Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone produced in women during pregnancy that helps them to breakdown body fat as energy for the fetus. Evidence indicates that this behavior of HCG allows a patient to engage in short-term, highly restrictive dieting without experiencing the metabolic downsides that often accompanies such large calorie deficits. By combining HcG daily shots with high calorie deficits, under the observation of a treating physician, one can safely lose drastic amounts of weight in a shortened period of time.
HCG Diet Program
The original HCG protocol for weight loss was developed by Dr. A. T. W Simeons of Salvador Mundi International Hospital, in Rome, Italy, in the late 1950’s and 60’s. Dr. Simeons realized that regularly timed small doses of HCG in the average person, both men and women, would have the same effect in mobilizing approximately 2000 calories worth of stored energy, or 1 lb of body fat, to make the fat available for use by the body.
The benefits of HCG
The HCG diet offers numerous benefits, which include rapid weight loss, reduced appetite, reset metabolism, relearned eating habits, and the prevention of obesity related health conditions. Women can benefit from the HCG diet as it helps them to regulate levels of estrogen. Body fat contains estrogen, and when body fat is lost, estrogen levels can also begin to decline. This is beneficial as it can help a woman’s body regulate and maintain a proper hormonal balance without the influence of excess body fat and stored estrogen causing undesirable side effects.
Men can also obtain a wide number of benefits from an HCG diet plan. Men’s bodies also store estrogen in body fat, which can suppress testosterone levels and reduce the ability to build muscle. When men lose significant amounts of weight, change their eating habits and participate in regular physical activity, they can improve the effectiveness of their metabolism and also help stimulate testosterone production.