February 25, 2021

What is hCG Diet?

You might heard about hCG diet but what is hCG diet exactly? For more than 20 years, hCG diet has helped many people successfully lost weight. It also featured in Dr. Oz show and FoxNews. Thought challenged by many experts and doctors, HCG diet is still popular and it turns out that more and more people still excitedly talk about how hCG diet help them to conquer overweight and to live a new life.  

Check the successful results of taking hCG diet for weight loss:


 What is hCG diet and the new hCG diet?

  • The classical hCG diet

hCG, with the full name as “human chorionic gonadotropin” was a hormone that produced by pregnant women to keep the babies healthy. hCG has also said to effectively burn fat thus it has been used in hCG injection to burn fat and lose weight.

HCG diet is also featured with low calories. The classical hCG diet developed by Dr Simeons includes 500 calories per day with  just 200 grams of protein that are taken from lunch and dinner.

  • New hCG diet in 2013

The classical hCG diet restricted to be 500 calories per day while the newest theories have proved that there’s no obvious difference between taking 800 calories a day or 500 calories a day.

In fact, if you take the new hCG diet with 800 calories a day that includes 300 calories from lean protein for breakfast and meal, it will bring better result. 

How does hCG diet works?

The hCG hormone is supposed to suppress appetite and trigger the fat stored in your body into energy while hCG diet combines the hCG injection with low energy intaken.  Details like follows:

  • Energy restriction, most of the hCG diet has set up the strict calories limitation to only 500 calories a day. Which now has updated to 800 calories a day.
  • Organic foods that are unprocessed, so no extra calories contained.
  • hCG injection
  • 45 days of hCG diet

The hCG diet: Effective but Controversial

The hCG diet has always proved to be effective but controversial opinions aroused among many reputable doctors at the same time, as there seems to be no proof to find the real reason of the weight loss caused by low calories taken or by hCG injection?

But let’s hear about what Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show says about it. He has found from data that the truth is more than that.

“I’m not sold that this should be given to everybody,” he added. ” But we ought to be doing some big studies looking at HCG, because if you can give this an injection and help people lose a lot of weight quickly and help people reset where they are in life, you give them a running start at a much healthier existence.”

The hCG Diet Controversy, the Dr. Oz Show (part 1)

The hCG Diet Controversy, the Dr. Oz Show (part 2)

The hCG Diet Controversy, the Dr. Oz Show (part 3)

The hCG Diet Controversy, the Dr. Oz Show (part 4)

The hCG Diet Controversy, the Dr. Oz Show (part 5)


hCG diet side effects

Given that hCG diet so successfully used for weight loss, if there are any side effects? If it’s safe to take hCG diet for long term? Here is a list I summerized from documents and published papers. Possible hCG diet side effects as follows:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Water retention
  • Breast tenderness
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Mood swings and feelings of confusion
  • Head and body aches
  • Depression
  • Blood clots
  • Loss of mental clarity

It’s recommended that you should always ask your doctor for recommendation before taking hCG diet. If you feel uncomfortable, please stop it as soon as possible.