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Foods You Can Eat On H Cg Diet Phase 2
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
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. ...Read more
Small amounts ok: In the recovery phase you must weigh yourself daily, and if weight increases than, skip breakfast and lunch, drink plenty of water; eat huge steak with an apple and raw tomato for dinner. ...Read more
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
The more I have investigated the otc hcg--which is not HCG. A pregnancy hormone-similar to lh/progesterone effects. The rx hcg
may be real human chorionic gonadotropin, but we do not understand the effects it may have on patients---esp if they would have an unknown early cancer? Do not take any chances. Apparently, you can get rx HCG online by a doc------not o-k. ...Read more
Starting the hCG diet and was wondering if I can eat brussel sprouts, cauliflower or green beans on it?
Yes: Eat all the non-starchy vegetables you want. The 500 cal restriction is not necessary. ...Read more
My mom is on Coumadin (warfarin) and wants to start the hCG diet. Is there a drug reaction between the two? Not asking about the diet but the interactions only.
Possible!: Hcg has been associated with dvt. This would not be recommended. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...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
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
Scam: This is a very-low-calorie diet with an expensive placebo. You'll lose weight by restricting calories, and spend money for something that will do you no good. Ask your personal physician whether a crash diet is really right for you. Better, start hanging out with people who are into physical fitness and join in. Unlike a crash diet, this will result in real, sustained good results. ...Read more