The HCG Diet: What Is it All About?
If you’re wondering what the HCG diet is, you’re not alone. Many people have sought out details about the diet, but have encountered websites with unclear information and questionable products. Fortunately, Pharmacy Rx Solutions works closely with a licensed U.S. compounding pharmacy, known as Suncoast Radiopharmacy Services, that is permitted to distribute HCG, so you can feel confident about our products.
When you begin an HCG diet therapy program from Pharmacy Rx Solutions, you’ll undergo injection therapy to be completed during a 20- or 40-day program. The injectable therapy involves HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, a natural hormone that develops during the early stages of pregnancy. The hormone is responsible for several processes, including the transfer of nutrients to a fetus from a mother’s stores of fat when she is malnourished. This unique fat transfer ability is the basis for the HCG diet therapy program. When injections of the hormone are taken in conjunction with following a strict, low-calorie diet, you may finally be able to reach your weight loss goals and avoid the common side effects that often cause other low-calorie diets to fail, such as:
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Frequently Asked Questions
While injection therapy serves primarily to counteract the negative effects of a very low-calorie regiment, it is the diet itself that is responsible for the rapid weight loss experienced by participants, which can be up to one or two pounds a day. To achieve this goal, most plans restrict caloric intake to no more than 500 to 800 calories per day, depending on which plan you are following.
Why such extreme calory restrictions?
Limiting daily calories to between 500 and 800 calories triggers the hypothalamus to tap into fat reserves at a robust rate while avoiding the shift into starvation mode, which dramatically lowers the body’s metabolic rate. When this happens, the body is doing all it can to protect fat reserves, minimizing the amount of weight that’s shed.
Will I be hungry on a 500-calorie-a-day diet?
While mild hunger is common during the first few days of the plan, your body will adjust to the change. Many participants report feeling completely satisfied with their meals by week two. This is because your body is getting a significant portion of its energy from your fat reserves as opposed to the food you are consuming.
How is the HCG diet structured?
The HCG diet plan is divided into four phases. The first is the loading phase, which lasts two days. During this part, you’ll be eating all the high-fat, high-calorie foods you want. This is to trigger the release of fat reserves (yes, it sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true) and reduce cravings during phase two, which is the beginning of the calorie-restrictive segment of the diet and lasts between 26 and 40 days. Phase three is when participants begin transitioning back to a higher calory diet. It lasts three weeks. Reintroduced foods are still limited to those approved for phase two., but you get to eat more of them. The final phase is lifelong maintenance. Think of it as phase three, with a few additional indulgences allowed every now and then.
Ready to Get Started?
To learn more about an HCG diet injection package, call the Pharmacy Rx Solutions office today. We’ll be happy to provide you with the paperwork necessary to determine your candidacy for the HCG injection therapy.
Contact Pharmacy Rx Solutions at 1.866.662.0693 for more information.