500 – 1000 Calorie Protocol
What to expect
Days 1 – 2
During the first two days of your HCG diet program, (while taking the HCG drops) we ask that you eat higher calories both days, eat anything you want and drink over 100 oz of water. This is a very important step in the diet because it prepares the body for the weight reduction program. This also allows time for the HCG to get into your system thus cutting your appetite so that you may avoid the possibility of suffering from hunger. Make sure and take 25 drops (this will amount to ½ to ¾ of a dropper) of the HCG drops before each meal. Please go to our FAQ Page and read the question that explains why loading days are important and exactly how to do them.
Days 3 – 15+
Your weight loss protocol begins on day three. At this point you MUST follow the prescribed program without deviation. Eating more food than the plan allows, or consuming foods that are not allowed, will only cause an immediate weight gain. It is also important that you correct any deviations. Should deviations occur, you must return immediately to the stated diet plan. Make sure to continue taking 25 drops (this will amount to ½ to ¾ of a dropper) of the HCG liquid before each meal.
After Weight Loss (Maintenance Program – Phase 3 & Phase 4)
After you complete your HCG cycle please do not eat starches or sugars for 2 to 3 weeks. You may eat as much of the approved foods as you like, within reason, but do not consume starches or sugars. That means no potatoes or cold cereal or candy of any kind. After 2 to 3 weeks you make begin to slowly add starches and sugars. Also, you may now begin to exercise a little more vigorously at least 3 times a week. It should be easier now since you have taken your weight off. Please weigh yourself every two days during this period and if you show weight gain of up to 2 pounds then you need to reduce the number of starches and sugars and concentrate on vegetables and proteins. This will help you maintain your ideal weight. Click to read the full description of Phase 3 and here for Phase 4.
HCG Diet Foods
HCG DAILY MEALS – You will be consuming three meals a day (It’s based on a low calorie diet which can vary up to about 1000 calories per day depending on what protocol foods you eat unless you choose a custom plan to fit your active lifestyle.) Learn about the proper, approved foods here.
Our Original Protocol 500 – 1000 Calories
You may have one of the following for breakfast:
1/2 cup cereal (only Original Special K, Total, or Original Cheerios) and 1/2 cup of Skim/Fat Free Milk.
1 Egg with 1 40-Calorie Piece of Sliced Toast
French Toast – ( 1 egg, vanilla, cinnamon and a dab of FF Milk. Top with fresh fruit or Walden Farms Pancake Syrup only)
1/2 cup of prepared original Oatmeal (Add cinnamon, fruit, NuStevia etc.)
2 Eggs and No Toast.
HCG Shake (Maximum 2 a day)
5 oz Protein (please weigh before cooking) from our list below or 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese. 1-cup cooked or raw vegetables from list 1-cup fruit from approved list or an HCG Shake (Maximum 2 a day). It’s best to save your fruits for snacks to eat between meals
5 oz Protein (please weigh before cooking) from our list below or 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese. 1-cup cooked or raw vegetables from list and 1-cup fruit from approved list or an HCG Shake (Maximum 2 a day). It’s best to save your fruits for snacks to eat between meals.
Approved HCG Diet Food Proteins
Filet Mignon (no sauce)
Approved HCG Diet Food Vegetables
Approved HCG Diet Food Fruits
Seasonings and Condiments
Most spices can be used, but no butter, fat or oil may be used. Pam cooking spray may be used for cooking food. Salt may also be used. Vinegar and lemon or lime should be used liberally. Tabasco sauce, soy sauce, picante sauce, and horseradish sauce are allowed in moderation. When using these spices and such please make sure there is NO SUGAR CONTENT. (Sugar substitutes containing 0 calories may be used.)
Water is critical to the success of this program.
As with most HCG diet plans, you must drink a minimum of 100 ounces of water every day. This is about 10 to 12 glasses of water. Drinking over 100 oz of water a day is a must. We recommend up to 128 oz a day for best results. If you do not drink enough water, your weight loss total will decrease and could possible stall. You need to drink the correct amount of water for the program to work properly. You may have 3 diet sodas, or 3 glasses of Crystal Lite every day, however, these drinks, do not count toward your water intake. Tea and coffee should not be consumed, however, if you do consume them, be advised that caffeine can stimulate hunger. Alcohol may not be consumed on this program.