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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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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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Better diet plan for loosing 5 kg/month?

Better diet plan for loosing 5 kg/month?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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What meal plans for a 500 calorie a day diet actually work?

What meal plans for a 500 calorie a day diet actually work?

See details: A 500 calorie a day diet is too severe. You do not need to starve yourself but fish and vegetables should be the main components with grains and some fresh fruit. ...Read more

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What is the accurate dosing for HCG 23 day diet plan?

What is the accurate dosing for HCG 23 day diet plan?

HCGdiet looks unsafe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read more

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Which was your best daily meal plan for losing weight fast?

Which was your best daily meal plan for losing weight fast?

Whole foods...: The foods you eat will have a major impact on your weight, but they are not the only factors. For detailed discussion of why people gain and lose weight, please read my blog at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read "why you get fat" first and then "why you stay fat.". ...Read more

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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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A MEAL PLAN DIET FOR B-NEGATIVE BLOOD TYPE?

A MEAL PLAN DIET FOR B-NEGATIVE BLOOD TYPE?

Many different ideas: According to Peter D'Adamo ND, Type B's should avoid corn, wheat, tomatoes, peanuts, chicken etc.- ...Read more

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Is the bhcg diet effective for weight loss?

Is the bhcg diet effective for weight loss?

No: But it will lighten your wallet. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your intake, and exercise (easier said than done). ...Read more

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What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets, but they are not phase one! remember, phase one virtually eliminates most carbs to obtain a dietetic ketosis! ...Read more

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Will calorie shifting diet work?

Will calorie shifting diet work?

Depends: Calorie shifting has many meanings but if you are asking about eating more during the day and less at night, its helpful but not as much as it is to eat what your resting metabolism rate is (and a little extra if exercising). It is best to consume more midday and less at night but most people are just overeating all day long! know your rate and then shift the calories. ...Read more

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A diet plan for diabetic?

A diet plan for diabetic?

Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

Track calories & exe: Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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Will following the Keto diet (super lo carb diet) affect birth control effectiveness at all?

Will following the Keto diet (super lo carb diet) affect birth control effectiveness at all?

No: A ketogenic diet does not decrease the efficacy of birth control. Continue your birth control as prescribed. If following a ketogenic diet, discuss your plan for healthy weight loss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Nutrisystem, ediets, jenny craig- which one best and balanced home delivery diet?

Program recommends: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the ideal vegetarian diet plan in pregnancy?

Eating well: There is no ideal vegetarian diet but mindful eating. Of the 7-9servings of veggies/fruits you need, 3 should be dark greens, 1-2 cruciferous, 1 serving of onion/garlic/mushroom, and then the variety that remains. Make sure you get protein about 0.4-0.5grams/pound you weigh). That's from beans, legumes, lentils, nuts, quinoa and eat whole grains. You can also eat dairy (1-2servings) and eggs. ...Read more

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Will Plan B One step work after/during ovulation?

Will Plan B One step work after/during ovulation?

Yes: Yes, Plan B reduces the chance of pregnancy by a factor of 10 when taken within 72 hours of an unprotected encounter, even during or after ovulation. It does not work by inhibiting ovulation; it inhibits implantation which is a separate process that must occur before a pregnancy is established. ...Read more

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Pregnancy diet plan?

Pregnancy diet plan?

None: See your obgyn for discussion of eating correctly...Please do not go on a diet!.... You are not fat you are pregnant ..Be blessed.. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet effective?

Hooey!: Bogus science, no substantive evidence to support its use, very low calorie diet that in itself can cause weight loss; can have significant side effects; banned by fda and mlb. Avoid it. Think twice about practitioners recommending it. ...Read more

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Please explain what do you know about the hCG diet plan and where can I find some good tasting hCG diet recipes?

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

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Drs i wana ask about hCG diet plan. Is it effective anf how can I start this plan?

Drs i wana ask about hCG diet plan. Is it effective anf how can I start this plan?

No; save your money: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...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.

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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My sister was doing the B12 and hCG diet without the 500 cal plan and she got pregnant even taking birth control pills.Will she and the baby be ok?

My sister was doing the B12 and hCG diet without the 500 cal plan and she got pregnant even taking birth control pills.Will she and the baby be ok?

Probably: She and the baby should be fine. I suggest that she see her OB soon and go over the details to be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are hCG diet safe?

No: And has not been proven to do any good either .Please stay away. ...Read more

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Is hCG diet dangerous?

Is hCG diet dangerous?

Its probably safe: It will raise testosterone levels in men. The HCG diet has had side effects, but those are due to rapid weight loss (gall stones) and eating only 500 calories per day, starvation is not a great plan. I doubt the HCG itself causes many or any problems if used in low doses. ...Read more

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Is the hCG diet effective?

Hooey!: Bogus science, no substantive evidence to support its use, very low calorie diet that in itself can cause weight loss; can have significant side effects; banned by fda and mlb. Avoid it. Think twice about practitioners recommending it. ...Read more

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What are hCG diet drops for?

What are hCG diet drops for?

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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What are the complications involving the hCG diet?

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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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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Will the hCG diet mess up fertiliry?

Will the hCG diet mess up fertiliry?

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

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How do doctors feel about the hCG diet?

I am for it: When done with a properly qualified physician and with injections and the protocol exact, you can have great results that are safe and sustained. ...Read more

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How much cla can I take on the hCG diet?

500-600 kcals: This is an extreme diet, so make sure it is done with supervision. ...Read more

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I have heard about the hCG diet. Is it safe?

I have heard about the hCG diet. Is it safe?

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

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Can I use domperidone while on the hCG diet?

Can I use domperidone while on the hCG diet?

I wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend the combination of domperidone and the HCG diet . I also wouldn't recommend the HCG diet. ...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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Is the hCG diet suitable for post menopausal women?

Yes: It is safe when under the supervision of a qualified physician. ...Read more