There are dozens of benefits of using a hormone diet such as the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) diet to lose weight, as a hormone like HCG can accelerate weight loss dramatically. Hundreds of thousands of people have tried the diet and have experienced weight loss of up to 1 pound per day. There are few other diets that can match that rate of weight loss safely, and this particular diet has proven to be safe and effective over the past 50+ years. The diet was developed by a physician in the 1950s, and it has had minimal changes through the years because the original diet protocol is nearly perfect and has shown to be the most effective for weight loss.
No exercise is required on the diet
The human chorionic gonadotropin diet does not require any exercise at all. This can be a major convenience for people who have minimal time but need to lose a large amount of weight quickly. The diet actually forbids exercise during the very low calorie diet phase (VLCD) which lasts either three weeks or six weeks depending on the version of the diet that is used. Exercise can resume during Phase 3 of the diet, which involves weight maintenance and the gradual reintroduction of foods. Several diets require exercise in combination with dieting requirements, and this can create an unnecessary burden. Exercise is certainly recommended when a person is not dieting, and there are many benefits to maintaining a regular workout regimen.
Disease symptoms can be reversed
Amazingly, on the HCG hormone diet there are a wide range of disease symptoms that can be reversed. For instance, people who are pre-diabetic or even full diabetic have seen their insulin resistance lowered and their natural insulin production increase after they go on one or multiple rounds of the diet. This is because insulin resistance is thought to result from excess simple carbohydrate and grain consumption, and this diet bans those foods for a period of time, allowing the body the time to heal itself and recover while only consuming natural and healthy foods. The foods allowed on the diet are carefully controlled and help the body heal itself while restoring a normal metabolism. Many people experience life changing symptom reversals and in many cases they are able to reduce or come off of their medications.
Low calorie recipes can prove useful after the hormone diet is over
There are thousands of low calorie recipes that can be used on this diet, and since its popularity has increased in recent years there is a wide selection of choices available. These recipes can continue be used even after the diet is over simply for healthy eating. Many people choose to continue to eat HCG diet foods after the diet is over, which can definitely help maintain a normal weight and contribute to overall well-being as long as there is a normal calorie intake. The very low calorie diet is only designed to last for a limited period of time safely, but once this phase of the diet is over, the recipes and allowed foods can continue to be used afterward for weight maintenance.
Few other diets can match the speed of weight loss
People often need to lose weight quickly for a particular goal such as an upcoming wedding or event, and there are a wide range of diets available to do this, but very few diets can match the speed of weight loss that the HCG hormone diet offers. In just three weeks of time, or less than one month, a person can lose up to 23 pounds of body fat, which is much faster than what most diets can offer. Most other diets offer weight loss at a speed of one or two pounds per week maximum. The diet is certainly not the easiest in the world, but without a doubt it is effective and safe.