As in lots of weight loss programs, the HCG Diet program includes a very low calorie diet. The concept is simple: our weight declines as our calorie consumption goes down. The difference here is that in standard low calorie diets the body, in starvation, burns muscle mass first, keeping its fat in store, anticipating less food ahead. But the HCG Diet program is different. The HCG supplements reset the hypothalamus to use our fat stores as an energy source first.
The very low calorie diet (VLCD) is an integral part of the HCG diet weight loss plan. Since the HCG has sparked your hypothalamus to mobilize stored fat for energy, you only need to consume around 500 to 800 calories a day. Your body isn’t hungry, because it’s running on as many, maybe even more, calories than it’s used to. Consequently, people taking advantage of an HCG diet weight loss program can safely lose up to two pounds per day–and sometimes more!
Can a very low calorie diet be dangerous?
It could be if you undertake it without physician supervision. Before you’re accepted into our program, you submit a detailed health profile which is reviewed by Dr. Connie Odom. Also, authentic quality HCG is only available via a physician’s prescription in the U.S. and Dr. Connie Odom only prescribes it to suitable candidates. Yes, there are homeopathic HCG sources that don’t require a prescription, but these are risky scams that you shouldn’t be lured into. Your may or may not lose weight, and even if you do, it’s not worth risking other health factors by trying it without physician supervision.
Long-term Benefits: After the VLCD!
We’re sure you know the term “yo-yo dieting.” We’re offering a solution. Once you’ve completed the very low calorie diet phase, the next step is a maintenance phase. This 3-week phase increases your calorie intake while continuing to focus on high-nutrition healthy food. You’ll be delighted to find that you will now be content with smaller portions, since your 6 weeks on the VLCD has reset your appetite.
Our team provides all the resources you’ll need to be successful on the HCG Diet Program. Show up determined to follow the protocol, and together we’ll change your weigh, and your health, for the long term.