The most important step after deciding to undertake the hCG diet is to see a doctor. He or she will evaluate any pre existing conditions, and the meds that you are taking to treat those conditions. This is an important part of the process because weight loss can affect, usually improve medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Pregnant women are not allowed to take hCG injections.
The hCG injection diet assists the body to tolerate a low calorie diet. The body gets some nutrients from the external intake of calories; however it survives and loses weight on energy from stored fat tissues that exist from the patient being overweight.
If you are following the original hCG protocol established by Dr. Simeons, you are undertaking a diet that is prioritized to meet you daily nutritional needs. Although one’s caloric intake is only 500 calories daily, versus the recommended 1500 to 2000 daily, the body is not starved. Nutrition is drawn for stored fat cells, giving the body as much as 2000 calories from its stored fat on a daily basis. This is important because the lost weight comes from stored fat cells and is not stripping the muscles of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Thus, the daily caloric intake of 500 calories will continue to feed and cultivate good health in muscle and bones as adverse to your body stripping them of nutrients. The results are dramatic and fast weight loss. Patients report losses on an average of 1 to 3 pounds daily. Depending upon a patient’s condition and the amount of weight, they have to lose.
The hCG injections cannot be purchased without a Dr.’s prescription. In fact, Doctor prescribed hCG is the only way that it can be purchased in the States. The food and drug administration has denied the use of hCG in any other form unless it is prescribed by a doctor.
Bottled drops, tablets, even nasal sprays are declared homeopathic supplements, and they have no amount of hCG in them at all. If you are considering drops, tabs, creams, or any of these alternatives, be sure to ask directly the amount of hCG they contain.
The hCG injection are self administered, much in the same way that diabetics give themselves insulin. In fact, the needle is the very same needle. It is small and thin, and just long enough to inject the hormone below the skin. Your physician will cover techniques with you that will make this process relatively painless. The injections are taken once a day, in the morning, over the course of 23 days.
Going through the diet, it is normal for the patient to experience mild hunger for the first few days, but this will pass as your body makes adjustments and starts drawing nutrients from the stored fat cells. This can also be due in part because your hypothalamus, a part of our brain that regulates body chemistry, is adjusting the metabolic rate, as well as the amount of calories passing through your bloodstream from the release of fat cells. It is commonly reported that patients feel as though they are stuffing themselves even to reach their 500-calorie limit.
The completion of the hCG diet, results in a rapid and sizable loss of weight. Patients who have gone through the experience have recognized it as a time period during which they developed new attitudes about food and their overall health. A medically supervised hCG diet is an excellent opportunity for you to change your health and your outlook.