HCG, also known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone that is produced by pregnant women by the placenta. It is a glycoprotein that is made up of 244 amino acids. HCG also helps the body create progesterone and helps line the uterus with a thick wall of blood vessels and capillaries to assist the growing fetus. HCG has been used to treat infertility in women and to increase sperm count in men. It has been found that HCG regulates the brain set point for hunger and also how your body metabolizes fat. HCG alerts the body to release stored fat when needed. This is apparent in pregnant women who have severe morning sickness or live an unhealthy lifestyle. They are still able to go full term and have a healthy baby.
It depends on you as only you know how much weight you wish to lose. A single bottle of HCG drops (1 oz) helps in losing around 7 to 12 lbs. The time it takes is a month on average. Therefore, if you wish to lose 50 lbs then we strongly recommend following the diet for at least 4 months in a row. Yes, you need to follow in a row as only then you will be able to lose weight. Skipping the HCG diet every month will throw your system to into chaos as it will forced to choose between fatty food consumption and low calorie consumption. Therefore, before starting your HCG diet plan it accordingly and decide for how long you wish to be on the diet and how much weight is needed to be lost.
Once again, none of the recipes presented here will be tough to actually make. They are simple, easy, and can always be tweaked slightly to fit each individual's personal tastes.
As always, the selections presented here will help you achieve all your goals with the HCG diet. You never have to worry about cheating or overeating if you use these recipes as your guide.
Helpful Hint: purchase a large package of pre-frozen individually packed tilapia and/or chicken. If you are hungry for a quick meal, just stick it on the Foreman Grill and you can eat in less than 10 minutes.