HCG Weight Loss Program

Obesity is a rampant disease in America. It is estimated that about 60% of people in American are either overweight or obese. There are so many weight loss programs out there that it can be overwhelming to try to make a choice of what to try.

“I knew I had to lose weight and I understood that eating right and exercise was the key, but I needed structure. I had issues with my back problems, so exercise was never consistent. I needed help out of the vicious cycle. HCG helped stop the cycle and jump started my new life with the loss of 25 lbs in 32 days. Now I’m on a solid path of healthy eating habits and lifestyle because the protocol has taught me to be mindful with clean eating.” -Sue

What is HCG?
HCG is a naturally occurring hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. Women produce it in large amounts during pregnancy.

How does it affect weight loss?
When HCG is paired with a very low-calorie diet, the hormone will naturally break down the fat cell membranes in order to release triglycerides and fatty acids which are stored in the abnormal fat reserves. We have three kinds of fat in our body: structural, normal, and abnormal. Structural fat gives us contour and cushions our joints and heels. Normal fat is immediate energy reserves which the body can use up quicker than abnormal fat. Abnormal fat is stored and locked away; it is very difficult for the body to tap into these energy reserves, except for during pregnancy.

Is it FDA approved?
HCG is not FDA approved for weight loss because taking the HCG alone does not cause the weight to drop; it is only when HCG is used with a very low-calorie diet that will cause rapid weight loss. HCG is FDA-approved for fertility only.

Is it safe for men and women?
Dr. Simeons, the creator of the HCG diet protocol, studied the diet for over 15 years in Italy with thousands of successful patients. Although is a pregnancy hormone, it is safe for men and they will often see even more successful and rapid results than women. Men typically lose weight more quickly than women due to their testosterone levels, which contribute significantly to how the body burns fat and utilizes energy.

What makes this diet different than any other diet out there?
HCG may be able to do the following: 1) reset the hypothalamus, eliminating mental triggers that drive cravings 2) jumpstart rapid weight loss without feelings of extreme hunger from a very low-calorie diet, 3) help patients lock into an improved weight and metabolism upon completion of HCG treatment.

Can I survive on 500 calories alone and still lose weight?
Typically you cannot survive on 500 calories alone to lose proper abnormal fat reserves. If you were to attempt to survive on 500 calories alone, the body will program itself into starvation mode, and break down the wrong types of fats and muscle. Ultimately, a patient on 500 calories alone will become fatigued, hungry, and look haggard.

That said, HCG releases about 1500 to 4000 calories from your fat reserves into your bloodstream daily; therefore, you are only allowed to eat 500 calories. When you add 500 calories by mouth plus calories in the bloodstream, your total calorie count will be about a minimum of 2000 calories, which is equivalent to 1 pound, thus the rapid weight loss of about a pound a day. It is not a matter of how much you eat, but the total calories your body is processing overall. This is why people who are on HCG will typically continue to have energy without feelings of extreme hunger. By the second week of taking HCG, patients often report a sense of well-being and euphoria as they gain greater control of their appetite and cravings.

Can I cheat a little and still have rapid weight loss?
No, if you cheat you will not drop; in fact, you will actually gain weight during HCG if you were to eat regular meals. Remember, there is a high-calorie count in your bloodstream while you are on HCG. Your blood is already saturated with fatty acids and triglycerides, so extra calories will cause the body to hold onto the adipose cells to store more.

500 calories are nothing…what can I eat?
With over 15 years of research, Dr. Simeons created a list of certain food items that work with the HCG for rapid weight loss. The protocol is fairly simple: Breakfast: green tea, black coffee Lunch: 100 grams of lean protein, 2 cups of vegetables, 1 fruit, a Grissini breadstick, or Melba Toast. Dinner: 100 grams of lean protein, 2 cups of vegetables, 1 fruit, a Grissini breadstick, or Melba Toast.

Can I take my medications/vitamins during HCG?
Yes, you can take your medications during HCG. Most often patients who take medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid, and many others should not experience any issues. That said, you should always talk to your primary care doctor before changing or stopping your medications. Ultimately, it’s been our experience that weight loss typically allows the patient to need less medication as they’ve significantly improved their health by losing extra weight.

How long is this protocol?
You can take it for 20 days or 40 days, depending on your goals. If you need to lose 20 pounds or less then 20 days on HCG is adequate. If you need to lose more than 20, then trying for 40 days is conducive.

Will I gain all my weight back when I’m done taking HCG?
Performing the maintenance phase correctly after you are done with HCG is the secret to locking your body into a new weight and higher metabolism. Once you finish the 500 calorie phase, the next phase is easy. It is 6 weeks long, which is broken into 2 phases: 1st 3 weeks you must eat a minimum of 1500 calories of NO SUGARS, AND NO STARCH. Remember, the entire time you were on HCG, your brain thought you had at least 2000 calories a day! In the 2nd and 3rd weeks, you are slowly introducing sugars and starches back. By the end of the 6th week, your body will have acclimated to the changes you’ve introduced.

What if I have more than 40 pounds to lose?
If you have more than 40 pounds to lose, then you would do Round 1 of 40 days on HCG, following 6 weeks of the maintenance phase. After that, you are ready for Round 2 which you will do it all over again. It is important to wait 6 weeks between Round 1 and Round 2, 8 weeks between Round 2 and Round 3, and 12 weeks between Round 3 and Round 4. Waiting the appropriate and recommended time between rounds helps to prevent the body from becoming immune to the HCG.

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