HCG is an acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone that women produce in abundance during the early part pregnancy. There is some evidence that hCG, when taken in small amounts, and combined with a very low calorie diet can help both men and women lose a substantial amount of fat. As with any weight loss plan, there are side effects and questions about the compatibility of certain medications. The hCG diet is no different. One question often asked by female followers of the plan is whether or not birth control pills are allowed. We’ll answer that question in this article.
There are certain restrictions that must be adhered to in order for the hCG diet to be effective. If a person fails to stick to the plan as written, they will likely have problems unless they quickly and deliberately make those changes necessary to get back on course. Birth control pills are not a restricted medication on the hCG plan. Women are allowed to take any type of birth control, pills, devices, etc without having to worry about it adversely affecting their diet or causing them not to be able to lose weight. It will in no way negatively interfere. This will be a welcome relief to some women, because there are many who claim that taking hCG can increase the likelihood that a woman gets pregnant. There are others who refute this. However, for those who would rather be on the safe side, being able to continue taking ones birth control is great news.
The evidence that hCG can increase the chances of a woman getting pregnant is pretty solid. Fertility specialists sometimes prescribe hCG (in much larger dosage) to women who are having trouble getting pregnant. It can help boost fertility. This is all the more reason for a woman who does not want to have a baby to continue her birth control. If she does not, she is at even greater risk of becoming pregnant then normal.
If you would like to go on the hCG diet or are simply doing some fact-finding before you determine whether or not the plan is right for you, it would be a good idea to read Dr. Simeons’ manuscript Pounds and Inches. Author, Kevin Trudeau has penned an updated book on the subject that is pretty popular. You may want to read that one as well, The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You To Know About.
It is generally best to follow the plan under the guidance of a licensed physician. They will be able to identify and treat any problems that may arise. A doctor will also be able to make sure that you receive hGC that it legitimate, safe and in the right quantities. There are people selling homeopathic hCG that does not contain the proper amount of hCG and will not test on a pregnancy test strip. All hCG injections should test for hCG on a pregnancy test strip.
If you are a woman interested in the hCG diet but concerned that you may not be able to continue your birth control regimen, don’t worry. You can continue to take birth control without any ill effects. Doing so will not adversely affect the plan.
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