You are what you eat, but you are also how much you eat. If you need to lose a lot of weight (25 pounds or more) and have been frustrated by fad diets, hope is far from lost! Here at Infinity MedSpa, we are proud to offer a weight loss plan that involves a combination of calorie-controlled diet and HCG therapy.
What is HCG and how can it be supplemented with diet?
Fat is fuel. We have evolved to store fat around our bodies to convert into energy when we are unable to find food. The trouble is that in an era when food is abundant, we can end up with excessive or abnormal fat. This is hard for the body to burn, even when we restrict our caloric intake and exercise. Thus, we can grow frustrated and lose motivation.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone produced in both men and women. It is produced in large amounts during pregnancy where it stimulates the hypothalamus and helps to metabolize fat in order to provide energy for both mother and baby.
Of course, you don’t need to be pregnant to enjoy this benefit. When HCG is introduced into the body it helps to allow the body to use abnormal fat as fuel which it is unable to do under normal circumstances.
How does treatment work?
While using HCG for medical weight loss, you will receive injections of HCG. This will give your body the best possible start in reducing abnormal body fat and using it as fuel. However, in order to be truly effective, HCG must be combined with a reduced calorie diet of 500 calories a day. Your calories will come from lean protein sources such as meat, poultry, fish, or vegetarian equivalents as well as fresh vegetables and fruits and unlimited water and tea. This will kickstart your metabolism and aids your body’s ability to access abnormal fat.
What can I expect from a combination of HCG and diet?
While you may experience some hunger, the HCG will prevent the slowing of your metabolism that usually occurs on a very low calorie diet. Many who undergo this treatment find themselves satisfied and full of energy even on such a reduced calorie diet. Our patients find that they tend to lose around half to a pound a day on this weight loss plan, although individual results may vary depending on your age, weight, and overall health.
Want to learn more?
If you’re ready to find out more about HCG and how it can help you to wave goodbye to weight loss frustration, please feel free to contact our friendly and experienced professionals at Infinity MedSpa. A member of our team will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.