What if there was a way to lose up to a pound a day and release stored fat reserves without rigorous exercise? The HCG diet is a medically supervised program which includes natural hormone drops that controls the appetite and releases stored fat. It relies on a low calorie diet more than exercise to lose body fat. READ MORE
What is HCG?
HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced in men and women. During pregnancy, it provides protection for the fetus. In adults it assists the body to convert abnormal fat storage to energy while preserving lean muscle mass.
How it works
The HCG diet was developed in the 1950’s by Dr. Simeons, a British physician, and is designed to reset the metabolic set point. It is a low calorie diet plus HCG that triggers the body to release and mobilize stored fat causing a rapid weight loss. The hypothalamus signals the continual release of up to 1500-3000 calories daily of stored body fat. The total calories the body needs are derived from what is eaten and from the stored fat without rigorous exercise. A change in the metabolic set point usually occurs within three to six weeks and allows an easier transition to maintain weight loss after resuming a higher calorie diet. It is safe for most adults and avoids the loss of lean muscle mass while dieting.
The HCG Protocol
Over fifty years ago, Dr. Simeons pioneered a revolutionary new approach to weight loss. Most programs incorporate a low calorie diet and increased exercise in an attempt to force the body into a negative calorie ratio to lose weight. Often there are many failed attempts due to associated metabolic health problems. Obesity is a condition that involves hormones and an overabundance of toxic fat.
HCG works well because it helps in improving the metabolism as a whole. The HCG diet predominantly burns fat instead of lean body mass which is occurs in most diet programs. Not only does the HCG protocol burn a higher percentage of fat as compared to other diets, but it also accomplishes it in a fraction of the time. HCG allows a loss of an average of ¾ pounds a day. Also, the weight lost during the HCG program is kept off with longer lasting effects due to the ability of HCG to reset the metabolism.
Questions and Answers
Q: Why can’t I just do the diet or the drops alone?
A: HCG drops are only effective for weight loss in conjunction with a low calorie diet. A low-calorie diet alone would not provide the required nutrients to maintain a healthy body. HCG suppresses the appetite and allows the body to release stored body fat.
Q: What about exercise?
A: While HCG provides the body with nutrients it needs from fat stores during weight loss, most of your body’s energy goes to the maintenance of essential body functions. Exercise at the end of the program is the most effective way to build up lean muscle and maintain a healthy metabolism however, one half hour of light exercise daily is encouraged.
Q: Will I be hungry while I am on the HCG program?
A: Most people find that their appetite center is suppressed during the diet; however, natural appetite suppressants may be added.