About my hcg diet blog: I am the founder of HCG Diet Info, the leading authority on the HCG Diet Plan. In 2002, I lost nearly 90 lbs on the HCG Diet and kept it off until having my baby last year. I am now starting my 2nd HCG Diet journey and blogging my experience as I reach my goal to shed 75 post-baby pounds.
I’m so excited to be starting my HCG Diet Plan this coming week! I’m taking full advantage of my pregnancy weight gain, and planning to investigate and share every possible detail and FAQ I have heard since starting HCG Diet Info in 2002. Part of this approach includes testing out my own recommended hcg suppliers…WITHOUT THEM KNOWING! That’s right, I am going under-cover to try them out. As my current readers and forum members know, I am ridiculously particular when it comes to recommending any product or service on my site- I have high standards and even higher concern for safety when it comes to myself, my family and those who visit HCG Diet Info. With that said, I can assure you that I have already thoroughly researched (and downright interrogated lol) my recommended hcg companies. I trust them explicitly and immediately knew I wanted to use them for my personal HCG Diet this time around.
A note about ordering from overseas pharmacies: I am personally not comfortable recommending this approach and that is why we do not have links to these companies on HDI. To read more on this topic, please read the buy hcg page.
However… even though I have known them for years, and am in contact with the company owners, I decided NOT to tell them I would be using them for my personal HCG diet. Why? I want to put my feet in the shoes of my readers and experience the buying process on my own. I am planning to purchase one round from each supplier, with my own money and without any special treatment. Maybe I watch too much “Undercover Boss,” I don’t know, but I have already found this approach helpful and am excited to share my experience.
I purchased a single round of HCG from New Edge, using the HDI discount links. Although they offer injections, drops and pellets, I chose to go with the injections because this worked for me the last time around. I was tempted to try the sublingual tablets they offer, that are dissolved under the tongue and I may try this during my 3rd round. I was very interested in their explanation of how these tablets absorb even better than trioch/pellets or drops because they absorb more efficiently. But alas, that is another post. Back to my experience…
With the HDI discount and their subscription discount, my total price came out to $196. Not bad at all, right? Well it’s even better because they include EVERYTHING you need!
My New Edge Health HCG package arrived and included all mixing supplies and more:
- Guidebook with their recommended HCG Protocol (my food list will vary based on my body and their coaches support this.) Also includes FAQ and some very helpful information for those new to the HCG Diet.
- (1) Vial of HCG (5000 iu) in powder form (unmixed) with prescription label on it.
- (1) Vial of Methylcobalamin (5 Weeks of Vitamin B) 1mg/ml 1000mcg/ml – (I’m a huge fan of vitamin B shots already and this was a free bonus for HDI readers so YAY!)
- (1) Bottle of Bacteriostatic Water (30 ML which is large & marked “for multiple dose.”)
- (3) Bags of 10 syringes (Total: 30 insulin needles for self-injection) 30 gauge (tiny tiny tiny insulin needles), 5/16″ long, 1 ml cc volume.
- (1) 5 ML syringe for mixing.
- (1) 18 gauge 1 1/2 inch 1.2x38mm needle for mixing.
- 30 Alcohol swabs (I can’t believe they even included the alcohol swabs! I literally don’t have to buy a thing!)
I loved that everything was included, right down to the alcohol swabs. I literally don’t have to buy a single thing other than a few HCG Diet Cookbooks and a new heart rate monitor (mine is on the fritz after years of use.)
I placed my order on a monday evening. Wednesday morning, I received a call from a nurse practitioner telling me my prescription had been approved and I was cleared to begin the diet. She also asked if I had any questions and let me know I could call 7 days a week if I needed support. Fabulous!
My HCG shipped and took 3 days to arrive- It arrived so fast, I didn’t have time to prepare to begin! Honestly I thought I would have more time to make a personalized list of loading foods, add an hcg diet menu to my fridge (I did this last time and it was great!) and gather my hcg diet recipes. Instead, my hcg is sitting in my kitchen, patiently waiting on me 🙂 Thank you patient hcg 🙂
My next post will be on my preparations for the hcg diet. I will be sure to include an HCG Diet checklist for those just starting out.