THERE IS NO CHANCE, NO FATE, NO DESTINY, THAT CAN CIRCUMVENT OR HINDER OR CONTROL, THE FIRM RESOLVE OF A DETERMINED SOUL.
Are you drinking enough water? Minimum 2 quarts a day!
Welcome to our HCG blog. You will find recipes, tips, suggestions, etc. on this site. We have been on the HCG diet and wish to share our experience and successes with you. I hope we can inspire and motivate someone through this blogging. Good luck to all!
What IS HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin)? Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a natural occurring hormone found in the placenta shortly after conception in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is a protein hormone known as a peptide. Found in the blood stream, HCG helps reset hypothalamus and trigger signals for the human body to begin breaking down reserve body fats as a primary fuel source. Dr. Simeons findings showed that these signals occur when the body experiences a low calorie diet. HCG is also known to send out signals to conserve and maintain lean body mass, your muscles. HCG tricks your body into thinking it is consuming its needed daily allotment of calories. Replacing ingested calories with stored fat calories.
Click here to read Dr. Simeon's protocol " Pounds and Inches" for the full description of the diet.

Skin Care

It can be really frustrating to have dry skin, and not be able to lube up with your normal lotions and creams while on the HCG protocol. Here are a few suggestions to help relieve your skin.

I use a bar of oatmeal soap to wash my face in the shower.
3-4 times a week, I gently scrub my face with a baking soda/water paste. This will tighten your pores!
I tone my skin with an apple cider vinegar/water mix (50/50) & sometimes a little lemon juice. I will also wipe
this on my hands with a cotton ball when they feel really dry.
When I NEED lotion, I use Dionis Hand cream for my face and hands. There is no oil so it's safe to use. I believe some ALBA products can be oil-free as well.

Neutrogena has a oil-free moisturizer that should work. (Suggested by Elizabeth Jex)

Here is a link to order Dionis Lotion. You can also pick some up at Cracker Barrel.

 Dionis Lotion