Are you struggling to shed pounds? Do you feel like your weight loss journey is at a standstill? Are you searching for an effective way to jumpstart your body’s metabolism and lose weight quickly? If so, you could be a good candidate for hCG shots at Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA. These shots use the power of natural human hormones, combined with a simple, low-calorie diet, to help you lose weight, reach your ideal image, and put you on the path to long-term health and wellness.
What Do hCG Shots Do?
hCG shots are designed to work with your body, helping you drop pounds and reach your weight goals. These hormone shots work to balance your metabolism, decrease your overall appetite, and break down stored fat reserves in the body without affecting vital fat deposits in and around the muscles, organs, and blood vessels. This keeps your body healthy and functioning at its best while burning and expelling excess fat and steadily reducing your weight over time.
In order to make this treatment effective for weight loss, we combine it with a strict diet of 500 calories per day. This may sound extreme, but the fat deposits that are broken down by the hCG shots help suppress your appetite and keep you feeling full and satisfied, even on such a minimal diet. Your diet is carefully prepared and monitored by one of our skilled doctors. Our patients have experienced great success with this treatment option and report a dramatic boost in confidence and self-esteem as they finally see their ideal image appear.
Where Does hCG Come From?
hCG is the shortened name for human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This hormone exists in men and women, but its levels increase exponentially in the placenta of pregnant women. In the medical world, it has been used to treat women for infertility. It was first proposed as a possible weight loss treatment in the 1950s, and since that time it has been used in small doses to enhance low-calorie diets and speed the weight loss process by breaking down nonessential fat deposits in the body.
What Does hCG Do?
Once injected, hCG communicates with the hypothalamus. This key area of the brain triggers the body’s release of reserve fat, which flows into the bloodstream to boost energy while suppressing appetite. As your body burns this stored fat, you begin to lose weight. A low-calorie diet enhances the fat-burning power of hCG shots and accelerates your weight loss journey.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment?
Losing weight can be a long, challenging process. Many people try numerous fad diets and experience “yo-yo” weight loss, which can be dangerous for the body and discouraging for the individual. For most patients, the best way to achieve successful, long-lasting weight loss is with a combination of strategic weight-loss treatment and committed lifestyle change. This treatment can help reset your body’s metabolism and accelerate weight loss, which allows you to reach your goals faster. Once you are at a healthy weight, one of our doctors can recommend a long-term lifestyle plan that will maintain your results.
While this treatment requires discipline, most patients report that the treatment process is simple and straightforward. Other than the change in your diet, this treatment requires no lifestyle changes. The hCG shots, which are administered daily for most patients, are virtually painless. A typical treatment plan lasts just 8 weeks and can deliver dramatic results, including 1-2 pounds lost per day for some patients. All in all, this treatment is one of the fastest ways to shed pounds. One of our experienced doctors will monitor your progress and ensure that you stay healthy and on track to reach your weight loss goals.
What Kind of Diet Do I Need to Follow During Treatment?
A diet of 500 calories per day is designed to give your body the basic nutrition it needs while accelerating the weight loss process. One of our doctors will meet with you to personalize your entire treatment plan. In general, our patients avoid sugar and eat two meals every day. The meals contain one of each of the following: protein, vegetable, bread, and fruit. The portion size will be restricted to maintain the 500-calorie limit. However, you can drink unlimited water, coffee, and tea while you are dieting.
How Long Does It Take?
Since each patient is unique, treatment times may vary. One of our doctors will recommend a personalized treatment plan for you during your initial consultation. However, our average recommended treatment plan is 8 weeks.
Do I Need to Continue Dieting After My Treatment?
Unfortunately, it’s much easier to gain weight than it is to lose weight. That’s why so many people gain back pounds once they complete a diet. Once your treatment is complete, you do not need to maintain a 500-calorie diet, which is not healthy for long-term dieting.
However, we do recommend that you make changes to your lifestyle to ensure that you will enjoy the results of your treatment for years to come. This may vary for each patient, but typically includes a balanced, nutritious diet and a regular exercise regimen. With the right lifestyle changes, your final results could be permanent.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
If you are an adult man or woman who is unsatisfied with your current weight and want a straightforward, intensive treatment designed to help you shed pounds, you could be an ideal candidate for this treatment. A good candidate is generally healthy, is not severely overweight, and is committed to capitalizing on the success of treatment by making long-term lifestyle changes to maintain their results and avoid re-gaining weight after treatment. They should also have realistic, informed expectations about the possible results they could see from this treatment.
This treatment is not ideal for patients who are pregnant or nursing. In addition, patients with dietary restrictions or requirements may not be ideal candidates due to the strict nature of the accompanying diet. Finally, those who experience conditions such as diabetes may not be ideal candidates. If you are unsure about your candidacy for treatment, one of our doctors can help you determine whether hCG shots are right for you.
What Should I Expect?
While each patient’s experience will vary, here is a brief outline of what you can expect during your treatment process:
The first step in your treatment process is an initial consultation with one of our doctors. Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history, any current medications or medical conditions, and your ideal goals from this treatment. They will also record your weight and may take pictures for you to compare to your final results at the end of treatment.
Once you are approved for treatment, they will explain the diet restrictions and treatment process in detail. They will also give you a general idea of the results you can expect from this treatment based on your unique situation.
During the treatment process, there are three basic stages.
During this phase, you will begin your hCG injections while eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet for approximately two days. This phase prepares your body for treatment, introduces hCG into your system, and provides a nutritional boost before you begin your restricted diet.
Your doctor will give you a specific plan to follow during this phase, including the foods you should eat to effectively load your system. Once the hCG is injected, it will begin to signal the body to release and burn the stored fat in your body, and the weight loss will begin to accelerate.
This is the longest phase of treatment and can last 3-6 weeks. You will be taking hCG each day and eat a strict diet of 500 calories per day. Most patients eat lunch and dinner, but you may be able to change your meals to fit your lifestyle and preferences. Your daily hCG injections are administered with a fine, small needle, which makes the injection almost completely painless.
You should be able to do your normal daily activities. However, if you had an intense workout regimen before treatment, your doctor may recommend more gentle exercises during treatment due to your lowered energy levels. Your appetite should be suppressed, but you may feel hungry at different points of the day. We recommend scheduling your water intake throughout your day to help hydrate your body. This can also help you feel fuller and more alert.
You are allowed to drink tea and coffee, but you may want to limit your caffeine intake as your calorie intake will be lower than normal. Caffeinated beverages can cause restlessness on an empty stomach. Decaffeinated teas and coffee can be enjoyed throughout the day and may help you feel more full between meals. Some patients lose 1-2 pounds per day during this phase.
At the end of your treatment, your doctor will stop prescribing hCG. This will stop the fat-burning process triggered at the beginning of your treatment, and your weight loss will gradually plateau. Your body will need a gradual reentry into normal life, so your food intake will increase incrementally and be monitored by your doctor. During this period, you should plan to avoid eating foods with sugar or starch. Once you have begun to follow your normal, long-term diet, you can reintroduce sugars and starches in limited quantities.
At the end of your treatment, you should see a dramatic change in your overall appearance. You should notice a decrease in fat throughout your body. This most often includes the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs but can affect the arms, legs, chest, back, neck, and face as well. Your silhouette should appear slimmer and any noticeable fat deposits on your body should be drastically smaller or completely gone.
In addition, once you return to a normal, healthy diet, you should feel more energized and more confident in your own skin thanks to your weight loss results. If you wish to maintain your final results, you should plan to follow a set diet plan and exercise routine. These lifestyle changes may even help you lose more weight, build muscle, and tone your body.
-Some patients experience loose skin in different parts of their body once treatment is complete. Our doctors can recommend treatments to help you continue to improve your body and achieve your ideal image. If you remain committed to your lifestyle changes, your treatment results could be permanent and could give you a longer, healthier life to look forward to!
Contact Us to Learn More!
If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of this treatment, contact our team of experts at Infinity MedSpa in Sudbury, MA to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your weight loss goals!