Weight loss and maintenance for both men and women becomes more and more difficult with age. There are a number of factors that influence your ability to lose weight and keep weight off. While proper diet and regular exercise are both important, many find that diet and exercise tends to become much less effective with age. This change over time is often related to a hormone imbalance, which can significantly lessen the ability to lose body fat while maintaining lean muscle. Fortunately, these hormone deficiencies can be treated through Hormone Replacement Therapy, there are also a number of weight loss aids and diet programs available to help shed that spare as well.
The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower part of the neck regulating several aspects of metabolism, heart rate and how quickly calories are burned. The main hormones produced by the thyroid are Liothyronine (T3) and Throxine (T4), elevated levels of these hormones can result in a condition known as “hyperthyroidism” (fast metabolism) while low levels of these hormones can result in “hypothyroidism” (slow metabolism). Those with hypothyroidism will have a very difficult time losing or maintaining weight. By optimizing these thyroid hormones, the speed and function of metabolism is greatly improved allowing for easier weight loss and maintenance. Common medications used to optimize thyroid levels include Synthroid, Armour Thyroid and Nature Thyroid. While Synthroid is not the active form of thyroid hormone, Armour Thyroid and Nature Thyroid contain both T3 and T4 as well as other components of the thyroid gland.
Phentermine is an FDA approved medication for weight loss used to suppress appetite, a critical step in managing caloric intake. Phentermine may be recommended as part of an overall weight loss plan for those who are significantly overweight, not those who want to lose just a few pounds. Phentermine may be a great way to kick start weight loss. However, in order to maintain this weight loss over time, users of Phentermine should also incorporate healthy eating and regular exercise habits into their weight loss plan rather than relying solely on a reduced appetite. The average weight loss from this medication alone can exceed 10 pounds in a month, it can also be used to assist in the HCG diet. Phentermine is not a good weight loss option for those with heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid or who are currently pregnant or breast feeding.
The HCG diet was originally created by the British doctor A.T. Simeons. The HCG diet plan was initially intended for obese individuals at a high risk of serious health issues due to their weight. Over time, the HCG diet has been modified to meet the needs of today and to also include what we now know about diet and weight loss. What makes the HCG Diet stand out from other weight loss methods is the fact that it uses a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. Usually found in women at the early stages of pregnancy, the role of HCG is to support the body in the fat burning process, particularly when fat is broken down and used to feed the baby. When HCG is used in part of a weight loss program, the body’s metabolism is naturally stimulated to burn fat at an impressive rate of up to one pound a day!
The hormone HCG does not make you lose weight, the diet involved is responsible for weight loss. However, injections of HCG used in conjunction with the diet change how this weight is lost. HCG injections act to prevent the body from losing muscle while under a caloric deficit (calories burned greater than calories consumed). By creating an anabolic (muscle building) state, HCG helps counteract the catabolic (muscle breakdown) state of a caloric deficit. Why is this important? Under a caloric deficit, there is typically a large amount of muscle that is lost along with fat. Because muscle is dense and heavy, loss of muscle can look very good on the scale. In reality, when muscle is lost, it is very bad for the body contour and metabolism. A slowed metabolism often leads to the regaining of all weight lost and then some, additionally, quite a bit of work is needed to build back the muscle that has been lost. Because HCG protects muscle from being lost under a caloric deficit, the result is purely fat loss. This muscle also allows for a stronger metabolism and ensures the weight lost remains long gone after the diet is complete. The HCG diet duration is typically three to six weeks.
Although the hormone HCG is only found in pregnant women, HCG used as a diet aid works the same for both men and women. Most men on the HCG diet program report losing between 0.5 to 1 pound per day and just as in women, men are able to successfully keep the weight off afterward. Another great benefit for men using the HCG diet is its effects on the male hormone testosterone. In men, HCG actually stimulates an increase of natural testosterone production by the testicles. This increase in testosterone production results in a number of additional benefits for men.
HCG drops commonly marketed as “Homeopathic HCG”, are not real HCG, period. Companies offering homeopathic HCG are simply capitalizing on the HCG diet’s great success. There are a large number of these HCG supplements available without a Doctors prescription, all claiming to be just as effective as prescription HCG. In no way, shape or form are these HCG products, claims or results comparable to that of prescription HCG injections. Remember, real pharmaceutical grade HCG usually requires a prescription and is most often supplied in injection form. There are pharmaceutical grade HCG drops available although these typically require a higher dose to be as effective as the injections.
By restoring key hormones to an optimum level through Hormone Replacement Therapy, the adverse effects of aging are improved and often reversed helping you to look and feel your best. No longer do you have to live at the mercy of low hormone levels and their impact on your quality of life. Don’t let a completely treatable and reversible condition like low hormone levels spoil the enjoyment of your later years. Millions of men and women experience the symptoms of aging, many of which have benefited by taking action with Hormone Replacement Therapy. Don’t be the one to let it go untreated, GET STARTED TODAY!
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