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Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

How much weight will I lose with the hCG diet?

Most hCG dieters report a loss of 18-23 pounds in a month.  Several pounds are generally lost in the first day. It is not uncommon to go up a little in weight and then come back down.  Also, weight loss does not always show up daily.  Results do vary depending on the amount of weight needed to lose.

What preparations are required for HCG diet shots?

Generally no preparations are required. 

Is it healthy to lose weight this quickly with hCG shots?

hCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the Dr Simeons protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle.  In doing so, the weight lost 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 - VLCD (very low calorie diet)?

The hCG causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use.  While you are only consuming the VLCD 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 that you can burn approximately an average of a pound or more of fat from your body each day.  

Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?

It is common to have mild hunger during the first few days. The weekly IV infusions will help reduce cravings during this period.  By the end of the first 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.  Skipping the load days may result in more hunger initially.  Patients with only a small amount of weight to lose may experience some hunger.

How about safety and side effects of hCG Diet Injections?

There are rarely side effects reported while using hCG shots 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 used in the hCG diet protocol is much less than that used for infertility. 

Will I gain the weight back after the hCG diet?

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.  Your body will be adjusted to the new weight and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat. 

What is the hypothalamus gland?

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

Do I need to exercise?

Exercise is not a mandatory part of the protocol.  You will find a minimum amount of exercise will be sufficient for maintaining a very healthy body- from yoga, to 30 minutes of cardio a day, or whatever you enjoy, that gets your heart moving. 

Is hCG safe for men?

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?

The hCG injections for weight loss are administered using a very fine needle and are relatively painless to a temporary burning sensation that subsides quickly at the site of injection.

Can I Use of Cosmetics and Lotions?

Lotions and cosmetics that contain oils must not be used during the Phase 2 (and for 3 days after the last injection).  Although mineral oil is not a healthy moisturizer, it may be used during this program. 

Will I have normal bowel movements?

It is common to have a bowel movement only every 3 days.  If you are uncomfortable, you can take a magnesium or herbal supplement or Smooth Moves or Dieters Tea.  OMN also has supplements for purchase if needed. 

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