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What to eat in hCG diet if person does not eat meat fish or eggs. I came to know that quinoa is the one item can be eaten instead of meat?

What to eat in hCG diet if person does not eat meat fish or eggs. I came to know that quinoa is the one item can be eaten instead of meat?

Accurate information: You might not be aware, but physicians and dieticians are not recommending the hCG diet. I realize the diet is popular and sometimes it's done under supervision of physician, but overall the caloric intake is too low to be healthy. Beans, legumes, dairy, quinoa are some alternatives to animal based proteins. Please make sure that if you are doing this diet, it's under supervision of a physician Read more

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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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 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

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What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

Depends: On how much overweight you are. On its own it is healthy to lose around 1-2 lbs per week. I am a big proponent of the HCG diet when done under the supervision of a qualified physician and the original protocol for calories and doses. Read more

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After the hCG diet how do you keep the weight off? Can you drink alcoholic beverages on the diet?

After the hCG diet how do you keep the weight off? Can you drink alcoholic beverages on the diet?

You can't!: The major problem with every diet (the hcg, adkins, south beach, etc) is that when you stop it, you always regain the weight when you go back to eating the way way you were before. That's why the diets advertise losing weight quickly but rarely show people who kept the weight off. Remember: alcohol contains calories which can cause weight gain like any other drink. Limit it as much as you can. Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more