Do you want to lose weight fast? A weight loss program that incorporates injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) may help you do just that. HCG is a hormone that can boost your metabolism and help you lose a large amount of fat without feeling hungry.
In this blog, the experts at Dolce Vida Med Spa in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut, explain how HCG can help you eliminate fat safely and quickly.
What is human chorionic gonadotropin?
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced in pregnant women, and it tells the body to open up fat stores to supply nutrition to the baby and mother. Almost all conventional pregnancy tests work by detecting HCG in the blood.
When used as part of a diet plan, HCG injections are not limited to women. Injections are safe and effective for men, too. HCG injections are designed to rev up your metabolism to help you lose weight quickly.
How the HCG diet works
There are three phases in the HCG diet.
First, the providers at Dolce Vida Med Spa select a daily dose of HCG based on how much weight you want to lose. When you begin taking injections, you’ll load up on healthy foods. While this may seem counterintuitive, you’ll need to build up the available fat in your body while the HCG builds up in your system. This is called the indulging phase, and it lasts 2-3 days.
After the indulging phase, you’ll enter the fat loss phase. Phase 2 is where you’ll lose the weight. In this phase, you’ll adhere to a very low-calorie diet. Fortunately, the HCG injections will reduce your appetite, so you won’t be hungry or miserable like some diets may make you. Phase 2 lasts approximately 3-6 weeks, and some patients have lost 17 pounds in this short span.
The final phase is the maintenance phase, which lasts about three weeks. You should now be at your ideal weight. The purpose of Phase 3 is to learn how to transition to new foods and stabilize your weight. Unlike Phase 2, this final phase allows you to eat a regular diet, but with foods that will help you maintain your new figure.
If, after Phase 3, you’re not satisfied with the amount of weight you’ve lost, you can return to Phase 2. Once you're satisfied with the weight you’ve lost, we recommend beginning a low glycemic eating program. Eating a low glycemic diet will help you keep off the weight, and it will also help you live healthier.
Are you ready to shed those unwanted pounds? An HCG diet may be able to help you. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dolce Vida Med Spa today.