We are leading the way in Enid with the latest diet craze, the HCG diet. With our own employees participating, we can provide you with the materials and the experience to lose weight and keep it off.
So, what is HCG?
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone naturally produced in large quantity during pregnancy. HCG is used in infertility treatment for both men and women. Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, who developed the HCG Protocol, found that small regular doses of HCG caused the body to release abnormal fat when used in conjunction with a specific 500 calorie daily diet. This is detailed in Dr. Simeons' manuscript Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity. This low calorie diet is only comfortable and advisable with HCG. Most participants are not hungry and have plenty of energy.
Since this is a pregnancy hormone, does it work for men as well? If so, is it safe for men to be putting pregnancy hormones into their bodies?
Yes! The HCG protocol is safe for men and even works faster for men. No surprise there, right ladies? While women typically lose .5 lb. – 1lb. per day, men typically lose .75 lb. - 1.5lbs. per day. HCG is also prescribed for men with certain medical conditions, so this is not the only use for HCG with men.
What are the positive effects of HCG?
Besides the accelerated weight loss and body re-shaping, many of our clients report:
- A better, deeper sleep
- Lower cholesterol and blood pressure while on the HCG, and sometimes continuing after
- Less insulin or other medications required while on the protocol
- Higher energy levels without a nervous edgy feeling
- A general feeling of well-being
What are some negative side effects sometimes experienced while HCG is present in the body?
While on the protocol a few patients report:
- A headache for the first few days of the protocol (which can be addressed with aspirin, etc.)
- Leg cramping (which can be assuaged if brought to the staffs attention)
- Slight, temporary hair thinning (the same phenomenon that occurs after child birth or any excess weight loss method)
- Very rarely, tenderness of the breasts
How exactly does HCG allow you to lose weight?
The HCG allows your body to tap into your body’s abnormal fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks). In obese clients, these deposits are not usually accessible to the body for fat consumption. This is the reason why no matter how much some people exercise and starve themselves; they still have a big butt. The HCG present in the body allows these abnormal fat deposits to be tapped, releasing the abnormal fat into the blood stream and out of the body. This release of fat is also why clients taking HCG are not hungry. The HCG actually releases 1500-4000 calories per day into the bloodstream. This is the ONLY reason why it is okay to be on a 500 calorie diet. Without the HCG releasing the abnormal fat and, therefore, thousands of calories into the bloodstream, the client would be starving and be facing excess nutritional deficiency.
Why the 500 calorie diet (VLCD very low calorie diet)?
You are on a VLCD (very low-calorie diet) of 500 calories because while you are on the HCG, your body is releasing 1500-4000 calories from abnormal fat into your bloodstream each day. So, with the 500 calories you are consuming plus the 1500-4000 calories being released into you system, you are actually getting the benefit of (500 + 1500-4000) = 2000-4500 calories each day.
What will I eat on this protocol?
You will eat fresh food that you buy from the grocery store. There is a very detailed list of the foods you can have while on the protocol. There is no program food or special diet food that we require you to purchase from us.
Will HCG interfere with any medications that I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?
HCG does not interact with ANY medications, including birth control pills or Depo-Provera.
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