The HCG diet is a weight-reduction plan that combines daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) with severe calorie restriction (only 500 calories per day). HCG is a hormone that is released in large quantities during pregnancy and can be sterilely extracted from the urine of pregnant women and used for treatment. The HCG diet is associated with dramatic weight loss, up to a pound a day – because it works by reducing feelings of hunger and increasing pure fat loss, and increasing muscle mass. The HCG hormone creates an anabolic state (muscle-building) which counteracts the catabolic state (muscle-breakdown). This muscle-building process in the body allows for more lean muscle formation and a stronger metabolism that helps people maintain their weight loss long after the diet is completed.
In order to be considered a candidate for the HCG Diet program, patients are recommended to have a comprehensive blood test and other diagnostic tests which will continue throughout the program. Extensive nutritional counseling will be provided by our certified nutritionist to maximize weight loss and achieve an ideal weight.