I am a vegetarian (VEGAN) is HCG ok for me?
HCG is not prepared from any animal fat or living person. It is basically hormones which are obtained from pregnant females.
Can I take salt while on HCG diet?
Yes, you can take salt when on diet, but is recommended that while you are on HCG diet, eat low salt food as too much salt may result in water retention and also may cause abnormal blood pressure levels.
How much should be my water consumption?
You need to take atleast 3 liters of water so that excessive salts are flushed out of the body and you remain Hydrated. But it is recommended that you do not drink tap water as it may contain chlorine and that may affect your thyroid.
I feel hungrier when I am on HCG Diet. Why does this happen?
Generally, it takes around 5 to 6 days for the body to adjust to the HCG diet plan. Also, sometime it has physiological effect and you tend to get more hungry
Can I eat sweets, pickles, chocolates and items with vinegar?
When you start your HCG diet you will have to control on all food stuffs that have high content of sugar, salt and amino acids.
It is advised that you reduce all such items. But just to add taste to your food or taste buds you can have all this in very quantity.
What all shall I eat when I am on HCG diet?
This is a very important question, and it’s very important to know about it. You have to make sure that you do not eat more than 500 calories of food
Each day. You can consult your dietician who can prepare you a diet chat for the same. Green tea is also very useful and gives added advantage to the HCG plan.
Are 500 calories of food sufficient for me to survive for the entire day?
Yes, in the start you may feel it’s less, but as you progress with the HCG diet plan you will not feel to eat, because HCG releases your fat reserves, your body begins to “consume” the fat, which acts as a source of energy in place of food. In essence, you burn about one pound of fat each day (one pound is 3,500 calories). Therefore, your total consumption each day will be about 4,000 calories – 500 from food and 3,500 from fat. That is why most patients do not experience extreme hunger while using HCG.
How much will I lose doing the HCG diet?
Most patients on the 23-day program tend to lose about 20-25 pounds; however, the weight loss does not always happen evenly over 23-day period. Some patients may notice the diet not working fine, it maybe because of your anxiety or maybe due to some other medications that you are having. But in most of the cases people loose good amount of weight. Some times it is also noticed that in the first 23 days you may not loose any weight, but in second cycle or third cycle they will loose almost double the weight they have desired.
I am nursing a baby will I still lose weight?
You will not lose any weight if you are breast feeding, as the prolactin levels are very high and this does not allow any weight loss. Its recommended that you do not be on HCG diet when you are breast feeding.
Are HCG injections Intra Muscular?
Yes, it needs to be metabolized in the muscle. It will give you better results then pills and creams which are all fake and have no results.
Can I take HCG when I am a lady is on her menstrual Cycle?
Its advised not to take HCG while in periods the HCG levels of a female drops and by injecting HCG it gives you no results. But you continue the 500 cal/day diet. When your period is almost over and you are just spotting, you may restart the injections. The injections that you missed during this time will be added to the end of the program so that you get the full 23 or 40. If you are taking MIC or any vitamin injections please do not stop those injections as it does not interfere with the menstrual cycle at all. Also sometimes Some patients have experienced changes in their menstrual cycle while on the HCG. These irregularities are resolved with the completion of the program.
I feel too hungry when I am not on HCG injections during my menstrual cycle?
You need to be on a 500 cal / day diet and need to follow it. If you are taking MIC or any vitamin injections please do not stop those injections as it does not interfere with the menstrual cycle at all.
Can I do some other weight loss treatment while on HCG diet.
The answer in no. Just do your HCG injections, exercise and proper diet plan. This is more than sufficient to loose adequate weight.
I am diabetic, can I still do HCG diet?
In most of the cases people who have high sugar levels, when on HCG diet plan they have overall drop in their sugar levels. Also, the pre and post blood results have shown to be in a controlled range.
Which medications shall I avoid when I am on HCG diet plan.
Only medication’s which interact with the endocrine system should not be taken. But its better you consult your local physician if you are on any endocrine medications. But during HCG diet when a person starts loosing weight we have seen that most of their vital counts have improved. Blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes, (ED complaints in males) and cholesterol have reduced drastically.
I have complaints of Gout, will it be ok to use HCG?
HCG increased uric acid in the body so there are chances of sever attack so its better not to take HCG if you have gout issues. But still if you need to take HCG its important you be on your gout medications and also take medications to reduce uric acid. But if you also have blood pressure and Gout then please do not take HCG it can complicate and give rise to other health issues.
I have thyroid? Can I still use HCG?
You cannot be on HCG diet plan if you have thyroid. Taking additional HCG could cause hyperthyroidism
Instead of food can I use other appetite supplements?
It is highly recommended not to use any Hoodia, Garcania or any other supplements while on HCG diet. Follow simple diet plan with 500 calories a day. The best supplement is vitamin b12 injections or MIC.
How do I use MIC (Lipotropic) while on HCG diet.
MIC (Lipotropic) is an injection of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are an important part of a monitored Weight Loss Program, it ensures your body receives all necessary nutrients to keep you at your energetic best. Lipotropic agents (methionine, inositol, and choline) belong to a class of substances that play important roles in the body's use of fat. Many of these nutrients are not absorbable by mouth and need to be taken by injection. Injections are safe, effective and an easy way to keep your body well-balanced. They help increase your energy as well as contribute to the success of your weight loss plan. This diet plan involves eating specific proteins, vegetables, and fruits while adhering to a 1200-1500 calorie per day diet. MIC (Lipotropic) has to be taken once in 72 hours only 1 ml. MIC (Lipotropic) is injected same way as HCG but only once in 72 hours.
Can I just use MIC (Lipotropic) for weight loss, instead of HCG?
MIC (Lipotropic) just provides you energy and compensates for the hunger that you feel during the HCG diet plan. Some people keep the MIC (Lipotropic) on even after the HCG diet is completed.
For mixing HCG can I use sterile water instead of bacteriostatic water?
Sterile water contains a good amount of salt which can be a problem if you are high blood pressure patients. Whereas bacteriostatic water does not have and salt in and is used to mix it. But even if you mix sterile water with your HCG it is ok.