What is HCG and How Does It Work?
At Metro MediSpa, the HCG Diet combines a lower daily calorie intake with physician-prescribed injections of HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. HCG, a hormone which is elevated during pregnancy, assists in weight loss Wilmington NC for those who are not pregnant by lessening food cravings and helping to liquefy fat.
The two main components of the diet are regular injections of HCG and an 800-calorie daily diet. HCG Diet advocates believe the HCG injections allow a dieter to reduce the side effects typically associated with a low-calorie diet, such as hunger.
Based on studies done in the 1950s by a British doctor, Albert T. W. Simeons, his research noted that small doses of HCG administered, without dieting and weight loss, caused changes in the body measurements with hips and waists becoming smaller. Although first thought caused by redistribution of water, it was later found that once body fat is made fluid, nutrition (energy from fat) is released to the bloodstream, reducing hunger, with byproduct wastes eliminated normally from the body. Put most simply, Dr. Simeons held that HCG causes pregnant women’s bodies to release secondary stores of fat, primarily held around the thighs, hips and stomach, to feed their growing fetuses. He was led to this conclusion by researching the mystery of how malnourished, low-weight women could give birth to robust healthy-weight babies.
Injections of HCG are prescribed until the weight loss goal is met, and for a short time after to establish a healthy maintenance level, all under the supervision of Connie Odom, M.D. , Metro MediSpa owner and physician. Guidance to maintain this new healthy weight come in the form of a nutritionally balanced, calorie-intake based diet program, designed to maintain weight and good health long-term.
Potential Results from the HCG Diet*
Measured in Pounds: Depending on starting weight and other medical factors, women may lose about one-half to three-quarter pounds a day, and men, one-half to one-and-one-half pounds.
Less Stressful Dieting & Weight-loss: Because the body is “feeding itself” with stores of secondary fat, patients don’t experience the normal hunger, and associated stress and anxiety, that often comes with dieting.
Better Long-term Health: The true benefit of Metro MediSpa’s physician-supervised HCG protocol is its ability to help stabilize the patient’s metabolism, providing easy-to-maintain, long-term weight loss. Caloric intake on a steady consistent level improves metabolism.
HCG is a small piece of a weight loss program that when faithfully followed has produced up to 40 pounds of healthy weight loss for thousands of people. For committed participants, the weight stays off and quality of life improves. This happens because our physician-supervised programs helps patients find the causes of their weight management issues and to properly understand what of type of program will work for them.
Why Metro MediSpa HCG Program in Wilmington NC?
- HCG medically prescribed by Connie Odom, MD
- Prescription HCG from licensed U.S. pharmacies
- Overseeing HCG protocols for patients since 2004
- Certified HCG Weight Loss Staff
What Does HCG Diet Do?
- Reduces fat, not muscle
- Targets “flab” – thighs, hips, stomach
- Tightens & firms skin, reducing cellulite
- Improves metabolism & energy
- Reduces cravings for sugar & carbs; minimizes hunger
- Increased libido in men & women
- Helps those who can’t or don’t exercise
Many HCG Diet Program patients experience rapid weight loss of one to two pounds a day.*
*individual results may vary
What does our HCG Program Include?
- Prescription HCG from licensed U.S. pharmacy
- All HCG Supplies for your program
- Detailed Instructions
- HCG Essentials Menu, HCG Diet e-Book, Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipe and Shopping Guide e-Book
- Licensed medical professional and nutritionist phone support
- Email support seven day a week