This list of hCG Diet acronyms and abbreviations was provided by Senior HDI Member, Kbj. Please stop by the hCG Diet Forums and give her a “thank you” click for sharing!
I thought we could provide some of the more common acronyms and abbreviations used in the hCG Diet Forums and what they mean to make it a little easier to decipher some of the postings. The list is incomplete, just what happened to come to mind at the moment, so it can be updated as we go.
hCG Diet Acronyms and Abbreviations used in hCG Diet Forums
ACV – Apple Cider Vinegar
AFM – As For Me
DH – Dear/Dang/Damn/etc. Husband
Dr. B – Dr. Belluscio. Study on hcg diet: https://oralhcg.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Evidence-Based-Research-Articles-On-The-Benefits-Of-HCG-Diet-In-Weight-Management_2.pdf
Dr. S – Dr. Simeon, the originator of the hcg diet
FFF – Full Fat Fage; a Greek yogurt reference.
hCG – Human Chorionic Gonadatropin, the hormone used as the basis of the diet
hhCG – Homeopathic hCG
IM – Intramuscular injection
LC – Low Carb
LDW – Last Drops Weight
LIW – Last Injection Weight
OP – Original Poster
P1 – Phase One – A phase coined by Kevin Trudeau; P1 is a cleanse he recommends.
P2 – Phase Two – Begins with 2 loading days, followed by the VLCD with hcg, and the 3 days of vlcd after stopping hcg
P3 – Phase Three – the three weeks of stabilizing while adding increased protein and calories without sugar or starch.
P4 – Phase Four – the three weeks of stabilizing while adding sugars and starches back in the diet
P&I – Pounds and Inches, the manuscript in which Dr. S. describes his theories, findings, and the hcg diet
PP – Pooping Problems (Thank the Turkeys for this one!)
Rx hCG – Prescription hCG
R1 – Round One, the first time someone has been on the hcg diet; subsequent rounds are identified as R2, R3 and so on
SQ or Sub-Q – subcutaneous method of giving shots into body fat, often the belly
Stall – four or more days at the same (or very similar) weight. Very common.
The Mother – the cloud of enzyme material in raw, unfiltered ACV
TMI – Too much Information, often referring to posts with digestive/stool descriptions
TOM – time of month
VFT – Virgin Fat Territory. You know, the weight that you haven’t been below in eons.
VLCD1 – Very Low Calorie Day One – the first day of 500 calories after loading