The HCG diet is a very popular weight loss plan that involves following a low-calorie diet and administering the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). This hormone is typically taken in the form of daily injections or drops. The goal of this specific program is to help you quickly and safely lose excess body fat while maintaining muscle tone. With close supervision from Dr. Fiona Wright of Skin MD and Beyond, many patients in the area of Plano, TX, can use this method to achieve their goals.
What Are the Essential Elements of the HCG Diet?
The HCG diet protocol consists of three parts: a very low-calorie meal plan, regular doses of HCG, and an exercise regimen. On the meal plan, you will be consuming 500-800 calories per day for eight weeks at a minimum. Your meals should consist primarily of lean proteins such as fish, chicken, and tofu, along with fruits and vegetables. You should also limit your intake of fats, sugars, and starches.
The daily dose of HCG helps to reduce your appetite while also helping to break down fat stores in the body. The exercise regimen should be tailored to your individual needs and goals but should include both cardio and strength training exercises.
By following this plan, you can expect to lose at least a pound or two per day for a total of 20-25 pounds over the 8-week period. You may experience improved energy levels and reduced cravings for unhealthy foods. It is critical to note that the results will vary from person to person, so it is always best to speak with a qualified healthcare professional such as Dr. Fiona Wright of Skin MD and Beyond before starting any new diet or fitness program.
Am I a Good Candidate for the HCG Diet?
During your first visit with Dr. Fiona Wright, you can learn more about this type of diet and whether or not it can help you in achieving your weight loss goals in an effective and healthy manner. If you are interested in learning more about it, call the office at 972-608-0808 to request an appointment at Skin MD and Beyond.