The HCG Diet offers a special medical weight loss program for 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 weight loss program is based on the amazing power of HCG, a natural hormone with the ability to change one’s metabolism.
HCG “tricks” your body into thinking it is pregnant, which changes your metabolism to burn fat while eating a very low calorie diet. HCG is the hormone naturally secreted during a pregnancy to ensure nutrition is present for the fetus to grow. During times of starvation or very low calorie diets, when the body has HCG flowing within it, the body mobilizes the deposits of fat for nutrition. Thus, when these fat stores are being utilized, the weight drops precipitously.
Normally, without HCG, ingesting a very low calorie diet would result in fatigue, loss of energy, and give you hunger pains. HCG enables the body to lose the weight while maintaining your energy level and decreasing one’s appetite. Because HCG pulls nutrients from the abnormal fat stores, it supplies the needed energy calories to the body so fatigue is usually not the factor. Moreover, because the body “sees” lots of nutrients in the blood, the appetite center in the brain is not stimulated, thus the hunger pains are minimal and very tolerable.
It is not a diet for people who need to lose only a few pounds for they have little abnormal fat.
It is easy to do. You don’t have to spend hours of time doing lots of exercise, although maintaining good muscle tone is very important for your health. While doing the diet, you learn about how many calories are in foods and how a food journal works easily. Plus, the results are a motivational boost for the successful dieter to continue to lose weight.