HCG DIET F.A.Q.'SWhat is the HCG Diet? And why is everyone doing it?
In the late 1950′s a British Doctor named ATW Simeon’s a specialist on obesity, introduced the HCG diet protocol that has helped millions of people reach their weight loss goals. It’s not until 2007 until it really started getting the attention it deserves.
The HCG diet uses a natural hormone that is naturally found in both men and women but produced in larger doses during pregnancy called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG for short. Dr. Simeons’ studies revealed that the HCG hormone causes the hypothalamus area of the brain to trigger a release stored fat into the bloodstream to be burned as energy. When administered in the correct I.U. doses and combined with a very low calorie diet, dieters report losing 1/2 a pound to 3 pounds daily. An average weight loss for 30 days is around 20-25 pounds, and sometimes more. The HCG diet protocol has helped millions of people lose large amounts of weight quickly. In addition to weight loss, there can be many other health benefits, including lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
How does HCG help with weight loss?
The HCG hormone triggers the hypothalamus in your brain, which then tells the body to release stored fat into the bloodstream. This stored fat will then be burned as energy and used for nourishment during the low calorie phase of the HCG diet. This is forcing your body to use the mobilized fat that is now in the bloodstream so your body is burning 2500-4000 calories per day of stored fat! This is all achieved without affecting muscle tissue or muscle loss. If you have trouble areas you can’t seem to lose weight from, you will be amazed at how fast the HCG drops help your body shed those unwanted pounds!
What is the Hypothalamus?
The hypothalamus is in the diencephalon area of the brain. This is the area of the brain which helps with the regulation and control of your metabolism and body’s weight.
Does the HCG diet work for both Men & Women?
The HCG diet works fantastic for both Men and Women.
Do homeopathic HCG drops and HCG injections work the same?
The Oral HCG Research Center conducted a clinical trial using HCG drops instead of the injected HCG hormone, and obtained the same weight loss results. The study used HCG drops compared to daily injections of HCG.
As long as you are getting the recommended dosage of the HCG hormone daily, the results are the same. HCG weight loss drops are used by placing them under the tongue, where it is then absorbed into the bloodstream. It is important to not eat or drink anything 20 minutes before or after taking the drops, so they are fully absorbed into your bloodstream. Our HCG drops are manufactured in an FDA registered lab following GMP (good manufacturing process) certification in the USA. Our HCG does not require a prescription. HCG injections, must be prescribed by a weight loss doctor and are administered by a shot into your muscle tissue. The cost of injections can range from $400-$2200 per 30 day cycle, depending on the doctor and the weight loss clinic.
Is there a special diet to follow while taking HCG drops?
Yes. The HCG diet protocol as written by Dr. Simeon’s, outlines a healthy 500 calorie per day diet that has been proven to work along with the HCG hormone. HCG is not effective for weight loss without following the diet plan as well. The hormone takes effect and starts releasing stored fat only when you combine it with a healthy low calorie diet. If you only follow a low calorie diet without taking HCG, you would be starving yourself because there is no released fat in your bloodstream to burn.
What food is allowed during the diet?
The HCG protocol consists of a healthy variety of lean meats, vegetables and fruit, with a small amount of starch allowed daily. Each meal is divided into specific portions. Allowed meats are; boneless & skinless chicken breast, veal, 95% lean beef, crab, crayfish, lobster, shrimp, and fresh, white-fleshed fish. A few of the allowed vegetables are asparagus, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, green salad, onions, spinach, and tomatoes. Allowed fruits are apples, strawberries, oranges, and grapefruits. Starches allowed are grissini bread sticks or Melba toast.
Won’t I just lose weight on a 500 calorie diet without HCG?
The answer to the question is yes, BUT the body can only sustain that low calorie intake for so long before it goes into starvation mode. (Usually only a few days) The body starts to realize that food is getting scarce and will begin to keep the stored fat it has in reserves, not releasing it to be burned as energy. In addition, you need to understand how the body stores and uses fat. Dr. Simeon’s identified three separate fat stores:
Will I be hungry while on the HCG diet protocol?
A majority of our customers say when they followed the meal plan exactly, and took the drops as directed they were not hungry. And sometimes felt full after each meal! Some dieters report the first 2 days on the low calorie diet plan can be the hardest. It’s the beginning phase of limiting what you eat. Most times the difficult nature is purely the mental change that needs to take place of eating smaller portions than you are used to. The HCG will help you get the needed energy and calories from stored fat instead of only food from your stomach. Additionally, the diet plan begins with a “gorging” phase, for the first 2 days while you take the drops. This helps load the body with calories to use during transition into the low calorie phase 2 of the diet. People who follow the HCG protocol faithfully, and stick to it will see fantastic results!
Is exercise necessary while on the HCG diet?
Exercise is not a required while on the diet. We suggest for people who want to exercise is that you walk for 15 to 30 minutes daily. Walking is great exercise and helps your health in a variety of ways. It can help reduce stress, keeps the bowels moving, and can promote better blood and oxygen circulation. The HCG diet is a great kick start to reach your ideal weight and begin eating healthy and exercising regularly.
Are there any side effects with the HCG diet?
Just like any other modification of diet, or medication there are some mild side effects that have been reported. Such as: A light headache during the first few days, & leg cramping (this is a rare occurrence) but we have added additional supplements to our drops and sprays that help alleviate this problem.
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