HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a hormone that is produced by all individuals, men and women alike. It is produced in large amounts by women during pregnancy and is known for being the hormone that stimulates the production of other hormones throughout the body. These in turn, affect the body’s metabolism, muscle tissue, digestion, liver functions and much more. The HCG Diet involves daily injections of HCG and is associated with dramatic weight loss, some even seeing up to a pound a day lost. Dr. Simeons first used HCG for weight loss in 1954. He noticed that patients on HCG lost more fat and reshaped their bodies.
Injections of HCG itself do not actually result in weight loss. It is the diet and lifestyle prescribed with the HCG diet that result in the weight loss and the HCG simply changes how your body loses that weight.
The food eaten on the HCG diet can vary but typically suggest to calorie plans ranging from 500 to 1500 calories, focusing on portion control and increased vegetables and proteins.
If you are looking for an alternative to weight loss and feel the HCG Diet is for you, we encourage you to come in for a consultation and begin your journey to a more confident, healthy you.