HCG Diet Protocol Summary
Here is a summary of the original HCG diet from Dr. Simeons manuscript
Phase 1: Day 1 and 2 BINGE and begin HCG
Take .5 ccs of the HCG three times a day: Before or after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Eat anything and everything you can…especially foods high in fat. This is crucial to build up the fat you will be burning off. If you do not really binge during these 2 days the diet will be much more difficult. It will also help you to not feel hungry during your first few days you have reduced your calories to 500 per day. Enjoy yourself and know that this will help you lose more. Crazy huh? But it works!
Phase 2: Day 3 40 (max): Begin STRICT 500 Calorie Diet and continue taking HCG
Depending on how much weight you want to lose you can do phase 2 for as little as 3 weeks (no less than 23 days) but need to limit it to under 40 days. If you would like to lose more weight after the 40 days, complete phase 3 to help reset your hypothalamus and give your body a rest from dieting and then start over with phase 1 again.
Place drops 3 times at day @10 15 drops each time or 6 times a day at 6 drops each time.
Drink at least 64 oz of liquid daily (water, coffee or tea)
Take the HCG 30 minutes before or after drinking or eating.
ONLY 8 ITEMS MAY BE EATEN EACH DAY AND YOU MUST STAY UNDER 500 CALORIES PER DAY
Phase 3: The Day After You Stop the 500 Calorie Diet For the First 3 Weeks
The goal for this phase is to create a new weight set point that your body automatically maintains, close to your last HCG date weight. Such a set point is established by the hypothalamus, which is the area of the brain that controls hunger and body weight and which is "taking orders," so to speak, from the HCG.
At the point you notice that you can eat what you want and pretty much maintain a certain weight, thats your set point, be it high or low. You are resetting this point during phase 3. Remember, the longer time period you spend within a small weight range, the better and quicker your body will settle in on your new set point. Here are the steps:
- Stop taking the HCG drops.
- Weigh yourself in the morning without clothes and with an empty bladder. This is
your last HCG date weight.
- Stick to a minimum 1,500-calorie intake, eating what you want, when you want it,
except NO SUGARS and NO STARCHES, including sweeteners like honey,
aspartame, or Splenda.
- Weigh yourself every morning to make sure you stay within 2 pounds of your last
HCG date weight. If you are 2.1 pounds over, perform a Mini-Steak Day.
- Mini-Steak Day: Skip breakfast and lunch but take in plenty of water, tea, coffee, or
Yoli. In the evening, eat a huge steak with only an apple or a raw tomato.
Remember that as long as you follow phase 3 guidelines (no sugars/no starches), small variances in weight, usually due to water retention or eating at a restaurant, wont prevent your setting a new weight set point. Also, most people are successful going to a minimum 1,500-calorie diet because their new set point allows them to burn 2,000 calories each day.
The danger in eating less than 1,500 calories is that it could put your body back into a starvation mode that usually leads it to again accumulate abnormal fat cells.