FAQ by Products
Do I need to plan for the diet?
Many of our clients will elect to do a cleanse before beginning the program, yet it is not necessary. The most important preparation is mental.
Will I lose muscle?
Weight loss using HCG comes directly from adipose tissue or fat and not from lean muscle.
Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?
Mild hunger is not uncommon. However, because of the use of appetite suppressants, many of our clients do not experience hunger.
Is the HCG diet safe?
When done under the care of a licensed physician, the HCG plan is a safe method to lose weight. A 500-calorie diet without HCG is unsafe because of the calorie restriction. There are some contraindications for the use of appetite suppressants, and our licensed physician will discuss those with you.
Can I exercise?
Exercise causes your weight loss to slow down. You will lose the most weight if you are sedentary. Exercise builds muscle mass, which weighs more than fat, so you still burn fat, but you stay at the same weight. Additionally, muscles hold water around it while it “heals” from any type of exercise, whether it be walking or working out/cardio. You should not exert yourself while on the VLCD.
Can I still use lotion, shampoo, etc.?
Yes, many people have continued using their regular products (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap) for everyday use with the exception of lotion. Many lotions have oils in them, so be sure to check the ingredients. Mineral oil would be best as a skin moisturizer because it is not absorbed by the skin.
Can I get a massage?
No. Many massage lotions contain oil, which is a carbohydrate source.