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HCG FAQ's

There is a lot of HCG information out there. Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you learn more. I have also added an invitation at the bottom of the page where you can submit your own question below if we haven’t answered it.

What is the HCG Diet?

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The HCG Diet Program was introduced by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a specialist on obesity and weight regulation. This HCG information has helped many people overcome their resistance to weight loss. A natural hormone that our bodies produce during pregnancy called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is utilized. In Dr. Simeons’ theory,HCG triggers the hypothalamus area of the brain to release of abnormal fat stores.



The HCG protocol has helped thousands of people lose those stubborn pounds which they had been unable to lose in the past. In addition to weight loss, many people who have completed the HCG program also experienced other health benefits, such as a drop in blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.

When you ingest the hormone in relatively small doses and take part in a very low calorie diet, you can routinely lose 1 to 2 pounds per day of fat.

What is the Hypothalamus?

The hypothalamus is a part of our brain. The hypothalamus is vital to our bodies as it controls all of the autonomic functions of the body. That means breathing, heart beat, digestion, sleep and the functions of the endocrine system which regulates your hormones. One of the many functions of the endocrine system is the regulation and control of your metabolism and weight.

How do you know if HCG is reliable?

HCG information derives from years and years of scientific study. The process of using HCG for weight loss started in 1950. It was originally performed in the form of injections and was known to deliver quick and effective results.

Does the HCG program entail injections today?

No, you can take a liquid form of the homeopathic HCG supplement and it enters into the bloodstream where it performs just as effectively with fewer side effects.

How does the HCG Diet work?

You would be eating while taking homeopathic HCG. This enhances the odds of losing weight because the supplement impacts the glands in your body to ensure that the low calorie diet remains feasible. Basically, you are losing fat and using it for energy instead of food.

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You would be eating 500 calories per day while taking homeopathic HCG. This enhances the odds of losing weight because the supplement impacts the glands in your body to ensure that the low calorie diet remains feasible. Basically, you are losing fat and using it for energy instead of food.

How Does HCG Work in My System?

HCG impacts the body hormonally. This is what allows you to eat a 500-calorie diet and still maintain the diet without suffering from severe hunger pangs or a loss of lean muscle mass.
The supplement dulls hunger pangs and burns fat for energy, which allows you to go a long time without dealing with excess hunger.

Also, there is a metabolic impact as well.
Your muscle mass will be maintained during the diet and not be consumed for calories. This allows your body to burn up stored fat to acquire what it needs.

Are the food choices limited?

The diet is a low fat, low carb, protein based diet. You would acquire your carbs through natural sources such as fruits and vegetables and a minute amount of bread. Overall, the calorie count will 500 per day.

Is it safe?

The diet is perfectly safe and has been employed by scores of people for several decades. There may be minor side effects associated with the use of HCG. Some might experience mild headaches or even dizziness during the early days of the diet.
 However, this is only reported in a slight number of people that take part in the diet. Most accounts of HCG information show that such side effects are rare and do not last beyond the first days of commencement. Quality research shows that this is a safe product with no known side effects.

Does HCG work for men as well as women?

Although HCG is naturally produced only in pregnant women, as a diet aid it works the same for men and women. So far I haven’t found the HCG information as to how it works in men since they don’t produce the hormone but the truth is that men lose just as effectively as women.
Most people on this program report losing about a 1 pound per day or more, and claim it is the only program where they have been able to keep the weight off afterward. I lost about 3/4 pound per day, and that was with some variations in t he eating program (that means I cheated a bit). However, as with any eating program, or even with food (e.g., allergies), there is individual variation in its results.

Do I have to follow a special diet while I take the HCG drops?

Yes. According to the HCG information in Dr. Simeons' manuscript, "Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity", you must follow the entire HCG Diet Protocol as described. He outlines a special 500-calorie-per-day diet that was tested on thousands of patients.

Will I Be Hungry?

This has to be one of top HCG FAQ's. Believe it or not, no, you won't be hungry. Because you are taking the sublingual HCG, you are opening your fat stores. So instead of burning the calories you intake from food, your body is using the fat for energy. Your hunger is abated because your body is using the "fat of the land" for food.

HCG is effective for weight loss if it is taken while strictly following the HCG information in Dr. Simeons' Diet Protocol, including the 500 calorie diet. Taking HCG without following the diet, will not help you to lose weight. HCG works when you reduce the intake of your food. It mobilizes fat to be used for your body's energy needs.

If you don’t follow the eating protocol, chances are you will not lose weight. If you only follow the diet protocol and don’t take the HCG, you will starve yourself, mess with your metabolism and lose muscle an fat, but not near as effectively. Simply put, both the hcg and diet are required.

You may have sugar cravings at the very start but they should subside once your body adjusts.

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HCG is effective for weight loss if it is taken while strictly following the HCG information in Dr. Simeons' Diet Protocol, including the 500 calorie diet. Taking HCG without following the diet, will not help you to lose weight. HCG works when you reduce the intake of your food. It mobilizes fat to be used for your body's energy needs.

If you don’t follow the eating protocol, chances are you will not lose weight. If you only follow the diet protocol and don’t take the HCG, you will starve yourself, mess with your metabolism and lose muscle an fat, but not near as effectively. Simply put, both the hcg and diet are required.

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