Losing weight can be frustrating, difficult and daunting. When exercise and a healthy diet doesn’t seem to work, it can feel as if losing weight is impossible. While exercise and diet definitely have their roles in weight loss, there is another way to lose weight and keep it off. The HCG diet is an alternative way of losing weight that is safe, effective, and has been used by several people who have experienced dramatic results.
About the HCG Diet
The HCG diet is an alternative way to lose weight and was originally developed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the 1950s. The HCG diet is composed of two elements:
- The body’s natural process of removing and burning fat
- A carefully designed low-calorie diet to maximize weight loss
HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone found in both men and women and consists of 244 amino acids. The first connection of HCG and weight loss was discovered by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist. When Simeons was researching boys who had low testosterone, he started giving them HCG and found that they began to lose fat and were slimming down. Over the course of ten years, Simeons discovered that men and women could lose large amounts of fat with a combination of strict dieting, exercise, and the HCG hormone.
How HCG Works
When a woman is pregnant, HCG releases stored fat to ensure the growing fetus can receive the nutrients it needs to develop normally. When HCG is taken in a non-pregnant woman and men, the body will still release the stored fat. While there is no fetus present, the body still uses the stores for energy or eliminates what is left over. This allows the body to release stored toxins and fat. Abnormal fat is lost while structural fat and muscle tissue are maintained. This allows weight in stubborn areas, such as hips, thighs, butt, and upper arms can be lost.
HCG Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use the HCG diet?
Even though HCG naturally occurs in pregnant women, the HCG diet can be used and works for both men and women. Additionally, there are no age restrictions. The HCG diet should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing.
Will the weight I lost be kept off?
The HCG diet changes your appetite, eating behavior, and your body. This allows you to adopt a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight you lost. A three-week maintenance period is a part of the HCG diet and plays a large role in keeping the weight off.
How many calories can I eat during the HCG diet?
The HCG diet calls for a 500 calorie diet. HCG causes the hypothalamus to mobilize the stored fat in the body. While you consume 500 calories, the hypothalamus continually releases stored fat, which your body burns for fuel.
Learn More About HCG at Angel Longevity
At Angel Longevity Center, we understand that it can be difficult and frustrating when you’re not meeting your weight loss goals. This is why we offer HCG to help individuals lose weight and maintain their new weight. Additionally, we want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine.
Our friendly staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who are having a difficult time losing weight and are ready to use a different approach, please call our office at 818-930-5706 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our specialists.