Benefits of the HCG Diet
Doctor Natasha Fuksina has been working with her clients for a number of years to treat obesity and in both men and women alike. The HCG Diet can effectively treat people who suffer from obesity by helping them lose weight in a fast, safe, and effective way.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone is actually a naturally occurring hormone produced in women that’s sole function is to nourish a developing baby, utilizing “stubborn fat” stores in the body during pregnancy as a source of energy and nutrients.
The HCG hormone is critical in aiding the body’s removal of fat reserves. With the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Hormone, individuals on a restrictive low-calorie diet begin to burn these excess fat stores housed in unappealing places in the body, such as arms, thighs, or stomach.
The difference between the HCG Diet and other low calorie diets is that other diets not only burn fat, but they also tend to burn away muscle as well. The HCG Diet utilizes the HCG hormone to specifically and accurately locate only the places where the body naturally tends to store excess fat and to metabolize and burn only those fat reserves for the body.
The HCG Diet plan is a maintenance of a healthy low calorie diet combined with prescribed daily amounts of the HCG Hormone by your Newark HCG Doctor, Natasha Fuksina. As the day proceeds, the HCG Hormone works to locate and break down the fat stores, or the “stubborn fat” that normally are incredibly difficult to burn with other diets and exercise, so that these nutrients can flow through the body’s metabolic processes via the circulatory systems. The energy that is converted from this “stubborn fat” is what prevents the degeneration of lean muscle and other types of tissue throughout the body while dieting.
Fat, itself, serves a number of functions – to insulate and keep the body warm, to protect the body and internal organs, to aid in the intake of nutrients and vitamins, as well as to efficiently store and reserve energy. It is the most efficient way for the body to store energy.
The HCG Diet for Women
Women who have struggled with weight loss and have attempted other diets in the past know first hand that losing weight is not easy. Observing a low calorie diet and dealing with the side effects of hunger can be too much for some women leading busy lives balancing family and work life. For this reason the HCG Diet has helped thousands of women due to the interaction of the HCG hormones and the metabolism. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that targets the stubborn fat stores around the body, and is found naturally within the body. By locating these “stubborn fat” stores within the body, the HCG Diet allows women to utilize these reserves for energy and nutrients to supply their bodies with a sufficient daily caloric intake, while observing a low calorie diet and losing weight.
Since HCG is a hormone, women are instructed to begin their daily doses of HCG and to begin the HCG Diet after the last day of their menstrual period. Female patients must also avoid topical creams and skin ointments that contain fatty oils and anti-inflammatory components since they readily absorb into the skin. This, in turn, affects the endocrine system’s ability to regulate fat metabolism and ultimately compounds the underlying fat layer. Roughly 80-90% of the body’s fat is stored just underneath the skin, or subcutaneous layer. One reason why “stubborn fat” becomes hard to metabolize is due to the unnatural and foreign substances inherent in food as well as skin care products. It is important not to further disrupt our body’s metabolic processes by adding anymore while on the HCG Diet.
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- Healthier Energy Levels
Losing excess weight and normalizing the body’s metabolism means more energy for the body to use elsewhere. With less weight to carry and an improved and healthier diet, not only is the body being fed more nutritious-rich foods, it’s ability to absorb, process as well as utilize these nutrients improves as well. Ultimately, this stabilizes blood sugar levels within the body’s circulatory system and creates more energy for the body to burn throughout its daily functions. This weight loss will have you feeling that everyday tasks are easier to accomplish such as exercise, going up the stairs, or playing around with your family. Losing weight gives the body the break that it needs, and lets its energy levels restore to what they originally were meant to be.
- Normal Menstrual Cycles
Adipose tissue (fat) contains the hormone estrogen. Excessive amounts of estrogen interfere and imbalance the body’s hormone levels, causing a flux in a woman’s menstrual cycle due to the irregular hormonal changes. By decreasing fat content within the body, estrogen levels become contained within the body’s homeostatic range. Regulating your weight also regulates estrogen levels, which indirectly regulate the menstrual cycle as well.
- Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an incredibly common endocrine disorder among women that involves a wide range of causes and symptoms. These include anovulation (menstruation without the release of an egg), which can lead to infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, and amenorrhea, and hormonal imbalances involving high levels of masculinizing hormones (androgen hormones) leading to acne and hirsutism (condition of excessive hairiness). Because the HCG Diet regulates fat stores as well as hormone levels, proper dieting and the loss of excessive weight can help treat PCOS. Successful weight loss is the most naturally effective method of restoring balanced hormone levels and thus reestablishing a regular menstrual cycle as well as preventing PCOS and its associated conditions.
- Higher Self-Esteem
Societal pressures have made being a confident woman incredibly tough within our culture today. The burden to maintain an appealing and attractive outer appearance itself can lead to a host of health concerns. The HCG Diet can help you lose weight, thus restoring confidence, as well as a greater sense of well-being and overall happiness. Health and confidence are synonymous and losing excess weight is a critical step towards a higher self-esteem.
- Closer Intimate Relationships
Along with confidence and a higher self-esteem, benefits of losing weight include the ability to socialize with poise and grace. Naturally, others perceive health and confidence as incredibly desirable traits. Your ability to attract others into your life as well as maintain deeper and more meaningful relationships directly correlates to your health.
- Healthier Cardiac Function
Although 80-90% of adipose (fat) tissue can be found in the sub-cutaneous layer of the skin, excess amounts of lipids (fat cells and molecules) eventually enter into the circulatory system. This is incredibly threatening to the natural flow of blood from our heart through the arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins before returning back to the heart. Fat naturally likes to bind together and comprises a majority of the excess weight associated with obesity. Overtime, clots and blockages begin to restrict the natural flow of blood, which increases blood pressure, cholesterol levels, as well as the risk for heart disease and heart failure. By bringing your weight back to a healthy state, you eliminate excess fat, lipids absorbed into the blood stream, and your chances for these lipids to cause more damage and suffering.
- Treatment and Prevention of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)
Obesity is also associated with breathing disorders such as sleep apnea and hypoventilation. Excess fat, especially in women, can obstruct the normal breathing pattern of patients effecting sleep patterns and distorting oxygen levels within the body. OHS, if not treated, can lead to further health complications and even premature death. Losing weight on the HCG Diet is a critical step in preventative care that can help to decrease levels of carbon dioxide within the blood, as well as restore healthy levels of oxygen.
- Improved Liver Function
Because excess fat can enter into the blood stream, the liver becomes affected, as it is responsible for regulating the quality and composition of the blood. An essential organ, the liver functions as the filter that maintains and regulates levels of toxicity in the blood. Too much fat in the blood means too much fat that the liver becomes tasked with cleaning up. Obesity saturates the liver with excess fat, causing nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) such as steatosis, steatohepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis, as well as hepatitis, cancer, and even chronic liver failure. By eliminating excess fat through the HCG diet, you also decrease your chances of fat negatively affecting the liver and its ability to function as well.
- Decreased Insulin Resistance (IR)
Increased and excessive intake of fatty, sugary, and oily foods lead to an inability of liver, muscle and fat cells to respond properly to the hormone, insulin, which functions in helping metabolize glucose in the blood. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood (hyperglycemia) and cells are not properly able to utilize insulin in their metabolic processes. This sends a signal to the body to produce more insulin, which can lead to Type II Diabetes as the body becomes desensitized and ultimately becomes unable to process glucose. Although it is not exactly known what causes IR, it possesses a strong correlation with poor dieting as well as obesity. By modifying your diet, these chronic illnesses can be avoided and the HCG Diet can help since weight loss and a healthier diet are known methods in treating Insulin Resistance and the other diseases affiliated with it.
- Prevention and Treatment of Osteoarthritis
Women who suffer from obesity are also at a greater risk for developing osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition of the connective tissue surrounding the joints in the knees, lower back, and hips. Losing weight on the HCG Diet can greatly reduce your chances for developing osteoarthritis, as well as reduce the occurrence of pain if you are already suffering from it. Consult Natasha Fuksina, M.D. to learn more about how your diet can increase the regeneration of healthy connective tissue in your body.
- Preventative Cancer Treatment
Obesity is also linked with an increased risk of cancer. Abnormal and uncontrollable cell growth is not uncommon in obese women, especially within the endometrium (inside the uterus), gallbladder, colon, and breasts. Consult your Newark HCG Doctor to learn more about cancer prevention and the HCG Diet.
The HCG Diet for Men
Not only can Doctor Natasha Fuksina treat women with the HCG Diet, but she can also customize a treatment plan that greatly benefits men too! Because the HCG Diet works so well in regulating hormones within the body, it can help to raise testosterone levels. Testosterone levels help balance out the fat stores around the body due to the elimination of estrogen within the fat stores. Testosterone balances out the levels of estrogen in a man’s body, and this in turn helps to get rid of the fat around the body.
Another great benefit of the HCG Diet is that men who wish to maintain their lean muscle do not experience any muscle atrophy or degeneration while dieting. This is because the HCG Diet only focuses on burning the fat stores within the body away (“stubborn fat”) instead of drawing from muscle mass.
Other diets tend to eat away at the muscles and other parts of the body, men suffering from obesity who have attempted exercise as a form of weight loss usually over-exhaust themselves and can even suffer more from potential injury. On the HCG Diet, weight-training and excessive forms of exercise are not required to maintain an athletic build, and tone musculature. It is heavily advised that those who choose to lose weight with HCG only perform mild forms of exercise if desired, however, the HCG Diet will help retain lean muscle without irregular degeneration of tissues and work only on proportionally burning away the excess “stubborn fat” found within the hard-to-reach areas.
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- Increased Energy and Testosterone
As the HCG Diet begins to shed the excess fat and weight from its user, the body is able to properly metabolize blood within the sugar. This improves the body’s metabolism, supplying patients with more energy, which in turn, also allows the body to more effectively process other nutrients and re-stabilize its hormone levels. This synergistic, self-supported cycle benefits itself and improves with proper dieting and nutrition. Because fat is being burned away, estrogen production decreases in the body of men. This helps to normalize testosterone (male hormone) levels, which directly improves muscle mass, bone density, and also has a positive effect on the heart, circulatory system, as well as brain and cognitive functioning.
- Lower Cholesterol
Too much fat in the body raises cholesterol levels in the body. As adipose (fat) tissue lead to lipid (fat cells and molecules) found in the blood stream, unhealthy levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) as well as a decrease in High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) eventually lead to many other cardiovascular and circulatory problems such as heart conditions, blood pressure, and blood-glucose levels.
- Healthier Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Functioning
The HCG Diet helps to stabilize and bring the digestive system back to a normal and healthy state. Patients suffering from obesity tend to eat excessively which over-works the organs and tissues involved in the digestive process. This oftentimes leads to chronic diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn’s Disease, as well as poor hygiene. The HCG Diet gives the gastro-intestinal tract a window to repair itself and rest.
- Decreased Risk of Stroke
As the HCG Diet begins to burn the excess “stubborn fat” away, the abnormal lipids found within the blood and circulatory system begins to decline as well. If too much fat enters into the bloodstream, clotting and blockages occur constricting the flow of blood. As blood flow decreases, so does the amount of oxygen that circulates to important areas of the body such as the heart and brain. Losing weight and maintaining a healthy metabolism will help to ensure that the body is being supplied with adequate amounts of vital oxygen, and decrease one’s risk for stroke and other life-threatening conditions.
- Improved Cardiovascular Health
Losing weight on the HCG Diet also reduces your risk for atherosclerosis, a condition where the arteries begin to harden due to abnormal blood fats. Obesity not only causes the heart to have to work harder to supply the whole body with oxygen and blood, it also causes minute tears and scarring within the inner linings of the circulatory system. This compounds the build-up of plaque leading to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and the chances of heart attack and heart failure.
- Decreased Blood Pressure
As blood begins to flow more freely with the removal of fat obstructing the blood stream, the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood. This lowers blood pressure as the vital arteries begin to widen and lessens your risk for CHD, cardiovascular complications, stroke, and even death. Low blood pressure is directly correlated with longevity and the HCG Diet can help.
- Treatment and Prevention of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Men who suffer from obesity are much more likely to develop ED compared to men who maintain a healthy weight. One component of healthy penile functionality is low blood pressure and is attributed to the maintenance of a healthy weight and improved cardiovascular health. Losing weight on the HCG Diet greatly improves erectile dysfunction, especially for men who suffer from obesity and can restore a healthy sex life.
- Higher Fertility Levels
Treating obesity with the HCG Diet not only improves the sex lives of men, it has also been linked to increasing sperm count as well as sperm motility. These two components are attributing factors towards infertility in men. Consult Doctor Fuksina to learn more about how your sex life can improve with the HCF Diet
- Treatment and Prevention of Kidney Stones
As the body’s metabolic functioning declines with the increase in weight, obese men become much more susceptible to developing kidney stones. This is an incredibly painful condition that can eventually lead to renal failure. Losing weight is important not just aesthetically, but also for the functioning of the vital organs such as the kidney, liver, gallbladder, and heart
- Reduced Chances of Prostate Enlargement and Cancer
Because fat produces estrogen and obesity alters the metabolism and absorption of sex hormones, studies are beginning to show a strong correlation between the development of prostate cancer and one’s BMI. Maintaining a healthy hormonal balance is essential in regulating the prostate as men who suffer from obesity have a higher propensity for prostate enlargement and cancer.
- Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
Recent studies have shown a connection between obesity and the onset of Alzheimer’s, especially in adult patients. Referred to as “Type III Diabetes”, AD can be avoided by regulating your weight and diet. Consult Doctor Fuksina to learn more about the aging process and how the HCG Diet can help you live a longer, and healthier life.
The benefits of the HCG Diet listed above are only the tip of the iceberg as there are dozens of other health complications associated with obesity. Your Newark HCG Doctor, Doctor Fuksina, can help! Don’t let weight hinder your health, lose weight on the HCG Diet and ensure that you age in health and happiness.