Weight loss is clearly a big concern in the United States. Plenty of weight loss fads have come and gone over the years, offering various levels of success. Most people find weight loss challenging, and even those who do lose weight frequently regain it shortly afterward.
Did you know that 8 out of 10 Americans over age 25 are actually overweight, by a medical definition? In fact, 40 million Americans are considered obese, and 3 million are “morbidly obese”. Many, many more want to lose weight simply to look and feel better.
Plus, most diseases commonly associated with weight are now on the rise. You’re more likely than ever to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, breast or colon cancer, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease. Weight loss isn’t just about vanity; it could save your life.
Why is weight loss such a challenge? Most people report three common problems with weight loss programs:
- Constant hunger tests willpower
- Lack of energy makes life difficult
- Slowed metabolism causes weight loss “plateaus”, and weight is quickly regained
A program that makes you miserable is a program that you quit before long. Plus, even if you do succeed at losing weight, now your metabolism is wrecked. You risk regaining the weight.
The HCG diet works differently.
Like most weight loss plans, the HCG diet does incorporate caloric restriction. However, the program also addresses the problems inherent in so many other weight loss plans.
When you’re following a low-calorie diet, one of the first things your body does is to slow metabolism. It wants to hang onto those fat stores! So, you experience low energy and food cravings that make you miserable.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that can aid weight loss. In encourages your fat cells to release their stored energy, boosting metabolism and burning off excess weight. You have more energy and experience less hunger, because your body is using fat stores as fuel.
By contrast with most weight loss plans, the HCG diet…
- Reduces appetite
- Increases metabolism and energy
- Helps cells release stored energy (fat)
- Stimulates production of feel-good brain chemicals like endorphins and serotonin
- Improves your sense of well-being
On the HCG diet, you feel more energetic and satisfied, helping you to stick with the program for the duration of your weight loss.
The HCG diet is safe. If you’ve heard of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin before, it was likely in reference to pregnant women. The placenta produces high levels of this hormone during pregnancy, to help the fetus grow and develop.
However, we all produce HCG, albeit at much lower levels than a pregnant woman. So, we won’t be introducing anything unnatural or unfamiliar to your body. The HCG diet is safe for both women and men.
Because the program includes oversight from a board-certified physician, you can follow a low-calorie diet safely.
The HCG diet is not appropriate for pregnant or nursing women. Once your baby has been born, and is weaned, we can help you lose weight with this program.
The HCG diet is simple and straightforward. The main problem with most weight loss diets is simply that people can’t stick with them! Unlike those other programs, you won’t be required to purchase unfamiliar, expensive, boxed meals or shakes. We simply provide you with an eating plan, menus, and recipes, and you continue to shop at your regular grocery store.
Calories are significantly reduced on the HCG diet. However, we carefully balance your meals to ensure that your body receives the fuel it needs. You will have plenty of energy, and you won’t suffer from constant hunger and cravings.
The HCG diet program is recommended for a 30-day period. During this time, women lose an average of 15 to 20 pounds, and men lose 20 to 25 pounds. Afterward, we recommend a six-week transitional phase, during which you continue to follow a healthy eating plan, to maintain your weight loss.
Your HCG diet program includes daily doses of HCG, along with all of the support you need to stick with the plan. You will attend weekly weigh-ins at our office, and receive coaching and counseling as needed to help you stick with your program. Afterward, our maintenance program helps you prevent the unwanted pounds from returning.
To learn more about the HCG diet, call us to schedule a consultation. We can explain the program in more detail and help you decide if the HCG diet is right for you.