If you are a person looking for ways on how to drop some extra weight fast, then you have probably heard of the HCG diet. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a protein-based hormone existent at extraordinary levels in early pregnancy. It fuels other important pregnancy hormones such as progesterone and estrogen – hence, inducing the signs of pregnancy and allowing the woman’s body to acknowledge that it is pregnant.
HCG, as a weight-loss aid for people (who are not pregnant), was first proposed by Albert Simeons, a British doctor; in 1954. He established that around 2000 to 3000 calories of stored fat are transferred by HCG into the bloodstream daily, where it becomes accessible for metabolism; with these supplementary nutrients in the bloodstream, a person can efficaciously stay on a very low-calorie diet without undergoing extreme fatigue, weakness, or hunger. The two key components of his diet were:
- An ultra-low-calorie regime of around 500 calories every day.
- The HCG hormone given via injections.
At present, the most popular type of HCG diet has evolved into a very complex, step-by-step process; which includes oral drops accompanied with a detailed manual on its proper usage. Note that the HCG diet has been studied and clinically prescribed by Dr. Simeons for over 30 years and has been reported to show no adverse side effects during the period of extensive testing. He declared that it was entirely safe for both men and women to be used and practiced.
You must plan accordingly when you decide to start your HCG diet. According to Dr. Simeons, menstruating women should start the HCG diet program the first day after the period ends or at least 10 days before the period, because weight loss often slows down during periods. Also if you need to have a fibroid treatment Singapore if there’s any effect in your body you must check first.
The HCG diet program lasts anywhere between 18 and 48 days, depending on how much weight you want to lose. Based on the ‘Intermountain HCG Diet program’, the four phases of the program with their corresponding details are as follows:
- Loading Phase (2 days).
- Core Phase (13-43 days)
- Transition Phase (3 days)
- Maintenance Phase (21 days
Bear in mind that engaging into this diet program is at your own