HCG is a naturally produced hormone that is used to treat a variety of conditions. One of its functions is in aiding in the metabolization of fat to be used as energy. Because of this, it can be used to aid in weight loss. The idea was originally proposed by British Endocrinologist Albert T.W. Simeons who observed that on a low calorie diet the presence of HCG aided in fat loss instead of muscle loss. His discovery led to the HCG Diet. While many different versions of the HCG Diet exist, the general structure is as follows. By consuming anywhere from 500 to 1500 calories per day based on patient history and taking a daily HCG injection, participants are able to lose upwards of a pound a day in a healthy manner.
HCG works as an appetite suppressant as well as a fat burner, making it easier to stick to the low calorie diet. In addition, HCG also helps prevent you from losing muscle while you diet by increasing testosterone levels and creating an anabolic state to prevent muscle breakdown. This is important because typically on low calorie diets muscle mass is the first thing to go. While this looks good on the scale, you will see little difference in your size, and the minute you quit dieting you will regain all the weight you lost. By taking HCG injections, you will be able to prevent this from happening by increasing pure fat loss. HCG also helps support a healthy metabolism which will allow you to keep off the weight you have lost.
The HCG diet should still be accompanied by regular mild exercise in order to achieve the best results, and it seems to be the best way to lose weight and gain muscle mass in a quick, effective manner. The key is sticking to the diet and taking the HCG injections regularly, as prescribed. Remember that everyone is different and needs different amounts of energy in order to function properly. It is important to consume the right amount of calories in order to optimize fat lost and muscle gain. Don’t try to consume less than your doctor recommends in order to speed up the process. You may lose weight, but it will be due to starvation instead of proper dieting.
So, if you think that he HCG diet is for you, then give your physician a call. If he or she can’t prescribe the injections to you, there are many HCG clinics that specialize in both planning a diet for you and providing you with the supplements. Just be sure to practice safe eating and exercise habits while participating in order to ensure that you achieve the results you desire, and don’t counteract the good that you are doing.
Benefits of the HCG Diet