The HCG diet and Ketogenic are two completely different weight loss methods. The most noticeable difference is that the HGC Diet includes a daily shot of HCG hormone along with the calorie restriction.
The HCG Diet
The HCG diet was introduced in the 1950s by Dr. ATW Simeons. It’s a low-calorie, low-fat diet that requires the daily injection of HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) hormone. Along with the daily shot, you also reduce your calorie intake to at least 500 calories per day. Despite the restricted calorie intake, you do not feel hungry.
The HCG diet is:
The Ketogenic Diet
The Ketogenic diet was one of the top 10 weight loss programs googled in 2017. It has been around since the 1920s but until fairly recently; it was used as medical nutrition therapy for patients who did not respond to seizure medications.
What differs the Ketogenic diet from the HCG Diet is:
The powerful combination of high fat, moderate protein, and low-carb enables your body to undergo ketosis. Ketosis is the process wherein your body uses an alternative source of energy not coming from carbohydrates. Among the Ketogenic diet’s core foods include:
Which diet is right for you?
The HCG and Ketogenic diets are both effective in promoting faster weight loss. But which one suits you best depends on your priorities and lifestyle. The ketogenic diet is a lifestyle diet that can last for the rest of your life. While the HCG Diet is fat cleansing, and it only lasts for 23 to 46 days. After the HCG diet, you can move to another diet to maintain your weight for good, like intermittent fasting or a Ketogenic diet.