HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a FDA approved hormone that is produced in high amounts during pregnancy to allow the fetus to survive. The HCG Protocol was first developed by Dr. Simeon in the 1950’s. It is a short 39 day commitment requiring medical supervision to execute an effective and safe method of weight loss and metabolic improvement for people who otherwise cannot lose weight.
In the protocol, HCG is used once each day in combination with a strict, very low calorie diet (VLCD) of 500 to 700 calories. The HCG is believed to act as an appetite suppressant and allow the body to tap into and use stored fat as a source of energy and nutrition. The HCG Protocol is not a diet! The purpose of the HCG Protocol is to improve your metabolism, detoxify your body, and educate you about how different foods affect your body. Your body will then be able to use its natural intelligence to create and maintain your ideal body weight.
If you are interested in learning more about the HCG Protocol and whether it is a good option for you, schedule a consultation today!