What is HCG? Can it help me lose weight? Do I have to go on a low-calorie diet for HCG to work? All your questions about HCG for weight loss answered here.
HCG in a Nutshell
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is naturally secreted by the placenta during early stages of pregnancy. The hormone is secreted in amounts much larger than any dose taken by those using the hormone for weight loss.
Using HCG for Weight Loss
HCG has several properties making it a valuable tool to aid weight loss. If used correctly, negative side effects like headaches and irritability are rare and often temporary.
A common side effect of HCG is the regulation of estrogen and progesterone. Some women have high levels of these two hormones making weight loss very difficult. Regulating these hormones can have many positive effects including weight loss, menstrual cycle stabilization and decreased fatigue.
HCG may also help with appetite suppression. Having a hormone imbalance can cause overeating, cravings, and excess hunger. Having a suppressed appetite will naturally help with weight loss.
You do not have to go on the “HCG diet” for HCG to help with weight loss. The HCG diet consists of taking HCG along with a high-fat and high-calorie diet, followed by more HCG and a very low-calorie diet for several weeks. Many have success with this diet but it is very hard to tell if HCG is the culprit as the diet limits calorie intake to as low as 500 calories per day. Diets like this tend to have a temporary effect.
There is no guarantee that this hormone alone will work for you, so we recommend meeting with an expert at Arapahoe Chiropractic to determine if it is a good fit. We also offer nutritional consultations which can provide you with plenty information on how to lose weight naturally. Schedule an appointment today!
BY: Dr. Friedman
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