The HCG diet is a calorie restricted diet, combined with the hormone HCG that is designed for rapid weight loss. Dr Shadi Khalili provides medically supervised HCG Diet. (Not the homoeopathic HCG drops.)
What is HCG?
HCG is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone usually produced in women when they are pregnant. It acts to mobilise the mother’s fat reserves to ensure the developing baby has a constant supply of energy.
Dr Simeons an Italian Doctor developed the HCG diet protocol in the 1950’s and 1960’s for weight loss in men and women. He noticed the connection between overweight and hormonal imbalances. The original protocol used injections (still available) combined with calorie restriction. The idea of the diet is to force fat burning from difficult areas and redistribute the fat compartments.
HCG is now available in sub lingual drops, as well as nasal spray or injections. Note these are prescription treatments not homoeopathic. We advise HCG drops because of ease of use.
Is The HCG Pregnancy Hormone Harmful For Men?
The dosages used are timed small doses and can be used equally effectively in overweight men and non-pregnant women. The aim is to mobilise approximately 8000- 10,000 kilojoules worth of stored energy per day! Or the equivalent of 1/2 kilogramme of fat per day. Though the final amount of weight loss depends on individual factors (your genetic predisposition and speed of weight loss), the aim is for 5- 6 kilos weight loss in 3 weeks.
What Is Different about the HCG Diet ?
Losing weight is very challenging, and many people become disheartened. Low carb diets, HIIT exercise, are studied interventions for weight loss. The HCG diet comes into its own because of resetting hormones and metabolism to burn fat. It is designed for rapid weight loss, or for people who have difficulty to budging weight. The HCG drops are used morning and night, along with vitamin & mineral supplements and enzymes.
HCG Drops and Diet Preparation
We provide a complete package, HCG diet manual, recipe book, HCG drops as well as nutrient & enzyme supplements. For either three weeks or 6 weeks depending on your weight loss goal. However, this diet has strict calorie reduction and does require some planning to ensure you have everything on hand when you start.
It is so calorie restrictive that you cannot do intense exercise while on a diet and has time limits.
Dr Shadi Khalili offers a free 15-minute consultation to discuss the HCG program so you can gather information before you decide if it is right for you.