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Nu Image Medical no longer offers the HCG Weight Loss Program. GOOD NEWS! We have developed something better and easier: WAYT-less!

Breaking Down Fat Through the HCG Diet

Breaking Down Fat Through the HCG Diet

The unfortunate nature of the Western pattern diet, or the standard American diet, has resulted in almost 40% of adults in American being diagnosed with obesity. The long-term results of a diet filled with high intake of red meat, pre-packaged foods, candy, sweets, fried foods, high-fat dairy products, and processed foods filled with high-fructose corn syrup can be a weight that is unhealthy and damaging to one`s health. With so much as stake for the general health of the American public, you can find a number of diets and weight loss plans on the market to help restore a more healthy number on the scale. There is much to be said about finding the right dieting protocol, but you must be careful to separate fact from fiction when making your inquiries.

The Basics of the HCG Diet

One of the more popular protocols is the HCG diet, which is a hormone-based prescription-only plan. Using injections of the human chorionic gonadotropin and combining it with a 500 calorie per day diet, followers of the plan can experience remarkable weight loss results that typically exceed a personal commitment to eat better and try to get more exercise. The diet plan is simple to follow, though the injections are dosed for your needs but self-administered. The diet restrictions are also very clear, though it may take the mind longer to adjust to the new routine of eating than the body. The plan is only followed for several weeks, though results are typically seen rather quickly if the individual has been faithful in following the guidelines. There is also a supplemental portion once desired weight loss has been achieved that can help the individual continue to lose or maintain their new weight. Ultra Burn Injections are used to promote the body’s ability to breakdown fat in the liver, in addition to preventing excess fat from building up through the custom formula of B vitamins, amino acids, and fat metabolizers. Users still need to be careful about their intake, but many are able to consume more than the original 500 calories per day without their weight returning.

The Confusion Around HCG

Every successful venture has a critic, and the HCG protocol has had many. However, many of the things you may hear or read are inaccurate and don’t speak the truth about the nature of this diet. These misconceptions often turn people away, people who could benefit the weight improvements that may occur from following the plan. There are several areas of concern, and the following information will both explain the HCG diet more in-depth but also shed light on the elements of the plan most given to misunderstandings.

  1. Skipping breakfast is detrimental to one’s health. While on the diet, breakfast consists of only coffee or tea but no food. The fitness and health community touts breakfast as the most important meal of the day and unhealthy for the body. While there is something to be said about needing the energy to start the day, increasing the level of HCG in the body taps into stored fat as a means of energy. Additionally, it isn’t about how many calories you consume at either breakfast, lunch, or dinner but how many calories you eat within a 24 hour period. The calories are space throughout the day to provide your body with the nutrition and fuel it needs for the day. Prior to starting the diet, you will get to spend two days eating as much as you want in order to fuel your body for the coming days of restrictions.
  2. Fad diets don’t work for the long term. First of all, using HCG for your weight loss needs isn’t a fad diet. A fad diet will make grand promises of success without expecting much effort on the part of the individual. The HCG diet isn’t a miracle solution to your weight needs nor can success happen without commitment and diligence to the prescribed meal plan. The program will not work unless you limit your calorie consumption but within the bounds set forth by the diet. As mentioned, you aren’t to eat at breakfast, consuming the bulk of your allowed 500 calories between lunch and dinner. You may eat up to 100 grams of protein, coming from chicken, very lean meats, or dish. Any fat that you can see must be trimmed off. You must also cook it without adding any extra fat, so boiling it or grilling it are the options. You are allowed to have a vegetable with your meal and one piece of fruit. The vegetables, similar to the meat, must not be cooked with any extra fats (oils or butter). It is acceptable to boil, grill, or steam your vegetable choice, though steaming it provides the highest nutritional value.
  3. The healthcare community has mixed reviews on this diet. It will be difficult to find solidarity among the medical community for any element of health, whether diet or otherwise. Consider the fluctuations that have come forth concerning what to eat and what not to eat. For a while, everyone was supposed to avoid eggs because of the impact on cholesterol levels. Years later, a more relaxed approach to egg consumption was adopted considered the health benefits of the high protein content and the amount of vitamin D and choline an egg holds. These nutrients aid in bone health, building a strong immune system, increasing liver function, and encouraging a regulated metabolism. However, as far the HCG diet is concerned, patients are never promised certain results nor is the medication administered without knowing the medical condition of the individual. The HCG diet isn’t approved for everyone, and only those who are healthy enough for the plan are accepted into programs like the one offered by Nu Image. The health and safety of those following the diet are of utmost importance and priority.
  4. The calorie count is too low for the energy needs of a healthy body. Your body relies on calories to meet its energy needs, and most of the time, these calories are consumed through your daily intake. Even though you will have a significantly reduced caloric intake on the diet, the HCG injections help the body release the energy and excess calories that have been stored as fat to feed the body’s needs. In essence, your body will provide itself the energy needed to maintain normal functions. There is also a balance to what is consumed, teaching you to manage your weight through portion control, property dietary habits, and balance of activity and fitness. There is a heavy restriction on anything that has a high carbohydrate count, such as beans, bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes, There is concern that the body doesn’t get enough fiber, but there is more than enough fiber in the fruits and vegetables you can eat as a part of the diet.

The Success of HCG

The HCG diet isn’t a plan that you follow for the rest of your life to stay healthy and trim. The goal is to get your weight under control, where you can then use Ultra Burn injections to maintain progress and keep the weight off. You will have taught your body the importance of eating well, and lifestyle changes go a long way in helping you maintain the appearance you want and the numbers you desire on the scale.

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Dr. Richard Smith, MD

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