How Does HCG Help You Lose Weight?
Taking HCG causes your body to think it’s pregnant. When this happens, your body will continue to search for a source of energy to feed the fetus. But because you’re consuming so few calories, and no carbs, that source of energy will come from stored fat.
Data from an HCG study conducted by Dr. Sheri L. Emma made it’s way onto the Dr. Oz show in 2012. In Emma’s study, women who supplemented with HCG saw rapid weight loss, but with less lean muscle loss than those in the placebo group.
For HCG diets to be successful, there are two key points to keep in mind. First, you need to get HCG injections. Don’t be fooled by sprays, pills, or drops. These may help a little, but to experience real weight loss, you’ll need HCG injections from a reputable doctor who can monitor your progress.
Secondly, you need to follow the special HCG diet. It’s very restrictive, as 500 calories a day isn’t very much fuel for your body. But it’s precisely this calorie restriction that allows for the HCG to help pull fat from areas it’s currently stored in your body.
The beauty of the HCG diet is how fast it works. But in order to shed pounds quickly, you’ll need to follow those two key points.
According to Dr. Simeons, giving patients HCG along with the 500 calorie diet was better for weight loss than just the diet. He claimed that his technique achieved fast weight loss without people being hungry. This he said was because HCG suppressed appetite and enhanced people’s moods.
In one six-week study involving 40 overweight women, those receiving 125 units of HCG along with calorie restriction lost more weight than those women who took a placebo.
HCG injections will also help to reset the hypothalmus gland, which is responsible for fat distribution and storage throughout your body. Overweight individuals tend to have ill-functioning glands, which creates an environment where more fat is stored. HCG will help prevent that from happening.