The HCG Weight Loss Program… WEIGHT LOSS WITH A BANG
Let’s face it – losing weight is very, very hard. Despite all the fad diets, risky surgeries and expensive exercise gizmos, weight loss remains a formidable challenge for most adults. And what are the common problems with ALL diets:
1. Constant hunger
2. Fatigue and lack of energy
3. Portion Control
Most people just give up, but at a price. Obesity is associated with multiple serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and fatigue. On a more practical note, being over weight is just plain uncomfortable – both socially and physically. At Ideal, who also specializes in anti-aging , is offering our patients the HCG Weight Loss Program and the HCG diet. This is an aggressive, yet safe, physician supervised weight loss program that can result in a striking loss of weight in a short time.
HCG is a natural hormone produced during pregnancy. HCG has a profound effect on the metabolism of a pregnant woman. The hormone, which helps ensure the developing fetus gets enough calories while in the womb, can also work wonders on the waistlines of women who are not pregnant. It works on men, too.
Normally, when placed on a very calorie restricted diet, the body will immediately do what it does best – save calories! It doesn’t know that a Burger King is just down the road. It has to assume that there is famine on the way. The body will slow its metabolism down to a crawl and hang on to fat while preferentially burning muscle protein for fuel. So, one may lose weight while on a very low calorie diet, but the loss includes precious muscle, not just fat. To be successful long-term in weight loss, only fat should be burned, not muscle.
The HCG weight loss program and HCG diet ‘flips the switch’ in the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls fat metabolism and storage. It tells the body it’s OK to start burning its own fat instead of protein. This is a good thing for people with lots of stored fat.
Another advantage of “switching” the body to burn its fat stores is that fat released into the blood stream makes you feel as if you have eaten and thus turns off your appetite. This is known as the ketosis effect. With calories now in your bloodstream, your appetite center says, “Look, I’ve got all this food around here so I no longer need to stimulate your appetite.” Your hunger is now diminished and you feel content. HCG plus the ketosis effect enables you to refuse to eat more than 500 - 700 calories a day!
The program is controlled with calorie restriction –but with the HCG injections it is easy. Patients are restricted to a low calorie diet per day of very specific foods (essentially meat and vegetables). The net effect is a weight loss that can range from two to five pounds per day. Patients routinely lose 25 – 30 pounds with this program. Some patients have reported losing 40 pounds in 40 days!
After 6 weeks, the metabolism has been ‘re-trained’ and you will find your appetite has decreased, your cravings will be less and your eating behavior will be healthier. The diet is then relaxed to a less restrictive, more healthy regimen that will help keep you healthy and lean for years to come.
Your HCG weight loss program will be under a physician's care. Balanced education, appetite management, and minimum activity to lose weight. Learn strategies to keep weight off using real food. This is not a quick fix. This is a lifestyle change. We look forward to customizing a program that fits your life!
Lose weight as if your life depended on it!