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The following information is for educational purposes only. Due to new FDA Compounding Guidelines and Telehealth Certifications,
Nu Image Medical no longer offers the HCG Weight Loss Program. GOOD NEWS! We have developed something better and easier: WAYT-less!

Does hCG Suppress Your Appetite?

Does hCG Suppress Your Appetite?

Many people mistakenly believe that the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) suppresses your appetite when consuming 500-calories per day on the hCG diet. However, actual appetite suppression is not achieved solely using hCG. When undergoing the dietary protocol, the hCG helps your body access your stored fat to use as energy. The hormone preserves your lean body mass (muscles). Combining hCG with a very low-calorie diet enables the two components to work together to curb your appetite, burn fat, and preserve muscle mass, so you lose up to two pounds per day. 


Understanding the Body’s Starvation Mode


When you embark on a very low-calorie diet, such as the hCG diet designed by Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons, your body enters what is considered a starvation mode (also called ketosis). The starvation mode effectively stifles your ability to feel hunger. The combination of hCG and the low calories help you lose weight while not feeling hungry. In addition, even though your body is in starvation mode, the use of the  hCG hormone helps you to maintain your energy levels so you do not experience unwanted fatigue. 


The Difference Between Diet Plans


Undoubtedly, you have heard about or tried crash diets. With a crash diet you simply reduce your calorie consumption dramatically to force your body into starvation mode. You might mistakenly believe that the hCG diet is like such drastic low-calorie diets. However, there is a crucial difference and that is the use of the hCG hormone. On the hCG diet, your body will enter a starvation mode like a crash diet but the hCG hormone will only allow your body to consume unwanted fat and not muscle mass. After a crash diet, you lose valuable muscle, so your appearance is saggy. It can take a great deal of time to regain the lost muscle. However, the hCG hormone effectively protects your body’s muscle fibers to create a lean physical frame that keeps muscular definition without fat reserves. 

Benefit of the hCG Hormone 


Other benefits of using hCG include: 


 Rapid weight loss of a pound or more per day during Phase 2
 An energy boost as your body fat converts into energy
 Overall feeling of satisfaction
 Reduced appetite
 Lean muscle mass stays after the body’s fat reserves deplete
 Skin does not suffer from extensive sagging after weight loss


Top Signs Showing that HCG is Working 



There are several signs to watch for that let you know that you are correctly following the steps of the hCG diet.


 You should not feel overly hungry but should have a sense of physical satisfactionthroughout the day.
 After each meal, you should achieve a feeling of fullness that lasts for several hours.
 Some individuals may suffer from blood glucose issues and need a small snack to restore energy and curb cravings. 


The use of the hCG diet allows you to effectively lose weight and truly take control of your life and body. Please contact the medical professionals at Nu Image Medical today to learn more about the hCG diet protocol and order your hCG hormones so you can embark on your weight loss journey.

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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