It's no secret that the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) diet has been a highly controversial topic in the past. This was primarily based on the variety of misconceptions that surround this diet being spread through the internet and other media outlets.
However, the HCG diet is quickly growing to be known as an effective hormone therapy diet, supported by several highly respected medical professionals, including Dr. Oz and Doctor Emma Sharon.
Let's debunk a few of the myths and misunderstandings of the HCG diet.
Myth #1: "HCG doesn't really do anything. It's the diet that makes you lose weight."
The HCG hormone does a lot for the body. HCG stimulates the follicles of muscle cells and enhances the body's natural hormone cycle. While it's true that the diet is what makes you lose weight, HCG changes HOW your body loses the weight and keeps your body from going into "diet mode." Compared to other diets that trigger your body to use muscle mass as fuel and keep it in "starvation mode," the HCG hormone stimulates your body's natural metabolic cycle to run continuously by maintaining muscle mass.
Myth #2: "Too many side effects from HCG to be worth it."
Every diet comes with some risk for side effects. If performed correctly, there are very few side effects from using HCG for weight loss. Some reported side effects include light-headedness, mild headaches, irritability, constipation, and hair loss (similar to amounts lost when pregnant).
Myth #3: "HCG hormone injections are too dangerous."
While anything you're injecting into your body can be dangerous, HCG injections are done with minimal risk involved. The HCG injections paired with a low-calorie diet work to reset your metabolism, helping you lose as much as a pound a day without feeling hungry or weak.
Myth #4: "The HCG diet is not natural or healthy."
The HCG diet is based on a natural hormone that is synthesized within the human body. The HCG hormone is created by the body to nourish and protect the fetus by taking stored fat reserves and transforming them into nutrition for the placenta. The HCG diet mobilizes your fat cells and converts them into natural energy.
Myth #5: "HCG diet does not bring sustainable results."
Another common misconception about this diet program is that it does not bring sustainable results. Some even go as far as claiming weight loss can never be achieved again without HCG. Once again, myths are not facts. The maintenance phase is meant to help the body adjust itself to sustaining weight loss even after the HCG injections are discontinued. The dieter must remain on a low-calorie intake while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.
The HCG Program at New Health Kansas is monitored by our team of expert health physicians who are dedicated to helping you achieve long-term success. Eager to see if the HCG diet is the right fit for you? Schedule a consultation with our team today!