The HCG Diet Plan
The HCG diet plan is a healthy, integrative, weight management system that allows overweight individuals to increase their metabolism, suppress their appetite, and lose unnecessary weight. However, the key to getting the most out of this effective and safe weight loss and weight management system is for individuals to work with professional health care providers.
At Patients Medical, we work closely with our clients through four phases to ensure the HCG diet is implemented correctly.
How Does HCG Work?
HCG is an acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is a hormone produced by pregnant women in order to help their bodies deliver appropriate nutrients to the developing fetus. One function of HCG is to help the body convert stored fat into nutrients, which regulates body fat.
When adult humans are exposed to HCG, in conjunction with a lower-than-normal caloric intake, the body is able to reset and develop a new relationship with food intake and fat storage. By the end of one 30-day cycle of the HCG diet, participants' bodies are significantly slimmed down, without losing any important lean muscle tissue. In fact, the average participant loses an average of one pound per day.
Is HCG Safe?
The HCG Diet is a 100% safe diet as long as it is done with proper medical supervision. The HCG diet is only unsafe when participants, or their advisers, are not adequately educated on how the diet should be undertaken. At Patients Medical, HCG dieters are carefully screened, given thorough physical examinations, and are monitored regularly to work with any complications that may arise.
Complications linked to the HCG diet are avoidable with proper hydration, fiber intake, and well-balanced diets. Once the diet is completed, individuals will be able to a return to a normal, balanced, caloric intake and enjoy the benefits of a reprogrammed body and mind.
What Exactly Is the HCG Diet Plan?
The diet plan consists of four phases:
- Phase 1: During this phase, participants will be carefully screened. There will be a thorough conversation about the root(s) of their weight problems, family medical history, a physical examination and lab work. Food sensitivities may also be identified. Food sensitivities are often the cause of excessive fat storage.
- Phase 2: HCG drops will be prescribed. These drops are used in conjunction with a personally customized 500-calorie diet which will be adhered to for 27 days.
- Phase 3: This is the maintenance phase. No HCG drops are used, although there are dietary restrictions. Patients are encouraged to evaluate their emotional and physical relationships with food and might be surprised to uncover latent food compulsions they were previously unaware of.
- Phase 4: In this last phase, individuals, and their doctor, will determine if another cycle of HCG would be beneficial. Or, if they have settled into their new "ideal weight," they can begin to move forward with their new life.
Other Health Benefits of the HCG Diet
Under careful medical supervision, many of our patients on the HCG Diet Plan have been able to stop taking their diabetes medication. As a result of losing weight on this diet, many patients will notice that their blood sugar will be drastically reduced if it was high prior to the diet. We have also noticed normalized blood pressure and total cholesterol blood work, as well as reported cases of increased energy and focus and better overall mood/outlook on life along with an improved sense of wellbeing.
Common Complications Associated with the HCG Diet Plan
There are complications that are associated with the diet. However, they can all be avoided if nutrition and hydration are adequately balanced. Complications may include:
- Gall stones
- Hair loss
- Leg cramps
- Changes in menstruation
- Weight loss plateaus
Each of these symptoms would indicate that an individual's diet and water intake need to be adjusted and a physician should be notified should these arise to help you regain balance.
Throughout the HCG Diet plan, clients gain a new relationship with food, a better understanding of the body's digestion and nutrient absorption processes, and a reprogrammed metabolic rate. This prevents the stereotypical "yo yo diet" effect that is a common frustration for many people trying to lose fat tissue and maintain their ideal body weight.
Adjunct Therapies That Can Help You on the HCG Diet Plan
The HCG Diet is complete on its own. However our physicians have found these adjunct therapies to be useful to many of our patients who have achieved great success in healthy weight loss on this diet. Consult your physician to find the best way to incorporate these therapies before, during or after using the HCG Diet.
Contact Patients Medical for more information about how the HCG Diet can safely eliminate the excesses in your life.
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