Frequently Asked Questions About The HCG Diet

What is the HCG Diet?

The HCG diet is a medical weight loss plan that uses the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, a hormone produced naturally by a woman’s body during pregnancy. This hormone works to break down fat stores in order to feed a growing fetus if the woman cannot take in enough calories on her own during her pregnancy. With the HCG diet, men and women take daily supplements of the HCG hormone coupled with a very low-calorie diet to stimulate their metabolisms into burning stored fat for sustenance.

How does the HCG Diet work?

When a patient takes the HCG hormone, it works the same way as it does in a pregnant woman’s body. The brain senses a nutrient deficiency as a result of the low-calorie diet and triggers the HCG hormone to break into locked away fat stores to provide energy and nutrients for the body. Typically, the metabolism is able to break down anywhere from 1500-2000 calories per day in body fat, and when used in conjunction with a low-calorie diet, patients are able to lose as much as one pound per day.

How does the HCG diet differ from other diet plans?

The HCG diet has many unique characteristics that make it different from other diets and plans. The HCG hormone interacts with the metabolism and works to break down only body fat to sustain you while observing a low-calorie diet. Other low-calorie diet plans without HCG hormone supplementation can cause the body to go into starvation mode, burning muscle for sustenance and storing more fat for survival.  Many patients that lose weight on an HCG diet plan are able to keep it off easier than after completing a typical diet as they have now have a rejuvenated metabolism and healthier eating habits.

How much weight can I lose on the HCG diet and how fast?

Dieters participating in an HCG diet as part of a physician supervised medical weight loss plans can lose up to 30 pounds in just one course of the HCG diet. Everyone’s body is different, and everyone has unique weight loss goals, consult your HCG diet specialist to learn more about what your weight loss goal with an HCG diet plan should look like.

How can women benefit from an HCG diet?

The HCG diet offers numerous benefits, which include rapid weight loss, reduced appetite, reset metabolism, relearned eating habits, and the prevention of obesity related health conditions. Women can benefit from the HCG diet as it helps them to regulate levels of estrogen. Body fat contains estrogen, and when body fat is lost, estrogen levels can also begin to decline. This is beneficial as it can help a woman’s body regulate and maintain a proper hormonal balance without the influence of excess body fat and stored estrogen causing undesirable side effects.

How can men benefit from an HCG diet?

Men can also obtain a wide number of benefits from an HCG diet plan. Men’s bodies also store estrogen in body fat, which can suppress testosterone levels and reduce the ability to build muscle. When men lose significant amounts of weight, change their eating habits and participate in regular physical activity, they can improve the effectiveness of their metabolism and also help stimulate testosterone production.

How will I keep off the weight after completing an HCG diet plan?

Most patients are able to keep the weight off after finishing an HCG diet as the HCG has helped their metabolism target body fat. Instead of losing muscle mass or water weight which is common on some low-calorie diet plans, patients on an HCG diet plan experience high percentages of body fat loss. Most patients have also learned healthier eating habits as well as developed some type of regular regimen for physical activity. After losing significant weight on an HCG diet plan, patients that continue to make healthy food choices and stay active are able to keep the weight off without issue.

How can an HCG diet plan improve my overall wellness and health?

The HCG diet plan can help to improve wellness and health by resetting the body’s metabolism and reducing the amount of body fat overall. Healthy eating habits and encouragement to stay active after completing an HCG diet also can have a lasting impact on the patient’s overall wellness and health. Losing weight is the first step to achieving optimal wellness, and can be all the inspiration most people need to taking further action toward their own wellness goals.

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