I started the HCG diet today. I’m following the homeopathic HCG protocol for 25 days. I’m working with HCG Diet Direct’s program and products. The first day wasn’t too bad. I actually really quite enjoyed it. But just to be clear…I haven’t had to start the low calorie dieting part of it yet. Loading is the only requirement on the first 2 days of the diet.
The loading days require dieters to eat a lot of calories and aim for high fat calories. It sounds strange, but Those are the rules. They call them loading days. The first two days of the homeopathic HCG protocol diet require “loading.”
According to the homeopathic HCG protocol the loading days have a purpose other than as a great send off for the low cal days to follow. They give the body time to absorb the HCG. Even during the loading days you are required to take your HCG three time per day. I took mine morning, lunch and evening. You can’t eat or drink before or after you take it for 15 minutes and you have to hold it under your tongue for 15 seconds before you swallow it and go on about your day. I didn’t have a hard time remembering it, but it was only the first day.
The formula does need to be kept in a cool place so it could be a tiny bit problematic if you have to cart it around in the summer. But for right now I can cart it around anywhere and it’s going to stay cool enough because it’s winter. So that’s an advantage of doing the diet in the winter season; less worry about storage.
I woke up first thing in the morning and weighed myself (170) and then went about the day making sure that there was plenty of fun foods around for loading. I called Lisa and she also started the diet as planned. So far we’re pretty happy with our decision to start the day before Thanksgiving because Thanksgiving is probably the MOST perfect loading day all year long. If you need advice on what type of foods to have during loading here are some that you could try: queso and chips, tamales, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, apple pie, cheese, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, chocolate shakes, cake…anything you think is yummy basically. (I secretly just wanted to think about all my favorite food indulgences one more time before I go without!)
So I’ve successfully completed my first day on the HCG diet. It was absolutely easy. Although I fear the low calorie part of it is going to be a much more difficult prospect for me. But for today…I don’t have to worry about that. It’s all about loading!
Amelia Handley majored in exercise science in college with a minor in Nutrition. Yet she still found herself veering from diet to diet in order to control her weight. With HCG Diet Direct she’s found a program that allows her to combine her desire to control her own body weight with her education and not feel off balance.