Losing weight can be a daunting task, especially when you have tried different diets and exercises without any noticeable results. However, there is hope for you with the HCG diet, a low-calorie diet that uses HCG hormone injections to reduce hunger cravings and promote fat loss. This diet is a popular weight loss program that has been in use for several decades, and many of our patients have achieved remarkable results by following it.
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What is the HCG Diet
The HCG diet, also known as the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin diet, was developed in the 1950s by British physician A.T.W. Simeons. He discovered that injecting the HCG hormone, which is produced in the placenta during pregnancy, into overweight patients helped them lose weight and reduce their appetite. The diet plan he developed included a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) and daily HCG injections.
Our team of experts at Pura Vida offers the HCG diet as a short-term weight loss solution for patients struggling with obesity.
How the HCG Diet Works
The HCG diet consists of two main phases: the loading phase and the low-calorie phase. During the loading phase, which lasts for two days, dieters are allowed to eat as much as they want to prepare their bodies for the low-calorie phase. During the low-calorie phase, participants consume a strict diet of 500-800 calories per day, consisting of protein, vegetables, and fruits.
HCG injections are administered daily during the low-calorie phase to help reduce hunger cravings and promote fat loss. The HCG hormone works by signaling the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that controls hunger, to release stored fat as energy. This helps dieters maintain their calorie intake while burning stored fat.
The low-calorie phase lasts for 3-6 weeks, depending on how much weight you want to lose. During this phase, dieters are restricted to specific foods, including white fish, chard, beet greens, grapefruit, and radishes. Carbs are limited to 20-40 grams per day, and fats and sugars are avoided. The HCG diet limits calorie intake to around 500-800 calories per day, which is significantly less than the average daily caloric intake of most people.
Benefits of the HCG Diet
Rapid weight loss: The HCG diet is designed to help you lose weight quickly, with many people reporting weight loss of up to 1 pound per day. This can be motivating and provide a sense of accomplishment, which can help you stick to the diet and achieve your weight loss goals.
Reduced hunger cravings: The HCG hormone injections are believed to reduce hunger cravings, making it easier for people to stick to a low-calorie diet without feeling hungry or deprived.
Improved body composition: The HCG diet promotes fat loss, which can improve body composition by reducing the amount of fat in the body and increasing lean muscle mass.
Improved metabolism: The HCG diet can help improve metabolism, making it easier for people to maintain their weight loss after the diet is over.
Improved overall health: Losing weight can have many health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Potential Risks of the HCG Diet
Some dieters may experience side effects while on the HCG diet, including fatigue, irritability, and irregular heartbeat. Our medical team at Pura Vida will educate you on the potential risks and side effects before starting your treatments.
Book a Consultation
Looking for a weight loss treatment that works? Pura Vida offers Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) diet plans that can help you achieve the results you desire. Pura Vida’s HCG diet plans are supervised by our team of board-certified physicians, so you can be sure you’re receiving quality care. Contact Pura Vida today to book your consultation and learn more about the HCG Diet can help you achieve your weight loss goals.