I feel like it’s wise to avoid unnecessary oils wherever possible if you are following more closely the original premise of Dr. Simeon’s protocol which was to keep all fats and oils out. And I figure in grand scheme of things, not taking a supplement for 3-6 weeks is probably not the hugest deal.
That said, many people are following other AP hCG diets (alternate protocols) and in these cases people are both utilizing higher calorie counts (700-900) and using things like coconut oil. If you were following a program like that, in such a case it seems like continuing supplements with oils would be fine since you’re already ingesting some oils anyway.
For instance, if you take this supplement:
Nordic Naturals Omega 3 with DHA and EPA – this has 20 calories and 2g fat per serving of 2 softgels. So that’s pretty minimal.
Barlean’s Evening Primrose Oil – this has 25 calories and 2.5g fat per serving of 2 softgels.
To compare, even in Dr. Simeon’s original protocol that allowed very lean beef, there is 5 grams of fat in a 100g portion of london broil. So is adding 2 more grams of fat per day, which is 18 calories worth, going to affect things? You decide.
But again, if you are on the 500 calorie diet, allocating 45 calories to 4 softgels may not be the best use of those calories. For comparison, you can have 2 whole cups of diced cucumber for 40 calories. On this diet, being sure to get enough volume of food for your calories is very important to stave off hunger. Even on the best dose of hCG, you still need to be cognizant of this as we will need some bulk to make do there.
I hope this helps you decide! Remember it’s not always all or nothing either. You might consider just have 1 capsule or each instead during P2, or just 1 supplement, or just 1 softgel of fish oil for 10 calories. There are options!