HCG Diet Loading Days
You must start your drops or pellets on the first day of loading.
Be sure that you go to the bathroom first, then weigh yourself and take your dose of drops or pellets. Do not eat or drink anything before taking your drops or pellets for 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after. Pop the bottle of drops, which simply means to pound it on the palm of your hand 5 times before taking the drops each time. Place the drops under your tongue for a minimum of 5 minutes, the longer the better. Then swallow. If you are using pellets, dispense pellets into the cap of the bottle and then place under your tongue. Hold them there until the dissolve completely. Do Not touch pellets with your fingers. Don’t forget. Nothing in your mouth for 15 more minutes.
Why do I have to load?
Here is what Dr. Simeons said in Pounds & Inches about the topic:
"One cannot keep a patient comfortably on 500 Calories unless his normal fat reserves are reasonably well stocked. It is for this reason also that every case, even those that are actually gaining must eat to capacity of the most fattening food they can get down until they have had the third injection. It is a fundamental mistake to put a patient on 500 Calories as soon as the injections are started, as it seems to take about three injections before abnormally deposited fat begins to circulate and thus become available"
The healthiest and most enjoyable way to load!
You DO need to take the HCG drops or pellets on loading days. The loading works with the HCG to prep your body for the changes coming.
There are two primary reasons for loading:
· The HCG effect of burning your abnormal fat stores for fuel does not kick in until the third dose, so eating 500 calories without the effect of HCG will cause you problems in terms of losing structural fat and being extremely hungry until it does kick in.
· You need to replenish the structural fat stores that are usually depleted in dieting, assuming that you have dieted without HCG in the past.
The emphasis here is on consuming foods high in FAT. You may eat whatever you want, but fats are what you need to focus on these loading days. Loading days are to help your body set up the new HCG in your system to start burning fat. You will want to eat or 'load up' on as many fatty foods as you can possibly stand. Dr. Simeons' Protocol states to 'eat to capacity' for those first 2 days on the HCG. The consequence if you don't has been for many to discover that their hunger is still there and can become uncomfortable. If you 'load' properly, you will find that the HCG begins right away to scavenge needed calories from your abnormal fat stores (the really annoying ones like in the gut) so that you feel no real hunger at all. This doesn't mean you won't experience some 'emotional' hunger, especially if you are around others eating whatever they want. But you will discover the ability to distinguish between the two types of hunger: real & emotional. I was amazed and thrilled when this happened, as most folks are. So loading is important.
On the Loading Days mainly concentrate on fatty foods. Here is a list of great things to eat on your two load days, but the sky is the limit:
Avocado, mayonnaise, butter, heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese, cheesecake, olives, full fat ice cream, chocolate, bacon, sausage, pizza, deviled eggs, cheese, peanut butter, nuts. You will want to say "goodbye" to things that you particularly love and you think you will miss until Phase 4. You can include foods high in sugars & starches as well. Don’t concentrate on salads, or sushi, or mashed potatoes (unless you need to say goodbye to them) because they are just carbs and they add volume. You really need the fatty foods. Eat until you are overly full. You might find it difficult as the HCG will already have begun to dampen your appetite, but it is important that you push yourself to eat, perhaps even every couple hours for those 2 days, if you can. It sounds like fun at first, but, believe me, it really isn't after a point. You will welcome that first VLCD day!
There is some psychological benefit to loading on unhealthy foods that include fast foods, county fair foods and very fattening foods for some people. It is a kind of 'farewell' to those foods that helps them to prepare for the VLCD days to come. So, if you feel that you need this, perhaps it will help your resolve in the days to come on the Protocol.
Some people prefer to load a little lighter on the rounds that occur after their very first round. It is still a good idea to emphasize fats on those load days. It is also not uncommon to do only one load day on subsequent rounds and still have success in Phase 2, with no hunger. If you did not load properly on your first round and still experienced hunger during that first week, you will want to be sure to do an intensive load on your next round. After that you may consider doing lighter or shorter loads on subsequent rounds. Either way, it appears that most people release all the load weight plus additional weight within the first two VLCD days, whether they load intensely or lightly.
Use these two days to pre-measure your meat portions into baggies and put it in the freezer. Measure 40 - 3.5 oz bags of raw chicken, 20 - 3.5 oz raw 93/7 (diet lean) hamburger patties, cooked shrimp, tilapia filets, and some pre-cooked diet lean hamburger that is drained and rinsed in water to be used in no bean chili or sautéed cabbage.