Note: this is part of a continuing guest blog series about Kim’s journey with HCG medical weight loss. Read Kim’s other entries here:
Another area of my life that compliments the HCG diet Phase 3 is exercise. During the low calorie phase, exercise (other than walking) is not recommended. In Phase 3 you can start to add in more physical activity as you ramp up your calories.
I began with walking and steady state running. After a few weeks I’ve added more intense interval training, bootcamp, lifting, kettlebells, yoga and long distance runs. The biggest thing I noticed was that with my weight being lighter I had less joint pain and my endurance had improved.
One of my accomplishments a few weeks into phase 3 was that I completed the Tough Mudder. A 10 mile muddy obstacle course race!
For a lot of people, it can be difficult (seemingly impossible) to lose weight. Even with diet and exercise, some people just can’t lose the weight they want to. If this sounds like you, hCG medical weight loss may be your ticket to losing the weigh you desire to lose. In this article, we are going to explain how hCG medically supervised weight loss can help you lose up to 30 lbs. in just 40 days.
hCG Medical Weight Loss – Get a Clean Start
The hCG medical weight loss program is a tried and true method that has helped thousands of people successfully lose weight using a combination of diet and hormone therapy. Here’s how the program works.
The first step is to have a doctor perform a preliminary assessment to gauge your overall health and to ensure you are a good candidate for the program. If your physician determines that you qualify, you will begin receiving weekly hormone injections.
Over the following weeks you will have weekly check-ins with you doctor. At these appointments, your doctor will administer hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injections to reduce hunder and metabolize fat.
In addition to the hCG injections, you will have to follow a calorie-controlled diet. The program comes with comprehensive meal plans and shopping guides to help you buy and prepare healthy foods.
Combining all of these elements helps to reduce your appetite, minimize cravings, and reset your metabolism – all with the goal of creating long-term weight loss.
Medically Supervised Weight Loss
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What is the HCG diet?
It’s a short 21-40 day eating plan where you give yourself HCG injections each morning, have a list of foods you can eat and times of day to eat them, and limit yourself to 500 calories. This is followed by a 6 week period of a maintenance diet.
How much weight can I lose?
Men lose more than women. But on average people lose 1/2-1lb per day they are on the diet. I am on day 16 and have lost 17lbs. If you have a lot of weight / fat to lose you usually lose weight faster.
Aren’t you starving only eating 500cal?
NO! That’s the best part. There HCG accesses your fat stores and uses it as fuel for your body. It’s a simple eating plan to follow. And there are very specific rules. And no cheating!
Can I exercise while on HCG?
Not really. Walking 20 minutes a Day is recommended but no intense lifting or other workouts. Exercise can actually slow weight loss due to water retention!
What’s my favorite meal on HCG?
Chicken burger with cilantro, homemade mustard, cayenne pepper and garlic with a tomato and lettuce bun. (1 protein, 1 fruit (tomato), 1 veggie).