What is the hCG Diet?
The hCG weight loss protocol consisits of a very low calorie diet, accompanied by treatments of hCG. The average hCG dieter experiences rapid weight loss averaging 1 to 2 pounds per day! In addition to weight loss of unwanted fat, the true benefit of the hCG protocol is its ability to modify the dieter’s relationship with food and eating, resulting in easily maintained, long term weight loss.
hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman’s metabolic functions. Generally, the hCG used in the diet procotols is synthetic.
Who can use hCG?
The majority of men and women can use hCG injections for weight loss. It is recommended that dieters consult a physician concerning their weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the hCG protocol. The physician will NOT permit hCG weight loss injections for women who are pregnant or nursing.
Is it healthy to lose 1-2 pounds per day?
hCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the Simeons protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, hCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual.
Why the 500 calorie diet?
hCG diet shots cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is your body using thousands of calories of fat from your body each day, the reason hCG dieters lose 1 to 2 pounds of fat or more per day.
Will I gain the weight back after the hCG?
After the hCG diet, you will find your appetite has changed, your eating behavior will be changed, and your body will of course, have changed dramatically. This is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your ideal weight.
You will find a minimum amount of exercise will be sufficient for maintaining a very healthy body; from yoga to 15 minutes of cardio or whatever you enjoy that gets your heart pumping. With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different, and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.