I’m getting acquainted with the hundreds of clients that come through the studio for the myriad of weight loss and body contouring services. The most popular of the services is the HCG diet, a 30-40 day prescriptive diet for rapid weight loss. Daily HCG injections are combined with a low-calorie diet. We’re talking 1-2 pounds a day folks. So you ask…….
What is this HCG?
HCG is a natural hormone that floods the bodies of pregnant women to stimulate the release of stored fat to be used as energy for the fetus. It essentially attacks only abnormally stored fat, leaving your lean muscle mass and structural fat intact. This means no sunken gaunt face that comes with other fat loss methods, and since you aren’t growing a bambino rapid weight loss.
Sounds too good to be true. Is it safe?
FDA approved in very high doses of up to 10,000 units for fertility, HCG for weight loss is only about 125 units a day. So it is very safe. If you have ever had a child, you’ve had it coursing with vigor through your body.
Just how low is this low-calorie diet? Will I starve??
HCG is a clever little beast of a hormone that controls hunger. It triggers your body to release thousands of calories from your own fat to be used as your main fuel causing the brain to register as satisfied. 500 calories are allotted on the program with specific foods that are eaten. You will not starve! In fact most of the clients I am seeing report no hunger. If hunger becomes an issue for you, there are add ons that will help such as appetite controlling sprays or supplements.
How can I get my hands on this hot little weight loss drug?