HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin , a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls a woman’s metabolic functions. Research suggests that small doses of HCG trigger receptors in the brain that help regularly the pituitary gland increasing metabolism similar to that of a pregnant female. Generally, HCG used in the diet protocols is synthetic.
HOW DOES HCG WORK?
Most calorie counters know that one pound of fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories. Jogging one mile burns about 100 calories. If you’re 50 pounds overweight, you would need to jog from San Francisco to Dallas (1,750 miles) to mathematically burn 50 pounds. However, if weight were lost that easily, many more Americans would be jogging from coast to coast. Many Americans work out regularly and burn the calories but can’t seem to lose the weight. The reason why? They are burning the wrong calories.
Patients on an HCG program can lose about up to one pound per day. Because the HCG hormone makes the abnormal fat available, the body begins living off the fat – the fat provides a source of energy, just as food does. Patients are instructed to reduce food to 500 calories per day; however, hunger is not noticed because 2,000 to 3,500 additional calories are consumed each day by the body. As a result, patients lose on average one pound per day while using the HCG hormone.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE?
Most HCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 pounds a day – at the very least, a half-pound a day, and at the most, 3-4 pounds a day. 1 pound is generally lost in the first day. Factors that guarantee faster weight loss include adding/increasing vegetable intake and mixing salad with each meal. Fiber intake is extremely important, as is 64 fluid ounces of water