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hCG Program

WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU REDUCE BODY FAT.  RESULTS ARE TYPICAL.

 

According to the FDA "Excess body fat increases the risk of death and major comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis of the knee, sleep apnea, and some cancers (Caterson and Hubbard et al. 2004; Calle and Thun et al. 1999).*"


The low-dose hCG plan in use that the Tummy Temple is designed to support a higher quality of life through the prevention and treatment of these issues through fat reduction.

 

What is hCG and how does it work?

hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone naturally produced by the body during pregnancy. Low doses of hCG can be used to acheive a healthy weight as it helps to mobilize stored fat. Using hCG in this way does not mimic pregnancy and can be safely and effectively used by both men and women. All hCG used for medical purposes is natural, but created in laboratories from sterile cells.

Is hCG safe?

Low-dose, prescription hCG is extremely safe. Our program is doctor-supervised, so a complex medical history and physical examination will be performed before you begin the protocol. This will ensure that the program is right for you and that you have the support needed to achieve long-lasting results.

Will I be hungry on the hCG program?

Because hCG mobilizes fat stores and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. The vast majority of clients report that they do not feel hungry, have plenty of energy and feel the best they’ve felt in years.

How much fat can I expect to reduce on the program?

Most patients report losing between 0.5 to 3 pounds of fat weight per day, and claim it is the only program where they have been able to maintain the reduction afterwards. Often, people reduce a higher percentage of their total loss in the first two weeks.  Though there is no guarantee of fat reduction, it is reasonable to expect what most patients report.

Do I have to exercise while on the hCG diet?

No. Exercise is not a mandatory part of the program. Vigorous exercise may reduce the amount of fat weight you lose while on this plan, and is not recommended. Our suggestion for those who want to exercise while on the program, is that you incorporate 20-30 minutes of movement each day. After the hCG diet and you are back to a regular (healthy) diet, you can then increase the intensity of your exercise routine.

What makes the hCG plan different?

After finishing the plan, most people have only lost adipose tissue and not lean muscle mass, as with many diets. A large number of people are able to keep the fat off after they finish the diet because their bodies have reset their metabolism. Following the low calorie portion of the diet, a customized maintenance plan will help patients solidify the fat loss and stabilize at their new set weight. Most people are able to adapt healthy lifestyle changes and permanently enjoy their new slimmer and healthier bodies.

 

HCG DIET – THEN AND NOW

How it all began:

In the early 1950s, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons was a British endocrinologist and the first to discover that hCG, when combined with a very specific low calorie diet (500 calories a day), resulted in astonishing weight loss.  For a detailed history of Dr. Simeons’ work, you can read his work as outlined in his manuscript Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity, which is accessible via the link below:

Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity

Recent history:

In 2007, the hCG diet once again gained popularity by the author Kevin Trudeau when he released his book called “The Weight Loss Cure, What THEY Don’t Want You To Know”.  Prior to this time, the diet was available and being used by Hollywood actors and socialites and those that could afford specialty weight loss clinics. Because more and more people were trying the diet, and getting amazing results, it has become one of the most sought after and searched diet on the internet today.

Where we are today:

See what Dr. Mercola, the founder and editor of the world’s largest natural medicine website has to say:
“My first reaction to the hCG diet was one of skepticism. But when one of my primary nutritional mentors—Harvard Medical School graduate and natural medicine pioneer Dr. Jonathan Wright—found it to be useful in his clinic, I decided it deserved a more careful review.”

Thousands of people are stepping up all over the country to discuss how they have reduced fat and feel fantastic on the hCG diet protocol. Although there still remains a fair amount of controversy surrounding the fat reduction actions of hCG, there is no denying the attention it is attracting. Google Zeigeist reported that “hcg diet” was the most searched health and nutrition term for 2010. And it doesn’t stop there. Dr. Oz recently featured the diet on his show, taking both sides of the controversy into consideration. See for yourself what he and others that have tried the diet are saying:

Doctor Oz hCG Diet, Part 1

Doctor Oz hCG Diet, Part 2

Doctor Oz, hCG Diet, Part 3

Doctor Oz, hCG Diet, Part 4

Doctor Oz, hCG Diet, Part 5

 

Are you ready to find out if this plan is right for you?

Getting started:

All programs begin with establishing care with the doctor. Your initial visit will include a complete health history and medical evaluation. If you have had lab work done by another doctor in the last year, please bring copies with you to your first visit. You can also have our admin team request these records from your other doctors. Additional lab work may be ordered to assure the program is right for you.

There are a few program options depending on how much fat you need to reduce:

  • 3 Week Protocol – For those needing to lose between 10 and 15 pounds
  • 6 Week Protocol – Recommended for those needing to lose 20+ pounds (up to 40lbs)

If you have greater than 40 pounds to lose, several rounds may be considered, with breaks in between to give your body a rest. All programs will include a personalized maintenance program to ensure long-term success.

You will be given a workbook that will guide you through your diet journey and provide 20+ pages of delicious recipes to choose from.  Your program will include three 15-minute phone consults, 5 weeks of email support and hCG supplies.  Any recommended supplements are not included in the program cost at this time.

For pricing information with Dr. Venessa ND, click here.


Call (206) 729-6211 to schedule your appointment today!

 

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