For anyone who’s ever wondered what to do to lose weight when they feel that they’ve tried everything possible to lose weight and nothing has worked, read on and keep an open mind. The HCG Diet might just be your secret weight loss weapon.
The HCG Diet originated in the 1950’s by Dr Simeons. HCG stands for “human chorionic gonadotropin”, a hormone made by the placenta of a pregnant woman. It is widely used at high doses for fertility and hormone balance in men and women. Used in tiny amounts, along with a carefully planned very low calorie diet, HCG can help one lose a significant amount of weight, in a relatively short amount of time, in a healthy manner.
The HCG Diet is not without controversy. There are lovers, haters and skeptics. What I can say is that from my experience, I have seen the HCG Diet effectively help men and women lose a significant amount of weight quickly, and keep it off permanently.
Make no mistake, it is truly the diet that results in weight loss, not the hormone it self. Giving the hormone without following the diet and the rest of the phases of the program is not effective. The hormone allows one to maintain a low calorie diet without burning off muscle and sending the body into starvation mode, prevents hunger while following a lower calorie diet, and helps to re-establish a new body weight “set point”. The benefits of a program like this reach far beyond just improved body composition and self esteem, it helps re-shape ones relationship with food and break food addictions, establish more mindfulness around food and nutrient intake, and lead to a healthier lifestyle.
HCG is only available by prescription, as an injection and must be prescribed by a doctor. It should only be prescribed by a doctor knowledgeable about how to use HCG for weight loss purposes. Many ask about using HCG “drops” as they have heard about it from friends and family. In Canada, HCG drops are not legal and are not what Dr Simeon’s or other researchers have studied for weight loss. If health food stores are selling HCG drops, they are doing so without Health Canada’s permission and their claims are not substantiate by research. I only use the injectable form of HCG for my patients, as I do not trust any other sources.
So you’re probably wondering, just how much weight could one lose following the HCG Diet. Typical results that I have seen with my patients on a 3 week program is 10 – 15 lb of weight loss, and on the 6 week program 25 – 40 lbs. Pretty impressive!
I was initially skeptical of this style of program, however after doing my own research and seeing the results in my patients, I am confident that this program changes lives for the better. It truly makes my day to hear men and women wearing clothes that they had hiding at the back of their closet for years, or shopping for their first ever little-black-dress.
HCG is an effective and safe weight loss strategy that can kick start your weight loss efforts and set the stage for a new, healthy weight and body!
Dr Chelsea Gronick is a Naturopathic Doctor with an office in Downtown Kelowna. She helps men and women lose weight and keep it off with her signature Naturopathic HCG Weight Loss program.