The HCG Diet has been shown to be a safe, effective, and non-hormonal way of losing weight by affecting the hypothalamus in a positive way, while restricting your calorie intake.
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a group of amino acids that works to decrease appetite and speed up fat metabolism in the body.
The HCG diet can be done by taking daily injections that work to decrease appetite and speed up fat metabolism. This is done in conjunction with a very strict diet to help lose up to an average of ½-1 pound a day. Weight loss is most commonly seen in the midsection. The HCG diet works directly with the hypothalamus gland that controls hunger and metabolism. Studies have shown a direct correlation between obesity and hypothalamic disorders.