hCG Diet Phase 1

What is Phase 1 of the hCG Diet?

When you read Dr. Simeons Manscript, Pounds and Inches a New Approach to Obesity, he describes phase 1 as your loading days or gorge days, where you eat to capacity. That is great but what do you gorge on for 2 days?  And why do you have 2 loading days of eating anything you want?

Dr. Simeons doesn’t really give details or go into the whys but as since has progressed we can easily understand why, the benefits and the rational behind his idea of loading with food for 2 days before beging Phase 2 of the hCG diet.

Society today is a carb heavy, processed food nation, unlike Dr. Simeons time when food was cooked vs. opened out of a box.  The benefits to loading helps your body ease from carb burning to fat burning, lessens your hCG diet headache and prepares you to eat a diet of 500 calories and limited foods as Phase 2 has is very strict on food choices.

What has been discovered is hCG dieters that choose to eat Phase 1 foods that are rich in fats and low in sugar carbs have an easier time turning on their fat burning switch and experience the least hunger during the first few days of Phase 2.

Another discovery amongst hCG dieters is choosing fatty foods lessens the hCG diet headaches. The brain and your body can run on carbs, protein or fat but because carb are a simple, quick form of energy, the preference for fuel is carbs. Fat and protein take longer to break down into a simple carb chain thus the body reacts by giving some a pounding headache. Depending on how carb heavy your diet was and if you did any hCG diet cleanses prior to the diet, the worst the hCG diet headache can be.

A few quick things you can do to help yourself while on your hCG diet loading days and after you start Phase 2.

L-Glutamine, a supplement recommend by Kevin Trudeau, can help to curb carbohydrate cravings.

If have sore muscles as the sugar leaves your system Potassium and vitamin E can help ease your muscles

Increasing water intake will help abate hunger and headaches

Asprin or your usual headache solution may work

Increasing protein for a few days during Phase 2 by 200 grams per meal will help as well

But loading with as much fat as possible as suggested in Phase 1 food list is best

 

 

hCG Diet Phase 2 Food List

This is a list of hCG Diet Foods for Phase 2. Read Dr. Simeons manuscript if you are even in doubt as to what to eat while on Phase 2.

If you ever find a food item causing you issues or not agreeing with you, then do not eat it.

There is also a suggested list of  Phase 1 Foods and Phase 3 Foods to help you with food choices and to make the hCG diet easier for you to do.

Meats

Beef 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Lean Ground Beef 97/3 = 150 calories
Cube Steak = 160 calories
Sirloin Tip Steak = 130 calories
Top Round Steak = 166 calories
Veal = 110 calories
Veal Chop = 117 calories

Fowl

Chicken Breast = 87 calories

Seafood

Seafood 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Cod = 83 calories
Real Crab Meat = 100 calories
Flounder = 90 calories
Haddock = 88 calories
Halibut = 110 calories
Lobster = 98 calories
Red Snapper = 110 calories
Shrimp = 110 calories
Tilapia = 94 calories
Lemon Sole =116 calories
Monk Fish = 96 calories
Whiting = 87 calories

 Vegetables

Vegetables 3.5 ounces/100 grams
Asparagus = 3 calories
Celery = 15 calories
Cabbage = 24 calories
Cucumber = 12 calories
Lettuce all varieties = 20 calories
Red Radishes = 12 calories
Spinach raw = 20 calories
Spinach frozen = 23 calories
Tomato = 20 calories

Fruits

Fruit average 76.5 calories
Apple (s) = 55 calories
Apple (m) = 72 calories
Apple (l) = 110 calories
Navel Orange = 69 calories
Florida Orange = 65 calories
Strawberries 12 (l) = 72 calories
Strawberries 20(m) = 80 calories
Pink California Grapefruit (1/2) = 46 calories
Pink Florida Grapefruit (1/2) = 37 calories

Bread

Bread 1 piece = 1 serving
1 Grissini Bread stick = 12 calories
1 Melba Toast = 12 calories

 

Phase 2 Food Rules

For the hCG diet 1 bread stick or Melba Toast = 1 Serving. You are only allowed 1 serving per meal

All proteins must be weighed on your scale

Imitation crab meat NOT ALLOWED very high in carbs, and is processed

How To Start The hCG Diet

BEFORE

Before starting the hCG diet, read Pounds and Inches the manuscript by Dr. Simeons to determine if you can do the diet. Then buy The Naked Truth About The hCG Diet, a comprehensive book that goes beyond the hCG diet with invaluable bonus tools to make the hCG diet user friendly, easier to understand, and more tips for every aspect of the hCG diet.

DECISION

Once you have made the decision to do the diet the next decision is what form of hCG will you use? Pills, Shots or Drops? As real hCG contains the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, you have to obtain it from a reliable source with the assurance the hCG pills, drops or shots contain hCG.

You will want to use pharmaceutical hCG rather than homeopathic drops. Why? It is the difference between abnormal fat loss (only achieved with real hCG) vs. muscle and fat loss (homeopathic) and placing your body in starvation mode.

DURING

Once you order your hCG pills drops or injections it may take a day or two to arrive at your door step.  This is the perfect time to shop for your Phase 1 loading day foods, and your Phase 2 dieting phase foods and tools you will need while on the hCG diet.

The hCG diet tools may include, a digital food scale, hCG test strips, a body fat tool, a grill, body scale along with a good hCG diet cookbook to avoid boredom and diet failure.  Many of the Phase 2 recipes can be turned into Phase 3 foods and maintenance foods, so it won’t be a waste of time or money.

hCG Diet Phase 1

hCG Diet Phase 2

hCG Diet Phase 2 Recipes

If questions come up you can get help on the  hCG diet forums, the many articles about the hCG diet on hCG Diet Info, in Dr. Simeons manuscript and with The Naked Truth About The hCG Diet.

Remember the key to the any diet is sticking to the diet!

AFTER

Depending on which protocol you decided to do, 26 or 42 day you move into Phase 3 of the hCG diet ending your pills, shots or drops but continuing your 500 calorie meals for 3 days.  You should write down your weight and body measurements for this round as that is what you want to maintain until your next round.

hCG Diet Phase 3

Do you have more weight to lose?  Are you at goal?  Either way, give yourself a huge pat on the back!  You have made it!!!  You are less then when you started!

 

hCG Diet Miracle Noodles

Miracle Noodles works on the hCG diet because they are made from a natural fiber called Glucomannan that provides you the benefits of eating a fiber food without adding calories to your hCG diet. As with any fiber you will have the feeling of fullness which causes you to eat less as you feel full and satisfied.

Because Miracle Noodles come in a wide variety of pasta style flavors, Angel Hair, Fettuccine, Orzo Pasta, Linguine, Mini Pearls and several other varieties, you can have a lot of fun adding them to your allowed hCG diet foods and coming up with recipes for the Miracle Noodles.

Use them in soups, replace pasta or rice dishes and many more ideas as Miracle Noodles are very flexible and will take on the flavor of the dish or recipes you come up with.

Remember Miracle Noodles are Fiber so you have the same fiber benefits

Lower Risk of Diabetes
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Promotes Bowel Regularity
Promotes Digestive Health
Aids in Weight Loss

AND Miracle Noodles Are a Food That’s:

NO Fat
NO Sugar or Starch
NO Carbs
NO Protein
N0 Calories
Wheat and Gluten Free
and Kosher

All this from health goodness in 1 little package!

 

hCG Diet Phase 2

After the 2 day load you start the diet portion of the hCG diet. The foods you eat are very specific hCG diet foods per the Pounds and Inches manuscript.

You will be in Phase 2 for either 26 days or 40 days. Then the last the last 3 days, either day 23 or day 37 you will stop taking your hCG drops. injections or pills, but continue to eat 500 calories of the hCG diet foods. This allows the hCG to leave your system. Not allowing 3 days will cause you to gain weight rapidly.

As the diet has evolved and become popular, others have added other hCG Diet foods to this list or increased the caloric intake. Dr. Simeons’ hCG diet food list is very specific, very limited, and very low in calories, 500 per day. The hCG allowed food is, NO fat, VERY low carb and HIGH protein. This allows for optimal fat loss from the body in the shortest amount of time.

MEAT

• 2 servings of meat a day
• Do not combine the servings.
• Each serving is 100 grams or 3.5 oz.
• Occasionally eggs
• 1 whole egg and 3 whites poached, boiled or even scrambled
• Or 100 grams of skimmed milk cottage cheese

VEGETABLES

• Do not mix or combine vegetables.
• 2 servings a day
• Dr. Simeons doesn’t give an amount of hCG approved vegetables. The popular consensus is 2 cups per meal before cooking.

FRUIT

• 2 servings of fruit
• Do not combine the servings.

BREADS

• 2 servings of bread a day
• Either Melba Toast or Grissini breads
• Do not combine the servings.

LIQUIDS

• Water is essential, a minimum of 8 – 8oz glasses a day.
• Coffee
• hCG diet tea
• 1 TBS of milk a day only

 

hCG Diet Break

How do you take a break on the hCG diet? The Holidays are coming up and a cheat or breaking the hCG diet maybe on your mind. Also if you do cheat during Thanksgiving, how do you recover?

hCG Diet Break or Planned Cheat

Dr. Simeons addresses a break or interruption on the hCG diet after 20 injections, drop or pills on the hCG diet.  20 days including loading days you should follow what he states.

“If an interruption of treatment lasting more than four days is necessary, the patient must increase his diet to at least 800 calories by adding meat, eggs, cheese, and milk to his diet after that third day, as otherwise he will find himself so hungry and weak that he is unable to go about his usual occupation. If the interval lasts less than two weeks the patient can directly resume injections and the 500-caloire diet, but if the interruption lasts longer he must again eat normally until he has had his third injection.

If a patient knows beforehand that he will have to travel and be absent for more than four days, it is always better to stop injections three days before he is due to leave so that he can have the three days of strict dieting which are necessary after the last injection at home.”

If you have plans to go away, or partake in the holiday foods and you don’t want to be on the hCG diet during that time, follow what Dr. Simeons says above. Stop all forms of hCG as you would when you are at the end of the hCG Diet Phase 2. However, you should still follow the no starch or sugar rule.

hCG Diet Cheat Recovery

After your planned break or cheat, you need to recover and fast!  If you gained weight, do not dwell on it, keep it moving forward. You enjoyed the food and this is just the consequences of that.

Find out more about T-Tapp

hCG Pills Drops or Injections

Which is Best, hCG Pills, Pills or Injections?

As long as they are real hCG pills, shots or injections, you cannot go wrong.  So many people sell fake hCG or homeopathic hCG drops or fake pills that it’s hard to know whats real let alone where to go to buy any form of real hCG from.

If you start with a trusted source for your hCG supplies you cannot go wrong.  And if you know how to test your hCG with a simple pregnancy test strip you will always have peace of mind.

Starting with a reputable online hCG diet clinic where your hCG is prescribed by a licensed doctor and the hCG is dispensed by a licensed USA pharmacy will give you assurance that you will receive real hCG upon placing your order.  You should get phone consultations as well as live people to speak with as you go through the phase of the hCG diet.

Now which hCG form is best?  That depends on you, your lifestyle and what you are comfortable with.

hCG Diet Shots

With hCG injections you take them 1x a day and you are done.  Just keep them refrigerated so they wont’ go bad.  You do have to swab the site you want to injection and rotate where you inject to prevent over use of the injection site.  And you have to mix your own hCG, which is easy to do.

hCG Diet Pills

Placing a hCG pellet  or pill as they are sometimes called, under your tongue is simple.  The hCG pill simply melts in your mouth and your are done.  However no eating for about 30 min after to make sure the hCG is fully absorbed.  No hassel of fuss and they can stay on your night table, no need to refrigerate.

hCG Diet Drops

Taking hCG drops is the least convenient way to take hCG.  You take the drops 6 drops 3x a day.  Nothing to eat 30 minutes before or after the drops and you have to keep them cold during the day. Which means carrying a small insulated cup with you and keeping it cold with ice while at work and riding in the car to and from work.

When making your decision hCG diet drops, pills or injections you have to determine what is going to be the best for you, your lifestyle, your work environment and what method you think will work in all situations for you.

So which is best?  hCG drops, pills or injections?  That’s up to you!

 

hCG Diet Book Reviews

hCG Diet Book Reviews

The Weight Loss Cure came into the public conscious in 2007, and since then there have been a few hCG diet books to written to help you find success on the hCG diet.
Pocket Guide To The hCG Protocol
This is NOT a how-to for the HCG diet, The Pocket Guide to the HCG Protocol is a purse size summary to carry for convenience.
It briefly covers rules for each phases of the hCG diet; give nutritional food chart on 1,000 foods, drinks, and condiments telling you if each item is allowed, or not for each phase.
My hCG Tracker
This daily journey not only has daily motivational quotes, but it also helps you track the foods you eat at each meal. This may help some see trends in stalls or gains during the hCG diet that may cause diet failure.
The hCG Diet Made Simple: Your -Step-By-Step Guide Beyond Pounds and Inches
A very comprhensvie book based on Dr. Simones Pounds and Inches and Kevin Trudeau The Weight Loss Cure.  The author does a great job explaining the hCG diet for anyone who wants to do the diet without a doctor.
The book goes a step further with helping you maintain your loss and really making it permanent for those that Yo-Yo.
Corinne T. Netzer Encyclopedia of Food Values
Not a hCG diet book but if you need a book that give you calorie count nutritional value, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals in your food, this book is it.
During and after the hCG diet you should know what you are eating and this book give it to you.
The Yeast Connection
If you did suggestions by Kevin Trudeau and did a Candida cleanse then you should have had immediate changes. However, if you did not but still have gas, mood issues, fatigue and health problems Candida is not the 1st diagnose your doctor will give you and you need to pick up this book and learn more about Candida.
Intense sugar cravings, sick, tired, no energy, depressed, gas, bloating, join pain, poor diet of processed foods and doctors not finding anything medically wrong?  Then you need to read this book
These are a few of the better hCG diet books to help you with losing weight and better health.

More hCG Tools Review

More hCG Diet Tools—For Cooking!

The next set of hCG tools are for cooking and making cooking on the hCG diet easy.  Some hCG diet items are used in some of the hcg diet recipe books some are used in the free recipes site.  Either way, they cut down on cooking time, make cooking on the hCG diet it easy and healthier.

The George Foremen Grill

What makes this George Foremen Grill a must have is that the plates are removable and it has several grilling plates to choose from.  You can grill enough shrimp, chicken, fish, steak, kabobs, for 4-6 people all on this grill.  The grilling surface is bigger allowing a 2-person meal to be grilled at once.  Meat on one side and grill vegetables on the other.

Bamboo Steamer

This little Bamboo Steamer is wonderful for the hCG diet.  It can steam a chicken breast in 15 minutes, fish and veggies shorter time without oils and butter.  Boiling and microwaving vegetables can cause significant reduction in vitamins, but the Bamboo Steamer locks in flavor and nutrients.  Easy to use, easy to clean.  Healthy cooking and perfect for a small family looking for a no mess no fuss way to fix a meal.

10 inches in diameter, this 2-tier bamboo steamer, with 2 stackable baskets with a domed lip that traps moisture, can be used inside a wok or over a stockpot.

Microwave Onion Cooker

This little gadget cooks onions in the microwave.  Cuts down on the frying onions in the pay thus using grease.  Cooks an onion in 2 minutes, save time and energy and no more tears.  Great taste to add to steaks, stews, soups or anything you need to chopped onions in.

Cook in microwave then slice as hCG diet recipe may call you to do.

On this hCG tools list I would say the Bamboo Steamer and the George Foremen are must haves.  If you don’t like chopping onions and want a better way to sauté without the added butter or grease then the Microwave Onion Cooker you should look into.  Either way these may be purchased for the hCG diet but you will use them for years to come.

Best Way To Take hCG Drops

How To Take hCG Drops

These directions for using hCG drops are for real hCG drops ONLY.  The drops from Nu Image contain 200iu per daily dosage and contain 0 alcohol as real hCG will NOT have alcohol.

When you get your hCG drops, injections or pills from Nu Image you won’t have to test it as it’s from a real doctor, but you can always get a test strip and test your hCG to be sure.   After testing place them in a safe spot in your refrigerator to keep them cool.

Once you have tested your hCG and you have all your hCG diet food and hCG diet supplements ready, you are ready to start the hCG diet.

Keep your hCG drops or injections in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them and start your diet.

How To Take hCG Drops

1. Eat or drinking NOTHING for 30 minutes before taking your hCG.

2. Eat or drinking NOTHING for 30 minutes after taking your hCG.

3. This will allow MAXIM absorption of the hCG hormone into your system.

4. You will be placing your hCG drops under your tongue. There is a large vein that will allow the hCG to be absorbed into your system.

hCG Drops On Loading Days

1. In the morning, afternoon and evening you will be taking 6 drops 3x a day. This is to get the hCG in your system.

2. Gently squeeze out one drop of hCG at a time under your tongue.

3. Gently close your mouth. DO NOT force tongue down, or hold tongue down. Just let your tongue rest naturally.

4. Hold for 5 minutes minimum for best absorption of the hCG drops.

hCG Drops On Phase 2

1. Depending on which protocol you are following 26 day or 42 day you will do the following for the rest of your time on the hCG drops.

2. In the morning, afternoon and evening you will be taking 4 drops 3x a day.

3. Follow the steps 3 and 4 above as you did for your loading days.

4. The last 3 days of your protocol phase you will stop the drops but eat 500 calories until you go into Phase 3 of the hCG diet.

hCG Drops Tips:

1. You can either swallow your hCG or spit it out. hCG is destroyed by stomach acids so it will not effect you.

2. The longer you hold the drops under the tongue the more hCG is absorbed by the vein.

3. The hCG drops are pleasant tasting and contain no alcohol.