What is HCG?
stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a hormone naturally produced by the placenta in pregnant woman which almost entirely controls the metabolic function throughout the hypothalamus throughout pregnancy. Though HCG is not FDA approved for the use of weight loss, it has helped 1000s of people over the last 75 years lose weight quickly and keep it off. The HCG protocol consists of a low calorie, toxin-free diet accompanied by daily HCG injections or HCG sublingual tablets along with 2 Lipo B
injections per week. We are happy to give you these injections in our office or send them home with you.
What are the Possible Benefits of HCG?
The average dieter experiences rapid weight loss averaging 0.5 to 3 pounds per day. In addition to losing unwanted fat and unhealthy toxin elimination, the true benefit of HCG is believed to be its ability to help modify your relationship with food and eating. This can result in easily maintained, long-term weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes.
What does the HCG Diet Consist of?
||Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar. You may have as much as you desire. Only one tablespoon of milk is allowed in 24 hours. Stevia may be used in place of sugar.*
150 grams of the following meat grilled (no oil or fat) weighed raw:
1 large handful of vegetables (only to be chosen from the following) can be eaten raw, steamed, or grilled (without oil) or gently boiled:
- Organic grass fed beef or veal
- Organic chicken breast (Skinless)
- Wild Chilean sea bass
- Spinach or Chard or Beet Greens
- Lettuces of any kind (including cabbage)
- Red radishes
1 bread stick (Grissino) or 1 Melba toast
1 medium apple, small handful of strawberries, or 1 grapefruit**
||The same four choices as lunch (Above)
DO NOT make lunch and dinner exactly the same in the same day.
||*Fresh herbs, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and Bragg's Liquid Amino Acids may be used to taste. Patients must drink 64 ounces of water (not tap) daily. Drinking green or oolong tea is also recommended.
**Organic only. The juice of one lemon is allowed each day.
If you would like a list of HCG recipes, please send an email to be firstname.lastname@example.org
. Use "HCG" as the subject and we will send you the recipes.
What If I Just Eat a Low-Calorie Diet?
When people use the HCG diet without HCG injections or sublingual tablets, they do, in fact, lose weight (the following information is based on double-blind and clinical studies). However, they do not lose the problem area secure fat deposits. Their body is not reshaped. They lose muscle and structural fat. They have massive hunger and fatigue. When they stop the diet, they immediately gain all the weight, plus more! Those who do the HCG injections or sublingual tablets lose more weight than the other group, with minimal hunger and fatigue and they lose fat in their problem areas. Their bodies are completely reshaped. They do not lose structural fat and muscle. Most importantly, when patients stop the diet and HCG injections, they typically do not gain the weight back! Although there are critics and so-called experts that continue to debunk and discredit the HCG diet, the hundreds of thousands of patients achieving these results combined with massive amounts of scientific documentation, double-blind studies, clinical studies and observations, are proof beyond a doubt that this is, in fact, an effective and fast way to combat obesity. For the past 75 years, the HCG Simeons protocol has passed the test of time.
What are the Possible Side Effects of HCG?
HCG should not be taken if you are pregnant or nursing. As with most medical treatments, when using HCG for weight loss there may still be some side effects to be of concern. These side effects vary by gender. The possible side effects include nausea, fatigue, hair loss, dry hair, acne and sudden mood swings. Some people also claim to notice a rash show up shortly after starting their HCG treatment. Some females have experienced changes in their menstrual cycle while taking HCG. These irregularities are resolved with the completion of the program. The most common side effect for males could be enlarged prostate and enlarged outlining of the breasts which likely occurs due to the estrogen levels which occur from HCG being in the body.
: HCG is a drug which has not been approved by the food and drug administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or "normal" distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets.
*As with any weight loss program, there are no guarantees for individual weight loss. Information provided herein is based on historical research, studies, and results from the many thousands of former HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) weight loss clients. Individual success is dependent upon a variety of factors.
These are pharmaceutical grade injections. The above information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any injections or products provided by Valley Medical Weight Loss are to be used along with our physician's complete program.