Diet Programs Associated with Hormone Replacement: The HCG Diet 23 Day & 40 Day Programs
HCG Diet is used as an adjunct to a ultra-low calories weight loss diet plan. HCG is the acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a substance produced in huge amounts by the placenta during pregnancy. A British physician, Dr Simeons, while studying pregnant woman in India on a calorie-deficient diet and obese boys with pituitary problems treated with low-dose HCG, discovered that both pregnant woman and overweight boys lost fat rather than lean (muscle) tissue. He postulated that HCG must be programming the hypothalamus to do this in the former case (pregnant women) in order to protect the developing fetus by promoting mobilization and consumption of abnormal, excessive adipose deposits.
The weight loss protocol recommended low dose daily HCG injections (125 units) in combination with a customized ultra-low-calorie (500 cal/day, high-protein, low-carbohydrate/ fat) diet to promote the loss of adipose tissue without loss of lean (muscle) tissue.
Research has shown that small daily doses of HCG coupled with a diet of only 500 calories daily, patient’s can lose an average of about one pound per day. The HCG protocol does not deplete normal fat stores, but uses “abnormal fat stores” as fuel. Furthermore, patients using HCG reported that their skin remained fresh and taut and gradually their figures became entirely normal. In addition, there have been few side effects from the daily administration of HCG.
During pregnancy the placenta takes the control of nearly all the mother’s metabolic functions, and in a certain sense acts like the hypophysis gland. HCG is one of the substances that regulated metabolism during pregnancy.
The reason why pregnant women don’t lose weight is that the HCG works to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calorie and fat. A starvation state must exist for HCG to work. For weight loss, we use a very low calorie diet to trigger HCG to help rid the body of fat.
It is important that Dr. Troell, the Masterpiece Aesthetics medical director, knowns your entire medical history, lab testing and elctrocardiogram results, so he can create the program that will be most likely to bring you success without taking any unnecessary medical risks.
Normally when we cut back our calories and fat, our bodies fat and our metabolisms slow down, in order to preserve a potentially life saving source of stored energy. However, with a very low calorie diet is employed along with HCG, the body is signaled to use the fat that is stored for energy or for elimination.
If one attempts a very low calorie diet without HCG, one can lose weight by simply eating fewer calories and fat, but because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose muscle and bone before fat. This causes cellular metabolism to slow down, so in the long run it would make gaining weight easier.
Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So, even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body is able to access the energy you have stored. Most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program. HCG does not interact with any medications and there are no side effects, including no change in a woman’s menstrual cycle.
With the HCG ultra-low calorie diet, one usually experiences:
- good mood
- no irritability
- no muscle weakness
- Look and feel fine
- Improved sleep
- Reduced body waist circumference
After taking HCG for weight loss, it often works to reprogram your body long-term to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for some period of time maintaining your weight. On average, patients lose around 20 to 25 pounds per month. Many times 5 to 10 pounds are lost in the first week. Most commonly, there is a large weight loss in the first month, then a plateau effect, followed by weight loss in a less dramatic fashion. Weight loss is achieved in stair-step fashion.
HCG 23 Day Diet
Patients on the 23 HCG diet typically lose 1 pound per day. Most patients will lose between 15 and 25 pounds on the 23 HCG diet. There has never been a better time to start a doctor supervised HCG diet plan. Patients will lose weight fast, get health and feel better.
- 1 Bottle of HCG (10,000 units)
- 30 AM Appetite Suppressants (Phenteramine) & Evening for cravings (Totamax)
- 6 Diet Shots (Fat Burner and B 12 Vitamin)
HCG 40 Day Diet
Patients on the HCG 40 Day diet can expect to lose between 25 to 45 pounds. Most patients lose 1 pound per day for the first 25 days and then 1/2 pound to a pound for days 25 to 43.
- 2 Bottles of HCG (20,000 units)
- 30 AM Appetite Suppressant (Phenteramine) & Evening for cravings (Totamax)
- 6 Diet Shots (Fat Burner & B 12 Vitamin)
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