hCG Diet Plan FAQ

The hCG diet plan is a medically supervised science-based program designed to enable you to reach your weight loss goals quickly and effectively, so that long-lasting results stick.

We’ve assembled this section based on the most common questions our clients bring to us during our initial consultations.

Q. What is HCG and how does the hcG diet plan result in rapid weight loss?

A. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone present in both men and women, but which is produced in great amounts in pregnant females. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman’s metabolic function. In non-pregnant individuals, research suggests HCG similarly increases the metabolism. The injection in conjunction with a low calorie diet tricks the body to release and burn your stored fat. Taking HCG triggers the hypothalamus (a part of the human brain to use stored, abnormal fat) for its main energy source.

This allows your body to burn 2000 calories a day for fuel. When fat is converted to calories there are vitamins, proteins and minerals contained in the fat tissue which are given back to your body.

Q. Will I be hungry on the hcg diet plan?

A. Once the hCG has entered your body, you will find that you will not be hungry. Often you’ll find it difficult to eat the daily maximum number of calories that you can eat. In fact, it is common that dieters on the hcg diet plan feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that daily calorie limit!

You don’t feel hungry and run down because your body is now running on your fat reserves, and the hypothalamus is beginning to reprogram and reset your body to a new lower weight so that you maintain the weight loss and don’t experience a yo-yo effect. HCG combined with a low calorie diet allows your body to shed off all the unnatural locked fat reserves and keeps your muscle and structural fat in order.

Q. Will I see a medical doctor?

A. Absolutely, once you have completed the free consultation and decided to proceed with the program your next meeting will be with a licensed medical doctor. They will review your medical history and lab results to make sure you can safely go on the hCG Rapid Weight Loss program or offer you safe alternatives.

“The staff at Glenmore Health Care and this program has given me the hope and confidence to believe this truly is the last diet I will ever need!”

Jane, lost 35 pounds

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Q. Is taking hCG safe?

A. HCG has been used in weight loss for over 50 years. We have had the pleasure of safely implementing the hcg diet plan with over 20,000 people from Calgary. The American Society of Bariatric Surgeons says “no significant harmful effects of HCG injections have been described in the medical literature.”

Q. What are some other benefits of using the hCG diet plan?

A. HCG is great because it turns your bodies stored fat into energy. In addition to feeling more energized while eating less, using hCG may result in lowered cholesterol, the speeding up of your metabolism and the resetting of your appetite.

Q. Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day on the hcg diet plan?

A. HCG weight loss studies have shown that weight loss following the protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight loss comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body.

Q. Can’t I buy hCG on the internet?

A. Studies have shown the homeopathic hCG you purchase on the internet doesn’t contain sufficient hCG for lab equipment to determine its existence. Homeopathic hCG contains such a low does (if any) of hCG that it does not require any government certification like prescription drugs.

Glenmore Healthcare only provides patients with pharmaceutical strength hCG which is only available with a prescription from a physician. In addition, homeopathic hCG contains many additives, where pharmaceutical hCG is nothing but pure hCG.

Q. Do I need to purchase any special food?

A. No, all the food you can eat can be found at any grocery store.

Q. Can men and women do it?

A. Yes. hCG is not a growth hormone therefore will not result in any side effects in men.

“The results I have seen are amazing. I was not hungry, I functioned fine and there were absolutely no side effects at all.”

Wally, lost 85 pounds.

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Q. How come I’m not allowed to take vitamins since I will not be getting the appropriate amount of nutrients while on the diet?

A. Most over the counter medications contain sugars, cornstarch and fillers that can interfere with your weight loss, which is why it is recommended to avoid these products while on the diet. You will be receiving additional vitamins from our B-Complex injections, and you are releasing nutrients from your abnormal fat stores as well.

Q. Will I lose my hair?

A. Hair loss is a common occurrence when someone restricts their nutritional intake while dieting. So you may experience some hair loss, but not because of the hCG.

Q. Why is it through injections?

A. After many tests, it has been found that injections are the most effective way to administer the hCG. The absorption rate is questionable when using any other method, and weight loss tends to be much slower.

Q. How is hCG different from just eating 500 calories a day?

A. A 500 calorie a day diet would result in muscle and structural fat loss, while hCG releases your abnormal fat. Your body does not need abnormal fat, therefore will not replace it as fast as muscle and structural fat. This is why weight maintenance is much more successful when you lose weight with hCG. hCG also resets your metabolism, which is unique and no other diet does this.

Q. Are there side effects?

A. There are no side effects to following the hCG protocol, however there are contraindications which is why we do medical testing before you start the program. Safety is our number one priority.

Q. How big are the injections?

A. We pre load insulin syringes with the hCG. The needles are very tiny and thin, and are painless.

Q. Why do I have to use oil free products?

A. HCG makes your system very sensitive, therefore anything you introduce to your body can affect weight loss. Using products with oils would be like eating them, so we recommend changing all your moisturizers (lipgloss, lotion, sunscreen and foundation) to oil free, water based and/or glycerin based.

Q. Why is it stopped at 43 days?

A. Staying on the hCG protocol too long will result in an immunity to the hormone, and you will start losing muscle and structural fat. This is the same reason why you have to take a break in between each round.

Q. Can my family physician just prescribe the hCG and I can do it on my own?

A. Most family physicians have very little if any knowledge of the hCG diet and the science behind it. Also, studies show that people are most successful with losing weight when they are part of a program, and have the appropriate support. Our staff and physicians are very familiar with the hCG protocol, and we do weekly consultations to ensure you have the support you need.

Q. Can I do this diet while breastfeeding?

A.  No. Safety is our number one priority and it is unknown if the hCG hormone will transfer through your milk to your baby. So as a precaution, it is advised to do the diet once you have stopped nursing.

Q. What medical conditions would prevent me from doing the diet?

A. The following are contraindications to the hCG protocol: PCOS, uncontrolled thyroid issues, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, low BMI and pregnancy. We test for all these conditions prior to the diet.

Q. Will my chance of pregnancy increase when on the hCG diet?

A. Your chance of pregnancy does not increase, however if you become pregnant while on the hormone it may increase your chance of multiples. This is why we always recommend using two forms of birth control.


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