As you’re probably aware, the HCG diet is one of the most highly recommended diets in the world. It is recommended by people because of the diet’s ability to help people lose a lot of fat in just a short amount of time.
Now, the HCG diet requires you to do two main things: Eat a calorie restricted diet (of only 500-calories per day) and use HCG hormone injections for a few weeks (depending on your program).
This seems good on the surface, but a lot of people are asking, “is this diet really doable?”
Before I answer that question, the founder of the HCG diet, Dr. Simeons, explains the three categories of fat;
Category 1: Dr. Simeons calls this category as the Structural Fat. Structural fats, according to Dr. Simeons, are the kind of fat that embeds our internal organs to protect it from harmful elements. These are the good kinds of fat, as they are very important in keeping our organs healthy.
Category 2: This category is what Dr. Simeons referred to as Normal Reserve Fat. If you remember your Biology class, unused energy is stored as fat by our bodies. This category is basically just that. Since we consume copious amounts of calories, and we never burn them (either through sports or exercise), it turns into fat, thus making us look unattractive. But, Dr. Simeons pointed out that this is still a normal type of body fat because it is just what the body does: it stores unused energy. In theory, you can just burn fat again if you decide to go do exercising or any physical activity.
Category 3: The third and final category of fat is what Dr. Simeons refers to as “abnormal fat”. In category 2, he points out that the body just stores unused energy as fat, and can be burned when doing physical activities. But, this 3rd category of fat is just stored in the body, which is a little bit harder to eliminate. Ever wonder why you get a bulging belly, even if you’ve nearly toned all other areas of your body? That is what Dr. Simeons wants people to get rid of, that is why he devised the HCG diet.
Now that you know the three fat categories that Dr. Simeons has researched, you should understand Dr Simeons is targeting unwanted fat. After seeing that both his male and female patients were able to lose a lot of unwanted weight quickly when experiencing elevated levels of HCG he created this program.
In answer to the question, is this diet doable; it is highly dependent on the individual. Only those who are prepared to eat a low calorie diet for a few weeks will receive results. However, if you cannot do this and inject yourself you will not be able to lose as much weight.