FAQ’s about the HCG Diet

General Questions

Can I complete the hCG Diet Australia if I am a vegetarian or vegan?


Can I complete the hCG Diet Australia if I am lactose intolerant?


The hCG Diet Australia is so low in calories, won’t I get hungry?

The dietary system mobilises fat from the body storage reservoirs and converts it into energy, and so naturally controls appetite. Occasionally the first few days are challenging as the system gets into full swing, but once you fully access the energy stored in fat cells, you will be very comfortable taking in fewer calories. So hunger is controlled for most people while using the diet drops.

If this hCG is so efficient for weight loss why do pregnant women gain weight while producing so much? The program has tight calorie restriction. Pregnant women do not normally engage in a 500 calorie diet.

Are frozen veggies okay instead of fresh during the hCG Diet Australia?

Fresh organic vegetables are our preference to help you detoxify, but frozen vegetables will suffice.

Can I eat anything I want after the maintenance phase of the hCG Diet Australia is complete?

The simple and honest answer is no. Unfortunately our modern world food supply is now saturated with sugar/ fructose. Completely removing fructose from your diet will enable the normal appetite mechanisms to come into balance and reduce excessive calorie intake. So ultimately, avoid sugar/ fructose and other … ose’s completely.

I’m experiencing food cravings.

Food addictions are very real. Long term past consumption of sugar, alcohol or gluten, will possibly generate addictive cravings. They will pass within a few days.

What sweeteners can I use on the program?

Herbal sweeteners Stevia or Xylitol

What should I eat during the loading phase?

During the first two days of the hCG Diet Australia, your goal is to eat as many fat grams, preferably healthy fats, as possible. You will be using your drops during loading days and these easily available fats you are eating will help the fat metabolizing process to start. It will also help you feel more comfortable when you start on your 500 calories part of the program. You should aim to consume at least 250 grams of fat during each load day. Remember to focus on fat, not sugar or starch. A piece of pizza or chocolate cake is not nearly as high in fat as even a handful of nuts. And the pizza and cake will make you feel much fuller, preventing you from consuming more fat. (see more information on choices in your information pack)

Where can I download the eBook “Pounds & Inches” by Dr Simeons

Click here to download a PDF version of the eBook

Program Questions

Are the dietary “Weight Loss Success” hCG drops safe?

They are extremely safe. Women produce in excess of 1000,000 IU per day of hCG during pregnancy. There are no reports of adverse effects even at these levels on the mother or foetus, just the opposite actually. Our product is a BioEnergetic imprint of hCG so that there is no measurable quantities to be found in the formula. It is our observation that many of our clients experience unexpected positive outcomes including improvement in mood, relief of chronic joint pain and relief of many other chronic inflammatory symptoms.

Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a low calorie diet without the “Weight Loss Success” hCG drops?

While it is plausibly true that weight loss with just a simple calorie restriction would be similar to the weight lost with the hCG Diet Australia drops system, the following points should be noted:
The “Weight Loss Success” hCG drops provides relief from hunger and clients are comfortable, with generally improved sense of well-being and mood.
Fat is diminished from the most commonly desired areas of the body such as hips, thighs, buttocks and belly.
Important structural fats are spared while abnormal fat areas are targeted generating improved body contours and transforming inches.
The Weight Loss Success diet is designed to maintain weight loss over the longer term and adjust addictive patterns.
Normal calorie intake is resumed immediately the low calorie phase concludes.

Will I lose exactly one kilo every day while on the the hCG Diet Australia program?

No, the weight loss rate is rarely a consistent trajectory. There will potentially be short stalls due to errors, lapses in consistency, lack of sleep, exercise, sunburn, or while other restorative actions occur. Most of our clients on the 23-day program average their loss over the days with overall weight loss varying between 5 and 8 kilograms. Some experience a plateau, however clients usually notice quick weight loss after a plateau.

Can I complete the hCG Diet Australia if I am nursing a baby?

No, when you are nursing, your fats are needed for milk production.

What makeup can I use during the hCG Diet Australia?

Use makeup that contains absolutely no fats, oils, and fatty bases.

I’ve cheated and my weight loss appears to have stalled. What do I do now?

Cheating always has a price! Depending on how much you strayed from the discipline, it may take a few days for weight loss to return. Just stay with the program and your weight loss will kick back in.

I don’t like skipping breakfast. Can I switch one of my meals to breakfast and skip a meal later in the day?

While it is preferable to follow the protocol as prescribed by Dr Simeons, most of our customers also like to eat breakfast. We recommend you take some of your calories such as two rice cakes with thin slices of tomato and eat that for breakfast. However it is important that you don’t increase your overall caloric intake above 500 calories. Spreading them to suit your lifestyle requirements is OK

Is it okay to exercise during the hCG Diet Australia?

It is acceptable to do light exercise during Phase 2 such as walking or swimming, and advisable to do slightly more strenuous exercise during Phase 3. Strenuous exercise during phase 2 adds stress to the body and can be counterproductive. You won’t lose more weight and may stall progress.

What happens if I get my period during the drops phase of the hCG Diet Australia?

Medically based clinics have opposing guidelines, but for most women it is comfortable to stop the drops during menstruation and continue with the 500 calorie diet until the period finishes. Your body produces some hCG during menses, maintaining appetite control. Start the hCG drops again at the end of your period and simply add the amount of days you stopped the hCG drops onto the overall length of the program. This issue is discussed more fully in the information pack. Some women do note increased hunger during menses without the drops. This is a useful reason to continue the hCG drops if that were to be the case. We have not observed any concerns with this adjustment in the system.

When is the best time to start the hCG Diet Australia?

The system sits snugly in between the normal menses of women. So for females, the best time to start is on the first day that your period finishes, thus avoiding interruptions. Men need plan to avoid heavy social periods, or times where it may be challenging to maintain the exacting control over calorie intake.

If I want to do another course of the hCG Diet Australia, how long do I have to wait to start again?

Whether you have completed the full 6 week or 12 week system, or any length in between, including the relevant maintenance phases, then you can start another course straight away.

Can I drink alcohol during the hCG Diet Australia?

Alcohol is a definite NO during Phase 2 of the program.

I’m at day 23 of Phase 2 and am doing so well that I want to continue. Can I?

This is a very common occurrence. Yes, if you wish to continue your program for up to 40 days then simply maintain the 500 calorie diet and the hCG dietary drops for the desired number of days.

Can I do more than 23 days but less than 40 days on Phase 2 of the hCG Diet Australia program?

Absolutely you can.

Can I continue to go to the beach and work on my tan while I am working my way through the hCG Diet Australia?

Yes definitely, but it is important you do not burn. Avoid the use of oil based tanning lotions or other oils of any kind, as they will disrupt your fat burning process.

Health Questions

Will the “Weight Loss Success” hCG dietary drops interfere with any medications I am currently taking?

There are no contraindications with commonly prescribed medications for chronic medical conditions.

Should I stop my pharmaceutical medications while I am on the dietary system?

You should never stop your medications unless advised by a competent medical professional.

What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?

The “Weight Loss Success” hCG dietary drops do not interact with any type of birth control pills or hormone replacement.

Can I do the hCG Diet Australia program if I’ve had a hysterectomy?


Should I stop my vitamins while taking the dietary drops?

Dr Simeons noted that with fat resorption, other available vitamins and minerals are recycled. However in our modern day world with its toxic challenges and soil depletion, we recommend essential support such as digestive enzymes, probiotics, B group vitamins and B12, amongst some others. These assist your digestion and metabolism during the program. Liver support will be important in some cases. Refer to the section “Recommended Support Products” in your information book for further details. Note that low quality vitamins may interfere with the rate of weight loss, especially synthetic nutrients or if they contain hidden sugars or oils.

How does the hCG Diet Australia affect cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol levels will fluctuate. There exists a great deal of emerging evidence to question the entrenched pharmaceutical and medical position on the value of cholesterol markers in the blood, however the majority of our clients find their cholesterol levels improve according to standard ranges.

Will the hCG Diet Australia help my high blood pressure?

Many of our clients experience decreased blood pressure readings during the program.

Can I continue using my anti-depressant medications if I do the hCG Diet Australia?


Can I continue using my anxiety medications when following the hCG Diet Australia?


If I don’t have a regular menstrual cycle will the hCG Diet Australia affect that?

Some patients have experienced changes, even normalisation, to their menstrual cycle while on the program. These changes usually resolve after completing the program. Long-term benefits can be maintained with adherence to your lifetime strategies.

Should I discontinue my thyroid medications while completing the hCG Diet Australia?

No pharmaceutical drugs should not be stopped without medical advice. Thyroid medication should be taken first thing in the morning and it is best to wait at least one hour before using your drops.

I have such dry skin, what do you recommend during phase 2 of the hCG Diet Australia?

This is common in the early stages of phase 2. If your skin becomes excessively dry, organic coconut oil may improve the condition. Be very alert to any impact on the rate of weight loss. Coconut oil is thermogenic, increasing fat burning potential, and so is usually appropriate. During the dietary system, you eliminate the intake of all oils and fats. Thus, your body will be scavenging for them everywhere, including those entering through the skin. You want your body to be burning up your fat reserves, so anything that supplies it with an alternative fuel supply must be stopped. There are numerous companies now manufacturing products that are promoted as oil free, but challenge the label and the sales representative to ensure that the product is truthfully promoted and is absolutely oil free.