HCG Diet FAQ’s
HCG Diet FAQ’s
WHAT IS HCG AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
HCG is a hormone naturally produced by the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone, but during pregnancy the levels double every two days. This hormone has a property that allows the body to mobilize fat and use it for energy for both mother and fetus, if there is ever a dire need. It is a fail-safe mechanism. For weight loss, we use only a small amount and we are able to capitalize on this same mechanism.
IS HCG SAFE?
The answer is yes! The HCG hormone is safe. Women experience high levels during pregnancy without any negative side effects.
WILL THE VERY LOW CALORIE DIET SLOW DOWN MY METABOLISM?
Usually when we cut down our fat and calories, our bodies begin to store fat which in turn slows down our metabolism. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. Now when a low calorie diet is used in conjunction with HCG, the body is signaled to use the fat which is currently stored in your body as a source of energy. The exact caloric intake and phases can be found on our hcg diet plan page.
THE HCG DIET IS A VERY LOW CALORIE DIET, WILL I GET HUNGRY?
Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So, even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body is able to access energy you have stored. Most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.
WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE CALLING HCG THE “HCG-CURE?”
HCG is also being called the “HCG-Cure”, because after taking it for weight loss, it works to re-program your body to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for some periods of time. Or to put in another way, it helps you maintain and not re-gain weight you have lost.
IS IT NECESSARY TO GORGE DURING THE FIRST 2 DAYS?
Y Gorging will help you build up your fat reserves before starting the very low calorie diet of 500 calories. You may use cooking oils, sugar and starches, (whole grain or whole wheat are preferred), all of which may be included in your 2 day gorging. It takes about 3 injections of HCG before the fat begins to melt off.
DO I NEED TO EAT ALL ORGANIC FOODS?
It is recommended to eat all organic products especially your proteins. Non-organic poultry, vegetables, fruit, and beef may contain preservatives, antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides and flavor enhancers. If you do not have access to all organic foods, wash all produce thoroughly and do not drink tap water.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY WEIGHT PLATEAUS?
It is very common for both men and women to have a 2-4 day weight plateau on any weight loss program. On the 4th day, you may eat only 6 green apples for the entire day and decrease your fluid intake by half. This is because your body may be retaining water. Another plateau breaker is fasting for the entire day by only drinking fluids and then eating a large steak 8-10 oz. for dinner. Both of these plateau breakers have had great results and the average weight loss is around 2 pounds overnight. You may also be constipated from being on a high protein diet. It is possible to hold up to 7 pounds of stool in your colon. We recommend taking Miralax OTC to aid in digestion. It is is completely normal, and happens to all dieters at one point or another until the plateau is broken and the amazing results continue.
WOULD I LOSE THE SAME WEIGHT EATING A VERY LOW CALORIE DIET WITHOUT THE HCG?
You can lose weight by simply eating fewer calories and fat. However, because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you might lose muscle before fat in addition to a slower metabolism. Many people find that they will lose the weight but then gain it all back plus more! HCG alone will not help you lose the weight, rather a combination of the HCG medication, low impact daily exercise, proper nutrition, and a low calorie diet will help you to achieve your weight loss goals. Thanks to our HCG Diet, and the hcg program, Finally you can say goodbye to rollercoaster dieting once and for all.
WHAT IF I MISS AN INJECTION?
The HCG remains in your body for about 3 days. It is best to give yourself the injection as soon as you wake up. However, if you forget and don’t remember until several hours later, you may simply give yourself the injection at that time. If you skip an entire day, do not double your dose the next day.
WILL HCG INTERFERE WITH ANY MEDICATIONS?
No, HCG is not contraindicated with any medications. Please continue ALL medications prescribed to you by your medical doctor.
WILL POST MENOPAUSAL SPOT WHILE ON THE PROGRAM?
Some post menopausal women have reported a small amount of spotting while taking HCG. This is the body’s reaction to an increase of hormone production and is not considered a health concern.
IS A TOTAL BODY CLEANSE NECESSARY DURING PHASE 1? IF SO, WHY?
Detoxifying the colon is crucial to maintaining your digestive health. Toxins from air, water, and food can build up over the years.
WHY THE NEED FOR A CANDIDA COLON CLEANSE DURING PHASE 1?
The colon cleanse is to rid the colon of the Candida albicans yeast. This yeast is commonly found in small amounts within the intestine and vaginal area. Excess yeast in the colon is believed to inhibit digestion.
WHERE SHOULD HCG BE INJECTED?
The HCG hormone is absorbed through fatty tissue just as effectively as the muscle.