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Does HCG Diet Reset Your Metabolism?

The HCG Diet plays a significant role in resetting metabolism in adults who are overweight.

As people age, the body goes through many changes, one of which is how well the metabolism functions.

Middle aged weight gain occurs when the metabolism slows down and converts food into fat rather than energy.

The people who are at the highest risk for a slower metabolism are seniors, office workers, and those who do not participate in any type of physical activity on a regular basis.

How does HCG diet reset your metabolism to facilitate weight loss?

Human chorionic gonadotropin, a natural hormone in everyone’s body that increases in women during pregnancy, sends signals to the hypothalamus to improve metabolism as follows:

    Does HCG Diet Reset Your Metabolism
  • First, the HCG moves through the bloodstream to the brain where it enters the hypothalamus – a gland that regulates hormone function
  • The HCG then resets the level of metabolism in the hypothalamus
  • The hypothalamus sends signals to the body to release stored fat into the bloodstream
  • The body uses the released fat for energy while on the very low-calorie diet protocol of the HCG weight loss program

Doesn’t a Very Low-Calorie Diet Slow Down the Metabolism?

If a person were to restrict their caloric intake down to 500 to 700 calories a day without using HCG, the brain would sense starvation and signal the body to hold on to its stored fat reserves.

Sensing the need for energy, the body would then look to other ways of pulling calories – namely those that make up muscle and structural fat.

That is why people who restrict caloric intake without the HCG injections tend to lose muscle mass rather than fat, suffer from headaches, and feel lethargic.

Does the HCG diet really reset your metabolism so that you hold on to the muscle mass and burn the fat?

Yes, it is the HCG that prevents the headaches and lethargic feeling by tricking the brain into thinking that you have actually consumed much more calories than you have.

When the brain no longer senses starvation, it allows the body to pull fat from fat cells – enabling the rapid burn of excess pounds.

How Does the HCG Diet Reset the Hypothalamus for the Long-Term?

The HCG is the signaler – the messenger so to speak – that prompts the hypothalamus to reset itself.

You will only take HCG injections and follow the very low-calorie diet for 40 days before increasing calories and letting your weight stabilize.

If you still need to lose more weight, you will stay on this phase of the HCG Diet for a few weeks before starting your HCG injections and low-calorie diet again.

Your body needs the time off from HCG so that it does not become immune to the metabolizing effects.

How does the HCG diet reset your metabolism for long-lasting effects so that you continue to burn fat from your body?

Once you reach your desired weight, you no longer have to worry about any stored fat reserves. At this time, your hypothalamus will have reset your metabolism at a higher rate. It is now recommended that you engage in some muscle strengthening exercises to promote increased lean muscle mass which burns more calories than fat.

Won’t I Lose Weight on a Very Low-Calorie Diet without HCG?

The only way to lose weight is to cut caloric intake. You must expend more calories in the form of energy than what your body consumes.

If you cut 300 calories a day from your diet, you will lose about a pound a week.

If you reduce your caloric intake down to 500 to 700 calories each day and do not use HCG injections, your body will go into starvation mode and pull energy from your muscles.

While you will see some weight loss, it will not be the fat you want to get rid of from your body.

Why does the HCG diet reset your metabolism on a low-calorie diet and not any other time?

Unless you are consuming fewer calories than your body needs, there is no reason for the brain to send signals to pull fat stores from the body. HCG will only go into action when it is needed.

For additional information about the HCG Diet, please contact Weight Loss Medical Center for a free consultation with a weight loss advisor.