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What Are the Benefits of the HCG Diet? 3 FAQs for Health-Conscious Readers

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What Are the Benefits of the HCG Diet? 3 FAQs for Health-Conscious Readers

Sarah Yousuff

If you are struggling to lose weight, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of adults in America are either overweight or obese. Even though it might feel like you are powerless when it comes to weight loss, you have options, and if you are unhappy with your body, there are ways to change it.

While a nourishing diet and regular exercise are two effective ways to maintain a healthy weight after trimming down, some people need a little boost when it comes to shedding those pounds in the first place. At Evolve Medical Associates, we offer several cosmetic treatments that can help you get the body you’ve always wanted. If you are considering liposuction, nutritional supplements or the HCG Diet in Charlotte, call us today at 704-935-5745 to arrange a consultation and discuss your cosmetic goals.

Here are three frequently asked questions about the HCG diet:

1. What is HCG?

In 1927, researchers discovered that the urine of pregnant women contained human chorionic gonadotropin, which is responsible for ensuring a fetus gets the nutrients and calories it needs regardless of the caloric intake of the woman carrying it. Essentially, HCG takes fat stored in certain parts of the woman’s body, like the hips, thighs and stomach, and releases it to the fetus.

In the 1930s, researchers discovered that people who were not pregnant could use HCG to lose weight. With HCG, someone can consume fewer calories without feeling any accompanying hunger pangs, resulting in rapid weight loss. Though the HCG diet carries with it a few restrictions, it can be a highly effective way to lose weight quickly.

2. What are the benefits of the HCG Diet?

The HCG diet requires participants to consume very few calories on a daily basis so the body can use up its fat stores. With the help of HCG, people don’t feel irritable, tired or hungry while on the diet, making it more effective than many other low-calorie meal plans.

HCG can also improve your metabolism, which will work in your favor even after you have finished dieting and reached your goal weight. People tend to lose weight incredibly fast on this diet. Women can lose up to 1 pound per day, and men can lose up to 2 pounds per day.

3. Is the HCG Diet safe?

The HCG diet has received some criticism in the past because companies advertised supplements that mimicked the effects of HCG yet did not actually contain any HCG. You can only obtain real HCG through a prescription. At Evolve Medical Associates, we use real injectable HCG, and we monitor you throughout your entire weight loss journey to ensure that you remain healthy.

If you want to learn more about the HCG diet, we can help. Call Evolve Medical Associates today at 704-935-5745 to arrange an initial consultation. After you tell us your cosmetic goals, we can devise a program of customized procedures to help you reach them. 

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