What is the HCG Diet?
Lisa Erhard M.D. and Mark Erhard M.D. at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa offers the HCG diet plan to people in Minneapolis looking for a fast and effective weight loss plan. The HCG diet was developed in the 1950s by British endocrinologist Dr. ATW Simeons. Dr. Simeons began studying pregnant women in rural India looking for the metabolic or physiological process behind the birth of full-weight healthy babies by malnourished, hard working women. After much research, Dr. Simeons found that the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone was responsible for this phenomenon. The HCG hormone produced by the woman’s body was releasing fat stores to provide the nutrients and nourishment that her unborn child needed to develop in the womb.
Upon making this discovery, Dr. Simeons successfully began testing the effects of the hormone in individuals that were not pregnant in an effort to elicit the same fat-burning results from the metabolism. Dr. Simeons was able to accomplish this goal with the development of a special low-calorie diet plan supplemented with daily doses of the HCG hormone, effecting dramatic weight loss results in his overweight patients. He published his research findings and methods in a book titled Pounds and Inches – A New Approach to Obesity, and opened a weight loss clinic using his newly developed HCG diet to help as many people as he could.
Variations of Dr. Simeons’s original HCG diet plan are still in use today more than 60 years later, helping thousands every year lose unhealthy body fat and achieve their weight loss goals. The HCG diet plan focuses your metabolism on burning accumulated fat deposits while maintaining the lean muscle mass and healthy structural fats that your body needs.
Unlike many typical low-calorie diets on the market today which can cause starvation and dangerous protein deficiencies in dieters, especially those leading active lives, patients participating in an HCG diet plan do not typically experience hunger or exhaustion as their bodies are receiving all the nourishment they need on a daily basis. As the HCG hormone interacts with the metabolism, fat stores are broken down and processed to supplement the small amount of calories being taken in from food sources. This process keeps the body feeling full, and keeps your energy levels high, without the shaky or jittery feeling from fat stripping weight loss pills.
Your body can release as much as 2000 calories per day in stored body fat while on an HCG diet plan. Simply following a low-calorie diet would not produce the same results, and would leave you feeling famished, exhausted, and irritable. Many diets produce “fast” results by stripping the body of water weight within the first few days, which can be unhealthy and ultimately does not give the dieter an accurate reference by which to gage their progress. The HCG diet however has been proven to specifically target stored body fat in hard to reach areas such as under the arms, hips, thighs, belly and chin.
Benefits of Weight Loss With an HCG Diet Plan
The HCG diet offers several benefits that other diets cannot. As the HCG hormone releases an adequate amount of daily calories from body fat stores, most patients do not suffer from hunger pains, food cravings, or mood swings while on the HCG diet. Weight loss with an HCG diet plan is not only about losing weight and improving one’s self image, it is about teaching patients healthy lifestyle choices and eating habits to maintain their weight loss results and live long healthy lives. Losing weight has a number of benefits. Weight loss can prevent numerous diseases such as heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and stroke.
Some of the benefits of weight loss with an HCG diet program can include:
- Balanced Moods
- Healthy Eating Habits
- Healthy Lifestyle Coaching
- No Side Effects Of Hunger
- Rapid And Significant Results
- Reduced Food Cravings
- Rejuvenated Metabolism
- Sustainable Results
- Weight Lost From Problem Areas
Medical weight loss doctors Lisa Erhard M.D. and Mark Erhard M.D of Minneapolis have guided countless patients along their weight loss journey with great success. Contact Lisa Erhard M.D. and Mark Erhard M.D. at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa today to learn more about medical weight loss program options available to you!