HCG diet is considered revolutionary in the field of weight loss programs and has been found to be most effective way to reduce weight, that too rapidly.
The most important thing to mention is that the calorie intake per day should not be more than 500 calories.
The original diet was done with HCG injections and is still very popular with people who prefer to complete the program under the guidance of a doctor or a physician. People with previous medical history should always consult a doctor before starting the program in order to prevent any possible reaction with their existing medication.
The side effects one can experience with Injections is blood clot. So it is recommended to take help of a doctor of one is taking HCG injection.
Apart from this, now a new form of HCG has come, which is taken orally. A person has to take the drop twice in a day.
The biggest side effect of HCG is how your body will react to rapid weight loss. Some people might feel nausea or headache symptoms because of the fact that the body is not getting sufficient amount of sugar and you are taking only 500 calories per day which is well below the usual requirements of daily life calories.
But usually after a couple of days, people get accustomed to the HCG diet and stop experiencing any other side effect.
Apart from this, if one is taking HCG orally and not by injection, they should see if the HCG is not sub-standard. A bottle of HCG costs around anywhere between $70-$90, so one should make sure that the HCG they are buying is not sub-standard.
Another thing to consider is that since HCG is produced by pregnant women, women who do not wish to become pregnant should avoid this hormone. For men, there is no such restriction unless they have some serious ailment or previous medical history.
A few people may also experience dizziness and high blood pressure but that will subside in a couple of days. Till date, there have been no long term side effects of HCG hormone and number of satisfied customers exceed those few unsatisfied customers.
The only few who are unsatisfied are the ones who did not follow the diet plan properly or started gorging on their favorite food as soon as they finished with the course!