Does HCG Really Work?
There has been some controversy about whether or not HCG injections are effective for weight loss, with many people insisting instead that any weight loss is a result of the diet used in the program. Recent research suggests that while the diet plays an instrumental role in the weight loss, it is the HCG that will enable you to maintain that weight loss.
This is because normally a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) like that consumed during a HCG injection program results in loss of fat, but also loss of muscle. When you lose muscle, you are much more likely to put weight back on and will often find it harder to shift the next time around.
When you consume a VLCD in conjunction with HCG injections, the HCG helps to preserve muscle, ensuring only fat is lost. This means that your weight loss is much healthier and you are going to have much more chance of keeping the fat off.
In fact, many people who have used the HCG diet in conjunction with HCG injections have been pleasantly surprised by how easily they kept the weight off after stopping the injections. Any dieter knows that it is preventing weight gain after stopping a diet that is often the hardest part of the weight loss process.