The HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide” by Linda Prinster is the method of diet that we have been using here at the Born Clinic for many years. The HCG diet has become well known among many men and women who have lived through years of unsuccessful dieting. HCG, in combination with a low calorie diet and proper exercise plan, often aids in fat loss while maintaining muscle mass.
HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a naturally occurring hormone produced in women in high quantities during pregnancy. The amount used for the diet is only a fraction of the amount produced during pregnancy. The HCG hormone is thought to shift the body’s ability to burn fat without breaking down muscle. It may help to calibrate the patient’s metabolism, resetting the patient’s set point.
Here at Born Clinic, we have providers that medically prescribe HCG. The patient is first seen by a doctor or physician assistant for an evaluation and prescribed a two-week supply of injections. The patient will return to the Clinic for a nurse or staff visit every two weeks to weigh in and receive another two weeks supply. The typical protocol is one injection every morning for six weeks. If another round is needed, the patient continues with diet and exercise for four weeks, but without the HCG injection. This prevents the body from becoming resistant to the HCG. After the four weeks off, another 4-6 week period of injections is indicated based on the amount of desired weight loss.
Regaining better physical health including weight loss is a life style change. Balanced nutrition and exercise should be a part of everybody’s daily life. However, there are patients who need some assistance. HCG may be the perfect tool to help patients gain control of their weight, health, and life.