The hCG is a naturally-occurring hormone within the body. During the first part of pregnancy, women produce an excess of hCG that allow a growing fetus to receive the needed nutrients and calories by releasing excess maternal fat reserves exclusively to the fetus. Outside of pregnancy, these same principles apply as hCG assists in protecting lean muscle mass while causing the body to breakdown abnormal fat storage.
Dr. Dugan will provide a customized weight loss plan and will supervise the patient throughout his or her time on the hCG diet. After a consultation including a history, physical exam, and bloodwork, patients will be put on a short restricted diet as well as receive injections of hCG in a precise amount to aid in the weight loss. Candidates will also receive lipotronic compounds and vitamins to aid with weight loss and to give added energy. The number of injections and the length of time that one will receive these injections depends on the starting weight, personal weight loss goals, and how quickly the weight is shed.
The length of time typically ranges from 3-6 weeks. Patients will also be provided with a recommended list of foods that are low in calories, carbs, and fats, and high in protein. It is important to adhere to the restricted diet and drink lots of water for the best results. The hCG injections are unique in that they will allow patients to consume fewer calories without feeling hungry. Upon completion of the program, patients will be able to eat anything they like, but will find that they crave more healthy options. There is a required three-week maintenance program once the injections are completed and a subsequent optional monthly maintenance program.
Candidates for the hCG diet are those who are looking for a safe and effective way to lose weight quickly and maintain it. This diet is for those who need to lose at least 10 pounds. There are very few who would be restricted from partaking in this diet. When following the hCG diet, patients have found that they can lose up to one pound a day, and as much as 42 pounds in just six weeks. In order to maintain the goal weight, a commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is imperative.
Achieve your goals at Annapolis’s Dugan Aesthetics & Wellness Center. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Dugan to learn about your unique options and discover what the best approach is for you. See for yourself how Dr. Dugan’s extensive experience and careful attention to detail are apparent in all aspects of her cosmetic and gynecologic treatments. Contact us online or give us a call at 443-353-9002.
Board Certified Gynecologist Dr. Khadija Dugan is passionate about assisting her patients with improving their lives by regaining and maintaining their youth and beauty both inside and out. She prides herself in creating the most natural aesthetic and medical results by assessing each patient and developing a plan uniquely designed for each individual. Dr. Dugan strives for excellence with every patient by integrating her meticulous, artistic eye with the latest, most revolutionary technologies available. She is known for her gentle touch and her caring approach, as well as for being a keen listener. Read More