HCG Diet

HCG Diet FAQ's in Newport Beach, CA

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone produce by our bodies. It has many functions and is used to treat many medical conditions. It is the hormone that almost completely controls metabolic functions. 

Most men and women can use the HCG diet. It is recommended that you coordinate with Dr. Sajjadian and his nurse practitioner concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. 

HCG along with the Modified Simeon Diet causes your hypothalamus to mobilize fat from your abnormal fat cells to make it available for use. While you are only taking in 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. It maintains a normal basal metabolic rate and resets the hypothalamus to prevent future regain. 

Yes!! Men usually get better results than women and it is just as safe for men as for women. HCG is actually already found in men. In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant females.

The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage and even more importantly, your metabolic rate. 

Absolutely! All women experience very high levels of HCG during the nine months of their pregnancy with no adverse effects. In comparison, the amount used for weight loss is miniscule and has very few, if any, side effects. 

The HGC is taken in the form of injections. It is injected once daily.  

That will be determined by you and the doctor based upon how much weight you would like to lose. Those decisions are made during your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian or his nurse practitioner.

That will depend on your starting point. People with more weight to lose will experience a greater loss. On average, Dr. Sajjadian patients lose around 15 to 40 lbs. per month. 


The HCG is mobilizing your stored fat and making it available to your body as a source of energy. So even though you are consuming less calories, your body has access to the energy you have stored in fat cells. Therefore, you are utilizing thousands of calories that already exist in your body each day. Overall, after couple of days, most patients are not hungry and feel very good while on the program. 

Yes. The HCG allows you to maintain the diet even while performing hard work or vigorous exercise. By mobilizing and using the abnormal fat stores for energy, you prevent the breakdown of lean muscle and your own protein. 

Some degree of moderation in eating will be necessary due to the tendency to gain weight after any type of weight loss program. However, stability of normal weight is relatively easy because the weight loss is from stored fat and not structural fat. 

HCG is being called this because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when your calorie intake is reduced for a period of time. In other words, it helps you to maintain your weight and not gain it back once normal caloric intake is resumed.