more HCG

Just a word to the wise - if you were to follow this diet... and I have never recommended it before to a client - you have to promise to stay in touch and I will recommend how to circumvent the two problems that may occur. Buying the cookbook is a good idea as the diet is so damn boring. But the woman is not the brightest light in the Xmas tree in regards to nutrition, although she thinks she is... and my discussion with her left her very confused... ... and me too!


HCG drops vary from the injections in that immunity does not become a problem. If you have not reached your goal weight and are still losing weight, you may keep taking the drops and stay on the diet.

This takes advantage of your body’s momentum in losing fat and makes it possible to reach your goal more quickly. If you need a break, take a week off and go back on the diet without the 2 gorging days.

If you have reached your goal, CONGRATULATIONS! Carry on to the 3-week no sugar/no starch maintenance period. Weigh yourself every day and keep your water intake up – a good practice for the rest of your life!






Disclaimer: This information is based on the work of Dr. Simeon’s Protocol and his book “Pounds and Inches”, it is designed as a summary, and you are encouraged to read the complete book. Anyone utilizing the HCG protocol does so at his/her own risk. Should you have health concerns, please consult your physician.


  1. Is it safe to use HCG?

  1. Yes. HCG is all-natural that has been approved by the FDA for other medical purposes. HCG is safe for both men and women. No known negative side effects have been scientifically documented.


  1. Do I need to see my doctor before starting the HCG diet plan?

  1. You may if you feel the need, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, definitely see a doctor. Diabetes patients need to keep a close eye on blood sugar levels and rarely may need a bit more food than what is outlined in the diet.


  1. What is HCG and how does it work?

  1. HCG is a naturally occurring substance that is produced in pregnant women. It is used in the medical field to treat an assortment of medical conditions. During pregnancy, the levels of HCG double every 2 days. This substance allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both the mother and the growing fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” device when energy is needed immediately. Dr. Simeon discovered that small doses of HCG would enable dieters to subsist comfortably on a 500 calorie per day diet. He claimed that HCG would mobilize stored fat, suppress appetite and redistribute fat. At the same time, it is believed to protect your body’s good fat and muscle.


HCG helps break down and mobilize “abnormal fat” cells so they can be used by your body for energy and appetite suppression during the low calorie diet. These fat stores are pocketed in those hard to reach places around the hips, thighs, belly, and upper arms and inside the knees. This allows your “structural fat”, the fat that is critical for muscles and organs to be protected. This enables you to end up with a firmer, reshaped body than what you may have been previously left with on other diet programs.


  1. Is HCG safe for Men and Women?

  1. Yes. Check with you doctor if you have any concerns. However, please note, most doctors are very inexperienced with the HCG diet and may well default to the negative. On the same note, we have doctors referring patients to us. It is very subjective. If you are a woman and your BMI is lower than 20 it is not recommended for use. Don’t use if you are pregnant or nursing.


  1. How does the HCG drops compare with the injections?

  1. Similar results are reported; many people prefer drops to the injections due to getting the same or better results with less cost, more flexibility and less inconvenience.


  1. Will the low calorie diet slow down my metabolism?

  1. No. When a low calorie diet is combined with HCG it signals the body to access and use the stored fat for energy. This eliminates excess fat reserves, so there are no bad effects on your metabolism. The fat is used as fuel and causes a person’s appetite to decrease.


  1. Wouldn’t I lose weight on a low calorie diet without the HCG?

  1. You would lose weight but you will tend to lose mostly muscle before fat. When the body is deprived it stores fat. This causes metabolisms to slow down, which makes it easier to gain the weight back. It also decreases muscle mass. With HCG, excess fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. The low calorie diet prevents the refilling of the empty fat cells and preserves muscle.


  1. Will I starve on the low calorie diet?

  1. HCG liquefies fat, which is then made available to the body to use as energy. Even though you are eating few calories, the body is able to access the energy that is in the fat cells and that decreases the appetite. Most people have plenty of energy while on the program.


  1. How much weight can I expect to lose on the HCG program?

  1. The average is 1 to 2 pounds per day in the first week. Thereafter you can expect to lose ½ to 1 lb. per day. You are losing inches as well as pounds. You may not lose every day while your body adjusts. Stick to the plan and you will have success.


  1. Is it hard to keep the weight off when I am off the HCG diet?

  1. Research shows that 75 – 85% of people who successfully complete the HCG diet have little difficulty maintaining their new weight. HCG helps balance and retrain the hypothalamus and modifies how fat is metabolized making it possible to maintain a steady weight. People that have the most success adhere to the maintenance phase and that helps keep weight steady in the future. Both phases are very important.


  1. How do I store the HCG drops?

  1. Keep HCG away from heat and light and the microwave. You may store it in the refrigerator if it is not to be used for a few weeks. HCG has a very long shelf life.


  1. Where is the HCG manufactured?

  1. A doctor in the USA manufactures it with the highest standards. Drops have a 5-year shelf life. This formula is proven effective.


  1. Will HCG interfere with prescribed medications?

  1. It will not affect birth control. Consult your doctor if you have concerns before taking HCG if you are on medication. HCG drops are much more flexible than the injections, you may continue any and all of your medications. The only medications known to possibly interfere with HCG effectiveness are diuretics and steroids.


  1. How to I take the drops?

A. This HCG formula is NEVER to be injected. Place the drops under the tongue and hold for at least 2 minutes and swallow. Drops come ready to use and require no mixing.


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