How Does HCG cause the weight loss?
HCG plus the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCDiet) works in 3 distinct ways:
A. HCG causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the abnormal fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. The very low calorie diet of 500 calories a day triggers your hypothalamus to change your body’s metabolism so it continually releases the stored nutrients in the abnormal fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day, but most of these come from the stored fat. The result is your body uses these thousands of calories of fat from your abnormal fat stores and you lose weight. This is the reason why HCG users lose 1 to 2 lbs of fat or more, per day.
B. Maintains a normal basal metabolic rate. This is our resting energy needs. If one does not maintain intake of calories to equal your BMR, your body goes into conservation mode; it wants to conserve the calories stored in your body because it does not know when you’re going to feed it. HCG makes sure you don’t go into this slower metabolism mode so you continue to feel good while on the program.
C. Resets the hypothalamus to prevent future regain. After you have been on the diet for the 40 days, your body will continue to want to stay on it even after you stop using the HCG. This resetting of your hypothalamic metabolism continues or a few days to a few weeks after stopping the HCG so you can continue to lose even more weight.
Will my metabolism slow down if I’m on a very low calorie diet?
Normally when we cut back our calories and eat a very low calorie diet, our bodies tend to preserve fat and nutrient stores. Our hypothalamus sees that there are not many calories in our blood so it makes our metabolism slow down. Our body wants to conserve the fat because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy.When HCG is utilized with a very low calorie diet, however, the hormone causes the hypothalamus to signal to the body to mobilize the calories out of the abnormal fat storage locations and use these stored calories for energy burning to fuel our daily actions. The excess or abnormal fat reserves are reduced and you lose weight. In fact, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day which enables you to lose 1 or 2 pounds of fat per day.
Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG?
You can definitely lose weight by simply eating fewer calories and fat. Unfortunately, because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose vital lean muscle before fat. This results
in loss of muscle ass which is not what you want to happen. You want your body to chew up the fat
cells, not your muscle cells.Moreover, this causes our metabolism to slow down because your body goes into conservation mode. The nutrients in blood will drop and you will have massive hunger and it is tough to be disciplined with famine hitting you. In addition, the slower metabolism results in fatigue, so you feel sluggish and tired. This does not motivate you to continue with this type of diet. The result is that you most likely will not lose your problem abnormal fat deposits. Your body will not be reshaped. When you stop the diet you will immediately gain all the weight back, plus more! By using HCG with the very low calorie diet, weight lost comes directly from the mobilization of the abnormal fat tissue rather than stripping the body of much needed muscle. Your metabolism is maintained as is your energy level, and the excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients are released into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body.The low calorie diet is vital to create the negative calorie balance necessary to lose weight. In addition, it can help prevent the immediate refilling of emptied fat cells. You benefit by preferentially getting rid of abnormal excess fat without affecting your lean muscle and normal fat stores.
The HCG diet is very low calorie, will I get hungry?
Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. Your appetite center sees your blood rich in nutrients so it is not stimulated to make you hungry. Therefore, even though you are consuming fewer calories, your body can access the energy you have stored in fat cells and use it for your normal daily metabolic needs. The thousands of calories
of fat that already exists in your abnormal fat stores are mobilized so you lose weight as these stores
shrink. However, this effect is not immediate. The first three days of the diet help to begin the metabolic change from the HCG, so you eat normally. The next three days you go on the 500 calories a day, and this is the toughest part. We therefore recommend you do the diet with a buddy for support. Shortly, within the first week of the diet, most patients notice a significant decrease in their appetite. Moreover, most people have adequate energy and feel good while on the program. Short term appetite suppressants are usually not necessary and can create problems. However, we don’t want you to fail because you are excessively hungry.
Can I change the diet as long as I stick to 500 calories?
No. This protocol has been shown to be successful only as directed. The unique combination of the HCG plus a very strict 500 calorie specific food consumption plan has been shown to work while other regimens have not. The exact foods used cause specific chemical reactions in the body and with the HCG activate the hypothalamus into mobilizing the secure abnormal fat reserves causing dramatic weight loss without the loss of muscle or structural fat. It is of the utmost importance for this to work you must strictly follow it to the letter, but you will get results. Dr. Simeon of Rome, Italy, who created the diet, found that any variance away from these guidelines resulted in less success at losing weight. Thus, we only recommend strict adherence to the guidelines of the diet.
Will it help to eat even less than 500 calories a day?
Studies have shown that eating less than 500 calories does not improve the results. The reason for the very low caloric intake is to create a negative calorie balance. An excessive negative doesn’t help and may change your metabolism to the worse. Eating lower amounts of calories do not speed up the process. Eating smaller quantities of food may actually stop the fat mobilizing mechanism.
What If I am not hungry on the HCG, do I have to eat everything listed in the Very Low Calorie Diet?
Yes, whether you are hungry or not, you must eat the lunch and dinner in their complete form as
directed. You cannot have one big meal per day. You may take the fruit from either lunch or dinner and
eat it at breakfast. No other changes or substitutions are allowed as they slow or stop the fat burning process.
What are the advantages of the topical cream of HCG compared to the injections?
The difference is primarily ease of use. If you use the cream, you have no needles, no mixing, no bruising, no risk of infection, and no loss of potency in short time. The cream is a lot easier to use than the injections yet some people prefer the injections because they believe they have better absorption. Compliance is easier to achieve with the cream, making the effectiveness far higher because patients
are more consistent with their dosages.
Will it affect my appearance? Will I get wrinkles or stretch marks if I lose all this weight?
No, not with this method. Abnormal fat deposits should disappear. Double chins, pot bellies, and fat around the thighs should be the first to go. The treatment does not deplete the subcutaneous or other essential fat. The face retains its freshness and natural appearance. Most people see a noticeable difference in their facial appearance due to the thinness or the face. The skin usually retracts and tightens on its own over time, no matter where it is on the body.
Will HCG work without a diet?
Although there is no dramatic weight loss without the accompanying diet, HCG can cause a reduction in inches rather than pounds. However, this is not recommended due to the time constraints of using the HCG.
Has this method been used before?
Yes. When first reported in the Medical Journal Lancet in November of 1954, it had been used in thousands of cases. Since then, it had been used in many more thousands of people with great
success. References are everywhere on the internet for those who are interested.
What effects can I expect from the mediation itself?
Usually a loss of appetite occurs and patients notice that the severe compulsive hunger disappears. Most feel good to great and maintain an adequate energy level. The afternoon can sometimes be a bit weak, but this can occur with a normal diet.
What if I miss one or more doses?
This can just delay the total effectiveness of the program, potentially 3 days for every dose missed.
You may experience increased hunger and cravings. If you miss more than 3 doses in one week the
effect of the HCG is nullified and you may need to stop altogether or start over.
Can I maintain the diet even if I engage in daily hard physical labor?
Yes. However, you may get tired quicker so be aware of this. The good thing is that the HCG mobilizes
and uses abnormal fat stores for calories and energy instead of stripping the muscle of protein for
energy. It thus prevents the breakdown of lean muscle.
Does the diet require a lot of work in planning and preparation?
Because the diet is very simple, it actually is very simple to comply and is one of the easiest diets to do. You need a food scale to measure the 3.5 oz (100gm) of meat, white fish, chicken or shrimp. Whitefish fillets and precooked frozen shrimp placed directly on the grill makes a freshly prepared tasty meal in just minutes. Place on organic greens from the bags with fresh lemon and you are eating a quick, fulfilling meal. The same is easily done with frozen boneless chicken or lean steak as well. If you don’t have a stove, purchase a Forman grill at your neighborhood department store or a GTXpress 101 indoor electric cooker at this website
. Most upscale grocery stores have organic meats and produce that are very reasonable. Organic sliced apples are available everywhere now and great for on the go.What do you recommend I eat at a restaurant?
Avoid eating at restaurants during HCG therapy. Most of these foods are heavily processed, loaded with trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, flavor enhancers and almost never fresh. The portions are outrageously huge as is the price. If you have to eat out, choose seafood and ask that it be prepared
dry with no oil or butter. You can order grilled chicken, but only eat the 3.5 oz as directed. Ask for
steamed vegetables but choose from the prescribed list or participate in the salad bar without the
dressing and extras.
What about protein and vitamin deficiencies during the diet?
The diet is a very specific combination and balance of protein, carbs and fat. However, you must replenish your essential vitamins and other nutrients daily. Certain supplements are recommended and available at very modes prices. We recommend a high potency multivitamin be taken while on the program as well as on an ongoing basis. Vitamins and minerals are the basic foundation to optimal health and generally deficient in appropriate amounts in our food due to multiple reasons, including over farming and overusing the soil. Some vitamins have antioxidant properties and should be taken in larger amounts than in a single multi-vitamin tablet.