Posts for: November, 2018

By Memorial Weight Loss Clinic
November 15, 2018
Category: Weight Loss
Tags: Lose Weight  

Find out how our Houston physician can help you finally shed those pounds.

Losing weight isn’t always as easy as eating healthy and exercising regularly. In some cases, you may not be seeing the results you want despite leading a healthier lifestyle. While this shouldn’t mean that you should chuck your healthier attitude and habits right out the window, it does mean that it might be time to turn to our Houston, TX, physician Dr. Babak Rejaie to find out if the HCG Program could help you get the results you want.

What is the HCG Program?

This weight loss program is based off the belief that the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone, a hormone naturally occurring within pregnant women, could help get rid of stored fat and restart your metabolism. In some cases, HCG may even help stave off hunger and cravings that many people who are dieting experience.

What is involved in the HCG Program?

Here at Memorial Weight Loss Clinic in Houston, we offer HCG Programs that are for 23 days and 46 days. With this program, we are also working with Perfect Fit Meals to provide you with tailor-made meals that adhere to the program’s dietary restrictions.

Everything about your weight loss journey is led by our physician, so not only will you be in safe hands the whole time but there will be some accountability to sticking with your new diet routine. Plus, we will be educating you about which foods are healthy and which foods aren’t, providing you with the knowledge you need to maintain healthy eating habits for the future (something many diet programs don’t offer).

Before undergoing an HCG program we will need to make sure that you are healthy enough for a low-calorie diet. We will go through your detailed medical history, conduct a thorough physical exam and run blood tests.

There are several phases within the HCG program. At the very beginning, you will follow a very low-calorie diet, which includes about 500 calories a day. Over time, you will move into another phase of the diet, the stabilization phase, in which your daily caloric intake may increase anywhere from 800 to 1600 calories a day. The stabilization phase usually occurs after your weight loss and will be less restrictive, allowing you to incorporate more healthy food options into your diet. Patients reported losing about 0.5 to 1 pound a day in the beginning phase of the HCG diet.

Along with this restricted diet, you will also be getting HCG drops or HCG injections, which will help to target and reduce fat while sustaining the muscle.

If you are interested in what the HCG program might be able to do for you then call the medical experts at Memorial Weight Loss Clinic in Houston, TX. We would be happy to sit down with you and determine whether you are an ideal candidate for this weight loss program.