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What Is the HCG Diet?

If you’re looking for ways to lose weight, you’ve probably heard of the HCG diet. The HCG diet has been touted by many health experts as the fastest way to lose weight.

But what is the HCG diet, and how does it work? Is it truly an effective weight-loss method? Let’s talk about this revolutionary way to shed the pounds and keep them off for good.

The hCG Hormone

The hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone is produced by a woman’s body during the first trimester of pregnancy. This hormone provides the fetus the calories and nutrients it needs to grow by releasing excess fat from the mother’s body to the placenta.

This process of helping the body to release excess fat is what drives the HCG diet. (For the purposes of this article, we will distinguish the spelling of the hCG hormone and the HCG diet.)

The hCG hormone can actually address hormonal imbalances and deficiencies that can cause you to overeat and gain weight. Moreover, this hormone prevents you from losing muscle as you lose weight. In fact, you will build more muscle since your body enters an anabolic state.

Losing weight rapidly can otherwise result in a saggy, unhealthy look because of the loss of muscle mass. But with HCG injections, you lose weight and gain muscle. There is also less of a chance that you will gain back the weight you’ve lost due to an improved metabolism.

HCG Injection-Based Diet

The HCG diet changes the way you lose weight since it works on a cellular level with hormones. The hCG hormone is introduced into the body via injections.

It is called the HCG diet because you will also follow a certain dietary regimen that fosters the hormone’s ability to the work the way you want it to work. The hCG hormone in the bloodstream helps to reduce appetite and to curb feelings of hunger, so the hCG treatment when combined with the HCG diet will help you eat smaller meals and yet experience fullness more quickly. The HCG diet daily caloric intake is personalized based on body composition, activity level, and weight loss desired,  facilitating efficient and fast weight loss.

HCG Diet in Columbia, Maryland

If you’d like to try the HCG enhanced weight loss program, our qualified medical team at the Wellness Weight Loss Center will give you hCG shots weekly while you lose weight. Your health and safety are our priority, which is why we offer weekly in-center monitoring by our staff.

While you are on the HCG diet, we will provide you with a long list of approved high-protein, low-fat, low-carbohydrate foods to facilitate your weight loss. Our goal is to help you lose weight safely and then to help you maintain your new body weight, without gaining it back.

Our caring health experts at the Wellness Weight Loss Center welcome you to our facility in Columbia, Maryland. For a free consultation, please call us at (410) 312-9355 or request an appointment now via our online form. We look forward to helping you be a slimmer, happier you!

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