The hGC diet, or more correctly the hGC weight loss protocol and calorie cycling are both nontraditional and exciting ways to lose fat. How do they stack up against each other? Is caloric cycling the best way to lose fat or is the hGC protocol the best way. In this article we will try to point out the advantages and disadvantages of each diet protocol.
Traditional Low Calorie Diet
This diet is based on eating fewer calories than you burn in a day. The idea is that your body will make up the difference by burning your fat stores.
The advantages of traditional dieting are:
- No time commitments
- Plenty of free plans available
The disadvantages are:
- Requires great will power to succeed
- Weight loss often does not mean fat loss
- Plateauing will and does occur
- Does not prepare the body for maintenance
The hGC Diet
The hGC Diet protocol is a very strict protocol in which you take the hGC hormone either by injection or drops placed under the tongue and this causes your fat cells to release fat for the body to consume for energy. Along with taking hGC, you go on a 500 calorie a day diet. The combination causes your body to lose fat off very fast and believe it or not, you do not suffer from hunger even though you are on a 500 calorie a day diet.
The advantages of The hGC Diet are:
- Rapid fat loss
- Steady fat loss with no plateauing
- Weight loss due primarily to fat loss
- Skin does not become lose and baggy
- Prepares the body for maintenance
The disadvantages are:
- A minimum of six week commitment to the program
- NO CHEATING: requires moderate will power. This is helped by the scales dropping each day.
- A very restricted diet
If you are the kind of person that gets bored quickly with eating the same things over and over, or hate the idea of spending a long time away from the foods you love then Caloric Cycling is the diet for you. When you are doing caloric cycling you will have burn days and feed days. On burn days you will eat a low calorie diet and then on feed days you will eat pizza, hamburgers and other things that will delight you. This cycling makes the diet easier to follow than most diets. The Every Other Day Diet by Jon Benson is an excellent example of how fun a diet can be. In his version of caloric cycling he outlines three levels that you can follow depending on how fast you would like to lose weight.
The advantages of Caloric Cycling are:
- Greater variety of foods allowed
- Built in “cheat days”
- Easy to follow
- Easy to stick with
- Teaches portion control
- Provides a concrete way to maintain your loss
The disadvantages to Caloric Cycling are:
- Average weight loss
- Can have some plateauing
The hGC diet and Caloric cycling, in my experience, are much easier ways to lose fat and keep it off. If you have tried other ways or are just looking for a new way to lose fat then you should definitely check out the hGC diet and/or Caloric Cycling.
I love the hGC diet! I have loved doing hGC... I am on maintenance right now and lost 20 lbs on my 25 day cycle! As a single Mom of 5 kids I was hurting so bad with the arthritis in my knees, my sis and mom suggested hcg and I loved It! I have had hardly any flare ups with my knees. It is so great to be able to run around with my kids again I can’t wait to start again and lose more!
I’ve now lost 20 pounds on EODD! (Caloric Cycling) I now weigh 129.6! I am very excited and feel great…I’ve gone from 34% BF to 30%. I’m excited that that body fat percentage will soon be in the 20’s!. I haven’t seen that in years!!