The 4 basic phases of the HCG drops diet plan are as follows:
Phase 1: Loading – this is very important because it will prepare your body for the aggressive HCG fat burn you are about to experience. You will be gorging on fatty food choices for 2 or 3 days, and as strange as it seems, almost nothing is off limits here, like: ice cream, hamburgers, cheesecakes, french fries, and many more. Obviously, eating healthy is ALWAYS a good idea, but loading up on fatty food is the goal, so even some fast foods etc. will be acceptable. Throw in a mix of healthy fatty foods like avocado, healthy oils, meats, etc. as well. Just make sure you “load” for 2-3 days with fatty foods. You take the HCG drops during this part of the plan. During this time, and the next phase, you will take 20 drops, twice a day, holding them under your tongue for 1-2 minutes. The easiest way is to count the drops onto a spoon. Make sure and take them 30 minutes or so before or after eating.
Phase 2: Low Calorie Diet – During this part of the plan, choose between our proprietary 800 and 1200 calorie HCG plan options, while continuing to take the HCG drops.
You may have heard the HCG drops should be taken in conjunction with a 500 calorie plan, but back in the 1960’s when Dr. Simeons was creating this plan, he didn’t realize that the 500 cal method didn’t include enough protein to maintain muscle mass. Hence, the creation of 800 and 1200 calorie HCG drops plans.
Don’t be fooled by the numbers, with both the 800 and 1200 HCG plans, you will still lose just as much. The key is to go with the 1200 if you are very active, and 800 if you are not so active. The 800 is preferred, and promises the same amount of weight loss as the 500 cal plan, 1200 calories may be too much for some people to achieve the 1-2 pounds of loss per day.
So that is step 2, just choose wisely and stick to it. Follow this plan for 21-40 days. You will need 2-4 bottles of HCG EZ Drops during this time, depending on how long you can stay in this rapid weight loss mode. We recommend a minimum of 21 days, and maximum of 40 days.
This is the rapid weight loss part of the HCG plan where you should lose between .5-2 pounds per day!
Phase 3: Stabilization – The goal now that you have lost a significant amount of weight is to try to stabilize it by sticking to a 1500 to 2000 calories diet plan without sugar and starch based foods. You discontinue using the drops during this step, unless you have had some really sweet, unexpected benefits from them, as mentioned in the video below.
If you happen to gain more than 2 pounds, the best solution is to drink more water, do an apple or steak day and find the culprit from the food you just added in your diet.
To get back to your new weight level gained at the end of step 2, eat only apples the whole day, or eat nothing but water all day, except for a large steak during dinner, with veggies on the side. Since this is only for 3 weeks, it’s gonna be easy breezy. Don’t stress too much when you see the scale says you gained half a pound, 1 pound, 1 1/2 pounds. That’s why it’s called “stabilization” phase because your body is trying to keep the new weight you attained. You will stabilize better if you follow the no sugar no starch diet without being overly stressed. So relax and enjoy the results. One of the main epiphanies here is that many people have drastically reduced desires for junk food, their cravings have been reset to desire more healthy foods!
This introductory video with Dr. Kepo’o gives an excellent, in depth overview of how to succeed with the HCG drops diet!
Phase 4. Maintenance – So now, you get to enjoy sweet success and some sweets too. Yes, you get to incorporate sweets and starchy food, but you still have to take it easy, this is where you are starting to eat a normal diet, but where you want to avoid going back to any unhealthy habits that would put weight back on again.
Ideally, you just don’t crave as much junk, and certainly not as often. But you can eat it now within reason. It’s the HCG diet drops resetting of the hypotalamus that make this possible.
Once you have been on the maintenance phase for a few weeks, and maintained your weight, you can now start another round of HCG diet drops to rapidly drop another 10-30 pounds.