What HCG Weight Loss Is and How It Works

HCG Weight Loss has been around for about 50 years, but it isn’t a well known diet plan. If you have heard of HCG Weight Loss or the HCG diet before, you probably have already heard of the amazing results that people have had with this weight loss plan. To learn more about whether or not this could be an option for you, read on.

What Is HCG Weight Loss?

HCG is the acronym for human chorionic gonadotropin, which is a hormone that is produced by the human body. When used as a supplement to a diet, it has several effects which allow the body to use fat stores more productively and allow patients to shed weight faster than with any other diet. On the HCG weight loss plan, you only need to eat less than 600 calories per day due to how the hormone therapy with the diet works.

How It Works

So why does adding a hormone to the body make you lose weight fast? The answer is in the science of this hormone. Studies have been done to prove its effectiveness. HCG does two primary things that cause the body to use fat stores for energy. The first is that it manipulates the brain into stimulating mobilization of excessive fat deposits, allowing them to essentially break free and be ready to be removed or burned.

The second thing that HCG does is increase the body’s production of leptin, another hormone that is often called the fat-burner hormone. It also affects the receptors of that hormone. The end result is that the body is tricked into utilizing the now loose fat cells for energy instead of the calories that you take in each day.

If you are interested in learning more about the HCG diet and how it can help you, contact our office for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.