Dr. Simeons performed decades of research on obesity in a clinical setting and found that his patients using hCG for weight loss had the smoothest transition from regular eating to the Very Low Calorie Diet (Phase 2) when they first prepared their bodies by eating plenty of fatty, high-calorie foods for two days. This is what Phase 1 is all about: storing enough energy for your body to use while it transitions to using your stored fat for energy later in the diet. This part of the diet is called "Loading." For two days you've got to eat rich foods like chocolate, pork, bread daubed with butter, ice cream, pastries...doesn't this sound fun? It should be.
If you skip Phase 1 and immediately begin eating only 500 calories according to Dr. Simeons' Protocol, two things will happen. First, you will experience urgent hunger pangs as though your body were starving, because that is just what you are doing to it, and it resents being deprived. Second, you will not lose weight quickly in Phase 2 like you hoped, since your body will not have had time to reset your hypothalamus because you skipped Phase 1. So go ahead—let yourself indulge for two days. Don't feel guilty, and don't worry about putting on oodles of weight, because most dieters lose their loading gains within just a few days. Enjoy every bite, and get ready to lose weight in Phase 2 after your two "loading" days of Phase 1 are completed.