The Truth about HCG Diet
— Anonymous , July 28, 2014
ABOUT HCG DIET
by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Learn More About Dr. Kassir >
The HCG Diet is a physician supervised weight loss program that can help shed 1 to 3 lbs per day by modifying their metabolism and eating habits for long term results.
HCG (Human Choriogonadotropin) is a hormone that is injected daily (or taken orally with under-the tongue drops), accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet of approximately 500 calories).
Each course of treatment consists of a minimum 26 days, with 23 of those days requiring a daily dose of HCG, either through injections or under-the-tongue drops. Treatment can last as long as 43 days (with as many as 40 injections), unless a patient is able to lose 34 to 40 pounds before the allotted time has passed. Patients will not receive HCG injections for the last three days of treatment so the hormone can cycle completely out of their bodies before they resume a normal diet. (It also takes about three days for HCG's effects to "kick in.")
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HCG Diet Questions & Answers
Is HCG safe?
Absolutely! All women experience very high levels of HCG during the nine months of their pregnancy with no adverse affects. In comparison, the amount used for weight loss is miniscule and has very few, if any, side effects.
How long will I need to be on the HGC diet?
That will be determined by you and the doctor based upon how much weight you would like to lose. Those decisions are made during your consultation with Dr. Kassir.
How do I take the HCG?
The HGC is taken in the form of sublingual drops. The drops are placed under the tongue twice a day (morning and afternoon). It can also be injected daily.
Can men do the HGC diet?
Yes!! Men usually get better results than women and it is just as safe for men as for women. HCG is actually already found in men. In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant females.
Who is a candidate for the HCG Diet?
Most men and women can use the HCG diet. It is recommended that you coordinate with Dr. Kassir concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol.
On the HCG Diet won’t I get hungry?
The HCG is mobilizing your stored fat and making it available to your body as a source of energy. So even though you are consuming less calories, your body has access to the energy you have stored in fat cells. Therefore, you are utilizing thousands of calories that already exist in your body each day. Overall, most patients are not hungry and feel very good while on the program.