HCG application for weight loss was initially recommended by Albert T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist in his book titled ‘Pounds and Inches’. As many other diet methods, HCG diet results will vary from person to person, and it’s important to see the factors involved and responsible for such results:
Usually, what comes in the package is a combination of homeopathic HCG and a very low calorie diet. Bear in mind that the amount of weight loss during HCG treatment is not much different from other treatments involving low calorie diets. What makes the difference is the patient will lose more body fat significantly which can be seen as difficult to reduce areas such as thighs, inner arms and buttocks.
Types of HCG Diets
There are three forms of homeopathic HCG diet programs commonly available: pre-mixed HCG drops, self-mixed HCG shots and self-mixed sublingual HCG. Needle-shy people can benefit from oral HCG instead of HCG injections, but often the question is, will it deliver the same results as the injection version?
The HCG diet results, in term of effectiveness show no significant difference between traditional HCG shots and HCG drops, however there are some factors contributing to the increasing market of oral HCG:
Despite the controversies, HCG for dieting is gaining more popularity because the method works for some people. On average, it’s a good product that can help to get rid of 0.5 to 1 pound per day although results might fluctuate from day to day. After one month of HCG weight loss program, one can expect 15 to 30 pounds weight loss, but again the HCG diet results will vary as every person is unique and responds differently to the treatment, not to mention that calorie intake is playing an important role as well.
Depending on the weight loss objective, a patient may lose 30 to 50 lbs after six weeks of diet without regaining weight in the period after treatment. Most patients are greatly motivated by the progress and stick to the program more enthusiastically.
After the treatment period is over, a patient will go through a period where the calorie level is put back to the normal rate of his / her body type without letting the body store the intake of excess as body fat.
The homeopathic HCG treatment gives the patient feelings of wellness and improves his / her energy level which leads to better ability to focus. It also helps to suppress the excessive appetites. An active lifestyle is not affected by this treatment so exercising can still be done to help speed up the fat burning, although it is not mandatory to achieve the results.
HCG diet was initially done with injections. This method is still working today, but it is not recommended for someone looking to start the protocol. The HCG shots can cause blood clots which is not due to the HCG itself but from the way the injection is made. HCG drops method on the other hand is much safer as it reduces the HCG dosage without involving the use of syringes.
Minor side effects reported are leg cramps and headaches for the first couple days but these effects are actually from the low calorie diet and will disappear in the first week.
In general, HCG diet results are faster than other low calorie diet methods and it’s safe as long as a person seeks a physician before deciding to give it a try.