HCG Weight Loss Treatments in Fremont, CA.
Research reports there may be more than two billion people in the world who qualify as obese. Obesity is, unfortunately, a serious health condition and can be life-threatening. In fact, more than 3 million people die from obesity every year. Even more alarmingly, the worldwide rate of obesity has tripled in the last 4 decades. If left untreated and unmanaged, obesity can lead to other complications with time.
To stay healthy, you should strive to be physically fit and keep your BMI (body mass index) in check. This may be easier said than done, however. Weight loss can be a difficult, sometimes Herculean task, and eating healthy and working out sometimes are not enough to impact weight significantly.
Dietitians suggest that weight loss should consist of 30% exercise and 70% diet. This means that diet plays a higher role than most people might suspect, and the diets you choose can be what makes or breaks your weight loss plan. Fortunately, our clinic offers one of the most effective diets of all time.
First developed in the 1950s by Dr. Albert Simeons, the HCG diet is one of the most trusted diets across the globe. Unsurprisingly, this diet involves the use of something called HCG – HCG, also known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone is a naturally occurring hormone in pregnant women that aids in the growth and development of the fetus.
In simple terms, the HCG Diet is a caloric deficit diet which consists of a low-calorie diet of about 500 calories a day and the administration of the HCG hormone.
The HCG hormone is usually administered via injection, but there are other ways to ingest it now such as pellets, sprays, and drops that have been introduced. HCG injection is the most effective method of administration, but HCG drops are becoming increasingly popular because of their convenience.
How to Lose Weight Faster on the HCG Diet
The primary driver of HCG weight loss is the lowered caloric intake, which guarantees caloric deficit. The HCG hormone reduces hunger and also takes of hormonal imbalances and muscle loss. Weight loss is then further supported by redistribution of body fat from the stomach, thighs, and hips. This diet may also fix abnormal eating habits and reset the body?s metabolism according to some research.
HCG Diet Protocol
Also referred to as the detox phase. This step is not necessarily required, but a good cleanse may be important to get your body ready for the diet phase. This may include adopting healthier eating habits such as elimination of processed foods from your diet.
The first two days of Phase One, fat and caloric intake is increased – you focus solely on high fat foods. During this time, you will also take the HCG hormone.
The objective of Phase One is to hinder the body?s natural fat storage. The HCG hormone will stop the accumulation of fat in your body and start the lipid mobilization process.
Phase Two begins on the third day. This is when you will start with the routine of 500 calories per day, and the HCG administration continues.
This phase can be difficult for some patients because the duration of the phase is directly dependent on the amount of weight you plan to lose. The specific dosage of HCG ranges, but it should be carefully administered after consulting with your dietitian and doctor.?
After taking the HCG, you must remain on the 500-calorie diet for three days.
Phase Three lasts from three to four weeks. During Phase Three, you must maintain your weight. To do this, you can add in some dietary variations like cutting sugars and starches. It is recommended that you also avoid milk and foods high in fat.
After a period of 23 days, you then either shift into a new round of HCG intake or the last phase of the diet.
In Phase Four, the focus is on maintaining your weight. You must consume around 1500 to 2000 calories a day. Your dietitian can assist you in determining the ideal intake level. It is important that you focus on eating clean, healthy, and unprocessed foods.
HCG Diet Plan
The primary focus of the HCG diet plan is the 500-calorie intake. The drastic decrease of daily caloric intake guarantees rapid weight loss. According to Dr. Simeons? original guideline, this includes two meals a day.
You can have as many cups of tea or coffee as you want for breakfast. You can sweeten your beverage with either stevia or saccharin and a single tablespoon of milk.
Lunch and Dinner
You can eat lunch and dinner at their regular times, and you can pick what you want from a specific list of food as long as you stick to the plan of 500 calories a day.
You can have one 100-gram serving of meat, which includes chicken breast, veal, lobster, shrimp, crab, beef, or fresh white fish. Any visible fat must be removed before you cook the meat. The 100 grams is the raw weight of the meat, excluding any fat.
One vegetable can be chosen from the following list: asparagus, green salad, celery, cabbage, spinach, chard, chicory, red radishes, beet-greens, cucumbers, fennel, tomatoes, and onions.
You can also have a single breadstick or Melba toast. You can select one fruit including an apple, a handful of strawberries, half a grapefruit, or an orange.
The breadstick or fruit can also be eaten as a small snack in between meals.
Additional HCG Diet Foods
Apart from the lunch and dinner choices, you can also have the juice of a single lemon each day. When preparing your meals, you can use any spice you want, as well as vinegar and garlic, but you cannot use butter, oil, or any type of dressing. You are allowed to drink water, tea, and coffee in any quantity you wish throughout the day. In fact, dietitians recommend you consume at least two liters of water every day.
Examples of HCG Meal Plans
Because HCG diet demands a specific caloric intake, we have prepared a variety of recipes to keep you well-fed.
For lunch, we recommend a piece of cooked/grilled chicken with apple chicken salad. The salad may also include chopped celery and apple, mixed with lemon juice, nutmeg, salt, cardamom, and stevia to taste.
An excellent choice for dinner is roasted white fish along with pickles made from cucumbers, vinegar, salt, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.
You should also look at HCG-friendly marinades and sauces. You can make dressing out of fresh dill, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and Old Bay seasoning. You can also make your own mustard from mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, vinegar, ginger, water, stevia, and lemon juice.
You may experience fatigue, headaches, and nausea. If you are pregnant, HCG weight loss is not recommended because you are already producing HCG hormones.
Any diet you follow, including the HCG Diet, should be followed after a detailed discussion with your doctor and dietitian.