HCG Weight Loss Program
Our weight loss programs use scientifically proven diet and exercise and methods to increase metabolism, remove toxic build-up, and optimize insulin, cortisol and thyroid function.
HCG Weight Loss Protocol
This program can address and correct:
- Excess body fat
- Low metabolism
- Food cravings
- Emotional eating
Candidates for this program include:
- Patients with 10+ pounds to lose or those over 30% body fat
- Patients who are capable of and willing to sticking to a highly structured and monitored weight loss program
- Patients who are obese and have several health risks related to obesity
- Those looking to lose the “last 10 pounds” of stubborn weight
What is the HCG protocol?
In 1954, endocrinologist, Dr. Simeons, discovered that a natural hormone found in the body called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) could accelerate fat mobilization from certain area of the body when combined with a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). It is proposed that HCG has the effect of “unlocking” the body’s fat stores so that metabolism can safely burn these energy reserves to power daily bodily functions. The special component to weight loss with HCG is that it is a muscle-sparing form of weight loss. HCG acts as a natural appetite suppressant, eliminating the need for pharmaceutical appetite suppressant drugs. While on the HCG hormone and following the designated food protocol, approximately 1500-4000 calories per day is released into the system thus preventing hunger and preventing the body from entering starvation mode. By using this targeted method of safely reducing calories, while maintain muscle and eating a clean healthy diet, there is virtually no metabolic slowdown. Rather, this program results in an increase in metabolism and a correction of damaged metabolism.
The average weight loss on the longer HCG program (40 days) is 20-25 pounds for women and 25-30 pounds for men. For the shorter HCG program, women can expect a 10-15 pound loss and men, a 20-25 pound loss. Results will vary by individual based on program adherence, gender, body fat ratio, and individual metabolic rate. The average rate of weight loss is half a pound to one pound per day. We have not found any significant difference in rate of loss between the sublingual form versus then injections.
Will I gain the weight back when I am done with the program?
As with any weight loss program, if the maintenance protocol is not followed as directed, weight gain may result. However, if properly followed, most patients enjoy lasting weight loss. During the 6 week maintenance phase, you will work closely with your nutrition and fitness coach to re-establish the body’s new set-point weight and correct the metabolism. The maintenance phase is an essential part of the HCG diet program and should never be skipped.
Are there any side-effects of HCG?
Because HCG is a hormone made by and recognized by the human body, most patients experience no negative effects and report feeling particularly well. The only unpleasant effects typically occur in the first week and are related to the body detoxifying from common inflammatory foods that are being eliminated or from the rapid initial drop in weight. These effects are usually only dull headache or more fatigue. Prior to beginning, you will have a physical exam with one of our physicians to review your medical history and labs to ensure you are a candidate for this program.
What’s the first step?
The first step is scheduling an appointment for a consultation with the nutrition and fitness coach at SaJune. This appointment will explain the program in detail, decide if you are a candidate, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with a manual for the program, should you decide to start. If you decide to begin, the program will be set up for you that day or you may be scheduled to return based on when you decide to begin the diet. At this point you will choose your form of HCG (sublingual pill or injections) and your calorie level (your nutrition and fitness coach will help you decide the appropriate caloric level for you).
*It is MANDATORY that all patients have a brief physical exam in our office, and current labs either from our office or recent labs from another provider outside of SaJune.
Integrative Holistic Health Coaching Program for Weight Loss
If weight loss is your goal, it’s also important to address the underlying imbalances of why you are overweight in the first place. The Integrative Holistic Health Program at SaJune is our most powerful and comprehensive method of assessing your current health status and creating a plan of natural health and healing that is right for your needs and your top goals. Through this program, we will bring the body back to a state of harmony and natural sustainable weight loss. Throughout this 12-week program, you will be followed weekly by one of our certified and experienced Regenerative Health Coaches.
Our Philosophy and Why this Program WorksOur belief is the you have the ability to heal yourself, when given the knowledge, tool, love and encouragement to return the body to its natural state. Our 90-day programs are based on the “5-point model,”—a protocol developed by Medical Director, Dr. Sangeeta Pati. This program aims to help you optimize the body’s function, so it can do what’s it’s supposed to do; which is to keep you healthy, happy and free of disease by addressing 5 main areas—hormones, nutrition, toxins, mind and body. These protocols have been taught to thousands of doctors around the U.S., who have successfully helped thousands of patients reverse disease over 15 years. For more information on this program and an informative video from Medical Director, Dr. Pati, please click here to read on: https://www.sajune.com/holistic-health-consult.html
Is detoxification a part of this program and do I need to detox?
Our integrative holistic health coaching programs also include body detoxification—using both basic and advanced methods, where needed. Your health coach will be able to determine if you would benefit from advanced detoxification methods to accelerate your success and reach your goals.
For more information on our detoxification method, please read on here: https://www.sajune.com/body-detox-program.html
Intermittent fasting is a term for an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It does not say anything about which foods you should eat, but rather when you should eat them. In this respect, it is not a “diet” in the conventional sense. It is more accurately described as an “eating pattern.” Common intermittent fasting methods involve daily 16 hour fasts, or fasting for 24 hours, twice per week.
Humans have been fasting throughout evolution. Sometimes it was done because food was not available, and it has also been a part of major religions, including Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors didn’t have supermarkets, refrigerators or food available year-round and yet were healthier that Americans are today. They often went for long periods time of time without food while looking for their next food source. In fact, fasting from time to time is more “natural” than constantly eating 3-4 (or more) meals per day.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
- Human Growth Hormone (HGH) increases by as much as 5-fold
- Insulin sensitivity improve
- Cellular repair takes place
- Hormones are released that aid in fat-loss and muscle construction
- Weight loss occurs
- Muscle building occurs more efficiently
- Inflammation reduces
- Blood lipids normalize
- Alzheimer’s risk decreases
- Cancer risk decreases
- You live longer
How we Utilize Intermittent Fasting at SaJune
Intermittent fasting is not a program on it’s own, but rather a common theme that runs through many of our programs. This technique is emphasized in our basic recommendations for healing and regeneration at SaJune. Our Regenerative Health Coaches are trained in this method and can help you to incorporate this method into your lifestyle, no matter what type of eating or health plan you may be following.