Have you tried numerous diet programs over the years, but failed to reach or maintain your weight loss goals? If so, the HCG diet, under the supervision of your practitioner at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness in Hollywood, Florida, could offer the solutions you hope for. This weight loss approach combines a low-calorie daily diet and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) supplementation. If you’re curious about what the HCG diet can do for you, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or through the simple online tool.
Human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, is a hormone found in elevated levels during the first three months of a woman’s pregnancy. The hormone boosts production of estrogen and progesterone, both of which support healthy fetal development.
For those trying to lose weight, HCG helps boost metabolism and promote fat loss. Best of all, the hormone also works to control your hunger.
The HCG diet is a low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. It consists of three phases that you progress through as advised by your practitioner.
In the initial days, you consume a diet high in fat and calories. This is also when you begin HCG supplementation.
During the next phase, you restrict your caloric intake to around 500 calories each day. Two meals deliver a lean protein, a vegetable option, one piece of bread, and one serving of fruit. You should avoid additions like oil, butter, and sugar. Your beverages should consist of coffee, tea, and mineral water.
In the final, or maintenance phase, you end HCG supplementation. You gradually increase your caloric intake, but still avoid starches and sugar for at least three weeks as your body adjusts.
You’ll achieve impressive results during your first cycle of the HCG diet. Some men and women reach and maintain their goals after moving through the phases one time.
If you need to lose more weight after your initial cycle, you can repeat the HCG diet until you reach your weight loss goals. As you move through the process, your practitioner monitorS your weight loss and overall health to give you customized guidance.
Everyone’s body responds differently to the HCG diet. It’s possible that you might need to alter your caloric intake or incorporate other weight loss tools to help you reach your goal. Supporting optimal health and wellness is always at the center of every interaction with the Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness team.
To learn more about how this approach can help you start down a healthier path, schedule a consultation today. You can set up your visit online or by calling the office.