Frequently Asked Questions about the HCG Diet

How much weight does the average person lose on the HCG Diet?

Typically, a person will lose around a pound per day. Because each person is unique, this amount can vary. However, HCG diet programs usually will not allow a person to fall beyond their normal and healthy weight.

If HCG is made in women’s bodies, does that mean that only women can benefit from the HCG Diet?

Men and women can both benefit from the HCG Diet. Because HCG hormone functions are related to metabolism and energy, men can usually use the HCG hormone successfully without any sex-related side effects. In fact, men often lose more weight than women on the diet.

After finishing the HCG Diet, does the weight continue to stay off?

Most people are able to keep the weight off because the body’s metabolism is reset. Also, by learning to implement new and improved lifestyle habits, dieters tend to continue eating healthy foods after completing the diet so that the weight stays off.

Why do people regain their weight after finishing the diet?

People who regain their weight are often those that continue to eat the same low calorie diet of 500 calories, which sends the body into starvation mode and makes the body store the food that is being consumed as fat. Other people who regain weight do so because they go back to eating foods that are processed, greasy, carbohydrate laden, sugary and full of fat. It is not realistic to continue eating unhealthy food and expect to maintain weight loss.

How can I keep the weight off after finishing the HCG Diet?

After finishing the HCG diet, continuing to eat a diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and healthy sources of fats and carbohydrates while doing a small amount of healthy exercise can help maintain your weight loss. Men and women should return to eating a regular amount of calories because they will no longer going be obtaining energy from their fat storages, and proper caloric intake will maintain metabolism.

What kinds of foods can I eat on the HCG Diet?

While on an HCG diet program, you’ll be allowed a predetermined menu of foods. Starch-free vegetables and low-sugar fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, apples and strawberries are usually allowed. Lean meats such as chicken and some varieties of fish, sugar-free beverages and a limited amount of sauces are also allowed.

Will I feel hungry on the HCG Diet?

The HCG hormone allows the body to release fat stores to supply energy. Hunger is triggered by the need for nutrients and energy, but if a person’s body is obtaining needed calories from fat, then they usually do not feel hungry.

Are there things I need to avoid while on the diet?

Certain creams, make-ups and oils should be avoided because they can be absorbed into the skin. This can interfere with the HCG hormone’s actions within the body. External absorption of fats can be misinterpreted by the body and can reduce the release of fat into the bloodstream.

What is the difference between the HCG bought from the internet and the HCG administered in doctor’s offices?

The HCG hormone bought online is most likely a homeopathic, which is not true HCG hormone and does not have the same effects on the body as true HCG hormone. The real HCG hormone must be given by a licensed physician and should be monitored to make sure the patient is a candidate for the hormone and will not have adverse reactions.

How do I get started on the HCG Diet?

To learn whether a medical weight loss plan supplemented by HCG injections is right for you, call a local Miami HCG diet doctor that specializes in HCG weight loss therapy. Use the map on our homepage to locate nearby South Florida HCG doctors. You may wish to consult several local HCG clinics to find the medical weight loss doctor and plan that works best for you.

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