Frequently Asked Questions about HCG Diet

Miami HCG Doctor, Ian Concilio, M.D. at Elite Health Center offers customized HCG Diet programs to men and women that want to lose weight and feel healthier. Treating thousands of patients with the HCG Diet, Ian Concilio, M.D. has successfully helped men and women to achieve their weight loss goals and live healthier, more fulfilled lives. His customized programs are tailored to meet unique health conditions and concerns, which enables patients to safely and effectively lose weight.

Answers to some important frequently asked questions about weight loss with the HCG Diet include:

What is the HCG Diet?

The HCG Diet involves the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is a hormone produced in women’s bodies during pregnancy. This hormone works to break down a woman’s fat stores in order to feed a growing fetus if the woman cannot take in enough calories during her pregnancy. With the HCG Diet, men and women take the HCG hormone to break down fat, and they use it in conjunction with a very low calorie diet that consists of around 500 calories per day.

How does the HCG Diet work?

When a person that is not pregnant takes the HCG hormone, it works the same way as it does in a pregnant woman’s body. When the brain senses a nutrient deficit, it triggers the HCG hormone to break into locked away fat stores to provide energy and nutrients for a growing fetus. Typically, the body breaks down anywhere from 1500-2000 calories per day in body fat, and when used in conjunction with the 500 calorie per day diet, people are able to lose a significant amount of weight each day in body fat.

Who is a good candidate for the HCG diet plan?

People that have a BMI of around 20% or more, or that have over 15 to 20 pounds of body fat to lose are good candidates for the HCG Diet plan. This diet is not for people that only have around 5 to 10 pounds of weight to lose; however, Doctor Concilio has alternative therapies for people that have less weight to lose.

What is the typical daily meal plan for someone on the HCG diet plan?

Breakfast often consists of only coffee or tea and one melba toast, and lunch involves a lean meat such as chicken or a non-fatty fish, such as white fish, one green vegetable, and one low sugar fruit. Dinner is the same as lunch with the protein, vegetable, and fruit choice varying. Diet plans and daily caloric intakes vary depending on each patient’s unique dietary needs.

How can women benefit from an HCG diet?

The HCG Diet offers numerous benefits, which include rapid weight loss, reduced appetite, reset metabolism, relearned eating habits, and the prevention of obesity related diseases. Women can benefit from the HCG Diet because it helps them to regulate levels of estrogen. Body fat contains estrogen, and when it is lost, estrogen levels can also be reduced. This is beneficial because women can prevent estrogen dominance, which increases the risk for breast and uterine cancer, and lower levels of estrogen can reduce PMS, regulate periods, and balance hormone levels.

How can men benefit from an HCG diet?

Men can also obtain a wide number of benefits from the HCG Diet plan, including the prevention of Type II Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, high cholesterol and triglycerides, and hypertension. A loss of body fat with the HCG Diet can also help men to balance testostosterone levels. Increased body fat increases a man’s levels of estrogen, which suppresses testosterone, and when men lose weight with the HCG Diet, they can improve the effectiveness of testosterone by reducing the estrogen contained in body fat. As a result of weight loss and more effective testosterone men may notice improved libido, more toned muscle, increased energy, and better sexual performances.

Should I exercise as a part of my HCG diet plan?

If exercise was a part of person’s daily routine before beginning the HCG Diet, then it is okay to perform non-vigorous forms of exercise. However, rigorous exercise is not recommended as a part of the HCG Diet because it can disrupt the functioning of the hypothalamus and the resetting of the body’s metabolism. High levels of exercise may also inhibit the HCG hormone’s ability to trigger fat breakdown due to the burning of extra calories.

How can HCG be administered on the HCG diet?

The HCG hormone can be administered in the form of sublingual drops or injections that go subdermally or intramuscularly. Patients can administer the injections by themselves without visiting the doctor’s office.

How will losing weight on an HCG diet plan improve my quality of life?

First of all, losing weight provides a person with more energy and vitality to get through their day and perform their work or daily activities. It also helps people to feel more confident and have higher self esteem, which can greatly improve personal relationships. Losing weight with the HCG Diet can help men and women to prevent obesity related diseases such as heart disease, strokes, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and high triglycerides.

Doctor Ian Concilio of Elite Health Center in Miami Florida has treated thousands of patients with the HCG Diet, and many people have had astounding results. To learn more about weight loss with the HCG Diet, contact Ian Concilio, M.D. at Elite Health Center in Miami, Florida to schedule a free consultation!