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

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

Don’t Cry Over Spilt HCG

Every once in a while we’ll get a panicked phone call from someone saying, “I just ran out of HCG but I want to do 10 more days. What do I do?” or worse, “I spilled half of my HCG bottle and I’m only on day 5 of the HCG Diet…what do I do?” or [...] Read More

​Gorge I tell you! GORGE! – The First 2 Days on HCG Drops

Gorging on the HCG Diet is so important! In the first two days of Phase 2 of the HCG Diet Protocol you have to start taking your drops and you HAVE to gorge. The more fat you can get in, the better your first week on the HCG VLCD will be. In the words of Dr. Simeons, “One cannot [...] Read More

​Missed an HCG Dose? Don’t Panic

We get phone calls from panicked customers all the time saying, “I just realized I forgot to take my HCG drops this morning and now it’s 11 o’clock…what should I do?!?” or “I left my HCG at home so I’m going to miss my mid-day dose of HCG. Am I going to lose any weight today?!” First of all, [...] Read More

How to do an HCG Diet Apple Day

If you’ve been at the exact same weight on HCG Phase 2 for three or more days in a row, it may be time to do an stall breaker. There are two different options for stall breakers while on the HCG Diet: an 'Apple Day' or 'Mini Steak Day'.Don't worry, we'll explain them both and [...] Read More

Mix it up? Mixing Fruits and Meats on the HCG Diet

So there's no mixing of vegetables on the HCG diet, but what about fruits and proteins? You will find in his manuscript that Dr. Simeons did say “The whole daily ration of two breadsticks or two fruits may not be eaten at the same time”, but this phrase is setting forth stipulations regarding whether or not [...] Read More

Surviving Cold and Flu Season on the HCG Diet

Cold and flu season can bring up a lot of questions if you find that you’re sick while on the HCG Diet. Here are a few HCG Diet tips for survival when you get a cold or the flu on the HCG Diet. The best advice is to just stay focused on sticking to the HCG [...] Read More

Too Much of a Good Thing? – Fruit and HCG Maintenance

You never thought you’d hear the day when doctors would tell you to hold back on the fruit — but they are when it comes to the "fruit" that comes in a glass. A recent study shows that the fruit juices we’re drinking could be doing more harm than good because of all the sugar [...] Read More