hCG Weight Loss

hCG Injections for Weight loss on the HCG Diet Protocol

Losing weight can be an extremely difficult goal to achieve. The proof is in the numbers. Over one third of adults living in the United States suffer with obesity. If you fall within that third, could the hCG Injection Diet provide the weight loss results you desperately seek? For those where exercise and diet aren't enough to lose weight, the hCG Protocol just might be that boost you need to kick-start weight loss and burn those stubborn pounds off.

What is hCG?

The first step to understanding the premise of the hCG Diet Protocol is familiarzing yourself with the substance central to the diet's success - hCG. hCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that supports and aids normal functions in both the male and female's reproductive systems. HCG in its pure form is what's known as a glycoprotein. It's basically a mass of a couple hundred amino acids. Although pregnant women produce increasing levels of hCG throughout gestation. contrary to popular belief, both men and nonMpregnant women produce very low levels of hCG throughout their lifetime.

How Does hCG Aid Weight loss?

How exactly does one come up with the idea that the hCG diet aids in losing weight? Studies performed as early as the 1950'S, proved that hCG diet encourages the elimination of fat cells while on a calorie restricted diet. The hCG diet, used with the addition of vitamin B12, enables the body to distribute its effects on fat cells rather than muscle tissue. This allows the body to retain lean muscle without taking much needed nutrition from other functioning cells. This forces the body to take from fat stores enabling weight loss while on the calorie restricted diet known as the hCG Diet Protocol. 1

What is The hCG Diet Injection Protocol?

The human body is comprised of several different fats. Some of these fats are essential, provide nutrition and protect vital organs from injury. Excess fat however, is a problem as it is commonly stored in areas around the hips, thighs, stomach and similar areas throughout the body. It is this excess fat that is targeted by the hCG diet injections program because it has been found that administering a series of hCG weight loss injections in conjunction with consuming a low calorie diet results mobilization of this excess fat and as a result, rapid and sustainable weight loss. The hCG program is designed to work by restricting your diet to 500-800 calories per day (most doctors now recommend 800 calories although traditionally 500 was the daily limit). Minimal, healthy intake encourages 1,200 calories per day. However, in addition to the 500-800 calories, this program utilizes non~essential fat for energy while sparing essential fat and muscle tissue through the use of hCG injections.

Daily caloric consumption on the hCG diet includes portions of protein, fruit and vegetables that are consumed at several times throughout the day. As a result, if you are dedicated to the program, most people can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds of fat per day. Injecting with daily doses of the diet shots of hCG hormone is essential to the success of the program as the hCG helps to ensure muscle is retained during the weight loss period. The usage of the ratio of the micrOanutrients plus the injectable hCG over the 4-8 week diet period enables the metabolism to "reset" itself. The metabolism adjusts to the new diet while the hCG kick-starts the burning of fat cells. Most of the weight loss should occur during the four to eight week period. and once the diet comes to an end. the metabolism should remain functioning as it was during the diet - at optimum performance. Of course, in order for the diet to be a success strict adherence to the 4 phases of the diet is essential.

  • Loading Phase
  • hCG phase
  • Stabilization phase
  • Maintenance"rest of your life" phase 2

This article was originally published on FitnessEdge.net and has been used with permission