hCG is short for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is used by Allura in medical-grade, prescription-only form in combination with a very low-calorie diet (500 calories) high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat. Research has shown that this combination within the hCG diet results in loss of fat, but not muscle. In fact, the hCG True Diet program is completely designed to make sure necessary nutrients that a person needs is attained. While this is all true, there are certainly a ton of misconceptions and myths surrounding the diet that turn people away. Today we’re tackling a couple more of these myths.
- You don’t consume adequate energy calories for your body’s needs on the hCG Diet. Your body also searches for calories to give it energy. With hCG on board, since it wants to “feed the baby” and not conserve the fat, it pulls the calories into your blood to fulfill your body’s needs. Consequently, you actually provide your own calorie needs from your fat, which is what you want to do to lose weight. This means that what the diet doesn’t spare is the fat. The 500 calories a day, plus the hCG causes the body to release the stored calories in your fat stores. These released calories are then readily available to your body to give you the energy you need for your daily body energy needs.
- The diet goes against medical advice. There are those who believe that the proper medical advice is to ingest your minimum calorie needs for proper health. These are also called your resting calorie needs, or your basal metabolic rate (BMR). However, your body does get all the calorie requirements that it needs when you do the hCG True Diet. The difference is that you use your own calories that have been pulled from your existing excess fatty deposits instead of externally putting them into your body through your mouth by eating them. The result is that you do indeed get your needed BMR calories, yet you lose weight in the process!