Sugar is Poison and HCG Diet is Anti-Sugar
America’s Consumption of Fructose is in Lock Step with the Rise of Obesity
Birmingham, AL -- Sugar - How sweet it is. So what’s bad about it? Well, according to Dr. Robert H. Lestig, an endocrinologist and leading authority on childhood obesity at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine claims sugar or more specifically fructose is a toxin just like tobacco and alcohol.
Dr. Lestig explains; sugar or sucrose is 50% fructose and 50% glucose as is HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup). While 80% of glucose is utilized by all the cells in the body (20% in the liver), fructose is processed only in the liver. When a substance enters the body and can only be processed by the liver and causes problems, we call it a poison. Not only that, fructose does not stimulate insulin as there is no receptor for fructose and causes liver insulin resistance. And fructose does not trigger leptin production so our brains do not register the calorie intake meaning we eat more and more. This creates overweight and obesity.
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HCG diet is anti-sugar. The allowable foods during the diet are fresh proteins like skinless chicken breasts, steak, white fish, lobster, crab, shrimp and egg whites. Fresh vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, all greens, fennel, onions, cucumbers, asparagus, red radishes and cabbage. And fresh fruits like apples, oranges, grapefruit strawberries or other berries.
HCG is taken in conjunction with a healthy low calorie diet and helps patients lose up to 1 lb. of fat per day. Then, one might ask - Why can’t someone just do the low calorie diet without HCG? That’s a good question because logically it makes sense if one reduces calories than they will reduce weight. There are two basic reasons one should avoid just reducing calories to lose weight.
1. Reducing calories lowers one’s metabolism. If one suffers from overweight or obesity, it’s safe to say they already suffer from a low metabolism. By reducing calories, the body slows down it’s metabolism as a mechanism in order to survive.
2. Inducing your body on a low calorie diet shocks one’s brain into starvation mode. During starvation, the body holds on to their fat as a mechanism to survive. Thus, a low calorie diet will prohibit the body from releasing the abnormal fat.
The second component of the HCG diet is a 21 day maintenance phase which addresses low metabolism and the hypothalamus. Slim Spa Medical offers a HCG diet program from the comfort of one’s home. Call Slim Spa Medical at 800-208-6533 and get your HCG diet questions answered.