What is the HCG Diet?
The HCG Diet is a medically-supervised diet that utilizes the natural human hormone HCG. This hormone suppresses the appetite and helps patients lose up to one pound per day. Both men and women can benefit from the program and the weight loss can be long-lasting with the proper lifestyle and diet modifications.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is HCG?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a hormone that is frequently produced in large quantity during pregnancy. HCG in both men and women serves as a precursor for other hormones including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. In very low dose, HCG was found to sustain lean muscle mass and suppress appetite.
2. What are the key components of the program?
– The program consists of two main components that works synergistically together
– Very low dose of HCG that is self administered daily by injection through a fine insulin syringe
– Sensible low calorie diet
3. Are male patient candidates for the program?
Yes. Both male and female patients are candidates for the program
4. How much weight can I expect to lose?
Though every patient’s weight loss during the program may vary, most patients report weight loss of half a pound and up to a pound a day. The difference between patients is base on the patient’s degree of obesity, medical condition, metabolism, and compliance with the diet program.
5. I saw HCG pills and oral drops in the store. Do they work?
Base on our clinical research, the only method to effectively administer the HCG into the bloodstream is by injection. The injection is self administered daily through a fine insulin syringe. The injection is basically painless and extremely easy to learn. Patients will be taught how to conduct the injection during their initial visit.
6. How long do I have to be on the program?
Our most popular program lengths are 4, 6, and 8 weeks.
7. What is included in the program?
– HCG medication
– Weekly weigh in and follow up visit
– Nutritionist support
– Diet guide
8. Can I exercise during the program?
Yes. Exercise is always encouraged. Exercises like yoga, walking, and treadmill are all good methods to have you reach a healthy body. However, vigorous and strenuous exercise program are discouraged during the weight loss program.
9. Can I use lotion and moisturizer?
Yes. Unlike the Simeons diet, lotion and moisturizer are allowed during the program.
10. When Should I start my low calorie diet?
It takes 48-72 hours for the HCG to be effective once it is introduced to your body. We suggest patients to start their low calorie diet on the third or fourth day after they started their program.
11. How do I get started?
Please contact our office to schedule your initial consultation. Since we will need blood work results in order for our providers to evaluate if you are a good candidate for the program, we advice patients to have their blood works completed before their initial consultation.
If you still have questions about Dr Emma’s HCG Weight Loss Program or you are interested in signing up for the program, please contact our office and our trained friendly staff will be happy to assist you.