Recipes & Accountability

In the HCG 2.0 diet you’ll get all the recipes and support you need to stay on track and lose the weight.

Fast Results

You can lose 20 pounds or more in 30 days.  This diet is for those who need to quickly achieve a goal. You lose weight fast and then your job is to maintain after that.  The HCG 2.0 diet gives you all the support and resources you need to not only lose initially, but also keep it off.

No Hunger

Although this is a low calorie, high protein, low fat, low carb diet you will not feel hungry.  This is because with the HCG and other supplements you will get into a ketosis state. Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that it is in need of nutrition.  The HCG 2.0 diet program is designed to get your body the nutrition it needs without the calories.

Learn How To Rapidly Lose Weight Without Exercise or Interfering with Your Busy Lifestyle

The HCG 2.0 diet is a ketosis based, high-protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. This means you don’t eat fruits, starches, grains, or dairy. HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), is a hormone produced during pregnancy. The purpose of the HCG hormone is to rally the metabolism and break down stubborn fat that is typically stored in all the places you don’t want it. Our goal with the HCG 2.0 diet is rapid and healthy weight loss. The only way this can be achieved is through a healthy metabolic state called ketosis. This is the key to the HCG 2.0 diet and this is what you will learn in our program. 

Have You Tried Several Diets Without Immediate or Long Term Success?

You’re Not Alone. And We Have an Entire Community To Help You!

Sometimes, you just need a diet that gets you results fast, so you’ll stay motivated to maintain your new weight with a healthy lifestyle.  This is the program you’ve always wanted, but didn’t know existed.  You take an HCG supplement through either drops or patches, follow a strict diet according to your BMR (calculator below) and then your weight melts away almost immediately.  With this diet you get access to an entire community of support and fans of the program so you get all your questions answered, motivation when you need it, and even more recipe ideas.  You can join and check out the community now for free!  The experts and creator of the HCG 2.0 diet are all accessible in the Facebook Group, so you’ll know you’re getting the right information every time.

How does the program work?

Many assume weight loss to be solely about calorie reduction. This is only half true (and we don’t mean exercise). Weight loss is also about giving your body the proper nutrition it needs so that it will reward you with a feeling of satiety and fullness.  This is what the HCG 2.0 diet is all about.  You don’t need to diet for a lifetime to see life changing results.

Food Coaching

You will discover the exact types of foods to eat during this ketosis based, high-protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

Exercise Optional

During the HCG 2.0 diet you’re actually discouraged from exercising until you’re done with the program.

Vitamins & Supplements

The HCG hormone unlocks your abnormal fat stores and helps your weight loss during the diet.  InsideOut Wellness also provides other supplements and vitamins that will keep you full and nourished so you don’t feel hungry.

Weight Loss

Based on our research and actual results you might lose at least 20 pounds in 30 days or less. 

How the HCG 2.0 Diet works in three phases

Phase 1

The first phase is called ‘loading’ and it lasts for two days.  During these two days you’ll take HCG and load up on fats. Because your body stores fat for a reason and without proper loading your body will be very defensive about its calories. When you suddenly drop your caloric intake your body will slip into starvation mode.  However, if you load up on fatty foods you’ll outsmart the innate intelligence of your body by causing a spike in your liver enzymes.  This means you’ll eat fish, nuts, avacado, butter, steak, bacon, and a lot of it.  You can see an example phase one menu here.  

Phase 2

For the second phase you’ll need your BMR (use our calculator) to determine how many calories you’ll get for the next 23-40 days (depending on how much you want to lose). You’ll also continue to take HCG and many take other supplements like Phyto Plus to help keep them feeling full. With your calorie limit determined you will then reduce carbs to no more than 30 per day and you’ll avoid fruits, starches, grains, and dairy products. This is phase where the rapid weight loss kicks in.  The HCG will start to burn your reserves of unwanted fat while you are in a ketosis state because of the high protein, low fat, low carbohydrate diet.

Phase 3

This is the maintenance phase. Phase three is how you come off the HCG and keep the weight off.  You’ll continue to eat as you did in phase two, but you stop taking HCG for three weeks. If you’ve met your goal weight in phase two you’ll still need to do this phase.  If you have not yet met your goal you can start back at phase one after phase three is complete. 

About Dr. Zach LaBoube

Founder and Owner of InsideOut Wellness

If you're already familiar with the original HCG diet and protocol then you know how stringent that diet is. The HCG 2.0 diet plan was created for our modern times with today's food science. I created this plan to keep you full, satisfied, and losing weight all at the same time.  You'll get the freedom of food choice which will keep your healthy habits sustainable. In addition, to the HCG 2.0 diet formula we made the process even easier through an HCG Patch.  The patch provides the same rapid weight loss as the HCG drops, but with a convenient delivery system. 

I founded InsideOut Wellness and Weight Loss with the belief that true health radiates, fundamentally, from the inside out.  If you have any questions about our products, the HCG 2.0 diet, or anything else please feel free to contact me directly.


What They’re Saying

Real People Real Results

“I started my first and only 30 day hcg 11/4/17. By 1/1/18 I had lost about 25lbs. I started low carb after that and I lost about 5 more by 3/1/18. I went from a size 10-12 to a size 2-4!! And I’ve kept it off by staying low carb. You can do this guys and gals!!”

Misti R.

I have been using HCG for the past 2 years and I think you can tell the difference!! I haven’t felt this good in a long time. Lost nearly 50 lbs and 20″ in the last 2 years. Can’t wait until 2019 to keep the weight coming off ~ Happy New Year early everyone!!

Debbie O.

Today is my one year anniversary of starting HCG 2.0 and I’m happy to say I’ve kept all of my weight off! I lost 30 pounds prior to starting HCG 2.0 and then another 35 pounds on HCG. The first 30 took me about one year to lose and the second 35 took me about 2.5 months on HCG. I did one long round starting September 26, 2017 and stopped just after Thanksgiving. 

HCG 2.0 works and it is possible to keep it off! Sure, I have bad days and bad weeks, but I keep things in check by weighing myself everyday and making adjustments accordingly (I know weighing everyday doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for me. I’ve tracked my weight every single day for a year and am able to identify patterns quickly, see and understand when weight gain is just water or if it is “real” weight). 

Thank you so much, HCG 2.0! I never thought that my 40th year would be my best ever!!!”

Anne E.

“One week progress…down 8 lbs. Take progress photos!”

Christie C.

See More of Our Community Before and After Photos in Our Facebook Group

We could post a thousand before and after photos, but it’s better for you to see them for yourself.  Just go to the photo section of our group and feel free to ask questions.

HCG 2.0 Diet is not complicated.  

You can start phase one as soon as you have the HCG drops or patches.  You’ll get all the basic information you need in the HCG 2.0 quick start guide.  If you’re curious or you want to learn more, this is the place to start! 

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The Book with all the HCG 2.0 Diet Details 

HCG 2.0 was ranked the #1 diet of 2016 according to Consumer Affairs Magazine.  This book was written by Dr. Zach LaBoube, founder of InsideOut Wellness and Weight Loss. It is a contemporary ketosis based version of the original HCG diet. Medicine is called a practice for a reason. As new technology and research becomes available, treatment protocols evolve, always for the better. Shouldn’t the HCG diet be the same? First published in 1954, the traditional HCG diet, as seen on many of your favorite daytime TV shows, including Dr. Oz, has helped millions achieve weight loss success. However, the strict tone and outdated calorie recommendations make the diet far more difficult than it needs to be. While the concepts and theory that inspired the traditional diet are still very relevant, the protocol itself is still stuck in the 50’s and in dire need of revision. 

Calorie replacement rather than calorie restriction

Utilizes current research into a variety of topics such as low-carb, ketosis dieting, etc. to give you a safer and more realistic weight loss option

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

How much weight will I lose?

The average weight loss for women on HCG 2.0 is 20-30 pounds in 30-40 diet days. For men, it can be substantially more. To break it down per day, women tend to lose .5 to one full pound per day while men typically lose double.

The best news is that the most excessive weight loss on HCG 2.0 comes in the early stages of your diet. In fact, it's not at all uncommon to lose 10 pounds in the first 10 days of your diet. If you want to be in this 10 pounds in 10 days club, DO NOT overlook the loading phase. Many wrongly assume that if they limit the calories they eat on the loading phase of the diet, then they will have less to lose overall. This assumption is wrong.

The weight loss will slowly taper off in the later stages of the diet as your body begins to acclimate to the HCG rendering it less effective. You might even experience a stall. On a 30 day round, if you do not cheat, you can expect to lose 20-30 pounds.

Why should I take HCG?

HCG provides two distinct actions to facilitate your weight loss while on the low-calorie phase of the diet. As well as one step following the diet that will help you maintain your ideal weight.


  1. HCG targets your weight loss so that you maintain muscle mass while losing abnormal fat deposits.
  2. HCG suppresses appetite by enhancing Ketosis, which is a process that converts our fat reserves into usable calories allowing us to sustain ourselves on our own stored fat. By summoning calories from stored fat, your body reacts as though it has just consumed a meal thus producing a feeling of satiety and fullness.
  3. Following the low-calorie phase – By acting on a gland in the brain called the hypothalamus, which is responsible for regulating metabolic activity, including hunger and satiety, HCG can “reset” your metabolism allowing you to maintain your weight loss successfully.


The HCG taps into your unwanted fat you tend to store in your bellies, thighs, arms, etc. and converts it into calories in a process called Ketosis. You can then use these calories as an energy source to sustain yourself on your own stored fat, resulting in rapid weight loss.

Should I take the HCG drops or patches?

Sublingual HCG Drops – Liquid drops last for 40 days, and you’ll have to take them three times a day. Fifteen minutes before eating or drinking anything.


Patches-  Patches come in a pack of 24, and one box lasts for around 60 days.

Day One (Morning of first HCG diet loading day) – Apply two HCG Patches. Place one on each side of your abdomen. Read the instructions below for proper placement technique.

Eve of Day Three (Eve of your first HCG low-calorie day) – At bedtime, place a 3rd HCG patch on your abdomen. Mark it with a sharpie so no mistake it with the previous two.

Morning of Day Four (Morning of your 2nd low-calorie day) – Remove the old HCG patches that you put on Day One of Loading. Do not remove the patch you placed the previous night.

For the Remainder of Your HCG 2.0 Protocol – Replace the patch every 3-4 days for maximum potency.

What if I have diabetes?

Good news, whether you're a Type I or Type II diabetic, you can still complete HCG 2.0 with success. First, talk with your doctor about starting any diet, especially 2.0. Because HCG 2.0 is a keto based diet, it may cause your blood sugars to drop to dangerous levels if you are on any kind of medications. Please talk to your doctor first BEFORE starting 2.0.

What supplements do I need for phase one loading?

You obviously need your HCG supplement. You have your choice between the traditional HCG Drops or the new HCG Patch. The HCG Patch is cool and convenient, but you’ll do just fine with the HCG Drops. You should begin your HCG supplement when you start the loading phase.

Loading is only two days, but you need to make Phyto Plus part of your daily routine sooner or later. Phyto nutrition is plant-based food. It’s a whole food supplement which means that it’s real fruits and vegetables in a dehydrated state.

What is ketosis?

Ketosis is a state that exists when your body is deprived of carbohydrates and must resort to its fat stores for energy. Of the foods you eat, carbs are most easily converted into energy. Complex carbohydrates, mostly starches, are broken down to simpler sugars, ultimately glucose, and then turned to ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the citric acid cycle. ATP is the energy exchange used in every cellular process in the human body. It’s like the gasoline we put in our cars. Gas is refined from more complex hydrocarbons as glucose is from more complex carbohydrates.  If you eat excessive calories from carbs, your body stores them away in your fat cells. If you deprive yourself of carbs, you tap into your fat stores for energy. Think of your fat stores as a bank account. If you’re depositing more money than you’re spending or eating more calories than you’re burning off, your bank account gets bigger… like our bellies. If you spend more than you deposit, as in the state of low carb dieting and Ketosis, your bank account gets smaller… resulting in weight loss.


Can HCG alone facilitate ketosis? The answer is no. Even during pregnancy when an expectant mother is producing massive concentrations of HCG, she will not enter a state of ketosis unless she is simultaneously limiting her carb intake.


This is why the most critical thing you can do to ensure your success is to limit your carb intake to below 30 total grams per day. If you allow yourself more than 30 total grams of carbs per day, you're not only diminishing your results, but you're actually making the diet harder on yourself. You'll be hungrier if you allow yourself to slip out of ketosis.

Will HCG interfere with my menstruation?

Nothing in the literature or studies indicate that taking HCG, in drop form or prescription form, would be contraindicated for "Aunt Martha’s" monthly visit. Considering that you’re only supplementing the hormone for a brief amount of time, generally 30-40 days, it shouldn’t be enough to disrupt ovulation or your cycle. If you plan on doing multiple rounds of HCG throughout the year, you should ask your OBGYN if there are any potential consequences you should be aware of. It’s always recommended to consult your doctor before beginning a weight loss plan. It’s also a good idea to have pre and post blood work done. You’d be surprised what 30 days of clean eating can do for you metabolic panel.


One thing you should be aware of is that during your menstrual cycle and the days preceding it can cause water retention. This can skew the reading on the scale. Don’t let this get in the way of starting your diet mid-month. If the timing is right and you'd prefer to begin after Aunt Martha's visit, by all means, do so. But it's not critical.

What if I don't have a gallbladder?

Can you successfully use HCG 2.0 if you’ve had a cholecystectomy? The good news is YES, you can still have success on HCG 2.0 just like everyone else. In fact, there are no changes at all to be made to your low-calorie diet. The clean eating of HCG 2.0 is actually quite ideal for you. The only problem is the loading phase of HCG 2.0.


The loading is an often overlooked, but essential part of HCG 2.0. If not done correctly, you won't see the early and exaggerated weight loss that is typical on HCG 2.0.

Since over-consuming on fats is a critical part of loading, you need to make a couple exceptions. Typically loading is two full days of heavy fat consumption. The theory here is that over-consuming on fats causes a spike in liver enzymes. This spike allows your body to bypass "starvation mode" which facilitates rapid weight loss.


Rather than over-consume on fats for two days, you're going to ease into the loading process. Start day one with moderate fat consumption. Eat what you can tolerate. If you feel pain or discomfort in your upper right quadrant, it's time to slow down. If no pain following breakfast and lunch of your first loading day, continue to eat heavy fats through your dinner.


The same goes for the following day. If you feel ok, continue to eat fatty foods. Do your best to get a balance between Omega 3 fats and Omega 6 fats. This is more important for you than it is for other dieters.


If you're able to continue through day two of loading, there is no need for you to complete the third day. However, if you had to take a break from fats due to pain or discomfort, you'll want to add a third day of fat loading. On this third day, continue to eat fats as you did the previous days, but make it a zero-carb day. We want to make this a productive loading day, and we do that by beginning the ketogenic diet of HCG 2.0. Keep in mind, you DO take your HCG curing these loading days.


By Day 4, you should have consumed sufficient fats to achieve the regular exaggerated weight loss that most dieters experience on HCG 2.0

What is the keto flu?

Keto flu is the name given to a set of symptoms some people experience when first starting keto. It’s not actually the flu and positively not contagious, but it can become quite tiring. Keto flu symptoms are very similar to that of your regular flu and can last anywhere from a day to a few weeks!

You may experience:

  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • a cough
  • sniffles
  • irritability
  • nausea

Many who experience these symptoms at the beginning of their ketogenic diet will believe the diet is to blame and carbs are useful after all. Ironically, seeing these symptoms is a sign that you were very dependent on carbohydrates! Your body is going through withdrawal from sugar and carbs.

Some studies have shown sugar has the same effect on our bodies and brains as cocaine and heroin! The same areas of the brain are activated when one eats sugar as when one ingests cocaine. Also, when you eat sugar, your mind sends messages for the release of dopamine, the “feel good” hormone. After some time, the release of dopamine is more or less regulated, and less is sent out each time you eat sugar. The absence of large amounts of dopamine triggers your need to want more sugar, to get that same “feel good” feeling back. Coincidentally, drug addiction is precisely that. The brain remembers what made it feel good, even if you don’t. Your cravings aren’t random.

When you stop eating sugar (or carbs altogether) your body can go through withdrawal. Many people report irritability and mood swings from the hormone surges, or lack thereof. Your body is recalibrating itself without the influence of significant factors such as carbs.

One of the leading causes of keto flu is lack of electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals in your body that carry an electric charge. Electrolytes affect the amount of water in your body, the acidity of your blood (pH), your muscle function, and other vital processes. An electrolyte deficiency can be caused by a few things, most prevalent of which is your water intake and foods you may not be eating enough of.

On a low carb diet, drinking water is essential. The fat inside your cells will become replaced with water as a placeholder when losing weight. For this reason, many people experience water retention while in ketosis; their cells are storing water, instead of fat. They do this in case of dehydration. Drinking more water during water retention can help combat it! Your body will let go of that emergency water it’s been storing when it sees water is flowing freely.

The one drawback of drinking a lot of water is the electrolytes it can flush out with it. One thing to keep in mind is that consuming large amounts of water will flush out the good with the bad. The more water you’re drinking, the better, until you start to expel more electrolytes than you’re ingesting. Many people on keto can become deficient in magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus or chloride, to name a few. Make sure to replenish your electrolytes, whether by a supplement or simply introducing foods that are high in electrolytes into your diet.

How do I know if I'm eating added sugar?

Added sugar is hiding in foods that many of us consider healthy, like yogurt and energy bars. It is also attached to savory foods, such as ketchup, bread, salad dressing, and pasta sauce.

There are at least 61 different names for sugar listed on food labels. These include familiar names, such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup, as well as barley malt, dextrose, maltose, and rice syrup, among others.

While product labels list total sugar content, manufacturers are not required to say whether that total includes added sugar, which makes it difficult to know how much of the total comes from added sugar and how much is naturally occurring in ingredients such as fruit or milk. That makes it very difficult to account for how much added sugar we're consuming.

Anything listed in the ingredients that end in "ose" is some form of sugar.