HcG is short for human chorionic gonadotropin. This hormone is naturally released during pregnancy to release fat to meet the needs of the growing infant. When taken outside of pregnancy this hormone works as a powerful weight loss supplement without the headache, fatigue, brain fog, and irritability common with other popular diets.
The use of HcG for weight loss was first developed by 1954 by Dr. Simeons. Originally the protocol required a rigid diet of 500 calories however research has shown the diet can be effective with a more flexible 800-1000 calories per day. During the active phase of the diet, the calorie restriction sets the stage for the lifestyle changes that will empower you with the tools and education you'll use to maintain the success you earned during the program. After the program is completed you will have a better understanding of how different foods affect the metabolism, portion control and healthy eating options you can actually enjoy.
HCG was recently reclassified by the FDA as a biologically identical hormone instead of a drug. Since this change HCG is only available by prescription from a limited number of approved compounding pharmacies. If you look into this diet you'll find a lot of information on the popular drops and under the tongue tablets. These are not safe! Any medication should only be taken under the advice of a trained medical provider. The protocol involves a short-term 500-800 calorie diet. This is NOT sustainable and should not be performed without careful supervision. The program will start with a detailed consultation, weekly weigh-ins, and tape measuring. We will discuss the benefits of checking certain blood tests to adjust your custom plan based on your body's needs. Options include blood counts, iron, vitamin b, folate and thiamin, cholesterol, blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c, thyroid check, vitamin d, kidney, and liver function.