Obesity is a problem that impacts at least 31% of US adults. That explains why the weight loss industry made 72 billion dollars in 2018 alone. Add to that the life-threatening dangers of obesity and you have a lot of people looking to lose the extra pounds.
Even though so many people want to lose weight, millions still struggle to get the weight off. One effective method is a medical weight loss program. It combines hormone replacement therapy with diet to help lose pounds and keep them off.
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss (also called the HCG diet) describes a combination of treatments, consisting of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) hormones, BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy), and a low-calorie diet.
HCG is a hormone produced by pregnant women to nourish the mother and child. BHRT is a hormone made from plant estrogen that’s identical to what our bodies naturally produce. These hormones, along with a monitored low-calorie diet, work together to aid weight loss.
How does it work?
The process of losing weight through the HCG diet focuses on a regimen consisting of high protein intake with few carbs and only about 500-800 calories a day, supplemented by the hormones. Expect your diet to be:
Lean proteins such as chicken, turkey, fish, and shrimp (up to 200 grams a day)
Green vegetables like chard, spinach, kale, and broccoli
Low starch fruits, including apples, lemons, oranges, and strawberries
Drinks like coffee tea and water but only with calorie-free sweeteners
The specifics of the diet will change as you go and as directed by your physician. It generally starts out very restrictive. Fats and oils are typically added later in the process.
The hormones are used to help maintain your metabolism. They also help your transition into the diet so you don’t lose too much weight too quickly. Both HCG and BHRT are frequently injected but can be administered in different ways. HCG comes in liquids, gels, and sprays. BHRT comes in pills, creams, and gels. Your doctor can help you decide how you want the hormones administered.
If you think the HCG medical weight loss diet is right for you, you should make an appointment today.