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What is hCG?
Looking for medical weight loss? Our program uses hCG, which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin…a hormone produced by a woman during pregnancy. Based on years of research by British Endocrinologist Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the 1940’s, hCG has been found to play a significant role in metabolic function by stimulating the body to burn abnormal fat.
Dr. Simeons noticed a significant correlation between the hormone and weight loss. His manuscript, Pounds and Inches, first published in 1954, describes the weight loss phenomenon.
How Does the hCG Diet Work?
When used in conjunction with a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), our Denver medical weight loss protocol uses prescription hCG, which stimulates your hypothalamus to initiate the conversion of your fat stores into usable energy for your body.
Its first targets are those areas of “abnormal” fat in the hips, abdomen, thighs, etc.
The “structural fat” which protects your organs will remain intact. Accelerating the weight loss and fat-burning process with prescription hCG will help trim down those problem areas on your body.
Your weight loss results will be noticeable on the scale, as well as in the mirror!
The VLCD helps trigger this process by creating a caloric deficit. This is actually the underlying premise of most diets. Eat less than you need and stored fat will be converted to energy.
You are actually operating on many more calories than what you are eating because your body is using your own fat stores for fuel. This is the reason patients taking prescription hCG can lose weight at 1/2 to 1 pound of fat (or more) per day*.
3500 calories = 1 pound of fat
In addition the VLCD helps to reduce certain food cravings including carbohydrates and foods with high sugar content, as well as, alter body chemistries responsible for portion control and satiety (feeling full).
Is It Healthy to Lose 1/2 to 1 Pound per Day with Prescription hCG?
Yes. Following OptiWell MD’s strict weight loss program protocol allows your body to burn fat while preserving your lean muscle. As you “count down” the pounds, you will find an increase in your resolve to attain your weight goal. Where many other diets lose their audience is in the long-term delayed gratification of 4-5 pounds per month in weight reduction.
In today’s society, we are all conditioned to expect immediate gratification and the Countdown Diet delivers!
Additionally, this program and the resulting weight loss has in some cases been shown to have a healing effect on gout, rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure, gastric ulcers, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
*Individual results will vary, and are contingent on beginning body composition, current lifestyle habits and how closely patients adhere to the program.
About R2 Medical Clinic
Located in Denver, CO R2 Medical Clinic is the leading anti-aging, medical weight loss, and hormone replacement center in the Denver CO metro area. Our experienced and passionate staff will help you lose weight, feel great, and live your best life no matter your age, with our cutting-edge treatments and protocols. Contact us today for an evaluation.