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Can I Have Deli Meat On The H Cg Diet
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
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
Not very well.: The weight loss is due to the severe caloric restriction. In men with low testosterone and normal testicles, 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. ...Read more
Absolutely: You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories. You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day. Some physicians call this diet dangerous or won't work, but lack an understanding about the diet and it's proven safety. In use since 1950s. ...Read more
Most people believe: The reason it "works" is because of the severe calorie restriction--500 kcal/day-- associated with it. Theoretically, HCG may exert some appetite suppressant qualities which make it easier to only eat 500 calories. A pregnancy hormone, HCG is a pro-hormone and may promote other hormones, i.e. thyroid. Most authorities are skeptical of its safety and effectiveness. Target: 1200 cal/day + exercise. ...Read more
I get asked this question a lot. I tell patients think about what you're doing exactly: 1. Taking a hormone that can modulate other hormones and is only elevated during pregnancy (un-natural)
2. You're ingesting merely 500 calories, some docs have modified it to 750 calories. But still too low for any person. It works as an immediate, fast tool for weight loss but not for good! ...Read more
It could: Hcg is a hormone normally found in high levels during pregnancy. Injections of this hormone, when not pregnant, can throw a wrench into the normal hormonal functioning and interfere with fertility. Furthermore, the diet works as a starvation diet, and that's not healthy and is potentially extremely dangerous. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: You must follow the diet originally created by dr. Simeon. If you are getting hungry than you are not on real HCG or the proper dose. The only way to do this diet is under supervision of a qualified physician and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet. When done the right way, you will not be hungry. The wrong nuts have high fat content which is counter to the diet. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe when under the supervision of a qualified physician. ...Read more
Yes you can: Hcg protocol, if followed properly, will help you lose weight and should not be affected by your hysterectomy. You might also consider having your hormone levels tested as many bhrt protocols can assist with weight loss if your hormone levels are off. Visit us at www. Doctorscotts. Com for more information on HCG and hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more
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
Drops worthless: Drops are worthless. You need a qualified physician to administer correctly the injection HCG and the original 500 calorie diet with strict adherence. The diet only works on abnormal fat and once you rid yourself of abnormal fat you will not lose any more weight on the HCG diet. ...Read more
Not on protocol: If you abruptly stop the injections & don't follow the protocol for the maintenance phase, you WILL gain the weight back. The 3 weeks following the injections are just as important as Phase 2. There are ways to deal with interruptions while on the plan, but they are very specific. Your Dr. Should discuss this in detail with you. You can read "Pounds & Inches" by Simeons for more info. ...Read more
Placebo: When studied against placebo, the diet did no better than the control group. Given it is a 500 calorie diet, you will likely lose weight but the "hcg" (it is often a unregulated nutraceutical) is not the cause, the calorie restriction. I recommend searching scholar. Google. Com or pubmed and reading yourself. ...Read more
Follow diet exactly: One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage. ...Read more
Hi, I can't find a Dr. Here in dickinson ND that uses the HCG diet. Any ideas of how I can get started?
Bad idea: The reason you're having such a tough time finding a doctor is that the hCG diet is not a great idea. It is a severe calorie restricted diet. You may initially lose some weight quickly, but the effect will not last. Studies of the diet have shown no value in managing obesity, and it carries significant potential for side effects, including blood clots, headaches, and hair thinning, among others. ...Read more
Please explain what do you know about the hCG diet plan and where can I find some good tasting hCG diet recipes?
HCG diet: The HCG diet has not been proven to be effective for long term weight loss. It suggests that you reduce calories to 500 calories and take a HCG supplement extracted from the urine of pregnant women. There has been one meta-analysis (pooled study) which evaluated several studies of patients on HCG. The study concluded that HCG is not effective for weight loss. ...Read more
Done the hCG diet 2xs, on 30 days stop for 2 wks. This time I've noticed changes to my cycle. Starting on 3 weeks vs 4, twice. Is this due 2 the diet?
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 nutrients. We have many toxins stored in fat ; rapid weight loss releases these toxins into our bloodstream while you lack nutrients needed to support proper detox. I advise a slow, steady, sustainable approach to weight loss like http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more
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