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What Are HCG Injections? And Other Frequently Asked Questions About HCG Diets

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HCG is a new diet regimen that relies on the use of hormones to help control weight loss in the body. Before you start taking HCG injections and participating in an HCG diet, you should first understand what HCG is and how it works. 

What is HCG?

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. HCG is a human hormone produced during pregnancy.

How does HCG work?

HCG stimulates the hypothalamus area of the brain. The hypothalamus controls vital parts of the body such as heart beat, breathing and sleep. Taking HCG can change the body's metabolism and influence its ability to shed weight.

How does the HCG diet work?

On the HCG diet, patients receive doses of HCG injections while also limiting their intake of calories. As a person on the HCG diet, you'll be limited in the number of calories you're allowed to consume each day. The exact amount will depend on the instructions provided to you when you buy the HCG injections. By limiting the calories you consume each day and taking the doses of HCG at the same time, you'll prompt your body to start consuming your own stored fat at a very fast rate. 

Does HCG work for vegetarians?

Vegetarians are generally allowed to be on the HCG diet, as are vegans and lactose-intolerant people. If you have specific dietary requirements, speak with someone from the diet program before you buy the HCG hormone. This way you can be sure that your dietary needs will not interfere with the HCG diet.

Are you supposed to exercise if you're on the HCG diet?

Whether or not you're supposed to exercise will depend on the instructions that are provided when you buy the HCG injections. Many HCG diet programs tell you not to exercise when taking HCG.

What kind of foods should you eat on an HCG diet?

Many HCG diets allow you to eat meat, vegetables and fruit--all the healthy foods that people normally eat while on diets. 

Are there other ways to take HCG without getting an injection?

Injection is the only effective way to take HCG. Diets that sell HCG as pills, drops, or sprays are unlikely to work because the HCG does not enter the blood stream in amounts large enough to influence the metabolism. 

Do you feel hungry when taking HCG?

Generally no. Although they eat little during the HCG diet, many patients report that they don't feel hungry.

For more information about the HCG diet, speak with a qualified physician today.