on April 27, 2010
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Can I do this diet during my menstrual cycle?
Yes, you can stay on the diet through your cycle, according to the book, you should stop taking the drops and stay on the 500 calorie diet and resume drops after your cycle is over. Some people also choose to keep doing the drops during the cycle and still have success. If at all possible, try to time the starting of the HCG diet protocol to the day after you stop your peroid, then you will be able to stick to the 21 days without having to worry about it.
Why can’t I get a massage?
Most massage places use oils or oil based lotions during a massage, which you’re supposed to avoid during the hCG plan. The body will absorb some of the oils, which will slow down your weight loss or cause it to stall.
I’m on my last week of my phase 2 of the hcg diet. Do I continue following the VLCD when I stop doing the drops?
You should follow the VLCD for 3 days after you stop the hCG. In P3, you can eat food up to about 1,500 calories, but avoid too many sugars, breads, pastas, and too much fat. So, kind of like the VLCD diet, but you get a lot more food and you can eat reduced fat cheese, eggs and skim milk again.
I am unclear how the diet works at the end. Can you do 42 days continuous or do you take a break? If so how long?
The normal hcg diet last 23 days ( counting the 2 gorge days plus the 21 phase 2 days) with an average weight loss of 20 pounds, some have reported 30 pounds so results will varies from person to person.
You can go beyond 23 days but no more than 42 days.
Once you stop taking the HCG on day 23, you then continue on the 500 calorie diet for 72 hours, this is to allow the HCG to totally exit your body, you will know when this happens because you will feel hungry again.
Now in order for your body to set a new weight point, it is important to do phase 3 of the diet for 21 days. This is referred to as the maintenance phase of the protocol. it means that you will no be able to eat more meats and vegetable that were not on the phase 2 list. You will also increase your calorie take up to 2000 calories a day. The goal here is to not lose or gain more than 2 to 3 pounds either way, you need to eat enough to stay at the same weight for 21 days. Phase 3 also means no sugar or fats. If you don’t do this, you will have a tendency to gain all the weight loss back as your body tries to return to the old weight set point.
Also, if you still desire to lose more weight, you can after the 21 days start phase 2 all over again. But you need to wait at least 21 days or you may become immune to the effects of the HCG. That is a six week break since you stop taking hcg.
Hope this helps,
A massage sound great! but you know that you can’t do that while on the HCG diet.
No kind of massage is allowed during the diet. The reason for this is because of the abnormal fat deposits that are in the tissues. A massage can cause bruising, and then that fatty tissue can be torn and form scars, which can make the tissue become harder and noticeably lumpy.
WHAT IS THE PHASE 2 PART OF THE DIET?WHERE CAN I GET SOME INFO ABOUT MAINTAINCE PART OF DIET?
What is Phase 2 of this diet?Where can i get some info about maintanance part of this diet?
Is toning tables considered a massage?
There is a book called HCG weight loss cure guide that can help you. It tell you about phase 2 and what you can eat and how important it is to follow it correctly.
From what I have read it is not wise to do exercise that increase muscle mass while on the drops. Taking a walk is the only exercise that I have ever seen recommended. Exercise that increase heart rate are recommended but only 15 to twenty minutes several times a week. I know it is funny to hear a diet talk about not doing a lot of heavy exercise. You can start that after the drops. So tone after you finish the drops.
i’m thinking about doing the diet can you be medication and do the diet i take a blood pressure pill
Can I eat what i want to?
No, there are specific guidelines as to what foods and the amounts to eat. The diet overview can be found here. Diet Overview
Hi Mrs. Kemp,The book, HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide” has no reference to blood presure medication. Dr. Simeons Protocol recomends going off all medication but that was written 50 some years ago. I would check with your doctor first. But when you ask about the HCG Diet be sure to word it like this: “Do you know of any medical reason why I could not do the HCG Diet?” You see most doctors don’t know enough about the diet to recomend it so if you ask their opinion they will shoot it down! Be careful and do your research before you go in there. If you say you want to do a diet with only 500 calories a day, it will put up a red flag. You need to understand why that is acceptable and not dangerous so that you can assure them of that fact. I hope it goes well! I just finished my 3 weeks and I’m sure happy I’m down 19 lbs. No other diet has ever done this for me.
Yes you can be on medication and do the diet. Sometimes because of weight loss you will lower your pressure and take less medication. I am still on medication for a pressure problem however it was cut in half.
Where is everyone buying there HCG Drops from?
myhcggsource.com is a reasonable place to buy it from that works. I tried other places and so far their drops are the best and I lost more weight. In addition it cost me a few dollars less than another site. Check it out and lose weight.
you can order “Hcg Weight Loss Cure Guide” from http://www.myhcgsource.com.
I’m on maintenence and the scale is creeping higher and higher. I’m thinking about doing a steak day. Are you supposed to do a steak day when you are up 2 lbs from your lowest weight? For me my lowest weight was 2 days after I stopped doing drops. Help.
Thanks but I have another question before I dive in to this. I want to buy the 40day supply of the HCG, I have a little over 40lbs to lose. I understand you can be on the diet for no more than 42 days, so can I do the diet without stoping from day 1 to 42?
Ok, so they say no cosmetics…does this mean that eye liner is out? Will it really make a huge difference if makeup is used?
You get a two ounce bottle and if you only take 10 drops and make sure to be careful with the dose it will last 40 days. The protocol states you should not lose more than 34 pounds during that time and if you go over this you should come off the drops and go into the maintenance phase. I would suggest you try to lose the 40 or more pounds in two rounds of drops. You can do it if you want to stay on the diet for 40 days.
If your weight goes over the two pound mark you should do a steak day. You are trying to reset you body to a lower weight point. So enjoy the big steak and tomato.
If the makeup has an oil base than you should try to avoid it. Fat is absorbed threw the skin. Hcg does not like fat or sugar over the amount in the diet you can gain weight or slow you progress. In the book on the website myhcgsource.com it give suggestions on what type of makeup are okay.
Just trying to figure out how long to leave the drops under my tongue. Some say 15 seconds, 5 minutes, 15 minutes. Who do you believe? And also, how far should we space our dosing out? I take the ten drops 3 times daily (9am, 1pm, and 6 pm). Can someone help me please?
I used mascara and eyeliner and did fine. I stayed away from liquid makeup.
My husband and I did the HCG diet at the same time. I held my drops under my tongue for over 5 minutes, til there was such a puddle im my mouth that I couldn’t stand it. My husband would hold his for only 2 minutes. We did this 1/2 hour before we ate and we both lost around the same weight. 21 lbs for him and 22 lbs for me.
Ok,So I did 19 days of drops – lost about 18 pounds – on day 19 I got my period so I stopped the drops as stated. Was in a situaion on day 21 and 22 where I ate probably 2000 calories was not on the drops because of what the Protocal stated about not taking them during my period – today, the scale is up 8 pounds – help!Do I still take the drops? Do I just start phase 3 and continue the drops after that? Do I start with drops again immediately?Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
For injections you have to stop taking them during a period, however with the homeopathic version, some choose to take the drops and other do not. I don;t think there is a right answer for this other than depending on how heavy the flow is, you may choose not to be on the drops.
Most likely once you continue the drops and 500 calorie diet, the pounds will drop off fast again. It is also OK to stay on the drops upto 40 days so continuing on the hcg oral drops is a good idea. You will continue to lose the weight, once you decide to go off the drops, you need to stop taking them and continue the 500 calorie diet for a period of 72 hours.
Then you begin phase three of the diet, where you will eat around 2000 calories a day but no sugar or starch for the following three weeks. The goal of phase three is to stay within two pounds of your last weight on the last day you took the hcg weight loss drops. That’s eithier up or below but to try to lose anymore weight or you risk gaining it all back again. Three weeks at the same weight resets your new weight point.
I am on my load days do I take the HCG before my mid day snack as well as before my lunch and evening meal? after I take my 10 drops can I have water or do I have to wait 30 minutes?
take them when you get up in the morning, also you must wait at least 15 minutes before drinking anything and 30 minutes before eating anything.
Ihave questions, I should get my drops tomorrow, I want to start as soon as I get it, I don’t want to do the 2 splurge days because I already ate a lot and did that this weekend is it okay?
I also wanted to know, when on maintenance after the 72 hr 500 cal. meals, then you have to maintain for 21 days until can start again. What if I have a party and would like to drink just that one day which would consist of vodka and diet soda or diet cranberry juice, will that be okay for a pool party…?
I also wanted to know I want to start as soon as I get it tomorrow and then by Thursday or Friday I will get my period. but i heard it is okay to have my period and continue the drops, it should be okay even though I just started right?
The program recommends you do the gorge days to build your fat reserves so you will not get hungry later. I recommend giving yourself the best chance to be sucessful follow the program.
I would recommend following the program to give yourself a chance to reset your body. Some people have been successful cheating however this does not work for everyone.
You can take the drops while on your period. Do not get dismayed by the weight gain during your cycle. It is water weight and you will lose the pounds after your cycle is you follow the program and continue the drops.
I was wondering, I was reading the protocol part on this website and I noticed that they said we can have an orange, on the yellow sheet that came with my drops it didn’t have orange. Can we have oranges, apples, strawberries or 1/2 grapefruit?
Does anyone have any good salad dressings that are HCG approved?
I did order that book, I hope it helps me with all the info I need for all phases of the program. Especially when you can’t eat sugar or carbs. Thats going to be hard because most of fat free dressings have sugar and I don’t know about carbs in dressings?
I wanted to know, it says that you can have the breadstick between meals instead of with meals. can we have one of the breadsticks with breakfast or no? just coffee or tea?
I’m on day 3 and I feel very constipated. What can I do or take for relief?
question is that I have been doing
hcg drops for 7 days also taken b12 but
I feel weak. What do you recommend?
Drink half your body weight a day in, water, green tea, or black coffee I personally drank a lot of the Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus and I still loss 21 pounds durin the three weeks. Other things if you think you’re hungry, it is better to eat a little more of the meat or vegetables you prepare than to go off the diet. Even thou that is not in the guide book, it will effect your weight loss but not by much. Make sure you are getting eight hours sleep, do a little walking also.
I have heard people eating a fruit in the morning instead of afternoon or evening. Not sure about bread sticks.
By the way, we do sell black coffee and organic green tea at one of our other websites http://www.organichealthycoffee.com and http://www.choosehealthcoffee.biz. I d recommend this coffee because it is low in acid and taste good drinking it black. Regular coffee in the store I can’t stand the acid taste.
The Hcg Guide Book will help you a lot since it contains a list of all phase 2 and phase 3 foods. Vinaigrette’s and ranch are allowed dressing on phase 3 of the diet. In phase three there is a little sugar allowed, it has to be listed on the package as under 10 grams. The goal of phase three is to stay within 2 pounds of your ending weight on the last day you took hCG. That’s no more than 2 pounds under or over that weight. You need to do this for three weeks after you stop taking hCG oral drops.
Can it be any tea or does it have to be green tea?
I also wanted to know if the veges can be frozen or does it have to be fresh. Can we use the “steam in the bag” veges? ie. asparagus. and green salad is that one type of lettuce ie. romaine or mix lettuces okay?
Fresh is the best choice, frozen would be my second choice. you should avoid canned altogether because of the high sodium in them. as far as lettuce, I would stick to just one type, some people can eat mixed lettuce without any effects but this is a caution area, meaning you can try it and if your weight loss slows down, then go back to one lettuce only.
You can use any tea while you are on the hcg diet as long as it contains no sugar. Green tea has extra weight loss benefits over other tea.
I am also having problem with finding oil free chapstick. I live in Vegas and my lips are always dry. Do you recommend something or do I have to use lipstick?
yes you can have an orange there is a good receipe for a orange forzen sorbet with stevia.
you can use mineral oil. the book hcg weight loss cure guide has suggestions on what you can buy that is good while on the protocol.
I’ve been taking thyroid medication for under active thyroid for 30 years. Do I discontinue the medication while on the program?
mineral oil directly or something for lips containing only mineral oil and no other oil?
I also had a question about finding the italian breadstick or “grissini” or “grissino”. I checked at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joes and they didn’t have it any other suggestions? If not do i have to have the melba toast, I hate melba toast, but I guess you have to eat it if it requires it right? I guess if your hungry any food will be “good”!
Big Lots has Grissini breadsticks around a dollar a box, cheapest price for Malba toast is Wal-mart
I found mineral oil no other oil type carmex, etc. for lips, but has cocoa butter, is that approved or no? no cocoa butters? just mineral oil?
So, do you continue to lose pounds if you go more then 23 days but less then 41 taking the HCG staying on the 500 calorie diet?
I was doing research on mineral oil and petroleum jelly (vaseline) and they said that it does not absorb in the skin is that okay?
Yes you will, the weight loss is less in the later stages of the diet, if you continue past the 23 days and continue to day 41 I would say you would expect to lose on average a half pound per day. You also have the option of staying off the hCG for 6 weeks and starting it all over again.
I don’t really know if it absorbs or not, but you can use the NA-PCA on skin safely. Lots of people with dry skin use this instead.
what is NA-PCA?
I have been itchy is that from the drops? I am on my second gorge day so last night I took a benedryl pill and it helped, but tomorrow I cannot take anything except for my birth control and vitamin. Any suggestions?
I also had a question about vicks vapo rub. I have not been feeling well, ie. cough I am on my second day gorge so I know its okay now, but what about when I start the 500 cal tom.?
I am starting the 500 cal today. Nervous because I still can’t find grissini or melba toast – I am going to walmart today. went to big lots didn’t have they have stuff looks like it but not called the same. what to do if cannot find also went to 2 health food stores and they were out! help!
If you live in a state with Kroger grocery store I have found Italian Imported Grissino there. They were $1.89 per box and approx. 20 breadsticks per box.
had one more question. all my soft soaps in my house has cocoa butter, I hope its okay because I washed my hands today, (you know we have to).
The Grissini is very hard to find, which can be ordered from Amazon is the only place I know about other than Big Lots which is sold out half the time. you can replace it with any of the flavors of Malba toast available at Walmart.
Is it okay to eat a melba toast with coffee/tea for breakfast instead of lunch or dinner?
Thanks I did finally find the melba toast at walmart and I looked on line for grissini @ amazon and WOW it is expensive 12 sticks for 26.00! crazy I actually like the melba toast and I got if for only $1.78 at walmart!
Yes you can, you can eat the malba toast or fruit anytime during the day you wish.
I think that is 12 boxes, otherwise it would be crazy.
Bad cough/sorethrout drinking lots of lemon and green tea and gargling with salt and warm water. Took an advil. Can I take musinex dm? I can feel the congestion in my breathing. Any suggestions? I am on my first day 500 cal
Cold medicines without sugar are ok
i found it at a grocery store on the ailse where the croutons are…dressing…salad stuff….(no i didnt buy that stuff)
Thanks. I found this one that I give my son-Delsym and it is 10ml every 12 hours if needed and it will help my cough due to my sore throat and it is sugar free and alcohol free
I am only on 1st round but after maintenance and you do a second round because I have to lose 80lbs, do you have to start off the same—two gorge days first?
I also had bad headaches and I know that they say you might have that. I only took I advil yesterday if I have to take one or two every day is it okay? since it is allowed on the protocol?
The Musinex DM supposed to help with congestion and cough. I checked the label I didnt see sugar in it. Hopefully it will be okay, I will take a pill tonight before I go to bed. and I am going to use the vaporizer in my room too.
Safeway has thier own brand of grissini cheap.
The protocol recommends starting with gorge days to help you from getting hungry later into the diet.
After you do 21 maintenance and ready for a second round do you have to do the 2 gorge days again?
Just a couple of quick questions; I will be starting this diet tomorrow. How much of the vegetable is permitted at each meal? And what are some brands of make-up that can be used that are oil-free???
I understand for lunch and dinner you are to have 100 grams of meat one vegetable one melba toast and one fruit. My question is on the vegetables, How much can you have it does not specify on the website.
I just started the diet. Do you have to eat the vegetables that is stated on the menu, or can you use the other approved vegetables in its place?
Also curious about the amount of veggies. Also, how many of you buy from this HCG from this site, I was led to understand that if HCG contained alcohol it was fake HCG – somebody?
I also would like to know the amount of vege in each meal. can you reply us ASAP ?
I used the drops from this site and I lost weight. I sure others on the blog will tell you that also. It is not fake people say that because they wasted a lot of money on something else.
My husband and I started Phase I on Saturday and we both felt fine. However, on Monday when we started Phase II and while I felt fine, he got tachycardia. He got it again today, day two of Phase II. I am not as active as he is throughout the day… and while he drank like 10 cups of coffee yesterday and two today I have had none. Could the coffee have something to do with it?
i noticed it says to stop at 34lbs what if i want to loose like twice or more than that? and how would it work?
i was wondering, i take daily medications for my asthma, and not going to stop taking them, is this going to interfer with me loseing any weight.
yourhcg.com told me that you can be on the diet/drops for 60 days, yet here you always say not longer than 45 days. Is there a difference in your products verses theres that would account for this? I have 80 pounds to lose and would like to do it all in one shot.
Well, did not do so well on the drops after a week. Lost 11 lbs but then got sores in my mouth, got starving and ate, cheated on it a lot. Of course now gained all back after stopped. So my boss is doing the shot, I am terrified of shots but will do it… excited will start my gorge days Saturday. She is helping me to mix and fill the needles and will show me tomorrow how to give the injection. Good because only once a day in the a.m. Pray that this will work. I CAN DO THIS!
I read in the book “HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide” not to be on the drops for more than 40 or 45 days. I’m not quite sure what it was now. But the reasoning is that you can become imune to the drops and they won’t work as well for you in the future. I too, had a lot to lose but I did the drops for only 21 days. I lost 22 lbs. I did notice that I lost bigger amounts in the beginning and it was less as I neared the end. But I did keep it off by maintaining the weightloss for 3 weeks. The 3 weeks of maitenance is more important than the 21 or more days on the protocol diet! If you don’t hold your weight within 2 lbs up or down from you last day on the drops, you will just gain it all back!! I don’t know about you, but I would rather do 3 weeks diet and 3 weeks maitenance and keep it off than risk going long and possibly falling short and gaining it back! You can do the diet again after 6 weeks anyway! Get the book! It really helps to understand this diet completely!
i’ve done 1 round and lost 14 lbs. so happy (cause i cheated too) and somehow managed to keep 14 off. going to begin another round next week. i read in the first literature to take a multi-vitamin, now tonight reading more, it tells me that vitamin pills are not recommended. Also, my first lit said to take a potassium pill OR glass of V-8 everyday. i love V-8 so i’ve been doing that. Dr. S says no vitamin pills? should i not take the multi-vitamins this next round? i checked and there’s no sugar in them.
Wanted to know if after the 40 day is it better to do the 6 week maintenance before doing a second round? or only 3 week? Some say that you might get immune to hcg so do the 6 week then start again with 3 gorge days, etc. is that true? HCG Source? Help needed?
I know that you can only walk or do yoga and no weights on the protocol but what about sit ups?
What is the difference between the hcg injections and the drops? My friend claims the injections work better. Is that true?
Yes you can I have been doing it as long as no sugar and I have a one a day vitamin for women that has B12 in it too.
My friend said that too and there are mixed feelings about it. They said no difference but I tried the drops first only lasted barely one week. Got sores in my mouth, starving every day and had to wait to eat and drink 30 min after drops. Now only one shot in the a.m. and don’t have to wait to drink! and I am on my second day and am feeling way different then the last time I tried. My friend mixed it for me and all that because I am terrified of needles, but does not hurt. And it goes in your system faster too and lasts all day!
I found steviadent gum online at Amazon b/c whole foods, health food shops didn’t have is there a limit? I chewed two packs yesterday. Also had a question about clementines, in the hcg cure guide book is says no but okay for mandarin oranges and/or cuties (tangerines) they look the same? are they?
I also wanted to know, according to Dr.S’ manuscript you don’t need to take appetite suppresents but when you stop the shot when you are on your menstration is it okay then wouldn’t it be helpful, because I usually get really hungry then and without the shots for 3 days yikes!
Hi Elizabeth, Everything I’ve read says to watch the AMOUNT of weight lost. Each round you should not go past the 34 lb limit. Once you reach that loss it says to go into phase 3. At least that’s what I’ve read everywhere. 80 lbs in one shot, not so sure… have you read anything that would supports that? Because, of course, I haven’t read everything out there (with all the info on the web) whew!!!
I think this should say, “drink half your bodyweight, in ounces, a day.” For example, if you weigh 140 you should drink 70 oz of water a day. Am I correct? I can’t see drinking 70 lbs of water a day.
I read the Dr. Simeon’s original manuscript and the original one does not even have oranges so I am not doing it.
Where are you HCG Source…..I need help getting my questions answered…..
I had a friend who said they took the injections and switched to the drops. They did not see a difference. The only difference was in their wallet. People who do injections feel silly because they spend so much money on them and want you to think that they are the only thing that work. The drops work fine for me and my friends. I have never had sores in my mouth how could that happen you only have the hormone in slcohol in a small amount. You only kept it in your mouth for a minute. I do not really understand how you can get sores in your mouth from this but I guess each one is different and each person self control and wanting to be successful on the program is different. I would not pay 800.00 a round for the same results I could get for 40.00 dollars you do the math.
Don’t worry! Don’t give up! You can include 1 orange into your lunch and dinner. The documents from dr. S that i have say it’s ok. My understanding is that we can have 6 strawberries, 1 orange, 1/2 grapefruit or 1 apple. (i think that’s it for the fruit) i’ve been happy with that.
I have a daughter who is 11. Can children take the HCG drops. Please give feedback if known!!
Well I have been looking around and I paid $140.00 for two months supply plus the needles and mixing equipment. I guess I was lucky because my friend who is also my boss mixed it and put it in the needles for me because I couldn’t do it myself. Also, the sores I don’t know why it happened but it lasted a week after hcg drops and it was painful.
Getting sores in the mouth from alcohol is something I have never heard of and is most likely a condition from something else that just happened at the same time. If you can drink at bars, the alcohol is much stronger in those than in the drops. We have ten thousand clients on the hcg diet and noone has ever reported that to us.
As you have seen, the injections are a lot more costly than drops, 3 times more in your case. For most people the hCG drops work just as good as injections. We have thousands of people using the drops every month and they lose an average of 1/2 to 1 pound a day of the hCG diet with the oral drops. I am sorry that these things have happened to you and I wish you success with the diet.
IF I REPEAT THE SHORT COURSE AFTER TAKING 3 WEEKS OFF, DO I HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE 2 DAY RELOADING PHASE AGAIN ON ANOTHER SHORT COURSE?
Can someone help me. I had a Tdap shot I had to take and it made my weight stale. I done an apple day and lost 2 lbs but now I have a weight gain because I am bloated now. I am on day 20 of phase 2 and when I first started I was losing 2 lbs everyday but now I dont kno if its because Im bloated I have a gain. Its like the stale from the shot and the stale from being bloated is confusing me. Do I just need to be patient and continue phase 2. Someone please help me.
Help! hcg source…I cheated was so starving yesterday, gained 1/2 lb. According to my other friends who are on it they said that my other friend mixed mine too low dose (shots) I still have the drops. My other friend told me to take 6 drops more (the one I bought from this site) is that a good idea? Please help.
Yes you do have to repeat the gorging days, however, according to Dr S “Pounds & Inches” you should wait 6 weeks between round 1 and 2 so that your body doesn’t become immune to HCG. On the up side the 3 week stabilization period is included in the 6 week wait. Each round you wait a little longer between rounds. Good luck.
I was on P2D15 and had lost a total of 12 lbs. Sound great right? Well, until I missed my TOM. I had been feeling pregnancy symptoms for a few days and had taken a couple of those 5-6 day sooner PG tests. They came back neg. I figured that maybe the HCG drops were messing with a little. Anyway, back to the missing my TOM part… I decided to take another test. There was a very, very, faint line, I’m talking almost invisible ghost line, but there was a line. Obviously meaning Positive. Okay, so rather than rushing to the OB/GYN, I decided to wait a few more days. Took another test (but this time with a digital) came back positive as well. I haven’t lost any additional weight, I stillhave pregnancy signs and I stopped taking the drops just yesterday. Went to the Doc’s earlier today, Positive urine result, and had blood taken. They will call tomorrow about the bloodwork. But the Doc says it could be a false positive because of the HCG drops. I’m confused. I’m kinda excited about being pregnant, only to find out it may all just be over a diet! I don’t know what to think. Does anyone know if the HCG drops could cause a delay in TOM, or if you can get symptoms such as mine? What about a pregnancy test? Could I really be pregnant? I’m way to anxious to have to wait until tomorrow evening to find out some information. Can anybody help answer my questions?
Im almost sure that it is a false positive.I am a nursing student and I was taught that those test look for the presence of hcg. Sorry u are not expecting.
Homeopathic hcg does not show up on pregnancy test, if someone is taking injection form it will show up. So right now I really don’t know what this means, Just wait until your doctor tells you.
Yes I would agree with that comment, you should do the gorge days again otherwise people who don’t usally end up craving food and feeling hungry, in most cases you will see a big drop on day three in your weight.
It won’t be wrong to do so but when you cheat weight gain is expected, in the cases I see, it usally comes off three days later.
Continue on the phase two hcg diet, you can stay on it up to 40 days if you like. Weight loss usually will slow down towards the end of phase 2, that is normal. but as long as you are averaging a half pound a day, the HCG is working well. How much are you down to date?
Well the stale started on the second week and I continued (that is also when I took the tetanus shot with the whooping cough).Then after that i was bloated from then until now and my weight was going up 2 lbs but, this morning i lost a few oz and its day 21.
I know, I was so afraid because my friend said when she gained it took 3 days too and she gained 2 days. I gained 1/2 lb that I had lost the day before but the next day I lost 1/2 so I guess I lost a day for now. I guess I was lucky.
Where can I find information on how much asparagus is one serving?
One cup of fresh asparagus before cooked. You can order the HCG protocol book on line, amazon has it cheap, that is what I did.
I am on hormone replacement therapy (cream – natural bioidenticals). Do I need to stop or can I do this diet with my daily/nightly creams??
Can I continue my hormone replacement therapy while doing this diet?
what about hormone replacement therapy? (natural bioidenticals)
Also, is it imperitive that one does the alternative lotions, deodorant and toothpaste?
Can you take a multi vitaman when taking the hcg solution?
hi everyone!!.. tomorrow i will start my Phase2. im a little nerves, i hope i can make it through and have a great success. i havent bought the toothpaste nor the deodorant, but i’ll get to it. can somebody help me or give me suggestions on the deodorant and the shampoo and conditioner to use? thanks
Yes, as long as no sugar is in it.
For deod. I use spray kind and for shampoo and conditioner I found that pantene color revive has no oil.
I had a question, when I am on maintenance, can I still have a breadstick and/or melba toast or no. because i notice we can have everything but no carbs/sugars. and if it goes by that I guess its a no because it is a carb right?
to Denisse: great!. thank you!
D3P2 – feeling good so far!!… i hope i dont cheat when i get home :)… im not super hungry but i like to snack chips with my 2yr old daughter before dinner time
yes you can, the important thing is staying within two pounds of your ending weight. Anything that was in phase 2 can also be eaten in phase 3.
Yes stay with your multi-vitamins and add more B-12. Stay away from fish oil type products.
There is the perfect way to do the diet for the best possible results and that would be true, and then some people don’t us approved stuff and still lose weight. The difference is that one following the perfect method might lose a pound or two more on the HCG diet than the other one. It just depends on what sacrifices or trade offs that are exceptionable to you.
D8P2 – down 9 lbs to date and loving it. The diet is getting much easier.
D4P2 – i got on the scale this morning and i dropped 6.6lbs… i got on the scale like 10 times to believe it yeahhh… good for me!!!… today i’ve been super hungry but i keep drinking tea’s so it has been helping. cant wait to go home and get on the scale again!!.. im so happy!! yeahhh
hello everyone. i thought i would try this question one more time, please someone have any answers,i take medication for asthma and chonic back problems, i ask this some time ago but had no response, with me taking medcations is this going to keep me from loseing my weight. i really need to lose, i beleive if i can lose , it wil better my health. please someone help. thanks
i had uterine cancer stage 4 b. iam cancer free for almost 2 years! i this diet safe for me?
Help! I just completed phase 2 of the diet, or so I thought. I didn’t realize that the minimum was 21 days plus 2 days for loading so I counted wrong and ended the drops 2 days early. And I didn’t realize I needed to wait 3 days before starting phase 3. Now I am afraid I messed everything up and am going to gain it all back. Should I start the drops again even though I have been off them for 2 days and then take them for a couple more days so it was a total of 23? When done I was at my ideal weight, but now am just scared to gain it all back.
Just continue with the maintenance phase and stay within two pounds. If you gain more then two pounds do apple or steak day.
I was wondering if I can have grape tomatoes? Thanks! Tonya D10P2
I will begin the Phase 3 on 8/27 and wanted to know if I can eat more than 2 Melba Toasts during this phase. Also, after the 6 weeks of maintenance, I want to do the phases one more time. Do I start all over again with the 2 gorge days?
Yes you can have grape tomatoes. You must start the phase with gorge days.
During the first three weeks you increase veggies and protein, second three weeks carbs and sugar. I would wait to eat more the two Melba Toasts at one meal until week four of maintenance.
D12P2 I have not lost any weight for 2 days. I have not been drinking the recommened water and I just read that your meals need to be different for lunch and dinner. I have been having chicken breast and strawberries at each meal. Today I went and bought new toothpaste and deodorant thinking that along with eating different food and drinking more will help. I don’t want to be at a plato already. Any advice?
what other fruit other than apple i can use to do the STEAK day. i’ve been on the same weight and i want to the STEAK day but i hate apples. help please!!
Diet and Weight Loss question: What is the hCG Diet Protocol? Dr Simeons HCG Protocol Below are some of the key points from Dr Simeons Pounds & Inches, …
D15P2 I have lost 13 Lbs. I was wondering if you knew of any sunscreen for your face that I could use. Thank you! Tonya
I am 5 7. I started this diet 2 weeks ago to the day. In the last week I have started gaining weight about a half pound a day. I ‘ve been busy running around so I am only getting in 350 – 425 calories a day. I live off coffee and tea. I am wondering if less calories is making my body go into survival mode or am i becoming immuned to the hcg. In the 14 days of doing this I have lost 8 lbs(148 lbs). but lately I am going backwards. I did the apple day thing and nothing. no gain no loss. I wondering if I should stop the drops and just eat sensibly. Any thoughts
if you don’t eat the 500 calories while in the first 21 days can that mess up your diet. I’ve started gaining and i am only 2 weeks into this. I’ve been eating under the required amount.
to add to the blog above. I lost most of my weight in the 1st week when I was on my monthly cycle. After that went away so did losing the pounds. Wonder what that means. Most blogs say don’t even take while on your cycle. My body and I are having personality conflicts.
Hi. I’m trying to get myself prepared for phase 3 and was wondering if I can have artificial sweetener during that phase. Thank you so much! Tonya
what is immunity to HCG and how soon can it develop?How often can I repeat the full cycle and what is the interim waiting period before it is safe to do again.Today is my second gorge day…I want to lose 60 pounds..Wish me discipline!!!
I’m very frustrated, am on Day4 of Phase 3 and up 3 lbs. Not eating sugar or carbs, but also not hungry enough to get in 1500 calories a day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
i was wondering what the effects are if you are a smoker? also. i work and evening shift and i am on day3ph1 and i am so hungry i hope i make it til the morning so i can have my drops and tea and my fruit. HELP
does this product raise testosterone levels in men
There is nothing that can hurt you. You should check with your doctor. You produce the hormone both male and female produce the hormone. There is nothing in the drops that can hurt you.
The heavier you are the worst asthma will be and your back pain. Continue taking medication. Check with your doctor about meds. Some doctors are into alternative weight loss some are not. Weigh the benefits of losing weight. A lot of health problems clear up with weight loss
TMI what about bathroom is you are not going get a tea that moves you if you know what I mean. LOL sounds like lack of motion.
do grilled onion instead of apple
You need to eat the 500 calories and follow the protocol otherwise your body will take from muscle instead of fat. You will slow down you metabolism
If you find during a round that you are not losing about a pound a day then you need to wait longer in between rounds. 3 week is the least amount of time between rounds
drink your required water
My friend ordered from another site and she said her hcg had a “pre phase.” Are there things you have to do before starting with Phase 1?
You can do a detox to assist you in weight loss. However it is not required. Taking the hCG and following the protocol detoxes the body because you are not eating as many toxins in your food. If you crave sugar yeast maybe your problem and it might be helpful to do a candida cleanse prior to starting the protocol.
Hello, I am on the 11th day of my diet and I have experience a lot of diarrhea, has that been a problem with anyone else? thanks
Do your steak day, because you are up, and just remember to eat more food, maybe more often to get those calories in. good luck
Can I substitute v8 for the veggies?
Well, i am on my 7dph2 and i am 12.8lbs lost so far. I have never been more excited about being able to stick to something. i have not cheated 1 bit and i am very proud of myself. i had my doubts and thought no way but i can honestly say it works.. just do what it says and it works!!! thanks
I am on day 6, including the gorge days. I lost 7 pound up to yesterday, and this morning I am 1 pound heavier – how is that even possible?
I am on day 13 of the diet. My weight loss has slowed to .2 lbs. per day for the last 4 days in a row. Shouldn’t I be able to lose at least one pound per day? Is there anything I can do to lose 1 pound per day? I’m feeling a little discouraged.
Braums has the Grissini. That is where I get mine.
I was on for 43 days and lost 26 pounds.My doctor said men may lose 1-2 pounds a day bit for women it may be more like 1/2 to a pound a day or even less. There were days I even gained a few ozs.Just hang in there and do not get discouraged. I had to cut out the bread.That helped some.
I just started today is day three- so the first day of the VLC. And I have Strep Throat! Is there anything I should do different now that I am on an antibiotic? I also feel very weak- probably due to the sickness.
For people who do not eat meat or want a change for a few days.Nutriva Organic Hemp + Fiber Protein Shake OROne soy patty (not to exceed 110 calories)500 cc. of skimmed milk100 grams of cottage cheeseVery occasionally 3 egg whites added to one whole egg
The rest of the approved foods are the same as what everyone else is eating on VLCD for veggies and fruit.
Try steak day
V8 is a blend of veggies you are only suppose to have one. However there is a recipe for hCG v8 if I can find it I will post it.
Water weight when the fat cells release the fat sometimes they fill with water that has to be released. Stick to it you can lose the weight.
update!! d19p2 i am down 21.8 lbs today. going good. but i got a bit scared was reading that we shouldnt eat lean beef more than 2-3 times a week. anyone have anything to say about this? help please let me know. thanks
Today is my first day on the 500 calories and I have been hungry all day!! I did 10 drops in the morning ate an apple a few hours later then did 10 drops 1/2 hour before lunch. Should I increase the amount of drops I’m taking if I continue to be hungry?
No, the dr says you never go off that medican for any reason, im on thyroid med, and on the HCG and iv lost 25 pounds.
Hey all..I am with u all in this process and need the human support. Today is day 3 of ph2…first 500 calorie day!Yikers! lol…i am already hungry after coffee and tea, but i am determined…i gained 3 lbs in the gorge days. Big question: Can i eat super lean pork on this phase? My husband is a Butcher and he brought me perfectly measured filet mignon, chicken and pork! And what about Tamari sauce and balsamic vinegar??? We will do this together!!!xoxo
So Ive looked everywhere to find out how much of the veggies I can have.. I’m not sure so been eating very little. Any suggestions to where I can find this info? Thank you!
I get all my info at http://www.diyhcg.comI am on day 5 and have lost 5 lbs! Its going great all the answers y want are on that site! Good Luck!
Is anyone else out there vegetarian??????
I see that your Homeopathic hCG contains and inactive ingredient: USP Ethanol Alcohol 16%. If I use your product while working, and my work place has a drug policy, will this make a drug test show up positive?
I take Blood Pressure, Anti-depressant and Homeopathic hormones – Can I still do this diet?
I ordered my drops Friday evening and can’t wait to start but started reading on the shampoos, conditioners etc, Is anyone not using the shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, etc..
I have been on the drops for 6 days. I am still using my own shampoo, conditioner, and all that. I dod not change any of those things. I have lost 7lbs. so far.
After using the drops for about a week and a half, I started getting sores in my mouth too. Wasn’t sure if the drops were the cause, so stopped taking them. Once healed, tried again and in 3 days sores again.
The amount of alcohol in the drops is so small it will not be a problem.
Mike, i saw that one girl said the homeopathic drops are diluted, is that true?
I have passed menopause and was wondering whether or not HCG will bring on Menstruation.
I did the 41 days and lost 34 pounds. Now I have been on the next step for three weeks and cannot seem to lose anymore weight. getting discouraged and do not understand whats going on cause I am not eating anything white. I need help
You are not supposed to lose weight in the maintenence phase. u are supposed to maintain. If you still have weight to lose…your body needs 6 weeks to rest then u do the whole process again. I dont think u have all the information that u need. I get mine at http://www.diyhcg.com its pretty complete info there. Congrats on the 34 pounds! That is AWESOME! Good LUck!
Yes you are right, on the maintenance phase of the diet, the goal here is to stay within 2 pounds of your ending weight on the last day of taking the HCG drops. if you lose more than the two pounds, than you should eat more to stay a the proper weight.
Yes Homeopathic medicine is diluted and that is the whole principle behind how it works. The more diluted it is, the better it works. Homeopathic medicine contain very little of the original substance in it. That is what the 6, 12, 30, 60X means, that is how many times it has been diluted. Look up homeopathic medicine on Wikipedia and learn about it.
Injection form of HCG is different from homeopathic drops, the benefit is lower cost, not having to get shots, and it work exactly the same and has no side effects.
21 days, isnt that just a 3 week break? Im confused is the maintenance phase 3 weeks or 6 weeks? before you can try phase 2 again
I am ond39ph2. I started my cycle 2 days ago and have stayed at the same weight for the past 4 days. Should I just stop the drops now and start ph3 in 3 days or should I continue the drops until my cycle is over?
how many ounces of the veggies can I have? Im on day 3-including my 2 gorge days:)Thanks Melissa
My friends buy their drops from another site. They take their drops 6 times daily. What’s the difference?
I see everyones using stevia, but I heard and read it can cause sterility? Why can u use saccharine and stevia but not sucrulose?Anyone got any comments on this question I have? I would really appreciate some advice, I want to use something besides saccharing-I cant stant the stuff;pthanks,Melissa
I see everyones using stevia, but I heard and read it can cause sterility? Why can u use saccharine and stevia but not sucrulose???Anyone got any comments on this question I have? I would really appreciate some advice, I want to use something besides saccharin-I cant stand the stuff;pthanks,Melissa
ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE INSIGHT ON MY QUESTION?!
THANKS AND GOD BLESS,MELISSA
OK, I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT ON MY OWN:)
How many ounces Melissa? I am exactly where you are…day 3 of phase 2. I gained 5 lbs over the 2 day gorge.
I am right where you were when you posted this…D3PH2. I gained 5 lbs on my gorge days…don’t feel bad. I hope tomorrow’s step on the scale is a loss. I hope someone answers your questions…I would love to know the same.
ITS 2 CUPS OF EVERYTHING LISTED AS APPROVED EXCEPT 1 1/2 CUP FENNEL, 1 CUP OF CHICORY GREENS, TOMATOES ARE 1 CUP AS WELL. ITS ACTUALLY LISTED ON THIS SITE UNDER DIER OVERVIEW I BELIEVE-UNDER THE PROTOCOL MEL.MELISSA
It does not make any difference whatsoever. Some hcg diet protocols call for 6 drops 5 times a day and other state 10 drops three times a day. Dr Simeons only suggest three times daily for HCG.
You should allow them to sit under your tongue for two minutes and use a mirror when measuring the hcg drops or you will take to much and run out early.
Also, if you decide to use the HCG pellets instead of the drops, change the HCG protocol to 4 pellets three times daily. These are easier to use since there in no measuring involved expect for taking 4 at a time.
I was on the hcg diet for 18 days and lost 17lbs. Then we went to disney and I intended on staying on the plan, but I totally went off. I gained back 7 lbs in a week. Now do I start all over again or just continue where I left off. I have been still taking the drops only in the am but eating normal. Now I am home and want to lose the weight I have gained. What do I do? Should I just go back to drops and the 500 cals tomorrow or start back all over again? Please help!
I went off for a day or two I am just starting the drops back up. I mean I could be wrong but thats what I did
I am planning my transition to Phase 3 and want to know if it is 2 days on the VLCD or 3 days on the VLCD after stopping the drops. I am trying to time this around the Thanksgiving holiday and might have to stop a couple days early depending on how long I need to do the VLCD after stopping the drops. Any thoughts?
Does anyone know if you can substitute almond milk of cocoanut milk ( unsweetened ) for regular milk in coffee. I have yet to begin the protocol as I have just ordered the pellets on Friday and am awaiting delivery. I am a bit nervous about being hungry, especially agter gorging myself on things I try not to eat as they are high in fat. Are you sure the hunger pangs go away. Cause I almost get nauseated when I am overly hungry. And has anyone sucessfully substituted organic v-8 juice for a veggie?
When I started the diet at 178 I am very muscular and in good health. I initially lost 17 pounds by day 7 of Phase 2. Although the scale shows the loss, my clothes were not showing the difference and I feel flabby. Then a friend of mine told me that the HCG I was using containing ethanol alchol will eat at my muscles instead of fat. That freaked me out so I stopped taking the drops and ate what I wanted. I have only put back on 3 of the pounds so I am currently at 164 and today is day 11 of Ph2 for me. I need to know honestly if I should ditch the drops I am using and pay $80 for pure HCG? Dr. Simeons doesnt explain if there are dangers with one type of drop compared to another because his study was strictly with shots using pure HCG. Can someone that does NOT sell the drops please help me? I have looked everywhere on the net for some actual research regarding the diluted drops and cant find any information other than opinions by people that are not doctors. Thanks.
How can I lose more per day on the HCG diet? This is the second time I am doing it and I only lost 16 lbs for 23 days. I followed the diet to the T. Now I am on day six HCG and vlcd4 and have lost 4lbs. Is that less than what I should lose?
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