HCG Diet

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What is HCG?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) which is a hormone that is present in a large quantity during the early stages of pregnancy. HCG has also been linked to weight loss and a healthier overall lifestyle. The HCG diet is ideal because it helps your body burn excess fat but leaves your muscle reserves untouched.


How the HCG Diet Works

The HCG diet is a 500 calorie a day diet for men and women wanting to lose over 10 lbs. We have a medically supervised 23 day and 40-day program.

When HCG is injected for weight loss, it drastically reduces the amount of food required to feel full, and patients feel less hungry. HCG has the added benefits balancing hormones and energy levels.


What Should I Expect to Feel During the Diet?

Many people report feeling mild hunger during the first few days of the diet. However, this will pass, and by the second week you should begin to be completely satisfied by even tiny servings. This is partly due to the number of calories which have been released from fat now circulating in your system, but also because your hypothalamus is adjusting your metabolic rate.

Many dieters commonly feel stuffed just trying to reach their basic 500 calorie limit. Most clients can expect to lose 1-2 lbs per day, but daily loss can range from 0.5- 3+ lbs depending on circumstances. Again, your body sustains this weight loss without compromising lean muscle because HCG hormones are prompting fat to be released from fat storage rather than muscle.


HCG Benefits

  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Preserves Muscle Integrity
  • Hormone Regulation
  • Burns stored fat
  • Decreases your hunger and cravings
  • Look and feel great

Possible Side Effects

  • Most common is a headache due to change in caloric intake
  • Irritability, fatigue, and dizziness.

Most side effects resolve after the first week.


Is the HCG Diet Safe?

The HCG diet is safe for men and women both. You should be evaluated by a physician prior to starting the diet to make sure that dramatic weight loss is an appropriate option for you.

The HCG diet is not available for women who are pregnant or nursing and not safe for cancer patients.


HCG Diet - Phase 1

Two days before starting your HCG diet, it is suggested that you eat as much high-fat and high-caloric foods that you can, including meats, cheeses, nuts, pastries, and chocolate. Eating high-fat foods will help yield the best results possible. Overloading on high-caloric foods will help your body transition into a low-calorie diet and help avoid the feeling of fatigue and hunger during the first few days. This step is very important, and patients who do not follow this step may experience more difficulties during the HCG diet, especially during the first week. You will receive an HCG injection on the first day of the loading phase.


HCG Diet - Phase 2

This phase spans from the second day of HCG injection until the last day of HCG injections. Depending on the amount of weight you are looking to lose, this phase may last from 3 – 6 weeks. During phase 2, it is important that you weigh yourself each morning before you eat. You must strictly adhere to the caloric limit you were given and administer a daily HCG injection. You will only be allowed to eat foods and drinks that are on the list and are considered an official part of the HCG diet. Within 3 weeks, your metabolism will change and reprogram to be more efficient. During the HCG diet, you must drink a large amount of water. We suggest a minimum of 2 liters a day. This amount of water will help flush unwanted toxins and fat cells that are circulating in your body.


HCG Diet - Phase 3

The main goal of this phase is to maintain the healthy weight that you have achieved through the HCG diet. It is vital that you continue to follow the caloric restriction and diet strictly for the next 3 days. Although the HCG injections have stopped, there should be enough of the hormone in your body for you to successfully remain on the low-calorie diet.

Towards the end of the third day of this phase, the remaining HCG will be processed and flushed from your body. You should continue to weigh yourself daily before eating. A fluctuation of 1 – 2 pounds from your last HCG injection is normal. During this phase, no carbohydrates or sugars are allowed. Once the HCG has been properly processed by your body, your daily caloric intake can be increased to 1,000 calories, but you still must avoid sugar and starchy carbohydrates for the next 3 weeks. If you happen to notice an increase in weight of more than 1 – 2 pounds since your last HCG injection. We may recommend a special diet for 1 day to help boost your metabolism and lose this excess weight.

No body lotions while on the diet.


LIST OF HCG DIET FOODS


PROTEINS

  • Chicken Breast
  • Turkey Breast
  • Egg Whites
  • Lean Beef
  • Lean Veal

FISH & SEAFOOD

  • Cod
  • Crab Meat
  • Flounder
  • Red Snapper
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Tilapiia

VEGETABLES

  • Asparagus
  • Beet-Greens
  • Bell Peppers
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplants
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Red Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

FRUITS

  • Apples
  • White Grapefuits
  • Pink Grapefuits
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries

SPICES

  • Basil
  • Black Pepper
  • Liquid Aminos
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Mustard
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sea Salt
  • Thyme

DRINKS

  • Water
  • Mineral Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Truvia Sweetner
  • Stevia Sweetner
  • 1 Tsp Skim Milk

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.