HCG for Weight Loss
“Thank you so much for giving me back my life! I’ve lost over 30 lbs and I feel terrific!” – Ethemba Weight loss Client
Many people have heard about or know someone who has lost weight while using HCG. Success stories are on TV and the internet. You may have watched the episodes on Dr. Oz where he interviews those who have successfully followed the HCG diet he specifically talks about ensuring you are followed by a Physician while on this type of program. At Ethemba Health and Image Centre, we offer you a safe alternative to many of the internet non Physician monitored programs offering weight loss. The HCG diet is a Physician developed program that originated in the 1950’s by a British Endocrinologist. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids. We have found that when following a very specific protocol with the right combination of nutrition, activity, lipotropic injections and HCG, our patients are not only achieving their lifelong weight goals, but are feeling great along the way.
Many of our patients are able to decrease or discontinue their medications for conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even diabetes. This is why it is critical that this particular program is monitored by a Physician who understands your entire medical profile. The FDA has now banned homeopathic HCG for weight loss because of it’s misuse and lack of medically monitored usage for weight loss.
How does the HCG diet work?
Many traditional diets rely on very low calorie diets that may trigger your body into “starvation mode”. This sets up a vicious cycle of yoyo dieting with a regaining of the weight to levels often higher than when you began. Many studies have tried to answer the question of how HCG leads to weight loss. The results are conflicting, and no clear model was proposed. Having said that, when clients used the program and they followed it properly, they lost weight, they loved it and were very happy with the results. The theory behind HCG for weight loss is that it prevents the body’s starvation response from being triggered, keeping lean muscle tissue and the fat that protects our vital organs intact. While on this program, the body recruits between 1500 to 4000 calories from the body’s fat stores, helping you lose weight around the hips, buttocks, thighs and stomach. The interesting finding is that while on this program our patients tell us that their appetite’s are decreased and that they feel better than ever. Patients are losing anywhere from 1/2 to a 1 lb per day.
How successful is this program?
Fortunately, our patient’s have had tremendous success. Everyday we hear about how this program has changed lives for the better. Reductions in expensive medications, the ability to keep up with daily living and the satisfaction of being able to wear clothes once far too tight are but a few of the daily comments. Patients tell us that they feel more energetic while eating less than ever before. We researched the best program possible to bring to our patients and are very pleased to offer this very specific protocol that has provided successful weight loss to over 20,000 clients.
How often will I be seen?
At Ethemba Health and Image, Dr Hatfield’s program is considered more than just a medically managed weight loss program. Our team will provide private consultation on a weekly basis. Your program begins with detailed Lab work to help determine the correct pathway for your weight loss journey. You will also meet with a weight management Specialist to discuss physical & health issues caused by excessive weight, emotions associated with food & eating, and personal weight loss goals. Also, you will discuss the program protocol, commitment, and healthy lifestyle changes that will help you achieve optimal results. We will decide which program is right for you and continue to monitor your progress throughout the program. Each week you will come in for a review of your log book, a lipotropic injection, and continued support on your weight loss journey. At the end of the program we will test your RMR and BMR (resting and basal metabolic rates) to ensure continued success. (please link the rmr and bmr to the link that talks about rmr and bmr)
Why medically supervised? Is it Safe?
We believe that diet programs combined with HCG are not intended for everyone. The FDA has banned HCG for homeopathic use for weight loss in the United States. Very low Calorie diets should only be administered under the direction of a licensed Physician. HCG has been used in weight loss for over 50 years. The American Society of Bariatric Surgeons says “no significant harmful effects of HCG injections have been described in the medical literature.” Both men and woman can participate in this program and because the HCG is pharmaceutical grade, it can only be prescribed by a Physician. Homeopathic HCG contains many additives and the purity is often uncertain.
Dr Oz on HCG
Ethemba Health and Image’s HCG protocol is consistant with Dr Oz’s Recommendations:
- It is imperative for patients to undertake an hCG program under the care of a trained physician
- Never use homeopathic hCG that is sold without a prescription
- In the March 14th, 2012 episode Dr Oz announced that he had new data on the successful use of hCG for weight loss
- A pilot study conducted by a leading medical weight management physician showed that patients following a strict, medically supervised hCG protocol were not hungry and lost weight, and ultimately lost more “fat vs muscle” than patients on only a very Low calorie diet.
- Consistent with the FDA’s position
- Only pharmaceutical grade hCG prescribed by a physician as part of a proven hCG protocol is effective in fat and weight loss
- Any patients on a diet under 1200 calories a day should be under the direct care of a Physician
Call Ethemba Health and Image Centre for your free Weight Loss Consultation at 780-570-5747