What is hCG and how does it work?
hCG is human chorionic gonadotropin which is the hormone produced during pregnancy. It is not a drug but a synthetic protein derivative used during the protocol to achieve accelerated fat loss. hCG resets your metabolism at a specific center of the brain to break down fat at an average rate of one pound per day while preserving muscle tissue.
What is the IBODY difference?
In 1939 Dr. A.T. W. Simeons found that hCG combined with a low calorie diet burns fat at an accelerated rate. Many have tried to tweak the original protocol by using different forms and frequency of administration of hCG, increasing caloric intake or using appetite suppressants with the diet. These resulted in inconsistent or ineffective results. Dr. Simeons original protocol remains to this day one of the most effective and safe methods of medically supervised weight loss. Ibody uses only the original Simeon’s protocol without deviation or shortcuts. However, we realize that the release of toxins during the fat burning process is the optimal time for the body to detoxify effectively. Our fat detox approach combines old and proven science with new science to achieve the ultimate cure for dieting.
Ibody weight loss protocols assist the body during the process of detoxification that it undergoes as toxins are released from fat cells during fat breakdown. This normally occurs when the body goes through weight loss. Fat contains toxins which are released as fat is being metabolized. When one goes through fat breakdown fatigue, lack of energy, headaches and muscle aches can occur. This can be attributed to large amounts of toxins and free radicals being released into the circulation. During the protocol, weekly injections of lipotropics (fat burning compounds) and antioxidants are administered to expedite the elimination of these toxins. For ultimate health restoration a potent chelating (eliminating) agent known as glutathione is made available at ibody to complement and assist in the detoxification process. Cleansing and purification of the body is optimal during the weight loss process since toxins and free radicals are being released from the fat cells. Implementing ant-oxidant therapy with our weight loss protocol prevents toxins from being reabsorbed by our cells and organs.
This approach truly makes the ibody weight loss protocol a healthier and superior approach to losing weight. Our patients have experienced more energy, mental alertness, clearer, glowing skin and a renewed sense of health and well being. Chronic metabolic diseases and health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, acne and some autoimmune disorders have significantly improved and in some cases resolved. Unlike most diets, metabolism is reset with hCG so the body does not gain the weight back following a healthy lifestyle.
After going through a cycle of our weight loss program most patients continue and maintain monthly treatments to maintain leanness and achieve ongoing detoxification. We also offer other complementary treatments like spot fat lipolysis for stubborn areas of fat and hormone therapy to correct underlying causes of weight gain.
Difference between hCG and Dieting?
How much will one person lose while on the hCG?
Are there any preparations required prior to starting the program?
Is hCG safe and effective for weight loss?
Why the 500-Calorie Diet?
Why can’t I just go on the 500-Calorie diet without the hCG?
Will I feel hungry while on the hCG program?
Will I gain the weight back?
Do I have to exercise while on the hCG program?
hCG and menstruation in women
hCG for Metabolic Diseases?
Who can be treated with hCG?
Is Weight Loss Permanent?
The reason diets do not work is that food restriction slows your metabolism resulting in fat production and muscle loss to prevent starvation. Over time dieting decreases muscle tissue and our fat burning capacity is reduced while fat production is increased. hCG accomplishes the exact opposite of dieting by increasing your metabolism permanently while preserving muscle tissue. In 6 weeks you can lose up to 34 pounds of fat with hCG.
hCG Medical Weightloss
Weight loss will vary per person depending on your sex and individual metabolism. Men generally lose more than women. hCG is not a miracle and is very patient compliant, therefore, your success will depend on how strictly you adhere to the protocol.
It is possible to lose between 20 – 30 lbs while on the program. On an average you can lose between 0.5-1 lb daily. On average men lose weight at a faster rate than women.
Yes. Normally we require a few blood tests prior to the program. Please ask any ibody staff for the specifics of these tests. Generally, we are looking at the metabolic condition of each client before starting the hCG program.
hCG is a natural hormone found in both men, women during pregnancy and even non-pregnant women. It was discovered in 1954 by Dr. Simeons that hCG could accelerate fat mobilization if combined with a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). At that time, Dr. Simeons had been using hCG to treat obesity. It has continued to gain popularity to this day as a natural approach to weight loss.
No other weight loss program addresses and corrects low metabolism, emotional eating and cravings for sweets. With hCG you lose fat rapidly and maintain muscle mass.
You are restricted to a 500 Calorie Diet while on the hCG protocol because the hCG injections in itself releases 1,500 to 4,000 calories from your stored fat per day. Regardless of your size or weight, 500 calories from food is sufficient because you will be utilizing stored fat for energy. Most individuals on this diet will lose about 1 pound of fat per day. A pound of fat = 3500 calories, so that in addition to the 500 calories of food you consume a total of 4000 calories are consumed daily. That’s why most people on this protocol do not experience hunger and some even have trouble eating the 500 calories each day.
Going on the 500-Calorie diet without the hCG, your body will be losing the normal fat (fat that is being used by the body for energy), structural fat (fat that protects your organs) and your muscles. This will cause you to be excessively hungry which will affect your mental health and well-being. By combining the hCG with the 500-Calorie diet your body will lose the abnormal fat (fat that is stored and cannot be lost with diet or exercise alone) and use this as energy.
Because hCG is mobilizing your stored fat, your body will be constantly fed by the broken down fat upwards of 1200 to 4000 calories daily. Most people report a feeling of being satisfied while using hCG even though their actual food intake is 500 calories
There is no reason that you should. After the hCG program your metabolism has been reset along with your food cravings and emotional eating: and most importantly, your body has transformed. The hCG program has now taught you to replace your negative eating habits and inactive lifestyle with healthy perspectives on food and exercise.
No. We do not recommend strenuous exercise while on the program but you can limit yourself to a 20-minute walk daily. The 500-Calorie diet is not sufficient for strenuous exercise. When you start exercising on a HCG diet, the body will perceive it doesn’t have enough energy sources to rely on and it will believe you are starving. This reduces the metabolic processes and severely slows, if not all together stalls the weight loss process.
It is best for a woman to start the program immediately after her menstruation cycle. Menstrual irregularities are possible, but not common. Some find their menstruation to be heavier and a little more uncomfortable while on the injections of hCG. If you are having difficulty with menses there are ways to improve comfort that can be handled on an individual basis. Most have a slight plateau while on their period.
Increasing metabolism with hCG will improve or completely eradicate metabolic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or hypothyroidism. Therefore less medication would be required or discontinued all together. Eczema also improves with hCG.
Men and Women at least 18 years of age can be treated with hCG except women who are pregnant. Clients with metabolic diseases mentioned previously will have the additional benefit of becoming healthier while experiencing complete body transformation and regain control of their lives.
Yes! Maintaining your reset increased metabolism and lean body is accomplished by continuing the same eating habits learned during the hCG protocol. Eating small healthy meals or healthy snacks at regular intervals will keep your body burning fat to maintain your transformed body.
hCG at ibody
The hCG protocol is safe, being overweight is not. At ibody, our hCG program is medically supervised by a medical physician. ibody is certified by Trimyou which maintains quality controlled hCG products in the United States to insure safety and efficacy with the Dr. Simeons protocol. Clients are monitored weekly to ensure a successful outcome with each individual as they go through the process of transformation with their body and growth in confidence to maintain a healthier outlook