Ohio families need the safe, nutritious, affordable, locally grown food that Ohio farmers provide each and every day.

But consumers also want to know more about how their food is produced on Ohio’s farms. That means knowing that animals are healthy and well cared for, that the food they buy is safe and of the highest quality, and that farmers are running their farms responsibly and following all regulations. Consumers also want choice at the grocery store, both in the foods they buy and in how those foods are produced.

Meeting changing consumer expectations and providing that reassurance is why Ohio’s farmers support Issue 2, a measure to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (the Board). The Board will bring together the full range of Ohio animal care expertise to set animal care policy, which is something we all can support.

Vote YES for Issue 2 on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2009

The HCG Diet

The HCG diet is just one of the many ways people are losing weight. The major advantage of this diet option is the weight loss is quick without too many lifestyle changes. The key is to always use real HCG and get the correct dose. Used correctly, it is the perfect tool to jump start weight loss.

HCG Explained

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It aids in the enriching the uterus to better sustain a growing fetus. Dr. Albert T. W. Simeons discovered the HCG hormone’s effect on weight loss while working in India in the 1950s. He noticed it expelled mainly fat cells versus muscle tissue. This led to faster weight loss. The original diet involved three phases spread over two to three months.

The diet involves taking shots, pills or drops containing HCG. Injections have proven to be the most effective, with HCG diet drops the most popular.. The diet begins with a high caloric intake to prepare the body. The next step involves a calorie reduction to as low as 500 per day. It’s important to only eat lean meats, vegetables and fruit. The body lives off of trapped fat during this stage which lasts up to 40 days.

The final stage is a rest period to purge the HCG from the body. Caloric intake is increased for at least 23 days. A new cycle can be started after this phase for additional weight loss.

The Benefits Of The HCG Diet

The benefits are what make the HCG diet popular. It is different from many other diets, making people want to try it for themselves. The five biggest advantages include:

Fast weight loss
Leads to healthier eating habits
No exercise required
Targets just fat
Improves health

Many people lose as much as 30 pounds during an entire HCG diet cycle. These cycles only take around two months. Exact weight loss will vary. The combination of a lower caloric intake and the hormone accelerate weight loss so you lose weight quicker than with other diets.

Eating fewer calories means eating healthier. Spending a few months eating fruits, vegetables and leaner meats helps you create better eating habits. This means it is easier to keep the lost weight off.

The HCG diet does not require exercise to be effective. Depending on the exact diet plan you use, you may be advised against exercising. This means you do not have to change your lifestyle to include gym visits every day or week.

The hormone targets just the fat you need to lose. Many other diets cause you to lose good fat and muscle tissue. They leave you with the bad fat and it can take a long time to lose what you want to. This diet targets the source so the fat melts away.

Losing weight leads to better health. Using the HCG hormone to get yourself to a healthy weight reduces your risk for health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Mix this with learning to eat healthier and you create a much healthier lifestyle long after the diet has ended.