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Questions and Answers
What is the HCG Diet.
The HCG Diet is a medically created diet utilizing a homeopathic remedy in combination with a low fat 500 calorie per day diet, for a period of 21 days followed by a three week period of no starch and no sugar stabilizing phase. After the hCG Diet, you can expect to have an improved metabolism and maintain weight more easily than after a traditional low calorie diet, and expect weight loss of 1/2 -2 lb (1/4 – 1 kilo) a day. A weight loss of 30lb (13.5 kilos) a month.
I know of someone who found the weight loss quite slow, she still lost all of the excess fat but it was slow, why would that be.
Very possibly this person had an underactive thyroid so her metabolism was very, very sluggish. HCG does help to boost the metabolism but if the client is over 50 or very overweight and has been for a long period of time their metabolism may be very sluggish. They will still lose weight, everyone does. But there is a natural way to see if you have an underactive thyroid and a natural treatment as well is as follows:
* Buy a bottle of lugol’s solution from eBay. It must be10% Potassium Iodide and 5% Iodine in an aqueous solution. This is the correct combination of Iodine and Potassium Iodide to be called Lugol’s Solution.
* Wear a disposable glove. Put lugol’s onto cotton pad and immediately rub onto your belly, or any area of the skin. Allow to dry. If the yellow stain disappears within 1-12 hours you are deficient in iodine so should continue this treatment twice a day until the skin no longer absorbs the lugol’s. Note this is not a quick fix. If your thyroid became underactive through many years of bad foods, pollution, toxic water, stress, drugs & antibiotics, thrush, lack of exercise and nutrients needed for a healthy body – then it will take maybe a year of using this remedy to come back up to full potential. This is just a very easy way you can help yourself. You will still lose weight just maybe slower than others.
* Around 60% of the iodine in the human body is stored in the thyroid gland. Its health benefits play a very important role in the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, which secretes thyroid hormones that control the base metabolic rate of the body.
After testing over 500 patients, I found that 94.7% of my patients are deficient in inorganic iodine- Dr. David Brownstein.
I have water retention, will HCG help.
You will lose excess fluid out of the fat cells and where ever it is stored in the body as you lose weight. However if you have had this condition for a while as in fluid around your ankles and feet I would suggest a natural remedy as well:
Three days/nights per week when you watch TV or read – put your feet in a bowl of warm/hot water with a handful of Epsom salts dissolved in it. Soak for 20 minutes. You could also add two cups to a warm/hot bath and for 20 minutes – when soaking with Epsom salts magnesium is absorbed through the skin, and toxins and excess fluid are drawn out, leaving you looking instantly less puffy.
We also have a fluid retention Patch – go to our other website to check that out. You can wear it at the same time as your HCG Patch.
In other HCG websites I have read that in 'Stage one' you must eat fat for the first two days, why don't you have that part.
We have removed that aspect and made it much easier for clients. The idea of ‘fat loading’ is to have fat for the body to feed off while the HCG is kicking in. But we supply extra patches so you can wear two patches in the first week, rather than one. Therefore the HCG kicks in right away without the need to fat load.
Do I have to eat protein every day, if so why.
Not enough protein in our diet will slow your ability to lose weight. Proteins are used every single day to keep your body going. Because they are used to develop, grow and maintain just about every part of your body – from your skin and hair to digestive enzymes and immune system antibodies – they are constantly being broken down and must be replaced. If you can’t eat two servings of either – meat, fish, chicken or egg per day, then take one tbsp. of whey powder in a smoothie.
Will I feel hungry while using hCG
Because hCG is mobilizing your stored fat, your body will be constantly feed by the broken down fat (abnormal fat). Most people report a feeling of being satisfied, as in not hungry, while using hCG even though their actual food intake is only 500 calories. You will certainly not be hungry. In fact as the diet weeks go by you will find you have to make sure you do eat.
I tried the drops and I needed more than my friend is it the same with the patches.
Yes. Everyone’s needs are different. If by day 4 when it’s time to change your patch but you find you are hungry by day 3 then change your patch 3 times a week instead of two. You could also wear two patches a week for the full program, trial what works best for you personally.
Do you have to store the patches in a special way and why.
You certainly do Homeopathics are very sensitive. If you want your patches to keep their full potency, also keep the patches adhesive and not lose their stickiness – you must store your spare patches in the envelopes provided, away from direct sunlight, strong odours, microwaves and computers, also do not refrigerate.
Are there side effects from using hCG.
Slight headaches are rarely reported as mild side effect from detoxing, that is not a side effect of using our hCG patch. Homeopathics have no side effects. Drinking plenty of water will ease any headache or detox symptom.
Can I take hCG while using birth control.
Yes. hCG has not been shown to interfere with birth control.
Should women start taking hCG when on their period.
The best time for women to start the hCG weight loss program is immediately after their period or menstruation cycle.
How can I only survive on 500 calories a day.
hCG releases 1500 to 4000 calories (from your stored fat) with the additional 500 calories that you are eating is equal to a 2000 to 4000 calorie diet, which is why people do not feel hungry while on the hCG Diet.
Wouldn't I lose 1 to 2 pounds without hCG if I was eating only 500 calories.
If you attempted to lose weight by only eating 500 calories it would eventually back fire because your body would think that you were starving and would begin to store additional fat. Also remember that the hcg takes away your appetite so it’s easy to stay on the diet – it would be very hard to stay on it without the help of the hcg.
How much weight can I lose per day.
An average is 1/2 to 2 lb (1/4 -1 kilo) per day. Or 30 lb (13 1/2 kilos) per month.
Can men use hCG for weight loss.
Yes, men find great success in using hCG for weight loss.
Can vegetarians use hCG for weight loss.
Yes, see Recipe page and The Diet page.
How do I keep my goal weight once I stop using hCG.
Don’t think of hCG as just a diet. The hCG program helps reset your metabolism via your weight set-point in the hypothalamus, your fat regulation system, so your body no longer is triggered into storing unneeded fat. But still be aware of the foods you take into your body.
Can I work out and exercise.
Yes but Dr. Simeons says not to start anything new as far as strenuous exercise is concerned. If you are already doing it then continue but know that you will not have the stamina you expect, also if you fatigue the muscles they will retain fluid and you will gain weight. Most people figure out how to cut back on the workouts without cutting it out completely. Walking is always good.
Can you overdose while using the hCG homeopathic patches.
Can you feel aches and pains with this diet.
Some people experience them. When the fat disappears so quickly, the muscles are at a bit of a loose end. They are normally packed up against the fat and when the fat disappears, they need to acclimatise to the new environment. It’s a temporary, very mild affect to do with adjustment to your new, slimmer body.
Can you have hair loss with this eating plan/diet.
You can have some hair loss if your hair follicles are unhealthy. Hair loss is not a side effect of the hCG remedy it is what can happen when you detox as you lose weight. It is good to lose the unhealthy hair, like your hair follicles are detoxing as well as your body. Then your hair will grow back in a healthy way.
What does HCG stand for and what is it.
It is an abbreviation for human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is composed of 244 amino acids. It is a hormone that is produced by the placenta of a pregnant woman.
Is there any hCG in the homeopathic remedy, if not why does it work so well.
No there is no hCG as such in the homeopathic version. The hCG hormone is made into a homeopathic remedy (diluted many hundreds of times and potentized) so that it is an energetic imprint of the original substance, it works in the body on an energetic level. We have proven that it works amazingly well for thousands of clients and even offer a 100% money back guarantee..
What does homeopathic mean.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used medical system in the world. It’s a more natural form of treatment. Homeopathy is effective, natural and safe without danger.
What does the dosage 6X mean is it an ingredient.
No it’s a homeopathic dilution. 6x means that you have 1 part HCG to 1,000,000 parts water.
What is the dilution of Nova Clinic's homeopathic version of hCG.
Our hCG Homeopathic Physician Grade recipe is 6x, 12x, 30x, 60x Dilution Ratios.
What is the difference between hCG patches and hCG injections.
Our hCG patch is stuck to the skin and changed twice a week, the ingredients go straight into the blood stream. You can feel the effects quite quickly. Our homeopathic hCG does not require a prescription. hCG injections must be prescribed by a doctor and are administered by injection into muscle tissue/stomach.
Should I have a prescription and doctor involved while using hCG patches.
Whenever considering a weight loss program, consult with your healthcare provider. With that said, hCG homeopathic drops do not require a prescription.
Can pregnant women use this diet.
It is not advisable to diet while pregnant as you are feeding your baby. Check with your doctor.
Can hCG be used while breastfeeding.
It is best to ask your doctor though it is known that hCG is naturally produced by women during pregnancy and menstruation. However when feeding it is best not to diet.
What is the difference between HCG and HHCG.
It’s the same thing hhCG is homeopathic human chorionic gonadotropin. And hCG means human chorionic gonadotropin.
Who is Dr Simeons.
Dr. A.T.W. Simeons is the original physician who developed and researched the HCG Diet Protocol in the 1950’s in Italy. His book, “Pounds and Inches; a new approach to obesity” (available to read in full on this website) details the way the HCG Diet changes the metabolism and offers instructions on the specific foods and methods to do the diet correctly.
Do you sell any other health patches.
Yes we manufacture and sell – Fluid retention, Iron deficiency, Mineral deficiency, Insomnia, Stop smoking, Jet Lag.