What is HCG and what does it do?
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone naturally produced by the body. During pregnancy the levels increase to break down fat on the mother’s body, converting the fat into energy for both mother and baby. For the weight loss program, the HCG does the same: it promotes the conversion of fat into energy.
Will my metabolism slow down if I'm on a very low-calorie diet?
Normally when one cuts back calories, the body will tend to store fat, and metabolism slows down to conserve energy. Dr. Simeons proved that when a very low-calorie diet is used in conjunction with the HCG, the hormone signals the body to use stored fat for energy. Because the fat break-down is due to HCG vs. starvation, the metabolism does not slow down, in fact it is reset to a normal level.
Wouldn't I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low-calorie diet without HCG?
True, people can lose weight by eating fewer calories, but doing so without HCG, puts the body into “starvation mode” greatly taxes the body’s nutritional reserves, causing health problems, especially of the bones and muscles and you never reset your metabolism. HCG pulls stored energy from the fat a healthier way of losing weight along with resetting the metabolism and detoxing.
Will I get hungry on a diet with so few calories?
While on the program, the HCG constantly converts fat into glucose, thereby satisfying the cells appetite for energy; therefore, one does not get hungry. Overall, most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the HCG program. A few people on the program will have some continued hunger issues. In such cases, the supervising doctor will give additional recommendations.
Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle taking HCG?
Because the amount of HCG is so small, there are generally no changes to a menstrual cycle. Likewise, HCG will not affect a female's ability to become pregnant, nor will it increase chances of getting pregnant.
How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?
On average, females lose 15-20 lbs. for the six week program and men lose about 20-30 lbs. in six weeks. Some people lose as much as 10 lbs. the first week, but the average is 5-7 lbs. Most people will lose the majority of the weight during the first four weeks, but the weight will continue to come off for the remainder of the program.
How is the HCG administered?
There are several methods by which the hormone is given:
· IV once a week; the best method
· Injection every day (done at home); very good
· Oral supplement (daily, at home); good
What does the HCG program consist of?
Our HCG program is an all inclusive program for the six weeks; which begins with a case history, a physical exam, blood tests, and urinalysis. Once the green light is given, a detailed instruction manual is given, along with nutritional supplements, and the hormone therapy begins including the six follow-up visits.
Depending on the amount of weight that needs to be lost, the initial program is six weeks, followed by a three-week transitional period (no HCG), and then, if needed, another six-week HCG program can begin.
To learn more about the program, call: 918-749-8888
Barry Lockhart, D.C.
9225 S. Toledo Ave
Tulsa, OK 74137