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Side Effects of HCG

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Controversial ever since the 1950s when Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, who’d studied obesity in Europe for 40 years, introduced the hCG diet protocol, hCG injections for weight loss have been raising eyebrows and questions for decades. But those who’ve tried the … Continue reading


The Pros and Cons of the HCG Diet

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In the 1950s, British endocrinologist Albert T.W. Simeons created the hCG diet. The protocol was based on 40 years of obesity research, wherein Simeons posited that injections of the hCG—human chorionic gonadotropin— hormone lessened and often eliminated the uncomfortable byproducts … Continue reading


HCG Diet Protocol Takeaways

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While it’s not exactly breaking news, living a dedicated, healthy lifestyle requires making new choices and considerable changes for most of us. But those changes don’t have to include the word “diet” in the traditional sense. Though restricted calorie intake … Continue reading


6 HCG Diet Tips to Improve Your Chances of Success

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Around since the 1950s, the hCG diet was designed to facilitate rapid weight loss without the issues that challenge—and ultimately sabotage—many diets, predominantly gnawing, unrelenting hunger pangs and fatigue. Originated by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, who’d studied obesity for 40 years … Continue reading


What Exactly is “Medical Weight Loss”

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For Maryellen Watts, 43, weight issues were like brushing her teeth: They were simply part of her normal routine— something with which she’d struggled or at least been aware of since she was a child. Hailing from a family where … Continue reading


Useful Tools for Completing the HCG Diet Program


When 38-year-old Kyle MacMillan embarks on frequent scuba diving expeditions, the Key West native arms himself with a plethora of equipment. Among the gear that keeps him safe and makes each of his dives an excellent adventure are top-of-the-line fins, … Continue reading


Hormones and Weight Gain in Women

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**Updated Post to Include a Video at the bottom that explains hormones, Leptin and HCG in plain English**   Suzanne Miller never had a weight problem until she reached her 50s. As a tour guide at an historical estate, she … Continue reading


The (Almost) Complete Guide to HCG

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HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a glycoprotein, or hormone, produced by a portion of the placenta—or syncytiotrophoblast—following implantation. Pregnancy tests determine the presence of hCG, which for the record is comprised of 237 amino acids. Some research suggests that … Continue reading


Going on the HCG Diet? An Honest Look at things to Consider

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According to the Food and Research Action Center (FRAC) more than two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese which of course correlates to the massive surge in supplements, gyms and other weight loss type of industries. A very common … Continue reading


Exercise while on the HCG diet

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A question that many new dieters go into the HCG diet with is whether or not exercise is acceptable while on the program. While most exercise should be avoided during the HCG diet program, an important note to remember going … Continue reading