How do you lose weight on the HCG diet?
In a recent HCG Blog post, we explained the HCG diet details. Below, we would like to go into more detail about why you lose 1-2 pounds per day and why the 500 very low calorie diet VLCD is necessary with your weight loss.
HCG Diet weight loss studies have shown that the weight lost with HCG and Dr. Simeons HCG diet protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from unhealthy fat and does not strip the body of much needed lean muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time releasing excessive amounts of fat stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, people on the HCG diet report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual.
How do the HCG diet drops work?
Homeopathic HCG drops causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is your body using thousands of calories from your body each day, the reason that dieters on the HCG diet lose 1-2 pounds of fat per day.
Additional HCG diet information
Additionally, did you know that 1 pound of fat holds 3500 calories? So if you lose 1 pound of fat per day, your body is actually utilizing an additional 3500 calories per day as energy. Stored fat is the body’s preferred source of energy! Because fat contains over twice the amount of calories in each gram, people who burn fat instead of carbohydrates or proteins will have twice the energy on the HCG diet!