The HCG diet, also known as the 500 calorie HCG diet, is a program that was created by Dr. A. T. W. Simeons. Dr. Simeons specialized in weight regulation and obesity. The aim of the program is to help people who are usually resistant to losing weight.
The 500 calorie HCG diet works by utilizing a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG. HCG is naturally produced in the body during pregnancy. According to Dr. Simeons, HCG functions by causing the hypothalamus of the brain to release abnormal fat that is stored in the body. He theorizes that if HCG is given in small doses and paired with a low-calorie diet, it will allow a person to lose as much as 20 pounds in only 30 days.
This diet has been proven effective even for people who used to find it hard to lose excess weight. There have been thousands of success stories attributing their weight loss to this program. One of the biggest advantages of this program over all the others out there is that many people who have used it claim that they were able to keep the weight off after they had lost it. Aside from losing weight, the people who have tried the 500 calorie HCG diet have also experienced a host of other benefits to their health such as lower cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
In this program, HCG is given to regular people looking to lose weight. This includes non-pregnant women, and even men. There are two ways in which the hormone can be administered: through oral drops, or via HCG injections.
Among the two, HCG drops are definitely more convenient. They can be taken anytime and practically anywhere. Sublingual HCG drops are simply placed under the tongue, where there are many capillaries. From here, the hormone can easily be absorbed into the blood. These drops can be bought even without any prescription.
Injections, on the other hand, need to be prescribed by a doctor before they can be given to any patient. The doctor may also provide assistance in administering it. Because a doctor and a clinic needs to be involved, getting the injection may come out to be more expensive than taking the sublingual drops.
Of course, aside from the HCG, a person also needs to take the 500 calorie diet. Taking the hormone by itself will not cause any weight loss. The body must first reduce its food intake so that the body will not be able to use it as a fuel source. Then, the HCG can help the body burn mobilized fat for energy instead.
Conversely, a 500 calorie diet without the HCG is not that effective as well. Without the hormone, the body will not be able to melt the fat in stubborn areas such as the arms, buttocks, hips, and thighs. The body will not find any of this fat in the bloodstream, and it will get its fuel from other places. The most likely source of fuel in this situation is structural fat. Structural fat is found around the organs, the arteries, and other vital parts of the body.