What Is the hCG Diet, and Is It Right for Me?

If you’ve been dieting and exercising but nothing has proven effective, don’t feel defeated. A staggering 71.6% of American adults are either overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What should you do about it?

The CDC, many doctors, and most health officials use the body mass index (BMI) to help them determine whether weight and height are proportionate or if you have a high percentage of body fat, which puts you at risk for a number of health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. 

Based on the BMI calculation results, the categories break out like this:

18.5 or less: Underweight

18.5 to 24.9: Normal

25.0 to 29.9: Overweight

30.0 or higher

Is your BMI in the overweight or obese range? Are you struggling with excess weight? If you’ve tried several diets, but still can’t get the weight off, or if you’ve put on weight that you want to shed quickly, we offer a comprehensive weight loss solution and accountability program to help you accomplish your goal. 

At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, our team of doctors, hormone specialists, physician assistants and nurses may recommend the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) diet to our patients in Woodlands, Texas. Let’s take a closer look at the hCG diet and determine if you’re a candidate to try it.

What is hCG?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that pregnant women produce in abundance in the first trimester. To aid in weight loss, the hormone boosts your metabolism and helps to stave off hunger. Because it causes your body to use burn fat instead of storing it, you lose excess weight.

What does the hCG diet entail?

Before you start the program, our team meets with you to understand your goals and to review your medical and family history. With that information in mind, we customize your hCG diet program to include:

Another feature of the program, of course, is the diet and menu plan, which focuses on fewer carbohydrates and calories. You enjoy plenty of meats, vegetables, healthy fats, nuts, seeds, and fruits.

Am I a candidate for the hCG diet?

If your BMI puts you in the overweight or obese category, you’re a candidate for the hCG diet. Though results vary from person to person, you can expect to lose 10-25 pounds on the program. Talk to our team to determine if the program is right for you.

To learn more about how you can get back to a healthy weight with the hCG diet, call our Woodlands, Texas, office at 281-301-5904, or request your appointment online. You can also send a message to the team here on our website.

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