Weight Loss Program
HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone secreted by the placenta during pregnancy. Itwas first noted tobe effective for weight-loss when physicians noted that overweight patients actually lost weight when they were pregnant. Then, approximately40years ago a physician by the name of A.T.W. Simeons, MD began developing an HCG diet protocol. He refined this protocol over the subsequent years and now we have a safe, effective weight-loss program that results in not just weight-loss but long-term results. HCG is used in extremely low doses over a 23 day period, targeting abnormal fat stores as a source of fuel for the body. What can you expect on the HCG diet? 1. Weight loss of 15 pounds or more over the course of the 26 day protocol. 2. Visible reduction of hard to lose fat stores around the stomach, arms, back, and thighs. TheHCGWeight Loss Program 4. The resetting of one’s metabolism to ensure long-term weigh-loss. 5. Overall sense of well-being as the rapid and safe weight reduction is quickly visible early in the protocol. How does HCG work? HCG works by targeting abnormal fat as a source of energy. Dr. Simeon describes three types of fat that we have in our body. The first type is structural fat which fills in the space between the organs, so to speak. Structural fat provides cushion under bony prominence, such as the feet, and helps keep the skin smooth and taught. The second type of fat is a normal fuel reserve which the body utilizes to meet our energy demands. This normal fat reserve is a fuel efficient way to provide calories. These reserve fats and structural fats are completely normal and the body stocks them to keep us healthy. 3. Increased muscle definition.
Through our HCG weight-loss program Manhattan Medicine can help you lose that stubborn belly fat by burning abnormal fat and resetting your hypothalamus.
Will I be starving on the HCG diet? Because the HCG hormone mobilizes abnormal fat and makes it available as an energy source: The calories derived from this abnormal fat acts as a normal appetite suppressant. Therefore, even though one is taking in fewer calories, the body utilizes the stored fat as a source of energy. Also, the addition of green tea during the diet protocol can help act as a natural appetite suppressant and increase one’s energy level too. Will HCG injections interfere with my medication? What about birth control? HCG does not interact with any medications including birth control pills. Will HCG interfere with my menstrual cycle or with my ability to become pregnant? Because the dosage of HCG is so small, there are no changes to your menstrual cycle and your ability to become pregnant will not be affected. Dr. Simeon recommends starting the HCG diet protocol right after one’s menstrual period. If you are pregnant however do not take HCG. If you become pregnant during the HCG diet, stop taking HCG and consult your obstetrician.
There is however a third type of fat that is abnormal. This is the fat which leads to obesity. This is the fat that becomes unsightly “love handles”, the “beer belly”, the fat that spills over bra straps and hangs over belts. Unfortunately, this fat is the last resource that the body utilizes when it goes into “starvation mode” as occurs when dieting. When one goes on a diet, the first source of fuel is the normal fat reserves as described above. When this fat is exhausted, structural fat is targeted next. This is why at times when people diet they can look quite gaunt. It is only as a last resort that the body begins to utilize abnormal fat for fuel. By this point, it is often the case that people are so weak, hungry and frustrated with the lack of visible results that they abandon their diet. HCG works to mobilize abnormal fat as the primary source of fuel when the body significantly decreases caloric intake and then eliminates fat, including topical fat such as in lotions or creams. It is only under these conditions that HCG triggers rapid weight loss, and abnormal fat deposits vanish! Is HCG safe? The HCG hormone is naturally occurring in pregnant women, but also found in nonpregnant women as well as men.manhattanspine.com
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