I commonly get asked which Weight Loss Diet will be best for me and which will best suit my Weight Loss goals.
At Capalaba Natural Health I typically use 3 main diets for Weight Loss. Each are excellent but they also have their own unique strengths and weaknesses and suit peoples goals differently.
Below I have briefly summarized each diet for you, given you it’s strengths and weaknesses plus given a few examples of which diet I feel is best considering different weight loss goals.
The HcG Diet
The HcG diet is the main Weight Loss diet that I use in the clinic. Personally I think it is an awesome diet which consistently delivers great results week in week out for my clients. Most people on the diet feel energized, reduce their pain levels due to it’s anti-inflammatory effects and typically lose 1kg of fat per week.
The HcG Diet is a mechanism based diet. We raise HcG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) in the body using homeopathic drops. Once raised over a few days we reduce your calories to 500 calories per day. Now I know that this sounds very low, and it is, but you will be surprised how much you get to eat. It’s a really clever and successful diet.
The structure enables you to eat 5 – 6 times per day. The main benefit of increasing HcG in conjunction with a low calorie diet is that it suppresses your appetite and then makes your body burn fat for energy instead of food. You are essentially eating yourself. Remember that fat is just stored energy and that this diet is excellent at burning your fat stores for energy. It’s the equivalent of you doing 5-6 hours of cross training at the gym every single day … without you doing any. How cool is that.
This is the diet that I recommend most of my client to do as it delivers the most fat loss per week of any diet I have worked with and I have found very few people who it doesn’t work well for.
The only weakness of this diet is that you can’t do much exercise while on this diet due to the low levels of sugars in your muscles. If you do too much exercise you will get tired quickly and start craving sugars … and then break your diet. My recommendation is to use the diet to lose weight and then exercise afterwards to help keep the weight off and to increase muscle strength and tone.