How the HCG Diet Plan Works to Annihilate Your Weight Loss Goals

How the HCG Diet Plan Works to Annihilate Your Weight Loss Goals

The HCG diet is an extreme diet that claims to help people lose up to 2 pounds a day!

People claim you also won’t feel hungry on this diet. Is this diet for real? Or is it too good to be true?

Read on to learn all about the HCG diet plan.

What is HCG?

HCG is an acronym for human chorionic gonadotropin. This is a naturally occurring hormone that is present in a woman’s body when she is pregnant.

This is one of the hormones a pregnancy test detects to give a positive reading. Doctors can also use HCG to treat fertility issues.

So, how does this help with weight loss?

Followers of the HCG diet claim that this hormone boosts metabolism and helps you lose large amounts of fat — all without feeling hungry.

Let’s look at the outline of the HGC diet plan.

The HGC Diet Plan

The HCG diet is a very low-fat, very low-calorie diet. On this diet, you will eat only 500 calories per day during the weight loss phase.

Typically, the weight loss phase lasts anywhere from three to six weeks depending on how much weight you want to lose.

To follow this diet, you will only eat two meals a day — usually lunch and supper. There are various HCG meal plans out there. They state that you should eat a lean protein, a vegetable, a fruit and a piece of bread at each meal.

While on this diet, you should drink lots lots of water. You will avoid butter, oils, and sugar.

Now let’s look at the three phases of the HCG diet.

Phase 1

This first phase is for two days. During these days, you can eat as much as you want without limits. You will also start to take the HCG supplements.

During phase 1, you will drink at least a gallon of water each day.

Phase 2

In this portion of the diet, you will decrease the calories you eat each day to 500 calories per day.

The faster you get to the 500-calorie limit, the sooner you will start to shed unwanted pounds.

As we mentioned, phase two can last up to six weeks at a time. You must not eat any foods that contain fats. This phase is the most challenging phase of the diet. If you follow the strict parameters of this meal plan, you will drop unwanted weight quickly.

Then in the maintenance phase, you will keep the weight off for good.

Phase 3

Phase three is about rebuilding your daily caloric intake, finally bringing you to around 1,500 calories per day.

You will still need to avoid sugar and starch for three weeks as you gradually increase your calorie intake.

Be careful, you don’t want to gain back the weight you worked so hard to lose. Increase your water intake during this phase.

If you want to lose more weight, you can start at phase 1 and do the diet all over again.

Final Thoughts

There you go! A look at how the HCG diet plan works.

Remember, if you have any health conditions, you should contact your doctor before beginning an extreme diet such as this one.

Now, check out our HCG dosage guide to help you find the right dose for you.

Boost Your HCG Results by Following these Two Phases First

HCG 101

So. you’re onboard, super excited and ready to get going with your HCG Diet! Congratulations! We know you’re going to look amazing. You might even have your HCG Supplies — syringes, vials, and bacteriostatic water on the way! Rest assured our on line ordering and delivery is secure, quick and confidential.

Right now though, while you’re anxious to get going, you might have a question or two. That’s understandable.

How HCG Works

The HCG hormone forms the back bone to a successful HCG Diet plan. The use of the hormone HCG, via injection forms part of the four phase diet or lifestyle- change plan, also known as Dr. Simeons’ Protocol. The hormone, which reduces hunger cravings and encourages the burning & redistribution of fat (not muscle) during the most intense Phase 2 of the diet, should be taken according to Dr. Simeons’ instructions. The retention of muscle during the weight loss phase plays an instrumental role in preventing weight from ‘coming back’ once you’ve successfully lost the desired weight, and entered into the Phase 4, or Maintenance mode.

Diet Phases

Subdivided into four parts; the HCG Diet plan gives you the opportunity to phase in the diet, something not all diet programs offer. After the Phase 1, front loading phase, you’ll enter Phase 2; this is where the real results start. Careful caloric restriction paves the way for significant weight loss. The remaining phases; phase 3 and phase 4, the final, lifestyle phase, we’ll talk about next time!

Eat as Much as You Want!

Welcome to Phase 1, also known as Loading Days. Eat everything you want! Eat as much as you want! Eat all the things you are likely to miss. This can include cookies, ice cream, candy and other goodies. French fries? Go for it! This phase will last about three days. Stock up on the inside!

Is This a Good Time?

Ideally, you should take your HCG hormone per instructions at the same time each day. Taking your HCG hormone on your weekend schedule after a half-day lie-in, for example, is not going to reflect a daily work schedule that puts you on the road at 6.00am. The important thing is to make it work for you.
As with all successful endeavors, some forward planning and consistency is key.

Five Hundred and Counting!- Phase 2

Beginning on day three is where you start restricting your caloric intake for the appropriate amount of time according to the weight you wish to lose. A person needing to lose 50lbs or more is likely going to want to take the maximum amount of time on each phase. Hopefully, you will have referred to your list of allowable foods during this phase and not winging it on the last minute, on your way out the door to work.

Keep preparation at the front of your mind. It is worth repeating, preparation really is the key to your success!

Aside from drinking lots of water, begin your day with coffee as normal. Milk in your coffee is allowed, however, no more than one teaspoon of milk per day. Sugar is not allowed, however Stevia is. One packet or one serving per cup. Remember, you are watching your caloric intake. Reserve your calories for nutrient rich foods at meal time.

The Lunch Bunch

Schedule your lunch time! Missing meals will likely lead to binge eating tons of carbs and refined sugars somewhere around 2.00pm. Remember, you are eating for energy. Nutritious foods are a must.

Healthy Options

Be honest. If healthy options are not easy to obtain during working hours, prepare your lunch beforehand. You are permitted to eat 100 grams of protein per day. This can come from chicken, fish, veal, crabmeat, and beef. Choose the lowest fat content possible. Salmon, being high in fat, can easily be replaced with wild-caught Tilapia which is lower in fat and provides an excellent source of protein.

Grab your Broccoli

Remember your veggies at lunch time. You are permitted to have one vegetable at lunch time. This can be broccoli, spinach, cucumber, cabbage, or lettuce. Refer to your list of HCG food list for each of the four phases.

Daily Bread

Great news! You can have a carb! A bread stick or a slice of melba toast. No garlic salt or other flavorings. No stuck on sesame seeds! Those are extra calories. Remember; ask yourself. Are these calories worth it, as they relate to nutrient rich calories your body needs?

Fruiti-Tuti

Last on the lunch time menu is a piece of fruit. This must be a plain piece of fruit. Not something served on top of a cheesecake or under cream. That was Phase One, remember? By now, it might feel like a distant dream. But hang in there; you’re doing great! A good fruit choice is a crisp apple, a fresh half grapefruit, or a handful of ripe strawberries.

You Did It!!

Wow! You made it through lunch time and did great! Hang in there. There’s a healthier and more active version of you, who can’t wait to congratulate you, and thank you for all your efforts during this phase.

Grab Dinner!

Yep. But not really. The same as lunch, planning ahead is paramount. This is not a time to cheat by grabbing some fried chicken on the way home because the kids have practice and traffic’s already backed up. Either have someone else pick up the kids if possible; or have your dinner already prepared at home. Grab n’ go if you must. But dinner is it.

Dinner will consist of the same, or similar to your lunch. This is where you can eat the other half of your protein, another vegetable from your food list, and the apple for desert, because you had strawberries at lunch time.

Treat

By this time, you might consider a cup of black coffee, a treat. Go ahead, drink it. But keep it black and sugar free!

Keep at It!

Keep going. You’re committed and doing really great. Check out support online, be inspired by the success stories of other HCG Dieters who started their journey much like you; wanting to change for the better.

Look out for the next posting. Phase 3, and phase 4.

What are HCG Mixing Kits?

A very popular question from individuals who are new to HCG dieting is: What are HCG Mixing Kits , and why do I need one? Is it required for Dr Simeons HCG Diet Protocol? 

HCG is typically packaged as a dried, compressed powder that needs to be hydrated, and mixed to the right strength for injection. That’s where the mixing kits come in.

In these kits you will get all of the essentials you’ll need to hydrate and mix your HCG. What is great about these kits is that they are very affordable and you will get everything that you need….sterile needles/syringe combos, sterile capped empty vials, large mixing syringes with needles for mixing, alcohol wipes and your choice of mixing solvent.  And you can also get add ons as well like syringe filters, plastic ampoule breakers, and HCG test strips.