HCG Diet: Introduction

The HCG diet has taken up the Internet world by storm with people wanting to know more details about it. It seems that a lot of people are raving about it stating that it is very effective. For those who still do not know what this is about, the HCG diet is composed of having to inject injections of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or (HCG). This is the type of hormone that women who are pregnant usually release. Aside from the injections of the HCG hormone, another thing that makes this diet different from the others is the fact that it comes with a 500 calorie intake program.

There are a lot of people who are happy that they have tried this diet because they were able to lose fat in a very fast manner. Aside from the fact that they have achieved a highly dramatic weight loss in a short amount of time, people notice the results immediately. While there are a lot of speculations about this diet, a lot of doctors do not advise their patients into taking it simply because doctors cannot explain how the diet works.

The diet basically consists of three stages:


Phase 1

"Loading Days". Eat anything you want.

Purpose: store enough fat.

Duration: 2 days.


Phase 2

Real change comes in. Calorie limit in place, restrictions in food you eat.

Duration: 20 days.


Phase 3

Maintenance phase. Calorie increases, but still some limitations are in place.

Duration: 3 weeks.

The thing about the HCG diet is that it is unlike any other diet that has been released before. Aside from the 500 calorie intake rule, those who are undergoing this diet are also prohibited from doing exercises. There is only one vegetable per meal that can be eaten. This means that broccoli and brussel sprouts cannot be mixed together. It has to be one or the other. Those who are also undergoing the diet are not allowed to use any beauty products such as lotions, creams and even gels that can all be used for the skin. A lot of experts are saying that the things that are required in order to make the diet effective are rather peculiar but a lot of people cannot deny the fact that it is effective.

Aside from the various things that are required when undergoing the HCG diet, it should be known that the injections that are done totally work although a lot of experts still cannot explain how the injection works and helps.

The dosages of the injections are all different depending on the person who would need it. There are different things that may be considered:

  • Age – it will play a huge role on how strong the dosage is going to be.
  • Weight – There would be a different dosage for people who are overweight, for people who are obese and those who just want to lose a little bit more weight.

Some experts are saying that it is not the injections that are making people lose weight but the diet itself like the food that would have to be eaten and such but it is through the injections that the body changes the way it looks at weight loss. Most of the time, it can be very hard for people to lose weight especially if their metabolism is slow. With the use of injections, losing weight will be easier to do coupled with the very low calorie diet.

HCG injections actually help in making people’s appetite go away. This means that people who are undergoing this diet will not even realize that they are hungry. HCG also promotes the growth of hormones for women. Since one of the main reasons why women gain weight is because of hormonal imbalance, the appearance of more hormones in the body will make it easier for women to lose weight at the soonest possible time. This may just be the type of diet that people are searching for.

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