HCG Medical Weight Loss Plan from InShapeMD San Angelo
- Reduces hunger
- Burns stubborn body fat
- Helps control food cravings
- Gain control of food portions
- Permanent tools for lifestyle moderation
- Helps to regulate blood sugar levels
- Increases metabolism
- Lowers bad cholesterol
What’s included in our Premier HCG Plan?
- Comprehensive blood work
- Office visit with our Nurse Practitioner
- 30 day supply of prescription HCG
- 4 B12 w/Lipotropic injections (see injection page for info.)
- Appetite Suppressant (must have BP 140/90 or lower and no BP Meds)
- Weekly Fit3D scans
- Unlimited use of the TurboSonic
What makes the HCG Medical Weight Loss Plan offered at InShapeMD so successful?
First, we only prescribe HCG by injection after labs and a medical evaluation by our Nurse Practitioner. We only use pharmaceutical grade medications made under the supervision of pharmacists in a DEA licensed manufacturing facility. We NEVER dilute the medications and EVERYTHING we buy is from the United States. We NEVER purchase pharmaceuticals from outside the country.
Second, our Weight Loss Coaches provide support during both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of your program. Coaches are available in person, by email, phone, or facebook messaging for one-on-one help to answer any of your questions and to give you specific personal advice on how to maximum your weight loss.
Lastly, we give you weekly feedback, encouragement and accountability when you come into our San Angelo clinic for your appointment. Unlike other medical weight loss programs and clinics, we want you to succeed because we know that you deserve a healthier, better you!
How Does HCG cause the weight loss?
The HCG diet is based on utilizing the amazing fat mobilizing properties of HCG. This is a hormone naturally produced in a woman’s body when she is pregnant.
HCG is the pregnancy hormone that almost completely controls metabolic functions. This hormone allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This action is especially important during times of starvation or very low calorie diets. It serves as a fail-safe mechanism when energy is needed immediately. During pregnancy, this function is utilized by the woman’s body to preserve the pregnancy. For weight loss, we use only minute amounts of HCG to capitalize on this same mechanism. Using HCG in this way does NOT “mimic” pregnancy. However, it “tricks” your mind into changing its metabolism which helps burn the fat. It can be safely used by both adult men and women.
HCG plus the Very Low Calorie Diet works in 3 distinct ways:
- HCG causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the abnormal fat storage locations so that it’s available for use. The very low calorie diet of 500 calories a day triggers your hypothalamus to change your body’s metabolism so it continually releases the stored nutrients in the abnormal fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day, but most of these come from the stored fat. The result is your body uses these thousands of calories of fat from your abnormal fat stores and you lose weight. This is the reason why HCG users lose .5 to 2 lbs of fat or more, per day.
- Maintains a normal basal metabolic rate. This is your resting energy needs. If one does not maintain intake of calories to equal your BMR, your body goes into conservation mode; it wants to conserve the calories stored in your body because it does not know when you’re going to feed it. HCG makes sure you don’t go into this slower metabolism mode so you continue to feel good while on the program.
- Resets the hypothalamus to prevent future regain. After you have been on the diet for the 28 days, your body will continue to want to stay on it even after you stop using the HCG. This resetting of your hypothalamic metabolism continues for a few days to a few weeks after stopping the HCG so you can continue to lose even more weight.
Will my metabolism slow down if I’m on a very low calorie diet?
Normally when we cut back our calories and eat a very low calorie diet, our bodies tend to preserve fat and nutrient stores. Our hypothalamus sees that there are not many calories in our blood so it makes our metabolism slow down. Our body wants to conserve the fat because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy.
When HCG is utilized with a very low calorie diet, however, the hormone causes the hypothalamus to signal to the body to mobilize the calories out of the abnormal fat storage locations and use these stored calories for energy burning to fuel our daily actions. The excess or abnormal fat reserves are reduced and you lose weight. In fact, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day which enables you to lose .5 to 2 pounds of fat per day.
Can I change the diet as long as I stick to 500 calories?
NO, you must stick with the protocol. This protocol has been shown to be successful only as directed. The unique combination of the HCG plus a very strict 500 calorie specific food consumption plan has been shown to work while other regimens have not.
Dr. Simeon of Rome, Italy, who created the diet, found that any variance away from these guidelines resulted in less success at losing weight. Thus, we only recommend strict adherence to the guidelines of the diet.
How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?
Much of it depends on your starting point. The more weight to lose the more weight is lost. On average, our patients lose around 15-40 lbs. per month. It is not unusual for some people to lose 10 to 12 lbs in the first week.
Disclaimer: HCG use in a diet program is considered an Off-Label use of HCG, i.e. FDA has approved of use of HCG but not within a diet program.