Weighing the Pros vs Cons of an HCG Diet

Weighing the Pros vs Cons of an HCG Diet

There is an extraordinary amount of buzz around a diet that consists of taking human chorionic gonadotropin hormone and cutting down the amount of calories you consume each day. Thousands of people have successfully lost weight with this diet, but is it for everyone?

The number of success stories that the HCG diet has leaves little doubt about if it works, it’s the benefits and potential hazards brought about by the HCG diet that you need to be aware of.

1. The Biggest Pro: Rapid Weight Loss

HCG is a chemical that promotes more metabolic activity while acting as a hunger suppressant. This makes it possible for dieters to attack the two major fronts that any good diet needs to: caloric intake and caloric expenditure.

2. A Big Con: Rapid Weight Loss

The biggest benefit of the HCG diet can also be the biggest setback. If you stick to an improper diet that has you losing too much weight in too short of a time period, you can face problems like heart failure, kidney failure and other stress-related conditions.

This makes seeking proper medical supervision a necessity while you’re on this diet, especially because you may already be at risk for such conditions due to being overweight.

“Note” – the authors at Doctors Best Wellness Center encourage HCG use but not using the outdated Simeons’s protocol used by most “HCG clinics”. We use HCG as an adjuvant along with a medically supervised rapid weight loss program.

3. Pro: It’s Accessible

Unlike many other diets that rely on rare fruits and exotic herbs, the HCG hormone can be acquired from weight loss clinics around the world with little effort.

This makes it a diet that can be accessible to everyone who wants to try it.

4. Con: Improper Advice

Like every diet that gains popularity, everyone seems to be an expert. The problem is that the HCG diet involves changing the way your body works, which can be extremely hazardous to both your long-term and short-term health.

The drawback is that bad advice about the HCG diet gets spread around due to the number of people trying to profit from it. It’s important to seek someone knowledgeable in health and nutrition to undergo this diet safely.

5. Pro: Less Lifestyle Changes

As dieters start new programs, they tend to stop because of the tremendous changes required to their lifestyles. This makes it easy to fail dieting, which can lead to other problems down the road.

One big benefit of the Doctors Best HCG diet is that you can be successful with it while undergoing minimal changes to your lifestyle. All you need to change is how much you eat while taking the HCG hormone. Any successful diet requires some type of physical activity and at Doctors Best Wellness Center we encourage a healthy nutritional plan, teach you how to eat properly and HCG is used to help stimulate your body to burn fat preferentially and protect the priceless muscle.

If you feel HCG is not for you, we have several safe, healthy medically supervised alternatives to lose weight without hunger. Our top priority is diagnosing and treating the cause of your weight problem to make this your last diet ever. Call (954) 252-5454 to schedule your Fort Lauderdale HCG Diet appointment today!

HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.

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