Eliminating Confusion About Phase 1 Of The hCG Diet

There is some confusion about phase 1 of the hCG diet plan, due to the difference between Dr. Simeon’s diet plan and that recommended by Kevin Trudeau.

Kevin Trudeau added a phase to the diet plan that included a body cleanse.  So, Trudeau’s hCG Phase 1 is cleansing and Phase 2 begins with eating a diet high in calories for a couple of days and then beginning the hCG injections or drops and eating a highly restrictive calorie diet for 20 to 40 days.

hCG Phase 1, according to Trudeau, has the purpose of cleansing impurities from the body and prepares it to better accept the remainder of the plan which follows Dr. Simeons’ protocol.

Phase 1 of Dr. Simeons’ original plan begins with the intake of high calorie foods so the metabolism will be primed for Phase 2—low calorie diet and hCG hormones.

It’s up to you which plan to follow and which you feel the most comfortable with. Both hCG protocols should help you to achieve optimal weight loss.

Simeons’ hCG Phase 1 proceeds as follows:

Day 1 and 2:

Consumption of high calorie foods especially high fat foods.  There is no menu for this portion of the diet plan, but eating creams, sauces, pasta, avacados and other foods high in fat calories is recommended.

Day 3:

This day begins Phase 2 of Simeons’ protocol. You’ll start a highly restrictive, 500 calorie per day diet, eating the portions and types of foods as outlined in Simeons’ protocol. Also on day 3, you’ll begin taking 125 i.u. per day of the hCG hormone in injection or the oral drops. Injections are only given once per day, but the oral drops and pills may need to be taken more often, depending on the strength of the hCG.

Continue with the restrictive diet and hCG hormone plan for 21 to 45 days depending on how much weight you need to lose. When you have finished using the hormones you will continue on the low calorie diet for another 3 days.

Phase 3 is the maintenance phase and lets you begin adding other foods to the diet, but you should still restrict your calories and eat fat free foods. Phase 3 also involves maintaining your weight loss. You should also find that you are no longer craving high calorie foods.

Trudeau simply added another phase (cleansing) to the hCG diet protocol. Phase 2 of Simeons’ plan is the most important  and will reset your metabolism to continue burning unwanted calories.

It should not matter which hcG protocol you elect to follow as long as you are committed to achieving optimal weight loss.

What Is The Protocol For hCG Diet

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The hCG diet utilizes the hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin in the form of drops under the tongue (sublingual) or injections.

The hCG protocol for losing weight has been around for over 30 years and is like no other diet plan you’ve ever followed. The difference in this diet plan and the others is that this one really works at helping you get the weight off.

Following the diet plan and the hormone regime will reset your metabolism so that it keeps burning fat calories even when the diet ends. There are claims that the drops and injections are equally effective for weight loss.

Following the hCG protocol requires using  hCG hormone injections or oral drops.  You will complete three diet phases designed to jump start your metabolism. Previous users of the hCG hormone claim that it suppresses your appetite, so that it is easier to stick with the 500 calories per day diet that is required to achieve effective weight loss.

Dr. Simeon’s hCG protocol recommends the injections over the drops and the hCG diet plan will be much more restrictive. Kevin Trudeau, who wrote the controversial book about hCG, entitled, “The weight loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About,” suggests adding vitamin supplements to the regimen as well as using certain spices to make the diet more tolerable.

If you are reluctant to take injections then the drops are your best option and has been claimed to be as effective as the injections for achieving weight loss.  As for the hCG diet plan that accompanies the injections or drops, Trudeau’s method of spicing up the flavor of the meat, vegetables and fruit will help you stick to the diet plan.

You may also choose to get hCG injections  from your doctor, but that’s an expensive solution to the hCG protocol. A doctor could also give you a prescription for the shots or you could order them from an online supplier. If you choose to order online then do your research and make sure the hormone you are getting is the real thing and the company is reputable.

One factor in the hCG protocol for weight loss is that no or very little exercise is recommended or required. During the 500-calorie per day diet, your body will become weak from the shock of so few calories to keep it going, so on those days you should rest and conserve your energy.

Previous users of the hCG diet plan claim their energy levels return  and frequently increase over what they experienced prior to taking the hCG hormone. Other side effects that some experience are headaches, irritability, tender muscles, bloating and water retention. These side effects aren’t experienced by most people and tend to go away after a few days.

If you want a fast, reliable weight loss plan that will reset your metabolism and burn fat calories even after you stop the hCG protocol, then the hCG diet plan may be just what you are looking for.

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