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Doctor insights on: 800 Calorie H Cg Diet Protocol

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I have ecxzema and have to use ointment for my skin, will this effect the hCG diet protocol that I am currently on?

I  have ecxzema and have to use ointment for my skin, will this effect the hCG diet protocol that I am currently on?

Maybe: It depends what the ointment base is. If there is oil in the ointment you will not lose weight. Diet is very strict about handling any kind of oil except mineral oil which is ok, even makeup oil is not allowed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

HCG: I am curious why a 36 year old would be on bioidentical hormones unless you had a surgical menopause. That being said, I have combined HCG with bioidenticals for my patients and they work fine together as the HCG is only around for 40 days. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is hCG diet dangerous?

Is hCG diet dangerous?

Its probably safe: It will raise testosterone levels in men. The HCG diet has had side effects, but those are due to rapid weight loss (gall stones) and eating only 500 calories per day, starvation is not a great plan. I doubt the HCG itself causes many or any problems if used in low doses. ...Read more

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What are hCG diet drops for?

What are hCG diet drops for?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving the hCG diet?

Insufficiency : The diet is really a starvation diet and can cause problems with heart and other organs because you aren't getting enough nutrition and can see consequences from starvation. Do not recommend as not worth weight loss. Add exercise if you want to burn more calories than you are taking in. Not worth harming your body ...Read more

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If I conceived while on the hCG diet, what are my risks?

If I conceived while on the hCG diet, what are my risks?

Likely minimal: The drops which are sold at health food stores are probably a scam with no real active ingredients capable of being absorbed orally. The injections use a tiny dose compared to what is used by specialists to help couples conceive, and is dwarfed by the amount the pregnancy will soon produce. There are no studies, but i suspect the effects would be negligible. If you conceive, the diet is over! ...Read more

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Can I do hCG diet while on your menstrual cycle?

Can I do hCG diet while on your menstrual cycle?

You can do: Hcg diet any time you like, it's nonsense. A 500 calorie per day diet will make anyone lose weight, anytime. This is a big scam, ignore the HCG (references please?) and go back to diet and exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to drink lemon water on the hCG diet?

Am i allowed to drink lemon water on the hCG diet?

Yesif no Sugar: You can drink any drinks that have no sugar such as crystal light, diet soda, sparkling waters etc. ...Read more

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I started my period, can I start the hCG diet still?

Depends: There is nothing good about the 500 cal HCG diet. Do not do it. Check my webpage: drfairchild.Org on advice on diet. ...Read more

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How can smoking hookah affect your weight loss on the hCG diet?

How can  smoking hookah affect your weight loss on the hCG diet?

Increases appetite: I am assuming you are smoking marijuana in the hookah? While on the HCG diet you should not be taking drugs other than necessary medications for health reasons. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicillin and simvistatin while on a hCG diet?

Is it ok to take amoxicillin and simvistatin while on a hCG diet?

HCG diet: This diet is not proven to be of value in promoting weight loss except for your wallet. If you persist you can go ahead and take amoxicillin and simvistatin at the same time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for post menopausal women to become pregnant on the hCG diet?

Is it possible for post menopausal women to become pregnant on the hCG diet?

Definitions of words: Menopause means one is not fertile. So, the answer is a resounding no. Of course not. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet safe enough to use as a detox before a low carb lifestyle change?

Is the hCG diet safe enough to use as a detox before a low carb lifestyle change?

No: The HCG diet has been studied, and it is not effective for weight loss. Hcg is a hormone produced by your body when you are pregnant.Severe side effects includea ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (massive enlargement of ovaries, breast tenderness, fluid in your lungs, etc.) the only thing that will get thinner on an HCG diet is your wallet! eat fewer calories and exercise and you will lose weight! ...Read more

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I would like to try the Hcg diet; I'm looking for a doctor to help and prescribe.

I would like to try the Hcg diet; I'm looking for a doctor to help and prescribe.

Not a good idea: The HCG diet is neither safe nor effective. It is not approved by the FDA. The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin is produced during pregnancy. The diet recommends severe calorie restriction--500-800 calories--which is likely why people lose in the short term, but it is not safe. And the HCG can contribute to edema and blood clots. Increase physical activity and restrict healthy calories a bit. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more