The HCG diet is very popular, and for good reason. It is an accelerated diet that involves using injections of hormones to encourage fat loss. The hormones that are used are the same hormones that a woman produces during pregnancy. In times past, this diet was defined by its 500-calorie-a-day limitation coupled with hormone injections. The diet has definitely produced some serious weight loss. However, these days, the diet can be completely customized based on the needs of the patient. Some people have been able to lose up to a pound a day. The challenge that many proponents of the diet had in the past was explaining why and how the diet worked.
How Does It Work?
A major part of the weight loss is due to the caloric restrictions that a person is under. However, the HCG hormone helps the dieter by minimizing patients’ cravings for food. This means that they are able to eat small amounts of food and still be comfortable. The presence of the hormone in the bloodstream is thought to suppress appetite.
Another benefit is that this hormone is a Pro hormone. This means that it encourages your body to produce other hormones that can make up for deficiencies that you might have that could be causing you to put on weight.
Maybe you feel that the HCG diet is the right option for you but you have more questions about it. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with whatever information you need. Reach out to us at Simply Slim Medical and schedule an appointment. During this meeting, we can assess your body and health, hear about your goals, and tell you more about all of our weight loss options. We understand that weight loss is not one-size-fits-all, and that’s why we customize each diet to meet the needs of the individual.
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