Is constipation normal on the HCG diet?
Yes, constipation is very common while on the diet, especially due to the dramatic diet change.
However, 4-5 days is too long without a bowel movement, and we recommend that you should take a break from the diet at least until you are back on a regular schedule. Your health is of utmost importance and we do not want to take any risks.
Also, you might want to consult with your doctor as well prior to starting the diet again, just to ensure its right for you.
If I have Diabetes can I do the HCG diet?Only a doctor can legally advise you on diabetes; be sure to check with your doctor if you have any concerns with your diabetes. However, this is what Dr. ATW Simeons had to say on the subject of hCG and diabetes:
"In an obese patient suffering from a fairly advanced case of stable diabetes [Type II diabetes] of many years duration in which the blood sugar may range from 3-400 mg%, it is often possible to stop all antidiabetic medication after the first few days of treatment [with hCG]. The blood sugar continues to drop from day to day and often reaches normal values in 2-3 weeks. As in pregnancy, this phenomenon is not observed in the brittle type of diabetes [Type I diabetes], and as some cases that are predominantly stable may have a small brittle factor in their clinical makeup, all obese diabetics have to be kept under a very careful and expert watch.
A brittle case of diabetes is primarily due to the inability of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin, while in the stable type, diencephalic regulations seem to be of greater importance. That is possibly the reason why the stable form responds so well to the hCG method of treating obesity, whereas the brittle type does not. Obese patients are generally suffering from the stable type, but a stable type may gradually change into a brittle one, which is usually associated with a loss of weight. Thus, when an obese diabetic finds that he is losing weight without diet or treatment, he should at once have his diabetes expertly attended to. There is some evidence to suggest that the change from stable to brittle is more liable to occur in patients who are taking insulin for their stable diabetes."
What does 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X, and 60X mean?Are you familiar with how the potency is determined with homeopathic products? If not, here's a break down. Basically, our product meets the 3x - 60x potency level, ensuring effective results.
Am I supposed to gain weight while on TOM? Should I do the diet at all? Should I take the drops?In the book, "Pounds and Inches," which details the HCG diet protocol, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons recommends discontinuing the daily drops of human chorionic gonadotropin during menstruation. Many women dread this, as they believe that the lack of HCG, even for a few days, will disrupt their weight loss progress and cause their diet to fail. There is also no reason to believe that this is true, but there is also no reason to discontinue the diet drops. Your period will not be noticeably altered, although you may experience more severe cramping. Talk to your doctor about your concerns for advice specific to your situation.
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|6X||3C||10−6||called higher potency than 2-5x by homeopaths, even though the active ingredient is less prevalent at this stage, homeopaths term this to be more potent that 1x through 5x based on the theory of "water memory" termed by homeopaths, while no scientific evidence supports this theory, clinical evidence has clashed against this repeatedly portraying that patients taking 6x have reportedly experienced the same effect and result as those on a 0 scale of pure mixture.|
|8X||4C||10−8||As the dilution reaches this level it begins to become nearly impossible for our current days technology labs to find the active ingredient from when it started.|
|60X||30C||10−60||This tier is where they find the homeopathic remedy to be at its own peak performance level, although scientific evidence portrays no support on its effectiveness since the original ingredient to be found would nearly be nonexistant.|
|400X||200C||10−400||Dilution of popular homeopathic flu remedy Oscillococcinum|
|Note: the "X scale" is also called "D scale". 1X = 1D, 2X = 2D, etc|Don't continue the drops during your period just because you're afraid you'll stop losing weight both pounds and inches and Dr. Simeons himself suggest that weight loss generally does not occur during menstruation whether you continue the injections or not. This is generally due to water retention and your weight loss should resume its typical 1/2 lb. per day progress within a day or two. It's typical to gain some water weight when TOM comes around. If you are worried about gaining you could try walking for 15 to 30 min a day. Doing that should help get rid of any extra water weight that may exist. Again make sure you talk to your doctor before doing any altering of your hcg diet and your TOM.
Who is Dr. A.T.W. Simeons?
More than 50 years ago, Dr. Albert T. Simeons, a British-born physician, contended that HCG injections would enable dieters to subsist comfortably on a 500-calorie-a-day diet. He claimed that HCG would mobilize stored fat; suppress appetite; and redistribute fat from the waist, hips, and thighs. He spent years studying patients suffering from obesity; which became the foundation of a weight loss program that used a medication called HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a hormone produced when a woman becomes pregnant. Dr. Simeons theorized that if HCG can utilize the body’s own fat reserves for nutrition to the body in periods of deprivation, then a small amount administered daily in non-pregnant women and men may assist in weight loss.
There is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Moreover, a 500-calorie (semi-starvation) diet is likely to result in loss of protein from vital organs, and HCG can cause other adverse effects. Dr. Simeon’s HCG diet has become a phenomenon among those who desire to lose weight quickly and efficiently. The news of how the HCG diet is helping overweight and obese people lose fat and inches without extensive amounts of strenuous exercise is all over the web, on television, in newspapers and magazines.
I've heard that the HCG diet starts with something called "loading days." What is that?
The emphasis here is on consuming foods high in FAT. You may eat whatever you want, but fats are what you need to focus on these loading days. Loading days are to help your body set up the new hCG in your system to start burning fat. You will want to eat or 'load up' on as many fatty foods as you can possibly stand. Dr. Simeons' Protocol states to 'eat to capacity' for those first 2 days on the hCG. The consequence if you don't has been for many to discover that their hunger is still there and can become uncomfortable. If you 'load' properly, you will find that the hCG begins right away to scavenge needed calories from your abnormal fat stores (the really annoying ones like in the gut) so that you feel no real hunger at all. You DO need to take the hCG on loading days. The loading works with the hCG to prep your bod for the changes coming. There are two primary reasons for loading:1. The hCG effect of burning your abnormal fat stores for fuel does not kick in until the third dose, so eating 500 calories without this effect of hCG will cause you problems in terms of losing structural fat and being extremely hungry until it does kick in. 2. You need to replenish the structural fat stores that are usually depleted in dieting, assuming that you have dieted without hCG in the past.
Can I exercise while taking HCG?
What if i cheated Big Time!? Can i get my HCG diet back on track?
You can exercise on the HCG diet but you will typically be advised not to exercise strenuously. The original HCG diet plan does not recommend vigorous exercise for you, because some studies show it may slow down your weight loss. Your level of fitness before going on the diet can help guide you in determining what is vigorous exercise for you.
A good rule of thumb while taking HCG diet drops is to listen to your body. When on a 500 calorie diet it can be hard to maintain a regular work out routine. So that is one of the reason's why it is suggested that you don't work out while on the diet. But if you want to work out just make sure that you are not pushing your body over board.
Well think about it, you need calories in order to support your energy levels. If you're following the diet, and exercising, you could cause yourself to get dizzy and exceed your body's energy requirements. I'd recommend just doing your weights to keep your tone, and skip the high energy cardio. Maybe just do 30 min of walking to get the lymph flow and digestion flowing, and do some toning work.
Most people think that because they have cheated, the diet is not going to work. However, that is just not true. You still have the ability to lose a lot of weight. At the same rate you don't want to keep cheating either. That will likely keep you from losing the amount of weight that you want. The fact remains that people do cheat on the HCG diet. So if you do end up cheating that one time, you shouldn't let that ruin the rest of the diet for you - So definitely don't give up. You should continue with the HCG Diet as if nothing has happened.
If your gonna cheat do it right. The most important thing about cheating on the HCG diet is to pick the right food. Don't go off the deep end and eat a giant piece of cheesecake or a super-sized burger combo meal. There's a better way to cheat and give your taste buds a little vacation while still playing it safe. Some people have discovered HCG diet cheats that don't stall their weight loss at all. Here are some good cheats that won't kill the diet. Watermelon, Whole wheat crackers, Cottage cheese, Turkey, American Beef. Also if you want sweet try putting an apple or grapefruit heat up some pieces in the oven then sprinkle cinnamon. Its way good!
"What should I do if I cheat?" Presumably, if caved and pigged gave in and feel like giving up. Remember you're human, so not to worry. You just have to suck it up and go back on to work on your HCG diet. You can do it you just gotta use that good ole self control it just takes practice but i know you can do it!
Can i continue taking my medications while on the HCG diet?Homeopathic HCG formulas do not interact with any medications, including allergy medications, birth control pills or even antidepressants. However. even though there are currently NO clinically proven side effects to our Homeopathic weight loss formula, as with any diet we have to legally recommend consulting with your doctor to make sure this diet is for you and will not conflict with any of your specific medications.
Once I finish my HCG diet what can i do to keep the weight off? What is Maintenance Phase? The maintenance phase is the 3 week period after you finish your injections or diet drops. There are a few simple rules you must follow. First you must weigh yourself every day, you must remain within 2 pounds of your last in dose weight. You want to stay either above or below. Second you cannot eat sugars and starches. Third it is extremely important to eat enough protein on this phase, many people eat at least 100 grams of true protein. Then you want to try ti keep your calorie intake fairly low. You should try to stay in the range of about 1200 to 1800 calories.
Also you can try a maintenance product! So who has a maintenance product? Is there such a thing? Well the only company that I know of that has and effective and awesome maintenance product is YourHCGtoday.com. Now it's a little known secrect that isn't shown on there site. But if you ask one of the representatives about the maintenance product they can tell you all about it.
The Maintenance product is meant to be a top of the line, one of a kind, formulated perfection to say the least. It’s an all in one product that does all in one, the natural way! There Maintenance product is loaded with all kinds of natural body boosting minerals is formulated to ensure maximum energy. It is also formulated for support in appetite suppression and further assist in assimilating fat content! This is a one of s kind weight loss boost formula and it works!Let me tell you it is amazing for helping to keep that weight off also helps with maintaining high energy! Plus it assist's in continuing to burn even more fat. Check it out its great!
Will HCG help with my diabetes?
The HCG diet can actually help prevent diabetes. Some of the best ways to prevent diabetes is to eat healthy, become active and of course, lose weight. While on the HCG diet, the dieter will eat healthy, whole foods that will help you establish new eating habits to help maintain your weight in the future. Diabetes is becoming an epidemic in the US. It is now the 7th leading cause of death in the United States using HCG to lose weight, along with a healthy diet and exercise afterwards, is believed to help lower that number.
Dr. Simeons discovered that it could actually help obese patients lose enough weight that they can eventually discontinue their diabetes medications. In Pounds & Inches he stated, ‘In an obese patient suffering from a fairly advanced case of stable diabetes of many years duration in which the blood sugar my range from 3-400 mg%, it is often possible to stop all anti-diabetic medication after the first few days of treatment. The blood sugar continues to drop from day to day and often reaches normal values in 2-3 weeks.’ Of course, you’ll want to consult your physician before discontinuing any prescribed medications.
I can’t sleep because I am so hungry! What do I do?
The HCG diet promises fantastic, quick, healthy weight loss, without hunger pains. And it really works, but the fact is some people do get hunger pains while taking HCG. One thing we have noticed with our own customers is that the hcg diet hunger pains are usually only experienced by those who have about 20 pounds or less to lose. Those with more weight to lose usually don't have this problem.
Also may i recommend tying a good supplement to help you out while on the diet that can give you that added hunger fighting power and added energy that you need while taking HCG diet drops.Its called ChromeMate. Also another thing that may help with hunger is to look at the frequency of drops that you are taking.
When I say frequency I mean how many times a day are you taking the drops. Many times by increasing the frequency of your drops the less hunger you will experience. So if you’re taking HCG diet drops 3 times then change the frequency to 4 times a day and so forth. I would suggest just increasing your frequency by one extra dose a day at a time until you reach results. So if your having a lot of hunger and can't sleep give that a try!
What is the Homeopathy in Homeopathic Drops? Do they work?
The "Homeopathy" in Homeopathic HCG Drops means that it is a form of alternative medicine that local businesses can sell without a practitioners license to treat people using a highly diluted version of the hcg formula. Some physicians, have discovered that people are getting comparable results not only using the HCG hormone injections but also with the Homeopathic version of HCG. The difference between the two treatments is that the HCG hormone is not injected directly and it is taken orally. Is made into a homeopathic remedy (diluted hundreds of times and potentized) so that it is an energetic imprint of the original substance that works in the body on an energetic level.
Homeopathic HCG drops are developed using the principles of homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic HCG drops really do work. Obese people who want to cut some extra pounds from their body should try the diet drops. Homeopathic drops are taken per day and will help the body crunch the unused fat hidden in the body and utilize them in metabolism. In this way the visible bulges will get a toned appearance and the weight will in many ways seem to fall right off the body.
What are starches and why can’t I have them?
Starches contain at least 15 grams of carbohydrates and gives off at least 80 calories per serving. Starch is the most common carbohydrate in the human diet and is contained in large amounts in such foods as potatoes, wheat, maize (corn) and rice. Starch is also contained in many of our snack foods such as chips, bread, crackers, cereal, and desserts.
Pure starch is a white, tasteless and odorless powder that is insoluble in cold water or alcohol. While on the HCG Diet we can and need to learn to avoid starch in whatever form it takes. But once we reach P4 of the hcg diet plan we can eat starch but we must learn to limit our starchy intake. Basically measure your starchy intake with this as your motto. “If your scale says yes then you can.” If the scale doesn’t agree with the amount of starches you intake, then leave them alone. I would give you a list of good starches but there really aren’t any. But what I can suggest is that you stick to vegetable’s they are awesome and so very good for you! So there you have it my dissertation on starches hope that info helps.
What about refined sugars? What are they and why are they bad?
Refined sugar is void of all nutrients; consequently it causes the body to deplete its own stores of various vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Refined sugar contains no fiber, no minerals, no proteins, no fats, no enzymes, only empty calories. What happens when you eat a refined carbohydrate like sugar? Your body must borrow vital nutrients from healthy cells to metabolize the incomplete food.
You can find refined sugars in such foods as. Skittles and Starbursts, Reese’s, Chocolate chips cookies, cake, donuts, frozen yogurt, ice cream, pies, and basically any of those wonderful sugary treats we have come to love that we can’t eat while on the HCG Diet. But there is hope! There is sugar that is good for us that we can eat while on your HCG Diet. It is natural sugar!
This is sugar before it is taken and processed into a crystallized state or liquid form. Many of the natural good sugars are located in the fruits. So stick with fruits while on your HCG diet plan and you can’t go wrong. Just don’t go overboard. So there is a little info on what i know about natural sugars.
Why is there no taste to the HCG?Over the years we have received a lot of great feedback from our customer, allowing us to perfect our formula. HCG sold online has many different varieties and we’re proud to be the first to come out with a tasteless formula without diminishing any amount of HCG in each bottle. If you have purchased from us before you may have remembered a metallic type of taste within our formula. As a company we decided that it would be more pleasant to eliminate any taste within the formula so that it wouldn’t diminish the overall experience. We’ve lowered the amount of citric acid within the formula and this is great news for two reasons 1) it eliminated the unpleasant taste, 2) it now means you have more active ingredients to fill in the gap, including HCG to have the highest potency available on the internet, 100% professional grade!! The taste now replicates and is similar to a mineral water flavor so now it is no longer drowned out by the overbearing taste of citric acid and we continue to never put any alcohol in our formula. In fact, our drops are prepared in an FDA registered facility and include the highest amount of 100% pure HCG permitted without a prescription. Further, we include B12 supplement to help with energy while on the diet.
I don't like the feeling that I can't do a number two. What should I do?In Pounds and Inches it explains... "that owing to the restricted diet it is perfectly satisfactory and normal to have an evacuation of the bowel only once every three to four days and that, provided plenty of fluids are taken, this never leads to any disturbance."If your still worried something that you could try taking while on the HCG diet plan to relieve constipation. Is a acai berry detox as well.
Acai Berry detox is one of the most powerful forms of weight loss, especially when paired with your HCG diet . It helps boost your metabolism, the engine that drives calorie burning. The ingredients within this Acai Berry Detox blend were selected specifically for use before, during, or even after the HCG diet. Not to mention it helps you to stay regular. It promotes healthy colon function by safely and naturally helping absorb and eliminate toxins from the body. I am probably not the first to say it but, "a clean colon is a happy one." Good luck everyone on your HCG diet plans.
The HCG taste like water, and I'm not losing weight!
First, I can assure you that the drops you received are a lot more than just water. In fact, our drops are prepared in an FDA registered facility and include the highest amount of 100% pure HCG permitted without a prescription. Further, we include B12 supplement to help with energy while on the diet.
Now, in regards to why you are not seeing results, every person is different as to how they react to the HCG. However, if you are following the diet as specified in the official protocol, then yes you should be losing on average 1-2lbs a day. If after 7 days you still have not lost any weight, then something is not right, or there are other underlying issues that need to be addressed by a medical professional. Transitioning to a 500 calorie/day diet with HCG drops and not losing weight is very difficult to do, and there might be other factors at play.
The Maintenance Phase and Steak Day
After 23 days of taking the daily hCG hormone, dieters move into the phase 3, a.k.a. Maintenance phase of the HCG diet. In the following three weeks, dieters are instructed to weigh themselves every morning to ensure they are not gaining more than two pounds. If a dieter gains more than two pounds over his last dose day weight, even if this is only a few ounces, he should immediately take certain weight correction procedure on the same day in order to lose the extra pounds.
“Steak Day” is an effective technique used by Dr. ATW Simeons to correct weight gains in the HCG diet Phase 3. During the steak day, the dieter has to fast for the whole day. You need to skip your breakfast and lunch. In the dinner, you get to eat a large steak cooked in oil or butter with an apple or a raw tomato. It is also advised to drink plenty of water and other fluids during the day.
What if i get a cold while taking HCG or I already use medications? Is my diet doomed!?
This is really a good question, especially because a lot of us get colds during this time of year when the seasons change. Unfortunately if you get a cold on the HCG Diet, it can sometimes cause you to gain a little bit of weight.But there are some things that you can take if you do get sick.At the first sign of a cold, you want to take large doses of Vitamin C. It can also be combined with an antihistamine. And if you have been prescribed an antibiotic by your doctor, you can take that too.
For those who are taking medication I would recommend that you keep taking your medication while on the HCG diet plan. Never stop taking your medication unless you get the ok from your doctor. :) You should continue taking any drugs that are medically necessary, but it is important to disclose all medications and the diet protocol to your doctor before starting the HCG diet plan. The goal of the HCG diet is to improve your health, not worsen it, so no prescription should be discontinued without your doctor's orders. That said, some medication may slow your weight loss results, although the effect is unavoidable. But you will still be able to lose weight it just might not be at a fast rate like those who do not take medications while on HCG. But do not let this discourage you from begging or continuing the diet.
Where does HCG come from?There's only two places that the hCG hormone can be extracted from, the placenta or the urine of a pregnant woman. There is a tremendous amount of risk to extract the hormone from the placenta due to the anxiety spikes in the woman and raising the babies heart rate to unsafe levels, literally putting the babies life at risk. The hCG hormone for this formulation is extracted from the urine and then separated from any contaminants by following a strict sterilization process. Potential clients of donating the hormone are screened for illnesses/diseases/ or anything that would be of any harm to a human being, the screening process is looked at much like the screening of donating blood.
Every batch of hCG is then tested for its safety before distribution to human beings to ensure it's safety and zero levels of micro-contaminants within the mixture.
Miracle noodles on HCG diet. What are they, and where can I get them?
Shirataki or miracle noodles were originally developed in Asia, but they have recently come to the attention of people around the world. Because these noodles have almost no "bad" carbohydrates. Miracle Noodles are 100% calorie free, soy free and they are gluten free product that can be incorporated with your HCG diet.Miracle noodles contain soluble fibers and iron that mainly help in slowing down the digestion process thus delaying the sense of fullness during the diet. When your digestion slows down, your body begins to absorb more nutrients.
People have said that they say that they can taste fishy and have a bitter taste. But there is hope for you noodle lovers. I have been told that if you rinse them then put them in the microwave to dry them out a bit they will yield a better taste. How you do this is microwave them for one minute on high, then drain them in a strainer and pat dry with a paper towel. Again after they microwave and you have them dry a bit, the noodles will be able to soak up whatever sauce you put on them and that their texture is better. You can buy them at many local Asian stores more and more seem to be carrying them these days. You can also get them at any health food store in the refrigerated section. Last you can order them online. So give them a try!
Why doesn't HCG show up on a pregnancy test?The reason Homeopathic HCG drops will not show a positive on a pregnancy test is because of the way homeopathic products are produced. They function on the theory of "like heals like" and that a very small amount of the active ingredientbrings about change. True homeopathic products, when tested in a lab, will come back negative for the active ingredient because the amount is so small it can't be measured in lab tests. This has baffled the AMA because time and time again homeopathic products fail in the lab but are very successful when put to work in the human body.
It is also important to know that homeopathics work on frequency of dose NOT amount of dose. This is why taking fewer drops more frequently gives better results than taking more drops less often. To better explain...if you drank the entire bottle of homepathic drops it would be the equivalent of taking one dose. This is why homeopathics are safe for pregnant women and infants. It is also why you rarely see a homeopathic product with a safety lid.
Now, working with the drops, if there is a need to increase dose past 8 drops 6 times daily, I would recommend adding a frequency instead of one more drop. So, I would have someone change to 6 drops 7 times daily first and then add drops if necessary to the new dosing frequency. I would do that because of what I stated in the previous paragraph -- "homeopathics work on frequency of dose NOT amount of dose". Increasing frequency increases the concentration of the dose to a more potent concentration.
I'm a vegan or vegetarian is there a substitute on the steak day for the steak?There are three other alternatives for a steak day in the HCG diet Phase 3. There is a high protein day, egg day and a shake all of these are great alternatives to a steak day. When you have entered in the third phase of the diet you are in a maintenance phase. You will want to remain consist with daily weigh ins to keep track of any potential weight fluctuations.
The first thing you can try is a high protein day is highly effective in helping you maintain your weight; you can drop one to three pounds in a 24 hour period. It is recommended when on a high protein day that you eat foods containing protein every two to three hours.Eat protein all day with some veggies if you want, no fruit and moderate to high fat depending on your bodies preference. Second is you can also make your high protein day an “egg day” where you eat nothing but egg dishes as your food selections for the day. Last you can try a shake day this is where you drink protein shakes all day with no sugar added protein powder and cream. Some HCG dieters who are not vegan actually prefer a high protein day to a steak day when on the HCG dieting plan. So if your vegan or not give use these suggestions as great alternatives to the steak day while on your hcg diet plans.
Dr. Oz's input on the HCG diet!
Information Given By Dr Oz On HCG
Eager to be known by many is the information given by Dr Oz on HCG. HCG, scientifically known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a natural protein hormone that develops in the placenta of pregnant women during the first trimester. It is believed that this hormone can send signals to the hypothalamus to break down and use abnormally high contents of body fat as a fuel source.
The HCG diet is one which requires a daily shot of the hormone as well as a low calorie intake; the recommended amount of calories that should be eaten a day is five hundred. If a five hundred calorie diet is done without HCG the body will start to break down muscles and cause resting metabolic rate to decrease. HCG stops this from happening by tricking the body into thinking the correct amount of calories needed is being ingested.
HCG injections for weight loss are given under the skin and in muscles. Improper administration of the shot may lead to cramps and pain. Though this hormone is produced by women during pregnancy it can be taken by both men and women in order to lose weight. The hormone can now be found in the form of pills and oral drops in drug stores and online.
This is a useful way of reducing fatty muscles however, the 500 calorie diet must be stuck to for it to work efficiently. If the diet is followed correctly it is possible to lose 1 pound a day. When the hormone is dissolved it circulates through the blood stream and turns fat into calories therefore increasing metabolism and enhancing weight loss.
The oral drops of HCG is diluted and much more effective than the injections as it is taken sublingually and dissolves into the blood stream much quicker. The better method for use is the oral method as it eliminates pain and is absorbed by the body much faster therefore giving better results.
Statements made by Dr Oz on HCG shows that a diet like this has been long awaited by many. It has been believed to be the miracle of weight loss by some persons. Consult with a doctor and try this diet today and see the results that can be obtained.