The longer you can keep them under your tongue the better. I usually only make it a minute or two.
Thanks to all for addressing our newbie concerns!!
Another question - oils from hair products, lotions, etc?? I can definitely do without slathering lotion onto my legs, but I am not sure about not conditioning my hair, or even lip balm.
Anyone give any advise on these concerns??
TIA and more reps to those with the answers
let me see if i can remember what everyone needs help with. i hold my drops for about 5-10 minutes. nothing to eat or drink for 15 minutes after. if you take a couple of fish oil caps every 2 hours while you are loading it helps with hunger in the first week. i have kept using my same hair care and make up products. lost 17# on a 23 day round the first time and am losing well in R2. P1 is techinally a detox phase that treaudu came up with and most people skip it. you must do at least 23 days on the drops, 2 loading and 21 VLCD (very low calorie days). then you quit taking the drops and keep on with VLCD for 48 hours after your last dose. after that is P3, no starches or added sugars. hope that helps.
Some super strict people wear gloves when they apply their hair products... I find this both ridiculous and time consuming (and expensive) I used burts bees pomegranate lip balm all through p2. But bees wax is off protocol. You can use mineral oil on the lips.
hhcg, there would be 3 days of VLCD's with no drops. It is confusing for newbies who stop in and read conflicting info. This post was right on with the original protocol. Everyone chooses what they want to use, but this is what the original intention was for the diet. Very few of us do P1, the detoxing phase, and choose to go straight into P2 to get started with the 2 days of drops/loading and the remaining VLCD's.
Good luck to all of the newbies. So exciting to see the hhcg group growing everyday! :]
Oh, I still use old fashioned ChapStick too.
Jen - if you like olives hit the olive bar at the store and load up. Those are some great fats too I dislike fast food as well and the loading days were pretty tough. You can do it
And thank you for the excellent advice vegglover! I am pretty sure tomorrow will be my last day on the drops so I am a little nervous but not nearly as much now that I found this place. I am on another message board where a handful of us are doing this as well and they are awesome support folks!
As far as products go, I did change my products to Jason and Alba. I found an approved list somewhere and got what was on there.
My 4 yo is dancing and wants me to join him.
and vegg--i hadn't read yet that it is only 2 days without drops at the end for homeopathic.. good to know! thanks everyone!
hhcg'ers have 2 days of drops with loading and 2 at the end of P2 with no drops while doing VLCD's. The homeopathic hcg does not stay in our system as long as the rx solutions. You can get to that delicious P3 eating a day sooner with hhcg. Yay!