Learn everything you need to know about the HCG Medical Weight Loss Program
HCG is the abbreviation for “Human Chorionic Gonadotropin”. HCG is a protein hormone that is naturally produced in the pituitary gland of both males and females of all ages.
Following the physician’s instructions provided with your HCG program, the HCG hormone can be absorbed by injection through the fatty tissue areas of the body. Other than prescription HCG injections, the source of all other forms of HCG cannot be trusted and should be avoided.
The doctor developed HCG diet is designed to interact with the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that controls certain metabolic functions such as hunger. You cannot simply take HCG alone and lose weight. An HCG prescription must be accompanied by a physician managed and developed diet program to produce significant and safe weight loss results.
The weight loss may require an adjustment in Diabetic medication. This will need to be discussed with your primary care Physician.
It takes approximately two-three days for the HCG to take effect and begin circulating your abnormal fat stores. “Fat loading” for the first two-three days help to prevent hunger after the calorie restriction starts.
Whole milk, dairy products, eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other high protein foods.
Because the HCG Diet causes a release of abnormal fat stores to your body for energy, you won’t feel hungry on the low calorie diet.
Weight loss is usually greatest the first month and slows down, but does not stop. It is common to see inches being lost continuously.
The HCG Program must be followed correctly until you attain your goal weight. After the program is completed, a post diet low carb maintenance phase should be followed for the first three weeks. After that, you will have a smaller appetite, more energy, and healthier lifestyle so most people do not regain the weight.
Only mild walking and resistance training is allowed during the diet. When the diet is completed, then you will want to return to some form of exercise, to tone and maintain your health.
The needle used is the same tiny needle used for insulin and is relatively painless. For patients who are needle phobic, there is the option to use sublingual (under the tongue) drops of HCG.
As previously stated, 100% HCG cannot be administered in any other way other than a physician’s prescription. “HCG” drops, sprays, and tablets contain 0% HCG and may claim to be “bottled” in the United States, but the the ingredients prior to bottling are most likely produced in another country.
For additional information about the HCG Diet, please fell free to watch the following videos:
The Dr. Oz Show Weight-Loss Controversy: HCG Diet, Pt 1.
The Dr. Oz Show Weight-Loss Controversy: HCG Diet, Pt 2.
The Dr. Oz Show Weight-Loss Controversy: HCG Diet, Pt 3.
The Dr. Oz Show Weight-Loss Controversy: HCG Diet, Pt 4.
The Dr. Oz Show Weight-Loss Controversy: HCG Diet, Pt 5.