The HCG Diet is very popular, and expect to hear a lot of pros and cons online, and elsewhere. There are many misconceptions, and misleading information. The purpose of this post is to educate people on what the HCG diet is really about, and what to expect out of the diet.
What people first hear about the Hcg diet are the words hormones and injections. That may sound scary, until you understand you don't have to do injections. And the hormone is natural to the body. You take such a small amount, that men can do this diet, as well as women. If you do not like taking shots, HCG oral drops are not only a great alternative, but also much cheaper.
What are the benefits?
Well, Dr Simeons wrote a book called Pounds and Inches for other doctors and he says that HCG causes a change in metabolism. He says it makes your body mobilize fat out of the fat storage locations. Weight loss comes from adipose tissue, not muscle. Contrary to what you may hear, Hcg does not strip the body of vitamins and minerals. If you follow the diet, you can keep the weight off!
How does the HCG diet work?
Generally you eat a meal of lean meat, chicken, fish, shrimp or lobster, one fruit and one vegetable, twice daily. (There are a few exceptions.) When you first start you can eat a big salad of all the vegetables, and next thing you know 2 weeks later you have lost 20 pounds. Find out more on what to eat while on the HCG diet.
What can you expect?
You will lose fast mostly in the waist and stomach. You'll reduce any fat pads like a double chin and love handles. You'll lose that inner knee and thigh fat with no sagging skin. The diet actually helps you do body contouring without exercise. Typically people lose 1-2 pounds per day on the HCG diet.