Fans of the Dr. Oz show know that he has featured the HCG diet in several episodes. In the video below, Dr. Oz continues his conversation with Dr. Emma regarding the benefits of the HCG diet... especially as it pertains to fat loss without muscle loss and the consistency that helps overcome the yo-yo dieting cycle.
If you are considering the HCG diet, you’re going to find that there is a lot of information/misinformation on the internet. There is a great value in the HCG diet and many patients are seeing unparalleled success in their weight loss efforts by undertaking a disciplined HCG diet coupled with the daily dose of HCG. There several benefits to utilizing HCG:
HCG aids in re-calibrating the body’s metabolism. If you want to lose weight, the simple math says that you have to burn more calories than you take in. When you utilize HCG, you are retraining your body’s metabolism to engage in burning calories faster in order to help you burn that unwanted fat. This benefit can continue after you stop taking the daily injections once your body has re-learned how to do this more efficiently.
HCG aids in hunger reduction. By triggering your body to reduce stored fats, HCG helps you to refrain from feeling hungry even when you are cutting back on your calorie intake. This means that you are eating less, but are still not experiencing the hunger that comes with eating less.
HCG aids in ensuring that the body draws energy from the right places. Our bodies are adept at drawing energy from the easiest sources. So whenever the body feels depleted of energy, it triggers a hunger sensation so that you will provide it with more fuel. If that doesn’t work, it will start scavenging the body for energy sources and without HCG, this can result in your body drawing energy from muscle tissue. HCG tells the body to get energy from the stored fats, instead of muscles, allowing you to reduce your weight without damaging your muscles.
The HCG diet and HCG injections have proven to be successful time and again for patients who stick to the plan. Getting your daily injections and eating the right foods and the right AMOUNT of foods can help you lose up to 1-3 pounds per day. Talk to a consultant today and see if the HCG diet is a good plan for you.
According to a recent study, those who are severely obese and undergo weight loss surgery increase their risk of bone fracture. Those who are able to lose weight with non-surgical medical weight loss diets compared favorably regarding risk of fracture. The researchers that led the large study, which was was recently published by The BMJ, indicated that obesity may not be as protective for fracture as once believed and that fracture risk assessment ought to be a part of weight loss care in the future.
Benefits and risks of surgery should be considered on an individual basis to propose the type of surgical procedure best suited to the patient as the efficacy of weight loss surgeries differs in terms of resolution of chronic conditions.
The study was performed by researchers in Canada. These researchers observed the incidence and sites of fracture in several patients who were determined to be severely overweight before undergoing weight loss surgery. The team then compared their results against obese and non-obese controls to analyze the association between weight loss surgery and fracture risk.
KERA NEWS - An article that was recently published on the KERA News website discusses the legitimacy of weight loss medications and medical weight loss programs, though the experts say that users of the medications need to be clear about what they are taking.
To reach their conclusions, the research team lead by non-surgical weight loss experts from UT Southwestern Medical Center, analyzed data from several, randomized control trials which had been performed over the last decade. They found that several medications were effective in suppressing appetite and helping patients feel fuller when they eat. The most effective medical weight loss medication appeared to be phentermine.
"These medications independently help people to lose weight by suppressing appetite or helping them feel fuller when they eat, but when they’re used in combination, they can be used in lower doses, usually with fewer side effects. And that helps people to suppress their appetite and feel fuller sooner, eat less and that kind of helps with that part of the energy balance equation.”
A new article published at Science Daily discusses the far reaching benefits of physician-supervised medical weight loss programs. The article follows the story of Valerie Prim, a North Carolina woman who had suffered with overeating and obesity. Because she grew up in a large Italian family, Prim says that large meals were a major part of her life. Life events, including becoming an empty-nester, further encouraged her eating habits and led to significant weight gain going from 150 lbs to over 220 lbs. As a result of her weight gain she developed high blood pressure and was close to being pre-diabetic.
It wasn't until Prim entered into a physician-supervised, medical weight loss program that she received the support she needed to lose weight. Under the care and guidance of a weight loss doctor, Prim was able to lose over 70 lbs and restored her body to health..
"Historically, providers have been taught directly or implicitly that obesity is more of a character flaw, that it's related to being lazy and inactive. Now, we have the AMA designation of obesity as a disease, which has been influenced by progress in the science of obesity. As a result, we're changing people's attitudes, and the next step is to improve access to more medical treatment for obesity."