Excerpts are from Dr. Simeons manuscripts, "Pounds and Inches" showing the original 500 VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet)
The HCG Diet consists of taking your HCG and following a restricted 500 calorie diet for a minimum 21days to a maximum of 45 days. Don't worry, the HCG will flood your body with calories so you won't feel hungry or tired like you normally would on a diet. The most important factor in losing the weight is to stick to the recommended protocol that Dr. Simeons wrote. There are many people who are experimenting with their own diet recipes. I want to stress that a slight increase in calories or changing the recommended foods could cause negative effects on your weight loss goals. Keep this in mind when consider what other HCG Dieters are eating. Also do not exceed 200IU HCG per day, as this can reverse the effects of the diet. Don't use HCG during a menstrual cycle, the best time to start treatment is immediately after a period Never use HCG if you are pregnant or nursing.
People who want to lose 15 pounds or less will need 23 days of HCG treatment followed by 3 extra days of the low calorie diet. People who need to lose more than 15 pounds should limit the number of HCG treatments (36 to 42) followed by 3 extra days of the low calorie diet. If you still need to lose more weight; then you need to wait 6 to 8 weeks and control your foods before starting a new HCG Diet cycle. People become temporally immune to the effects of HCG after 42 days of HCG injections, skipping one dosage once per week helps prolong the HCG immunity factor. Skip one dosage per week on the same day each week!
You must let all the HCG exit your system before you start eating normal or you will put on weight at the end of the diet. After completing your injections and letting the HCG exit your body you will need to continue to limit your calories in a controlled fashion avoiding sugars and starches for 3 weeks. Your body needs to grow accustom to its new weight. The Atkins diet works well for this period. After 3 weeks, if you are now at your desired weight you would very gradually add starchy foods in small quantities. You need to continue to weigh yourself in the mornings and if you gain more than 2 pounds you will not eat breakfast or lunch and then you will eat one steak at night. This should correct and stabilize your weight again.
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