HCG is a hormone pregnant women’s bodies release to enable them to store fat while carrying a baby, releasing necessary calories as needed. HCG is an efficient fat burner, making it an excellent weight-loss tool. The body naturally produces this hormone to ensure it has sufficient calories to remain healthy during limited intake. It accomplishes this by regulating the metabolism, the secret to losing weight on the HCG diet plan.
To lose weight with HCG, you must receive the correct dosage. Only medical professionals with a working knowledge of body chemistry and anatomy should administer this program. We need to get a medical clearance from your primary care physician or internist before giving you the hormone. The HCG diet initially includes foods with higher fat levels while you take extra care of your body. The second phase sees a significant tapering of food intake to allow the most substantial weight loss to occur.
While you can take HCG orally via drops, injections have been clinically proven to be more effective.
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What Foods to Eat with the HCG Program
For the program to be successful, you should consume the right amount of select food groups daily. The different types of foods include:
White fish and 99% fat-free beef, crab, chicken, lobster, and shrimp are excellent protein choices.
- Cottage cheese
- One egg or three egg whites
- Tuna packed in water
- Low-fat canned salmon
- Ahi tuna
- 200 grams of Greek yogurt
- Ground turkey or chicken
All proteins must be fat-free.
We recommend one of the following:
- Half a grapefruit
- Handful of strawberries
- Half a peach or pear
- Half-cup of blueberries or blackberries
- Two apricots
- Unsweetened cranberries
- Beet greens
- Green beans
- Shiitake or button mushrooms
- Yellow squash or zucchini
- Bell peppers
These may include the following:
- One thin, crispy Italian breadstick
- One melba toast without oil
- One-quarter of a gluten-free smart bun
- Two pieces of stoned wheat thins
- One wasa cracker
Write down your weight each morning to track your progress. As you review your weight daily, you should get motivated by your weight loss, making it easier to adhere to the diet. Don’t weigh yourself more than once daily because your results will be inconsistent.
The correct HCG dosage is critical to remain on a diet without consistent hunger. An insufficient dosage may tempt you to break the diet due to overwhelming food cravings.
HCG Program Phases
The initial stage, commonly called the loading phase, lasts two days. You can consume anything you like in the first phase of taking HCG. Many patients eat plenty of fat to reduce the shock to their bodies before decreasing calorie consumption. You shouldn’t concern yourself with weight gain during this phase. You will lose plenty during the next stage.
During this phase, you will experience significant weight loss by consuming only 500 calories per day. This amount may initially seem insufficient, but the HCG will trigger your body to use existing stored fat for energy throughout the day. You will burn 1,500 to 4,000 calories every day from your fat stores.
Your body will receive necessary nutrients from your select food intake, including limited amounts of proteins, fruits, vegetables, and carbohydrates. You will take in plenty of vitamins and fiber from the foods you eat.
Phase three is the transition phase. It is equally as critical as the second phase because you will maintain your metabolic function while adjusting to your new weight.
The transition phase starts the instant you finish your last day of dieting. You will remain in phase three for three weeks, gradually increasing your caloric intake, including three meals daily with snacks. It’s essential you consume only healthy foods with these meals and spread them out, so they last.
During phase three, you will consume:
- All meats
- Zero-lactose milk and other dairy products
Avoid starchy foods like corn and potatoes. Too much starch will cause weight gain, as your body has yet to stabilize to the new diet.
Oils to include in your diet are extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and flaxseed oil. Avoid unhealthy oils like vegetable oil and shortening. Small amounts of butter are OK. You should experience zero weight gain during this phase.
Stage four is the lifetime maintenance phase. You can gradually introduce minimum amounts of sugar and starches. Also, healthy carbohydrates in moderation are OK. These may include whole grains, oats, and whole-wheat bread.
Avoid heavy starches and sugars found in potatoes, yams, and rice. You’ll also want to shun hydrogenated oils found in some canned goods and pastries, processed foods, and anything with large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup. Steer clear of fast foods, which are high in sodium, unhealthy fats, sugars, and unnecessary filler ingredients.
If you finish the first HCG course without attaining your weight loss goal, begin your second cycle after waiting two to four weeks. Some patients have lost more than 150 pounds by cycling through our HCG program multiple times.
Additional benefits to help you lose weight with HCG include:
- Increased metabolism and elevated testosterone
- Naturally higher energy levels
- A stronger and slimmer body
- Fewer food cravings
- A redistribution of fat
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