The Importance of HCG Diet Phase 1

The HCG diet has three phases. Phase one is a preparatory phases that lasts only for two days. Phase 2 and phase 3 cover a total of 42 days, 21 days for each.  Short as it is the preliminary diet is as important as the other two.

There are few diets as low calorie as the HCG diet. It permits just 500 calories. Expect hunger pangs and other side effects caused by the spectacular cutback calorie intake.  Preventing debilitating side effects and powerful hunger pangs, this is what is phase 1 is intended for.

There is nothing special in what you eat during phase 1. There are no recommended foods. In fact, the results would be better if you just eat the foods you normally eat. Those would be the foods  that made you fat. How could this prepare you for the phase 2, the very low calorie phase?  The 500 calorie diet is hard to deal with any day. It is even more difficult when you jump directly into it. The two days of calorie loading, which coincides with the start of HCG intake, makes it easier for you to adjust to the low calorie diet.

The HCG hormone has powers to make the HCG diet not as difficult as it normally would.  By ingesting 125 to 200 IUs of the hormone daily, your metabolism becomes more efficient and it induces the release of great amounts of calories as well.  The two day calorie loading means you have two days worth of HCG in your system when phase two starts. This means the effects of the sudden drop in calorie consumption won’t be as severe as you should expect.

Most dieters question phase 1 fearing they would gain weight.  This is understandable. They want to lose weight and not to gain weight. The gained weight is not a problem really since within two days of phase 2 they will be lost including a bit more.

Some dieters who have completed the weight loss problem but have not bothered with the two days calorie loading period could tell you how they had to deal with many HCG diet side effects including severe food cravings. On the other hand those who followed phase   dealt with phase two a lot better. The hunger did not give them a lot of trouble.

Although workouts are not strictly required to lose weight, it’s wise to do light exercises from the first day of the calorie load-up period and right up until the last day of the diet. You can do leisurely walks for at least one hour each day. This helps you establish a daily routine which would come handy when you move into the maintenance phase requiring more serious exercises as part of preventing the weight problem from coming back.

Over-all, in order to ensure weight loss without having to suffer from a lot of discomforts, you have to follow all of the protocols of the program. Phase 1 may appear illogical to you initially, but it is really plays a crucial role in making the diet successful.

Why the HCG Diet Program is More Effective than Others

Many of the new weight loss diets these days promise quick results. They are commonly called fad diets because they come and go. They are soon found to be ineffective in making positive results permanent. They are mostly based on very low calorie diets that fuel intense food cravings, so a dieter right after getting off one can’t help himself/herself but splurge, and soon they have the same weight problem again. The HCG diet program is also very low calorie, but you can hardly consider it a fad diet. Once you successfully undergo the diet, chances are you’ll easily sustain your gains.

What’s different with the HCG program that it’s able to sustain gains permanent while others cannot? The first difference is unlike the others the HCG diet has built-in safety measures for solving hunger.  The second difference is the HCG diet is healthy. The third difference is the diet makes changing eating habits not difficult.

Most likely you will find the claim that the diet solves hunger hard to believe. The HCG diet provides just about the fewest amounts of calories among weight loss programs these days. But when you look at the HCG diet recipe you see foods that make your metabolism work. They stay in your stomach much longer than other food types. What this means is that hunger are not really very intense. The diet also makes you drink lots of water, two liter a day at least, which provides you with another way of keeping hunger at bay.

Other programs take away healthy foods in their diets. This is not true with the HCG diet plan. You get greens, fruits, lean meats and sea foods. These foods give you protein, fiber and adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy. Aside from the nutrients, the diet is a detox which improves the performance of your body systems, particularly your digestive system.

And then there is the HCG hormone. Exercise is the norm when you want to lose weight. But with HCG you do not need it. The hormone increases the pace of your metabolism and helps convert the accumulated fats into energy. The HCG has a lot of weapons against hunger.

Every day of the 23 day or 40 day diet, you stand to drop approximately one half pound to two pounds of fat. That’s fast by any standard.  After the diet expect your body to be lean and slim.  But how do you sustain your gains? As already mentioned the diet helps you change your eating habits. How? You do not actually have to put a lot of the changes to the very low calorie diet. You only need to add the appropriate amount of calories. Naturally you do not splurge. You add the calories slowly and monitor weight changes day by day. This slow process helps you to indentify the correct amount of calories that would maintain your ideal weight.

The HCG follows a general rule in safeguarding diet gains.  You stay away from heavily processed foods, fast foods and junk foods. You will be sure of not having the weight problem ever again if you give priority to natural and organic foods.

HCG Meal Plan that Helps Reduce Hunger

You will still experience hunger when you go on a very low calorie diet to lose weight. Hunger is a natural consequence of drastically reduced consumption of calories or eating less food than you are used to.  You will need a lot of help when you take on the HCG diet. You will not even get more than 500 calories from the diet.

With the amount of calories allowed by the HCG diet, food servings are naturally small.  A hundred grams of meat with not even a trace of fat on it, small servings of vegetables and little slices of fruit and shrimp or lobster and a stick of Melba toast, you can’t expect to satisfy your craving with that. And to make it worse, you do not get anything solid for breakfast. You are to survive the morning hours with liquids, unlimited coffee or tea if you want. No sugar but there is stevia if you need a sweetener, and tablespoon of milk to dilute you coffee with. One tablespoon is all you get for the rest of the day.

Of course, the solid foods listed in the HCG diet food menu help to reduce the hunger quite a bit, but you really have to do something to lessen the impact of not eating the amount of food and calories you are used to eat. Your body has been habituated to it and anything less can leave you suffering from hunger and cravings for food.

There is an excellent way of ensuring that the low calorie diet do not become the reason you quit the HCG weight loss program altogether and this is to devise a meal plan in such a way that hunger is made a lot more tolerable without deviating  from the official HCG diet. Unless you have an experienced HCG doctor or a competent nutritionist advising you, any deviations you make can have less than desirable effects.

The HCG diet procedures in the book “Pounds and inches” detail foods for breakfast, which is a liquid affair as already mentioned, lunch and dinner. But it does not really say you have to finish the meals in the time they are normally eaten, around 12 noon for lunch or 9 PM for dinner. This means you can eat the foods little by little. You can prolong your meals as much as you want. Anytime you feel a twinge of hunger, you can easily pick a morsel and munch on it. Munch in it for a long time and savor its flavor, takes your mind away from what’s going on in your stomach area. The important thing is to never eat more than what is allowed.  Observing the prescribed limits is crucial to the success of the program.

Liquids, you are to drink at least two liters of it daily. Like the solid food, the book does not say you have to gulp that much water in a single sitting. You can actually just sit there sipping liquids, some energy drinks are allowed, preventing the onset of really uncomfortable hunger.

The HCG diet looks intimidating on paper. You do certain things to make it at least not difficult.


First flight to the moon

A moon landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon. This includes both manned and unmanned (robotic) missions. The first human-made object to reach the surface of the Moon was the Soviet Union’s Luna 2 mission on 13 September 1959.

The Apollo program was the United States spaceflight effort that landed the first humans on Earth’s Moon. Conceived during the Eisenhower administration and conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Apollo began in earnest after President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 address to Congress declaring his belief in a national goal of “landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade in a competition with the Soviet Union for supremacy in space. This goal was first accomplished during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969 when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit. Five subsequent Apollo missions also landed astronauts on the Moon, the last in December 1972. In these six Apollo spaceflights, 12 men walked on the Moon. These are the only times humans have landed on another celestial body.

Neil Alden Armstrong is an American aviator and former astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator. He was the first person to set foot on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was in the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he flew over 900 flights in a variety of aircraft. As a research pilot, Armstrong served as project pilot on the F-100 Super Sabre A and C variants, F-101 Voodoo, and the Lockheed F-104A Star fighter. He also flew the Bell X-1B, Bell X-5, North American X-15, F-105 Thunder chief, F-106 Delta Dart, B-47 Stratojet, KC-135 Stratotanker and Paresev. He graduated from Purdue University and the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force’s Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. His first spaceflight was the NASA Gemini 8 mission in 1966, for which he was the command pilot, becoming one of the first U.S. civilians to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first manned docking of two spacecraft with pilot David Scott. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface and spent 2½ hours exploring while Michael Collins remained in orbit in the Command Module. For his spaceflights, Armstrong received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

After Armstrong served as backup commander for Apollo 8, Slayton offered him the post of commander of Apollo 11 on December 23, 1968, around the same time as the hcg diet was becoming popular in Italy, as 8 orbited the Moon. Hence, the first moon flight was made.

National Aviation Hall of Fame

The American National Aviation Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, east Dayton, Ohio. It is open to the public. The group holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. He National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is a non-profit, membership-based organization which honors America’s air and space pioneers. Its signature event is the black-tie NAHF enshrinement banquet held in the Dayton Convention Center in July.

The Hall of Fame Learning Center, located inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force, honors the legacies of America’s air and space pioneers—the individuals whose ambition, innovation and inspiration gave wings to mankind’s pursuit of flight. At the Hall of Fame, you’ll come to appreciate the achievements of the nearly two hundred enshrines, including Wilbur and Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jimmy Doolittle, Benjamin O. Davis, Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and others. And the list of honorees continues to grow, as each year a handful of individuals are honored with their formal induction into the Hall of Fame.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is a celebration of America’s spirit of innovation…and your opportunity to meet the fascinating, exciting and sometimes surprising individuals who wrote the history of aviation and space exploration.

The members of National Aviation Hall of Fame are as follows:

  1. Adrian Buzz
  2. Alison, John R
  3. William McPherson Allen
  4. Frank M. Andrews
  5. William Anders
  6. Bud Anderson
  7. Harry George Armstrong
  8. Neil Alden Armstrong
  9. Henry Harley Arnold
  10. J. Leland Atwood
  11. Bernt Balchen
  12. Thomas Scott Baldwin
  13. Lincoln Beachey
  14. Olive Ann Beech
  15. Walter Herschel Beech
  16. Alexander Graham Bell
  17. Lawrence Dale Bell
  18. Giuseppe Mario Bellanca
  19. Vincent Hugo Bendix
  20. William Edward Boeing
  21. Richard Bong
  22. Frank Borman
  23. Albert Boyd
  24. Walter J. Boyne
  25. Mark E. Bradley
  26. George Scratchley Brown
  27. Clayton J. Brukner
  28. Richard Evelyn Byrd
  29. Marion E. Carl
  30. Eugene Cernan
  31. Clyde Vernon Cessna
  32. Clarence Duncan Chamberlin
  33. Octave Chanute
  34. Claire Lee Chennault
  35. Jacqueline Cochran
  36. Eileen Collins
  37. Michael Collins
  38. Bessie Coleman
  39. Harry B. Combs
  40. Charles Conrad
  41. Laurence Craigie
  42. Frederick C. Crawford
  43. Scott Crossfield
  44. Alfred Austell Cunningham
  45. Glenn Hammond Curtiss
  46. Herbert A. Dargue
  47. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
  48. Alexander P. de Seversky
  49. James Harold Doolittle
  50. Donald Wills Douglas, Sr.
  51. Charles Stark Draper
  52. Ira Clarence Eaker
  53. Amelia Earhart
  54. Carl Benjamin Eielson
  55. Theodore Gordon Ellyson
  56. Eugene Burton Ely
  57. Joe H. Engle
  58. Frank K. Everest
  59. Sherman Mills Fairchild
  60. Reuben Hollis Fleet

These people are included and are most important people of the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

NAHF’s Learning and Research Center adjoins the National Museum of the United States Air Force and is accessible through the museum. It features exhibits and activities grouped into five eras of flight: Early Years, World War I, Golden Age, World War II, Jet Age and Space Age.

NASA’s last space flight

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an executive branch agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA’s self-described mission statement is to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. NASA was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958, replacing its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The agency became operational on October 1, 1958. U.S. space exploration efforts have since been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is developing the manned Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP), which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

After the Soviet space program’s launch of the world’s first artificial satellite on October 4 1957, the attention of the United States turned toward its own fledgling space efforts. The U.S. Congress, alarmed by the perceived threat to national security and technological leadership urged immediate and swift action; President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his advisers counseled more deliberate measures. Several months of debate produced an agreement that a new federal agency was needed to conduct all non-military activity in space. The Advanced Research Projects Agency was also created at this time to develop space technology for military application.

The Apollo program landed the first humans on Earth’s Moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969 with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, while Michael Collins orbited above. Five subsequent Apollo missions also landed astronauts on the Moon, the last in December 1972. In these six Apollo spaceflights twelve men walked on the Moon. These missions returned a wealth of scientific data and 381.7 kilograms (842 lb) of lunar samples. Experiments included soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields, and solar wind experiments.

Apollo set major milestones in human spaceflight. It stands alone in sending manned missions beyond low Earth orbit, and landing humans on another celestial body. Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to orbit another celestial body, while Apollo 17 marked the last moonwalk and the last manned mission beyond low Earth orbit. The program spurred advances in many areas of technology peripheral to rocketry and operated spaceflight, including avionics, telecommunications, and computers. Apollo sparked interest in many fields of engineering and left many physical facilities and machines developed for the program as landmarks. Many objects and artifacts from the program are on display at various locations throughout the world, notably at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museums. The Space Shuttle has been became the major focus of NASA in the late 1970s and the 1980s. Planned as a frequently launch able and mostly reusable vehicle, four space shuttle orbiters were built by 1985. The first to launch, Columbia, did so on April 12, 1981.

Who is Robert M. White?

Major General Robert Michael “Bob” White was a military aircraft test pilot and a major general in the United States Air Force. White broke a number of records with the North American X-15 experimental aircraft during the 1960s, and supervised the design and development of several modern military aircraft. White was born in New York on 6 July 1924. He entered active military service in November 1942 as an aviation cadet in the United States Army Air Forces, and received his pilot wings and commission as a second lieutenant in February 1944.

During World War II he served with the 355th Fighter Group in the European Theater of Operations, where he flew P-51 Mustangs from July 1944 until February 1945 when he was shot down over Germany on his 52nd combat mission. He was captured and remained a prisoner of war until his release in April 1945. He then returned to the United States, left active duty in December 1945, and became a member of the Air Force Reserve at Mitchell Air Force Base, New York, while studying electrical engineering at New York University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from New York University in 1951 and a Master of Science degree in business administration from The George Washington University in 1966.

White attended the U.S. Air Force’s Experimental Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, and became a test pilot, flying advanced models such as the F-86 Saber, F-89 Scorpion, the new F-102 Delta Dagger and the F-105 Thunder chief. He was promoted to deputy chief of the Flight Test Operations Division, later becoming assistant chief of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Branch. He became Force’s primary pilot for the North American X-15 program in 1958. While the new plane was undergoing its initial tests, he attended the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, graduating in 1959. He made his first test flight of the X-15 on April 15, 1960, when the aircraft was fitted with two interim, 16?000 thrust rocket engines. Four months later, he flew to an altitude of 136?000 ft 41.5 km, above Rogers Dry Lake. White would have participated in the Air Force’s Man in Space Soonest program, had it come to fruition.

In October 1963 he returned to Germany, where he served as operations officer for the 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying F-105 Thunder chiefs at Bit burg Air Base and from July 1964 to August 1965 as commander of the wing’s 53d Tactical Fighter Squadron. White was a command pilot astronaut. His military decorations and awards included the Air Force Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with three oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star, Air Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with “V” device. For his achievements in the X-15 aircraft, General White received the Harmon International Aviators Trophy, the Collier Trophy and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

The first winged aircraft into space flight

Aircraft are vehicles which are able to fly by gaining support from the air, or in general, the atmosphere of a planet. An aircraft counters the force of gravity by using either static lift or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil, or in a few cases the downward thrust from jet engines. Although rockets and missiles also travel through the atmosphere, most are not considered aircraft because they do not have wings and rely on rocket thrust as the primary means of lift.

The human activity which surrounds aircraft is called aviation. Manned aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot. Unmanned aerial vehicles may be remotely controlled or self-controlled by onboard computers. Aircraft may be classified by different criteria, such as lift type, propulsion, usage and others.

On July 17, 1962 the US Air Force Major flew his X-15 rocket plane to an altitude of 59 miles (95km) above the Earth and reached weightlessness. He could see the coastline of the Western United States from north of San Francisco down to Mexico By that time four Americans had gone into space but they were in capsules that splash landed under parachutes in the ocean. White successfully flew his plane back to Earth and landed it on a dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

One approach to manned space flight is to put a man in a rocket and depend on a parachute or other drag-making device to ease him back to earth. Another approach is to fit a piloted airplane with rocket motors powerful enough to toss it out of the atmosphere. It will have wings of a sort for gliding, and the pilot will land it like a conventional but extra-hot airplane. The X-15 rocket-plane built by North American Aviation, Inc. is the second approach. It will probably make its first flight to the edge of space in less than a year. Made of stainless steel to resist heat, it is a stubby-winged airplane only 50 ft. long, weighing about 33,000 when fully fueled. Its single rocket engine has 60,000 of thrust and is capable of lifting it off the ground like a ballistic missile.

The rocket engine will have fuel for only six minutes of powered flight, but after its fuel is gone, the X-15 is expected to climb on momentum at least 100 miles above the earth, probably a good deal higher. This altitude is not strictly space; there is still a little air, but it is much too thin for an airplane to steer by. So for controls the X-15 will use six small jets of hydrogen peroxide gases shooting out of its tail and wings. When the X-15 is above the effective atmosphere, its pilot will feel zero gravity and float off his seat to the limit of his belts. Loose objects in the cockpit, if any, will drift around like smoke. This condition will last for something like five minutes, ending only when the X-15 meets denser air on the way down.