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Video Overview of Four Phases of the hCG 1234 Diet Program

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Phase 1: Load

Phase 2: Lose

Phase 3: Stabilize

Phase 4: Maintain

 

How Can I Survive on 500 Calories While on the hCG Diet?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

You may be thinking, only 500 calories?!  But, in addition to the 500 calories you consume, your body is also burning stored fat and using it as energy.  The hCG diet protocol along with hCG diet support products mobilize the fat from fat storage locations. While you are only consuming 500 calories and using proper hCG diet support products, your hypothalamus releases the fat stored in your body.

The hCG diet system uses key aminos and powerful herbal extracts to help keep your appetite under control and maintain a very low calorie diet on a daily basis.  With the 500, 800, or 1200 calorie diets, you can lose weight quickly while still maintaining enough energy to function at normal capacity.  The hCG diet protocol and hCG diet support products help release calories from stored fat, so in addition to the calories that you are eating your body can actually burn 2000 to 4000 calories per day.

Th hCG diet protocol with its famous Four Phases and allowed foods list was first suggested and perfected by Dr. Albert Simeons, who devised a diet protocol after the discovery of hCG’s ability to curb one’s appetite.  The protocol that Dr. Simeons recommends is designed for serious weight loss, but essential to one’s success on the hCG diet. Read more about the original hCG protocol from Dr. Simeons’ manuscript, “Pounds and Inches.”

Quick Tips for Completing Phase 2 of the hCG 1234™ Diet

Monday, May 14th, 2012

The following diet charts created by Creative Bioscience will be very helpful for dieters during Phase 2 of the hCG 1234™ Diet.  The chart will track your daily weight, remind you to take 10 drops three times each day, and keep track of your daily food intake.

The diet chart breaks down the foods dieters are allowed on the hCG diet into protein, veggies, bread, fruit, and beverages.  To use the diet chart effectively mark the food serving with an L if you ate the food for lunch, D for dinner, 1 for first snack, and 2 for second snack.

This simple, effective tool will allow you to track your progress throughout your entire three week program.  Doing a six week program?  Print off a second sheet to track your next three weeks.

hCG 1234™ Diet Charts — PDF File
hCG 1234™ Diet Charts — Excel File

Phase 1: Loading (3 & 6 Week Programs | Days 1 – 2)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Although it isn’t mandatory, it is recommended that you do a lemonade colon cleanse for a minimum of ten days before starting the hCG diet. Here is a link to the instructions on how to do a lemonade colon cleanse http://www.hcg1234.com/blog. If you choose to do a different type of colon cleanse, your local health food store can recommend the proper product for you.

Beginning Phase 1:

For the first two days, start taking the hCG 1234™ drops by placing the drops under your tongue and hold them there for 60 seconds. Swallow the remaining liquid. Do not drink 10 minutes before or after taking drops. Do not eat 30 minutes before or after taking the drops.

You will need to take ten drops three times per day for a total of 30 drops per day. Take the drops once in the morning, 30 minutes before lunch, and then again 30 minutes before dinner.

During the first two days of taking the hCG 1234™ drops, you’ll need to eat as much high fat food as you possibly can. During these two days you are storing fat to be used as energy during Phase 2, the low calorie portion of the diet. Do not skip this step; your energy level will suffer if you do not do this step correctly.

The best foods to eat during Phase 1 are milk chocolate, pastries, ice cream, peanut butter, bread (with lots of butter), and pork products. Look for foods with high fat content. Don’t worry about the weight you gain during these first two days. This weight will be quickly lost during Phase 2.

What is eAC 1234™?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Energy Appetite Control

eAC is an all-natural effective capsule comprised of safe and potent ingredients. Just like our reputable colon cleanse rCC, eAC contains no sugars, or starches. This alone sets eAC apart from a multitude of energy supplements. Not only does EAC boost your energy level, but decreases your appetite.

How does eAC work?

eAC quickly delivers a tremendous energy boost while acting as a powerful appetite suppressant. eAC works by naturally increasing energy levels to a safe and effective degree. It also makes you more alert, creating a clearer sense of vision, and making it ten times easier to concentrate, and focus.  It allows fewer food cravings, and substantially diminishes your appetite.

eAC was formulated for hcg dieters on any phase of the hcg diet and manufactured in FDA approved/regulated facilities in the United States. Our proprietary formulation of all natural ingredients works very well as an energy boost and an appetite suppressant while on the hcg diet.

How to use eAC?

Take 2 capsules in the morning. For best results, drink plenty of water throughout the day. Additional capsules may be taken, but no more than 4 capsules a day. A bottle contains 60 capsules.

For more information or to order go to http://eac1234.com/

Let Calorie Counting Apps Track Your Food Intake

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

It can be hard to keep track of the food you eat and calculate the amount of calories you consume.  Studies confirm the benefits of keeping track of the food you eat.  But recording everything you eat without the right tools can be difficult.

Calorie counting apps make it easy to log your meals as quickly and easily as possible.  The following apps are available for iPhone and Android and many are free to download! Or just search calorie counter to find the right app for you!
Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter PRO MyNetDiary
MyNetDiary

Calorie Counter

Calorie Counter
My Diet Diary Calorie Counter
My Diet Diary

Calorie Counter

Calorie Counter

Calorie Counter - ShapeUp Club

ShapeUp Club

Calorie Counter

Calorie Counter

Are Food Cravings Sabotaging Your hCG Diet?

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Tips on how to help stop your food cravings so you can stick to your diet and lose weight!

Spread out your food

You need to spread out your food intake throughout the day to avoid your stomach feeling empty.  The hCG diet is flexible in that the only rule about when to eat is to avoid food or drink 10 minutes before or after taking the drops.

Brush your teeth

Nothing tastes good right after you brush your teeth!  And who wants to ruin perfectly clean teeth with food.  This may help you to delay your next snack or meal.

Eat some leafy green vegetables

Lettuces, spinach, and chard are very low in calories so you can eat a lot without exceeding your calorie intake limit.  Leafy greens are also a great source of fiber and vitamins.

Add spices or sweeteners (we recommend stevia)

Spices can make the foods you are allowed to eat on the hCG diet more flavorful and satisfying.  Add cinnamon to a baked apple for a sweet treat.  Sprinkle red chili, garlic, and oregano to spice up your chicken.  Make your vegetables more flavorful with pepper.  Drizzle dark chocolate stevia over sliced strawberries to cure your chocolate craving.  Check out our recipe page to help “spice” up your meals.  http://www.creativebioscience.com/recipes.html

Drink plenty of water

One of the most common errors found on hCG Diet is not drinking enough water. For the best weight loss result, you should be drinking at least 2 quarts of water every day. Water helps your stomach fill full and sometimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger.

Bored with water, try tea

If you are tired of plain old water tea may satisfy your craving.  Try some tea flavored with peppermint or mint for a natural appetite suppressant.  Flavored tea can be very satisfying just make sure to check the labels carefully for added sugar or artificial sweetener.

Make sure you always have some healthy hCG diet approved snacks

Apples, berries, grapefruit, melons, and pears are great sweet treats.  Cucumbers and celery are good crunchy snacks.  Try a pickle for a salty treat, make sure to read the label and avoid pickles with added sugar or sweetener.

Avoid the Most Common Mistakes Made on the hCG Diet

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Cheating

Cheating on an hCG Diet doesn’t just slow or stop your weight loss progress, it can reverses it temporarily. Your body latches onto every single molecule of fat because it doesn’t know when it will come again and that is not what you want!  You want your body to continue harvesting unsightly fat stores to make you slimmer.

Using cheap hCG

The hCG Diets are more popular than ever because of the tremendous success of quality hCG products such as our hCG 1234. Our hCG 1234 Diet products are made in the U.S.A., whereas many companies sell cheap hCG diet products made outside of the U.S. Taking a product mixed with other ingredients or poor quality ingredients will cause the metabolism to shut down and will halt weight loss.

Consuming diet soda, alcohol, or juice

The only beverages allowed on the hCG Diet are water, coffee, and tea.

Eating the same thing at each meal

Make sure you are making different selections from the veggie, fruit, and protein categories at each meal.  Eating too much of the same thing each day will cause a stall.

Cooking with oil or butter

Oil is not allowed while on the hCG Diet. Many dieters forget this when they prepare meals.

Not Consuming Enough Water

One of the most common errors found on hCG Diet is not drinking enough water. For the best weight loss result, you should be drinking at least 2 quarts of water every day. If you are water-deprived your body cannot metabolize fat as quickly.

Phase 4 – Maintenance

Friday, March 16th, 2012

After you have successfully stabilized your weight, you are ready to add normal foods back into your diet, including bread and other starchy foods like potatoes, as well as food containing sugar, like mangoes, bananas, and sweets (in moderation, of course).

You will have developed a taste for healthy foods it will be much easier for you to make good eating decisions. You must continue to always weigh yourself in the morning. If you ever go 2 pounds above your lowest achieved weight, a steak day will put you back within your range. It is important to do the steak day on the same day as the gain, otherwise, it is not as effective. You can maintain your new weight forever by following this simple system.

Be sure to read the original Dr. Simeon’s protocol if you have any health concerns, or would like to read about the hCG diet in more detail. We recommend following Dr. Simeon’s guidelines exactly to obtain the best results; the only modification is that instead of taking 1 injection of hCG per day, you will be taking 10 drops of hCG under your tongue 3 times per day.

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning: Menstruation, Constipation, Loading Days, and Sweeteners

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Can I use the drops during my cycle?

Using the drops during menstruation is a personal choice.  The theory in the original protocol was that women make enough hcg during their cycle and the drops are not necessary. However, since remaining on the low calorie diet is essential for success (and hunger during menstruation without drops is a real concern) you are free to continue taking the drops for appetite control.

Be aware that water weight gain may be a factor a week before or after your menstrual cycle and can counteract your weight loss.

I haven’t had a bowel movement in several days…what can I take for constipation?

Since this diet program only allows 500 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough food to create the “bulk” needed to produce a regular bowel movement. The time it takes your digestive system to process your food will determine the frequency of your bowel movements.  While on the diet you may only have a bowel movement every 3-4 days.  Most people interpret this as constipation, it may or it may not be.  If you wish to take something, we recommend Smooth Move Tea.  You can also incorporate Benefiber into your diet.  As always, be sure to drink plenty of water.

What should I be eating on the loading days?

The loading days are best done with high fat foods (pork products, full fat dairy, nuts, peanut butter, avocados, fried foods, pastries, etc.)  Loading with mostly carbs and sugars is not beneficial and will cause problems with hunger early in the program.

Can I use Truvia instead of Stevia?

Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from an herb called Stevia rebaudiana.  Stevia yields the best results on the program.  Truvia is a product that contains both Stevia and Erythritol.  Erythritol is also used as a sweetener and is derived from fruits such as pears, melons, and grapes.  Truvia is not as beneficial on the program as Stevia.  Plus, Stevia comes in several different flavors so it can be used in many recipes.