What is HCG?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone is a substance which occurs naturally in pregnant women, and it has the added benefit of releasing abnormal fat stores and making the fat available for consumption by the body. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is the most crucial factor in changing one’s lifestyle and having improved blood sugar, cholesterol, heart function and blood pressure and therefore reducing one’s risk for heart disease – America’s number one killer.

How does HCG work for diet and weight loss?

HCG works like this: During pregnancy, HCG is believed to help ensure that a developing fetus will have access to its mother´s stored fat supply, regardless of the amount of food she consumes. In overweight people, HCG seems to work in the same way – it releases abnormal stores of fat for use by the body. This aids in appetite control and adherence to a very low calorie diet.  Because the HCG Injections cause the abnormal stored fat to be released from storage and utilized to meet the body’s needs, it is possible to adhere to a very low calorie diet and not feel hungry or depleted in any way.

What Is HCG Weight Loss?

HCG Weight Loss is being considered a miracle for the chronicly obese patient. It utilizes HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), which is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. Over 50 years ago, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist, worked tirelessly to discover a cure for obesity. This doctor did not think that obesity was a behavioral issue for which the patient should be blamed for being weak-willed or self-indulgent. He uncovered directly verifiable relationships between the actions of the brain and the glands of the endocrine system which predispose certain people to be obese, regardless of their behavior patterns and dietary choices.

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Why are some people calling HCG the "Weight Loss Cure"?

HCG is being called the "Weight Loss Cure" because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for a period of time. It helps you maintain your weight and not regain the pounds you lost. HCG works on the causes of obesity, not just the symptoms of it. When the cause of obesity is eliminated, then the body can maintain a healthy weight over the long term.

Will the HCG weight loss affect my appearance?

Will I get wrinkles or stretch marks?

Because HCG causes the abnormal stored fat to be used and actually protects the structural fat, wrinkling, if any, will be minimal. The HCG weight loss program does not deplete the necessary fats, therefore the face retains its natural and healthy appearance. The first place you lose weight is in the double chins, abdomen, hips and thighs. Stretching the skin usually causes stretch marks, but this is because of weight gain, not weight loss.

Is there any cure for obesity?

Dr. Simeons stated, "Persons suffering from this particular disorder will get fat regardless of whether they eat excessively, normally or less than normal. A person who is free of the disorder will never get fat, even if he frequently overeats." (1954) Dr. Simeons also discovered that administering HCG injections could help an obese patient shed pounds and inches. When following an HCG Weight Loss program, HCG shots are taken daily, and the patient follows a specialized but simple diet plan. This plan has been shown to metabolize fats so that your body burns the stored fat and allows your body to achieve its natural and healthy weight and shape.

How long have HCG Injections been in widespread use?

When first reported in the Medical Journal Lancet in November of 1954, it had been used in thousands of cases. Since then, it has been used in many thousands more. In 2007, a popular book and informercial brought the HCG Weight Loss program into the limelight once again.

How do you know that the HCG and diet together is more effective than just one or the other?

In studies, control subjects have been given a placebo while others have been given HCG. While weight loss continued for about 3 days, the control subjects in the HCG study began to complain of feeling weak or dizzy became ravenously hungry and declared themselves unable to continue the reduced calorie diet. When control subjects were allowed to resume the diet with the aid of HCG they reported feeling fit and perfectly satisfied with their diets.

Will I gain weight back once I stop the HCG diet?

When you have completed the HCG Diet Plan, you should try to be moderate in your eating because of the tendency to gain weight after any type of weight loss program. However, during Phase 3 of our HCG Weight Loss Program your weight will become more stable. Maintaining normal weight is relatively easy, because the weight loss has been from stored fat and not from structural fat on the HCG Diet.

After the HCG Weight Loss program, not only will you have lost physical weight, former HCG dieters also report a change for the better in appetite and that their eating behavior is much healthier. This makes it easier to move into a healthy relationship with food. With all of these changes in your metabolism, the HCG Diet clearly helps you adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.  Will you gain the weight back after HCG? There is no reason you should, so long as you have replaced any former negative eating and inactive lifestyle habits with new, healthy perspectives on food and exercise.

It is a good idea to have some daily activity – it doesn’t take much to maintain your HCG weight loss goal. This is recommended not only for weight maintenance, but also for the added health benefits. Recommended activities include: Yoga, 20 minutes of cardio, or any number of activities you may enjoy, really anything that gets your heart moving. Now that your hypothalamus has "reset," your metabolism will reflect these changes, and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.

What if I get jittery or shaky due to the reduced quantity of food?

During the first week of your program you might have some jittery or shaky feelings because it takes 2-3 days for the HCG to reach its highest level for weight loss. If you experience hunger between meals during this time, eat one piece of fruit or ½ cup of raw vegetables. If this happens later in the program, please speak with your clinical adviser, and he or she will evaluate your HCG Weight Loss Program and give you suggestions for changes.

Do I have to take vitamins while doing this diet?

You must take a Vitamin B12 injection everyday along with your HCG Injection. This will increase with energy and increase your metabolism. Also a good multi-vitamin helps as long as you make sure it is sugar free and has no fat soluble ingredients like fish oils or vitamin D. Potassium is also good especially if you experience leg cramps (which can be sometimes occur while on this diet). Calcium/magnesium combo is also a good one to take if needed.

Do you guarantee that I will lose weight with this method?

Absolutely! If you follow our HCG diet plan and take advantage of our free consultations and guidance, then you will definitely lose weight. It has been our experience that for every 1,000 clients, only one will have a genuine medical issue which prevents them from losing weight. In that case, we will strongly encourage you seek medical treatment. We guarantee that, if you follow our recommendations and the HCG Weight Loss Program, you will lose weight.

What if I do not lose much weight?

In our experience with the HCG Weight Loss Program in cases where there is little or slow weight loss, a very common cause is the patient’s depressed metabolism. Past dieting or consistent low calorie intake over a long period of time is frequently the cause.  Many times when a client has spent years at one weight, and then rapidly gains past that weight, weight loss sometimes slows when that weight is reached while losing. Slow weight loss can also be due to associated medical problems, which should be identified and corrected. Once this is accomplished, weight loss can occur.

If HCG works so well for weight loss, why don’t pregnant women lose weight?

HCG works to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat. For weight loss, a very low calorie diet of all the right foods is used to trigger HCG to help rid the body of fat. A very low calorie diet is never recommended for expecting mothers.

Is HCG approved by the FDA for use in weight loss?

In the HCG Weight Loss Program, we note that HCG is approved by the FDA for various medical conditions.  It has not been specifically determined by the FDA to be effective for weight loss.  Our physicians prescribe HCG for weight loss under the FDA’s “off-label” provision for prescription medicines. However, there have been several studies which have been done with conclusions of its positive effects for weight loss. One study in 1954 was published in The Lancet, was done by world renowned A. T. W. Simeons, M.D.

Can I maintain the HCG diet even if I engage in daily physical labor?

Yes. HCG allows you to maintain this diet even during hard work.

What is the difference between homeopathic HCG and HCG injections?

Homeopathic HCG is produced is by taking small amounts of the original strength HCG and making it into a sublingual mixture for use under the tongue. Consistent delivery of the exact dosage necessary is impossible to attain. It is dispensed without a prescription and, therefore, without doctor supervision. HCG injections are prescribed by our physicians and deliver a consistently accurate amount of HCG to the body. This is the most dependable and effective method of using HCG for weight loss.

Is HCG safe?

HCG is extremely safe. Women experience very high levels of HCG during pregnancy with no adverse effects. As with any diet, we recommend that you consult with a doctor before starting this diet. If you have any swelling, shortness of breath, dizziness or other symptoms, consult a medical professional immediately.

What is the difference between prescription and non-prescription HCG?

Prescription HCG is pure pharmaceutical grade HCG. Prescription HCG is very effective, and it must be obtained from a licensed medical physician. Non-prescription HCG drops is delivered at a much lower dosage and at inconsistent levels and, as such, it cannot have the same effectiveness at prescription HCG Injections.

Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a very low calorie diet?

It is true that if you cut back on calories and fat, your body will begin to store fat and your metabolism slows down. This happens because fat is really a necessary source of energy. However, when a very low calorie diet is used with HCG injections, the hormone signals the body to use the abnormal stored fat for energy, and will eliminate excess fat from the hips, thighs and abdomen. It is a natural process and will cause no negative effects on your metabolism. The HCG injections keep the body from going into starvation mode and holding onto fat as it resets your metabolism to burn stored fat.

Wouldn’t I lose the same about of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG?

You might be able to lose weight by just eating fewer calories, but because the body tends to store fat during periods of deprivation, you will lose muscle and other tissue before you lose fat. This causes your metabolism to slow down, so in the long run, you are teaching your body to gain weight more easily. By using HCG injections with the very low calorie diet, abnormal stored fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. You benefit by getting rid of excess fat without wasting your muscles, bone density and other tissue loss. With HCG injections, you can lose the fat quickly and keep it off.

Will I be hungry?

If you follow the instructions for each phase of the diet, it is likely you will not feel hunger at all. It is possible that you might feel mild hunger for the first few days. This will pass. By the second week, you will feel satisfied with the amount of food you are eating. Because HCG Weight Loss Program encourages the body to release stored fat and use it as fuel, your appetite will naturally be reduced. Drinking green tea sweetened with stevia can act as a mild appetite suppressant and increase your overall energy level. Most people feel great on the program and have plenty of energy.

Will HCG interfere with my medications? What about birth control?

There are no clinically proven side effects to our HCG weight loss injections, but in general, HCG injections do not interact with medications. However, as with any diet, we do recommend consulting with your doctor to make sure this diet is for you.

Will I experience any change in my menstrual cycle while taking HCG?

The amount of HCG given in each injections is so small that it will not affect your cycle or your ability to get pregnant, but we do recommend that you start the HCG program after your menstrual cycle has ended as some women experience slower weight loss during their cycle.

Who can use the diet?

The treatment works for the young and old, the male and female. It has been reported that it is most effective for those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 20. Always check with your doctor before beginning any new weight loss program. Do NOT use HCG if you are pregnant or nursing.

HCG For Weight Loss – Does it Really Work?

Perhaps a little understanding of HCG will help you make an intelligent and informed decision. HCG is a water-soluble hormone produced during gestation and present in the urine of pregnant women. Its purpose in the body is to make sure that regardless of the mother’s diet, the fetus will always have sufficient nourishment. In order to do that, if the mother’s intake of calories is reduced, HCG will cause the stored fat of the mother to be released and available to sustain the baby. That is the connection that Dr. Simeons found – HCG will cause stored fat to be released into the body to support your dietary needs when your caloric intake is limited. HCG is responsible for the regulation of the hypothalamus gland. The hypothalamus gland controls the body’s metabolism, and when taking HCG for weight loss and following the prescribed diet, the hypothalamus learns to direct the body to use its stored fat. HCG corrects the imbalance and actually reprograms the hypothalamus to use fat stores when caloric intake is reduced. Once the hypothalamus is reprogrammed, the body is able to maintain its healthy size and shape naturally.

What is the hypothalamus gland?

The hypothalamus is a part of the diencephalon area of our brain. This is the vital part of the brain which controls all of the autonomic functions of the body, including breathing, heart beat, digestion, sleep and the complex functions of the endocrine system. One of the many functions of the endocrine system is regulation and control of your metabolism and weight. The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage and your metabolic rate.

Does the weight loss slow down after the first two weeks?

On the HCG Weight Loss Program, many times there is more weight loss in the first week than in subsequent weeks. This is normal. You might even have your weight loss stall for a couple of days, but it does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a couple of days you will experience another drop on the scale.

Is there a right way and a wrong way to do the HCG Diet?

Absolutely. On the HCG Weight Loss Program, proper dosage is critical, eating according to the Simeons protocol is critical, avoiding fats and oils to moisturize and maintaining a low rate of exercise and stress is critical. For long-term maintenance, following the maintenance phase will also ensure the weight you lose stays off.

What foods am I allowed to eat?

The HCG diet is balanced, unlike many extreme "fad" diets out there. It consists of a healthy variety of protein, vegetables and fruit, with a small amount of starch. You eat them in specific portions and combinations as outlined by Dr. Simeons in his manuscript “Pounds & Inches” which will be sent to you by email. Allowed proteins are veal (low grade), beef (95% lean whole cuts), chicken breast (boneless, skinless), crab, crayfish, lobster, shrimp, and any fresh, white-fleshed fish. Allowed vegetables are asparagus, beet greens, cabbage, celery, chard, chicory greens, cucumber, fennel, green salad, onion, red radishes, spinach, and tomato. Allowed fruits are apples, strawberries, oranges, and grapefruit. Limited starches include grissini (breadstick) or Melba toast.

How much weight will I lose with the HCG diet?

Most HCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 pounds a day. At the very least, one-half pound a day, and at the most, 3 pounds a day. One pound is generally lost in the first day. Factors that guarantee faster weight loss include increasing vegetable intake and mixing salad with each meal. Fiber intake is extremely important, as is water intake. Minimizing stress and making sure that you get plenty of sleep will also maximize your results. Everyone is different, however, and the amount you have to lose will affect your loss.

Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with the HCG Injections?

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 unhealthy 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.

Can I still do the diet if I am a vegetarian?

The original Dr. Simeons protocol calls for protein in the form of fish, beef, chicken, shellfish and veal. Vegetarians can utilize milk-based products such as low fat cottage cheese and nuts. However, reports are that vegetarians lose less than those who follow the protocol precisely, probably due to the sugar content in milk products and the fat content of nuts. Since the introduction of tofu and other reliable sources of protein, vegetarians are now showing the same results as their meat-eating counterparts.

Who is a right candidate for HCG Diet Shots?

The majority of men and women can use HCG injections for weight loss. It is recommended that anyone consult his or her personal physician concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. Our physician will not permit HCG weight loss injections for women who are pregnant or nursing.

Is it okay to skip a meal or protein at one of my meals?

No. Don’t skip any of your meals. It is important that you eat all of your 500 calories and especially your protein so you don’t lose muscle mass.

Can I maintain my daily exercise program?

You may continue to exercise in any manner to which your body is already accustomed. If you are not already on a regular exercise regimen, then we suggest that you wait until after you have completed the HCG Weight Loss Program to begin vigorous exercise. The idea is to not add stress to your system. While you are taking the HCG Injections, we suggest that you enjoy easy walks, gentle stretching and deep breathing exercises to keep stress levels at a minimum. You can return to the gym after completing the HCG Weight Loss Program as a thinner, more energetic person.

Is it normal to get headaches during the first week?

Some people may experience light headaches during the first week because you are essentially experiencing a major detox from processed foods and chemicals.  If you have been consuming caffeinated drinks and significant amounts of sugar in your diet, you may experience a headache as your body become accustomed to not having these. You may take an aspirin or Tylenol as long as it is not sugar coated.

Can you split up your fruits and eat them when you want?

Yes, you can eat them for breakfast or for a snack. Most people don’t eat their fruits with meals so that they have a snack when they feel hungry.

Can I drink alcohol when I am on the HCG diet?

In the original diet protocol by Dr. Simeons, it does not mention or account for alcohol. It was found that drinkers found it surprisingly easy to abstain while on the HCG protocol, and the program helped to get drinkers out of their daily habit of consumption. If the simple instructions are followed correctly, the HCG diet will get them out of their drinking routine. Many people have even said that they don’t even feel the need to drink while on the HCG diet because HCG works with the hypothalamus gland which controls the emotional eating/drinking part of the brain, along with other aspects.

Can I wear makeup?

You should not use any topical oil-based products. Your weight loss could be slowed down or even prevent the HCG from releasing the stored fat. Lipstick and powered makeup are fine.

Are the HCG Shots painful?

The needle used for the HCG Shot is a very small needle (one of the smallest made). It is the same needle as the one used by diabetics on a daily basis for insulin injections. Even people who have a fear of needles find this to be a very easy process. There are many tips for giving injections which make it even easier. You can rub the injection site with an ice cube for a minute to numb the area before performing the injection. It is suggested that you insert the needle very quickly (almost like throwing a dart) so that it enters the skin very quickly and with little or no discomfort.

Is it hard to learn how to give myself injections?

Your clinical adviser will discuss the procedure with you and direct you to online videos which give you step-by-step instructions for giving the subcutaneous injection. Subcutaneous means to give the shot just under the skin. Your HCG Weight Loss Program will come in a box with everything you need to follow the program for 42 days. If you wish, you can open the box with your clinical adviser on the phone and go through each of the items and the procedures step-by-step. No matter what your question, your clinical adviser will be there to answer it.

Can Men Use HCG For Weight Loss?

The HCG Weight Loss Program works exactly the same for men as it does for women. When men use HCG for weight loss, they often see more dramatic and faster results than women. We don’t know exactly all the reasons for this, but it is a well-documented fact and often discussed in weight-loss circles. Even with all variables being the same, men do usually lose more fat more quickly than women. It is usually a matter of physiology with men being more likely to have a more lean body than women, and therefore having a higher metabolism in general. Frequently, it is also related to men being more active, in general, than women. Regardless of gender, HCG for weight loss is the one added ingredient that makes the goal of being a healthy weight attainable for thousands of men and women every day.

Will I keep the weight off?

After the HCG Weight Loss Program, you will find that your appetite has decreased and your eating habits will be changed for the better. The Maintenance Phase (Phase 3) will give you specific instructions for keeping your weight loss for the long term. Your cravings for sugar and carbohydrates will be reduced or non-existent. You will find that a minimum amount of exercise is required to maintain a healthy body. Your hypothalamus will be reset and your metabolism will be improved and you will be able to eat foods in moderation without feeling the need to overeat. 75% to 90% of the people who try this program have no difficulty in maintaining their new, lower weight.

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