What is the HCG Diet? and the Two Phases

How does HCG Help You Lose Weight?

HCG is a natural human hormone that can be administered at home by a small subcutaneous daily injection. It is used in combination with a medically supervised low-calorie diet to ensure successful weight loss.

HCG naturally suppresses appetite and helps the body burn fat. It is also believed to help in metabolic recovery, where certain appetite-control functions in the brain are reset, allowing for permanent weight lost. No other diet can do this.

Another important fact that sets this diet apart from many others is that it maintains muscle tissue, while losing up to 1 pound of fat per day. During and after the diet, you will feel energized and healthy.

HCG dieters consistently lose one pound of fat per day!

HCG Diet Protocol:

The HCG diet protocol is quite straightforward. It involves a diet phase (Phase 1) and a maintenance phase (Phase 2.)

Phase 1

Every morning take your temperature before getting out of bed, then empty your bladder and weigh yourself (write the weight down.) Only weigh yourself in the morning with an empty bladder to ensure accurate and consistent weight records.

After weighing yourself administer the HCG as directed.

During the first three injection days you MUST include fats and oils in your diet.

Day 4 you start the calorie restricted diet. From here on, you must drink at least 2 liters of spring water or herbal tea per day, take 1 tablespoon of psyllium fiber dissolved in water 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner, and follow the detailed diet description below.  Throughout the entire day you may eat as much cucumber, celery and radish as you like.

The low caloric diet menu:

Before breakfast, lunch and dinner take 1 tablespoon of psyllium fiber dissolved in water.

Breakfast: One cup of coffee, tea or herbal tea (one teaspoon of skimmed milk is allowed daily) with one large green apple (chew slowly and thoroughly).

Drink 2 liters of fluids per day (no juices, fizzy drinks containing sugar, etc., are allowed.)

Morning snack: 11:00 – One cup of knorr vegetable broth with ½ Wasa cracker (Optional)

Lunch: 3 1/3 oz. (100 grams) lean animal protein (All visible fat must be carefully removed) with at least a large handful of raw, steamed, baked or grilled vegetables from the allowed list.  See the recipes for menu ideas.

Afternoon snack 4:00pm: One cup of knorr vegetable broth with ½ Wasa cracker (Optional)

Dinner before 7:00pm: The same choices as lunch. See recipes.

Evening: A large green apple, an orange or 6 medium size strawberries.

*The 100g of protein twice per day are mandatory and may under no circumstances be omitted.

*After the last HCG dose, the diet must be continued for two more days.

The simplicity of using HCG for weight loss lies in the ease with which one can lose the amount of weight one wants to and then leave the diet when it pleases them. After stopping the low calorie diet you must follow a stabilization phase for 3 weeks.

Phase 2

This phase of the diet is a 3 week stabilization period. This phase is necessary to regulate your metabolism and prevent rebound weight gain.  If this phase is ignored you are almost certain to regain back the weight you just lost.

During this period you must avoid the high sugar carbohydrates, such as sugar, bread, rice, potatoes, pastries, pasta, etc. If no carbohydrates are eaten during this phase you will be able to eat fat containing foods as well as small quantities of alcohol, such as a glass of wine with dinner. But fats and carbohydrates cannot be eaten together during this phase of the diet. For example, if you decide to have some cheese you can’t combine it with crackers and deep-fried foods such as french fries (contain fats and carbohydrates) must be avoided.

Are you ready to start your own weight loss journey? Call San Francisco HCG Doctor, Kristy Vermeulen, N.D. today to schedule you consultation!