The HCG Diet has been in the media for some time as an option for those wanting a more aggressive option in their weight loss. The HCG Diet is a program we’ve been safely and effectively using with patients since 2008 in our practice and it has proven to shed pounds quickly. Will the HCG Diet help you finally drop those stubborn extra pounds?

What is HCG?
HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the female body during pregnancy. More recently, it has been discovered to play a role in weight loss, by reestablishing a healthy connection between the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. The result is a restoration of a healthy hormonal balance in the body that leads to a greater level of wellness and long-term weight loss results.

What is the HCG Diet Program?
The HCG Diet is a weight loss program that includes use of the oral RDT HCG prescription. The addition of HCG is thought to help control feelings of hunger during the restricted-calorie portion of the program. It also protects lean muscle during the process, so fat is lost instead of muscle. The HCG prescription is only given during the second phase of the weight loss program to support the body during the time when your caloric intake is significantly reduced.

How does it Work?
The HCG Diet is broken down into three basic phases. The first phase entails cleansing the body, which may take from 7-14 days. The second phase is the low-calorie phase, where your diet will consist of 500-1,200 calories daily, depending on your weight loss goals and current lifestyle. During this phase, food selections will be limited to a very specific food menu. The third phase reintroduces some foods back into the diet and increases caloric intake to a minimum of 1,200 calories daily.

Is it Right for Me?
The HCG Diet can be effective for patients that want to lose 10 pounds and those looking to lose as much as 100. However, the diet is not recommended for women that are pregnant or nursing, or those with a serious, life-threatening medical condition. Prior to beginning the diet, you will receive a complete health evaluation to determine whether the HCG Diet would be safe and effective for you.

If you have been unable to shed excess pounds through traditional weight loss methods, help is available. Contact Hall Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center at 855-851-4832 to find out if the HCG Diet is right for you.