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How Many Times Can You Do The H Cg Diet
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
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?
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
If I only do the hCG diet for one month just to jump start things could this have any negative effect in my health short or long term?
HCG diet: I have seen patients have considerable side effects from the HCG oral drops diet. It is not enough nutrients and calories to be healthy. Also the diet may make you lose weight and often muscle mass and strength, but it does not teach you how to eat healthy or incorporate healthy choices to maintain weight loss? ...Read more
Yes & no: hCG diet is not recommend by most physicians anymore so while you can do it, we don't advise it. You didn't mention your gender, but since you mention both Progesterone & Testosterone, I'm guessing that you're female. Regardless, you should address this w/your prescribing physician so that s/he knows everything that you're doing and can look for potential drug-drug interactions. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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