By now I am sure you have heard in some form or fashion of the HCG diet craze. If done appropriately and supervised under a medical professional, this treatment can be highly effective and produce satisfactory results. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is naturally made in the body during pregnancy. The injection of this hormone is used to pull out the abnormal fat and saturate the blood stream in order to fuel the body. As I am sure you have heard, there is a strict 500 calorie diet that must be followed. I know what you are thinking; there is no way that I can survive on so few calories. Let me ease your mind, since the HCG is pulling the abnormal fat and making it readily available for the body to use as fuel, you do not need as many calories to satisfy your hunger!
Dr. Wright’s tips
Your body produces 3 types of fat; structural, which protects things like your kidneys, bones in your feet, and coronary arteries. You also have a normal reserve of fat that your body can use to draw from when your nutritional intake is not adequate and your body needs energy. The last type of fat is the abnormal fat. This is the stubborn fat that is locked away and is not easily accessed. Usually we store this fat in our lower abdomen and hips. This is where the HCG hormone comes into play. At our clinic we use the HGG injection because it is the quickest and most effective way for the body to absorb the hormone. It is very important that when you are starting this diet that you are under medical supervision. A few lab tests, a proper medical history, with goals and expectations documented and assessed. There are several forms of HCG that are available over the internet but you cannot guarantee what is in those compounds and where exactly the HCG is coming from. HCG has not been approved by the FDA for weight loss. Be safe and seek out a doctor.