The hCG Diet

Follow these instructions to the letter to have amazing results on your hCG Diet.

What is the hCG Diet?

The hCG diet consists of three stages. The hCG Diet stages are:

  • Loading — 2 days of eating fatty, carb-filled foods.
  • Burning — 26 to 43 days of a 500-calorie diet, depending on your goal.
  • Maintenance — 3 weeks of a starch/sugar-free diet.
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The loading stage requires that you begin taking the hCG and load with foods that are high in carbohydrates and fats. This is done so that your body will begin to adapt to the effects of the hCG.

In the burning stage you begin the VLCD (very-low calorie diet, this diet is outlined in the hCG Meal Plan section) while continuing with the drops.

The maintenance stage requires that you not eat any sugar or starches for 3 weeks.

Important Considerations

  • Anyone with health concerns should consult with a doctor before beginning any diet, including this diet.
  • Women who are menstruating should begin the diet immediately after a period, or at the very least 10 days before their next period. You should not start the hCG diet just before or during a period.
  • During the diet:
    • You should take the drops 3 times a day. Then, every 7 days, you should take no drops for that day, then continue as normal the next day.
    • You should weigh yourself every morning. This is the only weight that matters, as your weight will fluctuate during the day due to water retention.

I use this bathroom scale for my weigh-ins. It is very sleek looking and has a nice big back-lit lcd display so you can see your weight.

The hCG Diet — Loading

Days 1 and 2 require that you load up on high-calorie, fatty foods. You may think this is counter-intuitive, or crazy, but it is absolutely necessary for the diet to work properly. Go ahead, go have a great meal!

The hCG Diet — Burning

You should set a goal before you begin as to the number of pounds you would like to lose. It isn't uncommon for people lose upwards of 30 pounds on a 25-day cycle of the hCG, however, your results will vary as every person's body is uniquely different.

The diet requires that you do the burning phase for at least 21 days and no more than 42 days. If you achieve your weight goal before the 21 days then you may bump up the number of calories you are eating, but continue with the burning phase until you have been in the burning phase for a minimum of 21 days. If you do not achieve your weight goal and you have been in the burning phase for 42 days, then you must continue to the maintenance phase.

During this phase, FOLLOW THE HCG MEAL PLAN. This is your menu through the duration of the burning phase. Stick with it, you will be glad that you did.

Some other things to note in this stage:

  • During your last three days in the burning phase, you should stop taking the hCG drops, but continue with the hCG Meal Plan.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Don't forget your hCG drops.
  • Follow the hCG Meal Plan

The hCG Diet — Maintenance

Before returning to a normal diet, you must follow this step to help your body adapt to other foods.

For the next three weeks, you must not eat any starches or sugars, otherwise you may begin to return to a normal diet. Your body needs this time to stabilize, so as the three weeks pass, reintroduce foods into your diet. When you near the end of the maintenance phase, slowly introduce sugars and starches into your diet.

Continue to record your weight each morning, and if you have gained more than two pounds in any given day, you should skip a meal. This helps your body regulate your appetite and weight.

That's it! You should be proud of the results that you achieved, congratulations!