hCG Diet

 

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It really is possible to lose weight quickly and safely. At Azia Medical Spa, we want your experience with our programs to be the best ever! We are certain that you will find our weight loss program to be different from all others. Our weight loss program is a combination of a pregnancy hormone and a low calorie diet. You have probably heard of “hCG Diet”. The basis of our program was formed following the original protocol written by Dr ATW Simeons; however, we have made several changes to the original protocol and those changes make our program stand out from all others. Our patients have a very high success rate with lasting results that makes it easy to maintain after.

Both compliance and maintenance is important. And we will make sure you have the tools and resources you need to maintain your results! We will monitor your body fat percentages as well as your lean mass so we can ensure you are losing the fat and preserving the lean muscle!

Certain appointments are required and necessary to ensure you are staying on track. If you are unable to make any of the suggested appointments, you should contact our office immediately. We have a very successful program and following the guidelines we’ve set is critical for you to get the most from your program.

You will also be provided with a daily food consumption sheet that will need to be completed daily and brought in to your follow up appointments. If for any reason you are unable to make it in for a follow up appointment, you will be responsible for sending in the previous week’s sheets to the above email, in order to continue the program.

hCG Protocol FAQ

 Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with hCG? hCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the Simeon’s protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body. For this reason, hCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual. hCG is not for everyone. So it is important to make sure you disclose all medical history when you are considering the hCG protocol.

Will hCG Make Me Lose Weight No Matter What I Eat? No. For the hCG Protocol to properly work, you must comply with a regimented menu of specific foods. Any deviation from the authorized food list will impact your weight loss.

Why is it necessary to follow a 500-800 calorie diet on the hCG diet protocol? The hCG diet causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. While you are only consuming 500-800 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. This is the reason why HCG dieters lose 1 to 2 lbs or fat or more per day.

Is hCG an appetite suppressant? hCG is not an appetite suppressant. However, as it works on the hypothalamus to release stored fat, those extra calories in the bloodstream help to provide a feeling of satiety and prevent hunger pangs.

What happens if I eat something that is not on the list? You will likely slow down or halt weight loss. Strict adherence to the specific diet is crucial to the success of the program.

What popular restaurants can I go to? Multiple patients have said they can follow the diet at Red Lobster: grilled fish and vegetables, Chili’s: broiled tilapia or a child’s portion of chicken and steamed vegetables, Applebee’s grilled fish. You can always ask the kitchen to grill meats without oils. Patients have been really creative while eating out.

Does hCG affect sleep? Most individuals who follow the hCG Diet Protocol actually notice an improvement in their sleep. It should not prevent sleep or cause insomnia.

 Why do some people lose more inches than pounds? Every person’s results are unique to a certain degree. Some lose a lot of weight while others tend to lose more inches than weight. This can have to do with many different variables including water weight, muscle mass, and much more. The most important result that anyone should pay attention to is the difference seen in the mirror.

What is the hypothalamus? The hypothalamus is a tiny gland at the base of your brain that is responsible for a number of very important functions like: regulation of metabolism, balancing of hormones, maintaining heart rate, hunger, and the storage and use of stored fat.

How is the hypothalamus involved in this weight loss program? The hCG Diet Protocol is designed to ‘RESET’ the hypothalamus and normalize its function. Due to our modern lifestyle and the evolution of processed foods, the hypothalamus can get ‘out of whack’ and cause the body to store fat from the excess carbs and calories we consume. This fat gets stored away in ‘problem areas’ on the body which then cannot be easily used by the body for fuel. Exercise cannot ‘work’ it off, as many have discovered after months running on treadmills in gyms throughout the land. The HCG Diet Protocol programs the hypothalamus to access this stubborn problem-fat and use it as fuel for the body.

Where does HCG come from? hCG is found naturally in a woman’s body during pregnancy. hCG is released into the blood stream by the placenta, and is detected in pregnant women’s urine. Pregnancy test strips give a positive indication when exposed to hCG. The level of hCG in a pregnant woman far exceeds the amount required for the hCG protocol.

What is hCG? hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman’s metabolic functions.

How much weight will I lose with the hCG diet? Most hCG dieters report a loss of 1-2 lbs a day. AT the very least ½ pound a day and at the most 3+ pounds a day. 1 pound is generally lost in the first day. Fiber intake is extremely important. As is water intake.

 Will I be hungry on 500-800 calories a day? It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week, you will find even very tiny servings to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released. It is common that hCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach their daily calorie limit.

Can I exercise daily? Light cardio can be beneficial as long as it’s done in moderation. You can do about 20 minutes of walking a day and a few sit ups or push ups if you feel that is needed. Exercise burns calories and therefore causes your hunger to increase. The combination of low calorie intake and exercise could cause your body to go into starvation mode. This can negatively impact your stamina and commitment to the diet. It is recommended that you do not exercise in the first 1-2 weeks on the diet—- this allows time for you and your body to adjust to the diet.

 How about safety and side effects of hCG diet? There are rarely side effects reported while using hCG injections or oral hCG tablets. When hCG is used for fertility reasons, the larger amount is known to cause occasional headaches, and pregnancy symptoms. However, the amount differences between this hCG protocol and hCG used for fertility purposes is significantly different in quantity.

Will I gain the weight back after the diet? After the hCG diet, you will find your appetite has changed, eating behaviour will be changed and your body will of course have changed. This is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.  With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.


 

 

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