Many people wonder how does the hCG diet work? Using pharmaceutical grade hCG and not the OTC kind, works to help realease 1,500 to 4,000 calories a day into your system from mobilized fat. Along with the 500 calories you consume each day your body now feels like it is getting 2000 + calories a day. You do not feel hungry and your body does not go into starvation mode.
Dr. Simmeons found that five hundred calories a day along with the hCG is optimum for weight loss. The hCG diet is easy to follow. The key thing to getting results is to follow the diet according to the protocol. If you eat more calories than you should on the plan you may not lose weight and plateau or you may even gain. Adding any amount of starch or sugar can result in weight gain and bring cravings back. You will be able to add in starch and sugars in the maintenance phase of the program.
Once completing the maintenance phase, the weight is kept off due to the reduction of cravings, decreased appetite and a new weight set point. We have had patients who stated they desired some of the foods they crave like cake and cookies and couldn't wait to have them. After doing the diet patients found they didn't appreciate those foods like they use to and preferred healthier choices.
When doing the hCG diet you need to follow the protocol as it is layed out so you get the best possible results. Men and women vary in the amount of weight they will lose in the three weeks. Never compare yourself to anyone else.
Make sure you administer the hCG according to protocol. Keep it refridgerated. Follow the dietary protocol without any exceptions. Do not exceed five hundred calories a day. Drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Take your supplements. Walk for at least twenty minutes per day. In three weeks you may lose anywhere from 14 to 24 pounds!