HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a â€śfail-safeâ€ť mechanism when energy is needed immediately. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of HCG to capitalize on this same mechanism. Using HCG in this way does not mimic pregnancy; in fact, it can be safely used by both men and women.
Although the HCG diet has been receiving a great deal of attention lately, it actually is not a new concept. In fact, the use of HCG as a diet aid was first discussed in a report that Dr. A.T.W. Simeons published in 1954. The report did gain some attention at that time, but it took several years before the use of HCG with dieting really started to catch on. Today, an increasing number of dieters are turning to HCG to help them lose those unwanted pounds.
Dr. Simeons noticed that his patients could drastically reduce their caloric intake without experiencing irritability, hunger pains, headaches, or weakness while also taking HCG. As Dr. Simeons continued his research, he found that an HCG injection did more than just help his patients lose weight. In fact, he found that the injections also helped to naturally reshape his patientâ€™s bodies even if they did not engage in exercise while on the diet. Dr. Simeons concluded that this was because the patients lost their fat tissue from adipose tissue accumulations, which made changes in the body shape more visible. What people were losing wasnâ€™t simply weight, but fat, a particular kind of fat. We generally think of fat as just â€śfat,â€ť but in fact there are three distinct kinds of fat, two of which we need, and one we donâ€™t. If youâ€™ve tried dieting, perhaps diet after diet, and found that the weight comes back, itâ€™s because diets often canâ€™t rid us of the one kind of fat that most needs to be eliminated.
Of the three kinds of fat, structural fat is essential because it cushions our organs. Then thereâ€™s the kind of fat that gives us a reserve of energy, fueling the body between meals. But a third kind of fat-the unsightly fat that ruins our appearance-is totally unhealthy. This unwanted fat is not only unhealthy, it just happens to be almost impossible to lose. It can be mobilized only in times of starvation and pregnancy.
In a non-pregnant state, HCG as a weight-loss aid, helps reduce the craving for food by making stored fat available for metabolism, thus aiding in the ability to adhere to a rigid diet program. HCG accesses unnecessary fat stored in the body just as it does in early pregnancy. Abnormal fat deposits disappear; the double chin, potbelly and fat around hips and thighs are the first to go. HCG does not deplete subcutaneous or other essential fat.
Thanks to the advancements in alternative medicine, naturopathy and homeopathy, it is now possible to avoid the expensive costs, painful experiences and severe side effects associated with taking HCG injections. With the introduction of safe and effective HCG homeopathic drops, you donâ€™t need to take HCG shots or injections on daily or weekly basis and yet you can lose weight with even greater speed.
Most HCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 lbs a day if they take HCG diet along with recommended HCG drops. At the very least, 0.5 pound a day, and at the most, 3 + lbs a day can be easily achieved. However, 1 lb is generally lost in the first day.
Factors that help promote faster weight loss include adding/increasing vegetable intake and mixing salad with each meal. Fiber intake is extremely important, as is water intake.
HCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the HCG diet (and drops) comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, HCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual. However, to ensure smooth, consistent and safe response, it is critical that you choose only the recommended and pure HCG drops. Ideally, these drops should not only be affordable but free from any side effects as well.