How Does HCG Work? What is the Technology?
Dr. Simeons, who discovered that a hormone found in a pregnant woman’s body could help men and women lose weight, and keep that weight off even after returning to their normal routines, developed the original HCG (HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN) Reset Diet.
Integrative@Aristocrat Plastic Surgery’s HCG Program is the most progressive weight loss program today. Combining the Integrative approach to weight loss with very low doses of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG combined with a 500-calorie diet free of fat, sugar and starch work together to initiate a rapid weight loss*.
HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone and during pregnancy the levels double every 2 days, allowing the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when immediate energy is needed. For weight loss, a small amount of HCG is used to capitalize on this same mechanism. Using HCG in this way does not mimic pregnancy; in fact, both men and women can safely use it. Used with a low calorie diet, extra fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is reduced; the low calorie diet is vital in preventing immediate refilling of emptied fat cells.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Prior to treatment, our HCG program expert, Dr. Blanche, will request blood work and perform an Integrative health assessment to be sure that this HCG Weight Loss program is safe for you. The program will begin with painless, daily mini injections of HCG. We will teach you how to administer the injection to yourself. Then, our Integrative Health Team will review the specific requirements of the diet.
The HCG program consists of Four Phases:
- Phase One: Detoxification (14 days)
- Phase Two: Injections and Diet (30- 42 days)
- Phase Three: Reset Body Metabolism (21 days)
- Phase Four: Maintenance (for the rest of your life)
Reduction in weight and inches with the use of the HCG program is safe and comfortable for clients, provided that they meticulously follow the prescribed diet. Any deviation from the protocol is likely to not yield the desired results. Even minor deviations may cause unwanted setbacks.
HCG makes it easier for you to cut back calories because it acts as an appetite suppressant. During the first few days of the program, you might experience mild hunger after reducing your food consumption. By the second week, however, most people find small servings of food to be quite satisfying. This is because the HCG helps to release calories from your stored fat and these calories circulate through your body. In addition, your hypothalamus makes adjustments to your metabolic rate, which helps you feel full faster.
What are the results?
You benefit by reducing of excess fat without affecting your bones and muscles. The result is that your body is burning thousands of calories of fat from your body each day. The purpose of the diet is to break food addictions and abnormal eating behavior. After a month or so of treatment, this is possible. While the diet achieves significant short-term weight loss it also provides long-term behavioral modification. Individual results vary patient to patient.
Is HCG Safe?
HCG is extremely safe. All women experience very high levels during the nine months of every pregnancy with no adverse effects. The small amount of HCG we use for weight loss has no side effects. Men do very well on HCG and it is equally safe for them.
This HCG program is designed to have Dr. Tehrani, Dr. Blanche and the team at Integrative@Aristocrat Plastic Surgery partner with you not only to meet your weight loss goals, but to make this journey be worthwhile also for your overall health and wellness and to learn tools that will help ensure health & vitality!
*Individual results may vary