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can I stop the hcg diet early

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: If you are doing the 500 cal diet, it is best to stop. That kind of diet is not safe and will not provide you with enough nutrients.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reset metabolism: The HCG diet puts your body into starvation mode and changes metabolic 'set point.' and then when you resume normal diet, your metabolism has been al ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably: This change is a sign your body is under stress. I am not a fan of the HCG diet as it is too extreme ; tends to result in deficiencies of essential nu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Expensive junk: If you're getting HCG by injection, you're either getting it on the black market (so who knows what you're injecting into your body), or from a doctor ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HCG DIET: One way of losing weight is by having human chorionic gonadrotopin injections and some 500 cal diet.
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doesn't sound safe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calor ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Only 500 calorie/day: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calor ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight loss: Most people try to use human growth hormone for weight loss and for metabolism. It has never been proven to be effective when taken orally. Most of th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Fda is warning consumers that HCG diet medications are considered unproven, and marketing them as diet aids is illegal.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The diet often recommended with HCG injections is very restrictive, and people often will not feel well. Unfortunately HCG has not been shown helpful ... Read More
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