With the number of delicious cuisines and restaurants growing day by day, overeating, even more so, unhealthy eating has been engulfing the world. “I need to start losing weight” is a thought that hits us at least twice a day. Some people spend hours a day sweating it out at the gym, some prefer going the diet way and other simply use a combination of both.
HCG, standing for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone that indicates pregnancy. And now, this has started being used as a weight-loss stimulator. The HCG diet requires you to consume only 500 calories a day along with the HCG hormones. The diet is said to cause rapid weight loss, provided the guidelines are strictly followed.
1. HCG diet injections
As you may know, our body contains lots of fats. Now, fats are not necessarily bad. Fats are protective of the crucial organs from mechanical injury. They are also highly nutritious. However, too much fat is where the problem lies. Excess fat gets deposited in parts around the stomach or thigh. These are what cause obesity and need to be pin-pointed and eliminated.
Consuming these HCG injections, also known as HCG shots, along with a low-calorie diet enable mobility of the excess fats and stimulate the loss of your weight.
The side effects of taking HCG diet injections are; acne, breast tenderness, irregularities in the menstrual cycle, ovarian pain.
2. HCG drops
Leptin is a hormone – that forms in fat cells – which stimulates the burning of fat deposits. The HCG drops target leptin to enable faster burning. In addition, it helps cut down your appetite to a large extent too.
The drops contain other boosters of metabolism that provide nutrition and helps quicker weight loss whilst retaining muscle tissues. Overall, these drops see to it that organs involved in metabolism of fat are operating well.
You must take the drops in prescribed amount. An excess is strict no. The drops make their way through the veins and tissues into the blood stream after which it starts doing its job. It is usually administered under the tongue but can be swallowed too.
The possible side effects of the drops include headaches, nausea, constipation, leg cramps and
3. HCG Pellets
HCG pellets can be consumed in the same way the drops are – placing them below the tongue. They work the same manner the other two types work and contains most of the same ingredients too.
These ingredients are graphites, amino acids, B vitamins, capsicum annuum, homeopathic HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and fucus vesiculosus.
It is usually said that the HCG drops are the most preferred amongst the three, due to many reasons. Whichever type of HCG diet you choose, there are four phases in which this diet shows its effect. The HCG phases include loading, actual diet, stabilization, and maintenance.