Low Carb Diets Like the 800 Calorie HCG Diet Are Safe and Effective
HCG Diet Drops used in the 800 calorie HCG diet is an option for someone who wants to lose weight. quickly.Its a very low carb, high protein diet. Before selecting this option, you should become familiar with how a low-carb diet works, as well as what kind of results to expect and what risks may be involved. Individuals should also consider their health, lifestyle and personal food preferences to determine if they are well suited for success on a low-carb diet. Too much fat in your diet can cause rapid weight gain and gradually leads to obesity and other related health problems. Excessive saturated fat in the diet can also elevate cholesterol levels, particularly LDL (low density lipoprotein – the bad cholesterol).
The big news recently was this: People burned, on average, 300 more calories a day when they were eating the very low carb plan than they did on the high-carb plan. This is before the reduction in total calories. The low-glycemic diet was somewhere in between. The study authors concluded that, over time, people eating a low-fat diet would have a much harder time maintaining their weight loss than people on a lower-carb regimen. That’s the reason that low carb diets are better.
Our Bodies Do Need Carbs
Remember, our body does need carbs. What I try to explain is that carbs are what fuels your body and gives your muscles energy. If they are worried about carbs and weight gain then explain that if you stop eating carbs early in the day about 4pm that they will be absorbed and used by your muscles. Eating carbs late in the day is where problems start. Its not the fruits or the “good carbs”, but the high glycemic index carbs such as bread, sugar, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes that cause all of the problems when your muscles are inactive at night.
Fast and Safe Weight Loss is the Key to Success with HCG
The issue of rapid vs. slow weight loss as a predictor of long term success has been debated for years among just about everyone. Some professionals believe that the slower the loss, the more successful the result, others believe that rapid loss leads to dangerous metabolic problems and a quick regain of the weight when the diet plan ends. None of these theories hold up under scientific review.
The issue should be, which diet method- fast or slow is safe and which one lead to permanent success’s-the true measure of a good plan.
Medical Studies Regarding Very Low Calorie Diets, Fast and Healthy Weight Loss and Safe!
Dr.’s Adam Tsai and Thomas A. Wadden from the University of Pennsylvania Center of Weight and Eating Disorders summarize all of the available scientific studies in their 2006 report in Obesity Research. Participants in the very lower calorie diets ate or drank 800 calories a day or less, while those in the conventional diets ate or drank 1200 or more calories a day. At the end two months, there was almost twice as many pounds lost in the very low calorie group as in the more traditional groups. More important serious side effects were not different in either group. Here is what they wrote:
“Six randomized trials were found that met inclusion criteria. VLCDs, compared with LCDs, induced significantly greater short-term weight losses (16.1 +/- 1.6% vs. 9.7 +/- 2.4% of initial weight, respectively; p = 0.0001) but similar long-term losses (6.3 +/- 3.2% vs. 5.0 +/- 4.0%, respectively; p > 0.2). Attrition was similar with VLCD and LCD regimens.”
Given these results there appears to be no reason not to use very low calorie diets to speed up the weight loss. Some authors believe that dieters that lose weight quickly are more successful. Almost all are associated with rapid improvement in cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar.
Since rapid loss is not associated with increase morbidity or adverse effects, maybe the choice should be left to the dieter rather than the doctor in this case. Many dieters do better when they lose quickly because of the reinforcement from family and friends. Even if people know that they will weigh 30 lbs. less in a year, they are not always content to lose 3/4 of a lb. a week. It’s just human nature.
Professionals and non professionals might do better letting the dieter choice between fast vs. slow weight loss. Many people I see become very encouraged when they have rapid weight loss–they fit into clothes they have not been able to wear for years, and spouses and friends become very encouraging. When it comes to diets, one size certainly does not fit all.
HCG is Amazing & Safe Weight Loss that Has Been Used by Millions of People Since 1954!
The HCG diet has been used since the early 1950’s. That is a long time and there is a lot of accumulated experience. The early reports of Dr Simeons’ who invented the diet in the early 1950’s reported a weight loss of a 1 pound per day, despite age, sex and starting weight. Latter reports from Dr Simeons stated that many people might only lose 1/2 lb. per day. You need to remember, Dr Simeons patients were given daily injections of the HCG hormone that were prepared daily. (This would be almost impossible today, since the vial of HCG contains more than one injections and would have to be discarded.) Dr Simeons was treating groups of patients at the same time in his hospital in Rome. In addition, all of the food was prepared by the Simeons’ kitchen in the hospital. Thus the result observed by Dr Simeons might be more difficult to reach given these very unusual condition.
I have treated more than 1100 patients with HCG drops or prescription injections or pills, I have personally seen ½ to l lb depending upon the weight of the patient, recent weight loss attempts, gender and age. More important motivation plays an important role. HCG can be used by both men and women and in teens above 17 years old. Anyone with a BMI of 26 can use the HCG. Here is the average weight loss I observed. Your results may differ.
The Average 800 Calorie HCG Diet Weight Loss:
30-day program – average loss for women is 15-30lbs, men is 20-40lbs
60-day program – average loss for women is 30-50lbs, men is 40-60lbs
To get these type of results, you need to follow the 800 calorie HCG plan carefully. Watch the portions of protein, especially beef. Avoid cooking oils, olive oils, dairy products except that listed on the food menu. Watch the snacks, especially the no sugar cookies. Its easy to eat too many.
While the average weight loss is 1/2 to 1 pounds per day, it is important to be aware that this does NOT mean that you will lose 1-2 pounds every day. It is very common to lose a few ounces one day, and 2 pounds the next day. Averages are taken into consideration at the END of one’s round of HCG. So, don’t be discouraged if you are not losing 1-2 pounds per day. It will all average out at the end.
Here Is the Average Weekly Weight Loss During the First Three Weeks with HCG Diet Drops and the 800 Calorie HCG Food Plan:
Weight loss depends on many variables: including not skipping meals, age, gender, weight to lose, motivation, medical problems and most important starting weight. Here is simple way to predict what you might lose in the first 3 weeks of the HCG diet:
- Green: under 59 males with 40 lbs. to lose
- Purple: over 60 males with 40 lbs. to lose; women under 59 with 40 lbs. to lose
- Orange: under 59 males with 20 lbs. to lose; women over 59 with 40 lbs. to lose
- Brown: women with 10 lb to lose
Ways to Maximize Your HCG Diet Weight Loss:
- Try adding a glass or 2 of green tea to your day.
- Don’t eat 2 apples for the two fruits, or cut down on the size of the apples.
- American beef is fatty; cut it down or out. Seafood and chicken are much better choices, shrimp and lobster are even better.
- Check all condiments for any form of sugar
- Try leaving out one or both bread sticks or Melba toast.
- Try adding 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to your daily routine.
- Grapefruit is a fat burner; add a serving to your diet.
Richard Lipman MD is a endocrinologist and board certified internist who has treated more than 10,000 overweight patients in his Miami office with his new 800 calorie HCG diet for the past 10 years in Miami, Fl