The HCG Diet
HCG is a hormone which was first used as part of a weight loss protocol by an Italian physician, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the 1970’s. He found that by administering small amounts of the HCG patients lost a significant amount of fat with no relapse once the trial ended. Today It still remains one of the most effective methods for dramatic, lasting weight loss.
Benefits of a HCG weight loss program
Lose up to 20 to 30 pounds of fat in one month
Does not metabolize lean muscle mass
Jump start a healthy lifestyle
Dramatic impact on body contour
Maintain stable weight loss
Reset your fat metabolism
No food cravings or hunger
What is HCG?
HCG is a hormone which stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. Dr. Rao offers either prescription HCG injections or sublingual drops, he does not use homeopathic HCG. The injections and the oral drops are all compounded by Central Drugs Pharmacy in Orange County.
How Does HCG Work?
HCG accumulates in the hypothalamus, a part of the brain partly responsible for fat metabolism. During treatment, the administered HCG causes approximately 2000 calories to be mobilized from fat storage and released into your bloodstream. This is the reason most people notice an approximate fat loss of 1/2 to 1 pound a day (1 pound of fat is 3500 calories). This is also the reason people don’t feel hungry during the VLC Diet because they are metabolizing the energy from roughly 2000 calories per day.
How Does the Detoxification Work?
The body stores large amounts of environmental and chemical toxins in fat tissue. When a pound of fat is metabolized a day, this causes any toxins stored for years in fat tissue to be released into the bloodstream. Dr. Rao uses several natural products to speed up the rate at which your liver is able to bind and eliminate this toxic buildup from your body. During the protocol, several micronutrients and minerals are also consumed which act as important co-factors for all the enzymes in your body responsible for detoxification and elimination.
What is the VLC Diet?
VLC stands for very low calorie. The reason patients are instructed to stick to a 500 calorie diet is the HCG is causing a release of around 1500 calories per day from fat stores, so while only consuming 500 calories, you are actually getting the benefit of 2000 calories per day and won’t feel hungry or metabolize lean muscle. The diet involves small amounts of meat, vegetables and fruit outlined in detail in our program. Your body is not in a starvation state because of the energy (calories) being released in the blood stream.
What Comes Next?
We believe that the HCG Protocol serves as a jumpstart and a catalyst to a healthy lifestyle clients can maintain for life. Once the protocol is completed you are ready for the next step, which involves creating a healthy lifestyle with personal fitness built in. Dr. Rao works with local gyms and personal trainers who understand the importance of an ongoing fitness program. A recommendation will be made based on your long term goals
Beware of Internet Scams!
HCG is widely available for sale over the internet, however it is homeopathic HCG, not pharmaceutically compounded HCG. What this means is that there is no actual hormone present. Use of homeopathic HCG will result in massive protein loss and any weight lost is guaranteed to come back. All HCG used by Dr. Rao is compounded at a pharmacy and is available by a doctors prescription only.