What can I eat on the loading phase?
Keeping the loading phase healthy and staying within the requirements is easy!
Eating in a way that is healthy helps you to feel good when transitioning from the loading to low calorie. Some people have even lost weight doing it this way, not to mention it will help sidestep the too common detox symptoms associated with stopping sugar and starchy carb foods. after the loading.
The suggestions here are focused on adequate protein (palm size), 3-4 tablespoons of fat at each meal and plenty of veg and salads. In between the meals there are suggestions for sweet treats with added oils/fats in those treats. If you are trying to eat dairy free you would avoid the cream and yogurts.
Here is a list of foods that you can eat often;
1 tsp of coconut oil every hr (rub on your skin as well both days) *
Cultured butter ( those of you near Conondale in Qld – Gympie cheese man is the butter to eat, it is made the old fashioned way)
Lard / fats
Rich dressings, hollandaise sauce
All fish, offal, white and read meat.
All veges and salads
All good quality oils, fats/lards.
Some dairy – stick to butter, cream, kefir and yogurt if posible – remember you are about to stop all dairy on the program.
Cream in your coffee or cacao
Full cream yogurt with strawberries, berries or fruit you like, with a melted coconut or macadamia nut oil over the top
Fruit, yogurt, nuts & coconut oil smoothie
Dark chocolate, dark chocolate almonds
Nut balls with tahini & coconut oil
Sugar free, grain free cakes with cream or cashew cream
Grain free, sugar free snacks
Bone broth with meat and veg and added fats.
Roast lamb/pork with the fat/crackle on, sauerkraut, roast potatoes/veg
Salads with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, avocados and oils
Bacon omlette made with butter
Fish with loads of butter, potatoes & veg
Sausages, bacon & hash browns.
Vegetarians – omelettes, quiches, cheeses, tofu, tempah with cultured and fermented foods with lashings of oils. Roast potatoes with loads of butter, avocado, cheese, protein source and salads.
- if you are having trouble consuming fats it may be a good idea to speak with a health practitioner or myself as you may have a gallbladder/liver issue that needs to be addressed before doing the program.
All yummy, all achievable and will help you feel a lot better when entering the low calorie phase!!
Click here for some great recipes to prepare for when moving into the low calorie phase 2 part of the hCG dietary protocol.