Being overweight and struggling to shed pounds is something many people deal with, but bariatric medicine can help. Along with the understanding of obesity, physicians in this field can help individuals create weight-loss plans and provide various treatment options to live healthier lives.The work of a bariatric physician involves the causes, prevention, and treatment of…
What is HCG Weight Loss Treatment?
HCG weight loss treatment can help you lose up to two pounds per day. The diet gets this done without forcing the patient to starve themselves. It uses human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) to promote fat loss. It is a hormone that has naturally elevated levels during pregnancy, and it can be used to treat male and female fertility issues. HCG weight loss treatment involves combining this hormone with a low-calorie diet to give patients significant weight loss.
How HCG treatment helps with weight loss
HCG helps patients to lose weight by giving their metabolism a boost and improving their body's ability to convert stored fats into energy.
HCG weight loss treatment also provides other benefits like:
- Elevating the levels of other hormones
- Preventing muscle loss while promoting fat loss
- Promoting tissue and muscle growth
How HCG treatment works
HCG treatment is typically broken down into multiple stages:
- Loading phase: The patient starts taking HCG and consumes as many high-calorie, high-fat foods as they can consume in a couple of days
- Weight loss: The patient continues taking HCG and consumes no more than 500 calories for each day for three to six weeks
- Maintenance phase: The patient stops taking HCG, and they start increasing their food intake, carefully avoiding foods with high sugar and starch content
Those who have moderate weight loss goals might only need to spend around three weeks in the weight loss phase, while those who need to lose significant amounts of weight are typically advised to spend about six weeks consuming less than 500 calories per day. The entire process might be repeated a few times depending on how overweight the patient is.
During the weight loss phase, patients are instructed to only eat two meals a day, preferably lunch and dinner. Each meal should consist of a lean protein, fruit, small piece of bread and a vegetable. Oily and sugary foods should be avoided during the treatment. Patients are encouraged to drink lots of water.
Why professional HCG treatments are needed
Given the popularity of HCG weight loss programs, over-the-counter HCG products are available, but most of these do not increase a person's HCG levels. The only proper way to increase one's HCG levels is by getting an injection that is only available with a doctor's prescription.
Benefits of weight loss programs
The benefits of HCG weight loss programs include:
- No hunger pangs. Hunger pangs are a normal part of many weight loss programs like intermittent fasting (IF). IF requires patients to go for as long as 16 hours without consuming any calories. This leads to hunger during the day. HCG injections cause the body to extract calories from stored body fat. This gives the body all the energy it needs, eliminating hunger pangs
- Provides an energy boost
- Helps to lower cholesterol levels
- Leads to better endurance
- Preserves muscle mass
- Regulates hormones
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