Benefits of the HCG Diet For Men and Women
The HCG Diet works for both men and women, and sometimes, men can actually lose more weight than women on the diet. When men and women follow a low calorie diet of around 500 calories per day, they can lose around a pound per day without suffering from intense hunger. The functions of the HCG hormone are not really sex related; it functions more on a metabolic level. Metabolically, the benefits for men and women are similar, and both men and women can experience long lasting weight loss.
HCG Weight Loss For Men
In men, weight gain usually occurs around middle age, and this can occur due to imbalanced hormones, stress, a poor diet, and a lack of exercise. A poor diet and a lack of exercise can inevitably lead to weight gain; however, when diet and exercise habits are improved, men may still experience difficulty in losing weight. Weight loss resistance can occur due to imbalances in hormone levels, and in men, testosterone decline can affect weight loss.
Testosterone is responsible for muscle growth, excellent workout performances, strength, agility, and bone health, and when it is deficient, weight loss and muscle gain can be difficult to achieve. Stress also promotes the secretion of hormones that can convert sex hormones, such as testosterone, into cortisol, which is the hormone that is released during stress. Dr. Lewerenz can help patients to determine if these imbalances are present, and he can help them devise a program that will give them optimal weight loss results.
HCG Weight Loss For Women
In women, several factors can affect weight loss, and most women experience weight gain during perimenopause and menopause. During perimenopause, the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone, which can cause a woman to retain water and hold onto fat. Perimenopause lasts from four to six years, and menopause follows perimenopause after 12 months of amenorrhea.
During menopause, the adrenal glands take over the production of estrogen and progesterone, and the ovaries stop producing significant amounts of sex hormones. If a woman has healthy adrenal glands, which would entail a lifetime of eating healthy, exercising, and experiencing minimal amounts of stress, then the hormones can remain balanced. However, this is usually not the case. For this reason, hormones become imbalanced, and women have difficulties with weight loss. Dr. Lewerenz can help women to determine the root of weight loss difficulties and devise a program that will meet individual needs.
The HCG Diet yields several benefits for both men and women. Some of these benefits may include:
Rapid Weight Loss
Most people are able to lose around one pound per day, and many people lose around 30 pounds in one month.
Lack of Hunger
Because between 1500-2000 calories worth of energy and nutrients are being released into the bloodstream every day from fat storages, most people do not feel hungry. The 500-calorie a day diet supplies even more energy and nutrients to help people reduce their appetites.
Reduced Mood Fluctuations
The steady flow of calories and energy into the body helps to stabilize blood sugar, which can help moods to remain healthy. Other diets can cause blood sugar to go up and down, which can cause drastic mood swings.
Decreased Loss of Lean Muscle
If a person is not taking in enough daily calories, the body tends to break down lean muscle because it contains a high amount of protein, which is most easily used for energy in the body. The HCG Diet provides enough energy and nutrients to the body so that it does not need to break down muscle for a quick source of energy.
Reduced Problem Areas
The HCG Diet targets fat breakdown in the areas of the body that have the most fat, which usually includes the abdomen, legs, buttocks, backs of the arms, and the hips. Therefore, many people are able to reduce body fat in these areas.
Reduced Food Cravings
Food cravings are the body’s way of letting a person know that there is a nutritional or energetic deficit, and usually, the body seeks to fill the deficiency as soon as possible. This causes a person to crave the fastest source of a fat, sugar, protein, or carbohydrate, and sometimes, quick sources of energy are not the healthiest foods. However, the HCG Diet can help people to avoid nutrient deficits and food cravings.
Permanent Weight Loss
After completing the HCG Diet, most people are able to permanently maintain their weight loss, and this is because the body has reset its metabolism. Another contributing factor to permanent weight loss may be that patients learn healthier eating habits while on the diet and continue to eat nutritious food after stopping the HCG.
Dr. Lewerenz can help patients to lose their desired amount of weight and reap the benefits of the HCG protocol. Thousands of men and women have been able to increase their metabolism, energy, and overall health with the HCG Diet.