Many of our patients come to us frustrated that they can’t lose weight despite diet and exercise. The underlying cause can often be attributed to hormone imbalance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or a high toxic load. Our approach to weight loss involves addressing these causative factors as well as helping our patients create healthy eating and exercise habits in order to achieve their weight loss goals.
One of the major contributing factors to weight gain is consuming more calories than you burn through exercise and normal daily activities. Your body stores these extra calories as fat. Excess weight gain usually results from a combination of causes and contributing factors, including: genetics, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet and eating habits, family lifestyle, lack of sleep, quitting smoking, pregnancy, certain medication, age, social and economic issues, and certain medical conditions. Even if you have one or more of these risk factors, it doesn’t mean that you’re destined to become obese. You can counteract most risk factors through diet, physical activity and exercise, and behavior changes.
For some patients, especially those who have tried other weight loss methods without success, our hCG diet weight loss program can provide amazing results in a short amount of time. This program can help reset your metabolism, create healthy eating and exercise habits so you can lose weight and keep it off.
Discovered and researched by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, MD, in the 1950s as an effective, long term treatment for obesity, hCG has now helped thousands of people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Simeon’s hCG protocol was developed out of four decades of research on the subject of obesity. His observations of pregnant women who were able to give birth to healthy, full-term babies despite lack of food led him to the discovery of hCG as a tool for weight loss.
Our HCG diet program is a great way to jump-start your weight loss goal and decrease your risk factors!
Lose weight fast — call our weight loss clinic at 760-944-9300 to find out if our HCG Weight Loss Program is right for you!
What is hCG?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced naturally in the body during pregnancy. This hormone helps a woman sustain her pregnancy and is also used in the clinical setting to help women with infertility and to help increase deficient testosterone levels in men.
Am I a Candidate for hCG Diet Weight Loss?
hCG provides dramatic weight loss for those patients unable to lose excess weight with diet and exercise. The hCG Diet can be used safely by men and women who are looking to reach a healthy weight in a short amount of time. Our program is medically supervised and your risks will be individually assessed based on your medical history during your first office visit.
How much weight can I expect to lose on the hCG Diet?
Patients lose weight quickly and can expect to lose an average of 1 lb per day. Male patients lose a pound or more a day; women lose a half-pound to pound a day. Over the course of a regimen, men can lose 30-50 pounds; women often lose 25-35 pounds. The pounds are often shed from the places that are hardest to lose: hips and thighs.
How much weight can I expect to lose on the hCG Diet?
Patients lose weight quickly and can expect to lose an average of 1 lb per day. Male patients lose a pound or more a day; women lose a half-pound to pound a day. Over the course of a regimen, men can lose 20–40 pounds; women often lose 20–25 pounds. The pounds are often shed from the places that are hardest to lose: hips and thighs.
How is the hCG injection different than the hCG drops?
At Ocean Pacific Integrative Health Center, we are committed to safe and effective weight loss while on the hCG diet. We strongly encourage hCG dieters to choose prescription hCG injections over other forms — “homeopathic drops”, pills, etc.
Although the hCG drops claims that they are homeopathic, but these drops are not recognized in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia and are not homeopathic.
The hCG injections are far superior to drops, and work in a much different way. The injections produce weight loss by burning excess body fat, whereas the hCG drops may burn muscle. Muscle helps burn fat, so if you are burning away muscle then you are effectively ruining your chances to lose fat!
The originator of the hCG diet recommends hCG injections, which is yet another reason to choose injections over the ineffective hCG drops that are available for sale on the internet.
The injections, along with a monitored hCG diet plan (including goals and supplements), are the method we offer you to achieve successful and safe weight loss.
How is the prescription grade hCG is different than the ones sold on websites?
Our hCG is available by prescription only through a compounding pharmacy. It is pharmaceutical grade and is derived from isolated and sterile human sources. The compounded pharmacies are operated under state law, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements and USP Good Compounding Guidelines. Many other companies may obtain their hCG from unknown foreign sources with questionable purity and dosage that are prepared at unlicensed and uninspected facilities.
What does the hCG diet program include?
Our program is a medically supervised weight loss program that is highly effective and recognized as one of the best diets available. The hCG diet can be the absolute FASTEST weight loss you will EVER experience! The program involves:
How long is the program?
The plan involves a 40-day regimen of daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and a very low-calorie diet — 500 calories from a limited list of foods.
Is it safe to consume only 500 calories per day?
During treatment with hCG injections, stored fat is released and used to fulfill your caloric needs. Under the influence of hCG, your body will be supplied with a continual amount of calories from your fat stores. Only when this released fat is consumed can more fat be withdrawn from storage, which is why it is necessary to keep caloric intake very low. The intake of 500 calories per day is enough to sustain your caloric needs to lose weight fast from your fat reserves.
Will I feel hungry on only 500 calories per day?
Patients have a hard time believing that they won’t feel hungry consuming so few calories. Treatment with hCG controls hunger because it releases stored fat which serves as fuel for the body. The fat reserves supply the body with thousands of calories per day thus making it possible to feel completely satisfied with a very low caloric intake.
How does the hCG Diet compare to other weight loss programs?
Other programs that promote rapid weight loss without hCG treatment typically achieve a reduction in weight at the expense of muscle mass which ends up costing the patient in the long run. Muscle mass is a metabolically active tissue which means it utilizes energy and burns calories even while a person is at rest. An increase in lean muscle mass can increase a person’s metabolism which is why it is important to increase the percentage of lean muscle to fat mass. Most deprivation type diets end up decreasing a person’s metabolism because pounds lost are due to loss of muscle and water instead of fat. These patients end up regaining the weight back. Treatment with HCG injections specifically targets fat cells and has no effect on muscle mass so patients are able to lose weight quickly and achieve long-term results.
How does hCG work to bring about such rapid weight loss?
hCG effectively resets your fat-burning metabolism through its action on the area of the brain that manages fat storage and utilization. It is able to access fat stores in difficult to lose areas such as the belly, hips, thighs, and upper arms.
Is hCG safe?
It is mistakenly believed that since hCG is a hormone it acts on the reproductive system. Human chorionic gonadotrophin does not directly affect the sex glands. It acts on the hypothalamus to bring about an increase in the functional capacity of all the endocrine glands regulated by the hypothalamus. It can improve a hormonal deficiency but will not cause any sex changes or interfere with a normal functioning reproductive system. Both men and women can safely use hCG for weight loss with little to no side effects. In fact, many people report feeling more energy with hCG Diet therapy. However, there are no studies associated with the long-term adverse effect of HCG as a weight loss therapy at this time.
HCG is used in extremely low doses for weight loss. hCG is used in a much higher dose (~140 times more than in daily injections) for infertility treatment. In the small doses, HCG does NOT increase fertility. However, fertility may be increased with every five pounds of weight loss! HCG can cause a false positive pregnancy test in urine only.
HCG is contraindicated for women with a history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or endometrial cancer or those with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. HCG is not recommended for men with a history of testicular or prostate cancer. The small dosage we administer should not have any detrimental effects with other types of cancer; however we do not recommend its use. Treatment with hCG is recommended for patients between the ages of 18 to 75.
What is FDA’s position on HCG for weight loss?
HCG is not FDA approved for weight loss or for the treatment of obesity. Labeling and Advertising of HCG is required by the FDA to state the following: There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets. At this point, there are no studies that show the long-term adverse effect of HCG as a weight-loss therapy.
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