The US is one of the fast tracks on having the most population that is overweight and obese. This health issue has already stretched out the health care system to find a solution to this. Obesity is hard to treat especially when you have easy access to foods and other causes of weight gain. This is just one of the major health concerns aside from this recent pandemic.
The HCG diet
The HCG diet is good news to your weight loss struggles. The HCG has been used for how many years to treat obesity and weight gain. This is a hormone found in pregnant women. The HCG diet program is consisting of a very low-calorie diet. The VLCD is done along with the daily dose of HCG for treatment. During 23 to 43 days you regularly inject the desired amount of HCG to your body.
Can you do VLCD alone during the second phase of the HCG diet?
Take note that the VLCD alone does not cause weight loss. It will just help the HCG to modify your eating behavior and other habits. The HCG mobilizes the stored fats in various parts of your body including the hard to reach areas. It regulates your body’s metabolic functions during the low-calorie intake. This means that if you feel zero hunger or you do not lack energy the HCG is working well.
How does the HCG work in treating obesity and weight gain?
- It improves your metabolic function- Most diet programs leads to extreme hunger and irregular metabolic rate. It can also make your body go to starvation mode. The HCG works the opposite way. As soon as it is in your system it will directly work in improving your metabolic functions.
- Increases energy- Other diet regimen makes you suffer from loss of energy, fatigue, weakness, exhaustion, and irritability. But, the HCG will increase your energy even if you are only eating fewer calories. This is because the HCG will burn your body fats and convert it into energy.
- Lower Cholesterol levels– HCG along with the VLCD can lower the cholesterol in your body. The food choices that you can eat during the VLCD can help in lowering the cholesterol levels. It also lowers your risk of weight-related diseases that are caused by obesity.
- Preserve muscle integrity- The HCG only burns your body fats but leaves your muscle behind. Unlike other weight-loss regimens, the HCG only focuses on fat burning. It preserves your muscle mass while busy releasing stored fats. This is important for healthy bone and muscle building.
Healthy tips during the VLCD of the HCG diet
- Maintain your HCG shot at the same time each day. Weigh yourself every morning as soon as you get up
- Avoid adding sugar to your coffee and tea. Avoid sugar, carbs, fats, oil, and preservatives
- Load more on fruits, vegetables, and lean meat. Weigh the lean protein raw and trim the visible fats before cooking
- Avoid mixing your foods especially the vegetables. You are also not allowed to eat dried fruits.