Question of the Day – What Are HCG Phases?
Question: Thank you so much for all your help. I have ordered my hcg and supply kit. I’m very confused on the different phases though. Do you have something explaining this on youtube or on your blog?
Your question motivated me to create a blog post explaining the phase thing. Simply put phase 2, phase 3 lingo was done through Kevin Trudeau who basically took Dr Simeons original protocol from the 1960’s ( gave him credit for the research in his own book “The Weight Loss Cure” But put a spin on a few things so he could make a pretty penny by reintroducing this theory . As time has gone on the terminology has basically blended together as one.
I tell all newbie’s who are willing to listen “READ Pounds and inches over and over again” When asked a question I still find myself going back to it and reading it. I always end up reading more that what answers the questions because the research is so fascinating. I have a free pdf available on my website so it is easy to get.
Pounds and Inches
I feel reading the original protocol also enables you to truly understand why this will be so incredibly different and successful than anything you have done before.
Below is merely “snippets” of what Kevin Trudeau renamed as “Phases”. The Dr explains as “Courses.
In Trudeau lingo he also includes Phase 4 which all that is , is lifetime maintenance and a Phase 1 which was a “detox” phase and another way for him to capitalize monetarily.
Don’t get me wrong I think detoxing is a great thing to do. And being an entrepreneur can be a very good thing. I didn’t do a detox right before starting my HCG journey. But I had done a fasting detox that I have talked about in past you tube vlogs.
My motto for a long time now came from the great Zig Ziglar,
“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
Phase 2 (P2)
As explained in Dr Simeons Pounds and Inches
The 500 calorie diet is explained on the day of the second injection to those patients who
will be preparing their own food, and it is most important that the person who will
actually cook is present – the wife, the mother or the cook, as the case may be. Here in
Italy patients are given the following diet sheet.
Breakfast: Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar.
Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24
hours. Saccharin or Stevia may be used.
Lunch: 1. 100 grams of veal, beef, chicken
breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab,
or shrimp. All visible fat must be
carefully removed before cooking, and
the meat must be weighed raw. It must
be boiled or grilled without additional
fat. Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or
pickled fish are not allowed. The
chicken breast must be removed from
2. One type of vegetable only to be
chosen from the following: spinach,
chard, chicory, beet-greens, green
salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions,
red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus,
3. One breadstick (grissino) or one Melba
4. An apple or a handful of strawberries
or one-half grapefruit.
Dinner : The same four choices as lunch.
The juice of one lemon daily is allowed for all purposes. Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard
powder, garlic, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, majoram, etc., may be used for seasoning, but
no oil, butter or dressing.
Tea, coffee, plain water, or mineral water are the only drinks allowed, but they may be
taken in any quantity and at all times.
The Duration of Treatment
Patients who need to lose 15 pounds (7 kg.) or less require 26 days treatment with 23
daily injections. The extra three days are needed because all patients must continue the
500-calorie diet for three days after the last injection. This is a very essential part of the
treatment, because if they start eating normally as long as there is even a trace of HCG in
their body they put on weight alarmingly at the end of the treatment. After three days
when all the HCG has been eliminated this does not happen, because the blood is then no
longer saturated with food and can thus accommodate an extra influx from the intestines
without increasing its volume by retaining water.
We never give a treatment lasting less than 26 days, even in patients needing to lose only
5 pounds. It seems that even in the mildest cases of obesity the diencephalon requires
about three weeks rest from the maximal exertion to which it has been previously
subjected in order to regain fully its normal fat-banking capacity. Clinically this
expresses itself, in the fact that, when in these mild cases, treatment is stopped as soon as
the weight is normal, which may be achieved in a week, it is much more easily regained
than after a full course of 23 injections.
As soon as such patients have lost all their abnormal superfluous fat, they at once begin
to feel ravenously hungry with continued injections. This is because HCG only puts
abnormal fat into circulation and cannot, in the doses used, liberate normal fat deposits;
indeed, it seems to prevent their consumption.
Phase 3 (P3)
As explained in Dr Simeons Pounds and inches
As soon as their statistically normal weight
is reached, these patients are put on 800-1000 calories for the rest of the treatment. The diet is arranged in such a way that the weight remains perfectly stationary and is thus
continued for three days after the 23rd injection. Only then are the patients free to eat
anything they please except sugar and starches for the next three weeks.
Such early cases are common among actresses, models, and persons who are tired of
obesity, having seen its ravages in other members of their family. Film actresses
frequently explain that they must weigh less than normal. With this request we flatly
refuse to comply, first, because we undertake to cure a disorder, not to create a new one,
and second, because it is in the nature of the HCG method that it is self limiting. It
becomes completely ineffective as soon as all abnormal fat is consumed. Actresses with a
slight tendency to obesity, having tried all manner of reducing methods, invariably come
to the conclusion that their figure is satisfactory only when they are underweight, simply
because none of these methods remove their superfluous fat deposits. When they see that
under HCG their figure improves out of all proportion to the amount of weight lost, they
are nearly always content to remain within their normal weight-range.
When a patient has more than 15 pounds to lose the treatment takes longer but the
maximum we give in a single course is 40 injections, nor do we as a rule allow patients to
lose more than 34 lbs. (15 Kg.) at a time. The treatment is stopped when either 34 lbs.
have been lost or 40 injections have been given. The only exception we make is in the
case of grotesquely obese patients who may be allowed to lose an additional 5-6 lbs.
if this occurs before the 40 injections are up.
Patients requiring the loss of more than 34 lbs. must have a second or even more courses.
A second course can be started after an interval of not less than six weeks, though the
pause can be more than six weeks. When a third, fourth or even fifth course is necessary,
the interval between courses should be made progressively longer. Between a second and
third course eight weeks should elapse, between a third and fourth course twelve weeks,
between a fourth and fifth course twenty weeks and between a fifth and sixth course six
months. In this way it is possible to bring about a weight reduction of 100 lbs. and more
if required without the least hardship to the patient.
In general, men do slightly better than women and often reach a somewhat higher
average daily loss. Very advanced cases do a little better than early ones, but it is a
remarkable fact that this difference is only just statistically significant.
Your Scale and YOU
Unlike other plans that recommend weighing in weekly or less often, of course the HCG plan states you should weigh yourself daily.
Even after you meet your weight goals, research has shown that people who’ve lost weight and continue to weigh themselves regularly afterward are better able to keep the weight off.
So plan to make friends with your scale for the rest of your life.
“Daily?” you ask (please don’t frown or curse too much – lol).
Yes! Studies show that people who weigh themselves daily are more successful at long-term weight loss than those who weigh themselves weekly. Experts speculate that frequent weigh-ins remind you of your goals and help keep you motivated. Many fitness centers and programs feel that an essential part of this daily weighing strategy is tracking your weight on a graph. A graph helps you to see the big picture: Rather than focusing on one day’s number, you’re looking at trends over several days, weeks, or months. There’s nothing more motivating than seeing that line move downward over time! I today’s technology tracking your weight is easy — simply enter your weight each day on a phone app ( there are so many to choose from) and it will automatically graph your results.
Just like writing weight fluctuations, inch loss and what you are eating (what works and what doesn’t) in a journal ( graphs are good because they can help you to become accustomed to the fact that the number on the scale does fluctuate each day. The line won’t always move downward, and that’s okay. Weight normally varies from day to day, based on factors like how much water your body is retaining, among others. Seeing these normal fluctuations on a graph keeps a person from getting discouraged by them — they look past the little ups and downs and focus on the larger trends.
Another advantage to graphing with daily weigh-ins is that it helps you self-monitor more effectively. If you see your weight beginning to trend in the wrong direction, you can take steps to nip that trend in the bud asap.
Of course, weighing in daily isn’t right for everyone. If you’ve ever had an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia or if you find it extremely upsetting to get on the scale, you should talk to your doctor or mental health–care provider. Otherwise, give it a try and see how it works for you!
If daily weighing is a good strategy for you, I encourage you to keep it up —
The times that I have “stumbled” while maintaining my new size thanks to my HCG journey was when I slacked on weighing daily.
Jumping on the scale each morning will greatly increase your chances of both short-term and lifelong success.
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Question of the Day
This is such a simple question but a very good one.
I based my choice on what Dr Simeon explained. He mentioned in Pound & Inches that his American patients were not use to walking the way his Italian patients were. So I if they started doing more physical activity (walking distances) when normally they would be driving to get somewhere their releases would slow down or stop. So he didn’t want those patient adding exercise that their bodies were not use to during P2.
Question: You look great!! Did you exercise while you were on HCG P2?
Answer: During my first rounds I didn’t exercise. Once my body was use to an exercise routine I started during P3 then I was able to be on P2 and walk the treadmill and lift light arm weights and still had releases without a problem.