Is The HCG Diet Safe?

If you’ve been reading the other posts on this blog you know my opionion of the HCG diet already. In fact if you haven’t yet then read this: HCG Diet Dangers

But if you have read it all and how to do the HCG diet safely then let’s compare the HCG diet with other forms of weight loss and see which is safer and/or more effective.

So I won’t even go into all the diet pills that are out there in great detail but let’s cover them broadly. First most of them work by speeding your heart rate up, making you burn more calories. This is extremely dangerous for someone who probably already has blood pressure and heart conditions due to the extra weight. So that makes them dangerous. Of course they do work in some cases but the effects aren’t all that great.

The next one that seems to be extremely popular out there is the whole Weight Watchers thing. You count the points that are assigned to each thing you are eating and you stay within the allowed amount of points. This is safe and there’s not much danger to that. BUT from what I’ve seen the weight loss is so minimal that it actually is dangerous because the participants are staying overweight longer. And the longer you are overweight, the more unhealthy (i.e. unsafe and dangerous) it is. For example I knew one couple on WW and there goal was to lose 1 pound a week. A WEEK! So to lose over a hundred pounds that would take you over 2 years, that’s not exactly safe or practical.

The next segment are the surgeries like the lap-band and other stomach stapling like procedures. Well they are effective even though I do know some people who even that has failed them but for the most part effective. The problems though are numerous! First off the surgery is life threatening. Yes, people die getting just the surgery done! Secondly, it’s incredibly invasive and you are altering your insides, that’s dangerous no matter what you tell me. And lastly it’s not like you can undo these procedures easily if you have complications. You can’t just wake up tomorrow and “stop” your stomach stapling and that’s a major problem. Not to mention the cost of these procedures!

Now let’s compare that with the HCG diet (if done correctly of course!).

First off, you are eating healthy food. This isn’t like the Atkins diet where you are eating just meats and high fatty foods. This is eating really good foods that are good for you. Like protein, vegetables, fruits and yes, even carbs! So you are well rounded in your diet.

Next, the weight loss is quick. If you are unhealthy you can get healthy extremely quick. Don’t listen to anyone who says you have to lose weight slowly! If you change the way you eat you will lose weight quickly because being fat is HARD to maintain. Yup, it’s hard to stay fat. You have to constantly keep eating and eat the wrong foods. On the HCG diet you don’t eat those kind of foods so the fat just melts away.

Also, the HCG is a naturally occurring substance that’s in your body already. It doesn’t increase your heart rate and does nothing but help with your hunger and target the right kind of fat to lose. There are no lasting side effects and it’s been proven safe for over 60 years. Hard to beat that!

It’s also something that you can pause, if you have something come up like being sick or you have a family emergency you can stop immediately, it’s extremely flexible.

I could go on and on for several more pages but you get the idea. As long as you are doing the HCG diet the right way and with the right product, it’s probably the safest and most effective diet out there, hands-down.

So if you decide it’s for you I suggest reading this and getting started right away: HCG Diet Dangers

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley

I am nursing a 15 month old a few times a day, is the HCG diet safe??

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Susan

You shouldn’t be on any restrictive diet during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. So wait until you are done breastfeeding then think about starting.

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Jeannie

I took the drops for 23 days but had to stop as I went to the hospital with an unrelated bladder infection. I had lost 32 pounds over the month and was thrilled. One problem. Ever since I started the drops my stomach has been upset. I was sick day and night for all nine months when I was caring my son. I have been off over 3 weeks but am still nauseous most of the day. Will this ever stop?

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Susan

Sounds like it isn’t the drops at all, sounds like it’s something else since you are off of them. Try and look at other things that it might be. Go get a checkup. But great job on the 32 pounds!

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Kathy

I am 52 year old female who is currently on two medications for high blood pressure. Will this diet cause me to have a significant and extremely fast drop in my blood pressure? I don’t want to compromise my health.

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Susan

No, it won’t be an extremely fast drop. You are eating healthy and that will improve your health and lower your high blood pressure, that’s a great thing! Just get a checkup every couple weeks and see if they can lower your blood pressure meds.

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Falee

I am 5’7″ and weigh around 135. I only need to lose 15 pounds. Can I still use the Hcg drops?

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Susan

Yes, you can, but since you have so little to lose just remember you will lose a bit slower than other people who have more to lose. So plan for a 26 day round, and if you hit your goal early then you can go to maintenance after doing 3 days of the diet without HCG.

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Natalie R

I’m a 27 years old Female. 13 months ago i had a baby, 3 months later i was diagnosed with a Hypoactive Thyroid (the slow one that makes you gain weight). 5 months being treated for it, i was dieting excessively, walking 5 k everyday, adn the weight was creeping on slowly. I needed to lose about 20-25 pounds and i could not see it happening with all the effort i was doing. I consulted my internal medicine doctor, who was experimenting with HCG diet with some patients, and i joined the experiment. Unlike the normal HCG diet that requries 500 calories only a day, my doctor put me on 1100 calories diet and i was using the injections. My doctor indicated i wont be losing weight as fast as other would be because of my thyroid condition. But still i was losing 0.5-1 pound a day, and I stopped working out during that time and i was eating more than i did before. at the end of the 50 days regiment, i was down 20 pounds, my thyroid improved so i’m taking less synthetic hormones and now 6 months later i havent gained anything because it taught me to eat wisely… I don’t know what the deal with this diet, but it worked for me when i desperately needed it

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Susan

Great job Natalie. And no offense but I would not alter the original diet plan. The fact that he said it’s a 500 calorie diet tells me he doesn’t know all the details of the plan. Go on the original plan and you’ll do much better than you even did. It’s not about calories, but the quality of food. But great job and thank you so much for sharing! Just goes to show there is hope for EVERYONE.

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