Is Acne a Side Effect of the HCG Diet

Some things to keep in mind  regarding your HCG Diet Protocol

  1. The concentration of HCG you’re consuming in the drops is just a fraction of that which is produced during pregnancy, but it could still be a contributing factor.

  2. HCG for weight loss is used on such a temporary basis (30-40 days) that it’s unlikely to have any significant impact on concentrations of other hormones. You may also want to read my blog on HCG during TOM (Time of Month).

  3. If you’re researching online, many sites are quick to add fuel to the fire by suggesting that over the counter products cannot be used to treat acne because it will have a negative impact on weight loss. I don’t agree with this at all. It’s a totally primitive way of thinking. If you’re using the HCG 2.0 protocol and keeping your carbs below 30 grams per day, even gratuitous application of acne cream is irrelevant.

It’s a Risk/Reward Analysis

On occasion, I’ll have a patient come into the office with a list of concerns about the HCG Diet. Most are very trivial, but I find myself arguing with them about these concerns before they actually materialize because the patient has yet to commit to the diet.  It’s as if they’re already assuming failure so they pre-maturely make of list of reasons why it’s not going to work for them. Don’t be afraid to fail. Any attempt you make to lose weight cannot end in failure. Even if you fall short of your goals, you’re a better and wiser person for it, particularly if you read my book. It’s not only about pound shedding, but making the necessary lifestyle changes that will allow you to find a balance between healthy eating the foods you like.

Dr. Zach

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