The most common and genuine question any dieter comes up with when told about HCG Diet – Does it really work? It is obvious for you to think so, as HCG diet is one of the most controversial diet plans we know today. There are many who can vouch for the efficiency of the HCG diet plan. And, yet there are many who label it as a too-good-to-be-true weight-loss gimmick. We appreciate you for doing your research before you go on a diet plan. Here, we will try to give you a fair picture about HCG diet so that you can take an informed decision.
How does the diet plan really work?
We can safely say that HCG plans do work effectively because there is clinical evidence about the diet’s effectiveness. But, it would be an injustice to you as an answer seeker. It is important for you to understand the working of diet plan so that you can logically understand the answer to your question.
The whole idea of the HCG diet plan is based on the intake of calorie deficit foods and use the body’s stored fat for generating energy. It generates a moderate ketogenic metabolic state in the body where the primary source of energy is the stored fat rather than the daily intake of the food. A dieter is allowed only 500-calorie intake per day which is very low for the normal functioning of the human body. This is where the controversy on the topic arises. The doubters claim that such low-calorie intake will naturally bring down the weight of a person. But, you should note that a person cannot survive for 21 days with such low-calorie intake if they are not given the dose of HCG hormones. But, the HCG dieters do their entire daily functions normally and this because the HCG hormone is effective in metabolizing the stored fat in the body.
Is the diet really safe?
You might have heard that HCG diet makes you lose a massive amount of weight over a very short period and hence it is not safe for the body. But, let us tell that the diet plan is entirely safe given you to follow it under the supervision of trained experts. As discussed earlier the diet restricts you to a very low level of calorie intake that is dangerous to your body if you are not supplementing it with the prescribed doses of HCG hormones. The diet p is clinically developed treatment for obesity and so you must undergo the treatment under the supervision of the experts. You can get the whole procedure of treatment of any disease online but would you treat yourself with over the counter medicine without doctor’s supervision or prescription? Obviously no; because you know that there are certain things only a well-trained doctor can know. Then why do you choose to be a doctor yourself for treating your obesity? Get under the supervision of an expert and you’ll be entirely safe.
Does HCG have any side-effects?
You must have heard that HCG diet and the hormone have certain side-effects. Yes, a dieter can notice some side-effects like a headache, fatigue, dizziness, cramps, nausea etc. during the first week of the diet. It is natural to feel some uneasiness when your body’s metabolic state is being changed but the body adjusts to the change within a week. You also do not need to worry about any short-term or long-term side-effects of the hormone because it is a natural hormone and is being used for fertility treatment in females and males since ages. Further, the amount of the HCG hormone is so small and given over such a small period that it cannot have any long-term effects. Typically, the effect of the hormone is completely depleted within 3-days of the last dose.
How would you deal with the HCG symptoms?
You already know that the symptoms caused by HCG hormone ends within a week. But, you may want to reduce those symptoms to the minimum level. It is very easy to manage your body in the phase it is undergoing the metabolic change due to the HCG. Drink a plenty of water as it would help the body flush out toxins and ketones produced while breaking the stored fat into energy. You should also be taking a good multi-vitamin and non-sugar electrolyte drink every day to deal with the HCG symptoms.
Yes, HCG diet plan works effectively provided you follow it as a treatment rather than any regular diet plan.