atkins diet and hcg diet

HCG Diet and Atkins Diet Differences

What’s The Difference Between the HCG Diet and the Atkins Diet?

Your HCG discusses the differences between the Atkins Diet and the HCG diet in response to several questions asking the difference between the two located on various weight loss forums on the internet.  Dr. Robert Atkins released the Atkins Diet in the 1970s. The focus of the Atkins Diet is to decrease carbohydrate intake significantly, then eventually introduce healthy carbohydrates back to maintain the weight loss. Along with the HCG diet, the Atkins Diet incorporates phases to help the dieter achieve success. During these phases, they will eliminate carbohydrates to force the body to go into ketosis. Ketosis is a condition characterized by raised levels of ketone bodies in the body, associated with abnormal fat metabolism and diabetes mellitus. When a persons body is in ketosis for an extended period of time, there is some concern about it causing damage to the liver. The Atkins Diet did receive some criticism because there was no restriction on the portion sizes one can eat. In response, they have changed their diet to focus on nutrition, healthy fats and portion control.

Atkins Diet and HCG Diet Difference Summary

Unlike the Atkins diet, with the Your HCG diet, the dieter will cut out some carbohydrates, but can continue to eat Melba toast or Grissini breadsticks. Dr. A.T.W. Simeons researched the ratio of daily carbs in his treatment to avoid carbohydrate imbalance. With the HCG Diet, the body is resetting the hypothalamus gland to facilitate the maintenance of your weight loss after the diet program. The hypothalamus gland controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep and circadian cycles. During the HCG diet, the low calorie phase will last anywhere from 23 – 45 days, depending on how much weight the dieter has to lose. With the HCG diet, you will be cutting back on your carbohydrate intake but will not go into ketosis, because you are still consuming some carbohydrates. The HCG diet has been released since the 1950s, without any changes being made to the original HCG diet protocol.

Your HCG owner Jaime Edmund says, ‘With our program, we offer unlimited support before, during and after the diet on the HCG drops. We want you to lose weight permanently so you can become a healthier version of your current self. We want to help people get in the habit of eating healthy, whole foods to maintain their weight loss.  We have helped over 200,000 people lose weight since we started our business and can’t wait to help more.’

Atkins Diet Confusion

Many HCG dieters confused the two diets with each other.  The majority of our customers have all done the Atkins diet in the past and tend to carry over similar details and incorporate it into the HCG diet from the Atkins diet.




  1. By: Aw Shucks!

    on: May 24, 2011 . Reply

    Great post! Thanks so much for the comparisons because you cleared up the question of healthy versus unhealthy while following a low calorie diet. My one question: I’ve heard about the homeopathic HCG Pellets. Do you have information about them? And, do you sell them? Thanks so much. Love your site.

  2. By: nichole

    on: May 24, 2011 . Reply

    I have successfully used atkins, and enjoyed it. As I am definately a carnivore, and looove food. Food is my job, even. I lost about 40 lbs on atkins, and at 1 point, for about 1 minute, i hit a 50 lb loss 🙂 My downfall was the maintenance part. I love carbs so much, that once i get started, I just back slide. Or, I will hit a plateau, no matter how well I behave,I just cant get past a certain point, then get discouraged, and give up.
    So, at this point, I am trying something new, different. This is my first round on hcg, and my 2nd loading day. I am accustomed to dieting, and comfortable with denying myself. With the support of some very determined people I have met on this site I expect to do very well with my hcg diet.
    I will keep you posted.
    PS. I have been calling this diet Atkins on Steroids. LOL

    • By: Michelle

      on: May 27, 2011 . Reply

      Nicole: I too tried Atkins and lost close to 60 pounds for around 4-5 year, unfortunately I had several deaths in the family including both parents, and broke my leg. I love carbs as well and the pounds started coming back. I started the program last week on May 19th with the two day loading, and have been on the drops for the last week. I don’t weigh every day, but weighed this morning and lost 10.8 lbs, I am thrilled. Like you said it is Atkins on Steriods. What helped me is to split your (1) lunch meal into 2 eating a little at breakfast and at lunch and then your regular meal for dinner. Hope this helps and keep up the good work. Michelle

  3. By: Sharon Rivera

    on: May 28, 2011 . Reply

    I purchased the HCG but haven’t gotten the diet



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