In clinical practice, I've enjoyed using the HCG Diet as a way to help patients lose weight. Over the years of working with people to help them lose weight and keep the excess weight off, I've noticed that on the HCG Diet people do lose weight, specifically fat. When tested before an HCG Diet weight loss program and after, they show a lower BMI ratio and some other wonderful things happen too.
In one case, I worked with a woman in her late 50's who'd been obese for the last 15 years, with creeping weight gain over the years that started after she'd given birth to her 3rd child. She had high blood pressure, was on Type 2 Diabetes medicines and high blood pressure medicine. She had been on cholesterol lowering medicine for a while, but stopped as it hadn't help to lower her cholesterol - her cholesterol kept going up, despite the medication. This person also had severe chronic sleep apnea, and refused to wear a CPAP mask and use a CPAP machine to help her breathe at night. I explained that the facts that she was obese, diabetic and had high blood pressure put her at extreme risk for a heart attack or a stroke if she didn't lose the excess weight ASAP and start using her CPAP machine when she slept.
Sometimes people don't realize what risks they are taking with their health, and that if they don't do something about it, they are very likely to die early or be incapacitated for the rest of their life. These kinds of outcomes are not necessary. An obese or overweight person has to take appropriate steps to lose weight, deal with their diabetes, their high blood pressure, sleep apnea and cholesterol problems or they run the very real risk of the bad consequences of these chronic health problems.
She did the HCG Diet Weight Loss Program in two rounds, and did really well. She lost a total of 51 pounds, dropped 8 dress sizes and felt so much better she started playing actively with her grandchildren. Her grandkids are delighted to have Grandmom be active with them! She has lots of energy and is really enjoying her life again. This patients reports that she looks much closer to the body size she was when she married years ago.
Losing the weight improved her sleep apnea, and she no longer woke up with the headache that is a common side effect of having sleep apnea and not using a CPAP mask and breathing machine while asleep. After her first round of the HCG Diet, she reported that her cholesterol lowered to the normal range, and that she no longer had high blood pressure. She was able to safely stop taking the high blood pressure medicine, as her blood pressure has stayed normal, along with her cholesterol. Also, after her first round of the HCG Diet, she no longer needed her Type 2 Diabetes medicines either.
Life became a lot simpler as she lost weight. Her costs for medications dropped, and the savings from no longer needing the prescription medications paid for the costs of the HCG Diet programs with change left over.
Weight loss is a sensible goal and can provide numerous rewards, both personal and financial.