The HCG protocol is a highly effective program for speedy weight loss. It was developed by the famous Dr. A. T. W. Simeons in the year 1971. HCG is a hormone secreted by a developing embryo inside the womb of a pregnant woman. Dr. Simeons believes the hormone can rapidly release those excess fats from your body and can help you gain the perfect body shape.
HCG protocol is the abbreviation used for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin protocol. This protocol is basically a dietary program which is world renowned for its capabilities of shedding extra fat from your body. This program can be very effective in losing that excess body weight and get rid of all those unhealthy fats accumulated in your body. This protocol or the program was developed by the famous Dr. A. T. W. Simeons in the year 1971. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is basically a hormone which is secreted by a developing embryo inside the womb of a pregnant woman. As per the HCG program, Dr. Simeons recommends the intake of limited doses of HCG along with your diet. He believes the hormone can remove the stored fat in your body and facilitate speedy weight loss.
Adopting the HCG protocol requires you to take HCG injections on a daily basis for 6 weeks. This duration is called a cycle. The injections are pushed in your stomach about 1-2 inches away from your navel. In US, the program has also been prescribed by FDA as a major treatment for fertility.
In HCG protocol, the first 3 days of each HCG cycle is termed as the Loading period. During this period, the dieters are instructed to eat fatty foods in large quantity. Consuming fatty foods in high amount along with the HCG injections during the first 3 days will instruct the body on how to utilize excess fats as a fuel.
After the completion of the loading period, the dieters are required to observe a particular balanced diet plan for the remaining days of the cycle. The diet plan for every day includes three servings of protein, two minor servings of fruits (like a small Apple, etc.) and two minor servings of saccharides and carbohydrates (like wheat crackers, etc.). Dieters can consume non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, lettuce, cucumber, etc. in an unlimited quantity. This compete diet plan involves around 500 calories/day.
Diets providing below 800 calories/day like the one mentioned above, are termed as very low calorie diets (VLCD’s) and should only be practiced under observation of a licensed physician. Although FDA hasn’t yet approved HCG protocol as a weight losing program (as of 2011), but the followers of this program have reported positive results from it. The program is said to be very effective in releasing those unwanted extra fats from your body and can help you gain that perfect shape rapidly.