Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) HCG Diet Direct seeks to educate consumers participating in any HCG based weight loss program about HCG and its affect cholesterol levels. HCG can increase the levels of free cholesterol in the blood therefore making blood cholesterol levels high. What is occurring is that trapped cholesterol is loosened and reintroduced into the blood so there is a higher level of “free” cholesterol in circulation. Releasing trapped cholesterol over time is a positive effect of HCG. The end result can mean lower blood pressure.
The HCG weight loss diet is well-known for its specific foods on a Very Low Calorie Diet of 500 calories per day. This, indeed, would be a starvation diet in the absence of HCG. A common question is, how many calories can you actually consume and still be successful. The answer may surprise you. [Read more…]
More than 19,000 research articles have been published about HCG since 1975. Most of these have nothing to do with weight loss. The key research of greatest importance for weight management is linked to the master fat hormone, leptin. [Read more…]
Homeopathic HCG continues to create believers and non-believers. The two things that you should know about this kind of product are how it is made and whether it simulates hormone signaling for fat loss. [Read more…]
HCG pellets are a relatively new form of the hormone that can be taken orally. They are designed to dissolve under the tongue and release the appropriate amount of HCG. Here is a brief comparison of what you can expect from using pellets vs. injections.
Standard Injection Protocol
The well-known HCG injection protocol was established in the 1950s. It entailed mixing the hormone in a sterile saline solution and injecting an amount that would provide 125 I.U. per day in a single injection. Dr. Simeons recommended that this process be repeated for six days each week, with a one day break.
Products for injections are now available that require the end user to mix the right amount sterile water (called bacteriostatic water) into a vial of dry HCG powder. Dissolved HCG is then taken up into a syringe for injection into a fatty place on the abdomen.
Lots of videos on YouTube show how to mix and self-administer HCG injections. The whole process is not all that complicated, although it does require good technique for getting the right amount of HCG on a daily basis and for keeping the mixture sterile.
HCG Pellets Protocol
Compounding pharmacies now have the ability to make oral forms of HCG as sublingual drops or as sublingual pellets. The key for either of these is to get the equivalent amount of HCG into your system that matches what you would get by injection. Although the area under the tongue absorbs very well, sublingual absorption is not as good as absorption from injections.
For this reason, HCG pellets are taken twice per day instead of once. And each daily dose consists of about twice the amount of HCG as from a single injection. This is what is required for getting the appropriate amount of HCG into your system
Advantages of the pellets are that they don’t have to be mixed or injected. One pellet under the tongue, twice per day, is as simple as it gets.
One other advantage regarding pellets is that they are more stable at room temperature. This has been a boon for those who travel or take their HCG to work each day. It is important to keep the pellets cool, and they will last longer if refrigerated. It is just not as critical to do so as it is with liquid forms of the hormone.
What About Results?
Pharmacies who make the pellets report equivalent results in comparison with other forms of HCG. In my experience, based on my own use of them as well as use by many clients, I would concur. They perform just as well as do the sublingual drops and injections. The only objection that might pop up is that, since pellets contain more HCG than drops or injections, they cost a little bit more (i.e., about 25 percent).
All the best with HCG pellets,
The HCG weight loss protocol is an easy do it yourself approach to fat loss for most people. Nevertheless, some folks, who have more money to burn and maybe less self confidence in their own judgment, feel the need for doctors and clinics. This just makes things more expensive and more complicated. The article below is a testimonial to one such clinic. This is an example of clever marketing for getting you to the clinic.
HCG Weight Loss is not like the typical diet or weight loss plan that you see advertised on TV or read about in magazines. There are many things that sets this.
Publish Date: 08/25/2010 0:09
What Is Wrong With This Picture?
Nothing, really. The clinic that is mentioned, HCGSlimXpress, has a wonderful weight loss program. It offers HCG treatment as one of the approaches. Dozens of other products, including a branded food scale, are included. Look, these folks have to make money. Nothing wrong with that. If you feel the need for an expensive and complicated HCG weight loss protocol, this clinic or something like it may be what you are looking for. These kinds of clinics thrive, so they must be doing something right. Right?
All the best in HCG weight loss,
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Sometimes people make the simple HCG weight loss diet more complicated than it should be. The core protocol has been around for more than 50 years. Some modifications can make it better now. However, too much nonsense has been added to it. Here is one example.
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the HCG diet. In truth the thought of 500 energy is just tough to wrap your arms around. Nevertheless, is HCG actually.
Publish Date: 08/23/2010 2:11
That business about what to do before starting the protocol is new. And it is unnecessary. The outline at the above article on the overall phases of HCG weight loss still hits the basics fairly well, though.
All the best in HCG weight loss,
Yes, the HCG diet has a specific food pyramid. The best description that I have found summarizes it very nicely. It includes pointers on how to vary the diet and still lose weight.
Eating healthy today is not as easy as it might seem and the food pyramid can be confusing for some. Combine the need to learn about the food pyramid and how the HCG diet plan works, and a dieter might want to run for the hills! Nevertheless, understanding the food pyramid is essential to your HCG weight loss success. Common sense food selections simply are not enough. Read more here.
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All the best,
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Take a look at this video and comment if you can help Shana. I already did so. She would clearly benefit from a steak and apple day TODAY! Share you experience with her. She needs help and has apparently lost confidence in her doctor. She has retained too much food in her system, and therefore too much water to keep it from becoming sludge. My guess is that she is also constipated. Any suggestions for her?
ok…so I went on a 4.4 mile hike yesterday and gained 3.5 pounds! How that is possible?? Have no clue. Please comment below and give me tips. Today is 6.7.2010.
All the best,
The HCG diet menu will keep you slim for life. During the protocol, HCG diet foods must be low in fat. Dietary fat distracts the metabolism of abnormal body fat and leads to the storage of body fat in the presence of dietary carbohydrate. Here is how to make this protocol work to keep you slim the rest of your life.
HCG Diet Foods
The widely known four main components of the HCG diet consist of: 1) a low fat meat protein source; 2) a vegetable; 3) a fruit; and, 4) crackers or breadsticks. These four categories primarily represent two of the three food groups, i.e., protein and carbohydrate. All of them are either low fat (meat, vegetable, fruit) or no fat (crackers).
Recommended meats are obviously the sources of protein. The other three categories are sources of carbohydrates. They are allowed either as whole foods (vegetables, fruits) or in very limited amounts per meal (crackers).
Making Dietary Fat and Carbohydrate Work Together
The low carb part of this protocol is crucial for keeping the liver from becoming saturated with stored carbs. A carb-saturated liver converts excess carbs to triglycerides that go back into the bloodstream and eventually into storage in fat cells. Neither of these outcomes is healthful when excessive.
The hormone phase of the HCG diet keeps the amounts of dietary fats and carbs low so the hormone can direct the removal of stored body fat. This would not happen without low dietary fats and carbs. This also explains why cosmetics and skin products that contain oils can undermine fat metabolism.
HCG Diet Foods for Lifetime Weight Management
The food choices themselves are excellent for a lifetime of healthy eating in many respects. These foods can be consumed in sufficient quantities to meet the daily caloric needs of any Basal Metabolic Rate.
Foods that upset metabolic balance would still do so. Examples include sugars, starches, and processed carbohydrates from all sources, especially those from wheat and rice. They also include super sweet fruits such as grapes and bananas.
Staying Slim After HCG Not Guaranteed
Too many overhyped HCG diet clinics and online promotions claim that the HCG diet will keep your fat off for the rest of your life. This is poppycock. Such claims mislead people into thinking that they do not have to alter their lifestyles. Here is what I guarantee: If you get to your target weight using the HCG protocol, then go back to eating foods that made you fat in the first place, you will get fat again. It is that simple.
The Problem With Protein
This food group is routinely ignored in almost all weight loss diets, at least as far as worry about any effects on weight gain. Arguments instead revolve exclusively around the roles of fats and carbs. Protein, however, does play a role in maintaining body fat. This is a complicated topic that deserves articles by itself. However, here is what more than 50 years of research shows very clearly: You will live a long and healthy life if the amount of protein you eat constitutes as little as 5 percent of your total calories.
Excess protein is, indeed, a problem. We eat too much of it, especially from animal-based foods.
Good News For The HCG Vegetarian Diet
You do not need a dedicated protein source at all. The typical sources of protein for vegetarians (beans and grains) would not work during the protocol because of their high carb content.
However, you can get all the protein you need from spinach. The good news is that you can eat all the spinach you want and never disrupt your progress during the HCG protocol. And you will never be hungry if you eat as much as spinach as you can hold.
By the way, this advice also extends to adopting a vegan lifestyle for life. Studies have shown over and over that excess protein intake, primarily from animal-based foods, is bad for your health in many ways. Overweight is just one of those ways.
For a good HCG diet menu,