HCG 2.0 Diet - Frequently Asked Questions
When beginning a weight loss program, there are no stupid questions. After all, it's your health. It's not something to be taken for granted. Below are the most common questions related to the HCG 2.0 diet protocol.
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HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE?
The average weight loss for women on HCG 2.0 is 20-30 pounds in 30-40 diet days. For men, it can be substantially more. To break it down per day, women tend to lose .5 to one full pound per day while men typically lose double.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE HCG?
HCG provides two distinct actions to facilitate your weight loss while on the low-calorie phase of the diet. As well as one step following the diet that will help you maintain your ideal weight.
HCG targets your weight loss so that you maintain muscle mass while losing abnormal fat deposits.
HCG suppresses appetite by enhancing Ketosis, which is a process that converts our fat reserves into usable calories allowing us to sustain ourselves on our own stored fat. By summoning calories from stored fat, your body reacts as though it has just consumed a meal thus producing a feeling of satiety and fullness.
Following the low-calorie phase – By acting on a gland in the brain called the hypothalamus, which is responsible for regulating metabolic activity, including hunger and satiety, HCG can “reset” your metabolism allowing you to maintain your weight loss successfully.
SHOULD I TAKE THE HCG DROPS OR PATCHES?
Sublingual HCG Drops – Liquid drops last for 40 days, and you’ll have to take them three times a day. Fifteen minutes before eating or drinking anything.
WHAT IF I HAVE DIABETES?
Good news, whether you’re a Type I or Type II diabetic, you can still complete HCG 2.0 with success. First, talk with your doctor about starting any diet, especially 2.0. Because HCG 2.0 is a keto based diet, it may cause your blood sugars to drop to dangerous levels if you are on any kind of medications. Please talk to your doctor first BEFORE starting 2.0.
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO I NEED FOR PHASE ONE LOADING?
You obviously need your HCG supplement. You have your choice between the traditional HCG Drops or the new HCG Patch. The HCG Patch is cool and convenient, but you’ll do just fine with the HCG Drops. You should begin your HCG supplement when you start the loading phase.
WHAT IS KETOSIS?
Ketosis is a state that exists when your body is deprived of carbohydrates and must resort to its fat stores for energy. Of the foods you eat, carbs are most easily converted into energy. Complex carbohydrates, mostly starches, are broken down to simpler sugars, ultimately glucose, and then turned to ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the citric acid cycle. ATP is the energy exchange used in every cellular process in the human body. It’s like the gasoline we put in our cars. Gas is refined from more complex hydrocarbons as glucose is from more complex carbohydrates. If you eat excessive calories from carbs, your body stores them away in your fat cells. If you deprive yourself of carbs, you tap into your fat stores for energy. Think of your fat stores as a bank account. If you’re depositing more money than you’re spending or eating more calories than you’re burning off, your bank account gets bigger… like our bellies. If you spend more than you deposit, as in the state of low carb dieting and Ketosis, your bank account gets smaller… resulting in weight loss.
WILL HCG INTERFERE WITH MY MENSTRUATION?
Nothing in the literature or studies indicate that taking HCG, in drop form or prescription form, would be contraindicated for “Aunt Martha’s” monthly visit. Considering that you’re only supplementing the hormone for a brief amount of time, generally 30-40 days, it shouldn’t be enough to disrupt ovulation or your cycle. If you plan on doing multiple rounds of HCG throughout the year, you should ask your OBGYN if there are any potential consequences you should be aware of. It’s always recommended to consult your doctor before beginning a weight loss plan. It’s also a good idea to have pre and post blood work done. You’d be surprised what 30 days of clean eating can do for you metabolic panel.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A GALLBLADDER?
Can you successfully use HCG 2.0 if you’ve had a cholecystectomy? The good news is YES, you can still have success on HCG 2.0 just like everyone else. In fact, there are no changes at all to be made to your low-calorie diet. The clean eating of HCG 2.0 is actually quite ideal for you. The only problem is the loading phase of HCG 2.0.
WHAT IS THE KETO FLU?
Keto flu is the name given to a set of symptoms some people experience when first starting keto. It’s not actually the flu and positively not contagious, but it can become quite tiring. Keto flu symptoms are very similar to that of your regular flu and can last anywhere from a day to a few weeks!