Do you feel like you’ve tried almost every diet in existence? Are you sick and tired of trying to lose weight, only to find that you gain weight? Are you ready to achieve your goal weight once and for all? If so, the hCG diet may be right for you. Today, our weight loss experts at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ are discussing everything you need to know about this diet, including who is considered a good candidate for it.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the hCG Diet?
The hCG diet may be right for you if your body mass index indicates that you are overweight or suffer from obesity. Put another way, you may qualify if your BMI is over 24.9. Note, individual results from the program vary, but you can generally expect to lose between 10 and 25 pounds while you are on this diet. If you only have five pounds that you want to lose, this may not be the ideal weight loss technique for you.
What Is hCG?
Sometimes referred to as the pregnancy hormone, hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is so abundant in women during the first three months of their pregnancy that it is used to diagnose pregnancy. When hCG levels are supplemented, they help recipients lose weight quickly by answering both sides of the CICO (calories in calories out) problem.
First, it affects the number of calories you take in. At the end of the day, it is your discipline to adhere to the diet that will be the cause of your success. Human chorionic gonadotropin makes consuming fewer calories a lot easier by telling your hunger hormones to quiet down and your satiety hormones to pipe up. Second, it increases your resting metabolism, so you can burn more calories than usual, even if you don’t have time to hit the gym.
What Is Involved in the hCG Diet?
Before your medical weight loss program begins, we will review your health and goals very thoroughly. We will also discuss your motivation for seeking this medical weight loss program because the ideal candidate is doing this for themselves, rather than anyone else. If you are a good candidate for this diet, we will administer your hCG supplement. During the first 48 hours after your injections, you will be encouraged to limit your consumption of carbs.
Most people prefer to eat high-fat foods during this two-day period because it encourages the body to go into ketosis faster. However, you are free to opt for a high-protein diet if you would like to. Note, you are free to eat as much fat and protein as you want. This diet’s second phase is commonly referred to as the weight loss phase. For three to six weeks, you will consume a very low-calorie diet while experiencing minimal hunger.
How Quickly Will I Lose Weight?
How quickly you will lose weight while following the hCG weight loss plan is up to you. Regardless of how frequently or vigorously you choose to exercise, you will probably be in a daily caloric deficit of 1,000 to 1,500. In other words, you will be in a weekly caloric deficit of 7,000 to 10,500 without trying to exercise. Note, this assumes that you burn 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day. DHHS reports put female caloric burn at 1,600 to 2,400 calories per day.
The DHHS also says that the average American male burns between 2,000 calories per day and 3,000 calories per day. Therefore, you may be in a caloric deficit of 2,000 per day and lose four pounds of fat per week. If you want to lose weight as quickly as possible, make sure that you are as active as possible. Try to get five days per week of cardio and two to three resistance training sessions per week.
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In addition to losing two to four pounds of fat per week on this diet, you can also expect to lose a massive amount of water. This is because your body has to burn through its stored glycogen before it can enter into ketosis. Glycogen is essentially a chemical compound comprising glucose and water. For every gram of glucose you burn, you also lose three to four grams of water.
Since a gram of glucose (a carbohydrate) is four calories, burning four calories results in a weight loss of 0.14 to 0.18 ounces of fat. This adds up quickly.
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With the hCG diet, you can expect to lose 10 to 25 pounds, so you will probably qualify if you have at least that much weight to lose. You’ll get hormone injections to help you rev your metabolism and curb your hunger. You’ll also get a very satisfying diet full of protein and fibrous produce. To find out whether this diet is right for you, schedule an appointment at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ less than 30 minutes from Colts Neck.