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Dr. Simeons - Pounds and Inches hCG Diet Protocol



Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches is a very strict, very low calorie diet (VLCD). It consists of daily injections of hCG or daily real oral hCG of 125 iu’s-200 iu’s (your correct dosage is what takes the hunger away), 500 calories a day, 100 grams of protein 2x a day, 1 small fruit or 4-6 small strawberries 2x a day, 2 servings of vegetables, not mixed, and a salad. No dressing, No oils, nothing else. You stay on the diet for either 26 days (less than 25 pounds to lose) or 42 days (25 or more to lose) then move to stabilization for 3 weeks which is no sugar or starch.  Then you have what we like to call mini maintenance time which varies before starting another complete round (P1 6 weeks wait, P2 8 weeks wait, P3 12 weeks wait etc.) until you have lost the desired weight.



Many hCG dieters refer to the various phases as P1, P2, P3 to indicate what point they are at in their hCG diet weight loss journey.
Your daily hCG diet protocol will resemble the plan below.
Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner Snack
½ fruit ½ fruit

100 g Meat

Veggie Salad

½ fruit

100 g Meat

Veggie Salad

1 fruit
2 Water & tea Water Water & tea Water 2 Water & Tea Water & tea

On the blog there is an hCG diet menu with hCG diet recipes and a 13 part video series about the hCG diet by Kevin Trudeau as presented at the Green Valley Spa in October 2008. There is also a Quick Overview of How to Start the hCG Diet that gives you a 10 step guide to prepare yourself.


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2 servings of meat a day. Do not combine the servings. Each serving is 100 grams or 3.5 oz
Weigh all meat before cooking
All visible fat should be removed before cooking
Occasionally you can have eggs in lieu of a meat. 1 whole egg and 3 whites poached, boiled or even scrambled. Or you can have 100 grams of skimmed milk cottage cheese.
Do not mix or combine vegetables
2 servings a day
Dr. Simeons doesn’t give an amount of hCG approved vegetables. The popular consensus is 2 cups per meal before cooking.
2 servings of fruits. Do not combine the servings
2 servings of breads a day.
Either Melba Toast or Grissini breadsticks.
Do not combine the servings.
Water is essential 8 – 8oz glasses a day is the minimum, 2 Liters daily is ideal
1 TBS of milk a day only
We have a more detailed Phase 2 hCG Diet Food list on the site for you review.

How To Start

Load Days Day 1 & 2
Day 1, you will start your hCG injections or >Oral hCG today as well as your hCG load days. You are allowed to eat anything you want, often refereed to as 2 day hCG diet gorge days or loading days or as Dr. Simeons says ‘eat to capacity’. Preferably, you will want to eat fatty foods. You are not restricted on your eating today.
Day 2 you will repeat your hCG oral troche or injections and your loading from yesterday.
Diet Day 3
Day 3 starts your official 500 calorie hCG diet day and you will continue your diet from the sample hCG diet meal plan above for the next 26 to 42 days depending on how much weight you need to loss. The minimum is 26 days for less weight to lose overall and 42 days for more overall weight to lose.
As the Dr. Simeons hCG diet has taken on popularity there have been some changes since its inception. Some people go straight through the 42 days either injecting hCG or doing oral hCG, some take weekends off and some take Sundays off. This is another YMMV.
After your hCG diet protocol treatment is over, you will still eat as if you are still taking hCG for 3 days. The hormone is in your system and rapid weight gain is possible during this delicate time. After the 4th day of being off diet you may proceed to eat with the exception of NO Sugar and NO Starch, but we would advice choosing your food wisely. Going back to old habits will bring back the weight.
After the hCG diet you should decide what will help you not only maintain your weight but improve your health as well. You should also decide what eating plan you are willing to do for life and what type of exercise you are willing to do for life.
If you need to continue to on your hCG diet journey to lose more weight, your next hCG protocol treatment begins in 6 weeks. This allows time for the body to reset itself from any immunity that may have built up during the hCG diet protocol.
Additional hCG diet treatments
If you need to lose additional weight, Dr. Simeons states in his - Pounds &Inches Manuscript that for each interval when you are off the hCG drops, you should wait an additional amount of time before restarting the hCG diet protocol again. 6 weeks between course 1 and 2, 8 weeks between course 2 and 3, and 12 weeks between course 4 and 5.

FAQ for Dr. Simeons

When do I take my hCG?
You should take the hCG in the morning. It's best to tak it at the same time each day (as some people work 2nd and 3rd shifts).
When should I start?
Men can start anytime. Women should wait until after the last day of their cycle.  It is a good idea to start on a Thursday if you can. This way you have 2 load days at work and 2 500 calorie days on a weekend to help you use 500 calories without temptation or extra stress.
I am a women, should I take hCG during my cycle?
The current thought is YMMV- some do some don’t. It’s up to you. Some people have experienced lighter cycles, some heavier, some no cramps, some mild or sever. YMMV.
Where can I get a copy of Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches manuscript?
It is a good idea to review - Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches Manuscript before starting with the above or The Weight Loss Cure or The Naked Truth About The hCG Diet. You should have an understanding of the hCG diet plan and the reasons behind the diet protocol for yourself.
Where do I get hCG diet supplies from?
For Oral hCG, you can legally buy drops with real hCG in them from hCG Diet Journey.  These are NOT homeopathic hCG, they do not contain alcohol and they will deliver 175 iu per daily dosage.
Where do I get hCG from?
There are places that we do recommend. We only recommend them because we have at some point used them for ourselves and we have found them to be trustworthy. We would never (and neither should you) buy hCG from just any site or vendor, or buy any homeopathic hCG as it doesn’t contain hCG. You can purchase your hCG from the hCG store. These vendors offer fast, friendly and reliable service.
Should I inject hCG or should I do sublingual hCG?
That is a personal choice. Some people do not like needles some don’t care. It’s a YMMV. I will say that the original hCG diet protocol did only shots, however the hCG oral drops are just as effective. You can buy oral hCG.
How much hCG should I buy for the diet?
That depends on how much weight you want to lose, how often you want to mix and how fresh you want it. If you only have 15-20 lbs to lose then a small ampule will be good. If you have 40 lbs or more to lose then 3 5000 ampules would be better.
If you are buying the oral hCG for 25 pounds or less, then buy 1 bottle. For over 25 pounds you will need 2 bottles.  These are REAL hCG, not homeopathic.
We have never had an issue with the hCG’s effectiveness within 30-40 days. You can always buy a hCG test strip and test a bit from your bottle. Simply take a few drops via your syringe and gently dispense a few drops on the test strips. Read your testing kits directions to determine if it is positive for pregnancy. If so, then your hCG is effective.
What is the difference between Pounds and Inches and The Weight Loss Cure?
Kevin Trudeau recommends you do cleansing prior to starting the hCG diet, eat organically, do various cleanses during and after the hCG diet and take supplements. Trudeau also introduced the various phases to the diet.

Do I have to cleanse prior to hCG diet?

That is another YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) and is advocated in The Weight Loss Cure. Some do, some don’t and some mix and match from Pounds and Inches and The Weight Loss Cure. You will still lose weight. The cleanses are good as they do get your body ready and clears you of ‘toxins’ and such. For a cleanse to be effective you should eat organically. Cleansing will also help you clear yourself of yeast in your gut or Candida. Read Kevin Trudeau’s guidelines or get his book The Weight Loss Cure.


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@Elle, You can visit our hCG Diet Makeup & Lotions page for some help.
@Dez, THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! I thought I had investigated every nook & cranny of this site. Apparently NOT! That list is going to make the rest of this journey so much easier. THANK YOU! Elle
Thank you for the quick response. I have another question, I have not lost anymore weight or gained any during the 6 week maintaince plan, can I do the steak or apple day to loose a few pounds? I exercise alot and just getting a little discouraged is all.
@sherrie, Actually you are not supposed to gain or lose. If you lose that's fine but this part is about stalization so you are perfect!! Pretty cool!
i have been off the diet for 5 weeks, can i start back? and d I start with the load days?
@sherrie, One more week and you can start back, Phase 1, load then move into P2 then P3, same as before. IF you have more weight to lose then you will wait 8 weeks before starting the next round.
I see that the SteviaClear products are acceptable for jazzing up water (and they are yummy in tea too). How about zero calorie vitamin water drinks? Are those ok to use as part of the 64 ounces a day? I also have a prescription for Adipex (phentermine) which I take for 5 days out of the month on an "as needed basis" (not every month). Does this drug interfere with hcg? Some of the local scam hcg places offer a prescription for Adipex to accompany the diet, which made me think there is no hcg in their injections/drops... bringing me back to the original question of whether the two be used together. Dez, is there another place to look for answers to these kinds of questions so I don't bug you???
@Elle, Yes you can use it together but if you have be doing the diet for a few days there isn't a need. Once your body changed to fat burning, the hCG is in your system releasing the fat, you wont' be hungry. However that being said, sometimes you are just hungry for no apparent reason. With the Vitamin water, check the list of ingredients prior to buying it. Some do have calories and additives that MAY interfere with losing weight. Yes Stevia is a natural appetite suppressant as well as a natural sweetener!!
I may have a possible yeast infection. If I take a ThreeLac for Candida, will it clear it so I can start the diet ASAP? I really want to lose the weight for an oncoming event.

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