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Can Hormones Really Help with Weight Loss?

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Can Hormones Really Help with Weight Loss?

Mark Neumann

Keeping up with the latest fad diet or exercise regimen can be difficult. People use many different techniques to try and lose weight, but most set users up for failure, or do not provide the quick results that are promised. Limiting your calories may not be enough.

Adding Hormones to Your Weight Loss Plan

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone (HCG) injections work to attack fat and curb your appetite. Just cutting calories can trick your body into conservation mode, causing you to lose muscle instead of fat, and slowing your metabolism.

The HCG hormone, produced by women during pregnancy, helps stabilize the metabolism and nourishment levels of growing babies. The hormone can have the same affect on us while we are dieting, allowing us to control our calories and burn them the right way.

How Does It Work?

HCG is given in the form of an injection. Patients will receive the injection for 40 days. After your first injection you will start to feel less hungry, fatigued, or irritable. These symptoms are common with normal dieting since you are restricting your body. The HCG allows your body to feel comfortable while on the diet.

While the HCG is targeting your body fat, you hardly notice a difference in the way you feel. The normal hunger pains and depression associated with dieting and losing weight dissipate. You are free to eat a low-calorie diet without the negative side effects.

Along with the injections, your medical weight loss doctor or nutritionist will provide you with a weight loss program. This program will include meal plans and lifestyle counseling to get you on the path to losing weight and achieving your ideal health profile.

Weight Maintenance Phase

Once you and your doctor get you to your ideal body weight, you can use HCG to maintain. Stopping HCG too soon will quickly put you in a bad position where you revert back to your old eating habits. A sound injection regimen accompanied with lifestyle changes will allow you to continue down a healthy path and maintain your weight loss over the long-term. This maintenance leads you to cut back on the amount of injections you are receiving, and eventually stop them all together. Eventually you’ll feel confident in your ability to maintain your weight and stick to the same eating habits without using HCG.

Please let us know how we can help you on the weight loss journey. Dr. Neumann is happy to discuss custom non-surgical weight loss options in more detail during your consultation. Call the office at 734.847.4700 today.