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%european%wellnessWhat is hCG?

hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy.  During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman's metabolic functions.  Generally, the hCG used in the diet protocols, is synthetic. 

How much weight will I lose with the hCG diet?

Most hCG dieters report a loss of 1/2 to 3/4 lbs per day. Many lose up to 1 lb. per day and a few lose more. Females should expect to lose 20 to 30 lbs. during the 40 day program. Men typically may lose 30 to 40 lbs. during the 40 day program.  Water intake is very important during the duration of the program.

What preparations are required for HCG diet shots?

Prior to treatment, we will request blood tests and perform a general health assessment.

Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with hCG shots?

hCG weight lost comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, hCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual.

Why the 500 calorie diet – VLCD (very low calorie diet)?

hCG diet shots cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it's available for use. While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is your body using thousands of calories of fat from your body each day, the reason hCG dieters lose 1 to 2 lbs of fat or more, per day.

Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?

It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week, you will find even very tiny servings, to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released. It is common that hCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that 500 calorie limit!

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