Options Medical Weight loss offers the HCG protocol with prescription strength HCG medication. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is a female pregnancy hormone. The medication has been used for weight loss since the 1960’s along with the diet protocol developed by Dr. Simeons. It is used for women AND men.
HCG is not FDA approved for weight loss, nor will it ever be. This is not because it is unsafe, but rather because it requires a diet protocol for effective weight loss. A medication cannot rely on a diet for FDA approval. However, when the diet is followed with strict adherence, patients lose weight fast and safe with HCG!
How does HCG work?
While working with malnourished pregnant women in India, Dr. Simeons noted these women would deliver healthy babies. So why? One reason derives from the positive effects of HCG. HCG helps utilize fat stores for energy in times of very low-calorie intake. Thus, the malnourished women would use their fat stores to drive the healthy development of their babies.
With the 500 calorie diet, HCG essentially is doing just that. The protocol is very particular and requires guidance by a weight loss team for healthy weight loss. Protecting muscle and structural fat is important for a functioning metabolism. Without strict diet adherence, regular weigh-ins, and HCG, the weight loss will be unhealthy and temporary. Prescription HCG will help protect your body with the 500 calorie diet, but most of the lasting success requires a team of support.
Also bonus! Most patients on HCG are NOT hungry due to the hormone releasing abnormal fat for energy and metabolic needs! What diet do you know off where you can burn 1lb of body fat a day and not feel hungry?
Beware of OTC and On-Line HCG!
Remember this is a hormone extracted from pregnant women and “real HCG” can only be prescribed by a medical provider. OTC, homeopathic, and on-line HCG are a combination of vitamins and not regulated. DO NOT use non-prescription “HCG” and follow the diet protocol, you essentially will be starving yourself.
Options Medical Weight Loss offers Prescription HCG!
We have a team of passionate individuals who are well trained to prescribe and manage your weight loss during the HCG process. Our weigh-in scale has the capability to break down the amount of fat, water, and lean body that make up your total weight. Therefore, we can manage your process safely and effectively to ensure you only lose body fat and keep it off!
By Amelia Falat PA-C