Learn more about the HCG diet and how it has worked for me!
In its 70-year existence, the traditional HCG diet has helped millions achieve rapid weight loss. That’s the diet I used with my first round of HCG, and I had great success. But it was difficult for me to stay within the 500 calorie guidelines without feeling deprived. The traditional diet had not been updated to incorporate advanced research in low-carb/ketosis dieting, caloric ratios, or even basic food chemistry. So I started researching new ways to do the diet. I found two alternatives that I really liked. The first way is to increase the calorie intake to 800 calories per day, but still follow the HCG 2.0 diet guidelines established by Dr. Simeons. This gave me some cushion, so I could eat anywhere between 500 and 800 calories per day.
The second way is the HCG 2.0 Protocol by Zach LaBoube. This version bases your calorie intake on a percentage of your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). This allows you to quickly shed 20-30 pounds and keep the weight off by addressing the habitual aspects of your diet. But I was having trouble getting the 2.0 protocol to work with ketosis. So I went back to my research and made some changes and additions to make the protocol work. I call it HCG 2.0 Options Protocol.
How does HCG 2.0 Options Protocol differ from the original HCG diet?
- The biggest difference is with using the HCG 2.0 Options Protocol your daily calorie limit is based on your BMR taking your height, current weight, and gender into consideration.
- The food choices and portion sizes have been updated to include many foods and products that were not as readily available when the original diet was created in 1954. The limited choice of food and drinks on the low-calorie phase of the traditional diet is one of the reasons that dieters find the original diet difficult especially when it comes to fitting it into their busy lifestyle. Dr. Zach revamped this protocol by allowing new food and drink items to provide dieters with more options not only to keep motivated but fit into their busy lifestyle easily. Dieters can enjoy any drink as long as it has zero calories.
- The traditional protocol features an inappropriate ratio of carbs to protein in low-calorie diet like Melba toast, fruits, and roots vegetables. HCG 2.0 Options Protocol is based to provide proper nutrition to the body, hence lean protein with limited carbs is allowed but without sugar. But protein must be limited.
- In the original diet Dr.Simeons’s protocol doesn’t allow food for breakfast, only coffee or tea and skipping breakfast might lead the dieter to overeat because of hunger. With the 2.0 Options Protocol, you can eat breakfast or choose to do intermittent fasting as long as you get your calories in for the day.
- The traditional HCG diet never allows exercise whereas the modern approach strongly encourages dieters to continue with pre-diet exercise routine followed by considering walking at least 20 to 30 minutes before sitting for breakfast.
- Eating only certain vegetables and mixing veggies is strictly prohibited in traditional diet, whereas the modern approach allows unlimited vegetables and mixing them according to dieter’s choice but the total carbs must remain under 30 grams per day.
HCG 2.0 Options Protocol Conclusion
Regardless of which version of the diet you choose, I can help you learn where to find HCG, how to use it, and help answer questions along the way. Just know that you have options. I will give you my honest advice on where to buy quality products and compare the different variations on the diet.