Vitag Health is proud to offer the HCG Diet! HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone present in early pregnancy. The HCG Diet focuses on a low-calorie intake in conjunction with HCG hormone injections or sublingual formulation.
The HCG Diet focuses on eating controlled servings of fruits, vegetables, and proteins at specific times throughout the day. A sample daily diet would include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack. A drink with each meal is advised as well.
In general, weight loss begins around day 3 of the diet, with a 3-4-pound loss. After that, patients generally lose 1 pound every day after for the rest of the diet.
What makes traditional dieting difficult is the anxiety and hunger associated with muscle burn. Our bodies accumulate old fat stores, and our bodies find it easier to metabolize muscle rather than this old fat. Muscle burn cases anxiety and stress. The HCG Diet targets old fat stores while sparing the muscle, eliminating muscle burn.
On the HCG Diet, you can still eat most fruits, vegetables, and proteins. While it is a low-calorie diet, snacks and multiple meals are included throughout the day. By following a simple guide of foods to avoid as well as specific mealtimes, it is easier than ever to eat healthy and lose weight.
“HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.”