Natpro and hcg

I have started the hcg diet. On this diet there is no fat, sugar, or starch consumption.

I'm concerned that the oils in the Natpro might affect my diet results. I'm currently using about 1/2 tsp 3 times a day of the Natpro. Please advise.

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May 13, 2011
question about the HCG diet
by: Anonymous

I have always been curious about the HCG diet. Do you get hungry at all and what can you actually eat? How much energy do you have to exercise?

May 18, 2011
HCG and progesterone
by: Anonymous

I have done HCG 3 different times, with success, and here is what I have discovered: HCG alters your hormones. As long as you stay strictly within a few pounds of your ending weight you are ok. But if you gain any more, you will gain it on your hips and thighs. I have noticed this with other women as well. I would advise using the HCG with caution, and only doing one round with it so you don't become intolerant to it. But I would definitely continue with the progesterone cream to counter the estrogen.

May 23, 2011
Natpro and hcg
by: Wray

Hi there The use of hCG for weight loss is controversial, anyone would loose weight on 500 calories per day, with or without hCG. There have been double blind studies done which show no benefit, see here. Although it does seem to have an effect on lean body mass in older men with androgen deficiency. Simply because hCG can be used in place of luteinising hormone to stimulate the testes to produce testosterone. Testosterone is thermogenic, so increasing metabolism slightly which would account for the loss of fat. Interestingly progesterone is also thermogenic. I know nothing about the diet, but find it puzzling that hCG could cause a reduction in excessive adipose tissue. If this was the case, every pregnant woman would have no body fat left, as we can make up to 288,000 mIU/m hCG during weeks 9 to 12, thereafter levels start declining. Any diet which precludes fat is a dangerous diet. The two essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6, are just that, essential. We cannot manufacture them, we have to obtain them from food. I wish I could help you, but of interest 1ml of Natpro contains about 740mg of caprylic/capric triglycerides. So the 7.5ml you are currently using will be giving you about 5500mg of oil. Caprylic/capric triglycerides is a fractionated oil obtained from coconuts. Coconut oil itself is often claimed to have weight reducing properties. If this is the case, I don't believe the cap oil in Natpro would effect you. But I can't say. Please have a vitamin D test done, a lack of this vitamin leads to weight gain, see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites for more info. It could be you have Insulin Resistance, as this leads to weight gain too, so does excess oestrogen, which incidentally causes insulin resistance. Take care Wray

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