HCG is a pregnancy hormone that is responsible for mobilizing fats for the mother and fetus’ energy. The function of this hormone is followed by Dr. Simeons to create a weight loss aid. Using the HCG for weight loss can help you with your very low-calorie diet. The HCG will help you lose a pound every week which not every weight loss regimen can do.
During the HCG diet, you can only eat 500 calories per day as you are taking your HCG shots. Eating fewer calories per day can lower your energy levels or may result in muscle loss. When you do the VLCD alone, you cannot lose a significant amount of weight. It is when the role of HCG comes in during your diet.
How does HCG help you with your diet?
Weight gain and obesity are associated with an increase in blood sugar levels. The HCG allows you to lose weight and stabilize your blood sugar levels. It controls carbs, lipid, and protein metabolism. It suppresses your appetite and promotes rapid weight loss. You can cut down your calorie intake without feeling any hunger pain or cravings.
During the HCG diet, your body will start to adapt to the changes. The HCG helps in utilizing sources of energy so that your body can function well. The HCG protects your muscle mass as it reaches and burns stubborn fats from all areas of your body. The HCG diet helps you shift to a healthy lifestyle and new food choices.
Is 500 calories per day enough for your body?
Yes, 500 calories per day are never too low with your HCG shots. With intact fat reserves, your body can burn extra fats to produce energy and continue the biological process. The nutrients you get from the foods that make up the 500 calories are enough to sustain your body. You may be lowering your intake of calories per day but you do not deprive your body of getting the nutrients it needs.
Things you should do during the HCG diet
- To allow the HCG to work you have to avoid processed foods
- Opt for healthy, organic, and fresh food choices
- Cook your meals at home to avoid harmful food ingredients
- Do not eat deep-fried foods or foods that contain oil and fats
- Deal with stress without involving foods
- During the HCG diet, you should restrain from an intense physical workout
- During the HCG diet, you should always weigh your food before cooking
- Track your weight and take your HCG shots every morning as soon as you get up
What are the side effects of HCG on your diet?
HCG has no specific dangerous effects on your body. It is natural and healthy which gives you a safe weight loss. There are cases that you can feel slight headache, hunger, or fatigue in the first few days of Phase 2. However, you have to worry less for it is normal. It will be gone as soon as the HCG spreads in your system and starts burning fats. Talk to your doctor before starting your HCG diet for safe weight loss.