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I Lost Weight Loading for hCG- Is That Normal and Okay?
Yes it is – as long as you actually did LOAD – ie. you didn’t view the days as diet days trying to lose weight by eating less.
The point of loading is to:
1) Eat higher fats than usual, and
2) Eat higher calories than usual.
You don’t have to make yourself sick, but you also don’t want to kind of go about your day and forget to eat those days either.
If you’ll recall I mentioned in other videos my macros for my 2 load days my final hCG round were 4000 calories and 300 grams of fat EACH day.
So as long as you done your best with loading (and remember, just eating more crackers and pasta isn’t really helpful- those are higher calorie and higher carbs, but doesn’t really contain that fat that you need), and you still lose weight, or don’t gain, that’s okay.
I’ll Just Quote Dr. Simeon’s On This Subject
“During the two days of forced feeding from the first to the third injection – many patients are surprised that contrary to their previous experience they do not gain weight and some even lose. The explanation is that in these cases there is a compensatory flow of urine, which drains excessive water from the body. To some extent this seems to be a direct action of hCG, but it may also be due to a higher protein intake, as we know that a protein-deficient diet makes the body retain water.“
Here is an example of an hCG-er who experienced weight loss of about 3 lbs during the Loading Phase of the hCG Diet:
How This Sometimes Plays Out
So the majority do gain weight loading or gorging in the 2 days before starting the VLCD on hCG, but some, including myself, have lost weight on at least 1 of the loading days. Typically for me I lose a little weight after the first loading day- like maybe .8 or 1 lb, then I gain 1-3 lbs the 2nd loading day, so my net loading gain is usually like 1.5-2lbs.
And yep, this is fine!
To learn more about the loading phase you can check out the treasury of loading for hCG info I have.
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Hi Hcg Chica
My girlfriend told me about a diet she was on that she lost 18lbs in 20 days. She told me it was called hcg and she bought the drops online. Without anymore questions I went online and bought the same drops. I started my first 5 days on hcg drops that I bought online. At that time found out the drops were homeopathic drops and not the true hcg. So I went and got the hcg injections from my doctor. I started the injections on day 6. I am now on day 9. I started off at 147 and on day 6 was 142. Day 9 and I am 141. I haven’t lost any weight since I started the injections. Did I do something wrong? Should I have stayed with the drops. I have been following protocol exactly to the tee and no cheating. Should I stop and start all over again.
Any advice I would greatly appreciate
I’ve now done the 6 weeks between my last HCG dosage and I’ve basically kept my weight. I’ve followed the phase 4 protocol, so do I re-load when I get ready to start again?
tina horvat says
Hi anyone and everyone, I need help. This is my first time on HCG injections and I have STUFFED UP. I did not have the injections when loading. I am now on day 7 and am suffering from hunger pangs, headaches and I am cranky. I have lost about 2 kilos, but I am now really worried for the following reasons which I really hope some of you would be kind enough to clear up for me:
1. Do I keep going? I am on the 6 week course. I was told that my course has a strict expiry date. I think I can keep going if I feel I haven’t sabotaged losing MAXIMUM weight compared to that if I had loaded/injected.
2. Even though I did not pre-load, can I still lose the same amount of weight if I stick to 500 calories as I would have otherwise?
3. Why do people say that people will lose more weight if they loaded, is it because they will not feel the hunger and binge or is it something more sophisticated than that?
Loading is a necessary step. It’s suppose to lead the hcg into your fat stores so that when u start to lose it pulls from your fat stores. And burns off the fat calories within to use up as energy. So if u didn’t load , that may be the issue.
i would really like to know if i can drink fresh coconut water(not the packaged one, one right out the coconut) on P2?
Hi @sumayya – I don’t know the answer for sure, but I’m doubtful of this – you’d probably want to check the sugar content- coconut water still has naturally occurring sugar- the protocol doesn’t seem to be designed to have more sugar than is already in the Phase 2 fruits. Just my feedback. But like I said, I don’t really know for sure. – Rayzel
I am having a hard time loading because I feel so weird on the hormones. Is this normal? My appetite is almost gone already and I just don’t feel like myself. Will the weird feeling change as my body adjusts to the hcg?
I started my first loading day yesterday. I loaded on clean fats keeping it low carb. By 6 pm I was in the bathroom with all the fat going right thru me…. I had my gallbladder removed when I was 25 which was ten years ago. I forgot my body can only process small amounts of fat at a time:) I woke up today(second load day) feeling sick to my stomach but have forced myself to consume about 300-400 grams of fat over the course of the day. According to my scale I have lost two pounds of fat. Water weight was the same as two days ago. So am I doomed to suffer thru the VLCD days? This is my first round. I have not lost water weight. It has been fat. I dropped 0.8 percent of body fat. Which equals two pounds of fat. Im going to continue with the diet but would appreciate any input or if you know of others without a gallbladder who have gone thru this and what they did different during the loading phase. Ill keep you posted how it goes:)
Just to update on day two VLCD and have lost 2 pounds each day and have absolutely no hunger. In fact im skipping my fruit and starch for my dinner because I am not hungry at all. Im dosing at .175 So I guess my load days were fine:)
Hi @Wendy Lynn Shanaberger hmm lets see – you will be flying? You could probably technically get away with continuing the diet while you’re gone without hCG in your case, since the hormone is in your system for about 72 hours- the only thing the amount is gradually reducing during that time, so it’s possible that on tuesday it would be best eat a larger calorie intake that day, like 800-1000 calories, as hunger dictates, of Phase 2 foods still. I think that would likely work okay, then you can resume your injections on wed. morn. That would be my idea on that. I hope that helps a little! – Rayzel
Joseph Dickerson says
My first round I wound up losing weight during a load, but my load was not “clean” I had bread and starches, sugary foods, in addition to the fatty foods they recommend like pizza and cheesy pasta, avocado, oils. If you emphasize fats and oils, proteins over carbohydrates,you will likely put on weight during the loading. But that is not a worry because it will quickly fall off after a while.