Fat Burning Diet for Summer

Apr 13, 2015 | Blog

hcg dietAs summer approaches, you’ll want to look your best in your shorts or bathing suit. If you’d like to lose weight, one of the most effective fat-burning diets for summer is the hCG diet. Combined with a VLCD (very low calorie diet), hCG can help kick-start your weight loss. It helps you lose weight quickly, and, unlike with many other diets, you’ll keep it off.

What is hCG?

HCG is a hormone that’s produced naturally in your body during pregnancy. It stimulates your body to burn extra fat cells for energy, and it also helps keep you from being as hungry as you might ordinarily be. The weight loss program uses much smaller amounts of hCG than your body produces during pregnancy.

How will it help me lose weight?

  • Burning fat

Usually a VLCD makes your body go into a protective mode against starvation. It will actually store fat in an effort to survive. But hCG helps your body burn excess fat rather than storing it.

  • Helping other hormones

It’s also a pro-hormone – a hormone that helps your body better utilize other hormones. Since hormone imbalance or deficiency can contribute to weight gain, hCG can be an important weight loss tool.

  • Building muscle

Usually during a weight loss diet, you’ll lose muscle in addition to the fat. This makes your metabolism slow down so that even if you lose weight, you’ll regain it quickly. HCG helps your body reach a muscle-building state.

How much weight will I lose?

You’ll be on the hCG diet for three weeks. The average amount of weight loss is between 10 and 25 pounds.

How do I know if it’s safe for me?

Before we start you on the diet, we’ll do some basic blood testing. This is to make sure that you don’t have a health issue such as diabetes, liver disease, or a thyroid problem.

What’s next?

If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can help you lose weight, contact us at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic or schedule an appointment.