What is hCG?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone, naturally produced in large amounts by the placenta during pregnancy. It is believed that hCG serves an important function in providing a stream of energy and nutrition for the developing baby by allowing access to storage fat, during periods between meals.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is defined as:
“Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue” while under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
hCG for medical weight loss
It is the above function in pregnant women that is the cornerstone of its usefulness in hCG weight loss programs. hCG’s use with a strict calorie controlled diet for weight loss was first used in the 1950’s and has been proved by many to be an invaluable treatment method for weight loss.
Using hCG for medical weight loss unlocks abnormal stored fat reserves (hip, abdomen, thighs, etc.), allowing the body to use them for energy.
hCG is used to:
• Target storage fat areas
• Eliminate food cravings
• Re-establish weight set point
• Ensure patients are comfortable
hCG for medical weight loss diet
The Diet4Shape hCG Diet Program was developed in conjunction with one of the world’s leading doctors in the field of medical weight loss. The protocol requires daily injections of hCG accompanied with a 2100 kilojoule (500 calorie) restricted diet.
Diet4Shape hCG Diet kits contain:
• A vial of hCG
• Syringes and medicated swabs
• A proprietary blend of dietary supplements
• Multi-flora probiotics
• Digestive enzymes
• Diet4Shape hCG Diet manual
If the diet is followed correctly, most patients truly experience mood elevation and hunger is minimal or non-existent.
How long does the hCG treatment take?
As a guide, patients who need to lose 7 kg or less require a 3 week program. When a patient has more than 7kg to lose, the treatment takes longer, and a 6 week program should be undertaken with a review upon finishing.
How much weight should you expect to lose?
Patients can expect to lose approximately 400g per day on the hCG diet. This is only a guide however as it depends upon the individual person. In general men tend to lose more weight than women. Women will notice more of a change in body measurements.
Is calorie restriction after the hCG diet required to maintain weight loss?
Amazingly, you will not regain your weight back if simple suggestions are followed. There is no continued calorie restriction required (in fact, you MUST return to regular calorie intake) and no medications are required.