Phase 1 of the HCG diet plays a big role in your overall success in the entire program, it is advised to no skip phase 1. Phase 1 of the HCG is optional for some people but as per the original protocol of Dr. Simeons, it is essential to reach your goal. When starting the HCG diet, ensure that you have exact knowledge and research about it before you start. You also have to undergo a medical check-up before doing the entire diet process.
The answer is NO. Phase 1 of the HCG diet is essential to prepare your body for the diet duration. This will prepare your body to have enough fats to be used as a source of energy. Phase 1 is designed carefully for the rest of the diet. This must be done properly to avoid any problems during Phase 2. Plan the HCG diet properly and create an achievable weight loss goal. The success of Phase 1 can benefit the success of the entire diet. Do not go right away to the next phase if Phase 1 is not complete.
Skipping phase 1 is permissible if you get back from an interruption period. Interruptions are done for very important reasons such as traveling and other health emergencies. An interruption is done carefully along with the intake of 800 calories per day. This is done after the 20 days of your Phase 2.
If you are off hCG for less than 2 weeks, you can get back on HCG without re-loading. Simply start taking HCG and doing the 500 calories again. You can also do a whole day loading and get back to phase 2 on the next day. Note that skipping phase 1 is only permissible for people who took less than 2 weeks of break period.