Minimal to Few Side Effects on HCG Diet: Due to the Low Calorie, Low Carb Diet(Not the HCG Hormone)
1. Fatigue and lightheartedness (usually late afternoon)
2. Leg Cramps
3. Breast Tenderness (in women)
5. Possible Muscle
6. Hair Loss
7. Constipation (due to lack of bulk to pass through bowel)
8. Gallstones- common with any diet
9. Irritability (lack of eating
10.Lack of patience
While HCG drops can cause certain side effects, they are generally caused by not following HCG diet protocols properly and are due to the food changes rather than the actual hormone.
People who have undergone treatment know firsthand, and if you ask them whether HCG drops have a harmful effect on your body, the answer will be no.
Low Carbs and Low Calories of Diet Cause Minimal Side Effects
The HCG diet is extremely low in calories, which can cause one to experience headaches, leg cramps and mood swings, along with food cravings. Without HCG drops, the side effects can be worse. The decrease in calories can cause the body’s metabolism to switch into starvation mode, wherein the body starts using the proteins in our muscles to create energy (not good!).
The dieter can also experience episodes of low blood sugar, as are often felt by diabetics. This is where the HCG drops come into the picture. HCG drops stop this process by increasing your metabolism, which will ensure the body gets enough calories when it needs them. Therefore, the side effects caused by calorie reduction and the food cravings one usually feels at the beginning of a low-calorie diet gradually disappear.
Is HCG Diet Safe for Men?
HCG can be used in men and women with equal safety and effectiveness. Men do not gain any female characteristics since HCG is only a pregnancy hormone protecting the baby – it has nothing to do with menstruation, breast or hair development. In fact, men lose weight much faster on HCG than women!
Some men fear they will start developing enlarged breasts on HCG. This is a total misconception; nothing like this has ever happened in real life. In fact, there are many cases where the opposite has happened – men have seen a reduction in fat deposits in the upper chest and breast areas.
Men and Women Same Side Effects on HCG
Women and men both experience the same HCG side effects when they start the diet with HCG drops. Usually these are very mild and occur during the first few weeks of the diet. The food carvings experienced by women are also experienced by men. However, such cravings effects disappear for both genders once the diet progresses and the hormones begin to take effect.