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I have abruptly stopped the hCG diet and am gaining weight. How do I stop this!?

I have abruptly stopped the hCG diet and am gaining weight. How do I stop this!?

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

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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Can this new hCG diet really help you lose weight?

Can this new hCG diet really help you lose weight?

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

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If I am now 5'7 weighing 180 pounds. How much weight can I expect to lose on a 30 day hCG diet?

If I am now 5'7 weighing 180 pounds. How much weight can I expect to lose on a 30 day hCG diet?

Not a safe diet: If it works, it's only because of the severe calorie restriction the diet recommends, which is not safe. You are putting yourself at risk and the weight loss won't be sustainable. ...Read more

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Is the official hCG diet plan. Com safe? I am 12 lbs. Over weight, eat right and exercise. 49, f.

NO: 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

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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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Do u sugest me to use hCG diet drops, because am overweight, and I want to loose weight fast in may be 1mnth, am 88kg and I want to reduce almost 30kgs.

Do u sugest me to use hCG diet drops, because am overweight, and I want to loose weight fast in may be 1mnth, am 88kg and I want to reduce almost 30kgs.

Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way. Losing weight rapidly with a diet or pill is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (cutting back on carbs and sugar) and do cardiovascular exercise (not walking but running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, zumba, etc). You can still lose weight quickly doing this. ...Read more

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I've been on the hCG diet for one week so far and I am getting really hungry. I have cheated by eating nuts. Will this stop me form losing weight?

I've been on the hCG diet for one week so far and I am getting really hungry. I have cheated by eating nuts. Will this stop me form losing weight?

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

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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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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?

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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I'm on the HCG weight loss diet I have been taking 150 IU of HCG every morning for 2 weeks started feeling sick and tired. PG test positive! Possible?

I'm on the HCG weight loss diet I have been taking 150 IU of HCG every morning for 2 weeks started feeling sick and tired. PG test positive! Possible?

HCG: The pregnancy test is a test for HCG and will be positive because you are taking it. If there is a chance that you might be pregnant or might get pregnant while you are on this diet you need to talk with your doctor. ...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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Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?

Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?

Exercise: The HCG approach to weight loss is not recommended by multiple reputable medical organizations and fda (http://www. Fda. Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm)

clinical trials show no extra weight loss beyond diet alone. It can cause blood clots and serious depression. I recommend stopping hcg. Increasing exercise is a good way to get over a weight loss plateau. ...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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What is hCG diet?

What is hCG diet?

Risky: There are lots of risks involved with a severe calorie restriction diet and with HCG injections. I would not recommend this to my patients. ...Read more

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Can I stop hCG diet early?

Can I stop hCG diet early?

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

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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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Can I get sick on the hCG diet?

Yes: The diet often recommended with HCG injections is very restrictive, and people often will not feel well. Unfortunately HCG has not been shown helpful for losing weight. I can't recommend it. ...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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How many times can you complete the HCG diet?

Not working?: If you are having to do a diet plan over and over again then one must conclude that this particular diet is not working for you very well. Maybe it is time to try something different and hopefully you will experience more success. ...Read more

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Can I start the hCG diet 12:30 in the afternoon?

Can I start the hCG diet 12:30 in the afternoon?

Yes, but...: Start the fourth day after your 72 hour load. Your first meal can be at 12:30 if you want. The best results are with USP HCG that is given by injection. Make sure you do the maintenance diet after you finish the HCG protocol or you will put your weight right back on. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet safe for someone who is too thin?

Is the hCG diet safe for someone who is too thin?

Why would you: Do this diet if you are thin. It is not a matter of safety with the HCG diet. It only works on people who have at least 15 pounds of abnormal fat to lose. If you are thin and no abnormal fat you will have no benefit with this diet. ...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 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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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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Am I allowed to eat other vegetables on the hCG diet?

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

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Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

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

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Can you tell me some recommendations on hCG diet recipes?

Can you tell me some recommendations on hCG diet recipes?

Low carb: Mostly very low carb diet, lots of non-starchy fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy oils (olive and coconut). Avoid sweets and processed foods as much as possible ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with the hCG diet?

What I tell patients: You could be allergic, irregular menses, migraine exacerbations, rare allergic reaction or edema, rare temporary hair loss, blood clot formation, gallstones. ...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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I started my hCG diet today and cheated, do I need to restart?

I started my hCG diet today and cheated, do I need to restart?

See below: The American Society of bariatric physicians does not recommend the hCG diet. most patients who follow this program gain all their weight back. Because you really don't learn how to eat correctly for yourself. Talk with your doctor... Learned eat correctly and you won't have a problem. For more information go to www. Weighstation. Net and check out the newsletters ...Read more

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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