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Maintaining a lean, healthy weight is a vital component of healthy aging and longevity. Aside from the aesthetically undesirable effects of fat, there is actually a profound health threat from fat, particularly the kind stored deep in the core of your body (known as visceral fat). This visceral fat produces lots of inflammation and causes clogging of the arteries, liver dysfunction and hormonal imbalance in both men and women.
Aesthetix Plus Medical Spa offers a unique hCG diet to assist patients in powerful weight loss goals. This unique weight loss program utilizes a prescription hormone and very low calorie diet to produce weight loss of a pound a day.
It is generally safe and well tolerated and produces excellent results, especially for those with:
The HCG diet limits you to 500 calories a day for 8 weeks while taking HCG, either by injection or by taking a “homeopathic product”, such as oral drops, pellets, or sprays. Because the diet is very low carb and virtually no cereal grains it is great for blood sugar control and most importantly this eating plan teaches you healthy food combination habits for when you transition off this diet. While a healthy eating program and fitness regimen is the key to long-term weight loss, we do offer options to help you shed pounds that have become difficult to drop with age and hormonal imbalance.
Our physicians will develop an eating program based on food combinations, caloric needs, and energy expenditure, to help you balance your hormones, prevent regaining the weight and keep your lean body weight for optimal longevity and wellness. For more aggressive therapy along with a pure HCG diet, our doctors can formulate an individualized therapy from a compounding pharmacy (i.e. Phentormin).
The term “hCG” is short for “Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin,” a hormone produced by embryos during pregnancy. When used as part of a dietary treatment, hCG has been shown to decrease fat tissue while maintaining lean muscle.
While the effects of hCG on body composition are not fully understood, experts believe that it works by helping to reprogram the hypothalamus in the brain. The hypothalamus helps to regulate hormones that influence metabolism and fat deposition in the body. Patients treated with hCG while dieting lose more weight without exercise, have more energy and sleep better, and experience proportional weight loss throughout the body for a more desirable body shape. Further, since hCG helps to reset the hypothalamus, results are longer lasting compared to traditional calorie restriction diets.
The average patient loses 1 to 2 pounds a day on the hCG diet, without exercise, hunger or the other side effects normally associated with a restriction diet. For individuals desiring to lose a large amount of weight, the process may be repeated with breaks in between hCG treatment periods.
While the hCG diet can work wonders for an average adult, people with certain health conditions may not benefit from hCG injections. These conditions include congestive heart failure, gout, polycystic ovarian syndrome, respiratory disease, asthma, seizure disorder, fibroids, endometriosis and most cancers.
The hCG diet requires 24 daily injections (a little more than three weeks). During the first three days, patients can eat and even overeat as much as they desire. For the next three weeks, patients are placed on a monitored 500 calorie diet until 72 hours following the final injection. Despite low food intake, most patients do not experience hunger due to the hCG injections.
For three weeks following the treatment period, only sweets and sugar-heavy fruits are restricted. After that, sugars are slowly reintroduced more during the next three weeks, and a weight maintenance program is established. The hCG program may be repeated after 30 days if additional weight loss is desired.