Reeving up metabolism is the holy grail of weight loss. Obviously, it’s the easiest way to burn fats but how fast your body burns fat depends on several things. Some may have speedy metabolism but for most dieters, metabolism tends to slow down after age 40. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts the calories from the foods you eat into energy. It has three primary functions:
Weight loss happens when you have a faster metabolic rate. However, the opposite happens when you try to reduce your calorie intake. This scenario is very common to dieters who practice low-calorie diet without the aid of HCG hormone.
How HCG can boost metabolism
One of the many roles of the HCG hormone is to improve the metabolic functions even when on a very low-calorie diet. It’s a pro-hormone that helps your body makes more hormones including the hormone for muscle building. Without the HCG hormone, you will certainly lose weight. In fact, anybody can lose weight when on low-calorie restrictions but what you don’t know is that most of the weight that you have lost is due to muscle mass. It may look good on the scale but it’s actually bad for your shape and your metabolism. When you lost muscle mass, your metabolism slows down so much that you eventually stop losing weight. Then you quickly regain everything back plus even more.
The HCG hormone allows you to lose weight while protecting the muscle. You lost fat, become leaner, and get back in shape with more muscles. You have a stronger metabolism which can help you maintain your weight loss even after the HCG diet is over.
Cutting back on calories without the help of HCG
Consume too few calories without injecting the HCG hormone can lead to a vicious cycle of diet distress. One thing is for sure though the weight that you have lost will always be temporary. Now, aside from losing your muscle let’s take a look at other changes that will happen to your body when you try cutting back on calories without the HCG hormone.
Cutting back on calories can slow down your metabolism by 30%. Your body will go into survival mode and starts breaking down muscle to release the stored glucose. You will feel sluggish and you will develop gastrointestinal problems like indigestions and constipation.
Your brain runs on glucose and it needs a constant supply to keep everything running smoothly. Without sufficient calories, it won’t work at its peak capacity. There will be an imbalance of hormones particularly the cortisol hormone. This hormone is involved in inflammation and stress. High levels of cortisol hormone can trigger stress. A rise in cortisol can also negatively impact your body composition particularly your liver to produce glucose from muscle breakdown. Plus, high levels of cortisol can cause your stored fats to shift to the middle part of your body. After long calorie restrictions, you will notice that you’re carrying more fats on your tummy and around your waist.
Eating too few calories will definitely leave you hungry most of the time but in the HCG Diet, the hormone will suppress your hunger as it accelerates your metabolism.
This gland is the master regulator of metabolism. When you reduce your calorie intake, the hormone that your thyroid gland produces drops. As a result, your metabolic rate also drops. HCG, being a pro- hormone, will stimulate your thyroid gland to produce more hormones to help speed up metabolism.
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