HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone that is produced in women’s bodies during pregnancy (but don’t worry men, it’s safe for you too). It’s main function is to ensure the fetus receives enough nutrients to grow and develop normally. It does this by making the abnormal fat stored in the mother’s body available for use. The mother’s body is then able to use this fat for nutrients and energy despite her intake. This is why women can throw up for three months straight during “morning sickness” and the baby does not suffer. Pregnancy is the only time HCG is found in the body.
Dr. ATW Simeons discovered in the 1950′s that small doses of HCG given to overweight individuals (men and women) decreased their appetite, and made them lose inches specifically around their hips, thighs, buttocks and stomachs. Today millions of people have used HCG for weight loss. The HCG Diet has also been used for weight loss in obese persons as well as those wanting to shed a few unhealthy or unwanted pounds. HCG for obesity is as common as hCG for fast weight loss. However it’s used, the HCG diet weight loss program works.
How Does It Work?
When HCG is taken, the body is able to tap into it’s stored fat and utilize it for energy. When combined with a calorie restricted diet, the person is subsisting more on their stored fat than on what they are taking in. They are burning 3500-4000 calories of stored fat daily which amounts to losing 1-2 pounds every single day!
Many people want to know if they can be comfortable on a calorie restricted diet of 500 calories per day. One of the miracles of HCG is that a person can feel comfortable eating only 500 calories per day while taking the HCG supplement. While on the HCG diet, appetite is suppressed and most patients feel as if they are stuffing themselves on 500 calories. Trying this very low calorie diet without the use of HCG would lead to trouble within 2-3 days. Side effects of starving yourself include insomnia, lethargy, head aches, loss of mental clarity, severe fatigue, and on and on! While on the HCG diet patients sleep sounder and usually feel better than they did before they started the HCG diet.
What Can I Expect?
If the protocol is followed, you can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per day. A person on the oral HCG diet can expect to eat 500 calories a day of protein, fruits and vegetables. Light exercise is acceptable but it would be better to do no heavy exercise. A brisk walk is normally the most you should attempt. The oral HCG weight loss formula is taken three times daily, under the tongue. The program can be followed for 40 days or two 26-day programs. Maintenance after the diet is important. The HCG diet is considered one of the fastest and safest ways to lose weight and keep it off. But, it’s not just quick weight loss. The HCG diet is a new way of eating food and a new way of thinking about your health.