The human body is not designed to survive on such a very low calorie diet. When you try to lose weight quickly by cutting back on your calorie intake, your body will react by entering into a starvation mode. Your body will burn fewer calories to protect its fat storage. If you use the starvation diet when trying to achieve a faster weight loss, your body will only burn muscle mass first rather than abnormal fat. You will end up having a higher body fat ratio than before you start dieting because your muscle has been consumed and replaced with fat. However, this is not the case with the HCG Diet-a combination of a very low calorie diet with HCG injections.
Here’s what you need to know about the HCG Diet
The HCG diet is consists of a low calorie intake but with a human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG helper to help you lose weight faster. The use of HCG injection in the HCG Diet first came into use as a weight loss aid in the early 1950s. It was designed by a British physician in conjunction with a very low calorie diet. The human chorionic gonadotropin is produced in the placenta during pregnancy women. The HCG plays several roles in the fetal cycle and as s fertility support when given at a very high dose.
Can I lose just as much weight without the HCG?
Medical experts indicate that the use of HCG without a strict diet restriction won’t give you the same result as you want. You won’t either be getting the result that you want when you do the very low calorie diet without the HCG in your system.
From the book Pounds and Inches, Dr. Simeon said “What so many investigators seem to overlook is that HCG as such has no weight-reducing action whatsoever, nor has this ever been claimed to be the case. In fact, those quite exceptional patients who have the willpower to stay on a 500 calorie diet for forty days without HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) often lose more weight than those who are receiving it, but they look drawn and haggard and regain their weight rapidly as soon as they stop dieting, because they have depleted normal fat reserves. The function of HCG is exclusively to make drastic reduction over a short period of time safe, comfortable and entirely confined to abnormal fat deposits.”
Here is the total explanation of his passage if you don’t want to read it over and over again. You will surely lose weight in both however, the difference between the very calorie diet with and without the hormone is that:
Very low calorie diet WITH HCG
Very low calorie diet WITHOUT HCG
It’s not really a good idea to try doing the HCG diet without the hormone. It’s not effective and you are more likely to experience many symptoms. On a recent large study conducted, dieters on a very low calorie diet without the hormone experiences:
The HCG injection is proven to help your body metabolize fat faster and to make the low calorie diet more tolerable. Injecting the hormone is a very important part of the diet that cannot be left out without consequences. Here’s how the HCG hormone helps you lose weight faster:
What’s the bottom line?