Have you ever wondered what all the various hCG Diet terms mean? I know when I first started learning about the diet on forums and youtube, I felt every other word that wasn’t “the” or “to” was a foreign language. So……
it’s time for an HCG Diet terminology lesson folks! Your own personal hCG Dictionary.
In alphabetical order for your user friendliness…
I’ve also divided the video into 2 parts so they aren’t as long if you prefer that below- or you can listen or watch the entire thing above at once.
Bac Water: Bacteriostatic Water. This is what is typically used to mix hCG with for injections, and can be used for mixing rx prescription hCG Drops as well.
Chocolate Delight/Choco D/Chocolate Crack: These names all refer to a mixture of coconut oil, cocoa powder and some form of sweetener in varying ratios, melted together then frozen or refrigerated and eaten often by many during P2- please seen my Common Concerns on the HCG Diet section before you decide to eat this on P2. I am concerned that it could cause muscle loss while on this diet plan, so please proceed with caution. As a P3 food this would definitely be a great alternative to “regular” desserts. You can find recipes I’ve gathered for them on my hCG Chocolate Delight Pinterest Board.
Egg Day: A correction day on P3 where you might eat up to a dozen eggs throughout the day, but no other foods.
Gorging: See Loading- same thing.
Intramuscular/IM: hCG Injection into the muscle- requires a longer needle. Subcutaneous injections have been found to be just as effective.
IU’s: International Units- just a unit of measurement which is how the hormone itself is measured. Most people will purchase hCG for the diet in 5,000iu vials. See more definition on this here.
LDW: Last Day Weight- the weight you are the day of your last day taking the hormone – be it sublingual or homeopathic method. This is the weight you will be trying to stay within 2 lbs of while in P3.
LIW: Last Injection Weight- the weight you are the morning of your last injection. This is the weight you will be trying to stay within 2 lbs of while in p3.
Loading: 2 Days of eating HIGH fat, HIGH Calorie foods while taking the hormone- you do this just before starting the 500 calorie diet portion of the hCG Diet (p2)
Mac Nut Day: A modification to the original protocol on P2 where a person eats a certain number of Macadamia Nuts and nothing else the entire day. In general, I wouldn’t recommend this- please see the Common Concerns about the HCG Diet section.
Miracle Noodles: Noodles that are made of the Japanese Konjac root- they are almost zero calories, zero carbs, and zero everything- it’s just soluble fiber. I have used these freely on many of my HCG Injections rounds with no fat loss problems.
MOP: My Own Protocol- used to tell people their version of the Hcg diet they are following, which will be different from the original diet protocol.
Phase: Within each “round” of this protocol are 3 phases- Phase 2, Phase 3, and Phase 4.
P2: portion of the diet when you are on the very low calorie “diet” part.
P3: portion of the protocol following P2 (the low calorie part) where you increase your calories to what’s considered “normal” while avoiding all starches and sugars to stabilize your new weight. This period usually last for 3 weeks.
P4: portion of the protocol following P3 where you can begin adding back in some starches and sugars in moderation and see how they affect your weight.
POP: Perfect on Protocol- used to tell people whether or not they are following the protocol “perfectly” as Dr. Simeon’s wrote it.
Release: “I released .6 this morning”- just another way of saying how much weight they lost.
Round: Basically, one block of time that a person spends on the diet plan. The amount of time a person spend in once batch, losing weight, varies- some people do a 3 week round, some 6 weeks. So the amount of time this lasts varies, but it just refers to one chunk of time a person spend on the diet.
Shirataki Noodles: Same thing as the miracle noodles. However, check the labels of these because there are 2 types of shirataki noodles. Some are made with tofu, and these you do NOT want to purchase. The package should say something like “yam flour” as the main ingredient- do not fear, this is not American yam- this the Konjac yam (root) that contains no calories or carbs- it is just soluble fiber. These can be found at many local Asian and Ethnic food markets for a much cheaper price than the Miracle Noodles online. They are always kept in the refrigerated section. Here is what they look like:
Sublingual: hCG Drops, usually prescription hCG (rx)- just indicates that it’s an hCG liquid that’s being placed under the tongue and held there to absorb through the oral mucosa- this not the most efficient way to take hCG I might add but it has worked for some.
TOM: Time of Month. Aka your period.
VLCD: Very Low Calorie Day or Very Low Calorie Diet (depends on who you ask).
P2 “things” to try
People like to try different things to help aid their fat loss or make the time on this diet plan more comfortable. Whether it really does this or not is debatable and I honestly feel that hCG and the VLCD combo works just fine all by itself, nevertheless, there is a mental aspect to the protocol that can’t be ignored. While the hCG protocol is quick, it is far from easy- I always try to clarify this to people so they will have an idea of what they are in for- to be successful you really must dedicate yourself fully to the diet for the time period you are on it, and follow through.
Phase 2 “things” people have used are Apple days, Cali-Kickers, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Miracle aka Shirataki Noodles. Some people have also used modified P3 of HCG Injections correction days (discussed next) as “stall-breakers” on hCG. I have to admit that I’m not particularly comfortable discussing or endorsing this idea too much at this time however because my own empirical data on myself seems to indicate that the times I tried these things, while causing larger weight loss on the scale, seemed to be coming from muscle not fat, which is something that concerns me since if it’s true obviously is not a good thing. There is no true proof on this topic either way though at this time.
Correction Days on the hCG Diet
First, of course, there’s the steak day that Dr. Simeon’s himself designed, which involves fasting all day and drinking lots of water, then having a large steak and a tomato or apple for dinner.
Some other special correction days people have come up with and tried using are FAGE days and Egg Days.
In P3 of the protocol, the idea is to stabilize your new weight- you have just lost a lot of weight no doubt in a short amount of time, and it takes a few weeks to make that new weight stable, where it won’t easily want to go back up. You really can stabilize it as many have, but it’s key to follow Dr. Simeon’s guidelines to avoid all starches and sugars during this time period.
If you find yourself getting out of the 2lb stabilization window, these correction days are helpful because they help you eat really clean for the day, you are mixing things up for your body, doing something different which I’ve noticed seems to help the body let go of fat more easily etc, and also kind of naturally curbs your calorie intake for the day since you’re really only eating one food the entire day and most people don’t naturally desire to eat 2000 calories of the same food. Taste buds kind of turn off at some point (when it’s a healthy sugar-free, non-msg food that is…..)
Chocolate Delight- the Ultimate P3 hCG Dessert
Chocolate Delight aka Choco D aka Chocolate Crack is probably one of the most known “foods” eaten on this weight loss protocol- it is actually commonly consumed during P2, but again, I don’t personally feel comfortable recommending that at this time. For P3 though, chocolate delight makes a wonderful low carb sugar free “candy”! It’s a combo of coconut oil (which I think we all know by now has amazing health benefits- as long as you’re not allergic/intolerant to it like I am for now), cocoa powder and stevia or some other sweetener. It’s usually melted all together then refrigerated or frozen, either in a mold like an ice cube tray with cute designs, or spread onto a cookie sheet with waxed paper and then broken into pieces once hard and cold. I’ve been pinning a variety of Choco D recipes on my Chocolate Delight Pinterest Board if you need ideas.
Hope this helps guys!
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