Have you ever heard of the saying “two is better than one”?
If you haven’t, then you must have been living under a rock, because sometimes combining two weight loss programs can boost fat-burning, increase energy, and help to improve overall health and wellness.
Can it really be that simple?
Well, let’s see what kind of weight loss magic can be concocted with combining the ever-popular HCG diet and the under-estimated Garcinia Cambogia supplement.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
The first thing that presumably pops into your mind is a pill that you probably eyed up once or twice while in the supplement aisle of the grocery store. Well don’t let that little pill form scare you into thinking it’s just another pill gag. Let’s take you back to its roots…
Garcinia Cambogia is actually a tropical fruit that looks sort of like a pumpkin. If you want to get technical, it’s known as Malabar Tamarind. What makes this special fruit so desirable to skinny-seekers is the acid it contains called hydroxycitric acid or HCA. HCA is extracted from the fruit where it then hits the shelves in pill form. This makes it especially convenient to consume to get safe and large amounts of HCA to stimulate weight loss. It’s certainly easier than eating crates of the actual fruit every other day!
While a lot of people tout it’s miracle workings, there are also those that say it’s overrated. Garcinia Cambogia isn’t a miracle worker, it’s a tool. The funny thing about tools… they’re only as good and effective as the person wielding them. If you know how to use it, you’ll be able to get the most benefits from it. Those who have ever hit their thumb with a hammer should understand this concept better than anyone. Whether it’s a hammer, the HCG diet, or even Garcinia Cambogia, you have to know how to maximize as much use from them to really get the results you’re looking for.
How Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?
Studies have found that the HCA in Garcinia has been linked to weight loss and suppressing the appetite since it started being used as a weight loss supplement about two decades ago. Big claims for such a small pill right? When you take Garcinia Cambogia, the HCA actually helps to block as much of the enzyme citrate lyase as it can. That enzyme is the one you can blame for helping to convert starches and sugars into fat. So what happens with those carbs instead? They are used to increase your energy levels by being burned off instead of being stored away. This helps to reduce your overall fat accumulation resulting in weight loss and a smaller body circumference too.
How can Garcinia Cambogia Compliment the HCG Diet?
Garcinia Cambogia’s appetite suppressing claims actually fall right into this category of how it can work with the HCG diet. The only way to feel satiated is to eat, right? You can’t live, nor live happily without food. Well, Garcinia Cambogia helps to make the most out of what you eat. This is where the HCG diet plays a role too. How? Let’s recap real quick…
The HCG Diet: It’s common knowledge that the HCG diet promotes a very low calorie diet while taking HCG drops or injections. HCG affects many metabolic processes that uses existing fat for energy production while allowing weight loss to happen because it’s not storing excess fat or creating new fat cells. Another nice thing about the HCG diet is that it’s compatible to be implemented while taking many other prescription medications or supplements. This means you have a green light to integrate Garcinia Cambogia into your HCG diet regimen.
Now back to how Garcinia can help make the most of what you eat. The HCA in Garcinia Cambogia increases your body’s ability to be satiated from the calorie restricted HCG diet, making it easier to adhere to the approved foods while on the diet. It’s important to recognize that this fat burning consequence is enhanced when you take the right amount of Garcinia Cambogia since it can effectively block portions of the fat-converting enzyme citrate lyase. Here, HCG and HCA actually work together in tandem to help you feel full even though you’re following a strict low calorie diet.
Another bonus is the metabolic changes that occur from taking Garcinia. These metabolic changes sends various hormones to the brain that help to trigger the release of elevated “happy hormone” levels, Serotonin. So, not only are you full and sticking to the HCG diet, you’re also very happy about it.
Benefits of Combining Garcinia Cambogia and the HCG Diet
Both weight loss supplements are safe and effective to take when done so with correct supervision. It’s almost like a match that was made to be when you think about it. You have the impressive and proven HCG diet and the in-demand Garcinia that seems to enhance everything about the HCG diet that makes losing weight, eating great, and burning energy a breeze. Need more be said?
- Natural appetite suppression
- Increased energy production
- Reduced levels of fatigue
- Increased levels of Serotonin
- Prevention of new fat cells
- Enhanced metabolic processes
- Helps to reduce calorie intake
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels
Side Effects of Garcinia Cambogia and the HCG Diet
There are very few negative side effects related to either supplement and weight loss program when correctly implemented. They both share possible side effects of:
- light-headedness, dizziness
- upset stomach
- mild diarrhea
These possible side effects are typically due to incorrect use of these “tools”. You have to make sure you’re taking the right dosage, at the right time, and implementing the HCG diet as directed. When these side effects are experienced, usually that means that something is “off” and you’re not doing something right. If you’re thinking about combining the two regimens together, it’s still advised to bring this up with your personal physician or your HCG doctor, and even your diet coach if you have one.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q. What dosage is right for me if I’m on the HCG diet?
A. The thing about Garcinia, is that the dosage is different for everyone because weight loss goals are individualized. You might benefit from less than what someone else would take or you might need more than the average person. This range can be between 1500 milligrams to 6000 milligrams. It’s best though to start at the low end, and if needed, increase dosages slowly. Since you’re also getting the weight loss effects of HCG, you mightn’t need to exceed 3000 milligrams to start getting the benefits.
Q. When is the best time to incorporate the Garcinia Cambogia into the HCG regimen?
A. You should start the Garcinia the same day that you start the HCG diet. This way you have both supplements working in tandem from day one. Now as far as a daily routine, it’s best to take while on an empty stomach three times a day. So, if you’re also using HCG drops, take your first dose first thing in the morning like you do the HCG. Then take the remaining dosages 30 minutes before each meal throughout the day.
[Read: Where to Buy the Best HCG Drops]
Q. Why must it be taken on an empty stomach?
A. A lot of foods can inactivate the HCA in Garcinia Cambogia, making it less absorbent and effective. Although you’re following a strict food list on the HCG diet, it’s still best to take the Garcinia 30 minutes before your meal to allow it to maximize its appetite suppressing powers.
Q. What kind of Garcinia Cambogia should I take?
A. HCA will be more effective if it’s not wholly composed of calcium salts alone. It’s better if you can find a product that also has either potassium or magnesium present. This will help your body absorb as much HCA as possible as well as ensuring it can be effective as possible.
Whoever said that you can only do one regimen at a time is probably still struggling with weight loss. When it’s safe and effective, there’s no need to pass up the chance to fuel your body with as much fat burning help as possible.