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What the Heck Is HCG Weight Loss?

What the Heck Is HCG Weight Loss?

Struggling with your weight can feel like an unwinnable battle. So many diet and exercise fads promise incredible results and show off carefully selected success stories while ignoring the many individuals who failed to meet their goals when following the plans. When you try your best and yet don't succeed in reaching your goal weight, it feels like you have failed, when in reality it may well have been a problem with the plan you chose to follow.


If you're ready to start your medically supervised journey to a happier, healthier you, then HCG weight loss may be what you're looking for. It utilizes a 70+ year old protocol to help you shed weight in a healthy and effective manner.  Other fads have come and gone, but HCG Weight Loss is still here - because it works.

The Importance of Protocol

Before understanding what makes the HCG so effective it's important to understand the importance of following a professionally designed protocol for your weight loss diet plan. While there are countless diet plans available online which promise to get the pounds flying off you in no time flat, all-too-many of them are created by individuals with little to no professional knowledge of health and nutrition. When you follow a protocol designed by someone who is not qualified or opt to ignore protocol altogether and just do your best flying by the seat of your pants, you not only lower your chances of success, you also potentially endanger yourself with a diet which leaves you malnourished.

What is the HCG Diet?

The human chorionic gonadotropin diet, or HCG diet for short, is a low-calorie diet which makes use of small meals which are high in protein and needed nutrients, but low in calories. The diet is about more than just reducing your calories, however, it also has rules to follow on what type of foods you consume to get your calories. This is very important on a low-calorie diet, as fewer calories mean fewer opportunities to get the vitamins and nutrients you need, so you have to be sure you're eating wisely.

Eating on an HCG Diet

The biggest area of restriction when taking on an HCG diet comes in the morning, when you will be foregoing breakfast. While a breakfast drink such as coffee or tea can be enjoyed on the diet if you are accustomed to a caffeine boost to start your day, there is no sugar allowed in the drink and your daily milk consumption should be restricted to one tablespoon.

At lunch and dinner it's time to get your protein and the rest of your daily needs. While both meals have the same restrictions on what you can and cannot eat, there is enough variety in your options to help keep the diet fresh from day to day. The primary entree of your meal will be 100g of a lean protein. Options include beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab and shrimp, If your meat has visible fat it should be trimmed prior to cooking, which will be either boiling or grilling, not pan frying. Each meal you can supplement your protein with a fruit or a vegetable which is steamed, boiled or grilled.

Season Within Reason

While fats and oils are strictly forbidden on an HCG diet, that doesn't mean you're doomed to days on end of flavorless food. Non-fat seasonings are perfectly acceptable when used in moderation. You can pack a lot of flavor into a meal with the right sprinkling of seasonings. Even a simple combination of salt, pepper and garlic can bring loads of flavor without having to use large amounts of any of them. Just like changing up the protein you eat keeps your meals fresh, so too can changing your seasonings from meal to meal. A peppered piece of veal for lunch followed by some lemon-pepper chicken for dinner keeps your tastebuds pleased with a pleasant mix of flavors.

Getting Help With Your HCG Diet

Like all diet plans, your chance of success goes up with an HCG diet when you work with professionals. An expert guide allows you to consult with someone who knows the diet thoroughly and understands what makes it so effective. They'll be better prepared to make any changes to your habits if needed, as well as offer guidance on supplementary activities to help you get the most out of your diet.

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Dr. Richard Smith, MD

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