Wednesday, September 23, 2009

All About the HCG Diet!

What is hCG?

hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman's metabolic functions. Generally, the hCG used in the diet protocols, is synthetic.

How much weight will I lose with the hCG diet?

Most hCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 lbs a day. At the very least, .5 pound a day, and at the most, 3 + lbs a day. 1 lb is generally lost in the first day. Factors that guarantee faster weight loss include adding/increasing vegetable intake and mixing salad with each meal. Fiber intake is extremely important, as is water intake.

The original Dr. Simeons diet, (500 calorie diet or VLCD) can be found here.

Read Maximizing your hCG Weight Loss here.

What preparations are required for hCG diet shots?

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Prior to treatment, your physician or practitioner will request blood tests and perform a general health assessment. For individual injections, generally no preparations are required. If your physician has you self-injecting, specific sterilizing processes are involved and certain steps can be taken to reduce the discomfort of injections here:

Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with hCG shots?

hCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the Simeons protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, hCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual.

Why the 500 calorie diet - VLCD (very low calorie diet )?

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hCG diet shots cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is your body using thousands of calories of fat from your body each day, the reason hCG dieters lose 1 to 2 lbs of fat or more, per day.

Read Eating on the hCG Diet

Is the use of hCG injections for weight loss legal?

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A medical doctor may prefer not to use hCG for weight loss due to the FDA's lack of recommendation, however he is legally able to do so in the US. It is advised that you check your country's laws to be certain, however, for most countries, importing hCG diet shots or having pre-filled hCG syringes shipped via mail are considered safe and perfectly legal. If importing hCG from abroad, be sure to check your local laws and follow whatever restrictions are called for.

Is it legal to order hCG from overseas pharmacies?

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While it is recommended to check for amendments to the importation guidelines, as of January 2007, it is still legal to import hCG for personal use. An individual supply of no more than 3 months is generally acceptable for meeting the "personal use" standard. Resale of imported pharmaceuticals is a federal offense.

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Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?

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It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week, you will find even very tiny servings, to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released. It is common that hCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that 500 calorie limit!

Who is a right candidate for hCG Diet Shots?

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The majority of men and women can use hCG injections for weight loss. It is recommended that dieters consult a physician concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the hCG protocol. The physician will NOT permit hCG weight loss injections for women who are pregnant or nursing.

How about safety and side effects of hCG Diet Shots?

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There are rarely side effects reported while using hCG diet shots, or oral hCG for weight loss. When the hCG shots are used for fertility reasons, the larger amount is known to cause occasional headaches, and pregnancy symptoms. However, the amount differences between the hCG diet protocol and hCG used for fertility purposes is significantly different in quantity.

Read about hCG side effects.

Will I gain the weight back after the hCG diet?

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After the hCG diet, you will find your appetite has changed, your eating behavior will be changed and your body will of course, have changed. This is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.

You will find a minimum amount of exercise will be sufficient for maintaining a very healthy body- from yoga, to 15 minutes of cardio a day, or whatever you enjoy, that gets your heart moving. With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.

For articles and resources about adopting a healthy lifestyle, visit hCG Diet News.

What is the hypothalamus gland?

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The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and more importantly, your metabolic rate.

Is hCG safe for men?

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The hCG used for the hCG weight loss protocol is actually already found in men. In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant women as well as pregnant.

How painful are hCG injections for weight loss?

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The hCG injections for weight loss are administered using a very fine needle and are relatively painless.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    HCG diet shots as a way to lose weight. It can be taken by either drops or directly through an injection. The diet shots can work wonders and help one lose weight as much as one pound per day. Thanks a lot!

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