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According to a research there are around 2.1 billion obese people in the world, which has also proven to be life threatening as more than 3 million people die from obesity each year. What is even more alarming is the rapid increase the worldwide obesity rate that has tripled since the last 4 decades. Being overweight is also a major health issue; if not managed in time, it can also lead to obesity and all the complications that come with it. So, one should be fit and have a normal BMI, not just to look good but to stay healthy and active. But sometimes it isn’t as easy as it may sound. For some people, weight loss can prove to be quite an arduous feat, where healthy eating and workout just isn’t enough to make things work. It is rightfully recommended by all dietitians worldwide that weight loss should consist of 30% exercise and 70% diet. This means that your diet has a major role, why is why different diets came into existence. And we have decided to bring to you one of the most effective diets ever!
HCG Weightloss Q & A
WHAT IS HCG DIET?
The HCG diet is a weight loss program that combines a low-calorie diet with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections or drops. HCG is a hormone that is naturally produced during pregnancy and is believed to help maintain the pregnancy and regulate the mother's metabolism.
The idea behind the HCG diet is that the HCG injections help suppress appetite and help the body burn fat instead of muscle for energy.
It's important to note that the HCG diet is a medically-supervised program and should only be undertaken with the guidance of a healthcare professional. Additionally, anyone considering the HCG diet should thoroughly research the potential risks and benefits before beginning the program.
Our goal is to help you achieve your weight loss goals in a healthy and sustainable way.
Our HCG Program
Here at Ego Wellness we utilize Dr. Emma's HCG Protocol, which is a medically supervised weight loss program that combines a low-calorie diet with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections to help you lose weight quickly and safely.
Dr. Emma's HCG Protocol has been shown to be effective for both men and women, and can help you lose up to a pound a day. The program consists of three phases: the loading phase, the weight loss phase, and the maintenance phase.
During the loading phase, you'll eat a high-fat, high-calorie diet for two days while receiving your HCG injections. This loading phase helps prepare your body for the calorie restriction that comes in the next phase.
The weight loss phase is where the magic happens. You'll eat a very low-calorie diet while receiving HCG injections. The HCG injections help suppress hunger and maintain muscle mass, while the low-calorie diet helps you burn fat.
Finally, the maintenance phase is where you'll transition back to a normal diet. You'll gradually increase your caloric intake while still avoiding sugar and starches. During this phase, you'll continue to receive guidance and support from our medical team to help you maintain your weight loss.
The HCG Protocol is designed to help you not only lose weight, but also change your relationship with food and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Our medical team will work with you to create a personalized plan that fits your unique needs and goals. We'll provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the entire process to help you achieve lasting success.
Are you ready to start your weight loss journey with HCG? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.
HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT FASTER ON THE HCG DIET?
The low caloric intake already ensures caloric deficit which leads to HCG weight loss. This is further aided by the HCG hormone as it reduces hunger while taking care of muscle loss and treat other hormone imbalances. HCG weight loss is supported by redistribution of body fat from the stomach, thighs and hips. According to sources trusted by FDA, this diet can also fix abnormal eating habits and reset the body’s metabolism.
Here are some foods that are commonly allowed on the HCG diet:
Lean proteins: chicken breast, white fish, shrimp, crab, lean beef, and egg whites.
Non-starchy vegetables: spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, celery, and cauliflower.
Fruits: apples, oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, and blueberries.
Beverages: water, coffee, tea, and herbal tea.
It's important to note that the HCG diet typically restricts carbohydrates, fats, and sugars, and may require participants to eliminate certain foods from their diet altogether. The diet is typically divided into two main phases, with a very low-calorie diet of around 500-800 calories per day during the first phase, followed by a gradual increase in calories during the second phase.
While the HCG diet has been associated with weight loss, it is important to discuss any dietary changes with a healthcare professional before beginning the program to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you.
ADDITIONAL HCG DIET FOODS
Apart from the regular lunch and dinner foods, the HCG meal plan lets you have the juice of a single lemon every day. While making your meals you are allowed to utilize type of spice, vinegar and garlic but you cannot use butter, oil, or any type of dressing.
The diet permits you to drink water, tea and coffee in any quantity throughout the day. It is mostly recommended by dietitians to consume at least two liters of water every day.
Examples of HCG Meal Plans
As we have a specific number of calories allotted to us for this diet plan we present to you a variety of delicious recipes so that no one gets fed up with the diet and leave it halfway.
For lunch, you can have a piece of cooked/grilled chicken with apple chicken salad. The salad can include a chopped celery and apple, mixed with lemon juice, nutmeg, salt, cardamom and stevia to taste.
For dinner, you can try having roasted white fish paired along with pickles made from cucumbers, vinegar, salt, garlic and lemon juice, and salt.
If you are having a hard time coming up with recipes that bring an additional flavor to your meat and vegetables, you can try making HCG-friendly marinades and sauces.
A dressing sauce can be made by mixing fresh dill, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and Old Bay seasoning. Or you can also make your own mustard from mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, vinegar, ginger, water, stevia and lemon juice.
The HCG diet is an age-old diet that is extremely beneficial for weight loss and can definitely help those people who are having a very hard time in shedding those extra kgs.
HCG weight loss has been here for six decades and is widely acclaimed and supported by dietitians and doctors but it does come with some minor precautions and side effects like any beneficial medicine as well.
It can lead to fatigue, headache and nausea at times, especially if not followed carefully. It is also not advised to be followed by women who are pregnant as they are already producing the HCG hormone for their child and it is generally not advised for pregnant women to follow any diet at all.
Having said that, any diet you decide to follow should be done after a detailed discussion with your dietitian as they know your medical history and can prescribe what’s best suited for you according to your current condition.