WHAT IS HCG? WHAT DOES HCG DO?
HCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone our bodies produce naturally. HCG can be used medically for several conditions and has several natural functions. It is often called the “pregnancy hormone” because its levels double every two days during some periods of pregnancy. It’s role in weight loss is that during pregnancy, it “metabolizes” the mother’s stored secondary fat, around the hips, thighs and abdomen, to use it to nourish the fetus, as well as the mother. but during pregnancy the levels double every two days. This hormone has a property that allows the body to mobilize fat and use it for energy for both mother and fetus, if there is ever a dire need. In our physician-prescribed weight loss program, we use small amounts of HCG so patients can benefit from this natural function.
IS THIS HORMONE, HCG, SAFE?
With physician monitoring, it’s very safe. Pregnant women have very high levels without negative effects.
WILL THE VERY LOW CALORIE DIET SLOW DOWN MY METABOLISM?
No! In fact, patients who faithfully follow the program usually end it up with an improved metabolism based on a steady stream of low calorie quality nourishment. Most dieters fail because when we cut calories our metabolism slows to save us from starvation. Because the HCG hormone causes the body to use stored fat as a source of energy, the opposite happens. Usually when we cut down our fat and calories, our bodies begin to store fat which in turn slows down our metabolism. When a low calorie diet is used with HCG, the HCG prompts the body to feed itself on stored fat. Precise calorie intake during each phrase is part of our customized, physician-supervised HCG weight loss program.
WILL I SUFFER HUNGER PANGS ON THE VERY LOW CALORIE HCG DIET?
NO! HCG makes fat available to the body as an energy source, naturally reducing appetite. While taking in fewer calories, your body accesses energy you have stored. Most patients have plenty of energy, feel good and don’t suffer hunger pangs under our HCG Diet program.
WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE CALLING HCG THE “HCG-CURE?”
HCG is sometimes called the “HCG-Cure,” because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for some periods of time. Or to put in another way, it helps you maintain and not regain weight you have lost.
IS IT NECESSARY TO GORGE DURING THE FIRST 2 DAYS?
Yes. It will increase fat reserves before beginning a very low calorie diet. You may use cooking oils, sugar and starches (whole grain or whole wheat are preferred), all of which may be included in your 2 day gorging. It takes about 3 injections of HCG before the fat begins to melt off.
DO I NEED TO EAT ALL ORGANIC FOODS?
Organic foods, especially proteins, are recommended so that you avoid preservatives, antibiotics, herbicides, pesticides and flavor enhancers often found in non-organic poultry, vegetables, fruit, and beef. If you can’t easily access organic foods, washing all produce thoroughly and avoiding tap water will help.
WHAT WILL I DO IF I EXPERIENCE WEIGHT PLATEAUS?
Weight plateaus of two to four days are common during any weight loss protocol for men, as well as women. On the fourth day, you may be retaining water and the solution is cutting fluid intake by 50% and eating only green apples. Another plateau solution is fasting a day: drink only fluids and then eat 8-to-10 ounces of steak for dinner. Many experience a two-pound weight loss overnight with these methods. These successful plateau breakers have resulted in weight loss around 2 pounds overnight. Plateaus can also be caused by constipation, with weigh resulting from added stool in your colon. Our doctor will advise you on remedies should that occur.
WOULD I LOSE THE SAME WEIGHT EATING A VERY LOW CALORIE DIET WITHOUT THE HCG?
You can lose weight by eating fewer calories and less fat. However, you could lose muscle instead of fat because the body stores fat and lowers the metabolism during times of deprivation. Many traditional dieters find that they not only gain back the weight lost, but gain more once they return to their pre-diet consumption levels. HCG alone is not a solution, but a combination of HCG, low impact daily exercise, proper nutrition and a low calorie diet means you can meet your weight loss goals and say goodbye to rollercoaster dieting once and for all.
WHAT IF I MISS AN INJECTION?
The HCG remains in your body for about 3 days. If you forget to give yourself the injection when you wake up, the optimum time, and don’t remember until several hours later, you may give yourself the injection then. If you skip a full day, do not double your dose the following day.
WILL HCG INTERFERE WITH ANY MEDICATIONS?
No, HCG is not contra-indicated with any medications. Please continue ALL medications prescribed by your medical doctor.
WILL POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN SPOT DURING THE PROGRAM?
Some post menopausal women have reported a small amount of spotting while taking HCG. This is the body’s reaction to an increase of hormone production and is not considered a health concern.
WHY IS A COLON CLEANSE NECESSARY DURING PHASE 1?
Detoxifying the colon is crucial to maintaining your digestive health. Toxins from air, water and food can build up over the years.
WHY THE NEED FOR A CANDIDA COLON CLEANSE DURING PHASE 1?
The colon cleanse is to rid the colon of the Candida albicans yeast. This yeast is commonly found in small amounts within the intestine and vaginal area. Excess yeast in the colon is believed to inhibit digestion.
WHERE IS HCG INJECTED?
The HCG hormone is absorbed through fatty tissue just as effectively as the muscle, so you have flexibility as to injection location and should discuss your preference with the physician during your program consult.