What is the purpose of the HCG gorge days?
According to Dr. Simeons, it takes until about the third day of HCG before the abnormal fat starts to circulate. The gorge days are meant to fill up your fat stores to carry you over through your first few very low calorie days until the HCG has a chance to fully kick it.
If you did NOT gorge, then your body would truly be on only 500 calories for the first 1-3 days, which is dangerous and could lead to fainting or extreme weakness. By eating to capacity for the first 2 days of the HCG Diet, this really stocks up your normal fat reserves and then these carry you through those first couple days. If you do not gorge, you could be quite miserable for the first week of the HCG diet. It could make you feel nauseated, extremely weak, extremely hungry, and more. So, both Dr. Simeons' manuscript and we STRONGLY recommend that you do the HCG gorge days and gorge well to ensure your success.
Do I have to gorge? Is it required?
Yes! You must complete the gorge days, this step gets your body’s normal fat reserves stocked up to keep you feeling okay until the HCG has fully opened up your abnormal fat reserves to start releasing fat from there according to Dr. Simeons. If you do not gorge, you may be miserable for the first 4-7 days of the HCG diet.
What are the best foods to eat on your HCG GORGE days?
On your gorge days the best foods to eat are the fatty, fatty, fatty foods! So, dig in! Some gorge ideas include peanut butter, full-fat greek yogurt, avocados, fried foods, nuts, bacon, sausage, cheese, full-fat salad dressings. For more ideas explore our sample gorge menus here!
Do I take the HCG drops on the gorge days?
Yes. You need to take your HCG drops as of the morning of your first gorge day. It takes about 3 days for the HCG drops to get fully circulated into your system, so if you didn't take the HCG drops during your gorge days you'll be very, very hungry the first few days of the diet.