Posts for: February, 2015

By Memorial Weight Loss Clinic PLLC
February 25, 2015
Category: Health
Tags: HCG Program  

Learn more about the myths surrounding the HCG Program so you can be decide whether this weight loss plan is right for you.

According to the NIH, about two-thirds of American adults are obese or overweight, and about 114 million have problems losing weight. While losing weight can sometimes be as simple as eating right and working out more, there is often more to it.

That’s why we offer the HCG Program, which has helped countless patients in Houston shed the pounds without losing muscle. Since the program requires daily HCG intake (a hormone found in pregnant women) and a low calorie diet, there have been a lot of rumors being spread about this program. Learn more about the top myths surrounding this HCG weight loss program.

Myth #1: This program’s low caloric intake could be dangerous.

Fact: If someone not on the HCG program decided to follow a 500-calorie-a-day plan then they could do some serious harm to themselves; however, the reason the HCG program works with such a low caloric intake is that HCG is taken each day, which makes the body consume fat instead of muscle for energy. Furthermore, this calorie-restrictive program is only part of the first 4-week phase, after which your daily intake increases.

Myth #2: HCG doesn’t actually do anything or affect weight loss.

Fact: While it might seem odd that a hormone found in pregnant women helps people lose weight, this hormone actually targets and uses stored fat for energy. Of course if you didn’t take the HCG pills and only consumed 500 calories per day then it would be difficult to lose the weight and keep it off; however, the HCG helps get rid of unwanted fat deposits.

Myth #3: The HCG program causes serious side effects.

Fact: Not everyone will experience side effects while on the HCG program; however, as with consuming any supplement, some people can be sensitive to its effects. Some may experience dizziness or irritability, which could be brought about by low blood sugar. However, the best way to combat these symptoms is to incorporate foods into your 500-calorie diet that helps boast blood sugar.

By being able to separate fact from fiction you can now make an informed decision regarding whether the HCG program is right for you. To find out more about weight loss in Houston by contacting us at Memorial Weight Loss Clinic, PLLC.