It's best if you go to their facebook group to check it out: Keto hCG Diet 3.0 FB Group I am not personally convinced it's better, but it's something you can try out if you like. ... [Continue Reading]
I’m having slow weight loss on hCG as a vegetarian
Original email: Hi I’m on my second round of HCG, Im vegetarian and am being super good but I'm 3 weeks in and have only lost 4 lbs. The guys I do the diet through have little experience with veggies and feel they can’t help any further - can you suggest what I need to ... [Continue Reading]
Are there any “free” foods on the hCG Diet meaning that we don’t have to count the calories in those items?
Original email for context: Some folks have given me a list of free food like: 2 tbl skim milk a day, 2 tbl cottage cheese, 2 tbl onion for cooking, or even the small oil you make cook with or 1/2 cup broth to cook with. Are these really not to be counted in your ... [Continue Reading]
What’s the fastest way to get into Ketosis on P2 of the hCG Diet?
For me the quickest way into ketosis when on Phase 2 of the hCG protocol is to remove not only the melba/grissini from the diet, but the fruits as well. I share what I replaced the calories in the fruit with in my post on this topic: Fruitless in P2 on hCG The other ... [Continue Reading]
On 800 calorie hCG Diet protocol – I lost 5.7 lbs week 1, but only 1 lb week 2. What’s going on?
Original email for context: The first week I lost 5.7 lbs and the second week I lost only 1 pound. I know you said sometimes you do not lose every day but I feel that 1 pound is what you would regularly lose in a 1200 calorie diet. The doctor I currently see did not ... [Continue Reading]
Are the miracle noodles eaten in addition to protein, veggie & fruit as an added filler on the hCG Diet?
Yes that's correct. I never use the miracle noodles in place of any of my P2 foods since they don't really have any calories. Check out my full post that describes how I utilized Miracle Noodles and some tips and good things to know. And they really are a GREAT filler. ... [Continue Reading]
What is AP and SP Protocols on the hCG Diet You Refer To?
Here is my explanation of that: About AP and SP on the hCG Diet ... [Continue Reading]
What do you think about staying on hCG without a break until you’re finished losing weight?
This question comes up frequently so I'll give you some food for thought on it. Many of you ladies may have 50-100lbs of weight lose and so it's quite tempting to begin the diet thinking you will get it all off at once without stopping. It's not that you can't do this. ... [Continue Reading]
What happens if you do the hCG injections and the keto diet at the same time?
The keto diet while on hCG is totally a different protocol from the original Dr. Simeons' one and honestly, I really don't know if it would be a wise thing to do or not. I've found a group on Facebook though who are doing the keto diet with low calories and hCG that's ... [Continue Reading]
If I do hCG without fruits, do I substitute more vegetables in place of it?
Original email for context: I read that you did a round without fruits and I’d like to try this. My question is, when subbing veggies for fruit, can I have a different veggie during my meal or should I just have a bigger portion of one veggie? Hello! I’ll give a few ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do the 800 calorie hCG protocol? I’m hungry on the 500 calorie program.
Original email for context: This is my 4th time using hCG. The 1st two times I did great 189 lbs to 136 lbs. But I didn't follow "life" protocol. I'm at it again. I was doing awesome. Until my daughters birthday she wanted Alfredo for dinner, of course I had to taste test ... [Continue Reading]
Can I do both the SP and AP recipes on P2 hCG diet or just one of them?
Yes, you can definitely do both! Really, unless you are in the camp of wanting to do the strict simeons diet only, which if you are that's totally fine and we respect that, the AP version is actually meant to be done on top of/in addition to SP. Basically meaning AP ... [Continue Reading]
Do you have information on the hCG alternate protocol? I only know the regular Simeon’s Protocol.
I know I've been confusing some of you with my AP alternate protocol terminology. Basically, AP is not a specific hCG protocol, but rather a list of other ingredients that many of the various other hCG protocols out there utilize that are different from Dr. Simeons food ... [Continue Reading]
Is the hCG diet similar to Keto? I heard it was.
This might sound strange, but actually, the Keto diet and the hCG diet are pretty different. Not only is the keto diet high fat, which hCG is the complete opposite of, but hCG does have a fair amount of carbs in the form of the fruits, the veggies, and the melba/grissini ... [Continue Reading]
Can I inject hCG with the Paleo Diet? I want to be in ketosis with hCG.
As you know, the original hCG protocol is almost entirely fat-free. Added to that and the carbs are pretty carefully controlled. The differences with the Paleo diet would be the use of regular fats, and also a variety of higher carb items like sweet potatoes and ... [Continue Reading]
Is this HCG diet modification okay: increase daily calorie intake (800-1000 calories a day) in order to have enough energy to do my workouts on Phase 2? I use only protocol foods.
Many ladies actually that same modification and have success! Most do add more protein portions especially if you are working out. Here is my post about hCG modifications: In that post, further down, you will see short video clips of ladies telling their stories of ... [Continue Reading]
What do you think of the 800 calorie hCG diet vs the 500 calorie version?
This is becoming quite popular. I’m not against it, but from what I’ve seen, in general, when you are on a good dose of hCG for you personally- all the details on hCG dosage here, I haven’t seen an 800 calorie protocol to be necessary really. The main time that this ... [Continue Reading]
I got hCG from Diet Doc but their food list isn’t at all like Simeon’s original diet. What are your thoughts?
Diet Doc asked me what I wanted them to do with the people that got sent from my blog, and I told them it should be up to the patient - so for you, it's up to you if you want to follow their unique protocol or the original - I views all these places as a source of hCG- ... [Continue Reading]
Could I use a small amount of hCG for hormonal issues? Do you know about that?
We've had a few women sending us emails about how hCG helped their hormone levels and there's this one lady who sent us an email very recently sharing that her doctor prescribed her hCG (half-dose) daily for some hormone issues too. I’ve looked everywhere but just can’t ... [Continue Reading]
With PCOS & blood sugar problems, should I do the 800 calorie protocol and very low-carb high-fat Keto version of P2?
If you're doing low-carb high-fat, you might want to look into the keto-assisted protocol. We don't have much info about this though but you can easily find FB groups that do the hCG 3.0 protocol which is Keto based - they may be able to help on this. The original hCG ... [Continue Reading]
Are the Phase 2 foods listed on your plan the same as other plans?
It can be confusing sometimes knowing what's what huh! I don't actually consider myself to have a specific hcgchica P2 protocol at this time. However I can explain a few things: Of all the hcgchicarecipes on my website we did need to classify them - so therefore: SP = ... [Continue Reading]
Interested in doing a 7-day water fast on Phase 2 hCG diet – thoughts?
I'm a big fan of regular intermittent fasting in regular life, but of course, this doesn't involve days of back to back fasting. Here's my concern with 7-day water fast - muscle loss. I am not sure if you would experience more muscle loss or not. But honestly, I have no ... [Continue Reading]
Vegan on hCG: Doing the diet without meat? I’ve become vegan except I do eat egg whites.
There are a few options here. The biggest challenge with this, of course, is getting the protein servings in without too many carbs. That's the big deal with the protein on this diet. Since the calories are so low, it's much harder to get sufficient protein when vegan for ... [Continue Reading]
Why do you endorse hCG companies who advise different hCG protocols than you do?
I recommend online hCG companies simply as hCG product sources. This is something we all need access to and someday, we may not be able to get this online anymore. Right now, I’m just grateful we have these few options. As far as what dosage or protocols each company ... [Continue Reading]
I ate less than 500 calories on the hCG Diet – is that a problem? How do I increase it?
Original email for context: My calories only came out to 264 today when I skipped the fruits and Melba. Is that bad? How do I increase to 500 calories if I don’t want the fruit or bread? Very good question! So here’s my take. Is it okay to eat less than 500 calories, ... [Continue Reading]
Can I use coconut oil on Phase 2 of the hCG diet?
You can do anything you want of course! But I know that’s not why you’re asking me. ;) So Coconut oil is not part of the original Dr. Simeon’s protocol's food list and is also not in line with his basic principles of the diet which was to be as fat-free as possible- he ... [Continue Reading]
Tips for vegetarian protein sources on Phase 2 of the hCG Diet that allow the same weight loss as meat?
First of all definitely check out my hCG interview with Mary from Episode 69 as she did her hCG protocol as a vegetarian and we detail out some replacement vegetarian foods for Phase 2 there. I have a few vegan sources I can give you which of course fit within vegetarian ... [Continue Reading]
I have a very active job and by 3pm I could literally keel off from fatigue while on Phase 2 of the hCG Diet. Any ideas?
Many people who are actively working or on their feet all day follow a higher calorie protocol, eating more like 800 calories, even up to 1000 calories per day, incorporating a 3rd serving of protein and more vegetables. One such protocol is hCG 2.0. You might feel ... [Continue Reading]