What is HCG?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a substance produced by the placenta during pregnancy in large amounts. The HCG diet protocol works by telling the hypothalamus to release your stored body fat. A small amount of HCG hormone can cause your stored body fat to be released. The HCG diet is effective in both males and females.
The calories you eat on the HCG diet protocol are low, typically 500 calories a day. The HCG diet plan is restrictive to prevent the fat cells from storing new fat and the new fat from being stored in the adipose tissues while you are actively on the HCG diet.
Since the HCG diet is very restrictive, compliance to the HCG plan is a must. The initial visit will always require bloodwork. Once reviewed by the provider, you will then get a prescription of HCG injections. Weekly visits to see a healthcare provider is scheduled in advance. During the weekly follow ups, you will be weighed on our scale and the provider will talk about the diet plan.
HCG is low in calories, won’t I get hungry?
Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So, even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body is able to access the energy you have stored.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
If compliant and adherence to HCG diet plan, you can expect to lose on average, 20-30 pounds per month.
Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG?
You can lose weight by simply eating fewer calories and fat but because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose muscle before fat.
HCG is offered at our Cedar Park and Killeen locations. Call our offices, or email firstname.lastname@example.org today to book your complimentary consultation to know if HCG is right for you.