Miss eating your favourite burger? Have to follow the same diet for days? Gaining weight easily again? Now you can enjoy your favourite food and stay fit as well! HCG diet will help you to lose weight and the good news is, it is medically approved! HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is naturally a placental hormone which is very important in pregnancy, but it also plays a role in cellular differentiation and proliferation. Small amounts of HCG are present in both males and females as the pituitary analog of HCG is LH (luteinizing hormone) which is produced in the pituitary gland of both males and females.
Obesity is becoming a major problem and health issues are increasing because of it. From myocardial infarction to osteoarthritis maybe start from obesity. To control this major health problem Dr. A.T.W Simeons developed the HCG diet plan. How does it work? We gain or lose weight due to hormonal function and metabolism in our body. HCG stimulates and balances the hormones needed for metabolism of the body. This is why pregnant women have morning sickness or nausea in the first trimester of pregnancy since the levels of HCG reaches it’s peak (5 mg/ml). HCG diet does not let fat accumulate around liver and other gastrointestinal organs. This prohormone (super hormone) does not actually help in losing weight, that is done by the diet you choose, but merely it helps in maintaining hormonal balance. There are a lot of HCG diet plans you can choose from and which you are comfortable with.
Though the original protocol “pounds and inches” by Dr. Simeons encourages a 500 calorie diet. Thus, creating a very big controversy mainly because it allowed one vegetable per meal , restrictions in using body lotions, oils and other hygiene products. It also prohibited exercise when on diet! This being new and completely opposite of Modern weightloss and fitness therapies created quite a stir resulting in some people calling it a placebo. But since the success became evident HCG diet became a healthier and easier option for people with weight problems. HCG decreases the hunger and reduces the fat and not muscles. Whereas normal weight lose programs decreases the muscles and hence, you can easily gain weight by increasing the fat in your body. Now a new HCG diet has been made which has different plans according to gender, age, weight etc. No longer the original protocol is needed to be followed and people can use their personal care products as well as eat what they want. Normally the calorie range is from 500-1500 calories. Injections are the most effective method since it increases the HCG levels directly in the blood.
Pills, sprays, drops etc., are also found but they work slowly as they have to go through the entire digestion process. It is advisable to consult a doctor before stating a HCG diet. Nowadays there are quite a lot of doctors who support this diet. So go ahead, order that pizza and keep your favourite personal care at hand! Stay fit and stay healthy!