Start taking the drops. You will need to take 10 drops 3 times per day. Once in the morning; again 30 minutes before lunch; and then again 30 minutes before dinner. Place the drops under your tongue and hold the under your tongue for 60 seconds, swallow the remaining liquid.
The first 2 days of taking the drops, you must eat as much high fat food as you possibly can. This is called ‘forced feeding’, and it is very important because during these 2 days you are storing fat to be used as energy during the low calorie portion of the diet. You do not want to skimp on this part. Your energy level will suffer big time if you don’t do this step correctly. The best foods to eat 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 2 days, you will lose it all and then some within the first few days of the low calorie diet.
On the 3rd day, you will begin the low calorie diet. You may only eat the foods listed below. You will continue the low calorie diet for 3 weeks if you are trying to lose 15-20 pounds; or 6 weeks if you are trying to lose 34-40 pounds. (If you do the 6 week course, you will follow the diet for the full 6 weeks; however you must only take the drops 6 days out of each week so that you don’t develop an immunity to the hCG. For example, don’t take the drops on Sundays, but continue to follow the diet). Weigh yourself every morning when you wake up, you will see a loss of 1-2 pounds per day.
List of allowed foods: (No variations are allowed; if an item is not on this list, it is forbidden. Some doctors and clinics make substitutions, but we recommend sticking to the original protocol exactly in order to maximize your results).
Protein- Two 100 gram servings per day
White fish (tilapia, halibut)
Extra lean ground beef
You must remove all of the fat from the meat and weigh it before cooking. No oils may be used to cook the meat, and watch out for spices containing sugar. (You can find a lot of delicious recipes on our website).
Vegetables- Two servings per day
The original protocol is not very specific about exactly how much a vegetable serving is, so use your best judgement. (One serving is approximately 2 cups of salad, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 onion, or ½ cabbage. Be sure not to mix vegetables, only 1 vegetable is allowed per meal.)
Bread- Two servings per day
1 melba toast
Melba toast is available at most grocery stores, Grissini is available at health food stores and Italian markets.
Fruit- Two servings per day
Handful of strawberries
You can disperse the allotted food as you choose; however the best option according to the original protocol is to skip breakfast and break up your allowed food into lunch, dinner, and two snacks.
Beverages- You can consume unlimited amounts of the following, try to consume at least 2 liters of fluids per day.
Water (distilled is best)
Sparkling water (Pellegrino, Perrier, etc.).
Sweeteners- Only stevia and saccharin (sweet’n’low) are allowed during Phase 2. No aspartame, sucralose (Splenda), or sugar is allowed.
Spices/Seasonings- You can use any spice you want, again just be sure it doesn’t contain sugar. Salt and pepper are allowed.
Read the ingredients of everything you consume. Even a minor intake of something that’s not allowed can stall you. You can have gum, but be sure it is flavored with xylitol. (a natural sweetener). Most brands of gum use aspartame, which is not allowed.
At the end of the 3 (or 6) weeks, you must stop taking the drops, but continue following the low calorie diet for 3 days. This will allow your body to flush the hCG out of your system. It is very important to adhere to this portion of the diet; if you immediately go back to a regular diet, you will gain weight.