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More Health Benefits of the HCG Diet

More Health Benefits of the HCG Diet

Health Benefits of the HCG Diet

The HCG diet is one of the best diets for fast weight loss, and losing weight always has several advantages. In this article, we will discuss some of the top health benefits of losing body fat and why you should consider the HCG diet for rapid weight loss. The HCG diet lets you lose weight on a very low calorie diet without the side effects of extreme hunger. The HCG hormone provides you with a sufficient amount of calories throughout the 23 or 43 day VLCD by burning abnormal fat, and it can be a life changing diet. You can lose an incredible amount of weight on the diet quickly and safely, and you will experience weight loss results almost immediately after starting the VLCD.

You will experience weight loss of up to 1 pound per day, and most people have at least 0.2 pounds of weight loss per day. Obesity has become an epidemic and there are significant health risks that are correlated with obesity. Even those who are not obese have several health risks if they have a high body fat percentage or a poor diet. The HCG diet is for anyone who wants to lose anywhere from 5 to 40 pounds or more, and the hormone burns the tens of thousands of excess calories that are stored in your body as abnormal fat in undesirable locations. It is also one of the few diets that can target excess fat specifically without burning muscle.

Reduced joint pain and increased mobility

One of the fastest effects that you will see when you start to lose weight on the HCG diet is increased mobility, higher energy levels, and reduced joint pain. Having excess weight puts a large amount of extra strain on your joints, and especially on your knees. For every pound of abnormal fat you carry, you put three pounds of pressure on your knees, and just 15 pounds of excess fat will result in 45 pounds of pressure on your knees. This is a major cause of joint problems and joint inflammation. People who lose weight on the HCG diet often find that the symptoms of any joint problems that they have start to improve.

By reducing the pressure on your joints they will have time to heal and it will help restore your connective tissue naturally. You will also find that your energy levels will increase because your muscles will not be carrying as much weight as before. On the HCG diet you maintain your muscle mass because the HCG hormone specifically targets fat, and your body will not switch to "€œstarvation mode"€, so you will find that by the time the diet has been completed you will feel stronger and leaner. If you participate in sports or decide to start a new exercise routine after the diet is over you will have more energy and mobility for that as well.

Reduced risk of diabetes and reduced need for medications

Many people who lose weight on the HCG diet or through their own efforts will find that they no longer need certain medications. Only a physician can safely tell a person whether or not they should be taken off of any of their current medications, but some patients may find that after they lose weight their blood pressure drops low enough, for instance, that they may be able to reduce their medication or stop taking it altogether. Almost everyone who loses weight improves their blood pressure numbers, and people with hypertension or pre-hypertension should definitely consider starting a weight loss diet like the HCG diet, as hypertension has several health risks if it is not treated.

Patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes may find that they need to take their medication less often as well, and in some cases they may be able to dramatically reverse their symptoms of diabetes or pre-diabetes with the HCG diet. Most pre-diabetic and diabetic patients can participate in the HCG diet without major issues, although a medical consultation is necessary prior to starting the diet. Diabetic patients may need to have their calorie level adjusted to ensure that they have stable blood sugar levels throughout the day, and the medical professionals at Nu Image Medical can advise people with diabetes on whether or not the HCG diet is the best choice for their weight loss, or whether an alternative program would be more effective. Losing body fat will help reverse the insulin resistance that leads to diabetes, and it reduces your risk of several other illnesses as well.

Reduced risk of several chronic illnesses and dementia

Studies have shown that there is a connection between obesity and dementia, most likely due to the high levels of inflammation that the body experiences as the result of having excess vascular fat. Visceral fat, which is visible in the abdominal region and other abnormal fat releases inflammation causing chemicals which are thought to contribute to dementia and memory loss over a long period of time. Also, by having a high body fat percentage and a high BMI, you put yourself at risk of having a stroke or a "€œmini-stroke"€ which can occur with minimal symptoms but still result in significant brain damage. Losing weight will reduce your blood pressure and improve your cardiovascular system, reducing your chance of stroke. It will also reduce your inflammation levels by reducing visceral fat levels.

You will also have a reduced risk for cancer by losing weight on the HCG diet, although it is not clear how this occurs. Studies have only shown that people with a lower BMI have a lower chance of developing certain cancers. In particular, studies have shown that people with a lower BMI have a lower risk of developing uterine or breast cancer. Most importantly, you will have a reduced risk for heart attacks when you lose weight. Obesity is strongly correlated with higher than normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which indicates high blood fat levels and a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease. Losing weight will often result in lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and experts suggest that losing abdominal fat and abnormal fat is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. Get more information on how the HCG diet can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses and improve your health now.

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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