I have a full blogpost to explain this to you here: Apple Days on the hCG Diet - How to do them, When, and Why Are Apple Days Good for Cheats and Stall on hCG? ... [Continue Reading]
I NEED to be able to splurge on food and alcohol in the middle of P2 – what’s the best way to handle this?
Original email for context: The issue I’m having is, my bachelorette party is September 27-30, which is 4 weeks into my P2. I want to be able to have fun and eat and drink alcohol but I don’t want to ruin the progress I will have made. So should I suspend the shots during ... [Continue Reading]
If I totally cheated on the first 2 weeks of the hCG diet should I just quit and restart later?
I am really really glad you are asking this question! To me this decision is based mainly on the answer to one question that only you know the answer to: Do you feel like you are mentally ready to change how you do the diet right now? Do you feel ready to really change ... [Continue Reading]
How to start hCG again after cheating and being off hCG for 2 weeks.
Original email for context: I did good on the diet the first two weeks. I had dropped 10lbs. But then I got so hungry, I had a cheat, and it lasted 3 days. So I stopped injecting because I didn't know what to do. That was two weeks ago. I gained my 10 lbs back😥 But now ... [Continue Reading]
Is cheating on the hCG diet really all that bad?
Yes it is. But this doesn't mean it won't happen. I think on almost all my rounds I had at least 1 cheat day - that said, when I did, it never felt worth it! It was a giving in that if I'd had more self control or more tools at my disposal I would have chosen NOT to - as ... [Continue Reading]
I need to cheat on hCG for an event – how best to handle this?
Original email for context: This Saturday there is a party that came up and I will be eating non protocol foods. I am going to try and stay away from carbs but I know I will be eating one or two hot dogs (without bread) Should I take my HCG drops that day? Should I not ... [Continue Reading]
I had a HUGE cheat last night – should I continue? Can I still lose weight?
Original email for context: I've been on the pellets for 23 days. I had a huge cheat last night by drinking a margarita, chips, salsa, and guacamole. I'm trying to go for 40 days and I was afraid to even weigh in this morning. Do you think I should continue? Can I still ... [Continue Reading]
Should I skip my hCG if I had a super bad cheat day?
This is a common question since we all understand that cheating with the hCG hormone in our system seems to cause more damage on the scale than eating the same number of calories without hCG. I think skipping the hCG 1 day could be fine- the only thing I’m not sure about ... [Continue Reading]
I cheated and also ended up being without hCG 4 days. Should I just resume the HCG tomorrow without loading?
Logistically, yes, you can just start fresh tomorrow, no loading. Just maybe be sure that you are ready for that fresh start to stick to it- it’s better to just take a break entirely for a while if you think you might continue to deal with cheating right now- sometimes we ... [Continue Reading]
I cheated a little for a couple of days on the hCG diet. Will this ruin my ability to lose weight over the next 40 days?
Part of original email for context: I loaded Saturday and Sunday. I cheated with dinner yesterday (when I got home from work there was leftover pasta and I should have said no but I didn't) but did not eat more than 600 calories. Today I cheated and ate half a donut. I am ... [Continue Reading]
I have tried the hCG diet multiple times since my first try but can’t maintain, cheat, or give up. How do I make hCG work for me again?
Original email for context: I am now 20 lbs over a healthy weight and have tried HCG multiple times since my initial success and either can’t maintain, cheat (give in to vodka), or give up. I know my head hasn’t been in it these last two years and I’ve been making every ... [Continue Reading]