Which hCG Food regimen Model Ought to You Comply with?

There are number of methods to do the hCG Food regimen today in relation to what number of energy you’ll eat on the weight loss plan, in addition to which meals substances you’ll eat.

My objective right here is to not do an exhaustive dialogue of each single model of hCG protocols on the market now, however somewhat to boil it right down to some essential variations that will help you determine which path to go –

One essential factor to bear in mind:

You should not have to solely stick to 1 manner of doing the hCG Food regimen your whole spherical – you possibly can attempt one thing, and should you really feel it’s not going effectively for one cause or one other, you possibly can modify. Extra on this a bit of later.

This text shouldn’t be about deciding between hCG injections or hCG homeopathic drops – you possibly can learn up on that right here:


There are principally 2 choices to make on this:

  1. CALORIES – will you observe a 500 calorie protocol, an 800 calorie protocol, or 1,000 calorie protocol?
  2. FOODS – which meals will you eat on P2? The unique Dr. Simeons checklist of meals solely (SP – simeons protocol), or will you additionally add in some additionaly substances that alternate hCG protocols permit (AP – alternate protocols)?

These are your 2 essential choices. Then from this comes the way you mix these 2 choices collectively:

  1. Will you eat the 500 energy, however use the expanded checklist of meals?
  2. Will you eat the 800 energy, however use solely Dr. Simeons meals checklist?

These are 2 examples to point out you the a number of choices there are, and the remainder of this put up is issues to consider that will help you determine what you need to do.

Bear in mind, that is YOUR determination. You’ll solely have the ability to efficiently observe what you personally really feel comfy with. Please don’t let anybody, skilled or buddy or in any other case strain you into doing 1 specific factor. Take on this data and determine what you’d prefer to attempt – then keep in mind you possibly can all the time reassess and modify/change one thing if really feel it’s best to alongside the way in which.


I did the 500 calorie protocol for all my rounds of the hCG Food regimen. I did a complete of 5 rounds with hCG injections. I discovered that on the right hCG dosing (how to find the right dose of hCG for no-hunger effect), this was all I wanted.

Major level: If you’re not exercising whereas on hCG, and you’ve got the right dosing, and you’re additional than 10 lbs out of your objective weight many will discover the 500 energy lots and in these eventualities you’ll probably lose essentially the most weight to your time on the weight loss plan than on a better calorie protocol – this sort of makes logical sense since you’ve gotten a larger calorie deficit than if you’re consuming extra energy every day.

Instance: Say you’re on the hCG weight loss plan for 30 days – should you ate 1,000 energy as a substitute of 500 every day, that’s an additional 15,000 energy you’d have eaten in that 30 days which may translate to 4.2 lbs of missed fats loss (15,000 divided by 3,500 – the variety of energy folks say are in 1 pound of fats).

For an 800 calorie weight loss plan, that will be an additional 9,000 energy eaten / 3,500 energy = 2.5 lbs of fats missed out on.

It’s NOT so simple as this although! Weight reduction is just not this straight ahead, and there are eventualities when consuming extra energy will truly PREVENT stalling and let you lose MORE weight than should you undereat to your circumstances. Let’s focus on these.

WHICH leads us to once you would possibly need to contemplate a better calorie protocol.

Once you select to train on hCG:

I did the 500 energy, BUT I didn’t train on hCG. And also you need to know what occurred once I DID try to nonetheless train? I felt like CRAP and I skilled an extended weight reduction stall of like over per week, proper firstly of my hCG spherical once you usually by no means have a stall!

SO if you wish to proceed exercising while on the hCG Diet, even at a lowered depth, that’s when contemplating a better calorie protocol, just like the 800-1000 energy actually begins to make sense. This may actually assist forestall you from feeling unwell and dishonest or giving up and may truly HELP your weight reduction – in actual fact in Episode 73, throughout my interview with private hCG Coach Adele Frizzell – she mentioned her personal expertise with this – how when she raised her energy on the hCG protocol whereas persevering with to carry weights, she felt significantly better power and misplaced weight higher. In actual fact, she misplaced 28 kilos whereas consuming 1000-1200 energy a day and exercising on the HCG Food regimen.

Like if I attempted doing this exercise that I usually do at Crossfit on hCG:

So why does it appear to work this manner? In spite of everything, you’d assume that principally the larger the calorie deficit you can also make in a day, day-after-day, the extra weight you’ll all the time lose proper?

In actual fact some folks attempt to make it as in the event that they’d consumed NO energy on hCG by making an attempt to burn 500 energy in a day on the health club, considering they’ll then misplaced that rather more weight.

There isn’t any method to know factually the case right here, however I’ll simply inform you my guess on this, after observing issues loads the final a number of years within the hCG weight loss plan and weight-reduction plan typically world:

Once you put your physique underneath an excessive amount of stress, your physique rebels. You possibly can’t ask greater than it could possibly moderately give.

Consuming far lower than regular is already a stress for the body- one thing it’s not accustomed or all that comfy with. For those who then add in excessive train, your physique is feeling that it’s homeostasis- it’s feeling of issues being steady in your physique – is basically being thrown off, and it’ll then take motion to guard you.

On this situation, that usually means conserving power (reducing metabolism), and/or holding on to fats shops as a substitute of releasing them (this can be a frequent prevalence when cortisol ranges rise – and guess what hormone rises when you’re pressured? Cortisol.)

So should you select to train throughout hCG, supporting your physique by consuming a bit of extra every day can truly guarantee your physique doesn’t go into alarm mode and begin resisting you- in these circumstances you possibly can shed some pounds extra simply on a better calorie protocol than a better calorie protocol.

When you’ve gotten a really intense job or work lengthy hours or at night time:

This sort of goes together with the above train on hCG argument. For those who work very lengthy hours, otherwise you stroll like 10 miles a day forwards and backwards making rounds at a hospital, and perhaps at night time too, contemplate the 800-1000 calorie protocol.

As an example, right here’s a fast video of my son and I tearing out outdated carpet from a room- MAN I obtained tremendous scorching like, 2 minutes of doing that. It’s intense!

And even one thing like once I do my meals images shoot days for the hcgchicarecipes website – I’m on my toes for like eight hours and forwards and backwards and forwards and backwards constantly- it’s loads! Timelapse of capturing one dish:

So when you’ve got a job the place you’re in your toes all day, and forwards and backwards, or simply tremendous duper busy like that, you do a LOT day-after-day lady. To begin with, pat your self on the again, then acknowledge that your 10 miles a day in your toes shouldn’t be the identical factor as a desk job.

In actual fact this medical journal article made some comparisons of the distinction in day by day energy burned in several types of occupations – sedentary vs. extra energetic – the distinction is sort of large – so you’re probably burning lots of extra energy per day than somebody sitting at a desk – which implies, if you’re consuming the identical 500 energy that they’re, you would possibly battle greater than them, each with weight reduction and with power ranges and feeling simply general unwell.

Physiqonomics created a graphic that basically highlighted these variations in calorie expenditure relying in your job effectively:

If you end up inside 10-15 lbs of objective weight:

I DO discover that once you get to the purpose that you just solely have say 10 lbs left to lose, starvation begins turning into extra a difficulty that typically can’t be mounted by adjusting your hCG dose. Undoubtedly DO making an attempt adjusting it first (normally down at this level – see my tutorial on hCG dosage here), as a result of usually this WILL repair any starvation points, and also you could possibly then simply keep on the 500 calorie weight loss plan – this was the case for me for a part of my last spherical.

However right here’s what we predict occurs once you don’t have an entire of fats left and no hCG dosage sames to create the identical non-hunger impact you used to get a heavier weight. It seems that the hCG hormone appears to have a tougher time stimulating your leptin ranges to create the identical non-hunger state that you would be able to expertise on the proper dose when you’re nonetheless heavier. Leptin is a hormone, which when excessive, you are feeling full, and when low, you are feeling hungry. The hCG hormone appears to have an effect on Leptin and lift it, inflicting us to really feel not hungry on hCG- however like I stated, when you’re thinner, it appears not as efficient. With that in thoughts, typically, as you get close to to being completely executed with the hCG weight loss plan and reaching your objective weight, it’s possible you’ll want to extend your energy, at the very least some days, to maintain starvation at bay.

I had to do that on my last fifth spherical of hCG once I was round 120 lbs. Some days I used to be simply fairly hungry, and I wanted to eat extra, so I did. Nonetheless, the attention-grabbing factor right here was I didn’t have the identical starvation stage each day- so at this level, I performed it by ear and ate the 500 energy on the times that it felt doable, and on the times the place I used to be a lot hungrier is once I ate extra like 800 energy.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND LISTENING TO THESE HUNGER CUES and right here’s why. Being in a continuing state of ravenous starvation can result in bingeing and could be a set off for an consuming dysfunction. I really feel that it could possibly create adverse patterns in your mind related with meals. I don’t assume that is value messing with.

Both you discover an hCG dosage that helps you are feeling largely not hungry on hCG, otherwise you modify your calorie consumption to really feel sane. Finish of story.

That stated, as soon as once more that is your determination! That is simply one thing I’ve realized from private expertise and from the emails I obtain from others- it’s an unhealthy psychological sample you’re creating to be severely hungry for a lot of days in a row, I’d attempt to keep away from it personally.

If You Are Doing the 500 Calorie Food regimen and Feeling Extraordinarily Fatigued All of the Time

I’ll be sincere, I felt actually drained on the hCG weight loss plan many occasions. Not each round- some rounds I had nice power, even on the 500 calorie weight loss plan. However then at the very least one spherical I recall feeling fairly unwell and fatigued (I even have hashimotos thyroid illness and continual lyme, so take that with a grain of salt!) I feel one potential trigger for this fatigue might be launch of poisons – since toxins are identified to be saved in fats, and we’re dropping fats at a extra speedy tempo than most diets would produce, which means we may probably have extra toxins being launched into our bloodstream than regular – and that may make you are feeling crummy. I personally consider on this.

However there is also another excuse. It’s potential that if I ate a bit of extra I may need felt higher as effectively.

And guess what? You’ll by no means know till you attempt it. If you’re feeling very fatigued and unwell on the 500 energy on a fairly constant foundation, even should you simply attempt consuming 800 energy for 2-Three days, you possibly can check the waters and see should you really feel any completely different. For those who don’t, you possibly can return to the 500 energy identical to that.

However What If I DON’T Lose As A lot Weight on the 800 or 1000 Calorie hCG Food regimen?

Say you’re exercising on hCG and/or have a job with lengthy hours or guide labor or a lot of strolling – and also you select to observe the 800 calorie hCG protocol. Perhaps you are feeling such as you lose much less general than what some others appear to be dropping. Perhaps that’s true, perhaps it isn’t (how much weight you will lose on hCG is affected by a number of elements, not simply what number of energy you’re consuming).

However on this situation, let’s say you probably did certainly lose LESS weight than should you had eaten the 500 energy.

That is the place I say, there’s something to be stated for FEELING WELL and FEELING SANE.

Consuming solely the 500 energy could also be best for you. I’m not making an attempt to discourage it- as I stated earlier, I did it a number of occasions and felt prefer it went effectively, and I’d do it once more. Nonetheless, there are occasions like we’ve got mentioned right here that it’s actually acceptable to contemplate a better calorie protocol.

Typically you are able to do one thing very very laborious, however then snap afterwards and undo every part you simply did. It’s value making the hCG weight loss plan really feel doable at the very least MOST days so that you just don’t expertise that SNAP / CRUMBLING expertise afterwards.

I feel SOME days the place the hCG weight loss plan feels simply completely loopy laborious is okay. However I feel if it turns into a day by day expertise, you’ll do higher in the long term adjusting one thing in order that it feels doable nearly all of the time.

A technique that is achieved is by adjusting the calorie consumption – having extra meals could make you are feeling extra sane each bodily and mentally and emotionally.

That leads us to into our subsequent matter, which is deciding WHICH meals you’ll permit your self to eat on the hCG Food regimen.

Which hCG Meals Checklist Ought to You Comply with and Use?

So I’m positive that every weight reduction clinic has their very own particular checklist the place one clinic has peaches and pears and one other has solely peaches- somewhat than speaking about all these minor variations between many various clinics, let’s simply speak about 2 essential meals lists:

  1. Dr. Simeons Authentic hCG Meals Checklist (SP – Simeons Protocol)
  2. Alternate hCG Meals Checklist (AP – Alternate Protocols)

Dr. Simeons hCG Meals Checklist Permits

In a nutshell Dr. Simeons had an inventory of allowable meals checklist of seven meat proteins, 2 vegetarian proteins, 13 greens, Four fruits, and 1 starch. You possibly can see these specific meals beneath. The distinction between Dr. Simeon’s authentic checklist and the expanded checklist of alternate protocols is:

Alternate hCG Protocol Meals Lists Permit:

  1. Fairly a couple of extra meals in these meals teams: proteins, greens and fruits.
  2. Many very low calorie/no calorie gadgets are allowed- issues like say 15 energy value of almond milk, calorie free miracle noodles, and so forth.
  3. There’s one macro (fats) that’s typically used on newer protocols and that’s coconut oil – whereas on the unique Dr. Simeons weight loss plan, all fat had been strictly averted.

How To Determine Which Meals Checklist to Comply with for HCG

Right here’s a couple of ideas that will help you determine.

Bear in mind simply since you attempt one thing doesn’t imply you need to do it that manner your whole spherical. Something you select to attempt, you possibly can change at any time if it’s not serving you.

The Additional Non-Simeon’s Checklist hCG Meals

Why contemplate using extra meals whereas on the hCG Food regimen?

In brief, many individuals discover that these different meals don’t intrude with their weight reduction, and this will actually make your expertise on the weight loss plan rather more pleasant and sanity-saving.

Moreover, some folks discover that even sure meals on Dr. Simeon’s authentic checklist DO intrude with their weight reduction. Why? I do not know actually.

However the level is, whether or not the meals is SP – Simeons Protocol, or AP – Alternate Protocol, it’s as much as you to see how your physique responds to the meals you’re consuming. There could also be simply 1 or 2 meals that for some cause, each time you eat it, you appear to stall- irrespective of which checklist it’s on, that’s a meals perhaps value avoiding at the very least throughout Section 2 of the hCG Food regimen.

I used fairly a couple of AP (alternate protocol) meals throughout my last fifth spherical of hCG. Together with: Mushrooms, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, small quantities of carrot, and pink bell pepper. I didn’t really feel like my weight reduction was affected. I can by no means be 100% positive after all since I can’t examine an precisely identical fifth spherical however with solely Simeons meals haha! However I felt my weight reduction was superb for a way lean I already was throughout that last spherical.

Within the hCGChica hCG Diet Recipes membership, we’ve got BOTH recipes with SP solely and AP substances to serve everybody, it doesn’t matter what you select.

AP Proteins, Greens and Fruits

I personally really feel very comfy together with these added proteins, greens and fruits into the hCG weight loss plan for a lot of. I’ve seen sufficient folks have success with it to know these are legit substances to contemplate including to your hCG Food regimen protocol.

To me this is smart, as a result of actually, is a zucchini actually that a lot completely different than cucumber? Or mushrooms vs onions? I really feel that the macronutrient profile of those further greens and fruits, particularly when executed in the correct quantity, are fluctuate just like the unique Dr. Simeon’s checklist. I don’t assume there’s any magical about say onions that may produce wonderful checklist that when you’ve got a pink bell pepper as a substitute, you gained’t get. Perhaps sometime I’ll be extra enlightened, however I haven’t seen this to make a distinction.

Through which case, you would possibly as effectively have extra selection. Let me present you the macros (protein/carbs/fats/fiber/energy) of a number of the Simeons checklist meals and a number of the Alternate protocol meals to check them:

As you possibly can see, they’re very related. As an example, 1 cup of diced SP radishes is sort of an identical in energy, protein, and carbs, to 1 cup of AP yellow crookneck squash.

With the dietary profiles of so many greens being so related, by weight, I really feel that is one cause these different substances appear to work simply wonderful for a lot of on the hCG Food regimen.

A Observe About Coconut Oil

Some folks rave about utilizing coconut oil on the hCG Food regimen, and others say it actually stalled them out. I’ve a dialogue on coconut oil and the hCG Diet here to contemplate.

I needed to make a particular notice about this as a result of Coconut oil is completely different than all the different added substances within the Alternate Protocols hCG Meals Checklist. It’s the one meals that’s purely fats. Often on the hCG Food regimen you are attempting to keep away from all fat.

I’m on the fence about how I really feel about it. I have a tendency to seek out myself a bit extra leery of it. One factor you need to keep in mind is any fats like that is calorie dense, so it might be fairly tough to observe the 500 calorie weight loss plan and make the most of coconut oil – the quantity of your meals would find yourself being fairly small. So most individuals find yourself not counting the coconut oil energy if they’re on the 500 calorie weight loss plan, which implies they’re primarily following a better calorie protocol. That’s not fallacious, simply stating the info there.

So essential level right here is that:

1. Utilizing coconut oil will actually solely work with the upper 800-1000 calorie protocols
2. It’s a bit of extra outdoors of the unique premise of how Dr. Simeon’s felt the hCG Food regimen labored, so proceed with a bit of extra warning right here.

Once more some find it irresistible and others felt it hindered them loads. You possibly can all the time attempt it and determine then.

For those who DO determine to attempt utilizing coconut oil, since our weight reduction does primarily come down to some extent to making a calorie deficit in our day, which means that should you attempt a small quantity of coconut oil somewhat than a bigger lump, that will make your endeavor with coconut oil extra profitable.

How a lot coconut oil?

Personally, you’d be amazed how far simply 1 teaspoon goes! Even half a tsp!

  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil = 20 energy
  • 1 tsp coconut oil = 40 energy
  • 2 tsp coconut oil = 80 energy
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil = 120 energy

Mixing Greens is AP Alternate Protocol – About That

There’s yet another little element I haven’t talked about but – which is that a part of the unique Simeons protocol concerned NOT mixing your greens. Which implies should you selected to incorporate radishes in your lunch someday on hCG, you can not have some other vegetable from his checklist WITH it. Like don’t put any celery or onion with that radish.

I’ve an in depth article/video about this matter of mixing vegetables on the hCG Diet here that may aid you determine if you wish to combine veggies or not.

However briefly, AP – Alternate Protocols DO permit the blending of greens. I feel if you’re truly monitoring your energy, mixing them won’t affect your weight reduction outcomes.

Combining your Calorie Protocol with Your Meals Checklist Protocol for the hCG Food regimen

Now that we’ve mentioned the completely different calorie protocols you possibly can observe, and the completely different hCG meals lists, you possibly can determine the best way to need to mix them.

Right here’s a couple of ideas that will help you with that:

If you’re on the 500 calorie weight loss plan, and also you select to make the most of AP Alternate Protocol meals along with SP Simeons protocol meals, this looks as if you can be much less more likely to run into points with weight reduction than if you’re on a 1,000 calorie protocol with AP meals. Not that 1,000 calorie protocols with AP meals are an issue, however we already mentioned you MAY have decrease weight reduction with a better calorie protocol anyway, however you is likely to be tempted to attribute this to the meals you’re consuming, when it’s actually simply the upper energy. For those who make the most of AP meals with a better calorie protocol, hold this in thoughts that you could have decrease weight reduction than somebody consuming half the energy at 500.

Some select to maintain it tremendous easy and protected by sticking to the unique Dr. Simeons meals checklist.

I did one thing a bit of completely different my fifth spherical which was, I didn’t eat the fruits on Phase 2, and I felt this gave me much more leeway with my greens and that’s why I used to be extra comfy using AP greens.

Finally, if you’re making a calorie deficit on the hCG Food regimen, which you you definitely can be on the 500, 800, or 1,000 calorie weight loss plan, you’ll probably shed some pounds simply wonderful with the AP substances.

It’s not the substances creating the load loss – in actual fact, neither is the hCG! I do know which may appear shocking – the hCG hormone does play a vital function on this protocol, however it’s not what most are led to consider. Your physique loses weight due to the calorie deficit- you’re consuming far much less energy than you physique usually would use in a day, thus producing weight reduction. The hCG hormone appears to do 2 issues: one, it adjustments your sensation of starvation, permitting you to stay to such a low calorie weight loss plan with out going loopy, and two, equally essential, I consider it protect lean muscle tissue so that almost all of your weight reduction can be fats and never free extra muscle.

Hcgchica Recipes Can Be Used with All Hcg Protocols

As a result of there may be such a range today in how folks do the hCG Food regimen, I needed to make sure I created one thing that might really accommodate this.

With that in thoughts, I’ve over 200 recipes which might be Strictly SP – Simeons protocol solely, utilizing solely Dr. Simeon’s authentic meals checklist.

The we additionally created over 200 recipes which might be AP – Alternate protocol recipes which have these further vegetable, meat, and fruit substances for plenty of enjoyable selection.

Need to Comply with Simeons Protocol – MOSTLY?

Lastly, we created a particular class for many who don’t thoughts a couple of minor changes to the unique Simeons protocol, like utilizing cocoa powder, low calorie hen broth, or calorie free miracle noodles – we name this class of recipes LSP – Unfastened Simeons Protocol.

For those who select to make the most of Hcgchica Recipes to your hCG Food regimen expertise, you’ve obtained SP, LSP and AP recipes – all 442 hCG recipes – that will help you keep sane, to have enjoyable with, and you may modify which kind of recipes you select to make any second since a membership will get you entry to ALL our hCG weight loss plan recipes.

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