Frequently Asked Questions about the HCG Diet

How Much Weight Does The Average Person Lose On The HCG Diet?

Individuals typically 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. Generally, men will lose weight at a slightly faster rate than women.

If HCG Is Made in Women’s Bodies, Does That Mean Only Women Can Benefit From The HCG Diet?

Men and women can both benefit from the HCG Diet. While HCG production is greater in pregnant women, both men and non-pregnant women’s bodies do produce HCG in small amounts. Because the HCG hormone functions are related to metabolism and energy, men typically are able to use the HCG hormone successfully without any sex-related side effects.

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, through implementing new and improved lifestyle habits, patients 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?

Continuing to eat the same low calorie diet of 500 calories sends the body into starvation mode and makes the body store the food that is being consumed as fat. This can cause dieters to regain the weight. 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 New York HCG diet specialist from our comprehensive directory. Use the map on our homepage to locate nearby New York City HCG doctors. You may wish to consult several HCG clinics in New York to find the medical weight loss doctor and plan that works best for you.

Corinne Furnari, PA, CCN

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New York, New York 10011