The 500 Calorie hCG Diet was designed to maximize weight loss results with hCG. While following this diet can be challenging, the 1-2 pounds of fat loss a day is easily worth the effort. Unlike other low-calorie diets, The 500 Calorie hCG Diet is completely safe and effective, but only when combined with hCG diet drops or injections. The hCG releases body fat for the body to use, so the body is not operating on only 500 calories, it is actually running on over 3,000 calories — this means the body won’t go into hibernation mode and the metabolism will not shut down.
Adhere to the following instructions for 1-2 pounds of weight loss with hCG.
*NOTE: You will still lose weight taking hCG alone, but the weight loss will not be nearly as rapid.
Phase I: The Loading Phase (Lasts 2 Days)
Before beginning the 500 calorie phase of your diet, you need to prepare your body for the low-calorie period to come. For 2 days you should eat as much fat, sugar, carbs and calories as you can to help the hCG absorb into your system. This easily accessible fat will also be valuable during Phase II of the diet.
Phase II: The Maintenance Phase (Lasts 21-40 Days)
Now that your body is stocked up on fat and the hCG is absorbed into the body, you should begin the low-calorie phase of the diet. During this phase, it is important to eat only the recommended foods in the proper portions. Because you will eating a very small number of calories, eating specific foods ensures you are getting the nutrients you need to stay healthy. During this phase you should be losing ½-3 pounds a day, with most people losing between 1 and 2 pounds.
The length of time of this phase is directly related to the amount of weight you have to lose. Once you hit your goal weight you can move on to Phase III of the diet. Those who still have weight to lose after 40 days should stop the hCG and the diet for 3 weeks before resuming.
NOTE: If you are following the 6-week course there is a risk of developing a resistance to the hCG. Because of this, we recommend you only take hCG for only 6 days a week, but continue the diet for all 7 days.
Phase II Diet
- Do not consume any item that is not on this list.
- Eat only the serving size allowed.
- Consume only 2 servings of each category per day.
- Do not use any products on the skin that contain oil.
Protein: Two 100 Gram Servings / Day
- Chicken, steak, extra lean ground beef, white fish, crab, lobster, shrimp veal
- Vegetarians can consume 8 oz of milk, ½ cup of cottage cheese, ½ cup of plain non-fat yogurt
- Do not consume the same protein for both lunch and dinner
Vegetables: Two Servings / Day (one serving is approximately a handful)
- Green salad, cabbage, spinach, celery, asparagus, cucumbers, beet greens, tomatoes, onions, red radishes, fennel, chicory, chard
Bread: Two Servings / Day
- 1 slice of Melba toast, 1 Grissini breadstick
Fruit: Two Servings / Day
- 1 apple, 1 orange, ½ grapefruit, 1 handful of strawberries
- Black coffee, tea, water, sweeteners (Stevia and Saccharin ONLY), spices (only ones that do not contain sugar), gum (only gum made with xylitol)
*Do not consume use oil for cooking.
A Weight Loss Plateau
If you hit a plateau (4-6 days with no weight loss) then you should have an “apple day”. Dr. Simeons explains that, “An apple-day begins at lunch and continues until just before lunch of the following day. The patients are given six large apples and are told to eat one whenever they feel the desire though six apples is the maximum allowed. During an apple-day no other food or liquids except plain water are allowed and of water they may only drink just enough to quench an uncomfortable thirst.”
Phase III: The Stabilization Phase (21 Days)
Now that you have completed the low-calorie portion of the diet you should discontinue the use of your hCG. You can slowly increase your calorie intake, but only add one food item to your diet at a time. During this time you should continue to avoid sugar and starch. The body may react differently to foods you used to eat regularly – adding one food at a time helps to isolate any food that may cause you to feel ill. You should try and avoid these food items in the future. You may notice that your body now prefers to eat nutritious foods and vegetables over high-starch and high-fat food items.
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