The HCG diet was discovered quite by accident by Doctor A.T.W. Simeons over 50 years ago as he worked to cure malnutrition in underdeveloped villages.HCG (HumanChorionic Gonadotropin) is the hormone that Simeons discovered in pregnant women. While observing healthy women during their pregnancy, he noticed that as soon as the child was born, the health of the mother began to deteriorate. There had to be a reason and this is when HCG was discovered. This naturally occurring hormone is created by the body to nourish and protect the fetus by taking the stored fat reserves and changing to nutrition for the placenta. If this new discovery could actually Drain Fat Cells and transform to positive natural energy, it might actually help people with obesity.
According to Dr. Simeons, the HCG diet will reduce your craving for food and metabolize stored fat. Medically, the HCG hormone works directly with the hypothalamus gland. This gland Controls Body Fat, emotions, and helps develop the reproductive organs during puberty. Each and every person is born with a certain amount of HCG at birth. Candida yeast overgrowth can be another common condition that could affect HCG hormone levels in the body. This overgrowth is a result of an imbalance in the digestive system. The use of antibiotics can directly affect the digestive system and cause an imbalance. There are three different types of fat found in the body. Structural fat is found nestled between the skin and organs and is necessary as a protective layer. Normal reserve fat is the layer that supplies the body with energy when calorie intake is too low. The abnormal fat is what forms as extra fat in hips, waist, thighs and buttocks and is not used for anything. This is the only fat that is consumed by HCG. Many ask why a low calorie diet would not lead to the same results. The facts are simple. By starving your body of protein and vitamins, it will take whatever is needed from any type of fat, including structural and normal reserve fats. This is why once you stop a low calorie diet, not only are lean muscles destroyed but the weight comes back.
The HCG fat release program consists of three different phases. The first phase consists of building up your fat reserves by eating as much as you like for two days while beginning the treatment of HCG drops. In Phase two for the next 23 to 40 days, a 500-Calorie Diet consisting of vegetables, fruits and two meals of 3.5 oz. of protein are followed while taking the HCG. Phase three is the maintenance part of the diet and a new way of living. Eat as much as you want as long as starches and sugar are eliminated.
Advantages of HCG Diet.
Homeopathic HCG products have been approved by the FDA
1. Testosterone levels are slightly elevated and metabolism is increased
2. A redistribution of fat is realized and one notices a decrease of flabby fatty areas
3. There is no starvation from lack of calories because the body is naturally fulfilled
4. Fat burning without compromising muscle is produced
5. An increased libido in both men and women has been reported
6. Decreased craving for sweets
7. Inexpensive and simple program to follow
Risks and Precautions
- Risk of weakness, malnutrition or loss of consciousness due to the low calories intake
- Headaches when initially starting the diet
- Unauthentic medicine
- If you do take injections, make sure you are monitored by a health professional
- Do your research for genuine HCG products
- Weight loss of two pounds a day may be unhealthy. Try for ½ a pound to 1 pound daily. You can do this by increasing your calories to 1,000 or 1,200 per day.
- It is recommended to use the HCG diet to jumpstart weight loss, but not as a permanent lifestyle
- The HCG dietmay actually slow metabolism over the long term.
- Use moderation.
An HCG diet can be extremely effective, as long as the dieter is educated and carefully monitors their progress and reactions to this diet. The HCG diet can help you jump start your weight loss/Weight Control, which helps boost self esteem and can cement your dedication to losing weight. However, make sure to have a long plan for a healthy, balanced diet to maintain your weight loss.Choose HCG drops over the overpriced injections that some practitioners offer. They are less expensive and because they are taken under the tongue, they enter the blood stream quickly.