If you have a significant amount of weight to lose or need to kick-start your weight loss program, you may benefit from HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) supplements. At Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness in Miami, the weight loss experts provide customized, physician-supervised weight loss programs to help you achieve your goals. If HCG is suitable for you, your provider will talk to you about the supplement and incorporate it into your program. Call Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness or schedule a consultation online today to start your weight loss journey.
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that is produced in higher than normal amounts during pregnancy. It can boost and reset your metabolism, helping some patients lose a pound of excess body weight a day, without feeling hungry or weak.
If your provider determines that the HCG diet is right for you, you take HCG supplements either orally or via injections and follow a restricted calorie diet. There are three phases in the HCG diet: the loading, weight loss, and maintenance phases.
You begin your HCG diet with a two-day loading phase, during which you start taking HCG and eat normally. The weight loss phase lasts three to six weeks, and during this time you follow a restricted-calorie diet and take HCG. During your maintenance phase, you stop taking HCG and gradually increase your food consumption but continue to exclude sugar and starchy carbohydrates for at least three weeks.
HCG helps you lose weight in three ways. HCG reduces your appetite and hunger. Also, HCG helps boosts your body’s hormone production, thereby stimulating your metabolism and energy levels. HCG reduces your risk of muscle loss while you follow the calorie-restricted diet by naturally increasing your testosterone levels. These higher levels are beneficial for men and women who are trying to lose weight.
Your Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness provider gives you advice on incorporating HCG into your weight loss program.
Everyone has unique needs when it comes to weight loss, and you may benefit from a short round of HCG to kickstart your weight loss and boost your metabolism, or you may benefit from repeating HCG cycles a few times to maximize your results. HCG should only be used with medical supervision and with supplements prescribed by your provider.
Your provider gives you specific instructions and meal plans to follow while using HCG. You can expect a low-calorie meal plan, but the HCG should reduce your hunger and cravings. Due to the calorie restrictions, you may need to avoid strenuous physical activity during this part of your weight loss program.
Call Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness or schedule an appointment online to discover if HCG can help you lose weight.