As you may or may not know, the majority of people following HCG diets and receiving HCG injections, do so to lose weight. While there are a wide range of weight-loss benefits associated with HCG diets, it also turns out that there are a number of health benefits that people can enjoy as well. The HCG diet protocol has been around since the 1950s, and is growing in popularity year by year. But just what is it about HCG diets that makes them so effective? Well, actually, there are a number of examples we can focus on. Here are several key advantages of HCG diet plans.
Muscle growth in men
As HCG diets are so low in calories, many men believe that it is impossible to build muscle on this diet. That however, is not true. You see, HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, mimics a hormone known as luteinizing hormone. This hormone plays a key role in the production of testosterone by the testes in men. This therefore allows the body to produce more testosterone, which is highly anabolic, which means that it assists with muscle growth and repair.
Though there is no easy-fix for weight loss, or no shortcuts, it has to be said that HCG can provide speedy results when it comes to fat loss. While the amounts lost per week will vary from person to person, on average you can expect between 3 and 5 pounds per week. Some however, can lose as much as 7 – 10 pounds in a week, possibly even more! What’s more, the vast majority of this weight loss is all fat.
No extreme exercise regimes required
If you’re not too fond of extreme exercise then you’ll be very pleased to hear that there is no intense exercise needed to lose weight on this diet. Some people believe that they have to spend hours on the treadmill each week, sweating profusely and struggling to catch their breath, in order to lose weight. In truth, all that is needed for optimal health is around 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day. This could come from walking to the local store and back, walking the dog, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, going for a walk with the kids, or anything else that gets you up and off your butt.
If you think that the HCG diet is dangerous, you’ll soon understand why you were misinformed. You see, the health benefits associated with HCG injections and the diet in general, are endless. Your risk of Type-2 diabetes will reduce exponentially, you’ll lose visceral body fat, your circulatory system will improve, your cardiovascular health will improve, your mood will improve, your immune system will increase, and much more besides. You will also begin to feel better about yourself mentally, so your confidence will improve as a result.