How does it work?
The HCG diet consists of the daily administration of HCG subcutaneously. It is similar to what a person does with diabetic insulin shots every day. Besides this, you will need to reduce your calorie intake to just 500 calories per day. Three basic meals are usually divided into a meal of lean meat, chicken, fish, shrimp or lobster, and fruit and vegetables twice a day. (There are some exceptions.) Obviously, you would be able to lose weight with a 500 calorie diet, even if the patient was not getting HCG hormone treatments. If the patient cuts back to this amount of calories without the help of HCG, he/she is likely to lose muscle as well as fat. Obviously, this is not healthy and will not lead to a toned body.
What can I expect?
There are no age or gender limits, and tolerance to treatment is excellent. Weight loss is safe and comfortable for patients, ensuring that patients always meticulously follow the prescribed diet. Any deviation from the protocol is not likely to produce the desired results. Even small deviations can cause unwanted mishaps. Patients can expect to lose 0.5 to 1.0 pounds per day.
The patient will lose fat mainly in the waist and stomach. It will reduce fat deposits like double chins and lumbar rolls. The patient will lose that inner knee and thigh fat with no sagging skin. The diet really helps to accent body curves without exercise. HCG makes it easy for the patient to cut calories, because it acts as an appetite suppressant. During the early days of the program, you may experience mild hunger after reducing your food intake. In the second week, however, the majority of people are quite satisfied with the small portions of food. This is partly because the HCG helps to release stored fat calories and these calories then circulate throughout the body. In addition, the patient’s hypothalamus makes adjustments to the patient’s metabolic rate, which helps the patient feel full faster. Each person has a different goal of weight loss and the duration of the program can be customized to meet the patient’s particular needs. Many patients voluntarily undergo treatment for a second or third time.