For many years, weight loss has been a top concern for men and women of all ages. There are many different diets and weight loss programs that exist with mixed results. A common shortfall of these programs is that they cause patients to lose muscle in an attempt to shed off extra fat from the body. Indeed, any weight loss program that involves the loss of muscle will eventually cause the body to become weak, and most patients will end up regaining the lost weight over time. For a weight loss program to be effective, it needs to be directed at the right type of calories; those that are associated with abnormal fat reserves. Enter the HCG weight loss program.
HCG results in significant fat reduction over a short amount of time. And because it only targets the fat without depleting muscles, you can shed unwanted fat and keep it off. But how exactly does it work, and is it truly effective?
How HCG Weight Loss Works
HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. It is a hormone that is produced by pregnant women to keep the growing fetus healthy while in the womb. HCG has been shown to play a factor in weight loss since as early as the 1950s, with the working principle being that it triggers the body to burn fat without interfering with your muscles. This is the secret weapon that enables HCG weight loss to yield effective results.
By combining HCG (delivered in the form of daily injections) with a low-calorie diet for a period of time, you can significantly reduce your fat reserves in the body while keeping the muscles healthy. Therefore, the low-calorie diet drives the loss of weight, and the HCG injections stimulate the body to burn fat to produce energy as opposed to depleting the muscles.
What the Diet Involves
The program involves daily injections of HCG for anywhere between 20-40 days, along with a diet program of about 500 calories a day. The low-calorie diet induces the body to begin losing weight, while the HCG injections selectively direct your body’s metabolism toward burning fat instead of muscle.
The 500-calorie diet typically involves two meals a day, with each meal containing a protein, vegetable, fruit and carbohydrates through a slice of bread. There are several choices of foods you can supplement as long as they contain the right ingredients to induce weight loss.
Is It Safe and Effective?
The HCG weight loss program can be thought of as a selective fat reduction program that enables you to not only lose weight but to keep it off. It has been shown to enable patients to lose between 0.5- 1 pound per day. HCG plays an important role in burning fat around areas such as the stomach, hips-and-buttocks, where it can cause you to reduce 1500-2000 calories per day.
Because the hormone helps you control your metabolism, you don’t experience appetite issues or abnormal cravings while on the HCG weight loss program. If you’re interested in learning more, we’ll be happy to help at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa in Wayzata, MN. Contact us today to book your first appointment and get started!