What is HCG?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. While pregnant, HCG hormone almost completely controls the woman’s metabolic functions.
How does the HCG diet work?
HCG appears to act on the hypothalamus, signaling the body to release stored fat into the bloodstream where it is then available to be used by the cells for nourishment. This alone will not cause weight loss, unless you reduce your food intake to around 500 calories per day. This forces the body to use the mobilized fat from the bloodstream. HCG causes the release of abnormal fat without affecting structural fat and muscle tissue. Which means you lose in those stubborn areas–hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms!
How do I prepare for my HCG appointment?
The most important preparation you can do is to mentally make the decision to follow the diet. You must stay on the diet for it to work.
What to expect from HCG
Your first visit will be an introductory consultation and information session. You will have a full medical history and physical exam with our Nurse Practitioner, followed by a weigh in.
When administered in relatively small doses and coupled with a very low calorie diet, people routinely lose 20 pounds in 30 days.
HCG has helped thousands of people lose those stubborn pounds. In addition to weight loss, many patients who have completed the HCG program also experienced many other health benefits, including a drop in cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
What are the side effects of HCG?
There are rarely side effects reported while using HCG diet shots for weight loss. Women are encouraged to use a back up contraceptive method while on the protocol as HCG may increase fertility.
How much does HCG cost?
Initial Consultation and 30 day cycle: $299
Follow up cycle: $199