Offering supervised medical weight loss programs to help men lose weight
Are you a man who is unhappy about the amount of fat on your body as opposed to the amount of muscle? Whether you are a little overweight or clinically obese, you can see dramatic results with the HCG diet. This program uses a combination of daily HCG injections and a very low-calorie diet for up to 40 days followed by a maintenance phase.
HCG is a naturally occurring hormone in pregnant women that helps them nourish themselves and their fetus even when deprived of a normal amount of calories. It is a safe, effective weight loss program for both men and women.
Men who are considering starting the HCG diet are sometimes concerned that receiving a daily injection of a hormone produced by pregnant females may not be safe for them. One of the biggest worries is that taking the hormone may cause them to develop characteristics associated with women, such as a breast development or a higher voice. Actually, all males have traces of HCG in their bodies already from prenatal development. The hormone that helps to nourish all unborn babies is also responsible for gonad growth in male fetuses. It also helps to stimulate testosterone in puberty. If you’re thinking about starting the diet, know that doctors have studied this issue in-depth and concluded that HCG injections pose no special risk to men.
Low testosterone is a common problem in men, especially as they age. Some of the common symptoms associated with it include:
If you are experiencing any of these problems before starting the HCG diet, it is important to discuss them with your doctor. He or she should check your testosterone level prior to starting the program to ensure that it is not significantly out of balance. The good news is that doctors already use HCG to treat low testosterone issues. Men who have undergone treatment typically report an increased sex drive, increased strength and energy, reduced body fat, and many other positive improvements.
People of both genders average a weight loss of one to two pounds a day. This is while consuming a diet of approximately 500 calories and receiving a daily injection of HCG during the initial phase of the program. The range can be as low as one-half pound per day and as high as three pounds per day, with men more often seeing faster results. Men also tend to lose more weight overall and have an easier time keeping it off during the maintenance phase. While 500 calories per day is typical, your doctor will inform you of your daily goal after your consultation and physical examination.
Men take pride in appearing muscular, so it’s only natural that they are concerned about losing muscle mass rather than fat while on the HCG diet. Fortunately, this is one concern you can easily put to rest. The biggest advantage of the HCG diet is that the hormone directs the body to draw its energy from fat reserves rather than muscle. This process is exactly the opposite of other diets where people hang on to fat while losing muscle. When this happens, dieters suffer from hunger, low energy, irritability, and other issues that eventually make them give up. HCG dieters, on the other hand, have plenty of energy even though they are consuming a very low amount of calories every day.
The HCG diet places a heavy emphasis on healthy food selections, especially fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. However, you should not eat two fruits or two vegetables at the same meal. During the active phase of the program, which is generally either 23 or 40 days, your typical food consumption may look like this: