If you are looking for a surefire way to kickstart your metabolism and lose your desired amount of weight, we have the perfect solution. At our Mac Med Spa locations in Milford, Framingham, and Hopedale, MA, we can walk you through the HCG diet, an effective diet supervised by professionals who will walk you through each step of this process so that you can reach your ultimate weight loss and body goals.
What Do You Eat During the hCG Diet?
When you begin a new diet, it’s only natural to want to know what the food options or restrictions are so you know how to plan ahead and prepare. Many diets are very restrictive and require that you cut out certain food groups altogether. The benefit of the hCG diet is that it is actually quite versatile for being a diet that requires severe caloric restrictions.
You will be able to eat a wide range of different proteins, vegetables, and even fruits. While this diet does not include certain complex carbohydrates like grains, oats, rice, or certain legumes, you will eat plenty of different healthy, nutritious, and flavorful foods and may even learn to love some new foods that you may have never tried or heard of before.
Lean proteins are the backbone of a healthy diet, and when you begin this particular weight loss protocol, you’ll be eating plenty of healthy lean proteins. You’ll also have plenty of variety and will be able to choose from different protein options, including chicken, beef, and fish. Specifically, you can eat beef like extra lean, grass-fed ground beef or buffalo, different lean cuts of chicken, and lean fish options like scallops, whitefish, and some shellfish including shrimp, lobster, and crab.
Dairy lovers will love that this diet doesn’t require that they give up all forms of dairy. You’ll be able to eat cottage cheese and eggs. Additionally, vegans who don’t eat meat can still get in their protein with the option of veggie burgers specific to the meal plan.
No diet is complete without its fair share of vegetables. When you choose the hCG diet, you’ll be eating plenty of different healthy, nutrient-dense vegetables that will not only help promote your weight loss efforts but also improve your overall health and wellness and your skin. Some of the vegetables that are approved for consumption while on this diet include leafy greens like spinach, chard, and cabbage.
You also have the option of asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, beet greens, and radishes. Most leafy greens qualify as food options that you can eat while on this diet. You will also be able to add some flavor to your meals with shallots, fennel, and different onions. And the good news is, you don’t have to give up tomatoes even though they are technically a fruit, but everyone views them as a vegetable.
While many diet plans require that you cut out fruit altogether, when you choose this diet, you won’t have to give up some of your favorite fruits. Not all fruits are acceptable for consumption while on this diet, but you will have options.
Approved fruits include oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, grapefruit, and lemons. Cutting out processed sugars and only eating specific portions of these fruits will help curb your sugar cravings and allow you to appreciate the natural sugars found in these healthy fruits.
The bulk of the food that you will consume on this diet will consist of lean proteins, vegetables, and fruits, but you’ll also be able to have coffee and tea. You’ll be required to skip the cream and sugar, but if you want to sweeten your coffee, you can use the natural approved herbal sweetener Stevia.
While coffee and tea are the only approved beverages outside of water, you can also make your water more enjoyable by adding a few drops of liquid Stevia to your water. Doing so may help you consume more water throughout the day than you would otherwise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Calories Will I Eat?
Your total caloric intake while on this diet will ultimately depend on your goals. Typically, patients who begin the hCG diet limit their caloric intake to 500 to 800 calories each day. When we meet with you during an initial consultation, we will provide you with more details, including the total number of calories you need to eat while on this diet to achieve your weight loss goals.
Is This Diet Safe?
The hCG diet is a completely safe way to lose weight because it isn’t a diet that you can perform independently. It must be medically supervised by a professional because it involves the use of hCG injections to speed your metabolism and promote quick yet safe weight loss.
You can rest assured that when you choose this diet, not only will you achieve results faster than you would if you diet alone on your own, but you’ll be choosing a safe way to improve your health and reach your goal weight.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
Most patients who successfully complete this diet lose anywhere from 20 to 40 pounds. This amount of weight loss occurs over a 30-day process, and as long as you stick to the plan and commit to the treatment process, you will watch the scale drop.
You will finally be able to shed those extra pounds that have been standing in the way of you and your goal body. During an initial consultation, we will devise your treatment plan based on your specific needs so that you can reach your goal weight quickly as possible.
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
The hCG diet is a 30-day diet that involves following a specific eating plan combined with daily supplements and regular hCG injections here at our office. We will help make this process as easy as possible for you and provide you with the support and accountability you need during this 30-day journey so that you can see some incredible results.
What Is hCG?
hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is a hormone produced by the bodies of pregnant women. When isolated and injected into the bodies of men and non-pregnant women who are trying to lose weight, it can work wonders. Specifically, it can speed up metabolism and help the body better break down fat and use it for energy. During this diet, the hCG injections will correspond with a low-calorie diet combined with consuming specific foods to help you lose weight.
Increasing Your Energy Levels
hCG injections will also help increase your energy levels, which can often deplete when you eat a low-calorie diet. You’ll get the benefits of a fast metabolism and increased energy levels, all the while eating a low-calorie diet. It’ll give you the best of both worlds, and you’ll see that weight that’s been holding you back for years suddenly start to fall off.
hCG is not a forever solution, but it is an effective solution. When you follow a medically supervised weight loss program, you’ll be able to safely utilize the benefits of this hormone to help you reach your goals and then learn how to maintain your weight loss through a healthy lifestyle.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are looking for a quick, safe, and effective way to lose weight or haven’t been able to lose your desired amount of weight on your own, you may be the perfect candidate for the hCG diet. An initial consultation with our medical weight loss experts is the best way to determine if you’re eligible for this diet.
During your consultation, we will ask you some questions about your medical history, learn more about your weight loss goals, and explain this diet in detail. Once we confirm that this diet is an effective and safe choice for you, we can move forward with the treatment process so that you can reach your goal weight as soon as possible.
Finally Reach Your Goal Weight
If you’re tired of trying different diets that just don’t work and want to actually lose a significant amount of weight, the hCG diet may be exactly what you need but never knew existed. Our experts are ready to help you finally shed those extra pounds so that you can become a lighter, healthier you. Contact us today at Mac Med Spa locations in Milford, Framingham, and Hopedale, MA, to schedule a consultation.