Is the HCG diet effective and safe? These are the two questions that most of our potential patients ask before scheduling an appointment. Being prescribed the actual HCG hormone from a licensed doctor in the state of California is a safe and can be effectively used to lose weight.
It is important to differentiate between hormone HCG and homeopathic HCG, which has flooded the marketplace for the last five years since this diet gained national exposure. The homeopathic version is diluted to such low levels of concentration that its effects are virtually non-existent.
Many people have purchased the homeopathic HCG product from an over-the-counter source and have been sorely disappointed with the results. The truth is that the actual HCG hormone cannot be easily procured. It can only be legally be prescribed by a licensed doctor.
Our Modified 500-1,000 Calorie HCG Diet:
Every weight-loss program has varying factors that must be taken into consideration if positive results are to be attained. For instance, one must check for possible medical conditions that would affect one’s overall health in their quest to lose weight.
A series of questions followed by appropriate lab work, if necessary, will determine if there are medical issues that need to be addressed.
The medical history of a person will also need to be properly evaluated and any medical issues that may affect one’s general health in the event of taking certain medication will need to be addressed.
This is not a magic weight loss pill and bad eating habits void out any success a person might otherwise have with this hormone. Therefore, good nutritional advice is necessary to helping all of our patients reduce or control their weight.
Dr. Dubroff has modified the HCG program to mix a limited caloric intake (starting as high as 1000 calories) with a ketogenic diet (20-60 grams of carbohydrates a day) that break down fat reserves. Ketogenic diets entail very limited qualities of bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and corn.
Processed snack foods, sodas and candies are prohibited as well. Very little amounts of alcohol, if any, should be consumed while you are on this diet. Fruits and complex vegetable carbohydrates can be eaten but in limited qualities.
In modifying the HCG program, our objective is to train you on how to achieve ketogenic fat-burning successes by knowing how to count your calories and carbs on a daily basis.
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