At Optimal Health & Wellness we offer various individualized programs for healthy weight loss. Below are an example of some of the diets we recommend.
Healthy Weight Loss with HCG
If you have tried dieting and exercises, pills and drinks, and still have trouble losing weight, the problem may lie deeper. The HCG weight loss program is a healthy, medically-supervised weight loss protocol that helps people lose pounds as well as inches. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, which is a dynamic hormone released by the placenta during pregnancy. It has multiple functions to help both the mother and the growing fetus. In males or non-pregnant females it can help with the utilization of “abnormal” fat reserves and thus promote weight loss and re-sculpting of those “problem areas.”
How HCG Works
When the hypothalamus is stimulated by HCG the body is able to release the abnormal fat and allows the body to rid itself of large amounts of this type of fat quickly. The HCG Weight Loss Program provides a combination of a low calorie/carbohydrate diet (LCD) and the precise amount of HCG it needs to stimulate the hypothalamus. When a person successfully completes the HCG Weight Loss Program, the hypothalamus is able to reset and function properly. Dr. Simeon discovered that the hypothalamus gets overloaded with more excess fuel that it can process due to the standard American diet overloaded with refined foods, sugar and hydrogenated oils.
The program consists of a small amount of HCG given orally or injected daily along with following a strict very low calorie/carb (VLCD). During that period, your body will go into a fat burning, or ketotic, state which will shrink your fat stores from “problem areas” such as the abdomen or thighs. Your body will then use the calories from the fat to sustain you giving you the ability to adhere to the VLCD. Most dieters report losing about 1-2 pounds a day. The typical weight lost in a 30 day period is between 15-40 pounds. If the desired weight is not reached, another round can be completed after a 6 week resting period.
How HCG was discovered for weight loss?
In the 1950’s a British doctor practicing in Rome, Dr. AT Simeons, found that young hypogonadal boys treated with HCG lost their excess weight by eating a lot less and without the accompanying hunger pangs. Inspired by this possible diet aid, he conducted a study on his overweight and obese patients using HCG along with a very low calorie diet in which he found that his patients were able to lose significant weight in a short period of time without cravings or the angry and hungry “hangry” feeling. HCG is then used as a selective fat mobilizer and an appetite suppressant.
From Jump Start to Long Term – Maintaining the Weight Loss by Incorporating Naturopathic Medicine
The HCG diet, along with naturopathic stress management, diet modification, and detoxification of toxins and pesticides, is a potentially powerful tool for people struggling with weight loss. Incorporating a stress management routine can also decrease the abdominal “pooch” created by chronic elevations of cortisol (stress hormone) in your body. Gentle detoxification before start of the HCG diet can minimize side effects of the pesticides and toxins being released from the fat stores. Don’t be a victim of the diet rebound. Using the HCG diet in addition to a complete naturopathic stress reduction and detoxification program can be used as a jump start for effective, lasting weight loss and optimal health.