As the New Year begins in January, it’s the perfect time to consider new goals, positive changes, a healthier body, better eating habits and the coveted insatiable craving for weight loss! Yes, of course eat more dark leafy greens and less pizza and pastries. Yes, of course get back to your exercise routine, revisit your gym that hasn’t seen you a while, or join that new gym that has been intuitively calling to you. And yes, eliminate or reduce those terribly unhealthy habits that are preventing you from feeling your best. Many people will lose weight, fat, water, pounds and inches with such healthier lifestyle changes and practices. Certainly many can agree that that is the most sustainable, self empowering, realistic and long-term way to lose weight and keep it off. It might take some time, but those daily positive habits are well worth it!
On the other hand, there are other alternatives that include shorter term and more condensed diet programs that expediently help to facilitate faster weight loss. Often and optimistically, a temporary and quick acting diet program may just be the thing you need to jump start your weight loss. Not only does this make you feel and look so much healthier and leaner, but it can further motivate you to lose even more weight as well as maintain that weight.
HCG Diet for Weight Loss Program
Imagine losing 20-30 pounds in just 40 days? If you are carrying around more weight than you prefer and would like to say good riddance to your lovely love handles, there is hope! The HCG Diet a different type of weight loss program that has been around for over 50 years and has been frequently and safely recommended to help people lose weight in a shorter period of time compared to most standard weight loss programs.
HCG, which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, is a hormone that is present in small amounts in both women and men, but which is naturally and abundantly produced by the placenta in pregnant females. It is during pregnancy that this hormone controls the female’s metabolism through the hypothalamus located at the base of the brain. In non-pregnant women as well as men who are attempting to lose weight, a round of HCG hormone can increase metabolism, similar to that which happens in a pregnant female. In non-pregnant human bodies, that translates to fat loss.
Back in the 1950’s, a British Endocrinology Physician, Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons discovered that treating non-pregnant obese patients with injectable HCG hormone either into a muscle or subcutaneous belly fat, while following a very low-calorie diet of protein and vegetables, allowed the body to burn fat at a much faster rate. He later wrote and published a successful book detailing the HCG Diet Weight Loss Program called “Pounds and Inches.”Today, millions of people of varying weight and size are choosing the HCG Diet Program and successfully losing weight. This HCG hormone, also used for fertility, is a much lower dosage compared to that used for fertility treatments and is also much less than what a pregnant female would be secreting.
HCG used for weight loss purposes is pharmaceutical grade and by prescription only from certain Compounding Pharmacies. This is not the same as the older homeopathic versions previously available on the internet.
While everyone’s weight loss results will be unique to their metabolism and gender, the average weight loss on the HCG diet is approximately ½ to 1 pound per day compared to 2-5 pounds per week with many other diet programs. It is very important to keep in mind many other factors that may affect weight loss such as hypothyroidism, diabetes or insulin resistance, peri and post menopause, gender (men lose weight much easier due to their muscle mass and higher testosterone and thyroid levels), age, current exercise regimen and overall resting metabolic rate.
During the reduced calorie HCG Diet Program, stored fat is released and used by the body for calorie “consumption” or fuel/nourishment and then burned or expelled, resulting in weight loss. The appetite is suppressed while using HCG and the body is actually functioning on more calories than ingested – resulting in fat loss.
The Health Benefits of HCG include the following:
Fat, weight and inches lost
Reduced blood pressure
Lowered cholesterol and triglycerides
Decreased blood sugar (glucose)
Decreased risk or reversal of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Diminished or eliminated joint and muscle aches
Improved digestion: resolved or less frequent IBS, gas, bloating, heartburn
Less frequent or resolved headaches
More restful sleep
Sharper mind clarity and cognitive function