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Can you start an hCG diet during the last two days of your period?

Can you start an hCG diet during the last two days of your period?

What did the doc: Say who is doing I t for u, u should not start it until after your entire period is over, I do not advise just buying it off the internet, I use quality HCG sibq injections for my pts and they are all followed closely in my office. ...Read more

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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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Will the hCG diet effect my period at all? I don't remember it affecting it the first 2 times I did it...But do you think it might?

Will the hCG diet effect my period at all? I don't remember it affecting it the first 2 times I did it...But do you think it might?

Not directly: The quantity of HCG used in the diet is so low that it would not affect your period but, the diet also calls for you to restrict your calories between 500-800 daily. The stress this puts on your body may be enough to throw off your period. ...Read more

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

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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Hi! I'm 45 years old, 18 days late on my period, and have never been late before also had a tubal ligation 15 yrs ago. I started the hcg diet 3 mos ag?

Diet/ protection: If you are sexually active and not protected, get checked for pregnancy, even at 45. I would suggest, more likely, hormonal shifts, pre-menopausal changes, and get checked fro thyroid and endocrine imbalances. Tubal ligations can fail and pregnancies can occur outside of the uterus (ectopic), See your GYN. ...Read more

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I was on an hCG drops diet and I still haven't gotten my period, yet I didn't lose more than 2 pounds, what has happened?

I was on an hCG drops diet and I still haven't gotten my period, yet I didn't lose more than 2 pounds, what has happened?

Starvation Diets: The HCG diet, like most fad diets does not really lead to real or lasting weight loss. Starvation diets are very dangerous to one's health. I would request that you find a doctor that gives you the truth about the failure of starvation in weight loss plans. ...Read more

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I stopped taking HcG injections for diet 2 days ago, and started my period again for second time this month. My period has not stopped for 14 days now?

I stopped taking HcG injections for diet 2 days ago, and started my period again for second time this month. My period has not stopped for 14 days now?

Starvation Diets: I am very happy to hear that you may be choosing more healthy ways of living than the extremely dangerous 'starvation' diet known as the HCG diet. I would warn you that it is very common to gain all weight back and more after stopping the starvation approach to dieting. Please do not let this panic you. You poor hormones, uterus, and brain probably do not know what to do with the HCG. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the hCG diet affect some people worse than others?

For what reasons might the hCG diet affect some people worse than others?

Everyone is differen: I offer the HCG diet in my office to my pts, after they have been properly screed=need to make sure they are a candidate for the diet and have no contra indications to the diet which some people do so we will not do it, even if u are a candidate and have had a proper workup before including doing blood work some people cannot tolerate 500 calories. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant and didn't know it till after the first months and into the 2nd and were on the hCG diet, could it affect the baby in any way?

Pregnancy: The HCG diet is a popular diet now. However, it is the same hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant so it can cause a false positive pregnancy test. Still, if you are pregnant, the HCG should not cause any problems with the pregnancy and won't cause you to miscarry. ...Read more

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Hi, I can't find a Dr. Here in dickinson ND that uses the HCG diet. Any ideas of how I can get started?

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

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How does the hCG diet work?  

How does the hCG diet work?  

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

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Does the hCG diet really work?

Does the hCG diet really work?

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

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How exactly does the HCG diet work?

How exactly does the HCG diet work?

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

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Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

Is the hCG diet and injections safe and effective?

NO: 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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will hCG diet afftect implantation?

Will hCG diet afftect implantation?

It shouldn't: The dose is so small and will have no effects on your normal balance of hormones. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can I have juice while on the hCG diet?

Can I have juice while on the hCG diet?

Only lemon: You can have only juice of one lemon without any sugar, only saccharin or stevia can be used to sweeten. ...Read more

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Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

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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Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old?

Is the hCG diet healthy for a 21 year old?

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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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. ...Read more

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Can you take viagra (sildenafil) on the hCG diet?

Yes: But there is no scientific evidence demonstrating any benefit to HCG diet. It only works because of very minimal caloric intake. ...Read more

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Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

Can taking hCG diet drops affect fertility at all?

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. Weightloss will actually improve fertility. ...Read more

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Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Can you take cymbalta (duloxetine) on the hCG diet?

Yes, but: The diet has been tested and even dr. Oz withdrew his support for it. The diet is extreme and unhealthy and may cause nutritional deficiencies that can even cause depression. I do not endorse this diet and the fda, webmd, and the british medical system do not support it either. ...Read more