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Eating on the HCG Diet

This article is being rewritten.  Please check back soon.  Ty.   What to Eat on the HCG Diet Plan About HCG Diet Foods &... read more...
The NEW HCG Diet by Dr. Emma

NEW HCG Diet Sample Menu

New HCG Diet Sample Menu This is a sample menu for those following Dr. Emma’s hcg diet protocol, also known as the “NEW” hcg... read more...
Cooking Tips for the HCG Diet Plan

HCG Diet Cooking Tips

Quick Tips for Cooking HCG Diet Foods This article is being updated and will be back next week.  Thank you! Chicken Recipes on the... read more...
HCG Diet Foods

Foods Allowed on the HCG Diet

Which foods are allowed on the HCG Diet? Expanded Foods List for the hCG Diet   hCG Diet Foods list expanded from the original... read more...
Eat Out - Dine Out on the HCG Diet

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JEN’S TIPS FOR DINING OUT ON THE HCG DIET & DURING THE MAINTENANCE PHASE. HDI Forum Member Question: I just want one simple list... read more...
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HCG Diet and Nutrition

HCG Diet Nutrition and Eating. The hCG Diet Plan requires a strict eating regimen, including specific hCG Diet safe foods.  We have compiled a list... read more...

Diet Tips

Grammy's HCG Diet Protocol

Adjusting Your HCG Dosage

Written by HDI HCG Diet Forums Chief Moderator: Colleen Coble “Grammy” Most of the time a dose between 125-150 is perfect, but everyone is... read more...
Eat Out - Dine Out on the HCG Diet

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JEN’S TIPS FOR DINING OUT ON THE HCG DIET & DURING THE MAINTENANCE PHASE. HDI Forum Member Question: I just want one simple list... read more...
HCG Diet Foods and Recipes

Why You Should Eat Before Bed

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HCG Diet Injections Guide - How to for sub cutaneous shots

HCG Diet Shots: Tips for HCG Diet Injectio...

Appropriate Sites for Sub Cutaneous Injections. What you will need: One alcohol wipe. Vial containing the injectable medication. The correct size needle and syringe... read more...
Tips for HCG Dieters

How to Switch from Homeopathic HCG to REAL...

Many people order homeopathic HCG drops only to learn they not only do not contain any actual HCG hormone, but instead contain little more than amino... read more...
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How Online HCG Diet Prescriptions Work ...

A reputable, U.S. based, Online HCG supply company will approve your prescription at the same time that you purchase your HCG and supplies.  This... read more...

Maintenance

HCG Weight Loss Maintenance

HCG Diet Phase 3 – Transition to Mai...

HCG Diet Phase 3 – Transition to Maintenance Now you have reached your weight goal, it is very important to transition swiftly into maintenance.... read more...
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JEN’S TIPS FOR DINING OUT ON THE HCG DIET & DURING THE MAINTENANCE PHASE. HDI Forum Member Question: I just want one simple list... read more...
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Why I’m Not Afraid of Butter

What about food, you ask? This is the craziest thing- I’m not afraid of butter. I’ll say it again… I’m not afraid of butter.... read more...
HCG Diet Foods and Recipes

Why You Should Eat Before Bed

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Medifast Review

Lose Weight the Quick and Easy Way with Medifast You may think you’ve tried it all and failed. Whether you have struggled with being... read more...
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HCG Diet Weight Maintenance Programs

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Jen's Blog

Jen's HCG Diet Blog

My HCG Diet: Ordering Experience with New ...

About my hcg diet blog: I am the founder of HCG Diet Info, the leading authority on the HCG Diet Plan.  In 2002, I... read more...
Tips for HCG Dieters

My 2nd HCG Diet Journey: Post-Baby 1

I’ve had a baby!  After 20+ years of being told I couldn’t… surprise!  And of course he’s the most amazing thing that has ever... read more...
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Why I’m Not Afraid of Butter

What about food, you ask? This is the craziest thing- I’m not afraid of butter. I’ll say it again… I’m not afraid of butter.... read more...
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Why You Should Eat Before Bed

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Jen's HCG Diet Blog

Jen’s Page

My name is Jen and I am the founder of HCG Diet Info. I made the decision to create HDI in 2002 when I was... read more...

WHAT IS THE NEW HCG DIET PLAN?

Chances are you’ve heard of the medical hormone diet with rapid weight loss averages of .5 pounds (approximate average) per day.  The HCG Diet Plan has helped millions of people reach their weight loss goals and enter the doorway to lifelong weight maintenance and healthy living.

The HCG Diet Plan involves the use of a carefully planned diet of healthy, quality foods for nutrition and tiny amount of the pro-hormone, HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) administered through injections, drops, or pellets.  Originally published by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in his Manuscript, Pounds and Inches, the diet initially called for a rigid protocol with little flexibility, lack of exercise recommendations, and a specific, and short, list of allowed foods.  Times have changed however, and the HCG Diet has evolved into a number of modern protocols.  Today’s HCG Diet involves a low calorie diet with an expanded food list, exercise and a strong focus on learning healthy habits for lifelong weight maintenance.

Read a quick overview of the Original HCG Diet here.

HOW DOES THE HCG DIET WORK? 

There has been much confusion about how the HCG Diet works but  there is a simple explanation:  HCG does NOT cause you to lose weight.  The carefully planned diet and menu are what results in the weight loss.  So what is the point of using HCG on the protocol?  Simple: HCG changes HOW your body loses weight.  Where most diets result in muscle loss and a stalled metabolism from the body’s diet-induced “starvation mode,” a small amount of the pro-hormone, HCG, keeps this from happening.  This allows the dieter to continue losing weight at an impressive rate.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND HCG FOR WEIGHT LOSS

HCG is the pro-hormone that is produced by all individuals, men and women alike. It is produced in large amounts by women during pregnancy and is known for being the catalyst hormone that stimulates the production of other hormones throughout the body. These in turn, effect the body’s metabolism, muscle tissue, digestion, liver functions and much more. It is no secret that hormone function and balance is known to be one of the most common causes of weight challenges, especially severe obesity. HCG’s role in the diet plan, helps the body to balance out these issues, which in turn enables the body to function at an optimal rate of performance. Read more about how HCG works for weight loss.

HCG DIET INFO’S GUIDE TO THE HCG DIET

We’ve created a thorough guide to explain how the NEW HCG Diet Plan works, including everything you need to get started. This includes the NEW HCG Diet Plan Protocol, Tips for buying HCG Diet Drops and Injections, HCG Diet Food Lists and Menus, HCG Diet Recipes, Phase Overviews, Maintenance, and so much more. Get a sneak peek at the new HCG Diet Guide.

WHERE TO BUY HCG DROPS AND INJECTIONS

Recommended HCG Diet programs (injections or real HCG drops) can be found on our Buy HCG page.  For questions about buying HCG drops and injections, we have put together a thorough HCG Buying Guide, with tips for selecting the right provider, Tips for saving money when Buying HCG, why NOT to buy HCG from overseas, and so much more.  Learn, buy, save!  HCG Diet Buying Guide.

The HCG Diet Forums – FREE HCG Diet Support and Coaching Community

Have questions? Join HDI’s HCG Diet Forums, the largest HCG Diet community on the web with over 100 thousand registered members.  Share your experience and get answers fast, the forums are the best place to mingle with your fellow HCG Dieters going through the same weight loss journey.  HCG Diet Forums.

HCG DIET RECIPES AND FOOD LISTS

HCG Diet recipes and foods are the backbone of the HCG Diet.  While the pro-hormone, HCG, changes HOW your body loses weight, it is actually the food diet that is responsible for your weight loss.  This is good news! This means the HCG Diet can work with any number of diet menus, foods and recipes.

While the actual foods eaten on the HCG diet can vary according to which protocol the individual is following, the suggested higher calorie plans are recommended by the New HCG Diet Plan. These average around 1395 calories but are ultimately based on the individual’s own BMR.  Focus is placed on portion control, increased vegetables and proteins, and a food list that is much broader and less restrictive than the original diet.

The original Simeons HCG protocol prescribed a strict VLCD (very low calorie diet) of 500 calories. This approach allowed only a select number of foods per day, limited vegetables and fruits as well as an extremely short and strict food list. While many dieters continue to follow this plan, there are few doctors that have not switched to suggesting the more modern, expanded HCG Diet Food List.

HCG Diet Plan Cooking Tips & Recipes

Already worried you’ll miss your favorite hamburger on the menu? Have no fear- the NEW HCG Diet can still work with your favorite foods and there are hundreds of HCG Diet Recipes available for you to choose from on HDI or in our recommended HCG Diet Cookbooks. From sauce recipes for Phase 1, to dinner recipes for Phase 2 and healthy dessert recipes for Phase 3. Take your pick- bon apetit!

The Original Dr. Simeons HCG Diet Protocol, “Pounds and Inches”

Dr. Simeons book, “Pounds and Inches” is the very detailed, original manuscript of the HCG diet Plan. It includes everything from body chemistry, to the very specific 500 calorie diet known as VLCD or Very Low Calorie Diet. Even if you are following a different protocol, it is still suggested that you read the original manuscript to understand how the diet works and the important aspects of the protocol that will ensure your weight loss.  The original manuscript can be found here: Pounds and Inches” by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons.
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