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How to deal with lack of energy on HCG?

stacy asked this question Jun 27th, 2011 9:28 am

In just 4 days I'm down 5lbs. Loving the results but I feel sluggish. Others say they are full of energy. What am I doing wrong? My dreams are also more vivid & scary ... will this pass? I want to continue but just need advise please.

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We do not recommend hCG. Lack of energy is a very common result of consuming only 500 calories per day.

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posted on Jun 28th, 2011 5:16 pm


I did the HCG drops in April. Lost 22 lbs and 21.75 inches ( I didn't cheat and followed Dr S's diet to a tee). I purchased B12 drops along with the HCG and not once was I sluggish. Make sure you eat the protein. I wasn't hungry toward the end of my 23 day phase, so some days I would skip my second fruit.

posted on Jun 29th, 2011 8:16 pm


i too was sluggish at first but i got a good B complex vitamin and that helps. I am having good results. In life, those with experience are never at the mercy to those with a theory!

posted on Jul 8th, 2011 9:17 pm


Stacy...I'm on my second 26 day HcG round. I had ZERO energy the first time and struggled. I don't have the "wow" energy levels other speak of, even with this round, but........I fat loaded more than the first time and I'm doing beautifully. BTW...I still don't have lots of energy and I'm no longer looking for that. I do the things I want/need to do and I'm okay. I lost 14 pounds the first time and it was pretty hard going and VERY slow, but.....I've lost 7 pounds in 5 days on my current round! My husband (first round and the 5 days of this round) has lost 31 pounds. I'm sure there are those who wouldn't touch HcG with a ten foot pole and that's fine. However, we both monitor our health very carefully and have found nothing in it that has been hazardous to our health. I am leaner and very close to looking like I did before I gained my weight 6 years ago! The vivid dreams are probably not a serious issue, but I wonder about the scary part. I'd suggest monitoring them and if they become unbearable or send out a "danger" signal in some way, check with your doctor and/or stop HcG. Hope this helps a bit. Catherine

posted on Jul 11th, 2011 12:31 pm


IT is important to get plenty of protein and water while on an HCG diet plan. Also, as others have said, adding b-12 or at least a b-complex vitamin as well as a multi-vitamin should help with energy.

posted on Jul 12th, 2011 3:29 pm


I started hcg a few weeks ago tired the 1st few days but then I started taking B-12 and L Carnitine and I feel great

posted on Sep 18th, 2011 4:21 pm