HCG Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: Will HCG injections affect my blood pressure?

A: The weight loss may cause a decrease of blood pressure. Blood pressure medication may need to be adjusted accordingly. Be sure to discuss this matter with Dr. Kristy and your primary care physician.

Q: After the HCG diet program is completed, will I be able to stop my diabetic medications?

A: The weight loss may require an adjustment in Diabetic medication. This will need to be discussed with Dr. Kristy and your primary care Physician.

Q: Does HCG affect cholesterol levels?

A: Most patient’s cholesterol levels improve with the diet.

Q: Do I have to eat high fat foods the first two days and why?

A: It takes approximately two-three days for the HCG to take effect and begin circulating your abnormal fat stores. “Fat loading” for the first two-three days help to prevent hunger after the calorie restriction starts.

Q: What foods are recommended during the two-three days of loading fats?

A: Eggs, nuts, seeds, oils, avocados, and other high protein foods.

Q: Will I be hungry?

A: Because the HCG Diet causes a release of abnormal fat stores for energy, you won’t feel hungry on the low calorie diet.

Q: Does the weight loss plateau after the first month?

A: Weight loss is usually greatest the first month and then slows down. But it does not stop. It is common to see inches being lost continuously.

Q: Will the weight come back after I am finished with the HCG Diet program?

A: The HCG Program must be followed correctly until you attain your goal weight. After the program is completed, a post diet maintenance phase should be followed for the first three weeks. After that, you will have a smaller appetite, more energy and healthier lifestyle so you should not regain the weight.

Q: Do I have to exercise?

A: Only mild walking, yoga, pilates and/or resistance training is allowed during the diet. When the diet is completed you should return to some form of exercise to tone and maintain your health.

Q: What is the Hypothalamus?

A: The Hypothalamus links the nervous system to the endocrine (hormone) system. It is responsible for certain metabolic processes including fat storage, hunger and thirst. It is hypothesized that HCG “resets” the hypothalamus to maintain weight loss.

Q: Are HCG injections painful?

A: The needle used is the same tiny needle used for insulin and is relatively painless.

Q: What sweeteners are allowed on the diet?

A: STEVIA is the only approved sweetener.

Q: Who should not take HCG?

A: If you have cancer, are nursing or pregnant you should not take HCG.

PLEASE NOTE: HCG is not FDA approved for weight loss – this is an “off-label” use of the hormone based on personal experience and the collective clinical experience of many doctors and thousands of patients worldwide.

To learn more about the HCG Medical Weight Loss Program, call San Francisco HCG Doctor, Kristy Vermeulen, N.D. today and schedule your consultation.