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Info abou the hCG diet, and after yoy reach your goal weight do u continue the drops and do you continue eating just 500 calories?

Info abou the hCG diet, and after yoy reach your goal weight do u continue the drops and do you continue eating just 500 calories?

HCG weight loss: No one can survive really on a 500 calorie diet (at least not happily or for long). While on the HCG diet although you consume 500 calories per day, your body is able to derive the rest of it's caloric needs from its extensive fat reserves. Your body burns calories to breathe, for your heart to pump even for the act of eating itself. I would not advise any kind dieting if you have a normal bmi.

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Your opinion on HCG diet injections? Is it HCG that makes you lose weight or the 500 calorie a day intake? Is it safe to take with wellbutrin (bupropion) & Zoloft

Your opinion on HCG diet injections? Is it HCG that makes you lose weight or the 500 calorie a day intake? Is it safe to take with wellbutrin (bupropion) & Zoloft

Lo cal diet: Pregnant women have extremely high levels of HCG, yet they gain weight normally. I would not recommend HCG injections for weight loss. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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While on the hCG diet, has anyone eaten foods not on the list?

While on the hCG diet, has anyone eaten foods not on the list?

Don't cheat: The HCG diet only works if you follow it 100% - if you cheat, it will not work.

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What are the phases and food rules for the hCG diet?

What are the phases and food rules for the hCG diet?

Ask doctor: You should only do the real HCG diet with a qualified physician. You need the injection not drops or internet products. Google pounds and inches for the protocol diet.

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How to tell if I am the only one that is still craving lots of food on the hCG diet?

How to tell if I am the only one that is still craving lots of food on the hCG diet?

Don't starve: The original HCG diet is too restrictive and not recommended. Get off the 'why bother eating' diet. Eat whole foods, lots of vegetables, enough protein, and good fats such as coconut and olive oil. Restrict carbohydrates.

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Can you please list the risks associated with the hCG diet?

Can you please list the risks associated with the hCG diet?

What I tell patients: You could be allergic, irregular menses, migraine exacerbations, rare allergic reaction or edema, rare temporary hair loss, blood clot formation, gallstones.

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If I take the b12&hcg injection for weight loss (1/2cc hcg)in shot. Will that increase fertility or is it safe with 1250 calorie diet?

No: The HCG does not affect your fertility at the recommended doses for the diet, 125 iu. And you should be on the original protocol which is 500 calories for it to be effective. Too many phsyicians have modified the diet and dose and still claim the results will be the same. They won't! the weight loss will lead to fertility as it changes the estrogen to Progesterone balance.

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Can I stop hCG diet early?

Can I stop hCG diet early?

Yes: You will likely lose benefits if you stop all together. You can pause the diet for a set time and than resume it. Best to see a qualified physician to do this diet the right way. Too many physicians state this diet is dangerous but lack the training necessary to administer it correctly.

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Can I get sick on the hCG diet?

Can I get sick on the hCG diet?

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 for losing weight. I can't recommend it.

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Can I start the hCG diet 12:30 in the afternoon?

Can I start the hCG diet 12:30 in the afternoon?

Yes, but...: Start the fourth day after your 72 hour load. Your first meal can be at 12:30 if you want. The best results are with USP HCG that is given by injection. Make sure you do the maintenance diet after you finish the HCG protocol or you will put your weight right back on.

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Is the hCG diet safe for someone who is too thin?

Is the hCG diet safe for someone who is too thin?

Why would you: Do this diet if you are thin. It is not a matter of safety with the HCG diet. It only works on people who have at least 15 pounds of abnormal fat to lose. If you are thin and no abnormal fat you will have no benefit with this diet.

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Am I allowed to eat other vegetables on the hCG diet?

There are certian: Vegetables u can eat and certain ones u cannot, you should do the HCG diet only under doctor supervision like I offer pts in my office, we use quality subq injectable HCG that we test and a strict 500 cal diet that we go over with the pt and it says what veggies and how much of them u can have for your meals.

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How do doctors feel about the hCG diet?

How do doctors feel about the hCG diet?

I am for it: When done with a properly qualified physician and with injections and the protocol exact, you can have great results that are safe and sustained.

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How much cla can I take on the hCG diet?

500-600 kcals: This is an extreme diet, so make sure it is done with supervision.

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I have heard about the hCG diet. Is it safe?

I have heard about the hCG diet. Is it safe?

Yes but...: Hcg is not likely going to cause any harm but weight loss is due to the severe caloric restriction. In men with low testosterone and normal testes, it may work better because the HCG will increase the testosterone level. In women, HCG may increase progesterone. Higher Progesterone may lead to less anxiety and therefore less eating. Overall, smart eating plus increased activity is a better choice.

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Can I use domperidone while on the hCG diet?

Can I use domperidone while on the hCG diet?

I wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend the combination of domperidone and the HCG diet. I also wouldn't recommend the HCG diet.

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Is the hCG diet suitable for post menopausal women?

Yes: It is safe when under the supervision of a qualified physician.

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Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Can the hCG diet cause infertility?

Most Likely Not: Keep in mind that the fda discourages the use of HCG in weight control and diet management as it has no established effect on the metabolism of fat or suppression of appetite. Being a hormone, and hence a protein, it will be denatured and rendered inactive by the digestive enzymes when taken orally.

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How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

How does hcg diet effect your hormones.

HCG in pregnancy: HCG diet is an extreme diet which includes injections the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which is the hormone women make when pregnant. The diet was a 500 calorie diet which promotes weight loss which seems to be difficult to stay off - moreover HCG can cause severe muscle loss

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Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Can the hCG diet help my hormone imbalances?

Focus on food > fads: After reviewing the scant data from the present HCG diet and the one in the 70s, I still believe a reproductive endocrinologist can comment best on effects of hcg. Wrt being on the diet when ttc or pregnant, I say avoid lo-cal. There are few times in life when diet matters more. The goal is to have the healthiest body for the healthiest baby. Eating 3 toxin-free balanced meals with snacks is best.

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