What is the average weight loss on the hCG diet?
1 to 3 pounds per day
The average hCG dieter experiences rapid weight loss averaging 1 to 3 pounds per day. In addition to loss of unwanted fat, the true benefit of the hCG protocol is its ability to help modify the dieter’s relationship with food and eating, resulting in easily maintained, long-term weight loss.
What does it mean if your hCG level doesn’t double in 48 hours?
If your hCG levels don’t come close to doubling after 48 to 72 hours, your doctor may have concerns that the pregnancy is at risk. Medically, this may be called a possible “nonviable pregnancy.” If your levels are dropping or rising too slowly, you’ll probably be sent for other testing as well.
How much can you lose in a week on HCG?
You might lose as much as 10 pounds in that first week of dieting. But with an average weight loss of 3 pounds or more per week, added to the first week’s loss of 10 pounds, for a woman, a total of 20-30 pounds by the end of the 40-day maximum time spent dieting, is certainly achievable.
What are the side effects of the HCG diet?
Side effects have also been reported with the HCG diet and include fatigue, irritability, restlessness, depression, fluid buildup (edema), and swelling of the breasts in boys and men (gynecomastia).
What is HCG for weight loss?
HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced during pregnancy. As a prescription medication, HCG is used mainly to treat fertility issues. HCG is not approved for over-the-counter use, nor has it been proved to work for weight loss.
Are over-the-counter hCG diet products safe?
Some over-the-counter HCG weight-loss products are labeled “homeopathic” — but the FDA says they’re still not safe. Companies that sell over-the-counter HCG weight-loss products are breaking the law. So why has there been so much talk about the HCG diet?
Do hCG weight loss products increase cancer risk?
Some research has linked HCG weight-loss products to a possible increase in cancer risk. HCG might encourage the production of androgen cells, which could result in the growth of certain types of cancers.