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Health Benefits of the HCG Diet

Health Benefits of the HCG Diet
The HCG diet is one of the best diets for your health and it can help you lose weight quickly and get back in shape while reversing damage to your health that can result from a poor diet and carrying excess weight. There are very few diets that actually have proven to work consistently, but the HCG is one of the most historically proven diets and there are dozens of health benefits of the HCG diet which gives dieters a great incentive to try at least one round. The diet can reduce your chance of developing diabetes, reduce dangerous visceral fat, improve your cholesterol and triglyceride profile, and most importantly you will lose a large amount of weight quickly. It can be an excellent stepping stone to a healthier lifestyle and if you have struggled with weight loss in the past, you may want to try a round of the diet as it can have great results for you where other diets have failed.

The HCG diet can change your appetites

The diet is effective at changing your appetites for unhealthy foods, and it can be one of the best way to overcome your appetites for the wrong foods if you have struggled with cravings in the past. You will have to deal with not eating most of your favorite foods for the three or six week very low calorie diet, and you will have to eliminate most foods with carbs. You will find that the hormone is effective at helping you with food cravings and that you most likely will hardly crave the foods that you are used to eating during the diet. The effect that the diet can have on your appetites is lasting because many of the appetites that we develop for junk food are unnatural, and once you reset your diet with natural foods it can change your brain's biochemistry and cravings.

A lower risk of chronic illness is one of the main health benefits of the HCG diet

One of the biggest benefits of the HCG diet is that dieters will have a much lower risk of chronic illness after the diet has been completed. The three week diet can result in weight loss of anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds, while the six week diet can result in weight loss of 15 to 40 pounds or more, and losing this much weight always has a major impact on reducing a person's risk of developing several chronic illnesses. Several studies have shown that weight loss of just 10 pounds or so can lower blood pressure, and many people who complete the diet also reduce pre-diabetic symptoms. Also their triglyceride and cholesterol levels often decrease after the diet is completed.

Better mobility

Losing weight can have a dramatic impact on your mobility. If you've ever tried any form of cardiovascular exercise with just a few pounds of extra weight, you know how difficult it can be. People with several pounds of excess weight are always carrying that weight with them throughout the day, and the extra weight can cause serious mobility problems for some people. Losing just 10 pounds of weight can make you feel much lighter and more mobile. It can reduce stress on your joints and greatly reduce the symptoms of chronic joint pain or inflammation diseases. You will also find that your workouts are much easier after you have lost abnormal fat, and you will feel more agile and faster during them. The tasks and chores that you do on a daily basis will also be easier for you to manage.

No exercise is required for the weight loss

Although it technically isn't a health benefit, one unique aspect of the HCG diet is that exercise is not required for weight loss. Exercise can be difficult for some dieters who may have physical injuries or other ailments that prevent them from working out on a regular basis. Exercise can prove to be difficult and inconvenient for many dieters, but it can be completely avoided for most of the HCG diet. During Phase 2 of the diet, exercise is strictly forbidden and actually counteracts the weight loss effects of the hormone, but during Phase 3 and afterward it is allowable. People who have struggled to lose weight with exercise don't have to worry about it with the HCG diet, and the weight loss can be substantial even without exercise. That doesn't mean that exercise should be avoided with the diet, it just means that people who can't exercise regularly can use the diet to their advantage and lose the weight that they need.

Improved heart health

Another one of the biggest benefits of losing weight is the fact that you will improve your heart health dramatically, and lower your risk of both a heart attack and a stroke. Losing weight can improve your triglyceride levels and lower your cholesterol, and high levels of both are associated with a high risk of heart disease. Losing abnormal fat can reduce dangerous visceral fat levels, and studies show that losing just 5 percent to 10 percent of your body weight can reduce your risk of a heart attack. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the workload and helps your heart function better. A lower weight reduces the chance of artery clogging plaque building up, and it helps you maintain a healthy blood pressure. Losing weight reduces the amount of blood lipids in your body and also reduces the chance of blood clots from occurring.

Reverse metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a common condition that many people have started develop; even people who seem thin. There are several symptoms of metabolic syndrome that can be reversed by following a low calorie diet like the human chorionic gonadotropin diet. Some of the symptoms include high blood pressure, a high amount of visceral fat, high cholesterol levels, and high blood sugar. Metabolic syndrome is a precursor to many chronic illnesses and is often the result of a poor diet, however the diet may reverse it by lowering body fat and "€œresetting"€ the metabolism. It is crucial to stop metabolic syndrome early on so that it does not progress to one of the many illnesses that it can lead to such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic illnesses.

Lower belly fat

The HCG diet targets abnormal fat around the belly, which is strongly associated with a higher risk of chronic disease and can be the most stubborn type of fat to lose. There is no way to target belly fat specifically, but when you lose weight in general you will lose weight around your midsection. Most people who try the HCG diet lose several pounds in just a matter of weeks, and the weight loss around the midsection is very noticeable. Weight around the midsection is associated with diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses. It is well worth the effort to try the diet for a few weeks because it can reverse the metabolic damage and the built up belly fat that a poor diet can cause, and this type of fat can be difficult to lose even for thinner people.

If you are interested in gaining these health benefits and other health benefits, consider starting the HCG diet today and seeing for yourself how quickly it can help you lose excess fat and reduce your chance of developing illnesses.

About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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