The hCG diet is a weight loss protocol that has helped thousands of overweight man and woman to lose 1 to 2 lbs per day. A 500 calorie a day diet also known as the VLCD (very low calorie diet) is combined with a minimam intake of hCG for weight loss.
What is hCG?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone naturally produced by women during maternity. This hormone controls metabolic part through the hypothalamus throughout maternity. hCG is alloted in very high doses for fertility treatments. A variation of hCG is alloted in very low doses for weight loss purposes. Whether alloted for weight loss or fertility, the hCG which is used for medical purposes is created in a laboratory from sterile cells. It is NOT extracted from women or animal urine – a common misconception.
How much weight will I lose with the hCG diet?
The ordinary loss on the hCG diet is 1 lb per day. Women lose 0.5-0.75 lbs per day on ordinary. Men tend to lose more. An ordinary loss on a long round of the hCG diet is 25-28 pounds for women and 28-32 pounds for men. Factors that promote faster weight loss include increasing the intake of vegetables, fiber and water.
What preparations are required for hCG diet injections?
Prior to treatment, your physician or practician will advise you of any preparations for their particular protocol. If your practician has recommended self injections visit hCG Injections – Tips on How and Where.
Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds per day with hCG diet injections?
During the hCG diet weight is safely lost from stores of excess fat on the body. As water retention fluctuates daily there is also a component of the water weight loss during the diet. In his original manuscript, Pounds and Inches, Dr. Simeons differentiates between normal (healthy) fat and abnormal (excess) fat. He explains how the hCG Diet is self limiting in that despite a patient’s efforts they cannot lose any more weight than is perfectly healthy for their body.