How The HCG Diet Plan Works
The HCG diet plan is fairly simple once you understand it. It works and millions of people have used it to lose a lot of weight. But if you do it wrong you wont get the results you were hoping for so lets go over the diet.
First lets go over how the HCG diet works and why you take HCG. So the HCG diet consists of two parts that are equally as important.
The first part of the HCG diet plan is the HCG product you take. HCG is taken because anecdotal evidence suggest that it helps keep your hunger down while targeting your storage’s of fat on your body.
The second is the low calorie diet. Many people refer to it as the “500 calorie diet” but when in fact it’s not 500 calories and in fact you DO NOT count calories at all. Counting calories is a pain and really doesn’t work too well. The “low calorie diet” which I’ll just call the LCD from now on is simply a choice of foods that you weigh out in the proper amounts so you know you are eating the right amount.
So for each meal you choose from a list of foods. You get a protein of 100 grams (3.5 ounces), a vegetable, a fruit, and melba toast or grissini. You also drink 2 liters of water per day. You can have tea or coffee sweetened with stevia, and you can drink as much of that as you like.
So that’s the basics of what the diet consists of. Before you start the diet however you need your HCG product. There are 2 kinds. oral HCG alternatives and HCG injections.
Personally I prefer the oral method because they are easier to take, very safe, and are cheaper. But if you prefer injections you can use those too. It’s just a lot harder to use them because you have to get a prescription and there’s all sorts of red tape to get through. So I stick with a good oral HCG product. There are however a lot of bad ones out there. They are usually cheap and they are just out to make a sale. The one’s I use can be found here: HCG DIET Accelerator
They have a great product and from what I hear the largest private HCG diet coaching area in the world. You can login and get help from coaches whenever you like which is a big help. But you can use whom you want. I just make a recommendation because I get that question about 10 times a day! So there you go.
So the HCG diet plan is done in “rounds”. You can do short or long rounds. The most common round is the 26 day round, but you can do a longer one for 40 days. It just depends on your weight loss goals. After a round you do what’s called the “maintenance phase” which is 3 weeks of no starches or sugars but you can eat any amount you’d like. After that you can do another round. So although you are limited to 40 days in a row you can do as many rounds as you need. I’ve seen people lose 200+ pounds and they just do multiple rounds to achieve this. You just can’t go past 40 days in a row because your body will get used to the HCG diet and it will cease to be effective.
So at the start of any round you do 2 “gorge” or “loading days”. You start your oral HCG or other method on those days as well. On the loading days you “load” by eating as much as you can and whatever you’d like. This tells your body that you have enough fat to lose and it’s OK to start to unlock the storage of fat that you have, so on the LCD days you will lose fat and not muscle.
On the start of the third day you begin the LCD. For breakfast you can have coffee or tea. Or you can also spread out your meals and have your fruit from lunch or whatever. You can spread out your meals just make sure not to eat more food than is allowed.
Then for lunch you have your typical LCD diet and then do the same for dinner. If you want snacks you can always save something from a meal. I would usually save my fruit from dinner and have it a little later.
You also should be drinking 2 liters of water per day. This will help you detox and keep you hydrated. It’s important so don’t skip it.
And while on this diet you don’t need to exercise. In fact it usually works better if you don’t. You can do light stuff like walking or jogging about a mile or two per day, but beyond that it’s really not needed. I know many who don’t even do that and they do great. This plan really doesn’t need exercise to be successful.
Then once you hit your goal weight or your end day (remember not to go past day 40) you will stop your oral HCG product and do 3 more days on the HCG diet. You do this to make sure all the oral HCG product is out of your system before moving to maintenance phase. Then after those 3 days you start maintenance which is no sugar or starches.
That’s pretty much it. Sounds a little tricky but really it’s the easiest diet ever. Just remember, 2 load days, then LCD days, then 3 days no oral HCG but LCD, then maintenance. That’s it. Repeat the HCG diet plan with another round if necessary.
So I hope this helps and clears up any confusion. Please leave me a comment below if you have questions!