There is a LOT of information out there about the HCG Diet. One of the most challenging and confusing parts for us was finding the right information out there to follow. We strongly recommend you read through all of the information on this page, as well as read the entire book, “Weightloss Apocolypse”. Then and only then do we recommend purchasing HCG.
What exactly is the HCG Diet Protocol (the short version)?
The hCG Protocol is a hormonal therapy that combines hCG with a 500 calories/day protocol. This combination safely allows the body to burn fat at a high rate, reduces hunger, improves the energy signal stemming from the thyroid, all the while preserving both muscle and organ tissue.
Medical grade HCG is typically self-administered via injection.
What is the HCG Diet Protocol (the long version)?
The hCG Protocol is a hormonal therapy that combines hCG with a 500 calorie protocol. This combination safely allows the body to burn fat at a high rate, reduces hunger, improves the energy signal stemming from the thyroid, all the while preserving both muscle and organ tissue.
Dr. ATW Simeons is the original scientist who studied hCG and it’s influence on obesity for over 40 years. He privately published (in 1967) Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity. In this book he discusses his research, observations, and his hypothesis for how his hCG protocol works. Dr. Simeons died in 1970. Here is a pdf of Dr. Simeons’ Pounds and Inches.
Today his hCG protocol has made a HUGE resurgence but at the control of the consumer. Because most consumers don’t understand what hCG is actually doing or why the protocol works, they continue to discuss Simeons’ outdated and disputed theories. These theories do not relevantly answer the most important questions that explain how hCG works to prevent symptoms of starvation. So, today there is still much debate as to whether the protocol is safe or it’s not.
However, even though there is still much skepticism, participants swear by their lack of hunger, significant fat loss, continued maintenance of their losses, and describe the protocol as a “miracle”. Note: This definition is from Robin Phipps Woodall, author of The Weight Loss Apocalypse
What makes up the 500 calories/day that’s allotted on the HCG Protocol?
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The key is all the food you eat should be 500 or less every day
What are the specific foods do I get to eat?
- Protein: Lean Beef, Bison, Pork, Seafood, Eggs, Jay Robb Protein Powder, Cottage Cheese, Greek Yogurt
- Veggies: Leafy Greens, Radish, Onions, Garlic, Cucumbers, Asparagus, Celery, Fennel, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Pickles, Peppers
- Fruit: Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Strawberries
How long do I have to stay on the diet?
Minimum of 21 days, maximum of 40 days with a recommended 8 weeks in between rounds.
How fast will I start seeing results?
That depends on your body, however most individuals start seeing results the first day they start on the very low calorie (VLCD) phase of the HCG diet protocol (P2)
Can I workout while I’m on HCG?
Yes – low to moderate working out can be done without any adjustment to the protocol. High intensity working out (like crossfit or weightlifting) can be done with additional intake of lean protein
Is the HCG Diet safe?
Yes – however like with any diet, you should consult a doctor prior to starting.
Can men and women follow the HCG diet protocol?
Have additional questions?
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