Many people have read about the unbelievable benefits and results that come from following the HCG diet. This has led them to wonder what exactly it is about this popular diet that has led to complete transformations. By giving you the stamina and appetite control you need to stick to a low-calorie plan, HCG can help you lose weight for good.
Here is just a little bit of background. HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone produced by women in the first few months of pregnancy. With the HCG protocol, a person is injected with this hormone as they stick to a strict diet.
In times past, researchers felt that it was just the caloric restrictions that led to the weight loss and that the hormone had nothing to do with it. There was also an argument that while people lost weight quickly with this diet, the weight loss was not sustainable. Couple this with the fact that there were some poorly understood rules, such as the types of food you could eat, and it’s understandable why some are confused as to whether this diet could help people really lose weight.
However, after examining thousands of patients who have used this diet, doctors can say without a doubt that the diet does lead to weight loss. So what is the role of HCG in this unique protocol? One factor is the ability of the hormone to minimize the feelings of hunger. Basically, with this hormone in your blood, you don’t feel hungry. This means you won’t be tempted to cheat on your low-calorie diet.
HCG injections also allow you to hold onto your muscles as you diet. Weight loss will center on excess fat instead of muscle, even when eating at such a calorie deficit. As an added benefit, most patients notice that this fat loss usually occurs in the midsection, buttocks, thighs, neck and face.
At SimplySlim Medical, we are experts in helping patients lose their extra weight and keep it off. We are located in Bethesda, MD and Falls Church, VA and are pleased to provide both areas with personalized weight loss and wellness services. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if the HCG diet is right for you!