Little Choices Everyday

Teas for Weight Loss in Any Phase

Tea has been used as an aid for weight loss. Drinking a cup of tea with each meal is a protocol for using tea successfully as a metabolic stimulant. Tea by itself carries only 4 calories per serving, and it’s most healthy when consumed with nothing added. The caffeine in tea increases body function to…

Oh My! I cheated on my diet, Now What?

It happens to the best of us.  We set out with great intentions, but occasionally succumb to the pumpkin pie and fattening treats of holiday meals.  What happens if we cheat on VLCD? If you do eat off-protocol food, it may not show up on the scale immediately, but it may show up in a…

Missing mashed potatoes? Try Creamed Cauliflower

Phase 3 recipe Mashed Cauliflower 1 head cauliflower — cut into florets 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp onion powder Divide a head of cauliflower into florets that are all roughly the same size. Steam cauliflower pieces over boiling water…

Preparing for the Protocol

Many people have found that cleansing the body helps prepare the body for what is to come ahead. A Candida cleanse helps with sugar cravings and a colon cleanse can begin the process of clearing out the toxins and prevent constipation during the protocol. Also, a detox bath can be helpful. See our article on…

Quick P2 Food Reference

The following is a list from Dr. Simeon for  The Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). After the 2nd or 3rd day of loading while taking the drops or injections, you start on the 500-calorie diet.  This is the food list and guidelines from the manual “Pounds and Inches” by Dr. Simeons. Beverages– Tea, coffee, plain…

Grissini

What is Grissini? They are breadsticks and are generally pencil-sized sticks of crispy, dry bread. They are very tasty and really help fill that crunchy, salty void. You can find it at most health-based grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Safeway. You can also order it online. Don’t be concerned that they have…

Loading: Day 1-3 of the Protocol

Load, Load, Load! Do not limit your food during these days! The more you eat, the better results you are going to have. Those who do not load properly may experience more hunger throughout the protocol, especially during the first week. Eating fattening food is very necessary for the diet to work correctly, and to…

Detox Baths For Relaxation and Health

Detox baths are a good way to start your weight loss journey. It is recommended to cleanse and detox before loading, but you can also do this throughout the protocol. Pour 1 C. of Epsom salt into a very warm bath with 1 C. baking soda. Soak in a tub of warm/hot water – as…

Put Away the Splenda – It may be the reason you gain weight!

The chemical sucralose, marketed as “Splenda”, has replaced aspartame as the #1 artificial sweetener in foods and beverages. Aspartame has been forced out by increasing public awareness that it is both a neurotoxin and an underlying cause of chronic illness worldwide. Dr. James Bowen, researcher and biochemist, reports: “Splenda/sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar; a chlorocarbon.…