HCG Diet Program
How much weight will I lose on the HCG Diet Program?
The first week on the HCG Diet Program typically yields the biggest weight loss, up to three to four pounds per day. Throughout the remainder of the program, most patients report rapid weight loss of one to two pounds a day. You should lose ½ pound at a minimum and may lose up to three pounds each day, depending on your fiber and water intake. To maximize your weight loss efforts, it’s important to eat plenty of vegetables and stay hydrated.
What does the HCG Diet Program consist of?
The HCG Diet Program is a six-week program that consists of daily HCG injections and a restricted-calorie eating plan based on portion control. The diet requires eating 500 calories per day, most of which come from lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, and fruit. While HCG injections don’t result in weight loss alone, the hormone encourages the body to burn excess abnormal fat stores. It also affects the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls appetite. Studies show that HCG injections can help curb and even eliminate cravings for carbs and sugar, the leading causes of fat accumulation on the hips, stomach, buttocks, and thighs.
After six weeks, the body gets acclimated to the HCG Diet Program and weight loss will plateau. If you have more weight to lose at the conclusion of your first HCG series, you’ll have to wait six weeks before starting the next round.
Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with HCG?
While consuming only 500 calories a day may sound unsafe, rapid weight loss on the HCG Diet Program is completely healthy. HCG signals the hypothalamus to release stored fat, which your body burns for fuel. Studies show that most weight lost on the HCG Diet comes from this stored fat, not muscle. So, while you’re only eating 500 calories a day, you’re actually running on 3,500 to 4,000 calories per day – the equivalent to losing one to two pounds.
Is the HCG Diet Program safe for men?
Absolutely. The HCG hormone occurs naturally in men and is just as effective at promoting weight loss as it is in women. In fact, men tend to lose twice as much weight as women on the HCG Diet Program.
Who is a good candidate for the HCG Diet Program?
The HCG Diet Program is ideal for nearly anyone with excess body fat who wants to fast track their weight loss journey. However, the program is not recommended for women who are pregnant, nursing, or who plan to become pregnant. If you regularly diet and exercise but can’t seem to lose those last few pounds, the HCG Diet may be the solution you’ve been looking for.