, conditioned responses, stress reactions, and emotional triggers. Because of this, each person is a new, individual case when it comes to this program. Where one person may have extreme success in losing quickly without many (or any) stall patterns, another person may feel that their Phase 2 is riddled with ups and downs or stalls on their weight loss chart. It is important that we do not compare our weight loss with anyone else. Here are some reasons for stalls or gains:1) Addition of oils or fats into the diet or even small portions of sugars, starches, or dairy. 2) Old weight set-point (your body feels safe at "this" weight) 3) Emotional issues: fear of success, fear of attention or advances from opposite sex, fear of giving up the excuse to be: sad, lonely, sick, tired, less than wonderful, less than beautiful, less than needed, less than worthy, less than . . . 4) Release of toxins (fat soluble toxins) back into the system which increases acidic nature of the internal terrain of the body. When the body becomes too acidic, it retains water to help alkalize the internal terrain. This extra water retention can show up as weight gain or a stall. Q:It's time for Phase 3 and I'm soooo scared to eat! A: Let's face it, Phase 2 is "safe". We have a certain portion of food that we eat, in a set manner, that has finally moved us in a new direction with regards to our stubborn weight. It is scary to come away from that safety net, to what seems like "the scary world of food". Let me tell you, though, you will LOVE Phase 3! The goal for Phase 3 is to continue to eat safe foods (still NO SUGARS or STARCHES, and we recommend not adding any oils or dairy until later in Phase 3 while our bodies stabilize from Phase 2). The variety of proteins, fruits and vegetables is much greater. You need to increase your calories significantly during Phase 3 so your body feels safe at your new lower weight and won't feel the need to rebound back to a previous weight where it felt safe. We are training our body that having lots of healthy nutritious calories is a normal thing while continuing the habit of not storing food. We believe that this Phase is a critical part of the plan to insure that the weight does not return. Q: Is it important for me to take my HCG drops at a certain time during the day? A: It is good to have the HCG drops taken at regular intervals throughout the day. Some people are very specific about their timing, others are somewhatrandom in taking their HCG drops. There isn't a set in stone rule for taking the HCG. As long as you are taking the drops in spread out intervals during the day, that is fine. The best time to take your HCG is when it is best foryou and your schedule. If you experience nausea, try eating first and then taking your drops (it does not matter if you take them before or after eating). Q: Do I need to stop taking the drops during my menstrual cycle?
A: The majority of information out there has to do with HCG injections. With our New You Life Phases Program, it is a different story. The New You Life Phases drops can be taken the entire Phase 2 round without interruption. Q: Help! I'm getting ready to go into Phase 3. I'm scared because I don't want to gain the weight back. What do I eat?! A: Once you have completed the Phase 2 portion of our Life Phases plan, you are now ready for Phase 3. In Phase 3 you are allowed to eat more variety of meats like turkey, ham, pork, tuna, salmon, etc.You also have a wider variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from. Phase 3 is a three week long maintenance period that is most important for resetting the hypothalamus. Still no sugars or starches. You will continue to weigh every day and maintain your weight within 2 pounds either side of your last HCG weight.If at any time your weight is higher than 2 pounds of your last HCG weight, you will do a "steak day". This should drop your weight to back within range of your last HCG weight. From that point on, eat as your body tells you to and eat smaller meals more frequently. Q: I'm a big soda pop drinker. Can I continue to drink diet soda during Phase 2? A: Our recommendation is to avoid all soda, especially diet. It is important to understand that the chemicals in diet soda have a negative effect on the glands, organs, hormones, and on neurology.The toxic effect of the artificial sweeteners on the body has been proven and should be avoided now, and always! I know that is not what you want to hear,however, there is an alternative. If you need the bubbles, there is a way to get it without putting so much strain on the body. Sparkling water, low sodium club soda, mineral water, seltzer water, etc., all have fizz.Add stevia to the seltzer water of your choice and you now have a soda that is much less harmful to the body. Now add any flavored stevia, (Sweet Leaf brand carries many flavors) and you can have root-beer, lemon-lime, orange, etc. This is a great alternative, and, another wonderful advantage to using Stevia is that it actually helps to balance blood sugar levels in the body. The unfortunate consequence of continuing to consume sodas (especially diet) is that the New You Life Phases Program will not work as quickly or effectively, and can potentially limit the success of this plan quite drastically. Q: Can I take over the counter pain relievers? A: Yes. There is always a chance that adding a chemical to our system can stall or slow down the process of fat loss. Chemicals are acid in the body. When the body becomes acidic, it has to retain water and fat to neutralize the acid. This could be interpreted as a stall on the scale. However, when the body has regained a safe pH level, it will release the toxins and chemicals and weight reduction will continue. Use pain relievers if necessary, and remember to not be alarmed if your weight loss is slowed a bit. Q: How important is water consumption? I only really drink tea and coffee. A: Very!!! Water is vital to the body functioning properly. Water helps to flush toxins out, (you've heard that before). Here's why: When the body releases waste from the cells, which happens every second of the day, it has to protect itself by moving this acidic waste out of the system. One way to decrease acid in the system is to dilute it with water. This dilution will allow your body to remove these toxins more easily without harm. Your body neutralized the acid and was able to release the waste and the extra water it took to neutralize it. This is why consumption of water is so, so, so important! When we lose weight at this rate, our body is releasing fat soluble toxins back into the system. More water will help your body neutralize the acidic toxins with greater ease. Tea and coffee are, by nature, acidic. If this is all you are drinking, you are keeping your body in a state of acidosis. Rethink your lifestyle choices and benefit greatly! Better yet, check out www.lifeionizer.com/today or contact us about the advantages of drinking alkaline water!!