In the 1920s, scientists learned that a hormone called HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin was present in urine samples of pregnant women, but was not observed in anyone else. This became known as the first real pregnancy test and HCG is still checked to determine pregnancy today. HCG in Lake Stevens, among other roles, guarantees that the developing baby receives the nutrients and calories it needs to grow, independent of how much the pregnant woman eats.
Our bodies are wonderful machines that maximize the amount of calories that we consume to prepare for possible lean times in the future. Women keep these extra fat reserves in the middle of our bodies (stomach, hips, etc.). A pregnant woman, however, releases the fat in these areas due to the presence of HCG. If this woman does not eat properly or enough, the baby still gets necessary nutrition via the fat stores of the mother.
In the 1930s, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons noted that boys who were treated with HCG for undersized gonads could easily lose weight by eating less and did not experience excess hunger. This later developed into the HCG Diet.
Today’s version of the diet involves daily HCG injections and a low calorie diet that is high in protein and beneficial nutrients while eliminating high fat foods, carbs and starches. Weight practically falls off and most individuals lose about 1 pound each day during the program. The importance is realizing this is not a magic pill – HCG is a hormone that can aid in boosting weight loss, but you MUST be vigilant in following the diet plan, and lite exercise, as well, if it is recommended.
To learn more about the proven benefits of HCG in Lake Stevens for successful weight loss, contact McQuinn Naturopathic at (425)905-2497.