The HCG diet apple day is remarkable for quickly getting back on track if your weight slips upward during the HCG diet phase 3. Fortunately for those who wear out on apples, or who do not like apples in the first place, a tomato will save the day.
HCG Diet Phase 3 by Dr. Simeons
Sometimes I relish the idea of going back into Dr. Simeons’ original book, Pounds and Inches, to dig out little nuggets like this one: the steak and apple day can instead be a steak and tomato day. In my mind, having a steak all by itself, followed by an apple was just okay. Then I uncovered this little ‘throwaway’ add-on when I was going through his book once again for new tidbits. (See bold text below.)
Quote from Pounds and Inches:
Skipping a Meal
As long as their weight stays within two pounds of the weight reached on the day of the last injection, patients should take no notice of any increase but the moment the scale goes beyond two pounds, even if this is only a few ounces, they must on that same day entirely skip breakfast and lunch but take plenty to drink. In the evening they must eat a huge steak with only an apple or a raw tomato. Of course this rule applies only to the morning weight. Ex-obese patients should never check their weight during the day, as there may be wide fluctuations and these are merely alarming and confusing. It is of utmost importance that the meal is skipped on the same day as the scale registers an increase of more than two pounds and that missing the meals is not postponed until the following day. If a meal is skipped on the day in which a gain is registered in the morning this brings about an immediate drop of often over a pound. But if the skipping of the meal – and skipping means literally skipping not just having a light meal – is postponed the phenomenon does not occur and several days of strict dieting may be necessary to correct the situation.
There you have it. I quoted some of the text around that comment about having an apple or a tomato just to give you some more perspective on this HCG diet phase 3 ‘recovery’ strategy.
Whew! I tell you it is a LOT better to have a tomato with my steak than nothing at all. And, to tell you the truth, I get kind of burned out on apples by the end of a protocol, especially if I don’t have fresh strawberries as my fruit.
Now if we could just get the supermarkets to offer tomatoes with that old-time vine-ripened flavor…
All the best for the HCG diet apple day,