HCG Specialist

Dr. G's Weightloss

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in New Hartford, NY

When you want to accelerate your weight loss while keeping your energy up and preserving muscle mass, it’s time to consider an hCG diet. The team at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness offers injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which triggers fat burning when you follow a specific very low-calorie diet. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for an hCG diet, call the office in New Hartford, New York, or book an appointment online.

HCG Q & A

What is hCG?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that’s primarily active during pregnancy. Its primary job is to stimulate the production of steroid hormones to ensure the development of the baby. It also activates the release of fat to ensure the mother and baby have plenty of energy should the mother’s caloric intake be too low.

How Does hCG Promote Weight Loss?

When hCG is used for weight loss, it activates fat burning when you significantly decrease your caloric intake. Most hCG diets limit you to 500 calories daily, which pushes your body into starvation mode.

At that point, hCG triggers the release of fat from cells where it’s stored. The fat boosts your energy and provides enough calories to stave off hunger and prevent your metabolism from slowing down despite your low caloric intake.

The hormone may also help preserve muscle mass. This role is important because your body tends to break down muscles and use their protein for energy when you’re in starvation mode.

Who is a Good Candidate for the hCG Diet?

Since the amount of hCG injected is very small, the diet is safe for most men and women who need to lose weight. However, the team at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness run your blood work and evaluate your overall health to be sure it’s safe for you.

When you decide to go on the hCG diet, you’ll receive a specific diet outlining the foods you can eat. To be a good candidate for hCG, you’ll need to commit to following the diet. Otherwise, you won’t achieve weight loss success with hCG.

Why is it Important to Get hCG From a Physician-Supervised Program?

If you’ve heard about the hCG diet, you may know that there are a variety of hCG supplements on the market, all touting that they can help you lose weight. However, supplements aren’t regulated, which means you can’t be sure about their quality or whether they contain the dose stated on the label.

Even if the dose is accurate, you won’t know whether you’re getting the right dose for your body. To achieve optimal weight loss, you need a precise amount of hCG based on your age and weight.

You can have confidence that you’re getting the right dose and receiving high-quality hCG when you get your injections at Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.