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IAPAM hCG Protocol and Metabolism

May 28, 2010 |

Jeff Russell, IAPAMOk, I have been off the hCG diet program for 90 days, so I decided to have my “after” RMR (resting metabolic rate) tested.   As you may remember, one of the supposed benefits of going on a hCG weight loss program was that it resets your metabolism.  So before I starting the hCG diet program I had my RMR tested, and now that I have been off the diet, and eating normal food for the last 90 days, I thought I would check it again to see if my metabolism did increase.  Well to my surprise it ….

actually did increase!  Before I started the program my RMR was 1,831 Kcal/Day. When I had it checked this week (90 days after last injection) and my RMR is now 1,996 Kcal/day. So now I can eat 160 more calories a day and still maintain my weight!

Why is this important?  After reviewing my initial RMR, I noticed that the difference between what someone of my age, height, and weight should be able to eat without gaining weight was 499 calories more than what the RMR test said I could eat.  So according to the industry chart, I should have been able to eat 2,329 Calories a day to maintain my weight. But after having a RMR test (at a sports facility that tests Olympic athletes), my bodies RMR was only 1,831. That means when I started the program, if I went by a calorie count chart and lowered my daily caloric intake by 200 calories (to 2,129 calories/day), I would still be gaining weight, since I actually only required 1,831 calories a day to maintain my current weight at the time. Most diet programs suggest you reduce your caloric intake by 200 calories a day in order to lose 1/lb a week, if I had actually done that, I would never have lost weight (sound familiar!), since I was still eating almost 300 calories a day too much! (2,129 vs 1,831)

Jump forward to today.  According to the chart, my daily caloric intake should be 2,083 calories a day. According to my actual RMR test, my metabolism has increased to 1,966 calories a day.  I’ve gone from a 499 difference to a 87 calorie difference. Prior to starting the hCG, my body only required 1,831 calories a day to maintain my current weight, now after losing 30lbs, I can eat 1,966 calories a day to maintain!

So does following the hCG diet increase your metabolism, its certainly did for me! This again shows the importance of using only prescription hCG (not homeopathic). There are currently not studies at all that suggest homeopathic hCG has the same positive affect in adjusting your metabolism.

You can read more details about our hCG weight loss research on the IAPAM’s website, as well, physicians wanting to learn details of the how to incorporate hCG into their practice can also attend one of the IAPAM’s Medical Weight Management training programs. Please also Fan our hCG for Weight Loss Facebook Page!

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my experience with the IAPAM hCG weight loss Protocol! And please feel free to leave a comment or question.

Cheers, Jeff Russell

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