What is the hCG Diet Plan?
Frequently Asked Questions for Anyone Considering the hCG Diet Plan.
Below are some basic frequently asked questions by those new to the hCG Diet. If you are currently already following an hCG Diet Plan, you may want to read our hCG Diet Protocol FAQ.
What is hCG?
hCG stands for Human Chorionic
Gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced by the
placenta in pregnant women and almost completely
controls the metabolic function through the hypothalamus
throughout the pregnancy. The hCG used in the Hcg
is a variation of the hCG form used for fertility treatments, and in much smaller, minute doses. All hCG
used for medical purposes is synthetic, created in laboratories from sterile cells. It
is NOT extracted from women or animal urine which has been a known misconception.
How much weight
will I lose with the hCG diet?
Most hCG dieters report an average
loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day. However, everyone is different and results may vary. A poll on the hCG Diet Info Blog included over 7000 individuals and showed an average of 1 pound per day lost by over 50% of hCG Dieters. See current hCG Diet average weight loss results here.
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What preparations are
required for hCG diet shots?
Prior to treatment, your physician or
practitioner will request blood tests and
perform a general health assessment. For
individual injections, generally no preparations
are required. If your physician has you
self-injecting, specific sterilizing processes
are involved and certain steps can be taken to
reduce the discomfort of injections here:
Read hCG Diet Shot Injection Tips.
Is it healthy to
lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with hCG shots?
loss studies have shown that weight lost following the
comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean
muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes
directly from unhealthy fat and does not strip the body of much
needed muscle, vitamins or
minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the
same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored
nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the
body. For this reason, hCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great
health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks
they had as an overweight individual.
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Why the 500 calorie diet
- VLCD (very low calorie diet )?
hCG diet shots
cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out
of the fat storage locations so that itís available for
use. While you are only consuming
500 calories, your
hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in
your body. Because of this, your body is actually
operating on thousands of calories a day. The
result is your body using thousands of calories of fat
from your body each day, the reason
lose 1 to 2
lbs of fat or more, per day.
Eating on the hCG Diet
Is the use
of hCG injections for weight loss legal?
A medical doctor may prefer
not to use hCG for weight loss due to the FDA's
lack of recommendation, however he is legally able to do so in
the US. It is advised that you check your
country's laws to be certain, however, for most
countries, importing hCG diet shots or having pre-filled
hCG syringes shipped via mail are considered safe and
perfectly legal. If importing hCG from abroad, be
sure to check your local laws and follow whatever
restrictions are called for.
Is it legal to order hCG
from overseas pharmacies?
While it is
recommended to check for amendments to the importation
guidelines, as of January 2007, it is still legal to
import hCG for personal use. An individual
supply of no more than 3 months is generally acceptable
for meeting the "personal use" standard. Resale of
imported pharmaceuticals is a federal offense.
Where to buy hCG
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Will I be hungry on
500 calories a day?
It is common for mild hunger
during the first few days, however this will pass and by
the 2nd week, you will find even very tiny servings, to be
completely satisfying. This is partly due to your
hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely
due to the amount of calories circulating in your system
from the fat being released. It is common that hCG
dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in
order to reach that
500 calorie limit!
Eating on the hCG Diet
a right candidate for hCG Diet Shots?
The majority of men and women can use
hCG injections for
It is recommended that dieters consult a physician concerning your
weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation
The physician will NOT
hCG weight loss injections
for women who are pregnant or
about safety and side effects of hCG Diet Shots?
There are rarely
hCG Diet side effects
reported while using
diet shots, or oral hCG for weight loss. When the hCG shots are used
for fertility reasons, the larger amount is known to
cause occasional headaches, and pregnancy symptoms.
However, the amount differences between the hCG diet
protocol and hCG used for fertility purposes is
significantly different in quantity.
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gain the weight back after the hCG diet?
hCG diet, not only will you have lost physical weight,
former hCG Dieters also report a change for the better
in appetite, and a natural course of modified
They also report this as being an ideal situation for
easily transitioning into a healthy relationship with
With all of
these changes and experiences, the hCG Diet is the
perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to
maintain your weight.
gain the weight back after hCG? There is no reason
you should, so long as you have replaced any former
negative eating and inactive lifestyle habits with new,
healthy perspectives on food and exercise.
post-hcg dieters find a minimum amount of daily activity
is sufficient to maintaining their hCG weight loss goal.
exercise is recommended
not only for weight maintenance, but also for the added
health benefits. Recommended activities include:
Yoga, 20 minutes of cardio, or any number of activities
you may enjoy, that gets your heart moving.
With your hypothalamus, "reset" and your metabolism will
reflect these differences. and you will be able to eat moderately without
feeling the need to overeat.
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the hypothalamus gland?
The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals,
fat storage, and more importantly, your metabolic rate.
Is hCG safe for men?
The hCG used for the hCG
protocol is actually already found in men.
In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and
non-pregnant women as well as pregnant.
painful are hCG injections for weight loss?
The hCG injections
for weight loss are administered using a very fine needle
and are relatively painless.
Read tips for relieving
the discomfort of self-administered hCG diet shots.
Where Do I Inject hCG Diet Shots?
The easiest and most comfortable place to inject is in the stomach, about 2" out from the naval and about as far down on either side of the naval. Read How to: Injection Tips for hCG Diet Shots.
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