Weight Loss FAQ
1. What is HCG and how does it work?
HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many utilities and is used medically to treat a variety of inabilities . It is the pregnancy hormone. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and child . This acts as a "fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed instantly. For weight loss , we use only a very small amount of HCG to exploit on this same method. Using HCG in this way does not imitate pregnancy; in fact, it can be usefully used by both men and women.
2. Is HCG Safe?
HCG is purely safe. Women may experience increased levels during pregnancy with no bad affects. The small amount used for weight loss has no know side effects.
3. Is HCG safe for men?
The HCG is actually already present in men. It is found in every human tissue, including males and non pregnant women as well as pregnant . The clinical studies conducted at our HCG SlimXpress™ centers show that men generally get even faster results and tend to lose more weight than women.
4. If HCG works so well for weight reduction, why don't pregnant women lose weight?
HCG works to utilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat. For weight loss, a very low calorie diet of all the right foods is used to initiate HCG to help rid the body of fat.
5. Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a very low calorie diet?
It is true that usually when cutting back on calories and fat, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. This occurs because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. When a very low calorie diet is used in combination with the HCG, the hormone signals the body to used stored fat for energy, and consumes excess fat deposits. It's a natural process, so no ill effects on your metabolism will result. The HCG keeps the body from going into starvation mode and holding onto fat as it resets your metabolism.
6. Does the weight loss slow down after the first month?
Many times there is a large amount of weight loss in the first, then a plateau of leveling off. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped . Typically , inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion. Remember the HCG SlimXpress™ program stresses on fat and inch loss.
7. Is it ok to skip a food or protein at one of my meals?
No you don't ever want to omit any of your meals. It's vital to eat all of your 500 calories and especially your protein so that you only reduce fat and not muscle.
8. Can I exercise daily?
Low key or no exercise only! Anyone who perform excessive exercises will be starving and will want to give up, plus their body will go into undernourishment mode and they will lose less weight! Your calorie intake is not large enough for this. You can do about 20 min. of walking a day and a few sit ups or push ups if you feel it's needed. You will not be losing muscle just fat, so when you go back to the gym you won't skip a beat, you will just be thinner!!!
9.Wouldn't I reduce the same amount of mass consuming a very low calorie diet without HCG?
You can lose weight simply by consuming fewer calories and fat, but because the body reserves fat during times of disposition, you will most likely lose muscle and bone before fat. This causes cellular metabolism to slow down, so in the long run, it would make gaining weight easier, as well as decrease bone density and muscle mass. By using HCG with the low calorie diet, extra fat is utilized for energy and the rest is eliminated; the low calorie diet is vital in restricting instant refilling of emptied fat cells. You benefit by preferentially getting rid of surplus fat without affecting your bone and muscle. With HCG you can lose the weight easily and keep it off !
10.Should I be concerned about buying and using HCG manufactured in China or India?
Some people are purchasing HCG from internet pharmacies illegally without a recommendation. The HCG they are buying through these pharmacies is usually coming from China and or India. Though the HCG from China and or India is very cheap this HCG could at best be inferior and at worst contaminated . The HCG they are injecting might be working but at what cost to their health. Note the following warning. As the manufacturing goes to China and India, the risk to human health is growing exponentially," said Brant Zell, past chairman of the Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force. The group represents American drug-ingredient manufacturers that filed a citizen's petition with the FDA last year asking the agency to oversee foreign firms more aggressively . "The low level there" of follow-up inspections, "combined with the huge amount of importing, greatly increases the potential that consumers will get products that have impurities or ineffective ingredients," he said. There are even reports that Doctors in the Seattle Seattle area could be selling this inferior HCG from China and India unintentionally to their patients. Before you use any HCG in your body you have the right and responsibility to know the quality and source of your HCG. We can provide our patients with the acknowledged evidence of the following guarantee.
11.The HCG diet is very low calorie, will I get hungry?
With the "original” HCG diet with its extreme calorie and protein restriction this was common. At our weight loss clinic the amount of calories is customized for you to reduce or eliminate this and other problems associated with the original HCG diet.
12.How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?
On average, our patients lose around 20 lbs* per month. Often, people lose 10 to 14 lbs* in the first week.
13.Why are some people calling HCG the "Weight Loss Cure"?
HCG is also being called the "Weight Loss Cure" because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for a period of time. Or put another way, it helps you maintain your weight and not regain the pounds you've lost.
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