hCG Diet Recipes

During Phase 2, the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), one of the best ways to guarantee your success on the diet is to have a variety of hCG diet recipes available. Although the list of allowed foods on the Pounds And Inches protocol can seem limiting you’ll be surprised by the variety you can enjoy if you get a little creative. The recipes below will help to keep you on track and make sure you keep losing. Enjoy!


Strawberry Lemonade

1 Quart Water (filtered)

1 Lemon (juice only)

1 Sliced Strawberry

Stevia  to taste (liquid or powdered)

Ice Cubes

Place 1 quart of water in a picture. Add juice of 1 lemon. Blend strawberries and mix it in to add flavor and color. Stir in sweetener. Add ice as desired.


Sweet ’n Sour Lemonade

1 Quart Water

1 Lemon (juice only)

2 packets calorie free natural sweetener (Stevia, Xylitol, Sweet n Low)

Ice Cubes

Place 1 quart of water in a picture. Add juice of 1 lemon. Stir in 2 packets of sweetener. Add ice as desired. Garnish with sliced lemons and serve in a tall glass and straw. Sip with a straw and enjoy!


Sweet ‘n Spicy Herbal Chai

8-12 oz hot water

1 Spiced Chai tea bag

1 packet  Stevia

1 tbs milk (only 1 serving a day)

Place hot water in cup, steep tea for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag. Stir 1 packet of sweetener. Add milk and stir. Sip and savor. You can also pour over ice cubes in a tall glass for a delicious iced chai tea. Keep a container of this tea in refrigerator to use for cooking or a quick cool pick me up iced tea.


Lemon Drop

1 2 t. squeezed lemon juice

1 2 c. water

1 2 c. ice

5 drops of lemon stevia


For more variety check out these hCG diet recipes for:

P2 Salads & Dressings

P2 Entrees

P2 Desserts

hCG Injections

hCG Injections are the Gold Standard form of hCG and considered superior to sublingual drops or pellets. Though there are proponents of all forms of hCG including raving fans of sublingual hCG, hCG injections were the original protocol recommended by Dr. Simeons in Pounds & Inches. Some physicians require patients to visit their office to receive the injections. However, DIY hCG injections are common place.

Preparing the Solution

If you are doing self injections your pharmacy will provide hCG in a powdered form in a small glass vial with a rubber cap. A second similar vial is provided which contains a solvent for the powdered hCG. This solvent is essentially a medical grade sterile saline solution.

While the powder and solvent are kept in separate vials the mix is considered unconstituted and is stable, which means the vials do not need to be refrigerated. However, after the powdered hCG is mixed with the solvent the mixture is thus constituted. After constitution the hCG is far less stable and may only be kept at room temperature for two or three days. Therefore it is important to keep the hCG refrigerated after it has been constituted (with the powder and solvent mixed together in a single vial). As with any medication it’s important to confirm that your pharmacy has provided hCG with a clear expiration date.

Self Injections

If hCG injections are administered properly they can be completely painless and with little or no tissue reaction. As with any injection it is possible to experience bruising, tingling, redness, pain on injection.

When administering the self injection it is important to avoid leaving a vacuum in the vial of hCG. Otherwise it’s possible that that the alcohol from the wipe used to sterilize the rubber cap can be drawn into the solution. To avoid creating a vacuum simply draw air into the syringe before inserting the needle into the vial, then depress the plunger on the syringe to inject the air into the vial. Then remove that same amount of hCG solution from the vial. For example, draw 25 cc of air into the syringe, then injection 25 cc of air into the vial before withdrawing 25 cc of hCG solution from the vial.

You might see small specks of sediment in the vial. This is usually a small piece of the vial’s rubber cap that was punched through by the needle. These specks will settle to the bottom of the vial and are easy to avoid when withdrawing the hCG solution into the syringe.

There are hardly any contraindications to the HCG injection method. In Dr. Simeons Pounds & Inches he details a variety of pre-existing conditions that are not affected by the treatment and also documents several conditions that were actually improved as a positive side effect of the hCG injections.

Treatment can be continued in the presence of abscesses, suppuration, large infected wounds and major fractures. Even major medical procedures such as surgery and general anesthesia are usually no reason to stop as long as a Dr. has been consulted and assured the patient they may continue the hCG injections. Acne or boils are no contraindication. In fact acne often clears up with the continued use of hCG injections, and boils comes to an end. Vein inflammation is no contraindication; several obese patients with phlebitis have seen improvements in the condition during their course of hCG. This also applies to patients suffering from varicose ulcers which have been reported to heal rapidly with the use of hCG injections.

For more information on self injections visit hCG Injections – Tips on How and Where.

Please remember that hCG injections for weight loss should only be taken after consulting a physician. Your physician will determine if the hCG injection protocol is the proper weight loss solution for you, and they will also provide the necessary instructions on the proper method of injecting yourself at home.