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Why does the HCG Diet Succeed than Other Weight Loss Program?


Medication affects the mechanism of the HCG diet. Treating certain diseases by taking meds can often cause another. One of the usual effects of medicines is weight gain. Inform your doctor about your prescription drugs before you start your HCG diet. Your physician will determine the problem and make some adjustments.

Why does medication affect the HCG diet?

Pills and drugs increase hunger pangs when you are doing the VLCD. The HCG cannot burn your fats because some medications cause weight gain. Other effects of medicines during the HCG diet are:

  • Reduce your energy consumption and interferes with metabolism.
  • It increases the secretion of insulin which leads to the deposition of fats.
  • Stimulate your appetite for sugary drinks and unhealthy foods.
  • Medications can cause water retention or surges water-weights.
  • Increase in acid secretion in your stomach that stimulates appetite.
  • Can cause fatigue, tiredness, and high stress levels.

The medications that affect your HCG diet

  1. The estrogen and progesterone. It increases water retention and triggers your appetite. Taking estrogen and progesterone pill causes fat deposition. It also causes high blood sugar levels.
  2. Corticosteroids. It is one of the common causes of weight gain. They induce high levels of insulin that lead to storing of fats. Most of the fat deposits occur in the thigh and abdominal area. The usual weight gain record is up to thirty pounds. Corticosteroids also increase your risk of bone and joint inflammation.
  3. Medications for migraine. Pills and tablets for headaches and migraines can add seventy percent of your weight. When you are in treatment for migraines, avoid combining them with HCG.
  4. Medications for cancer. When you consider the HCG diet, it will ruin the treatment period. Focus on your chemotherapy and recovery. Consider the HCG diet when you are ready or when your doctor allows you.
  5. Medicine for high blood pressure. Most of the dieters that have hypertension are gaining weight. Blood pressure drugs blocks HCG in burning fats. The usual side effects of beta-blocker drugs are weight gain.
  6. Antibiotics. These medications are not for long-term treatment. It is less common during the HCG diet. But, they can interfere with the HCG.
  7. Drugs for anxiety and depression. Triggers weight gain because it controls your appetite. These classes of drugs also interfere with blood sugar control. Medications for depression lead to insulin resistance and diabetes.

What is the prescription treatment that is permissible during the HCG diet?

Drugs for lifetime maintenance are allowable during the HCG diet. Inform your doctor if you are taking maintenance drugs for your blood pressure. In these cases, your physician will set a specific dosage of your HCG. It will avoid its harmful interaction with your medications.

Can you take vitamins and supplements during the HCG diet?

Vitamins are permissible as long as it does not contain ingredients that affect the fat burning. You can take some vitamins B and C on the second phase of the HCG diet. Avoid weight loss pills because it blocks the mechanism of HCG. When your weight loss slows down, stop taking the drug that causes it.