Being obese is a recipe for disaster when it comes to your health and wellbeing. People who lose weight can improve their medical and psychological health. The following benefits can happen if you reduce your calories and lose those pounds:
Many people can eliminate or decrease the use of certain medications while on this reduced calorie diet. Being obese puts additional strain on your heart and body. Excess pounds, especially, around your midsection may make it hard for people to breath or perform simple daily tasks. Your weight can also affect your social life and how you feel about yourself. Not being able to fit into your favorite clothes can deter you from wanting to leave the house. A smaller waistline will help you feel better emotionally and physically. After you reduce your caloric intake and lose weight you may experience the following social benefits:
The HCG diet protocol was once considered a fad, but for many, it is a lifestyle plan. It claims you can lose up to two pounds per day by combining natural hormone drops, or injections while eating only 500 calories a day. Many skeptics believe that this protocol is an extreme and unhealthy way to diet. The drastic calorie reduction is supposed to help change your abnormal eating patterns and reset your metabolism. To be effective, you are required to include a daily hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) via injection, pills, or oral drops.
HCG is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy by the placenta. HCG allows pregnant mothers to use their fat reserves to feed their babies. This is necessary if a woman isn’t getting the proper nutrition during pregnancy due to morning sickness or another illness. Naturally if you aren’t pregnant, you are not producing the HCG hormone naturally. This is why the HCG injections or natural drops are incorporated into the plan.
While there are a number of recipe and food restrictions, the diet is still very doable. You will moderately include oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, and apples. Increase your intake of lettuce, onions, cabbage, celery, tomatoes, lean ground beef, seafood, and lean chicken breast. Foods that are definitely off limits include nuts, fatty fish, fatty foods, anything made with oil, starchy vegetables, and added sugar.
The HCG diet consists of several protocols. A protocol in a diet is a procedure that must be followed strictly to see results. If a protocol is not followed to a “T” there is a high risk you will gain weight while on this diet.
This is the most critical protocol where you will only eat 500 calories per day. For the first two days of the diet, you must overload your caloric intake. You must increase your calories and stick to a recipe that is high in fatty foods along with your injections or drops. The HCG hormone will halt new lipids and cells from being stored and will use the fat you already have and convert it into energy.
This stage is referred to as the HCG diet protocol. It is the beginning of the phase where you will limit yourself to 500 calories a day. Typically, this phase of the diet lasts from 26 to 46 days. You will continue to take the hormone daily to mobilize the stored fat to be used as energy. It is vital that you follow this plan to maximize results.
At this point in the diet, you have probably reached or gotten close to your weight loss goal. This is known as the maintenance period where you can slowly increase your caloric intake to 1200-1500 a day. You can stop taking your hormone injections or drops during this protocol period. The purpose is to acclimate your body slowly with eating normal amounts of healthy food. If followed correctly, you should continue to lose weight regardless of the additional calories on this diet.
There are several variations of the diet, and many doctor’s and nutritionists have created several protocol variations. Dr. Emma, a medical practitioner, came up with her own adjustments to the HCG diet and has seen very successful results. Dr. Emma has created a diet protocol that allows you to increase the calorie intake from 500 to a few hundred more while adding a few supplements. You can eat more carbohydrates and protein compared to the original diet. Additional vitamins and minerals are also allowed. The original diet asks that you limit your activity level as you will see a decrease in energy at first. Dr. Emma insists that you incorporate mandatory exercises during the protocol.
There is an increased amount of calories you are allowed to consume with the Dr. Emma diet which varies from person to person. Dr. Emma guarantees weight loss in the rate of a healthy half a pound per day compared to the original diet that claims 1-2lbs per day. Dr. Emma encourages her dieter’s to include meal replacements to suppress the appetite without having to use a daily injection or natural drops of the hormone. You are allowed to eat what you want as long as you incorporate a strict exercise and workout regimen. Activity can be any form of cardio and weight training. This will help you build lean muscle mass whereas the other protocol would not. Dr. Emma’s protocol included several satiating recipes that would make anyone forget they’re on a diet. This HCG protocol makes it a lot easier for one to stick with it and maintain their body weight compared to the original HCG diet.
Before starting any diet you should consult with your physician first. The original HCG diet plan could be detrimental to many people depending on the current state of their health.
Your doctor can recommend the plan that is right for you.