HCG is a natural hormone that aids in weight loss. It is another option in treating obesity without going through bypass surgery. The HCG works by suppressing your appetite and boosting metabolic functions during the low-calorie phase. The HCG will burn your unwanted body fats including the fats in the hard to reach areas of your body. It also converts the burned fats into an energy source to sustain your body during the VLCD.
How often do you do your HCG shot during the VLCD?
The HCG shot is done at the same time each day. You have to maintain this from day one of the gorging phases until the end of phase 2. The usual dose that HCG dieters have is from 120 to 150ius. Maintaining your HCG every day gives a greater chance of rapid weight loss. It can also curb hunger and preserves your muscle mass.
What time do you need to administer your HCG shots?
There is no strict compliance on when you will administer your injection. However, it is more recommended to be done in the morning. Have your injection after your weigh-ins or before you go out in your room. The reason why it is preferred in the morning is that you are still free from your hectic schedules. There is a tendency that you will miss a dose if you insert this during your daily routine or at work. You can also do this before going to bed at night if you are not a busy person.
Things that you need to consider while maintaining your HCG shots
- Storage– The storage of your HCG must not exceed 30 degrees Celsius or 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also better to store the HCG in the refrigerator. The HCG must stay viable and ready to use to avoid missed doses. Keep this away from the reach of children and pets.
- Timing- Having your HCG shots at the same time each day gives a greater result. It can help you avoid a missed dose or overdose. Make sure to maintain proper intervals per injection. Pick a set time in the morning or at night. You can also set a reminder on your phone, computer, or anywhere that is visible to avoid missed doses.
- Missing dosage– Avoid double dosing to make up your missed HCG dose. Your dosage must be in a 24-hour interval to avoid occurrences of hunger. The HCG remains in your system for 72 hours so you do not have to worry too much about missing a single-dose. Do not go on 24 hours without your HCG shot.
Maintain the low-calorie intake when you are having your HCG shots. The VLCD helps the HCG in burning your body fats. The HCG will successfully reset your metabolism and reduce your hunger. The VLCD will assist the HCG in getting the important nutrients needed for weight loss. Take note that you cannot do Phase 2 without the HCG in your system. The HCG will help in energy supplication during the rapid fat burning.