Answers to Common Questions about the HCG Diet

Customers of the HCG Diet Info site frequently ask us questions, so we thought it would be useful to answer a few of the most common questions you might have here. But if you have another issue and you can’t see the anwser below, please get in touch!

Is the HCG diet suitable for anyone?

The HCG is suitable for virtually everyone, no matter what your age is. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. The HCG diet should not be used by anyone with a BMI below 20, or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How much weight will I lose by following the HCG diet and will the weight stay off?

Weight loss results on the HCG diet will vary as we are all unique individuals, but men can expect to lose between 1 and 2Ibs per day, and women between 0.5 and 1Ib per day. The HCG diet does a lot more than simply help you lose weight—it changes your metabolism by resetting the hypothalamus, plus it alters the way your brain views food, so instead of continually craving sugary and starchy high-calorie foods, your body will become accustomed to enjoying a healthy diet of fresh fruit and vegetables. With the addition of one short period of exercise per day, you should have no trouble maintaining your new weight once you have completed the HCG diet plan. Most people who have successfully achieved their weight loss goals via the HCG diet plan are able to moderate their eating with no difficulty whatsoever, which allows them to stay at their target weight easily.

Why do I have to restrict my calorie intake to 500 per day?

The aim of the HCG diet is to metabolise your fat reserves and by heavily restricting your food intake, you are encouraging the hypothalamus to release energy by burning excess fat. So although you are eating very little, you are actually benefiting from several thousand calories of metabolised fat reserves, which is why people on the HCG diet lose weight quickly while still feeling great.

Will I feel permanently hungry on such a restrictive diet?

Although you can expect to feel hungry during the first few days, your body will soon adjust to the HCG diet and once the HCG hormone begins to adjust your body’s metabolic rate, the hunger pangs will soon fade. In fact, because large amounts of calories are released from fat stores, it is not uncommon for HCG dieters to struggle to reach the 500-calorie threshold because they feel permanently full!

How do HCG drops differ from HCG injections?

There is very little difference between HCG drops and HCG injections. Homeopathic HCG drops are a weaker solution of the original hormone, administered beneath the tongue. Most people find the HCG drops as effective as the HCG injections. And the best bit? HCG drops are significantly cheaper than HCG injections, which is definitely a major selling point!

How do I take my daily dose of HCG?

The HCG diet is available in liquid form and is taken as “drops”. The HCG liquid is measured out precisely using a dropper and each drop is placed beneath the tongue for maximum effectiveness. Research has indicated that six drops taken six times per day is considered to be the most effective dose of HCG.

Can HCG injections help me lose more weight?

You are unlikely to notice any difference in weight loss by using HCG injections as opposed to HCG drops, but you will notice a large hole in your back account as a result of the higher retail price of HCG injections.

There are also many medical HCG diet FAQ, so read on for the answers!

Is the HCG diet a healthy way to lose weight?

Most rapid weight loss diets are very unhealthy—they strip your body of water and essential nutrients and once you start eating normally again, you put all the weight back on. But the HCG diet is different. Weight loss is achieved through fat burning, which means you do not lose essential nutrients and muscle tone during the course of the diet.

Does the HCG diet cause any unwanted side effects?

The HCG diet has been around for many decades and is well known to be a safe and effective way to lose large amounts of weight the healthy way. Although side effects are extremely rare with the HCG diet, occasionally a few people do experience some minor side effects including slight dizziness or mild headaches.

Will I need a prescription for HCG diet drops?

The HCG diet is classed as a homeopathic remedy, which means it can be bought over the counter without a prescription from your physician.

Is it safe to try the HCG diet while using prescription medications?

Always take medical advice from your doctor before embarking on any weight loss program, including the HCG diet.

Will the HCG diet affect my birth control methods?

Although the HCG diet is based on a hormone, it will not interfere with your birth control methods.

General FAQ about the HCG Diet

Does the HCG come ready to use, straight out of the box?

Yes, you can use our HCG preparation immediately.

Will the HCG need to be refrigerated?

No, the HCG diet products do not require refrigeration because they are manufactured using homeopathic techniques. The HCG is mixed with alcohol as part of the manufacturing process, and the alcohol helps to preserve the HCG hormone and ensure that it stays effective. However, if you wish to keep an open bottle for more than a few days, you are advised to store it in a refrigerator to keep the HCG as fresh as possible.

Where is your HCG manufactured?

Our HCG diet products are manufactured in fully licensed FDA approved facilities in the United States. We only sell top quality genuine HCG diet products, so you can buy with confidence.

Can the HCG diet be continued beyond the recommended 45-day period?

Yes, it can, although you are highly likely to achieve your weight loss goals within the recommended 45-day period!