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HOW DOES THE HCG DIET WORK?

The HCG Diet is a physician-supervised plan that can help you reach your weight loss goals in a shorter time frame than conventional dieting.

Here's a look at the details of the HCG diet and how the components work to create a fast weight loss experience. 

Daily Injections

The HCG diet consists of daily injections, or sublingual drops of HCG. The injection is similar to the daily injection of insulin a diabetic receives. Only a small amount of HCG is injected using a super-fine needle and syringe.  It is relatively painless and easy to administer. This is the most effective means of delivering the HCG into your body. 

If you absolutely cannot tolerate the thought of giving yourself an injection, there is the option of using sub-lingual drops or tablets. The oral drops and tablets are placed under the tongue.

Diet

In addition to the daily regimen of HCG, a 500-700 calorie a day diet is followed. Initially, those starting the diet have gorge days, then the diet consists of two servings a day each of lean meat, fruits, and vegetables. There are limitations on the types of meat, fruits, and vegetables eaten.

Obviously, anyone would be able to lose weight with a 500-700 calorie diet even if they weren’t getting HCG hormone treatments. However, if you were to cut back to this many calories without the help of HCG, you would be very hungry and lose important muscle tissue as well as fat. This would be a starvation diet: unhealthy and would not leave you with the desired result of a toned body and inches lost in key areas.

Remember, by adding HCG, your body will only use stored fat to function and not breakdown important muscle tissue. There are no age limits, it can be done by both men and women, and overall tolerance to the treatment is as excellent as it is safe. Most patients find weight loss comfortable provided that the prescribed diet is followed meticulously. Even minor deviations may cause unwanted setbacks and a decrease in the amount of weight lost.

Benefits of doing the HCG Diet with transformyou:

Dr. Bird has seen thousands of HCG patients over the years and has the expertise to address your weight loss concerns and get you the best results possible. You are never left alone when you do any HCG diet through transformyou.

HCG patients receive weekly emails with tips and tricks for successful weight loss. Patients can schedule weekly office visits and B12 shots, both geared towards increasing mood and accountability and checking in on your progress. The following items will also be provided to you during your HCG Phoenix diet program:

  • The transformyou HCG Diet Manual - an electronic manual that contains all guidelines and instructions for the HCG diet.
  • A Calorie Tracker Spreadsheet - keep track of and plan your daily meals.
  • The transformyou HCG Diet Recipe Book - includes over 400 recipes that are all safe on the HCG diet.
  • Follow-ups - Scheduled weekly
  • Direct email correspondence with your physician throughout the entire dieting process.
  • All HCG supplies (hormone, needles, etc.)

Transformyou also is constantly providing HCG specials. Call 480-839-4131 for details about current pricing, specials and to schedule your consultation. FSA and HSA cards are always accepted.

Beware of Illegal HCG Products Sold Over-the-Counter or Online

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued warning letters to seven companies that market and sell over-the-counter weight loss products containing the hormone HCG asking that they stop selling and marketing these unapproved drugs.

As an Arizona wellness company that uses HCG in some of our weight loss programs, we believe that the FDA and FTC are right in doing this and we hope this brings the dangers of buying HCG products online or over-the-counter to light.

HCG is a hormone that is FDA – approved as a prescription injection drug.  Just like any prescription, you need a doctor approving the need and overseeing the treatment and utilization of that prescription drug. There have been studies that suggest that HCG can absorb excessive fat tissue and when done and supervised correctly, the HCG 500-700 calorie diet can and has produced dramatic and healthy weight loss results for our patients. Simply put, HCG spares the muscle tissue but gets rid of fat. That combined with the low-calorie diet make the HCG 500-700 calorie diet extremely effective. Transformyou has a very hands-on approach to the HCG diet as well. We work with patients weekly to ensure their continued progress and health. Patients that choose the HCG 500-700 calorie diet after meeting with Dr. Bird also are given educational guides and tracking documents to help them throughout the diet.

HCG products sold online or in-stores are not approved for weight loss. First of all, these types of products are unsafe. Some of these products contain large amounts of HCG, others only trace amounts. Consumers aren’t educated on this and might be putting harmful levels of a hormone into their system or purchasing something that will have very little effect. Second, in cases where HCG products are bought online or in-stores, there is no doctor present to oversee treatment and utilization of the drug.

All patients always work directly with one of our physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.

Disclaimer
HCG does not cure or eradicate obesity and unfortunately, the FDA still has not approved HCG for use as a weight loss aid. As with all alternative forms of treatment, the FDA has not been able to find enough substantial evidence through its research to indicate that HCG is effective as a weight loss aid. On the other hand, thousands of people have used HCG and have successfully lost large amounts of weight in a short amount of time.