HCG Diet Weight Loss Treatment is a very effective weight loss program with an average of ½ lb to 1 lb per day. You’ll have decreased hunger and an increased metabolism with no loss of muscle.
HCG Diet Weight Loss vs. Traditional Dieting
Most traditional diets, without the benefit of HCG Diet Weight Loss, rely on calorie restrictions that can trigger your body’s ‘starvation response’ also called ‘starvation mode.’ This response essentially causes your body to conserve your fat reserves, locking them up and holding on to them as long as possible. Your body then is forced to begin burning muscle and body tissue first, rather than the fat reserves you are trying to get rid of.
HCG Diet Weight Loss Treatment Components
The starting point is a detailed medical history assessment and lab testing. A very specific diet will be developed for you by Dr. Dean and his team. You’ll also receive periodic injections of the HCG hormone. Regular follow-up visits are needed to monitor your progress.
The history of HCG for weight loss
HCG is the acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone made in large amounts by the placenta during pregnancy. HCG for weight loss was discovered by British endocrinologist, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the 1950s. Dr. Simeons studied pregnant women on a calorie deficient diet and successfully treated his patients with low-dose HCG, claiming that they lost fat rather than muscle. He theorized that HCG must be programming the hypothalamus (part of the brain that deals with hormones) to lose fat, not protein, in these patients in order to protect the developing fetus by promoting mobilization and removal of abnormal, excessive fat deposits. We have based our HCG diet on his original weight loss protocol.
How does HCG work?
The HCG diet protocol works by telling the hypothalamus to release your stored body fat. A daily small amount of HCG hormone can cause your stored body fat to be released. This diet is effective in men and women.
You eat 500 calories a day on the HCG diet. It is restrictive to prevent the fat cells from storing new fat and the new fat from being stored in the adipose tissues while you are actively on the diet.