The Divinity HCG Weight Loss Protocol
It is no secret that weight gain is one of the issues that plagues men and women as they age and approach peri-menopause, menopause, and andropause (male menopause). This is one of the most challenging situations people face and even the most educated and successful individuals are often hung up by this one thing that they can’t seem to get under control: weight gain. The Divinity True HCG Diet is a wonderful program because it is a roadmap to regaining optimum health and losing weight safely and effectively.
What is HCG?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced by the placenta in pregnant women and almost completely controls the metabolic function through the hypothalamus throughout the pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief however, the HCG used in the HCG diet protocols is a variation of the HCG form used for fertility treatments, and in a much smaller dose. All HCG used for medical purposes is natural, but created in laboratories from sterile cells. It is NOT extracted from women or animal urine- a common misconception.
How does HCG work?
In a pregnant woman, the HCG produced by the placenta is responsible for mobilizing stored fat from the mother and make those calories available to the growing fetus. In an HCG weight loss protocol, it is theorized that the administered HCG does exactly the same thing, mobilizing your stored fat and making it available for your body to burn and consume. It is estimated that the HCG mobilizes between 2500 and 3000 calories each day, making those calories available for your muscles to consume. In the 1970s, Dr. Simeons used these principals of HCG to develop the HCG diet and it has found tremendous success every since.
How much weight will I lose with the HCG diet?
One pound is generally lost in the first day. Most HCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 lbs a day during the 40-day diet. Factors that can produce faster weight loss include increasing vegetable intake and mixing a salad with each meal. Fiber intake is very important, and water intake is extremely important, as well.
Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with HCG shots?
HCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the Simeons protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from unhealthy fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, HCG dieters usually report a feeling of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual.
Why the 500 calorie diet – VLCD (very low calorie diet )?
HCG diet shots cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat from fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. It is estimated that the HCG mobilizes between 2500 and 3000 calories from fat each day, making those calories available for your muscles to consume. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is that HCG dieters lose 1 to 2 lbs of fat or more per day.
Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?
It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week, you will find even very tiny servings are completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released. In addition, your stomach will begin adjusting to smaller meals. It is common that HCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that 500 calorie limit!
Who is a right candidate for HCG injections?
The majority of men and women can use HCG injections for weight loss. It is recommended that dieters consult a physician concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. The physician will NOT permit HCG weight loss injections for women who are pregnant or nursing.
Will I gain the weight back after the HCG diet?
After the True HCG diet, not only will you have lost physical weight, former HCG Dieters also report a change for the better in appetite, a natural course of modified eating behavior. They also report this as being an ideal situation for easily transitioning into a healthy relationship with food.
With all of these changes and experiences, the HCG Diet is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.
Will you gain the weight back after HCG? There is no reason you should, so long as you have replaced any former negative eating and inactive lifestyle habits with new, healthy perspectives on food and exercise.
Most post-HCG dieters find a minimum amount of daily activity is sufficient to maintaining their HCG weight loss goal. A minimum amount of exercise is recommended not only for weight maintenance, but also for the added health benefits. Recommended activities include: Yoga, 20 minutes of cardio, or any number of activities you may enjoy, that gets your heart moving. With your hypothalamus “reset,” you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.
How about safety and side effects of HCG administration?
There are rarely side effects reported while using HCG diet shots, or oral HCG for weight loss. When the HCG shots are used for fertility reasons, the larger amount is known to cause occasional headaches, and pregnancy symptoms. However, the amount used for the HCG diet protocol is significantly less than the HCG used for fertility purposes and rarely causes any noticeable side effects.
According to Dr. Meg Qayum, the Divinity True HCG Diet is about more than just weight loss. Many patients (including Dr. Meg) who complete the program have also experienced other health benefits, including lowered cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. Studies have shown that maintaining healthy levels in these four areas- blood pressure, bad cholesterol, central obesity (belly fat), and blood sugar (insulin resistance) – increases life expectancy while decreasing the incidence of heart disease and stroke.
We use a combination of nutraceuticals and prescription (not homeopathic) HCG, to help patients not only lose weight, but also learn how to eat right to keep the weight off.
“This professionally supervised medical weight loss protocol is working for me, my family and my patients. I would be happy to help YOU on your weight loss journey.” –Dr. Meg Qayum