hCG Diet Fiber

hCG Diet Psyllium Husk or Miracle Noodles?

Getting your daily requirement of fiber on the hCG diet can be tricky. You want to stay focused on the diet because the hCG diet food is a delicate balance, too much can slow or stall weight loss. Not to mention the variety of foods are limited.

Psyllium husk are a great way to increase your fiber and feeling of fullness without interfering with the hCG diet plan. But, psyllium husk are a tad boring and you would have to drink or ingest a lot psyllium husk to achieve that full feeling.

This is why many hCG dieters turn to the hCG diet approved food Miracle Noodles. Miracle Noodles has the same benefits of psyllium husk, water soluble fiber, no fat, no sugar or starch, no protein, no carbs no calories, Kosher and Miracle Noodles is gluten and wheat free.

And Miracle Noodles has the same health benefits of psyllium husk, but now all those benefits; lower risk of diabetes, aids in digestive health and promotes bowel regularity, are now wrapped up in a tasty and enjoyable hCG diet approved food aka, Miracle Noodles.

While on the hCG diet and you feel a little hungry or want to feel full, you can have a pack or two of Miracle Noodles and not only conquer those feelings but you won’t have the guilt of cheating or eating a food with calories.

And due to the limited foods on the hCG diet protocol, Miracle Noodles can help save you from diet boredom because they come in a variety of styles and can be used in place of rice with a meal or in soups and they are definately a replacement for pasta.

So if you would rather have pysllium husk go ahead, but you will find Miracle Noodles much more enjoyable for meals and overall more filling.

And now they come in so many varieties!  Angle Hair, Spinach Angle Hair, Garlic Herbel Fettuccini and many more!

 

 

Oral hCG Drops

Oral hCG Diet Drops

As the hCG Diet protocol is growing in awareness more people want to do the diet without the inconvenience of daily injections.  This has brought about the demand for more flexibility in the hCG diet protocol that was first introduced by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons about 50 years ago and reintroduced by Kevin Trudeau in The Weight Loss Cure.

Now more people can do the hCG diet to lose weight quickly with oral hCG drops.  Body By hCG Diet offers the only oral hcg diet drops that comes with a hCG test strip and shipped in a thermal bubble ice pack to ensure your hCG is effective and fresh.  The proprietary blend of oral hCG diet drops offered by Body By hCG Diet includes B-12 for energy and to help increase fat lose.

You can still lose an average of 1-2 pounds a day following the oral hCG Diet drops plan and with an added benefit of having a free downloadable hCG diet recipe book with over 190 hCG diet approved recipes to ensure hCG diet food boredom won’t be a cause of diet failure and ofcourse Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches manscript.

With Body By hCG Diet, support is a e-mail or phone call away.  Oral hCG diet drops are safe, effective and easy to use.  A few drops under the tongue 2x a day, follow the hCG diet plan by Dr. Simeons and you can make weight loss happen.

hCG Diet Dangers

hCG Diet Dangers

Yes, hCG Diet Info is a pro-hCG Diet website and we are all believers in the hCG Diet Protocol.  However, we also realize this diet is not to be taken lightly and therefore felt the need to share the side effects of hCG and particularly the side effects of the hCG Diet itself.

First and foremost, it is important to remember that the hCG Diet is not intended for everyone.  It is an extreme diet, intended for the seriously obese.   While there are numerous hCG Diet Plans, most include a 500 very low calorie diet (VLCD) and the use of hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin or homeopathic synthetic versions of hCG.  Because of this, hCG Diet Info recommends any hCG weight loss plan be followed under the supervision of a medical professional specializing in the hCG Diet.

What are the side effects of hCG?  What are the dangers of hCG?

hCG is frequently used for fertility treatments, although in a much higher dosage than the hCG Diet.  In the use of fertility treatments, side effects of hCG include: increased risk of blood clots, headaches, restlessness and depression.  Increased pregnancy symptoms are also a common side effect: breast tenderness, water retention, swelling and nausea.  When overused, hCG can result in more serious side effects such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).

hCG in itself is not considered dangerous when used with care.  It is a natural substance present in all individuals, male and female.

What are the dangers of the hCG Diet?

hCG Weight Loss

hCG Weight Loss – A Miracle Cure?

Imagine losing a pound a day and never feeling hungry. Sounds like a miracle cure for weight loss? In spite of today’s obesity epidemic thousands of people have won their battle with weight loss and claim they owe it all to hCG, the hottest diet sweeping the nation. With losses of 1-2 lbs per day some dieters are able to lose 40 lbs in 40 days.

hCG Diet Protocol

The hCG weight loss protocol involves taking a low dose of the human hormone supplement hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, while maintaining a 500 calorie per day diet. The hCG hormone is believed to curb hunger while promoting fat loss. The body then receives 500 calories per day from food intake while any additional caloric needs are met from the burning of stored fat in the body. Dr. Oz suggests that most of us have tens of thousands of calories stored in the fat of our hips alone. The burning of this stored fat releases energy and calories to feed the body thus limiting hunger. The result is significant fat loss in a very short period of time.

Dr. Simeons  “Pounds and Inches”

While the diet has gained recent popularity the hCG weight loss protocol actually dates back to the 1950’s when it was first introduced by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in Italy. Although there have been many adaptations to the protocol since the 1950’s the original protocol is still followed by many practitioners. For full details on the diet protocol read Dr. Simeon’s original manuscript, “Pounds and Inches.”

Kevin Trudeau’s “The Weight Loss Cure”

For an updated view on the protocol pick up a copy “The Weight Loss Cure” by Kevin Trudeau. His book offers an overview of the original hCG protocol with updates and modern additions to the protocol including a Colon Cleanse and Candida Cleanse. Most people can identify with the symptoms of a toxic colon and candida overgrowth and many of these symptoms can be eliminated with these cleanses.

Drops or Injections? Homeopathic or Pharmaceutical?

The hCG hormone can be administered as an injection, sublingual (oral) drops or pellets (pills). There are proponents for both forms all of hCG. However, regardless of the form in which the hormone is taken its important to purchase pharmaceutical grade hCG versus homeopathic. Pharmaceutical hCG promotes the loss of abnormal (excess) fat while homeopathic hCG allows for the loss of muscle and normal (healthy). Therefore the homeopathic hCG places your body at risk of starvation mode and unhealthy weight loss. The hCG can be prescribed from a medical practitioner or a weight loss clinic.

hCG Diet Side Effects

Although hCG is a natural substance produced by the human body there are potential negative side effects of the hormone when it’s taken for weight loss purposes. Many of the hCG diet side effects are similar to those that arise with any type of low calorie diet or cleanse. These typical detox reactions include headache, restlessness, irritability, lethargy, water weight gain and depression. These side effects are minor and usually pass within the first few days. Other potential side effects related to the injections include inflammation at the injection site. Although it’s rare, there is also concern about the possibility of hair loss.

As a general rule the mild hCG diet side effects can be easily managed with the tips provided below. More serious hCG diet side effects should be discussed with your physician or licensed provider before beginning treatment. This hCG Diet Info Blog post is intended for information purposes only. It is not meant for diagnosis or treatment purposes. If you experience the above mentioned side effects while using hCG, or have any concerns while using hCG please consult a licensed health care provider in your area immediately. If you have not located a licensed provider, you may consult this Directory of hCG providers.

Detox Symptoms Can Be a Cleansing Reaction

You may want to think of the headache as your body detoxing from all of the processed foods, sugar, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol and other toxins that have been accumulating in your body from the poor dietary habits associated with the Standard American Diet (SAD). You may also experience fatigue, extreme hunger and food cravings, irritability, bloating, gas, muscle soreness and nausea. These side effects are common with any low calorie diet or cleanse. They are short-term and will usually pass within the first few days of the diet.

Tips to Prevent and Manage hCG Diet Side Effects

There are a few things you can do to avoid, reduce or ease the pains of the carb withdrawls, detox symptoms and cleansing reactions.

  • Indulge in Fats During the 2-Day Load (Phase 1) – There are many claims that the detox symptoms can be limited or even prevented by eating a diet high in fat during the two load days at the beginning of the diet. Most of us indulge in carbs on a daily basis and will therefore experience withdrawls when heavy carbs are eliminated from the diet. By indulging on fats vs. carbohydrates during the two load days you can ease your way into the diet and experience fewer detox symptoms. This will also begin to train your body to switch from carb burning mode to fat burning mode. There are some dieters who claim that the more so called ‘bad carbs’ you have in your system and eat prior to beginning the 500 calorie diet, the more severe the headache.
  • L-Glutamine – Taking an L-Glutamine supplement can help to reduce carbohydrate cravings.
  • Hydrate – The most common cause of a headache is dehydration. Drinking water will not only help to relieve any headaches it will also aid your body in the cleansing process. Toxins are stored in fat cells. As the hCG causes your body to begin burning those fat cells the stored toxins are released into your bloodstream thus causing headaches and other detox symptoms. Think of the water you’re drinking as a cleanse for the inside of your body, washing the toxins away. Try to drink half of your body weight in ounces each day. For example if you weigh 160 lbs you would want to drink 80 ounces of water per day. And don’t worry about water weight! The primary cause of water retention is actually dehydration from not drinking enough water.
  • Painkillers – If the headache persists you may take your usual headache solution such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Don’t be disappointed by the headache, this can be a sign that the diet is working and that toxins are being released into your blood stream while your body burns fat cells. Just remember that burning fat is the primary purpose of your diet.
  • Adjusting Your Dosage of hCG – If you experience extreme hunger on the diet or just feel lousy you may need to adjust your dose of hCG. To make dose adjustments consult with your physician or check out the post hCG Dosage – When and How to Adjust Your Dose of hCG.

hCG Drops

 

Oral hCG Diet Drops

As the hCG Diet protocol is growing in awareness more people want to do the diet without the inconvenience of daily injections. This has brought about the demand for more flexibility in the hCG diet protocol that was first introduced by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons about 50 years ago and reintroduced by Kevin Trudeau in The Weight Loss Cure.

Now more people can do the hCG diet to lose weight quickly with oral hCG drops. Few offer real oral hcg diet drops, NuImage offer a proprietary blend of oral hCG diet drops that can include B-12 for energy and to help increase fat lose.

You can still lose an average of 1-2 pounds a day following the oral hCG Diet drops plan and with an added benefit of having a free downloadable hCG diet recipe book with over 190 hCG diet approved recipes to ensure hCG diet food boredom won’t be a cause of diet failure and ofcourse Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches manscript.

With Nu Image you get support via e-mail or phone calls. Oral hCG diet drops are safe, effective and easy to use. A few drops (4 drops) under the tongue 3x a day, follow the hCG diet plan by Dr. Simeons and you can make weight loss happen.

hCG For Weight Loss

The hCG diet is a weight loss protocol that has helped thousands of overweight people to lose 1 to 2 lbs per day. A 500 calorie a day diet also known as the VLCD (very low calorie diet) is combined with a minimal intake of hCG for weight loss.

What is hCG?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone naturally produced by women during pregnancy. This hormone controls metabolic function through the hypothalamus throughout pregnancy. hCG is administered in very high doses for fertility treatments. A variation of hCG is administered in very low doses for weight loss purposes. Whether administered for weight loss or fertility, the hCG which is used for medical purposes is created in a laboratory from sterile cells. It is NOT extracted from women or animal urine – a common misconception.

How much weight will I lose with the hCG diet?

The average loss on the hCG diet is 1 lb per day. Women lose 0.5-0.75 lbs per day on average. Men tend to lose more. An average loss on a long round of the hCG diet is 25-28 pounds for women and 28-32 pounds for men. Factors that promote faster weight loss include increasing the intake of vegetables, fiber and water.

What preparations are required for hCG diet injections?

Prior to treatment, your physician or practitioner will advise you of any preparations for their particular protocol. If your practitioner has recommended self injections visit hCG Injections – Tips on How and Where.

Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds per day with hCG diet injections?

During the hCG diet weight is safely lost from stores of excess fat on the body. As water retention fluctuates daily there is also a component of the water weight loss during the diet. In his original manuscript, Pounds and Inches, Dr. Simeons differentiates between normal (healthy) fat and abnormal (excess) fat. He explains how the hCG Diet is self limiting in that despite a patient’s efforts they cannot lose any more weight than is perfectly healthy for their body.

In Pounds & Inches Dr. Simeons states,” With HCG it is impossible to reduce a patient, however enthusiastic, beyond his normal weight. As soon as no more abnormal fat is being issued, the body starts consuming normal fat, and this is always regained as soon as ordinary feeding is resumed. The patient then finds that the 2-3 lbs. he has lost during the 3-4 last days of treatment are immediately regained.” Dr. Simeons further explains that as soon as a patient begins to burn normal (healthy) fat they will immediately begin to experience intense feelings of hunger indicating that the diet should be concluded, another indication that the diet is self limiting.

hCG Diet Recipes

During Phase 2, the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), one of the best ways to guarantee your success on the diet is to have a variety of hCG diet recipes available. Although the list of allowed foods on the Pounds And Inches protocol can seem limiting you’ll be surprised by the variety you can enjoy if you get a little creative. The recipes below will help to keep you on track and make sure you keep losing. Enjoy!

P2 BEVERAGES

Strawberry Lemonade

1 Quart Water (filtered)

1 Lemon (juice only)

1 Sliced Strawberry

Stevia  to taste (liquid or powdered)

Ice Cubes

Place 1 quart of water in a picture. Add juice of 1 lemon. Blend strawberries and mix it in to add flavor and color. Stir in sweetener. Add ice as desired.

 

Sweet ’n Sour Lemonade

1 Quart Water

1 Lemon (juice only)

2 packets calorie free natural sweetener (Stevia, Xylitol, Sweet n Low)

Ice Cubes

Place 1 quart of water in a picture. Add juice of 1 lemon. Stir in 2 packets of sweetener. Add ice as desired. Garnish with sliced lemons and serve in a tall glass and straw. Sip with a straw and enjoy!

 

Sweet ‘n Spicy Herbal Chai

8-12 oz hot water

1 Spiced Chai tea bag

1 packet  Stevia

1 tbs milk (only 1 serving a day)

Place hot water in cup, steep tea for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag. Stir 1 packet of sweetener. Add milk and stir. Sip and savor. You can also pour over ice cubes in a tall glass for a delicious iced chai tea. Keep a container of this tea in refrigerator to use for cooking or a quick cool pick me up iced tea.

 

Lemon Drop

1 2 t. squeezed lemon juice

1 2 c. water

1 2 c. ice

5 drops of lemon stevia

 

For more variety check out these hCG diet recipes for:

P2 Salads & Dressings

P2 Entrees

P2 Desserts

hCG Injections

hCG Injections are the Gold Standard form of hCG and considered superior to sublingual drops or pellets. Though there are proponents of all forms of hCG including raving fans of sublingual hCG, hCG injections were the original protocol recommended by Dr. Simeons in Pounds & Inches. Some physicians require patients to visit their office to receive the injections. However, DIY hCG injections are common place.

Preparing the Solution

If you are doing self injections your pharmacy will provide hCG in a powdered form in a small glass vial with a rubber cap. A second similar vial is provided which contains a solvent for the powdered hCG. This solvent is essentially a medical grade sterile saline solution.

While the powder and solvent are kept in separate vials the mix is considered unconstituted and is stable, which means the vials do not need to be refrigerated. However, after the powdered hCG is mixed with the solvent the mixture is thus constituted. After constitution the hCG is far less stable and may only be kept at room temperature for two or three days. Therefore it is important to keep the hCG refrigerated after it has been constituted (with the powder and solvent mixed together in a single vial). As with any medication it’s important to confirm that your pharmacy has provided hCG with a clear expiration date.

Self Injections

If hCG injections are administered properly they can be completely painless and with little or no tissue reaction. As with any injection it is possible to experience bruising, tingling, redness, pain on injection.

When administering the self injection it is important to avoid leaving a vacuum in the vial of hCG. Otherwise it’s possible that that the alcohol from the wipe used to sterilize the rubber cap can be drawn into the solution. To avoid creating a vacuum simply draw air into the syringe before inserting the needle into the vial, then depress the plunger on the syringe to inject the air into the vial. Then remove that same amount of hCG solution from the vial. For example, draw 25 cc of air into the syringe, then injection 25 cc of air into the vial before withdrawing 25 cc of hCG solution from the vial.

You might see small specks of sediment in the vial. This is usually a small piece of the vial’s rubber cap that was punched through by the needle. These specks will settle to the bottom of the vial and are easy to avoid when withdrawing the hCG solution into the syringe.

There are hardly any contraindications to the HCG injection method. In Dr. Simeons Pounds & Inches he details a variety of pre-existing conditions that are not affected by the treatment and also documents several conditions that were actually improved as a positive side effect of the hCG injections.

Treatment can be continued in the presence of abscesses, suppuration, large infected wounds and major fractures. Even major medical procedures such as surgery and general anesthesia are usually no reason to stop as long as a Dr. has been consulted and assured the patient they may continue the hCG injections. Acne or boils are no contraindication. In fact acne often clears up with the continued use of hCG injections, and boils comes to an end. Vein inflammation is no contraindication; several obese patients with phlebitis have seen improvements in the condition during their course of hCG. This also applies to patients suffering from varicose ulcers which have been reported to heal rapidly with the use of hCG injections.

For more information on self injections visit hCG Injections – Tips on How and Where.

Please remember that hCG injections for weight loss should only be taken after consulting a physician. Your physician will determine if the hCG injection protocol is the proper weight loss solution for you, and they will also provide the necessary instructions on the proper method of injecting yourself at home.