Place the HCG Patch on clean and dry skin (no oils or moisturizer on that area). Place on the belly away from hair or where it would be rubbed by clothing. Keep the patch on for 3-4 days. Then remove the old patch and throw away and replace with a new patch. Take care when taking off clothes so you don’t pull the patch off. It’s OK to wear in the shower or swimming, but firmly pat dry do not rub. If in chlorine pools cover patch with waterproof band aid.

Note for the 1st week only wear two patches (3days/72hours). For the rest of the program wear one patch every 3days/72hours. Store your spare patches in the plastic envelopes supplied, away from direct sunlight, strong odours, microwaves and computers – so they keep their full potency and stay sticky. Don’t refrigerate.

NOTE: Everyone reacts differently to the patch potency, the same as the drops, some need more than others, so you can wear two patches at a time if required.

EXTRA HELP: To start with if you are really hungry (waiting on the HCG to kick in) eat a plate of mashed potato (Don’t add butter or cow’s milk) Use Rice milk it’s as creamy as cow’s milk and tastes pretty much the same OR have a plate of brown rice with a little no-oil sauce, like soy sauce on it (instead of your meat, fish or chicken – it’s much more filling and nutrient dense)

Phase 1 Week One: Wear two patches & change them every 3 days. Start the diet from Day 1 as there is NO Loading Phase with the HCG Patch

This first week is for the HCG to kick in and start working: to take away your appetite and stimulate your metabolism while wearing two patches. Place two patches on your belly and change after 3 days. Wearing two patches may feel a little stimulating, drink water, rest or walk to balance out; the body is adjusting to the new awesome nutrients going into the bloodstream. If too stimulating (extremely rare) only wear one patch. If you develop a rash beside one patch then wearing two is too much for you, so only wear one. From day one you will need to commit to eating a strict diet for a minimum of 3 weeks. You can stay on the diet as long you like if you have lots of weigh to lose, the 21 days is a general guide line.

Phase 1 Week Two Onwards: Wear one patch and still follow the diet continue the diet but with just one patch (two if still hungry). Always wear your HCG patch, don’t have a day where you don’t have your patch on. Use as directed above and you will have little or no appetite as time moves on. If your patch is loose or dry put some tape over it to keep firm against the skin. The patch may curl up at the edges after a day or so this is normal it’s not supposed to stick like a band aide and have to be ripped off. During this phase you can expect to lose ½ -2 pounds (¼ -1 kilo) of abnormal fat daily plus inches. That is 20-30 lb. (13 kilos) per month or two. You will see the weight loss weekly and this will inspire you to keep at it. You may want more food (purely because you can’t have it) but you won’t be hungry. Note some people find the scales don’t move as much but you will still be losing fat from all over the body.

Remember nothing tastes as good as skinny feels; don’t ever give up for the sake of taste or habit. How badly do you want to be slender and healthy for life? Say strongly to yourself often – “no poor me attitude resides in my life jack!” And don’t be worried about the scale weight.

Phase 2: After You Finish the Patch -Low Calorie Diet – 3 days Continue to follow the same 500 calorie diet as described in phase two without the aid of the patches. This allows the HCG to completely leave your system prior to re-introducing normal foods back into your diet. This phase also makes your weight loss stable and sets the hypothalamus. You may like to weigh yourself once a month from now on.

Phase 3: Maintenance Phase – 3 weeks The fun part: For the next three weeks you will gradually re-introduce healthy foods that weren’t allowed in the previous phases back into your diet, until you reach a normal calorie intake level. You won’t be using the HCG patches. Note you need to keep this stabilization phase of your diet high in good starch and adequate protein for three weeks. This means no oils or sugars.

Adequate Protein & Starch includes: Potatoes, Sweet potato, Rice, Good quality brown bread. Meat, poultry, sea foods, game, a few only unprocessed nuts, all beans and legumes, eggs, cheese, low fat cottage cheese, fruit,
vegetables, real yogurt, milk (rice milk is better in every way than cow’s milk). Only eat when you are hungry.

Bad carbohydrates, makes you fat – too much fat & bad starches include: White breads, all sugar, candy, pasta, cakes, overabundance of wheat flours, commercial cereals, sugary soda, sweets, ice cream, butter and oils, all deep fried or takeaway foods etc. Do eat at all; many of these foods are addictive and have destructive trans-fats. Bad Carbohydrates stimulate insulin and insulin puts blood sugar into fat storage. The secret to keeping slim is to mainly eat low fat, good-carbohydrates for life. Also wheat and sugar are addictive and build yeast imbalances, digestive problems like a leaky gut and toxic build up: Your 500 calorie diet will rid you of these addictions. As you increase your diet to normal levels avoid high amounts of sugars and fats this is the best time to condition the body to a new healthy long-term lifestyle diet. PLEASE REMEMBER: When on a diet ALL fats are bad fats Nuts, seeds, all oils, butter, tofu, olives, coconut, cow’s milk etc. Read labels.

Cheating – It is so not worth it. It takes away precious losing time. You may not see the effects of cheating the scale immediately however you will see it within a few days. You could waste a week of dieting and weight loss for one cheat episode. Keep reminding yourself it’s a short time to be on a diet. Keep celebrating what you have lost. Keep reading the website for support.


This diet has been proven to work over many, many years and for many thousands of patients via Dr Simeons. It works if you follow it to the letter. You won’t be the only person it doesn’t work for. If you have a bad start – just start again. Remember, you are only eating 500 calories a day, but you are still getting the normal amount of calories a day you need to be healthy and active, because the rest of your calorie needs comes from your own abnormal and unwanted fat. After a few days of adjusting to this diet you will feel fantastic, calm, well and will sleep deeply. Also feel happy, successful and motivated, amazing person that you are – as you see daily/weekly weight loss on the scales as well as in your clothing becoming loser. THE ACTUAL 500 CAL DIET Don’t panic you won’t be hungry using the HCG Patches. The HCG stimulates your body to use the abnormal and unwanted fat stores as food – so you don’t feel run down. As you lose weight your face won’t look haggard, unlike most other diets where you lose good fat. Only eat until full, don’t overeat.

BREAKFAST Any amount of coffee, tea, herbal teas. You can also make a soda with mineral water and flavoured stevia. You can use one of your fruits here. eg: 1 punnet of strawberries or 1 cup stewed apple.

Both meals are the same – choose either 120 grams of meat, chicken, fish or one hardboiled egg – with a big salad or hot vegetables, or soup. The fish, chicken or steak should fit inside the palm of your hand OR you can also leave out the fish, meat, chicken, egg and replace with a bowl of mashed potato or 1 cup cooked rice instead. More filling! Also coffee, tea, herb tea or stevia flavoured sodas.

Note – Not enough protein and starch in your diet will slow your ability to lose weight. Proteins (from all foods not just meat) are used every single day to keep the body going. Because they are used to develop, grow and maintain just about every part of our body – from our skin and hair to our digestive enzymes and immune system antibodies – they are constantly being broken down and must be replaced. If you can’t eat either two servings of meat, fish, chicken or egg per day, then use whey powder as below. You can also get all of your protein (you need only 4% of your diet each day to get adequate) from vegetables and starches.

Whey or Pea Protein Powder – If you too rushed to cook you can blend a cup of water, some of your milk (or use rice milk), some of your fruit and 2 tbsp. of good quality isolate whey powder (pure protein) or pea protein powder (better), instead of your meat, chicken, fish or egg, just for that meal. You can flavour with stevia also, and add ice cubes.

Choose only lean meats and free range chicken. All visible fat must be removed before cooking and the portion should be weighed raw. Cook all meat, chicken or fish on a grill, baking paper or non-
stick pan (no added fat/oil). Veal or Steak – choose free-range only because they are oestrogen/hormone free. Oestrogen’s given to cattle promote fattening them up. Do not use fat-marbled steak.

Chicken breast – free range and no skin.

NoNo Fish – no oily fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, trout or kippers.

Good Fish – Fresh White Fish, Halibut, Swordfish, Bass, Flounder, Pike, John dory, Orange roughy, Snapper, Crab meat, Lobster, Shrimp, Jew fish

Foods can be seasoned with
Sea or rock salt Pepper, Vinegar, Mustard Powder, Garlic, Sweet-Basil, Parsley, Thyme, Marjoram, Chilli powder, Lemon, Lime, Bragg Liquid Aminos (like soy sauce but no fat or sugar, available from health food shops or online).

A hot vegetable dish, soup or cold salad made with only the following fresh or frozen vegetables. These vegetables have no fat so eat up. Use spices and seasonings that are listed above to add flavour. Create an amazing inspiring meal. Asparagus, Beetroot, Beans, Broccoli, Beet-greens, Cauliflower, Carrots, Cabbage, Chard, Chicory, Cucumbers, Celery, Fennel, Greens Leaves, Herbs, Lettuces, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Parsnips, Red radishes, Snow peas, Spinach, Tomato, Zucchini Raw vegetables and fruit have live enzymes and they make your whole body sing.

Potatoes, Sweet Potato or Rice: Instead of meat, fish, chicken, egg for each meal. Large potato or sweet potato mashed with rice milk, Or 1 cup cooked rice, preferably brown. Add tons of vegetables. More filling than meat and is nutrient dense.

Fruit – a treat between meals or at breakfast – Total 2 per day. Any type of fruit is ok. E.g. Apple large, Strawberries (1 punnet), Large slice watermelon, Orange large, Grapefruit NoNo – avocados, olives, nuts, chia seeds, any seeds, tofu, coconut, yogurt, butter, cheese, any oil (they are all full of fat/oil).

Bread – 2 rice cakes, Melba toasts or grissini bread sticks per day – but no butter

Eggs – 1 free range per day instead of the meat, chicken or fish for that meal.

Milk – Half cup of skim milk per day. Note Rice milk is a food so is much better than cow’s milk, you can use 3/4 cup per day.

Liquids – Only drink tea, coffee, herbal teas, plain water or mineral water in any quantity. Try to drink a litre of water a day. Water is essential. Fill 1-2 bottles with purified or filtered water each morning add a pinch of sea or rock salt to help your body absorb it. (Don’t use commercial salt from supermarket that has a chemical free flowing agent added). Read all labels. No alcohol or sugar filled sodas. Add 5 drops of flavoured stevia (eg; cococola flavour) if you don’t like water so much.

Flavoured sweet drinks – add five drops of flavoured stevia to mineral water, soda water or plain water to make many flavours of sodas. E.g. chocolate, orange, mint, vanilla cream, berry, lemon, hazelnut, peppermint, cinnamon, toffee. Add ice cubes. Or freeze into ice blocks and eat as many as you like every day.

Extra stuff – If you have a lot of weight to lose With our HCG patches, we have found from client’s feedback that you can go as long as you wish since it is hormone free with just the HCG frequency signature triggering the fat release. We’ve had clients go 90 days and lose 100 pounds/45 kilos. Have potatoes or rice every day though so you get all of your nutrients, also take a Vitamin B12 capsule or use our Vitamin B’s patch as well. But obviously you need to be sensible and take a break from the diet if you feel run down or are just too hungry – your body will tell you when it’s time to stop for a while. You can always start again after a one month break. You must take adult responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.

Drink plenty of water – Your body hides toxins in your fat cells. When you burn them for calories, you dump those toxins into the blood stream. Water will help flush them out. If you don’t drink water when you detox, as you will certainly do when dieting – you will have headaches and aches and pains as the toxins are not being released from the body/blood stream quickly enough.

Some exercise – We highly recommend a 10-30 minute walk each day. This stimulates your metabolism, helps burn fat and tones your body. Start slow if not used to exercise and build up slowly, you will notice an increase in energy and a sense of wellbeing when using the HCG Patch which will be very helpful and empowering. Also as you lose weight you will feel lighter and it won’t be so hard to move. A good quality trampoline is very good exercise for everyone no matter their health or fitness level – it is concentrated exercise and stimulates all of your cells. Vibration machines are also very good to move energy and break down fat. Both of these add oxygen to all of your cells. Walking in nature is of course fantastic. Aim to be barefoot on the grass every day to reconnect to nature and to earth and balance yourself. Use a sauna for 30minutes often.

Morning or weekly weigh in – Each morning/or once a week weigh yourself naked around the same time. Keep a diary of your weight loss. This will help you stick to the diet and also reward you for your effort the day before. Also have some clothes that are too small now, try them on every few days they will soon be too big. Don’t get too hung up on scale weight though, as you diet you are losing fat from all over the body. This incentive will empower you and make you feel excited and stimulated to continue. Some days you won’t lose weight on the scales but you are still losing fat, you can’t not lose weight/fat on 500 calories a day.

Wearing the patch – Wearing the patch at all times is essential. They contain the unique frequency signatures of HCG, thyroid, adrenals, pituitary and liver. Along with fat metabolizes that trigger the hypothalamus [signal centre in the brain] to release fat and help optimize the other glands to function normally, in helping you lose weight.

Wear 1-2 patches for 3 or 4 days, then take off and add a new. If you feel hunger – it means your blood sugar is dropping so rub the patch and make sure its firm on the skin, this bring up your blood sugar. Some people wear two patches at a time for the whole diet, and you can it’s not a problem, but it isn’t necessary and may be too stimulating. Everyone’s needs are different.

Constipation I strongly recommend if you have had years of constipation to do a bowel cleanse or detox before you start this program. A great product to naturally assist constipation is our Vitamin C Detox. You can use our Herbal Tea at night.

Apple Day: Once a week if constipated while on the program eat 6 apples in a day – Eat nothing else for that day. This should get you moving and create a good cleanse. You must drink plenty of water every day to keep regular. You will go to the bathroom much less on this diet as you are eating so little. But if you don’t have regular bowel function, you might not show proper weight loss. Help your body to work correctly and to be in a healthy balance.

Also important Don’t use or eat anything not on the diet list provided. No salad dressings even if they say Diet on the label. No lotions or skin creams that contain food based oil, read the labels. Use a glycerine, or non-food-oil based moisturizer such as baby oil.

Take a vitamin & mineral supplement and a good quality (8-12 strands) probiotic every morning. Keep the probiotics refrigerated. You can buy the supplements from the supermarket and probiotic from a health food shop.

Taking measurements each week – You can weight yourself every day/week but take measurements once a week also. The reason is, if you plateau on losing weight (on the scales) for a few days to a week, which happens to everyone, you will still see inches lost during this time. Record your measurements & weight to compare each week. You can also have some clothes that are too small now and try them on and see them get looser and looser as your diet progresses. Note that if your scales don’t move down for a day or so you will still be losing fat.

The HCG Diet for Vegans and Vegetarians

Yes! Vegans and vegetarians CAN do the HCG diet. Here’s our basic guide. Be sure to contact us if you need assistance.

 Breakfast: Tea or coffee in any quantity. One tablespoonful of (cows) milk (11 cals.) allowed per day. Stevia (0 cals.) is the only sweetener that will not slow weight loss.

 Lunch & Dinner: Choose ONE item from each section, preferably different choices for lunch and dinner.

 One serving of Protein: 

  • 100% Natural Whey (all flavors)
  • Seitan Steak Morgandales
  • Morgandales Chicken (Seitan)
  • SoyaTarian Veggie Strips (Seitan)
  • SoyaTarian Chicken Fillets (Seital)
  • Cottage cheese* (1/2 cup no fat) – 75 calories
  • One whole egg + 3 egg whites
  • Tofu
  • One serving MUST have between 75-140 calories and between 15-21g proteins. It must have less than 5g fat, less than 5g carbohydrates.

 Protein powder notes: 1 scoop of protein powder equals one VLCD serving of protein. Other protein powders must be 5 grams of carbs or less per serving and sweetened only with Stevia or Xylitol.

One serving of Vegetables: Choose ONLY ONE vegetable per meal, raw or cooked, but NO MIXING. Eat vegetables until you’re satisfied or until you’ve reached 500 calories for the day, including at least both portions of protein. The most common serving sizes are listed below. You will also find the calories per ounce if you prefer to weigh your vegetables.

  • Lettuce – any (2 cups raw = 15 cals or 4 cals/oz)
  • Spinach (3 cups raw = 21 cals or 6 cals/oz)
  • Asparagus (2 cups raw = 54 cals or 6 cals/oz)
  • Cabbage (2 cups raw = 44 cals or 7 cals/oz)
  • Tomatoes (1 cup cherry = 18 cals or 5 cals/oz)
  • Tomato (1 med = 22 cals or 5 cals/oz)
  • Cucumbers (2 cups = 32 cals or 3 cals/oz)
  • Spinach (2 cups raw = 14 cals or 5 cals/oz)
  • Onions (1 cup raw = 64 cals or 11 cals/oz)
  • Beet Greens (2 cups raw = 16 cals or 6 cals/oz)
  • Radishes (2 cups raw = 40 cals or 4 cals/oz)
  • Celery (2 cups raw = 32 cals or 4 cals/oz)
  • Fennel (1.5 cups raw = 40 cals or 9 cals/oz)
  • Chicory (2 cups raw = 15 cals or 6 cals/oz)


One of the following fruits: Two servings allowed per day, not at the same meal, 4-6 hours apart.

  • Apple (1 medium/3” diameter) – 95 calories
  • Orange (1 medium/3” diameter) – 70 calories
  • Grapefruit (1/2 medium) – 52 calories
  • Strawberries (10 1½-inch) – 40 calories

One grissini breadstick or one melba toast.

Beverages: Spring water, mineral water, tea, and coffee in any quantity at any time. Drink no less than 75 ounces of water per day, but aim for one-half your current weight in ounces of water per day.

 The juice of one lemon (12 calories) is allowed per day. Seasonings are allowed except pre-mixed spices as they often contain sugar. You can have Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids, mustard (water, mustard seed, vinegar, and turmeric), TabascoHot sauce, and Xylitol gum or mints (1.2 calories each). 

No substitutions for ANY of the foods. Per Dr. Simeons, any food may be eliminated due to lack of hunger.  If you aren’t able to eat all 500 calories in a day, first cut out the melba toast/grissini and/or one or more servings of fruit. It is important to eat two 3.5-ounce servings of protein daily. (115g)


  • You can eat the breadstick and fruit as a snack in between meals instead of with your meals.
  • We do NOT recommend fruit by itself for breakfast. If you would like to eat fruit as part of your first meal of the day, you must pair it with all or part of one of your two daily servings of protein.
  • No over-the-counter drugs should be taken (with the exception of aspirin).
  • Use only oil-free cosmetics.
  • You must eat everything as prescribed – no substitutions.
  • No sodas (diet or regular).
  • Only Thai massage is allowed. No massages of any other type.

It is encouraged, but optional, to do the following:

  • Walk or do yoga for up to an hour as often as possible
  • Listen to stress-reducing CDs.
  • Sweat for 20 minutes in a sauna as often as possible.
  • Get 15-20 minutes of sun daily.

We have had several people ask about being on our hcg patches long term as in 5-6 months so will give some detailed information here:

I have trialed several people over the past 6-8 months who used the patches continually, as in they never went off the diet. No stabilization, re stop/start, just ongoing without a break. We had a different diet to the normal hcg diet and the results were fantastic.

Everyone lost inches and fat, we ignored the scales. NOTE: it takes some people a week to adjust to this diet but after that, they feel totally amazing – everything in the body and mind improves.

Everyone went through detox as they stopped eating meat etc. but once over that, they felt astoundingly healthy.

Start point: Start the hcg diet via our hcg patches as per your included instructions and stay on that diet for the 3 weeks. Then change to the following diet and just stay on it as long as you need to.

Long Term Diet: 4th week and ongoing for as long as you like, while you use the HCG Patches:

Note this diet has been put together by the Nova Clinic, trialled over 8 months and it will give you ALL of the nutrients you need to be healthy, active, lose weight ongoing and not be hungry.

You will get enough protein, iron, fats, calcium, vitamins and minerals. All vegetables, legumes and fruit give you all of the nutrients you need. And no starches are NOT fattening, are full of vitamins and minerals, are a vegetable and they fill you up.

The only thing you may want to do is have use our 12 Vitamins B’s patch as well [wear one a week, or for 3 days only, ok to miss a week] as Vit.B12 is the only thing this diet does not give you.

NO – Avocados, sugar, junk food, fats, all oils, nuts and seeds, butter, protein powder, coconut, olives.

Cut out completely for now, you can pick up later if you really want to – dairy products which include all cows milk and products, cream, cheese, cow-milk yogurt, butter, ice cream.

Cut out or make very minimum – all meat, all poultry, all fish.

DO eat – Tons of all vegetables including potatoes, sweet potatoes, all colour vegetables [especially green leafy vegetables and green beans] in large quantities. Greens the biggest share.
Garlic, spices, salt & pepper.
Rice, brown is best.
Fruit, any fruit 2-3 pieces a day.
Non-dairy yogurt if desired.
Rice cakes and/or real wholemeal bread. Rolled oats.
Cans ready cooked, or home made beans and legumes.

Mashed potatoes – use some of the water they are cooked in to mash [as that is full of vitamins] use a little rice milk and salt & pepper. Rice milk is the closest to cow’s milk in creamy texture and taste – and it’s a real food that you can use and it won’t make you fat.
Butter replacement – to use a little butter on your bread use coconut oil. Be sensible only use a little.

Baked potatoes, sweet potatoes and vegetables
Rice and stir fried vegetables
Home made humus – no tahini added. 

Note: Beans, legumes and lentils, no more than 1/2 cup per day total.

Have three meals a day, with eating starches you will not be hungry between meals and you will look forward to all meals.

SCOUR the internet and YouTube for diet recipes with starches, beans and lentils, and vegetables – tons of variety – you will find your favourites.
There are even great deserts using beans that taste like chocolate cake. Read all labels if you buy canned make sure there is no oil.

An example of what I eat in a day 

Breakfast: Bowl of fruit salad
Snack: Brownie made of black beans – yum.
Lunch: Large bowl of home made Vegetable soup and 2 pieces of wholeseed toast or stir fry vegetables and rice.
Dinner: Very large plate mashed potato and four types of vegetables – steamed.

It takes a little time to get this all together so be patient with yourself. There were 18 of us on the long term trial and we all lost fat and inches from all of the body – every one was different so there are no set time frames so no stress.

Its a way of life that works, is easy and love the mashed potato, lol.

The Maintenance Patch & The 12 B’s Vitamin Patch

It is not essential to use the Maintenance patch or the Vitamin B’s patch, however since they were introduced many years ago in drop form via the Nova Clinic customers have ordered up a storm.

There is no shelf life as such and our skin patches will keep their potency indefinitely – if stored correctly- this is also important for the patches to keep their adhesive (sticking) quality. Store your spare patches in the supplied envelopes away from direct sunlight, computers, microwaves and strong odours. Don’t refrigerate.

Maintenance Patch

To be used after the hCG diet has finished for as long as you like.

The Maintenance patch would be used once a week only. Apply one patch on Monday and take off on Friday, no patch over the week end. If you missed a week it would not matter.

So the one sheet of 12 patches would last you two plus months.

Impressive Ingredients Maintenance Patch

L-Carnitine – transports fatty acids into cells to be burned for energy. 
L-Ornithine – makes urea, which removes nitrogen and ammonia from the body, eliminating toxins. 
L-Arginine – causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow and helps the body to absorb nutrients. 
Green tea Extract – lowers total cholesterol levels, is a powerful anti-oxidant, makes the body burns more calories. 
Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf – decrease blood sugar and cravings. 
Hoodia Stem – suppresses the appetite. 
Stevia Leaf Extract – stimulates the secretion of insulin in the body and influences the way glucose is transferred and absorbed. 
Chromium polynicotinate – a mineral that is involved in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. 
Wild African Mango – super potent multivitamin, lowering cholesterol, speeding up the metabolism.
Colloidal minerals from humic shale – which contains 72 organic minerals along with plant nutrients.

What the Maintenance patch does for you:

The maintenance patch will keep your appetite in check, stop cravings from re-appearing and help the body to continue to function at optimum levels. You certainly won’t regain weight if this powerful remedy (via the patch) is flowing through your blood- stream and into your cells. It is a supportive combination of nutrients that together in balance helps the body and mind to function well as a whole, with free flowing chi and youthful energy. And how easy is it to just stick on your patch and forget it for a week.