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HCG Diet Phases

Understanding the HCG Drops Diet Plan

Anyone who has tried multiple diet plans know the top reason for diet failure: hunger. The HCG diet plan deals with this problem by including a daily dose of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG.

When Dr. A.T.W. Simeons realized in the 1950s that HCG could be administered safely for weight loss, he also discovered that it wor ked equally well for men and women. The HCG Drops Diet Plan combines a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, and lean mea ts or vegetable proteins with a daily dose of HCG drops under the tongue.

The homeopathic drops purportedly allow the body to burn abnormal fat without attacking structural fat or muscles. This keeps the body at an optimum level of energy during weight loss.

HCG Diet Phases

The plan begins with a 2-day 'loading' phase, followed by a 13-43 day 'core' phase, a 3-day 'transition' phase, and a 21-day mainten ance phase. If you follow the instructions carefully during each phase, you will see noticeable results.

Loading Phase

Start using HCG drops on days 1 and 2 while loading up on high-fat foods (nuts, oils, natural fats). Avoid sugary foods. Make sure y ou eat until you're full.

Core Phase

On day 3, begin your regular regimen of a 500-calorie daily diet, combined with a regular HCG drop dosage. This phase may last fro m 13-43 days, depending on the amount of weight loss you desire.

Transition Phase

To signal an end to the core phase, stop taking the HCG drops, but continue to follow the 500-calorie daily plan for 3 days. This allo ws your body to regulate its HCG levels.

Maintenance Phase

For the next 21 days, start to take in more calories and food types, being careful to avoid refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, and st archy foods. Monitor your weight gain so you are better able to maintain your overall goal.

Desirable Food Choices

For the HCG diet phases to work well, choose only approved foods and amounts:

1. Twice Daily

  • 1 fruit serving (orange, apple, half a grapefruit, 6-9 medium strawberries)
  • 1 vegetable serving (beet greens, chard, chicory, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, onions, fennel, tomatoes, red radishes, cabbag e, asparagus)
  • 100-gram meat serving (turkey, chicken breast, beef, veal; white fish, such as halibut, flounder, sole, or wild Chilean sea bass; lobst er, crab, or 3 oz. of cooked shrimp). Remove visible fat before cooking. For vegetarians, substitute 3 egg whites or 1 egg plus yolk for m eat proteins.

2. Approved Liquids

  • 0.5 to 1 gallon of water each day
  • Tea (any type) or coffee without sugar (Stevia is allowed)

3. Approved Snacks

Allowable snacks include either two Melba toasts or Grissino breadsticks per day. You may eat these grains either with or in between meals. You may also use your allowed fruit as a snack instead of having it with your meal.

4. Approved Seasonings

Use lemon juice at any point during the day (it alkalizes the body). You may also include in your daily diet the following seasonings a nd herbs:

  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Sweet basil
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Thyme
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic

Use salsa or pico de gallo in moderation. Avoid dressings, butter, and sugar (also watch for added sugar in your spices).

Final Reminders

Don't take OTC drugs while on this diet. Aspirin is allowed. Remember to eat meals and snacks as prescribed (never skip meals or le ave out recommended food groups). If you crave a sweeter taste, use Stevia as an alternate to sugar.

Avoid heavy exercise during the diet; however, walking, Pilates, yoga, and light resistance exercises are appropriate and help you ma intain strength. Weigh yourself regularly to keep track of your success.

There is hope. With HCG Drops Diet Plan, significant weight loss is possible. For more information, read our FAQ page, browse our products, or contact us at [email protected].