What Is the HCG Diet?
You may have heard some buzz going around about the HCG diet that is both negative and positive. We are here to tell you about how it works and why people have found success with the HCG diet.
How the HCG Diet Was Created
Since the 1950’s this diet has been revolutionary in its results for effective weight loss and keeping that unwanted weight off. Dr. A.T.W. Simeons created this diet when he used science about bodies and how they function and incorporated it with a low calorie diet. In this diet he realized that by combining the body’s natural fat burning process with a low calorie diet would increase and maximize weight loss.
How It Works
Our bodies have a system to naturally burn fat. The Dr. who discovered this diet found that pregnant women release a natural hormone called the HCG hormone to burn fat for energy, rather than storing fat. Because this hormone triggers the release of stored fat, Dr. Simeons found that if he used this hormone with a low caloric diet, it could release fat in men and women who have struggled with weight loss. Because it is a natural way of losing weight, it is not only effective, but also safe as well.
Benefits of the HCG Diet
If you’re trying to lose weight, the HCG diet is a great way to jumpstart your weight loss efforts, while learning how to live and eat healthy so that you can keep the weight off once you lose it. A few more benefits include:
- Effective results
- Increased metabolism
- Natural fat burning
- Suppressed appetite
If you have questions about the HCG diet, it is always good to look into helpful resources that can answer your questions. We always do our best to answer our patient’s questions so that you can feel confident and secure about your new diet.
Is the HCG Diet Safe?
The HCG diet is safe even though it is a low caloric diet. The reason that it is safe is because when you are on this program, your body will use the nutrients that are stored in your abnormal fat, which is how you will lose weight. It is also safe to continue using most medication for Diabetes II, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, etc. If you have questions or concerns about which medication or vitamins you can take on this diet, simply speak with your healthcare professional and certified weight loss coach to help you assess which medications you can continue using.
Does the HCG Diet Require Exercise?
Whether you enjoy exercising or despise it, you won’t have to worry about intense workouts with this diet. The only requirement for exercise is 30 minutes of walking a day. So if you don’t have time to spend hours in the gym, this may be the perfect option for you. Grab a friend or take your dog on a refreshing walk each morning before work or after while the sun sets. If you enjoy exercising and want to workout more than the 30 minutes of walking, you may participate in non-strenuous activity, such as stretching, swimming, yoga, etc.
We hope this answered some of your questions and that you find success in your weight loss goals! If you still have concerns, we would be more than happy to discuss the HCG diet with you.