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HCG Diet for Weight Loss*
The HCG diet for weight loss refers to the restriction of a person’s calorie intake to 500 to 800 calories a day, which is supplemented by daily injections of HCG hormone or intake of HCG drops. The diet became popular during the 1950s as an effective weight-loss procedure.
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, which is latent in the human body and normally gets activated during pregnancy. The hormone is also produced by the pituitary gland or certain tumors. HCG triggers the body to use up accumulated fat as an energy source, ultimately leading to weight loss. The Beverly Hills-Wilshire Cosmetic Institute is dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goals with an HCG diet plan that’s customized to address your unique needs.
*Individual results may vary.
What is an HCG Diet?
The theory behind the HCG diet for weight loss is that low calories will help you to lose weight while the intake of HCG hormone by injection and drops will reduce your appetite to help reduce fat faster instead of affecting muscles and bones. The diet uses HCG drops and pills that can suppress appetite and also trigger weight loss.
How Does it Work?
The HCG diet for weight loss attempts to keep people healthy by reducing their appetite and advising them to intake an extremely low-calorie diet. The diet prescribes a strict calorie intake of 500 to 800 calories every day, so any person taking part in this diet plan will naturally lose weight.
Under this diet plan, you will be allowed to take only two meals every day, and each meal must contain one protein, bread, fruit, and vegetable.
Non-vegetarian patients can eat broiled and grilled veal, beef, white fish, chicken breast, or other seafood containing no fat. Vegetarians can eat all vegetables, like tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, beets, spinach, onions, carrots, radishes, and asparagus, but not potatoes.
HCG injections that are taken under the prescription and supervision of a doctor reduce the loss of muscle that generally happens during strict diets. These injections elevate hormones in the body to create a muscle-building state and prevent muscle breakdown. A combination of diet control and injections creates a situation wherein fat is reduced, leaving lean muscle.*
*Individual results may vary.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The HCG diet program is perfect for patients who want to lose weight and achieve a slimmer figure. Patients who cannot effectively lose weight with diet and exercise alone are ideal candidates for HCG diet. Good candidates have realistic expectations and are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
Candidates must be fully committed to following the HCG diet program and must have the patience and endurance to stay in the program. Candidates must be willing to make lifestyle changes in order to achieve lasting results.
During your consultation in Beverly Hills, we will listen to your weight-loss struggles. Tell us about your weight-loss goals, along with any measures you have taken to lose weight in the past. We will examine your body and evaluate your medical records before recommending the HCG diet plan.
The HCG diet plan will be explained to you in detail. You will learn about any required changes to medications you are taking in preparation for your diet. We will discuss when you can expect significant results and the possible cost of your HCG diet plan. We will address any questions you may have.
When to Expect Results
The results will vary depending on each patient’s unique case. In most cases, patients will lose around 1 pound each day, though others have been known to lose 2 pounds on their first day.
Patients can achieve ideal weight-loss results after 5 weeks, and the HCG diet program may continue for another 6 weeks. Making recommended lifestyle changes can help to maintain the results for years to come.
Potential Side Effects
As the drug has not been approved by the FDA, patients may be worried about side effects. Doctors prescribe HCG as a medication to treat fertility problems, so it can potentially cause issues for people who are not pregnant. These issues may include irregular heartbeat, mood swings, and a dip in electrolytes.
It is advisable to take hormonal injections of HCG under the supervision of a doctor to avoid any complications during weight loss. Medical practitioners advise against the purchase of HCG medications from the internet and over-the-counter stores in the form of oral drops and pellets; these rarely contain any HCG hormone, as they are sold as homeopathic medicine.
The effect of this diet differs depending on the patient since metabolism and body type impact its results. While some can suffer problems like dizziness, others may feel energetic with the HCG diet.
Contact Our Office
The HCG diet for weight loss in Beverly Hills has helped many people achieve their weight loss goals. If you’re in need of assistance throughout your own weight loss journey, contact the Beverly Hills-Wilshire Cosmetic Institute to arrange a consultation with Dr. Mehrdad Hassid.
*Individual results may vary