Is it possible to LOAD too much? I think so, and discuss tips below to keep it in balance and load well but also healthy.
Many get excited when it is time to load for their hcg protocol round. There is loading and then there is LOADING. We need to keep in mind the point of loading is to build up fat stores before VLCD begins. Dr. Simeons says to eat to capacity. Over the years I seen some very challenging rounds when some gain 8-10+ lbs while loading. When you put on that much weight it has to come back off before you get to any net losses. This can take up to a week if it is over 3-4 lbs, which is a normal typical load gain. I think when some gorge on very complex heavy processed foods their bodies react as if intolerant causing the above average gains. You want to maximize your losses in phase 2 and do it right without spending half your round if doing 23 days or 1/4 of your round if doing a 40 day round by gaining above average load amounts.
My suggestions for loading and keeping it under control are to drizzle olive oil or another high fat oil/butter on everything. Try to limit foods you are sensitive to like too much dairy or gluten. It is okay to have a few things you will miss or been craving like a slice of pizza or ice cream, just don’t make that the only thing you load on as you could pay for it in time it takes to get back down. Eat healthy fats and lots of them and not processed junk foods full of chemicals and additives. There is an attached list at the bottom of this post to print for suggestions for healthy loading foods.
Dr. Simeons formula for losses is .5-1 lb per day. “An interesting feature of the HCG method is that, regardless of how fat a patient is, the greatest circumference — abdomen or hips as the case may be is reduced at a constant rate which is extraordinarily close to 1 cm. per kilogram of weight lost. At the beginning of treatment the change in measurements is somewhat greater than this, but at the end of a course it is almost invariably found that the girth is as many centimeters less as the number of kilograms by which the weight has been reduced. I have never seen this clear cut relationship in patients that try to reduce by dieting only.”
It is very important to load however, and Dr. Simeons discusses here:
“Patients whose general condition is low, owing to excessive previous dieting, must eat to capacity for about one week before starting treatment, regardless of how much weight they may gain in the process. One cannot keep a patient comfortably on 500 Calories unless his normal fat reserves are reasonably well stocked. It is for this reason also that every case, even those that are actually gaining must eat to capacity of the most fattening food they can get down until they have had then third injection. It is a fundamental mistake to put a patient on 500 Calories as soon as the injections are started, as it seems to take about three injections before abnormally deposited fat begins to circulate and thus become available.”
“Patients in a satisfactory general condition and those who have not just previously restricted their diet start forced feeding on the day of the first injection. Some patents say that they can no longer overeat because their stomach has shrunk after years of restrictions. While we know that no stomach ever shrinks, we compromise by insisting that they eat frequently of highly concentrated foods such as milk chocolate, pastries with whipped cream sugar, fried meats particularly pork, eggs and bacon, mayonnaise, bread with thick butter and jam, etc. The time and trouble spent on pressing this point upon incredulous or reluctant patients is always amply rewarded afterward by the complete absence of those difficulties which patients who have disregarded these instructions are liable to experience.”