Losing weight is a common desire of many people in developed countries around the world. It’s an issue that that is of interest to both men and women, and it affects people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic status. Chances are good that you’ve tried a number of weight loss strategies in your life with varying levels of success.
If you want to add weight loss to your list of New Year’s resolutions, the hCG diet may be a consideration for you. Sometimes diet and exercise simply aren’t enough to help you reach your goals. Getting hCG injections can be an effective way to boost your weight loss efforts and help you to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
About the hCG Hormone
The acronym hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. In its pure form, hCG is a glycoprotein, or a mass containing hundreds of amino acids. It is produced in high levels during a woman’s pregnancy; however, not only pregnant women possess the hormone in their systems.
Very low levels are possessed by both genders throughout the lifespan and serve the purpose of assisting in normal reproductive functioning.
High levels in women who are not pregnant or in men can indicate the existence of a tumor or certain types of cancer. Anabolic steroids and other types of performance-enhancing drugs often contain hCG. In the 1950’s, a researcher discovered that the hormone could reset the body’s metabolism, leading to high levels of fat loss when combined with exceedingly low caloric intake.
How hCG Works
Ordinarily, when you try to lose weight quickly through an extreme restriction of calories, the body reacts by taking from muscle tissue, rather than the fat stores you’re hoping to target. Essentially, your system goes into emergency response because you are not taking in sufficient nutritional amounts, leaving your fat stores for emergency sustenance.
The addition of increased hCG to your system resets your system, allowing it to bypass that emergency mode. Fat cells will be targeted and shed, allowing you to retain lean muscle while ensuring that important cells are adequately nourished. Thus, you will lose weight on a very low-calorie diet in a healthy manner.
What to Expect
When seeking the hCG injections for weight loss, it’s important to see a reputable healthcare professional. Injections are the most effective method for weight loss with hCG. Oversight by a physician can help to monitor potential side effects like menstrual irregularity, headache, water-retention, ovarian pain or weight loss that is too rapid.
It may be recommended that you consume between 500 and 800 calories daily while on the hCG protocol. Because the hormone acts as an appetite suppressant, you should not feel hungry. The doctor will explain the protocol and will provide you with dietary requirements before beginning your hCG injections.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have been searching for a way to boost your weight loss and start the New Year off on the right foot, hCG injections may be right for you. Contact Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa today to make your appointment.