hCG Weight Loss
Optimal Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine in Redmond, Oregon is Central Oregon’s #1 medical weight loss clinic! There are numerous factors that can affect weight loss, including hormonal issues. We offer a wide range of weight management solutions and hormone therapy treatments including hCG injections. We serve our local clients from Central Oregon including Bend, Oregon, Sisters, Prineville, from Sunriver to Black Butte Ranch. We also serve many clients via telemedicine from all over Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to help them manage their weight to feel better and live better.
Obesity is a growing problem throughout the country and can contribute to a variety of health problems. When nutrition and exercise are not yielding the desired weight loss results, patients may find there are numerous factors that can affect weight loss or gain, including hormonal issues. Contact us to see medical weight loss treatments are right for you.
hCG Weight Loss Program
The key to successful weight loss is creating a caloric deficit. In other words, you need to burn more calories than you take in. This forces your body to burn fat (not muscle) and you then lose weight. One might say a significant reduction in calories can cause your body to go into “starvation mode” and your metabolism will slow. However, “starvation mode”, in the PRESENCE OF hCG actually pulls 1000-1400 calories from your fat cells (not muscle). With the hCG and the diet, you will experience greater results.
The hCG program is a strict regimen that consists of a very low calorie weight loss program in combination with daily hCG injections.
Therefore, this program should only be considered by those who are very serious and committed to their weight loss goals. We provide this strict diet and hCG injections.
The hCG program will:
RESET your metabolism to a normal level.
“unlock” your body’s fat storage so that your metabolism can now burn these energy reserves to power daily bodily functions.
reshape your body’s fat deposits, targeting especially the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, neck and face.
make it less likely for your body to return to its previous body weight by establishing a new weight “set point.”
make it easier for you to stay on the diet and you will lose inches more rapidly from your primary fat stores, particularly the belly, buttocks and thighs.
What is hCG?
hCG is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced in the placenta during pregnancy. This particular hormone controls most metabolic function throughout the entire pregnancy. While it mirrors the actual hormone found in a woman’s body, any hCG used for medical purposes has been created in a laboratory.
So, do I just jump in?
No. Prior to beginning the hCG diet program we will perform a general health assessment, collect your health history, and make sure you are a prime candidate. The hCG diet can feel fairly intense and lead to dramatic weight loss. We want to make sure that you are ready physically and emotionally to take this path.
How much can I lose?
Most of our patients tell us that they are losing an average of 1 to 2 pounds per day, however, your results may be different. One major survey shows that 50% of hCG dieters lost 1 pound per day.
Why am I restricted to so few calories on this diet?
Granted, 500 calories per day sounds a lot like starvation. However, many of our patients report simply not being hungry while receiving hCG injections. hCG encourages your hypothalamus to cause stored fat to be used as energy. Because this fat is continually fueling your body and burning large quantities of calories in the process, you will likely see rapid weight loss.
Is it safe to lose weight this quickly?
Studies have shown that the weight lost through the hCG program comes from adipose fat, rather than lean muscle. Adipose fat is that unhealthy stuff that leads to so many negative health issues. It appears as though valuable vitamins and minerals are not stripped in the weight loss process, making it a win/win situation.
What about safety?
We have found that side effects are rare and when they do occur, are generally quite minor. As with each of our weight loss programs, contact us immediately if you begin to experience side effects of any kind.
I know someone who lost weight on the hCG diet, only to gain it back again.
Will that happen to me?
The answer to this question totally depends upon you. If you use the time you are taking hCG to modify your cooking and eating behavior, you are likely to be successful in learning to keep the weight off. Think of it as a kick-start for weight loss.
Does hCG work for bodybuilding?
HCG can help build your muscle mass. According to some experts, when combined, HCG is believed to help enhance testosterone levels, which boosts muscle gains for men. When HCG bodybuilding and are combined, the results can be quite impressive. It is recommended that anyone using the HCG hormone try to lift weights three to four days a week. You can use free weights or exercise bands for resistance. To achieve results faster, make sure to engage in exercises that will work several muscles at the same time, which will help you increase your lean muscle mass faster.
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