Surviving the First Week of the VLCD

The first five days of the HCG Very Low Calorie Diet can be the absolute toughest days you might experience on the HCG Diet. HCG affects all of us differently, but in general, there are three primary reasons for the headaches and hunger pains felt in these first few days of the VLCD on HCG.Psychological hunger. It’s all in [...] Read More

(Don’t) Feel the Burn – Exercise on the HCG Diet

The idea of exercising while dieting is one that everyone is totally used to. But the idea of not exercising while dieting can be a tough one for some people to understand.With the HCG Diet, you DO NOT NEED TO EXERCISE. In fact, you probably shouldn’t exercise much at all during the HCG VLCD.The best [...] Read More

​Which Has the Most Health Benefits: Eggs or Avocados?

                          vs.       Both eggs and avocados have had their share of demonizing. During the misguided low-fat craze of the 1990s, trendy restaurants whipped up egg-white omelets, and Mexican restaurants put the guacamole on the naughty side of the beans and rice, where many health-conscious people left [...] Read More

HCG Diet Side Effects Explained: Low Energy on HCG

Most people feel energized during the HCG Diet, but some people may find themselves in an energy slump during the VLCD of the HCG Diet. There are a couple of reasons for this, as well as a couple of solutions.Reasons:If it’s the first week on the HCG VLCD, it’s pretty normal. It’s just another part [...] Read More

How can I avoid intimidation when going to a group exercise class?

 After the birth of my 3rd child, I decided it was time to get back in shape by joining a step aerobics class at the local fitness center. I went in ready to change my figure, step-in-hand. The instructor seemed nice, young, and very energetic. The music started and I very quickly realized not only [...] Read More

HCG Success Stories: Robin’s HCG Before and After

Here’s a video Robin made for us about her weight loss journey with HCG…take a look.Robin’s HCG Success Story: Starting weight before doing the HCG Diet: 153 pounds.Ending weight after doing the HCG Diet: 130 pounds.Robin lost a total HCG weight loss of 23 pounds in 1 round of the HCG Diet.She described feeling more in [...] Read More

10 Surefire Ways to Make your Day Better in 5 minutes

It's really easy to get caught up in the minutia of daily life. Holding on to anxieties, grudges, and emotions like fear, anger, and frustration are only going to give you wrinkles and indigestion (and that’s no good). Finding something to improve your outlook when you're feeling low, calm your mind when you're feeling anxious, or simply returning to the [...] Read More

HCG Tools of the Trade

                When it comes to maximizing your weight loss on the HCG Diet, there are a few tools that are absolutely essential.Bathroom Scale You HAVE to have an electronic bathroom scale to get through the HCG Diet. And, it has to measure to the tenth-of-a-pound. If your scale doesn’t measure [...] Read More

Phase 2 HCG Recipes: Grilled Orange Roughy with Sautéed Red Onions

Claudia Mason shared this VLCD recipe with us on our DIY HCG Facebook page. She used Orange Roughy as her white fish of choice, but you can use Tilapia, Cod, Mahi Mahi, Flounder, Haddock, etc. (See the HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide by Linda Prinster or the Pocket Guide to the HCG Protocol by Linda [...] Read More