What To Expect On The HCG Diet

Day 1 and 2 of the HCG diet:

You’ll start taking Your HCG drops on day 1, 6 drops 6 times per day.  During these 2 days you will want to eat everything and anything! The more fat, the better. I know it sounds crazy, but the drops take 48 hours to ‘kick in’ and this will help significantly with hunger during the next week. Eat foods saturated in fat i.e. whipping cream, butter soaked eggs, bacon, sausage, pizza, etc.

Per Pounds and Inches, One cannot keep a patient comfortably on 500 Calories unless his normal fat reserves are reasonably well stocked. It is for this reason also that every case, even those that are actually gaining must eat to capacity of the most fattening food they can get down until they have had the third dose.

Day 3 – 21+ of the HCG diet:

During this part of the HCG diet you will continue to take the drops a minimum of 21 days. You’ll want to take the Your HCG drops a minimum of 23 days total (2 loading days + 21 low calorie days). During this time you must follow Dr. Simeons original diet protocol. If during this time, you stray from the HCG diet, there is a risk of weight gain or a stall. These stalls can take anywhere from 3-6 days to break each time. Continue to take the Your HCG drops consistently each day. You’ll continue the 6 Your HCG drops 6 times per day. Hold them under your tongue for approximately 15-20 seconds, then don’t eat or drink anything for up to 20 minutes. During this phase, you’ll want to weigh yourself every morning after you wake up and go to the bathroom. To get the most accurate weight, you’ll want to disrobe as well.

Maintenance Phase of the HCG diet:

This portion of the HCG diet is equally as important as the weight loss period. For 72 hours after your last dose of HCG, you will continue the 500-calorie Very Low Calorie Diet, or VLCD diet. This is how long it will take for the HCG to be eliminated from your system. For 3-6 weeks after your last dose, follow the maintenance protocol. During this part of the HCG diet, you will avoid all sugars and starches. You can slowly reintroduce proteins, fruits and vegetables not allowed on the 500-calorie diet. Watch out for foods that contain too much sugar and starch. You’ll be provided with a list with your purchase. After the first 3-6 weeks of maintenance are over, you can start to slowly reintroduce sugars and starches. During this phase, you’ll want to continue to weight yourself every morning to ensure you are still within 2.0lbs from your last dose weight. If you go over 2.0lbs, you will need to complete a steak day.


Sample Meal Day on the HCG Diet

What will you eat?foods on the hcg diet


  • Tea or Coffee in any quantity


  • 3.5 oz of approved protein
  • 1 serving of approved vegetables
  • 1 serving of approved fruits
  • 1 piece of Melba Toast or 1 Grissini breadstick


  • 3.5 oz of approved protein
  • 1 serving of approved vegetables
  • 1 serving of approved fruits
  • 1 piece of Melba Toast or 1 Grissini breadstick

While on the HCG diet, you’ll want to ensure you are getting plenty of water. Dr. Simeons recommends 2 liters of water per day. Your HCG recommends that you drink at least half your weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you weigh 200lbs, you’ll want to drink a minimum of 100oz of water per day. Staying hydrated will help metabolize the fat your body is burning while using HCG.

Allowed Seasonings:

Salt, pepper, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, etc. Spices should be in their natural form for best results. Watch out for sugar, artificial sweeteners, mixed veggies, or foods not allowed on the diet (i.e. carrots) in your spices.

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Approved Foods List

Approved Proteins:

100 grams (3.5oz) of the following proteins:

  • Veal
  • Beef (This is not an ideal choice of protein. If you have do have beef, limit it to a lean cut like Round Roast or London Broil. Also for best results, only eat beef 2-3 times per week.
  • Fresh White Fish (should not be frozen) – Ayr, Catfish, Cod, Coley, Dover Sole, Flounder, Flying Fish, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Hoki, John Dory, Kalabasu, Lemon Sole, Ling, Monk Fish, Orange Rough, Parrot Fish, Plaice, Pollack, Pomfret, Red & Grey Mullet, Red Fish, Red Snapper, Rohu, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Shark, Skate, Tilapia, Turbot and Whiting. ** The best place to buy FRESH fish would be a local health food store if you live in a land-locked state.
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Shellfish (shrimp, crab, prawn, lobster)
  • Very occasionally we allow eggs – boiled, poached or raw – to people who develop an aversion to meat, but in this case they must add the white of three eggs to the one they eat whole.

** We also provide a vegan and vegetarian protocol with your purchase.

Approved Vegetables:what to eat on the hcg diet

One large handful of one type of vegetable per meal:

  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Beet Greens
  • Lettuce of any kind
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • White, yellow or red onions
  • Red radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage

These can be eaten raw, steamed, grilled or boiled. Do not mix vegetables in the same meal.

Approved Fruits:

May eat one fruit serving with a meal or between meals:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 handful of strawberries

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