I have ran into a hand full of people on different forums talk about that the HCG diet should be followed with a low carb intake. 20 grams of carbs or less per day.
I wonder why that is? It appears that Dr. Simeon's never intended it to be a low carb or maybe he did and just did not write about it?
If that is the case, having the melba toast,
Oranges & other various veggies, sauces/condiments and sweetner would put you over the 20gram mark.
I understand what people are thinking, in order to stay in Ketosis which is fat burning mode you need to stay low carb something like the Atkins diet was, however on this particular diet I would think that we are mostly going by the types of FOOD and CALORIES instead of the CARBS?
I mean if you think about it your body can only burn so much fat per day and limiting your body to 500 calories should be sufficient on HCG for drastic weight loss. (You would think)
Maybe people feel there going to lose more by lowering the carbs?
What do you guys think about this?
I originally planned on cutting out the melba toast but bought some today in original and wheat flavor and plan on eating them as to follow the Dr. Simeon's protocol precisely.
Should I be conscious about my CARB intake or forget about it and just follow the original protocol?
What has worked best and who has experience with this?