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I was extremely skeptical of this diet until my reproductive endocrinologist suggested I do it since nothing else had worked to allow me to ovulate in 9 years. I started ovulating immediately after doing the 40 days of Phase 2 and got pregnant within 2 months! Not to mention I lost tons of weight too! This diet also allowed me to lose the baby weight.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

HcG Diet Phase 2 P2 TIP to losing even more weight

It was one of my nights having insomnia when I was surfing the web about HcG protocols, because their are variations and some work better for others. I read this one about drinking they said 2 bottles of water before bed and you should see an increase in your weight loss the next morning. Apparently since the HcG is flushing out the fat cells, water helps to push it out. Sounds good to me!

I've been VERY consistent in losing 1 lb per day. As usual, yesterday I lost 1 lb exactly. Last night right before I laid down to go to sleep I drank 4 cups (32 oz) cold water before laying down to sleep. This morning, I dropped 1.4 lb! It worked! I plan on doing this every night.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Lemonade Slush

1 part water
1 part ice cubes
juice of half lemon
stevia to taste

Blend well in blender. Serve immediately. 

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Lemonade Snow Cone

1 part water
2-3 parts ice cubes
juice of half lemon
stevia to taste

Blend well in blender. Serve immediately. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Sauteed Cinnamon Apples

Slice apples. Saute with water. When cooked, add 3 T lemon juice, 1 t apple cider vinegar, 2 t cinnamon, 2 dashes of nutmeg and powdered stevia to taste. Stir until mixed through and serve.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

HcG DIET RECIPE PHASE 2 P2: Chinese Five Spice Apple Chips

"THESE ARE ADDICTIVE!" - my husband

Using a mandoline, slice an apple. 
Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet. 
Sprinkle with stevia and Chinese five spice. 
Bake at 200° for 2 hours. 

I'd say to store in a ziploc or container but I can't ever get them to that point :) My family LOVES them!

HcG Diet Schedule & Protocol

Phase 1 (P1):  
This phase lasts for 2 days. Called LOADING days. Start the drops.

10 drops under your tongue, hold for 60 seconds. FOUR times a day: when you get up in the morning, before meals and at bedtime.

Be in a CONSTANT state of feeling stuffed. Eat all the fatty and/or sugary foods as much as possible. This is actually the hardest phase for me. At first I thought it would be great to get to eat a gallon of Blue Bell ice cream, donuts, M&M's, hamburgers, all the Mexican food I wanted, etc. but I soon found out that I don't like that feeling of being constantly stuffed. Anyway, it's very important so that you won't have much hunger pains in Phase 2. So load 'em up!


Phase 2 (P2):
This phase starts on your 3rd day and lasts for at least 27 days to reset your hypothalamus gland but NO MORE than 42 days total with HcG. Otherwise you'll be immuned to HcG.

Continue drops: 10 drops under your tongue, hold for 60 seconds. FOUR times a day: when you get up in the morning, before meals and at bedtime. Your last day of drops will be on day 42. That's 6 weeks.

YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 6 WEEKS! Especially when you know you'll lose 25-40 lbs!!!

500 calories per day. COUNT your calories exactly. I use My Plate (free!) on Livestrong.com.

tea, coffee, water, yerba mate or mineral water
only 1T milk is allowed in a 24 hr period
stevia is the only sweetener to use (get the pure powder from Whole Foods or Sprouts)

1. 100g extra lean bison, beef, veal, chicken, some white fish, lobster, crab or shrimp OR 4 egg whites, or 1 C natural/plain nonfat Greek yogurt. CUT OFF FAT. Get a digital scale and weigh it raw. Boil, bake, or grill! DO NOT use butters, non stick sprays or oils!
2. 1- 2 C ONE type vegetable only. Do not mix. (spinach, chicory, beet greens, lettuce, 1 tomato, 1 onion, red radishes, 1 cucumber, asparagus or cabbage)
3. 1 melba toast (or if you're gluten free, make your own OR do not eat melba while on this diet)
4. 1 medium apple, 6-9 medium strawberries, 1/2 grapefruit or 1 small orange


Seasonings: pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic powder, basil, parsley, thyme, etc.

Use Mineral oil instead of lotions that have fat in them. Also use Mineral Make Up too!

If you plateu for more than a couple of days, do an APPLE DAY: 6 apples a day with fluids all day.

Exercise isn't necessary. In fact, more than a 30 minute walk per day might make you stall but each person is different.


ON DAY 43, 44 & 45:
DO NOT TAKE HCG DROPS! Continue the 500 calorie diet.

Phase 3 (P3): 
This phase starts on day 46 and lasts 21 days/3 weeks.
NO HcG drops!
Look at my other post about what you can eat: http://myhcgdietrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/04/p3-phase-3-what-can-i-eat-during-phase.html


Find your calorie limit:
Women - this equates to 11 times your current weight
Men - 12 times your current weight
Example, for a woman whose weight is 150 lbs, multiply it by 11 and it's 1650 calories is your limit.
I'm a bigger woman, I'm 189 lbs. And even though my limit is 2079, I personally don't like to go above 1900 calories a day.

Week 1:
Work your way up to about 800-1000 calories a day. Remember no sugar, starches and low carbohydrates. Yes, you can eat fats during this time, but don't overdo it. Continue to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day if not 16 glasses (about 1 gallon). Eat 3+ meals a day. You can use butter, oil or cooking spray in your frying pan, just use it sparingly! Your protein will intake will increase to about 6-8 oz per meal or up to 600 calories per day. Your salad can now be a mixture of all your favorite things that you want in the salad, just no sugars and starches. Try to eat a little at each meal and try to get in a mid morning and mid afternoon snack.

Week 2:
Increase your daily calorie count to about 1000-1500 calories per day. Do this by adding in more veggies. Maybe some soups, cheese, peanut butter, nuts and other low carbohydrate type foods.

Week 3:
You can work your way up to your personal calorie limit. Do not allow more than a 2 lb gain! If there is, do a STEAK DAY! Skip breakfast & lunch only drinking your fluids then for dinner, eat a large steak, an apple or tomato. The next day, you should be down those extra lbs. Drink as much water as possible.

Add one carbohydrate food that you missed the most. Eat bread, pasta, potato, etc. but JUST ONE. Then the next day, stop that one and add another one. Do not eat two carb foods in the same day during week 4. Only eat one carb food per meal. Change your carbohydrate from day to day. Weigh yourself the next day and see if there are any weight changes. If so, try cutting the portion in half for the next time.

Week 5:
Combine 2 carb foods in the same day, but not at the same meal. Eat bread with a sandwich for lunch and a potato for dinner.

Week 6:
Start combining the carbs during the same meal but do this 1 day at a time. By the end of week 6 you should be eating a good healthy well rounded high fiber lower fat diet within your calorie limit without worrying about gaining weight.

You've lost so much weight, don't gain it back!
Avoid over eating.
Stay within your calorie limit.
Avoid eating both a high fat and high carb meal.
You may be able to get away with a high fat meal OR a high carb meal but high fat and high carb together are a bad combo.

HCG DIET home remedies during Phase 2 & 3

Muscle cramps: 99mg potassium twice a day. Asparagus can contribute to low potassium since it's a diuretic but spinach and chard are high potassium.

Headache: Typically an aspirin is okay. Some people have successfully used Excedrin, Advil and Tylenol without any effects on weight loss. Just make sure to avoid the ones that have the shiny coating that makes them look like candy. That coating has sugar in it. READ labels. We have successfully used both Ibuprofen and aspirin on the diet without any adverse effects. Usually, I just drink a ton more water. Make sure to drink your water!

Heartburn/bloating: Take 1 T full of ACV. It should ease you. Make sure to drink your water!

Sore throat: Gargle with warm salt water. A lot of times you're just getting dehydrated and your throat is drying out, so drink more water.

Rash: Dilute acv with water in a 1:4 ration. Use a washcloth and apply the solution directly on the rash. You may also use the Aveeno oatmeal bath soak to relieve itchiness. It is always best to leave the rash open anyways to allow it to breathe as it heals.

Constipation: Smooth Move Tea by Traditional Medicinals (found at Krogers, Whole Foods, Sprouts, etc.). The chocolate one does not work as well, fyi. A probiotic like Culturelle Digestive Health Dairy Free Probiotic Supplement can be extremely helpful too. Make sure to drink your water!

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Buffalo Chicken Wraps

This is my second favorite thing to eat while in P2!

In a ziploc, add & mix:
100g chicken
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C water
1-2 t cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
1-2 t chili powder

Drain liquid and grill or bake chicken. Shred or chop cooked chicken. Add to lettuce leaves. Crumble up your melba toast then add Frank's hot pepper sauce.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE : Cloud Bread

I had heard about this from a friend who's lost 70 lbs in a year...so far. She loves this. I like it especially with cinnamon & stevia, but I think I expected it to be something hardier. Expect it to be like a cloud, similar to meringue when warm. While warm they are crumbly. Once completely cool, seal them in a ziplock bag overnight. They'll change their consistency, nice and chewy.

3 eggs, separated carefully!
3 T cottage cheese or cream cheese
1/4 t cream of tartar
1g stevia

300° preheat. In a bowl, mix yolks and cheese and stevia. In another bowl add tartar to whites and beat on high speed until they're fluffy and form nice peaks. Carefully fold yolk mixture into whites until mixed but try not to break down the fluffiness too much. Spray cookie sheets with non stick spray. Scoop mixture into 10 even rounds onto sheets. Bake on middle rack for around half an hour, watching closely. You want them to be golden brown. Cool on racks. While warm they are crumbly. Once completely cool, seal them in a ziplock bag overnight. They'll change their consistency, more chewy.

Friday, June 21, 2013


8 oz. Thinly Sliced Roast Beef
8 Slices Provolone Cheese
2 Large Green Bell Peppers
1 Medium Sweet Onion – Sliced
6 oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms - Sliced
2 Tbs. Butter
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Garlic - Minced
Salt and Pepper - to taste
(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)

Slice peppers in half lengthwise, remove ribs and seeds.

In a large sauté pan over low-medium heat, add butter, olive oil, garlic, mushrooms onions and a little salt and pepper.  Sauté until onions and mushroom are nice and caramelized.  About 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400°

Slice roast beef into thin strips and add to the onion/mushroom mixture.  Allow to cook 5-10 minutes.

Line the inside of each pepper with a slice of provolone cheese.  Fill each pepper with meat mixture until they are nearly overflowing.  Top each pepper with another slice of provolone cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese on top is golden brown. 

Prep Time – 15 Minutes
Cook Time – 50 Minutes

Makes Servings: 4
Per Serving: 
Calories – 458
Protein – 27 g
Carbs – 8.5 net g
Fat – 36 g

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Egg Salad

4 Hardboiled eggs (discard 3 yolks), finely chopped
1 Tbsp Milk
Squirt of homemade Mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix everything up as desired and serve over a bed of lettuce. Quick and yummy!

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Deviled Eggs

Slice 4 hardboiled eggs in half and remove the yolks. Discard 3 yolks. Mix 1 yolk with a small squirt of prepared mustard, pinch of salt and pepper, and a small splash of milk. Divide between 8 egg white halves and serve.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE: Cauliflower Bread Sticks

1 cup raw grated cauliflower or 100 grams (2 Greens)
1/4 cup egg (whites for Phase 2) substitute * you are able to add up to 2 oz of additional protein per Nutrition Support
1 cup shredded or 4 oz 2% light mozzarella, divided (1 Lean)(leave off for Phase 2)
Garlic salt and Italian seasonings, to taste

Marinara Sauce
1/2 cup Italian diced tomatoes - less than 5 g of carbs per serving (1 Green)
You can also use Walden Farms Marinara Sauce, but 1/4 cup is considered to be 2 condiments and is not a vegetable. You would have to add a third of veggies to your meal if you choose this option. 

Puree Italian diced tomatoes in a small chopper. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cauliflower, 1/4 cup egg substitute, and 3 oz or 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella together in a bowl until combined. Line a 9 x13 loaf pan with parchment and lightly spray with Pam. Pour mixture into pan about 1 -1/2 inch deep. (It is okay if the mixture does not cover the entire pan). Bake at 350 for 30 min or until set. Lift the edges of the parchment and place bread with parchment on to cookie sheet. Carefully use a spatula to lift the edges of the dough off the parchment and flip the dough. Bake for an additional 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Take out of oven and with a pizza cutter, slice strips through set dough. Separate slightly. Sprinkle with garlic salt, Italian seasonings and 1 oz or 1/4 cup 2% reduced fat mozzarella or three cheese blend. Continue baking at 450 degrees for about 10 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with marinara sauce.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Dried strawberries

  1. Halve or quarter the strawberries, depending on their size; place on a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper;
  2. Dry in the oven for 3 hours at 100° C / 210° F.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE: Flower Power Eggs

There’s no recipe, really, just three steps: 
1) Cut bell peppers into 1/2 inch rings; 
2) Place in a non-stick lightly oiled skillet; and 
3) Crack an egg in the middle of each ring and cover and cook over low heat until done. If you like your yolks runny, just cook over low heat until whites are done. If you like your yolks firm, break the yolks and then cook over low heat until both whites and yolks are firm.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Cups

1 can chicken breast
2 small tomatoes
1 medium sized cucumber
3 T. Franks hot sauce
Pinch of Chili Powder
Pinch of Pepper

Rinse can of chicken and pour into a small mixing bowl. Chop tomatoes into small pieces and add to chicken. Add chili powder, pepper, and hot sauce to the bowl and mix well. Set aside. Peel cucumber and cut into 2 inch sections. Remove the membrane using a measuring spoon. Throw membrane away. Divide half a cup of chicken mixture between the cups. Save the remaining chicken mixture for leftovers.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE: Olive Oil, Garlic & Romano Cheese Mashed Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower
salt & freshly cracked pepper
4-6 cloves garlic, peeled
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c cream
1/3 c grated Romano cheese
Salt & freshly cracked pepper

Clean cauliflower and break into large flowerette pieces. In a large piece of aluminum foil, tightly wrap cauliflower flowerettes and peeled garlic cloves that have been seasoned with salt and pepper and place in 350°F oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until tender. Put into casserole dish and mash to desired consistency (I like a little texture to mine). Add EVOO and cream and mix in well. Add the grated Romano cheese and season with salt and pepper as desired. Makes 3-4 servings. Can be made ahead and reheated in a 350°F oven until piping hot.

4 servings = per serving 287 calories; carbs 9.11g; fiber 3.7g = 5.41 net carbs

HCG DIET Phase 2 & 3 (P2 P3) RECIPE: Hard boiled eggs with a soft center

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Place desired number of eggs into boiling water. BOIL EXACTLY FOUR MINUTES!!! (or six, but I went for four) *many readers have told me six works best for them. Immediately place into a bowl with ice water. Once cool enough to handle, CAREFULLY peel shell. 

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Juice of 3 segments of grapefruit, reserve other segments.
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
Stevia to taste

Combine juices and vinegar together. Add stevia to taste. Pour over mixed
green salad and top with remaining grapefruit segments. Use as a marinade for fish,
shrimp or chicken. Add salt and fresh ground pepper.

Makes 1-2 servings (1 fruit)

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Chicken Salad

100 grams of chicken
2 tablespoons Bragg's liquid aminos
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon organic poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon minced onion
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook chicken in a little water or chicken broth. Finely chop all ingredients.
Mix with spices and additional liquid ingredients.
Serve with celery sticks.

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable)

HCG DIET Phase 2 & 3 (P2 P3) RECIPE: French Onion Soup

2 cups beef broth
1 Melba toast crumbled or Melba croutons (page 42) (optional)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Bragg's liquid aminos (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ to ½ of an onion in thin strips
1 clove garlic crushed and minced
Stevia to taste
Salt and black pepper to taste
Brown the onions in a little water and lemon juice. Add beef broth and
spices and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Top with Melba toast croutons.

Makes 1-2 servings (1 vegetable, 1 Melba toast)

Phase 3 modifications: Top with mozzarella or provolone cheese.

HCG DIET Phase 2 & 3 (P2 P3) RECIPE: Sweet Strawberry Soup

6-7 medium strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup waterVanilla liquid stevia or powdered vanilla to taste
Dash of cinnamon
Puree strawberries with spices, lemon juice, water and milk. Heat the
strawberry mixture in a small saucepan for 3-5 minutes. Serve hot or chilled
with a garnish of mint.
Makes one serving (1 fruit)

Phase 3 modifications: Add 3 tablespoons cream cheese, half and half, or
cream. Omit the lemon juice. Top with a sprinkle of chopped roasted nuts
or phase 3 chocolate shavings.

HCG DIET Phase 2 & 3 (P2 P3) RECIPE: Chili

100 grams lean ground beef (less than 7% fat)
1 cup chopped tomatoes
½ cup water
1 tablespoon minced onion
2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
Pinch of garlic powderPinch of onion powder
¼ teaspoon chili powder
Pinch of oregano
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef in small frying pan, add onions and garlic. Stir in
tomatoes and water. Add spices and simmer slowly until liquid is reduced.
The longer it cooks the more tender and flavorful. Add a little water as
needed to prevent burning. Serve with chopped green onion or tomato
garnish and salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable)

Phase 3 modifications: Top with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Chicken and Cabbage Soup

100 grams chicken
2 cups chicken broth (or substitute 1 cup water for 1 cup broth)
2 tablespoons Bragg's amino acids (optional)
2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
1 tablespoon chopped onion
¼ teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon rosemaryCayenne to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine chicken and spices in medium saucepan. Bring broth to a boil.
Add cabbage. Reduce heat and simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes. Add
additional water to broth as needed. Variations: change the spices and add
fresh tarragon or turmeric. Add a ¼ lemon with rind to the broth and
simmer for a rich lemon flavor.
Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable)

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Lemon Dill Fish

Lemon Dill Fish
100 grams any kind of white fish
4 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup vegetable broth or water
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh dill
1 clove garlic crushed and minced
1 tablespoon minced onion
Salt and black pepper to taste
Sauté fish with lemon juice, vegetable broth, and vinegar. Add garlic, onion,
and fresh dill. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until fish is
completely cooked. Garnish with lemon wedges.
Makes 1 serving (1 protein)

HCG DIET Phase 2 & 3 (P2 P3) RECIPE: Mongolian Beef with Cabbage

Mongolian Beef with Cabbage

100 grams sliced beef
Cabbage cut into fine strips
½ cup beef broth or water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons orange juice (optional)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Bragg's liquid aminos
2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
1 tablespoon green onions chopped
¼ teaspoon chili powder or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Stevia to taste
Combine spices into liquid ingredients. In frying pan or wok, stir fry on
high heat to combine flavors and cook beef and cabbage. Add additional
water if necessary to keep dish from burning. Add additional orange slices
for added sweetness if desired.

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable)

Phase 3 modifications:
Stir fry with additional vegetables such as bellpepper or zucchini. Cook Mongolian beef with sesame, chili, peanut, or coconut oil and use soy sauce to add additional flavor. Top with 1 tablespoon of crushed peanuts if desired.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE : Boneless Hot Wings

Boneless Hot Wings
100g chicken breast tenders
1/4 c vinegar
1/4 c water
1-2 T cayenne pepper
1-2 T chili powder (adjust as needed)
1. In small bowl, mix vinegar, water, and cayenne pepper.
2. Add chicken to marinade and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.
3. Preheat oven to 350.
4. Add chili powder to a small dish and dip chicken in chili powder.
5. Place on rack in baking pan.
6. Bake 15-20 mins turning halfway through.
7. Serve immediately with some homemade buffalo sauce, homemade bbq sauce or Frank's Original Red
Hot Sauce.