Human metabolism is a complex process. Some individuals may be successful with diet plans and exercise regimen to lose weight while many others struggle and fail to make progress in their weight loss goals. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotrophin. HCG is a hormone that is produced in very limited quantities in both men and women. Pregnant women produce increasing levels of HCG, which is essentially a complex of amino acids.
In medicine, HCG may be used in fertility treatments, as a tumor marker or as an anabolic steroid to boost physical performance, and for weight loss.
There are important components of the HCG weight loss program: consumption of 500 calories to 800 calories per day, HCG injections or pills, vitamin B12 and weekly lipotropic injections. The rationale is to trigger rapid yet sustainable weight loss and to target fat stores instead of muscle tissue. The addition of vitamin B12 distributes the HCG effects to fat cells instead of muscle tissue, eliminating non-essential fat without affecting muscle mass. Lipotropic injections help your body burn the fat naturally at an enhanced pace.
The diet itself consists in reducing normal servings of protein, vegetables and fruit. Meals are scheduled several times throughout the day, and HCG is administered daily. Restricting calories encourages the body to reset its metabolism while maintaining HCG levels during this period is essential to preserving muscle tissues.
HCG was initially supplied in the injectable form to be placed subcutaneously usually in the abdominal fat. Because many people are uncomfortable giving themselves injections, HCG pills were developed. At Body Metrics, we use HCG Pills as well as the HCG Injectable. We find that it is a matter of choice for our patients. Both are easy to administer for patients, safe, highly potent and greatly effective at burning pounds of fat over the course of the diet. So whatever route you choose, the HCG will work.
Health care providers use the Body Mass Index, which is a measure of your weight in relation to your height, to define overweight and obesity. People who have a BMI between 25 and 30 are considered overweight. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30 or greater.
Weight-loss medications are meant to help people who may have health problems such as: diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidemia.