What is the HCG Diet?
The HCG diet involves the use of an injectable or oral dose of the hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin, responsible for rapid weight loss. This hormone is naturally produced in the placenta during pregnancy to control metabolic function. Along with taking the hormones, the HCG diet involves increasing vegetable, fiber, and water intake.
HCG Diet Candidates
Candidates for the HCG diet are those who are struggling to lose weight effectively on their own. Those who experience stubborn fat in areas such as the hips and stomach can benefit from the HCG diet. Prior to starting the HCG diet, patients will be required to have a general health assessment and blood test to ensure they are in good health and good candidates for the diet.
Patients can expect to lose about a pound a day after starting the HCG diet, however, others have reported losing up to two pounds a day. There have been no negative side effects or health risks associated with the diet.
To learn more about the HCG diet and how to get started, contact Skin Care of Arizona today.