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:…t_Dec_2009.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

Back to the hCG Diet Guide

Author Jen Larson, BSN, Pursuing PhD
While I have a background in nursing and nutrition, I also personally lost 88 lbs with the HCG Diet in 2002, and I kept it off for over 10 years. I am currently on a mission to lose 45 lbs of baby weight with HCG from Nu Image and Diet Doc. This diet changed my life, leading me to start the first Hcg Diet site: 15+ years later, 100 million visits, over a million pages, & countless lives changed… HDI has become the true highlight of my journey.
View Jen Larson, BSN, Pursuing PhD's Blog Posts