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 = Simeons Original Protocol – if a recipe is labeled as SP that means it uses only ingredients that Dr. Simeons listed in his original manuscript. That list is here.
LSP = This means Loose Simeons Protocol – this allows very small deviations from the original simeons protocol. Basically things like mixing vegetables is allowed, and simple things like cocoa powder is allowed.
AP = Alternate Protocol – this isn’t an exact P2 protocol really but more a compilation of the various additional ingredients that the various other hCG protocols out there now allow – the basic 2 differences are that some have coconut oil, and there are number of other vegetables and fruits that are allowed. You can see the whole list of AP ingredients here – these are all ingredients not on the original P2 foods list.
You can find more info about that here: https://hcgchicarecipes.com/about-p2-hcg-diet-recipes/
The AP ingredient list is based off of what many weight loss clinics now include in their lists. No one thing works for everyone, so it’s best to experiment yourself and see what works for you. For some, sticking to the strict Simeons protocol works best, but for others, some of the original P2 foods list ingredients like cabbage or tomatoes can cause them stalls – so in their case using other ingredients from the AP list may be wise. Lastly, while original Simeons protocol does work for most, many find that using an expanded list of foods does not hurt their weight loss journey and having those extra P2 foods can keep you more sane on this journey!
I hope this helps!