Losing weight with the HCG Diet without the HCG hormone is not really a great idea. Your diet will not likely be effective and you will likely experience unwanted results. In fact, surviving only on 500 calories a day without the hormone could be dangerous.
Very Low Calorie Diet Without HCG
A very low calorie diet is a diet where you restrict your body from eating less than 800 calories a day. A lot of dieters have tried losing weight by restricting their calorie intake. Some of which are successful but at the expense of their health. You have to keep in mind that restricting your calorie intake too severely without any weight loss aid such as the human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG can be very dangerous.
Here’s what happens to your body on a very low calorie diet without the HCG:
- You constantly feel hungry: Your body’s response to low-calorie intake is to look for food. When you cut back on calories you are naturally going to fend off cravings all day. Not only that but it’s also not going to help you lose weight. It might even work against you.
- Your body’s metabolism will be decreased by 30%: Fewer calorie intakes can cause your metabolism to slow down. The number of calories your body will burn decreases by 23% but this lower metabolism can persist even after your diet. This explains why many dieters regained their weight back once they go off their calorie-restricted diet.
- Loss of muscle mass: Loss of muscle mass happens when your metabolism slows down due to a restricted-calorie diet. Your body begins seeking out new means of acquiring energy by harvesting the muscle tissue instead of the food source. With the hormone in your system, your body will utilize the stored fats as a source of fuel rather than burning your muscle mass.
- Energy drop resulting in fatigue: When your body is in an extreme calorie reduction diet your energy drops which will result in fatigue. Your body and brain need calories to function properly but when you cut them low, it will be harder for you to keep your focus.
- Bone loss from calorie reduction: Weight loss as a result of very low calorie restriction sometimes goes hand in hand with bone loss. When you are on a restricted-calorie diet often don’t get enough calcium and vitamins necessary your bones healthy.
- Headache: One unwanted side effect of a very low calorie intake is a headache. Just like with fatigue, headache is caused by low blood sugar supply in your bloodstream.
- Lower your immune system: Restricting your calorie intake may lower your immune system. As a result, you are more at risk of infections and illnesses. A lower immune system is due to nutrient deficiencies from a restricted-calorie diet. When you are not eating enough, you don’t get enough nutrients to sustain your body cells. With the HCG diet, you follow a specific meal plan with a specific set of foods on each phase. This diet will assure that you will obtain a sufficient amount of important vitamins and minerals needed to keep your body cells functioning.
The benefits of HCG injection
The use of HCG injection during the very low calorie phase of the HCG Diet has proven to make the diet more tolerable by helping your body metabolize stored fats faster. Leaving the hormones out may not make the diet effective and may lead to undesirable effects. Below are some of the benefits you can get out from the HCG injection:
- The HCG will help your body metabolize abnormal fat faster: The hormone specifically targets the stored fats and helps your body focus on metabolizing the stored fats as a main source of fuel. Without the hormone, your body will burn muscle tissue rather than abnormal fats. The hormone will also make your diet much tolerable because the hormone will help your body break down fats more efficiently.
- The HCG reduces your hunger symptoms: Hunger symptoms are dramatically reduced when there is HCG in your system. The HCG allows the hypothalamus of your brain easier access to control the breakdown of stored fats on your hips, thigh, arms and abdomen. The unwanted fats in these locations will be your body’s main source of fuel. As a result, you won’t feel hunger pains and fatigue. Many HCG dieters were able to complete multiple rounds without hunger symptoms and were able to lose the maximum amount of weight on each round.
- Increased energy and metabolic function: Cutting back on calorie along with injecting the hormone will result in increased energy and metabolic function. This happens because your body will release adipose fats and will turn it into a valuable source of energy. Because of the adipose fats, your body will speed up your metabolic rate.
- Healthy weight reduction and preserved muscle mass: You’ll be able to shed pounds on all the right places on your body avoiding unbalanced reduction. The hormone will also preserve your muscle mass as your body utilizes the adipose fats as a main source of fuel instead of muscle tissue.
- You will look and feel great: One reason why you want to shed unwanted fats is to look and feel great. Its great news though; you can achieve it by using the HCG Diet. At the end of each round, you will not only look good but you’ll also feel great overall.