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Day 2 and 3 of the hCG Weight Loss Diet

January 25, 2010 |

Jeff Russell, IAPAMFirst, I wanted to let you know that we’ve just added a new hCG for Weight Loss Facebook Fan Page for those of you who are interested in the hCG program, doing the program, or have completed the program, and would like to share your comments and experiences. As I go through the program, I’m looking for creative ways to spice up the meals, so please post your favorite recipes!

Ok Day 1 is done, what is the result?? I am down 3 lbs in one day!  Wow, that is very nice! Of course it should be noted that I started at 204.4 lbs, after gorging for two days, I gained 2.6 lbs (207 lbs), so now I am about where I started, 204 lbs. So in three days, I ate like a pig for two days, ate pretty much nothing for a day (I wasn’t hungry for that day), and now I’m even. But this is a good start! Now I didn’t post for a couple of days, so I’m also going to share with you my weight loss for the next day…

2.4 lbs! So for the first two days of the actual 500 calorie day diet, I’m down 5.4lbs. However, Dr. Simeons knew this would happen and accounted for it. He says “the first three injections, which we call “non-effective” as far as the loss of weight is concerned, and the subsequent injections given while the patient is dieting, which we call “effective”. The average loss of weight is calculated on the number of effective injections and from the weight reached on the day of the third injection which may be well above what it was two days earlier when the first injection was given.” So I’m going to leave 204 lbs as my starting weight (since my weight for the first three days was: 204.4, 206.6, 207), and 204 for the fourth day.

This high initial weight loss is normal for both men and women, however men usually loose more than women do. According to the manuscript, I should slow down to loosing about a 1 lb/day very soon (hopefully not too soon!).

The Diet is something you are really going to need to keep top of mind, and it’ll be very helpful if you plan your next day or two’s meals in advance. Dr Simeons recommends keeping a diet sheet or journal. This will certainly be part of the startup kit of any physician program. I think this is a must have for successfully completing the program. It doesn’t take much to accidentally go over your daily calorie limit or eat a forbidden food.

One great iPhone (iTouch) app I found that makes tracking your food very easy is  Loseit! ( First of all, it’s completely free! And secondly, it is very easy to use, and for the most part works very well with the program. What I like about this app is that as you add your food (by searching on it’s database), it populates the calories so you can see a running total of what you have eaten so far today (and I like to enter my dinner as well, so I can see if I eat chicken and cabbage what the end result would be, versus chicken and asparagus or celery). Another great benefit is that it remembers what you have eaten, and keeps it in a short list so you can access it quickly. It is also customizable so you can create your own items and enter the nutritional information. For example, I took the nutritional information off the box and bag for the fish and chicken I bought at Costco and entered it in so I had the most accurate information. You can easily scan your previous day’s food intake, and you can enter your weight every day where it makes a graph. The only thing it doesn’t do is let you set a goal of losing more than 2lbs a week, so I don’t pay attention to the daily target calories it gives me, I only keep track of what I have eaten today. I know you are really not supposed to exercise with the first phase, but it also give you credit for any exercise you do. I can really see this App being useful for the next two phases as well.

Here’s another tip: Plan your meals for the week and have them ready the day before. The last think you want to be doing is trying to come up with a 100g protein and vegetable just before lunch. You are supposed to vary the protein (i.e. don’t have chicken for lunch and dinner, have fish for lunch and chicken for dinner). When I BBQ (grill) a chicken breast, I actually grill 2 or three.  This way I have some portions available to quickly re-heat in the fridge.

In my next blog I’m actually going to talk about why you should only do the program under the supervision of a physician. I’ll go over some of the common medical conditions that would prevent a physician from prescribing hCG weight loss.

You can read more details about our hCG weight loss research on the IAPAM’s website, as well, physicians wanting to learn details of the how to incorporate hCG into their practice can also attend one of the IAPAM’s Medical Weight Management training programs.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experience with the Simeons’ hCG weight loss protocol! And please feel free to leave a comment or question.

Cheers, Jeff Russell

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Comments (3)

  1. SMiller1

    Hi Jeff, I was wondering how do you find a physician that is familiar with and willing to put a patient on the HCG program? Thanks.

  2. Hi SMiller1,

    Good question. In my area I receive many direct mail pieces on physicians offering hCG. What I would do is check there first. Another place to look is at physician owned and operated medical spas or aesthetic practices. Otherwise, I would Google “hcg physician” or “medical weight loss” and your town to see if anyone comes up. If you let me know your town, I may now of physicians in that area that are proving hCG for weight loss for their patients.

    Cheers, Jeff

  3. SMiller1

    Hi Jeff,

    I am in Baltimore, Md. I took your suggestion and did a search and found a couple of Drs but they are about an hour away. Not too bad if I’m going in for a consultation and just periodic follow ups. But it would be easier if there were some closer. Let me know if you know of any. Thanks.

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