It’s easy to feel defeated when diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you lose weight. That’s why Dale Bartolome, MD and the experts at About Face Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, offer a medically supervised weight loss program, using a combination of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and weekly B12 shots, to help you shed pounds fast. Call or book an appointment online with About Face Hawaii today to learn more.
Present in both men and women, the hCG hormone helps to maintain the production of hormones like progesterone and estrogen. It is present at high levels during pregnancy and is even used as a marker in home pregnancy tests.
When prescribed by a doctor, hCG is typically used to treat fertility issues in both men and women, but it may also help reset and speed up your metabolism.
In men and non-pregnant women, the hCG hormone has been shown to increase metabolism and promote lipolytic fat-burning activity, essentially helping you burn fat quickly.
The hCG diet itself involves going on a low-calorie diet — typically around 500 calories a day — for the first few weeks to help reset your metabolism and correct abnormal eating patterns for good.
While restricting your caloric intake, you will also receive daily doses of hCG, available in injections, oral drops, pills, sprays, and pellets. Because hCG can dramatically curb appetite in men and women, reducing your caloric intake and taking regulated doses of the hormone will help you burn fat without forcing you to starve or exercise excessively.
At About Face Hawaii, Dr. Bartolome will also combine your daily hCG doses with weekly vitamin B12 injections. These regular injections promote your body’s ability to use fat and carbohydrates as energy.
Some men and women report losing about 15-30 pounds in the first 3-6 weeks alone on the hCG diet.
The hCG diet is a short-term solution that dramatically reduces your caloric intake, so exercise for the first few weeks is discouraged while your body responds to the hormonal changes in your metabolism.
Because hCG specifically targets fat stores in your body, you will likely notice fat reduction in your problem areas before the numbers on the scale start dwindling. Most women see results quickly in their:
Once your body begins responding to the diet, you may also notice a reduction in:
If you want to lose weight and increase energy levels in your body, call About Face Hawaii today or book an appointment online.