HCG is a natural hormone the body makes during pregnancy, but it turns out it can help you lose weight with a low-calorie diet. The hormone can help “reset your metabolism” so much as to help you lose a pound a day without feeling hungry. However, results vary.
What are HCG Injections?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone normally found in both men and women in small amounts. It is produced in very high amounts in pregnant women. It is usually prescribed in large doses to treat young males with undescended testicles and infertility in women. In considerably smaller amounts, HCG is used in very low-calorie diet programs.
How Does It Work?
The HCG diet limits you to a set number of calories a day for a number of weeks while taking HCG, usually by injection. HCG injections work on the hypothalamus in the brain to signal the release of stored fat into the bloodstream. This released fat is used to provide energy and decrease appetite. This process prevents the breakdown of fats that are essential in normal healthy people, e.g., intramuscular fat, fat around vital organs and fat around vessels. This is especially important in a very low-calorie diet because the body will break down fat regardless of its location.
How Much Can I Lose with HCG Injections?
Like we mentioned above, results vary. During a consultation, we can give you realistic expectations.
What Can and Can’t I Eat on the Diet?
Everything is customized, but generally speaking, the diet lets you have two meals a day, lunch and dinner. Each meal has to include one protein, one vegetable, one bread, and one fruit. The diet allows as much water, coffee, and tea as you want.
What are Some Important Things to Remember?
Consult a professional prior to the HCG diet. It is critical that you fully understand this or any diet prior to commencing. One should not experience any extreme symptoms while on the diet.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Generally speaking, good candidates for HCG injections are in good overall health and are struggling to lose weight on their own. Your candidacy will ultimately be determined during a consultation at our office.
Where Can I Get HCG Injections?
To learn more about HCG injections, including your candidacy for the HCG diet, schedule a consultation at Infinity MedSpa, located in Sudbury, MA. We would be more than happy to address your questions and concerns. Contact us today to book your appointment!