The HCG Diet: Phase 1 – The Loading Phase

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If you’re considering the HCG diet as a weight loss solution, it’s crucial to understand the different phases of the program. In this blog post, we’ll focus on Phase 1, also known as the loading phase, and provide you with all the necessary information to help you get started.

What is the Loading Phase?

As you embark on the HCG Diet, Phase 1 serves as a delightful prelude, often referred to as the “loading days“. Forget what you know about the traditional diet kick-off because this one is all about abundance. And yes, you heard it right – no guilt trips allowed!

The loading phase is the first two days of the HCG diet program. During this phase, you will start with your HCG injection shot. This is done in the morning on the first day. You eat as much as you want, focusing on high-fat and high-calorie foods. The purpose of this phase is to prepare your body for the significant calorie restriction in Phase 2 by building up your fat reserves.

How to Do the Loading Phase

 1.  Start your HCG injection: Begin by having your first HCG injection. HCG supplementation also comes in oral drops or pellet form.

2.  Eat high-fat and high-calorie foods: During these two days, focus on consuming foods rich in fats and calories. This will help you feel satiated and prepare your body for the calorie restriction in Phase 2.

3.  Monitor your hunger: Although you are encouraged to eat as much as you want, pay attention to your hunger cues. Some people may find that they naturally eat less than they expect during the loading phase.

4.  Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the loading phase to help your body flush out toxins and prepare for the next phase.

Foods Allowed During the Loading Phase

 While the loading phase encourages high-fat and high-calorie foods, it’s still essential to focus on nutrient-dense options. Here’s a list of foods you can consume during the loading phase:


  • Fatty cuts of beef, pork, and lamb
  • Poultry with the skin on, such as chicken thighs or duck
  • Full-fat dairy products, like cheese, milk, and cream
  • Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines
  • Processed meats, like bacon, sausages, and hot dogs (limit these due to their high sodium content)

Fats and Oils

  • Butter and lard
  • Olive oil, coconut oil, and other healthy oils
  • Avocados and mayonnaise
  • Nuts and seeds (limit these due to their high-calorie content)


  • White bread, pasta, and rice
  • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams
  • Cakes, cookies, and other baked goods (limit these due to their high sugar content)


  • Water, herbal tea, and coffee (limit added sugars and creamers)
  • Alcohol in moderation (remember that alcohol is high in calories.

Remember, the loading phase is a crucial part of the HCG diet. Adhering to the protocol can lead to significant weight loss and overall health improvements. By understanding the purpose of the loading phase, how to do it, and the allowed foods, you’ll be well-prepared to start your weight loss journey with HCG Injections.

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