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Can I eat other vegetables on the HCG diet?

About to start the HCG diet and was wondering if I can eat brussel sprouts, caulflower or greenbeans on it? Answer: There are many people who have major concerns regarding this pregnancy hormone diet. The American Medical Association has studied it and found it doesn’t work very well, and may be quite dangerous in some [...]

How hungry do I have to be to start maintenance on HCG diet?

I’m not looking for a debate about the HCG diet. I just took my last dose at about 1am this morning but I REALLY want to eat something more and different than that on protocol. I’ve never been entirely full this whole round of VLCD and I want to start maintenance NOW so I can [...]

How old do you have to be to buy the hcg diet?

I am 16, I want to buy the hcg diet is there a age requirement? Chosen Answer: u have to be 100 years old. sorry. ur off by about 84 years. by: Lol Kazer on: 27th January 11

How is your HCG diet going for you?

Also, how much does it cost? I have been contemplating whether to do this diet or not. I have been watching daily documentary videos of different individuals who are successfully losing weight from HCG diet. Wow. I am impressed. Can someone assure me and persuade me to go on this diet? I need assurance that [...]

Can you eat frozen dinners on the HCG Diet?

I am starting the HCG diet and I was wondering if I can eat the diet frozen dinners you buy at the grocery store. I am on a tight budget and they are pretty reasonable in price, plus it’s easy!

Chosen Answer:

Hcg drops and other bogus hcg products were just banned by the FDA
on Monday as fraudulent and even unsafe in some cases.

Do what you want.


by: EddySays
on: 4th February 11

How to keep the wait off after the hcg diet?

I just got off the hcg diet and want to make sure I keep the weight off, is there any body that have used that form of diet and was able to keep the weight off? If so how?

Chosen Answer:

eat less and exercise more
by: ladystang
on: 29th October 10

Can the hcg diet injections increase male fertility?

My boyfriend and I are trying to get pregnant and we think he may not be very fertile. We can’t afford any dr visits or fertility tests. Do hcg injections for the diet boost fertility?

Chosen Answer:

That is the only approved use for hcg. Increasing fertility in both men and women.
It is not approved for weight loss.
Under current law doctors can prescribe a regulated drug for any use.
That is how these hcg weight loss clinics make their money.
And it is all cash since no insurance company will pay for unapproved treatment.

If you decide to do this the trick is getting real hcg. Since so much of this stuff is unregulated you need to verify you are really getting hcg.
With all due respect, if you can’t afford doctor visits or tests, what makes you think you can afford a child?
We only have one because that is all we could afford. And that was with medical coverage.
Have you checked any health insurance? Many plans will pay for the inception expenses of one child.
by: EddySays
on: 7th March 11

How does smoking hookah affect your weight loss on the HCG diet?

I have recently started the HCG diet and I was just wondering if anyone would know how smoking hookah might affect it? Please don’t lecture me on the dangers of dieting I just want to know what I asked. Thank you :)

Chosen Answer:

So you want to smoke weed that makes you hungry and then you want to use unapproved bogus drops then you want to be on a 500 calorie diet while the smoke INCREASES your hunger pangs?

You were made for the con artists peddling this hcg crap!

If you can focus long enough watch these clips……


by: EddySays
on: 7th March 11

Can I use the HCG drops without the recommended diet?

Do you think that I could use the HCG drops without doing the their recommended diet?
I would still be eating healthy and all but use the hcg drops to help lose weight.
I would do the hcg diet but i dont like any of the foods they want you to eat so I was thinkin “what if I eat like weight watchers meals and add the HCG drops?”
Any opinions? No dumb remarks please!

Chosen Answer:

No, you have to stick to the 500 calorie diet plan and eat the food on this diet menu, otherwise, you won’t get the results you like. Cause this diet is very strict but effective!
by: DIVG
on: 21st January 11

can you start the hcg diet the last two days of your period or will that make the hcg not get into your system?

i am anxious to start the diet and i just got my period but i would like to start it asap. if i start it, the injections and the 2 days of gorging the last two days of my period, will the hcg get into my system enough for the diet to get off to a good start? any info would be helpful ,thanks ….also, does anyone know what kind of conditioner and shampoo to use?

Chosen Answer:

The reason that Dr. Simeon’s says not to inject during your period is because your body actually produces HCG during the menstrual cycle. I may be wrong, anyone feel free to correct me. So injecting on those days would be a waste of your HCG. Also, the more HCG in your system, the faster you become immune. If I were you I would go ahead and start loading now to get your normal fat reserves up and then start injecting and loading for two more days after the period. I know I loading for a week this round, only because I have been on so many diets before and I wanted to make sure my normal fat reserves were full. I am on my 9th day now, and have not had even the slightest bit of hunger the whole week.

See the first week is sometimes hard since you may get hunger pangs, that is why we load, so that our body can run off our normal fat for the first few days and keep us content until the hcg gets into our system and mobilizes the abnormal fat.

Try to eat very high fat food, on my loading I had fried chicken, buttered biscuits, chocolate, donuts, peanut butter cups, chips, etc. LOL I feel so strange telling you to eat all that but enjoy it!

Also, whenever I am in the kitchen I wear gloves, only because I live with 8 other people and there is no telling what has oil on it. That’s right, even a drop of oil touching your skin will keep you from losing the next day. Be careful! Check all spices and foods for any sugar, oil, sugar alcohol, or aspartame(BAD).

As far as shampoo and conditioner, I am using the same I normally do. I have just reduced washing my hair to once or twice a week. I have curly hair so this is actually keeping my waves a bit more hydrated. The easiest thing is to just use your normal shampoo and conditioner and just wash your hair less. But expect to not lose on the day you shampoo and condition. Normal showers are fine though, with -bar soap with no oil in ingredients-, just rinse your hair with water or use a shower cap.

Btw, you WILL gain a lot of weight on your load days but don’t worry, you will lose every ounce of it within the first few days!

I have started the Dr. Simeon’s Protocol (original and only true HCG diet) about 5 times but different circumstances forced me to stop. I am finally able to do a full round, hopefully with no interuptions.

It has been 9 days:

I started at …………178 (after loading)
I am now at …………165
Round 1 Goal……….148 or less ^_^

A note, DO NOT freeze your HCG, no matter what anyone tells you. Just refrigerate. I lost a bottle of HCG because I listened to someone else and froze it. HCG is very fragile and freezing ruins it.

Also, we can have vinegar and cucumbers on the diet, so some people say that means we can also have pickles. I have them sometimes. It’s up to you, I have been losing fine. Just another thing you may consider if you get bored with your food.

Another note :) , there is a diet soda called Zevia, that is sweetened with Stevia (a sweet plant). Zevia has no calories, no sugar, its all natural. I found a few cans at my local Whole Foods store for 99cents a can. I’ve had two cans in a week and a half, it tastes better than regular diet soda. Its nice to keep around for when you get a craving for soda. But don’t overdo it.

Email me if you have any other questions, I have a lot of tips for ya!

—WATER < TEA < COFFEE…GET YOUR LIQUIDS IN and DONT EAT PAST 7PM (so your body has plenty of time to digest and flush out all the food and your weight in the morning will be correct)
by: ~*Arabian Princess*~
on: 28th January 10

Is it okay to eat a little over 500 Calories on the HCG diet and STILL lose weight?

the hcg diet preferably states to eat 500 and 10 drops 3 times a day. i think i eat about 700 idk but will i still lose weight and is it ok?

Chosen Answer:

If you eat less than 1,000 cal. per day (if your weight is over 100 lbs) if you are teenager and still growing – then DIETS are not recommended! However, I hear that young men like the thin & gaunt – a good wind will drop em like a tree look! Then you can lose weight. Don’t be surprised when you everyone around is fine and your feeling mighty cold!
by: Judge Julie
on: 18th September 10

What are realistic results of the hCG diet?

I have been on the hCG diet for seven days now (and am simultaneously taking Acai Berry Max) and am unsure of what my results should be like after 45 days. I’ve lost 12 pounds so far, should I be worried? I’m 5’8″ and weigh 180 pounds. Any advice would be amazing!

Chosen Answer:

Congratulations on the weight loss and no if you are following the diet exactly as it’s written you are right on track. Your body will have entered a state of Ketosis which simply means your burning fat for fuel now. Which is exactly what you want, right.

I have done two rounds of the HCG Diet and have lost over 60 lbs and have kept it off for 9 months! It works!

Check out my blog for tips and tricks! Keep it up your doing good!
by: Brandon
on: 29th July 10

What are some VERY easy recipes on the HCG diet?

I am starting this diet in 3 days and I don’t like doing too much cooking on diets so I would appreciate any very simple hcg menu ideas. Thank You!

Chosen Answer:

steamed cabbage is super fast and simple with some garlic salt.
I’ve been grilling cucumbers with some vinegar and garlic powder
Theres a also a tomato veggie soup that is really good.
theres a blog I think it’s called hcgrecipes.blogspot.com
that has a bunch of quick recipes.

most of them are quick anyway because we can’t use butter or oil. :)
I hope you’re doing well on your VLCD!
by: Pearl
on: 23rd September 10

Has anyone eaten other foods on the HCG Diet outside the food listing but still within the 500 calorie limit?

I have started the HCG diet and am struggling with the food choices. I would like to eat frozen dinners or other foods for some meals. I would still stay within the 500 calorie limit. Has anyone done that? Any luck?

Chosen Answer:

That would be fine, but it’ll be much harder to stay under your limit…
by: Mia
on: 25th June 10