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Metabolic Weight Loss with HCG

There are many reasons why people have difficulty, or simply can’t, lose weight. What if you’ve been doing all the right things and you STILL can’t shed the excess pounds?  This weight-loss program using HCG and a low calorie diet is our most popular, most sought after, and in my opinion the most EFFECTIVE weight-loss program we offer.  This program is my go-to for those patients who have tried various diets without success, because this diet succeeds where all others have failed.

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Now What? Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common, epidemic even, in the United States. Researchers are not sure whether the syndrome is due to one single cause, but all of the syndrome’s risk factors are related to obesity, and it is associated with many conditions and risk factors. The two most important risk factors are central obesity (weight around your mid-section) and insulin resistance (pre-diabetes or diabetes). Other risk factors include: reactive hypo-glycemia, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol aging, genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, and lack of exercise.  What’s even more frustrating is that belly fat is metabolically active contributing to hormone imbalance and insulin resistance which PREVENT weight loss…which is why your previous attempts to lose weight have failed.

Our Approach to Weight Loss and Metabolic Syndrome

Our approach is different than other HCG weight-loss programs in the marketplace, because we take into consideration 3 very important factors that research and studies have identified which slow metabolism and cause people to gain & store fat:  (1) Poor Digestion and Absorption of nutrients from foods, (2) Low Vitamin D levels, (3) Stress on the Adrenal system (actual metabolism issues), while still honoring the basic premises of the the Simeon HCG weight loss protocol.

Our Program Addresses Any Digestive Issues…even hidden ones

Many patients experience stomach issues like bloating after meals, heart burn or acid reflux. One or more of these symptoms are indicates that the stomach is not digesting food properly. Stomach issues are the most common cause of weight gain. Many patients experience stomach issues like bloating after meals, heart burn or acid reflux. One or more of these symptoms are indicates that the stomach is not digesting food properly.

The stomach digests food so the nutrients can enter the blood. Certain nutrients are more difficult digest. The liver requires many of these “difficult to digest” chemicals during the process of body fat removal (lipolysis). You can now see how a person with a digestive issue may no longer have the ability to lose weight. Unfortunately, a good diet and healthy eating does not restart or repair the digestive function. This is the reason many patients state that they are eating healthy and restricting calories, yet unable to lose weight. What is even more discouraging is that doctors often do not believe that a patient is restricting calories or exercising when they fail to lose weight regardless of what the patient tells them.

Not all metabolic patients, but most, have one or more digestive symptoms including: constipation, diarrhea, gas, acid reflux or heart burn, bloating, indigestion and other digestive problems. The condition is seldom detected by medical professionals and symptoms are usually misdiagnosed as stomach problems, ulcers, acid reflux celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome. However, the underlying issue appears to be a mal-absorption problem caused by sensitivity to certain foods. Our physicians estimate that this reaction occurs as a result of the stomach issues mentioned above over time. Our diet program and supplement regimen addresses all of these issues and improves digestion and absorption of nutrients essential to healing the gut, achieving fat loss and maintaining healthy weight.

Our Program Also Focuses on Your Metabolism and Nutrient Levels

As nutrients become less and less available, the body begins to conserve energy. This results in a change in metabolism due to an over stressed or over taxed Adrenal system. Changes in metabolism, such as the body increasing fat storage, is a process that occurs so the body can survive in times of great stress. This is why exercise and dieting become less effective over time when these issues are not addressed. A person with a metabolic issue can actually cause more problems (slow their basal metabolic rate, increase fatigue and adrenal stress)  by exercising and dieting excessively. The reason is because the body is surviving on a limited supply of nutrients despite  a good caloric intake. Exercise and diet force the body to become even more conservative with these nutrients and fat. This explains why so many people experience even faster and more dramatic weight gain after coming off an exercise program or diet.  Central body fat is metabolically active, meaning your body will store hormones there which then influence your hormone and metabolic function in a negative way.  So, in order to improve metabolic function, you must burn stored central body fat…but since that fat “reacts” to diet and exercise by causing you to store more body fat, it becomes a vicious cycle.

To break this cycle, our program utilizes a sublingual form of the  prescription hormone HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) which is a fat mobilizer. With the correct diet, HCG helps burn stored central body fat from hips, waist and thighs to be used for fuel.  When you burn fat for fuel, your body produces ketones which gives you energy and suppresses the appetite.

HCG is also thought to re-set the hypothalamus, thus re-setting your metabolism, so there is no need to take the hormone long-term. Once you reach your goal weight, its use is discontinued, because once the central body fat is gone, it no longer has any negative influence on your metabolism and no more yo-yoing of your weight.

All aspects of our program are geared toward promoting only fat loss, maintaining muscle mass and improving nutrition.  During the maintenance phase (days 31-60), Dr. Hoch teaches you how to maintain your weight loss and how to adapt lifestyle and dietary changes so that you can maintain your weight loss, healthy habits and good nutrition for your lifetime.

Phases of the HCG diet

Treatment & Weight Loss Phases

Treatment & Weight Loss Phases of the program – Start HCG

Phase 1:  Days 1 and 2 are “Load Days”

  • Eat as much fatty food as possible (without making yourself sick) during these two days in order to help prevent hunger in the initial days of treatment.  Healthy fats are preferred.  You will still take your HCG and vitamins on theses days

Phase 2:  Days 3-33 are Weight loss Days

  • Calories are restricted during treatment with HCG to 500-800 calories per day (VLCD) Very Low Calorie Diet, while maintaining adequate fluid intake of 2-3 liters per day. While you are on HCG your body is releasing 1,500-4,000 calories from abnormal fat stores (ketosis) into the bloodstream so you won’t be hungry.
  • Coffee, tea, water, and soda water are acceptable drinks during this part of the protocol
  • Lean meats and specific fruits/vegetables are recommended during the treatment phase.
  • Grains, starches and sugars are not allowed.
  • Exercise other than a casual walk is discouraged.  Even though your body will be burning stored body fat for fuel, it takes some time for your body to have fuel ready and available for exercise.

Phase 3:  Maintenance Days 34-60

  • During this phase, you continue to maintain your diet of lean meats, fruits/vegetables minus starches/sugars, but there are more options and more calories allowed and healthy fats are reintroduced.
  • NO starches and NO sugars – the goal is to learn to live day to day without these unhealthy food choices, but we will discuss one on one what reintroducing some of them might look like.  The more you can limit starches and sugars, the better you will be able to maintain your weight loss long-term.
  • During this phase, I will teach you how to eat in order to stay in ketosis, burning fat for fuel instead of glucose.
  • For some patients it has proven very beneficial to add exogenous ketones (Keto//OS) during this phase to keep the body energized and in a state of ketosis.

The premise of the HCG diet/protocol is three-fold:

  • A person can consume a nominal amount of calories while using the HCG, lose weight and not be hungry.
  • The protocol tends to rid the body of “abnormal” fat rather than sub-cutaneous or organ-cushioning fat
  • Patients will typically keep the weight off for an extended period of time rather than immediately re-gaining it as seen in most “diet” programs.

Amazing Results

Say Goodbye to the excess weight and Metabolic Syndrome!

By following our Metabolic Weight Loss protocol, you can EXPECT TO LOSE 1/2 to 1 pound A DAY (results ARE typical). You will learn how to eat healthy and make healthy food choices, eliminate food allergens, reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and improve your body’s ability to cope with stress, balance blood sugar and insulin levels and more! …And you will NOT have to exercise, in fact, strenuous exercise is prohibited.

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Are you SERIOUS about weight loss?

Call our office to make an appointment with Dr. Hoch and our Nurse Practitioner.

On this program, participants should expect to lose ½ to 1 pound per day.  The weight loss phase of this diet lasts 30 days and is followed by a maintenance phase which lasts an additional 30 days.

To get started simply schedule your initial weight loss appointment.  All new participants are scheduled at the beginning of the week.  On your first appointment you will be given a thorough examination that includes a body composition analysis and blood tests.  My nurse practitioner and I want to make sure we have good data when you start the diet because that data, i.e. your numbers, are going to change rapidly.

You will then be scheduled to follow-up on another day, later that same week.  These few days allow us the time to get your lab results back and review them and order your HCG from the compounding pharmacy.  On this visit, if there is anything of note on your labs, I will go over them with you.  Then, you and the other participants will sit through a 40 minute informative workshop.  It is during this workshop that you will learn ALL the details of how to be successful on this diet.  You will be instructed on what you will eat and when, and how to take the HCG and the supplements in your HCG Kit.  I promise, all of your questions will be answered.

You will then be scheduled for a follow-up visit every 2 weeks for a total of 4 follow-up visits, so that I can monitor your weight and measurements, repeat your body composition test and answer any questions you might have.  I literally coach you through this entire process.

The cost of this program is $775.00 and includes your exam, your blood work, the instructional workshop, your HCG tool kit and your 4 follow-up visits.  This is a weight loss program and regardless of the countless health benefits, it is not reimbursable by insurance.   Our office accepts visa, mastercard, discover or cash only – no checks are accepted at our office.

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Your Weight Loss Medical Team

Dr Christine Hoch, DC Fort Myers Chiropractor
Dr Christine Hoch, DC
Cyndie Witthuhn, ARNP-BC