Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone used to treat fertility, but in recent years, physicians have studied its successful weight loss effects on patients following medically- supervised diet programs.
At Yarish Plastic Surgery, our HCG Houston, TX, program includes a strict diet plan to ensure the combination of this natural hormone and low-calorie intake triggers the body’s system to release and burn stored fat.
HCG injections are ideal for those who struggle to adhere to a weight loss program independently and can boost bodies to burn stubborn fat. This type of medical weight loss adjusts how the body responds to fat and recalibrates the metabolism to burn fat better. HCG treatment is ideally suited to patients looking to rapidly induce weight loss and kick-start a healthier lifestyle sustained through improved eating and exercise habits.
How Does It Work?
HCG weight loss treatments are based on scientific research. Studies discovered that pregnant women, who naturally release HCG, rely on energy from stored fat. HCG injections complement a low-calorie diet by decreasing feelings of hunger and allowing individuals to successfully maintain a lower caloric intake for a longer period of time.
HGC is believed to make abnormal fat more accessible and usable to the body and is one of the main reasons it is produced by women during pregnancy. When non-pregnant people, including men, take HCG, their bodies respond in the same way, releasing fat that, in some cases, has been stored for many years.
An HCG diet reduces feelings of hunger and supports rapid weight loss by redistributing body fat from the thighs, stomach, and hips. The HCG program works by having the body run on fat stores, burning off stagnant and persistent body fat while still preserving normal and structural fat and muscle.
What to expect from HCG, Houston TX
Before receiving HCG injections, patients are required to undergo a medical evaluation to ensure HCG is an appropriate treatment. Together with administering HCG treatments, we also devise a diet program with healthy nutritional foods to suit your lifestyle.
Diets vary from person to person but typically include a calorie-counting eating plan with fruit, non-starchy vegetables, and lean meat. Fatty foods and added sugar are usually not permitted as they are higher in calories. The calorie count of your meals is increased as you progress through the diet program.
Prescription HCG is self-administered through injection from the comfort of our patients’ homes. It is a short-term treatment that only lasts six weeks, as prolonged, rapid weight loss would be considered unhealthy and also increases the risk of unwanted side effects.
The HCG diet plan is generally divided into three phases; a loading phase, a weight loss phase, and a maintenance phase. The loading phase consists of consuming a high-fat calorie diet and HCG injections. The weight loss phase lasts between 3-6 weeks, combining a calorie-restrictive diet with exercise and doses of HCG. Lastly, the maintenance phase transitions the patient off the HCG hormone as they return to a higher calorie diet with continued exercise.
Please note that patients with the following conditions may be unable to undergo HCG treatments: thyroid or adrenal gland disorder, ovarian cysts, premature puberty, uterine bleeding, heart disease, kidney diseases, migraines, asthma; or cancer/tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, hypothalamus and pituitary gland. It is inadvisable to undergo this treatment without a medical evaluation.
What Happens After HCG Shots, Houston
HCG treatment aims to permanently reset the body’s metabolism and correct its long-imbalanced process of storing too much stubborn fat. If patients follow a healthy diet plan and exercise regime, they should not regain weight afterward.
Our staff offer continued support with training and diet maintenance, as well as helping patients transition off the HCG diet. We are always available to answer any health-related questions and guide you through the process of achieving your ideal body weight.
To find out whether this program is right for you, contact us at either the Houston or Lake Jackson locations for more information.