Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, is a hormone found naturally in your body. Its job is to help produce other hormones. When your hormones aren’t balanced, you’re more likely to experience weight gain. HCG can help produce some of the hormones you’re lacking, allowing you to start losing weight quickly.
Patients who take hCG report that it also reduces hunger and cravings. You probably won’t overeat or binge, which ultimately sets you up for weight loss success.
Even though you might see some hCG drops, sprays, or pills when you walk through the supplement section at the store, these forms of hCG probably won’t raise the level of the hormone in your body. HCG injections, however, have been proven to raise hCG levels in your blood, so you’re more likely to experience weight loss.
You’ll be on a restricted diet plan while you’re taking hCG. Previously, you were limited to a mere 500 calories per day when following the hCG diet, but weight loss experts now know that the diet plan isn’t that simple. Your caring nurse practitioner will help you figure out exactly how many calories you should be consuming from food on a daily basis (up to 800 calories for some).
In general, you’ll be filling your plate with lots of organic non-starchy vegetables and lean meats. You won’t be able to consume much dairy, fruit, or grains, but you will get a food plan from your nurse practitioner at Empower Weight Loss Associates, so you’ll know exactly what to eat and how much.
The caring team at Empower Weight Loss Associates will make sure that you’re fully confident administering your hCG injections. They’ll show you where to inject and exactly how to use the syringe.
If you’re still cringing at the thought of getting shots every day, don’t stress out too much: The needle is so small, you probably won’t feel a thing. But you can also bring a trusted loved one to your appointment with you. One of the expert nurse practitioners can teach him or her how to give you injections.
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