The use of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) combined with a low calorie diet has become a major breakthrough in losing excess weight and stubborn body fat.
At transformyou in Phoenix, the HCG Diet is a physician-supervised weight loss program. It is completely safe and has been developed to help people not only lose weight initially, but also to keep it off.
What is HCG?
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone. In pregnant women, it is produced in the early stages of pregnancy to control a woman’s metabolic function. Research is now suggesting that it similarly increases the metabolism and promotes lipolytic, or fat burning activity for non-pregnant women and men.
The use of HCG as a diet aid was first discussed in a report Dr. A.T.W. Simeons published in 1954. His report included some interesting findings, such as:
- Patients using HCG could reduce their caloric intake without experiencing irritability, hunger pains, headaches, or weakness.
- HCG injections did more than just help his patients lose weight: it helped to NATURALLY reshape his patients’ bodies.
- This happened even if they did not engage in exercise while on the diet.
Dr. Simeons concluded that this was because patients lost the most weight from fat tissue accumulations. His patients weren’t just losing weight, but fat -- and a particular kind of fat!
Note: It's crucial that patients follow the HCG diet under doctor supervision.
Unfortunately, the weight loss industry has seen a lot of HCG fraud in recent years. People have been misinformed about the HCG diet and as a result, their health was put at risk because they were using a product that was ineffective, too strong, too weak, etc. Doing the HCG diet under a doctor's supervision ensures that your health remains the top priority and that you won't be given something that is either not effective or too strong for your body.
The HCG Diet isn't Just Another Diet
If you’ve tried dieting, perhaps diet after diet, and found that the weight comes back, it’s because diets can’t rid us of the one kind of fat that most need to be eliminated.
Most people generally think of fat as just that: “fat.” But there are three distinct kinds of fat; two of which we need and one we don’t. Here's a breakdown:
- Structural fat: Cushions our organs. This is healthy and essential.
- Subcutaneous fat: Gives us a reserve of energy, fueling the body between meals. This is also healthy and essential.
- Visceral fat: The kind that ruins our appearance and is totally unhealthy. This unhealthy, unwanted fat is also almost impossible to lose because it is only burned only in times of starvation and pregnancy.
Adding HCG makes the body burn this stored fat for energy, HCG does not deplete the two ‘healthy’ fats – the subcutaneous and structural fat.
Most HCG weight-loss participants notice a loss in girth (inches) and weight. However, when properly supervised, they also can achieve an overall improved body shape during and after treatment. Patients who struggle with fat in the stomach, buttocks and hips are able to notice a reshaping of their body’s contours in these areas. HCG appears to reset the hypothalamus gland, along with areas of the brain that regulate a variety of hormones, blood sugar metabolism, blood pressure, and other key body functions.
HCG can help metabolize the stored body fat and releases about 1500 - 2000 calories into the bloodstream. A low calorie per day diet with "gorge days" can be followed without experiencing the normal fatigue, weakness or hunger one would normally find from limiting one’s calories.
HCG for Pain Management
Participants have also observed that HCG helps with pain management and relieves pain in their body that they assumed was 'normal'.
In a study, HCG injections provided remarkably effective pain relief for patients with fibromyalgia and others who suffered from severe, intractable pain. Many of the patients in the study were taking morphine every day for pain.
Some of the conditions treated with HCG can include:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Opioid-induced hormone imbalances
- Low testosterone
Often times we find ourselves in pain and are given little to no options to help get rid of it. The good news is that there are ALWAYS options, sometimes it’s just harder to discover what those options are and how to go about getting treatment. Many of us who suffer from chronic pain or discomfort have tried numerous therapies without any positive long-lasting relief. HCG may be a solution.
HCG Products to Avoid
There have been attempts by the weight loss industry to fool many HCG dieters into buying fake or diluted products that don’t contain the HCG hormone. Unethical weight loss industry people have seen this diet work wonders and they have tried to reproduce the HCG product idea (not the real thing) and sell it for profit. Those who don’t research the diet and pay close attention can fall prey to these gimmicks. Here are our four concerns with what HCG products are out there and what you should be receiving if you decide to try the HCG diet.
Understanding the Different HCG Diets
During the first few days of the HCG program, you may experience mild hunger because you are drastically reducing your food consumption. However, by the second week, most people find small servings of food to be quite satisfying. This is because HCG can help your body release calories from your stored fat and these calories are now circulating throughout your body. It is also because your hypothalamus is making adjustments to your metabolic rate, which helps you feel full faster. Since each person has a different weight loss goal; the length of the program will be customized to your particular needs. Keep in mind that if you have a large amount of weight you want to lose, be aware that a second or third course of treatment may be needed.
We used offer 2 different lengths of HCG Diet Programs depending on the results you want to achieve. Now there is only the commercially available HCG (Pregnyl 10,000iu) option. With only one size option these vials will still work for 3-6 week HCG diet plans.
HCG 40 Day Program: Designed for those wanting to lose 25+ pounds in the span of the 40 days.
The following items will be provided to you during your HCG 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 physicians throughout the entire dieting process.
- All HCG supplies (hormone, needles, etc.)
What makes the HCG diet different is that if you follow it properly it DOES work and it works WELL! (As long as you don't get it from a bad provider or use homeopathic drops)
People from all different walks of life and from various backgrounds have seen amazing benefits from using HCG.
Whether you’re looking to lose a few extra pounds or you’re hoping for a transformation, HCG is a good place to start. Typically, dieters lose 0.5-1 pounds a day on average while on the HCG diet. This can range from as low as ½ pound per day at minimum, all the way up to 3 pounds in some cases.
Learn more about how the HCG Diet Works.
Getting What You Need on the HCG Diet
Those on the HCG Diet often find difficulty in going to the store. Temptations of other food may be difficult to overcome, but it is necessary for your personal weight loss success. Farmer’s Markets are a great alternative to grocery stores and ensure that you are getting fresh, local produce without having the temptations calling to you.
Proper planning for the HCG diet means more of a chance for success. Stick to this HCG diet shopping list and you will be on your way to a thinner, more fit you!
Getting Started with the HCG Diet Program
Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our licensed physicians. This first visit will be all about finding out if the HCG diet is right for you. After this consultation, your doctor will go over the details of the HCG diet.
HCG comes in two forms: injections or sublingual liquid (mixed in house). The doctor will instruct you on how to self-administer the HCG injections or the sublingual liquid. The sublingual HCG is mixed with alcohol-free, liquid vitamin B12. We will set personal and nutritional goals with you in order to get you off on the right track and schedule your weekly office visits (if needed).
Check our specials to see if we are currently offering any for HCG.
All patients always work directly with one of our physicians to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
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.