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Sarasota HCG Therapy : It is vital that we set the record straight over the difference between HCG the hormone also, the HCG Diet. HCG is actually just a hormone often called human chorionic gonadotropin. It is naturally secreted in high amounts during pregnancy. In fact the amounts that pregnant women are subjected to is much higher than any dose that most people use for weight loss (including in the HCG diet). HCG the hormone itself has some special properties (which we will discus below) that make it a valuable tool when so if you are trying to lose weight. 

The problem that HCG turns into a bad name as the name itself is often of the HCG diet. This is why we need to spend some time to separate these two ideas. The HCG diet is a combination of a sustained very low calorie diet which is coupled with HCG injections (or drops) through the entire weight loss phase. The problem with the HCG diet is the duration of the calorie restriction, NOT the HCG hormone itself. 

The prolonged calorie restriction while in the HCG diet often causes metabolic damage and thyroid changes which almost always result in regaining any weight which has been lost during the diet. 

In spite of this known side effect many people still decide to use the HCG diet, presumably for that temporary weight loss that results. 

At Virtue of Health we've got created our own weight loss protocol that does not have you on a 500 calories a day, but on a diet that is specifically customized to the body type, weight, height, gender, age, BMR and BMI. This diet is also customized to your diet preferences whether you’re vegan, dairy free etc, we’ll make it work for YOU. 

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