Using HCG to Boost Patients’ Weight Loss
- Phase 1: To prepare for a reduction in calorie intake, you’ll need to load your body up on HCG and nutritious food.
- Phase 2: Starting on day three, you’ll feed yourself a very low calorie diet (VLCD). This means 500 to 800 calories per day, split across three or four meals for 40 days. You may feel hungry at times during the first few days, but once your body becomes accustomed to it, you’ll actually have more energy.
- Phase 3: Because your body may stop responding to the effects of HCG with continuous use, it’s recommended that you take a break from HCG around the six-week mark. We will guide you dietarily through the break to sustain weight loss before starting back your next round of HCG.
Interested? Learn More about the Benefits of HCG Weight Loss
The primary goal in any weight loss plan should not be losing weight only. It should be losing weight without sacrificing lean (muscle) tissue. Your program should focus on losing the weight from fatty tissue and not muscle tissue. The HCG diet offers a unique medical hcg weight loss program to patients desiring a healthy, effective weight loss and management program. The program has the advantages of medical assistance and supervision to ensure your safety, while enabling you to lose weight rapidly to help motivate you to achieve your weight loss goals. The hcg weight loss program is based on the amazing power of HCG, a natural hormone with the ability to change one’s metabolism.
HCG "tricks" the body into thinking it's pregnant, which changes the metabolism to burn the fat while eating a very low calorie diet (VLCD). HCG is the hormone that is naturally secreted during pregnancy to ensure nutrition is present for the fetus to grow. During times of starvation or low calorie diets, when the body has HCG flowing within it, the body mobilizes the abnormal deposits of fat for nutrition. Thus, when these fat stores are being utilized, the weight drops.
Normally, without HCG, ingesting a very low calorie diet would result in fatigue, loss of energy, and give you hunger pains as well as significant loss of lean tissue. HCG enables the body to lose the weight while maintaining your energy level and decreasing appetite. Because HCG pulls nutrients from the abnormal fat stores, it supplies the needed energy calories to the body so fatigue is usually not a factor and reduces the possibility of losing lean tissue. Moreover, because the body sees a lot of nutrients in the blood, the appetite center in the brain is not stimulated, thus the hunger pains are usually minimal and very tolerable.
The HCG diet was developed by Dr. Simeon in Rome, Italy, in the mid-1950s. It seems to be effective in up to 80% of the cases. He postulated that we have three types of fat. One is structural fat, such as the fatty cushions on the soles of our feet. One is normal fat that acts as a reserve of energy stores. Finally, one is abnormal fat, such as large deposits of fat in the pot bellies, love handles and the hips. The latter are the large fat reserves that make us look "fat". HCG works primarily to mobilize the abnormal fat and to shrink the fatty deposits so one loses weight. It does not seem to mobilize normal fat or structural fat well.
The diet program consists of three phases, guided intensively, and monitored by a doctor. You meet with the doctor to start your medication. You also advised to get a vitamin B12 shot weekly.
For the first two days you are loading up on HCG and food. You may eat what you want during these days, but eating a well-balanced diet is recommended. You want to make sure all your cells are filled with nutrients for the next phase. If you gain weight, this new weight will be your starting weight.
Starting from the third day of HCG, you are allowed to eat only 500-800 calories/day split into 3 or 4 meals a day. The HCG diet of 500 to 800 calories per day is a very simple yet strict diet program.
After starting Phase 2, most people are a bit hungry for a few days. Don't be concerned. It takes a few days for your body to get used to this new metabolic state. Give your body a chance to become accustomed to this new HCG state with the low calorie diet. Be persistent don't give up! Over the next six weeks of HCG, your hunger will decrease, your energy will increase and you will lose weight. If you follow the program correctly, you will lose weight!! Do not veer from the program and cheat. It won't work. Your body must see a continuous change in order to maintain this new fat metabolism to reduce your weight. If you do it correctly, these lifestyle changes may become habits that will help you maintain your weight.
Phase 3: Transition
After you have used HCG with 500 calorie diet for 40 days, it is recommended you take a brief break from the HCG; however, you will continue to lose weight in this phase. You may notice at first that your stomach has shrunk and you find that eating more than 500 calories a day is too much. Most people will continue to eat 500 calories a day for a few more days and feel fine. They gradually increase the amount of food they eat in the following weeks. Once you have done 6 weeks of the hcg, we will start our Wellness plan which will help you maintain the weight. Our wellness plan is a balanced diet with a variety of healthy foods provides you with an ample amount of nutrients and a low amount of calories, lean protein, healthy fats and fiber that can help you control your weight and blood pressure, and lower your blood cholesterol and unhealthy fats. A nutritious diet also includes avoiding or minimizing consumption of nutrient-poor foods that are high in calories and contain refined carbohydrates and added sugars, sodium, cholesterol, and saturated and trans fats. If you still need to lose more weight, after 6 weeks you can do another round of hcg.
A healthy lifestyle involves sustaining a healthy weight or a body mass index (BMI) below 25. Body mass index, or BMI, is measured using height and weight. As your BMI goes up, your risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and cancer goes up. If you are overweight or obese, reducing your weight even by 5 to 10 percent can lower your risk of these chronic diseases.
Sustaining a healthy weight involves using up at least as many calories through physical activity as you consume from foods. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recommends that you perform at least 3.5 hours per week or more of physical activity. If you are seeking to lose weight, you will need to expend more calories through exercise than you eat from your diet. A healthy workout involves at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on a daily basis, with a combination of cardiovascular and resistance exercises.