Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a naturally occurring hormone found in both men and women. Its basic purpose is to regulate the body’s metabolic function, and more specifically, to assist your body in the conversion of food to energy. The HCG Diet, which includes injections of the HCG hormone along with a restricted-calorie eating plan, has been proven to promote significant weight loss, as well as some other pretty great benefits.
Take a look below at some of the potential benefits of an HCG diet:
Suppressed appetite and fewer cravings
Even with the low caloric intake of an HCG diet, patients are less likely to feel hunger pangs because the HCG injections trigger the body to pull energy from stored fat. When injected into the bloodstream, the HCG causes your body to secrete lipids, which are hunger-inhibiting hormones, thereby acting as a natural appetite suppressant.
As the HCG helps to curb your cravings and minimize your feelings of hunger, you’ll be less likely to make unhealthy food choices, allowing you to lose weight while also lowering the likelihood of developing heart-related diseases.
Proper body weight distribution
HCG helps the body use stored fat for fuel while maintaining muscle mass. And the great news is that it takes fat from all over your body, even the stubborn areas that refuse to budge with diet and exercise alone. Most low-calorie diets result in weight loss, but sometimes that means a loss of muscle. With HCG, your body has no need to burn muscle tissue in the weight-loss process.
HCG helps you to lose weight quickly and get you on track toward a regular exercise routine. Carrying around less weight allows you to exercise more, increasing your energy levels and giving you a greater sense of wellbeing. Patients have reported increased energy levels within days of starting an HCG diet.
Healthier libido and increased fertility
HCG works to regulate your hormones, including the release of sexual endocrines like testosterone, which is present in both men and women. This, in turn, results in a healthier libido. HCG can also stimulate ovulation in women and prepare the body for pregnancy. In men, HCG can help to increase sperm count.
Improved metabolic efficiency
The main function of HCG is to help your body balance your metabolism. By encouraging the disposal of unwanted fats found in food, and properly turning stored fat into energy, HCG helps boost the overall efficiency of your metabolism. In fact, with an HCG diet, many patients experience weight loss of up to a pound a day.
Lose weight quickly and safely at Viva Wellness in San Diego!
At Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, we can help you lose weight quickly and safely under the care and guidance of our staff of medical weight loss professionals. Our six-week HCG Diet is a great way to jumpstart your weight loss goals or get you over a plateau in your current weight loss program. By eliminating cravings, giving you more energy, and boosting your metabolism, the HCG Diet can provide you with results that help motivate healthy lifestyle changes so you can keep the weight off for good.
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