The HCG diet is a weight-loss plan that combines daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) with severe calorie restriction — only 500 calories per day. HCG is a hormone that’s released in large quantities during pregnancy and can be extracted from the urine of pregnant women.
The HCG diet is associated with dramatic weight loss, up to a pound a day, by reducing feelings of hunger and increasing pure fat loss while 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 their 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 prior to and throughout the program.
Extensive nutritional counseling will be provided by our certified nutritionist to maximize weight loss and achieve an ideal weight.