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About HCG Diet

by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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.")

HCG Diet: Questions & Answers

What is the hypothalamus gland?

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

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.

Can I maintain the diet even if I engage in daily hard physical labor or exercise?

Yes. The HCG allows you to maintain the diet even while performing hard work or vigorous exercise. By mobilizing and using the abnormal fat stores for energy, you prevent the breakdown of lean muscle.

Do I have to have my hormones balanced?

It is not necessary. However those with balanced hormones are seeing greater results and have more success in maintaining that loss. Not to mention the overall health benefits and feeling of well being experience with balance hormones.

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.

How does HCG work?

HCG along with the Modified Simeon Diet causes your hypothalamus to mobilize fat from your abnormal fat cells to make it available for use. While you are only taking in ~500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. It maintains a normal basal metabolic rate and resets the hypothalamus to prevent future regain.

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.

What is HCG?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone produce by our bodies. It has many functions and is used to treat many medical conditions. It is the hormone that almost completely controls metabolic functions.

How much weight can I expect to lose on this program?

That will depend on your starting point. People with more weight to lose will experience a greater loss. On average, Dr. Kassir’s patients lose around 15 to 40 lbs. per month.

Will I gain the weight back once I discontinue treatment?

Some degree of moderation in eating will be necessary due to the tendency to gain weight after any type of weight loss program. However, stability of normal weight is relatively easy because the weight loss is from stored fat and not structural fat.

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.

Why are some people calling this “The Weight Loss Cure”?

HCG is being called this because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when your calorie intake is reduced for a period of time. In other words, it helps you to maintain your weight and not gain it back once normal caloric intake is resumed.

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.

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.

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