Confused About hCG Phase 1?
Confused About hCG Phase 1?
The reason some people are confused about hCG Phase 1 is because of the discrepancies in Kevin Trudeau’s hCG diet plan and the one outlined by Dr. A.T.W Simeons in his 1954 manuscript entitled, “Pounds and Inches, A New Approach to Obesity.”
Trudeau’s plan is one that he followed on his weight loss journey. He added a phase to the diet plan that included a body cleanse and he highly recommends that others follow his lead. So, Trudeau’s hCG Phase 1 is cleansing and Phase 2 begins with eating a diet high in calories for a couple of days and then beginning the hCG injections, oral drops or pills and eating a highly restrictive calorie diet for 20 to 40 days.
hCG Phase 1, according to Trudeau, has the purpose of cleansing impurities from the body and prepares it to better accept the remainder of the plan which follows Dr. Simeons’ protocol. Phase 1 of Dr. Simeons’ original plan begins with the intake of high calorie foods so the metabolism will be primed for Phase 2—low calorie diet and hCG hormones.
Trudeau’s method adds one more phase to Dr. Simeons’ original protocol. It’s up to you which plan to follow and which you feel the most comfortable with. Followers of both plans seem to have the same degree of weight loss, so choosing either Simeons’ or Trudeau’s protocol shouldn’t make a difference in the results.
Simeons’ hCG Phase 1 proceeds as follows:
Day 1 and 2: Consumption of high calorie foods. There is no menu for this portion of the diet plan, but Simeons recommends eating creams, sauces, pasta, avacados and other foods high in fat calories.
Day 3: This day begins Phase 2 of Simeons’ protocol. You’ll start a highly restrictive, 700 calorie per day diet, eating the portions and types of foods as outlined in Simeons’ protocol. Also on day 3, you’ll begin taking 125 i.u. per day of the hCG hormone in injection, oral drops or pill form. Injections are only given once per day, but the oral drops and pills may need to be taken more often, depending on the strength of the hCG.
Continue with the restrictive diet and hCG hormone plan for 21 to 45 days depending on how much weight you need to lose. After finishing the hormones, you should continue on the low calorie diet for another three days, at least.
Phase 3 of Simeons’ plan lets you begin adding other foods to the diet, but you should still restrict your calories and eat fat free foods. You’ll also have stopped taking the hCG hormone. Phase 3 also involves maintaining your weight loss. You shouldn’t crave high fat foods as you once did.
Trudeau merely elaborates on Simeons’ original plan and adds another phase (cleansing). hCG diet, Phase 2 of Simeons’ plan is the most important one – and will reset your metabolism to continue burning unwanted calories.