By Sharon Chatham Sullivan, Clinic Director, Weight Loss –
Another year, another new diet is an all too familiar annual refrain for many men and women who struggle with their weight. Every New Year starts with promise and resolve and often with a short term result of lost weight. A few months later, though, the body has returned to its old familiar weight (set point) and the person feels a sense of failure and hopelessness. It really doesn’t have to be that way.
There is a better way; a way that difficult to lose fat can be shed in a shortened time frame with little or no hunger and a feeling of well-being. The hCG weight loss protocol, developed in the late 50’s and published in 1967 by A.T.W. Simeons, an endocrinologist, is one method that works. It is controversial but in the past 5 years many doctors have found it works for people who have found traditional methods of weight loss difficult or impossible. Dr. Oz has been following many clinics as they make adjustments to the old protocol and has done positive programs on the diet.
HCG is a natural hormone produced in the body during pregnancy. When a low dose injection of pharmaceutical grade hCG is taken daily appetite suppression occurs. While eating a plain whole foods diet it is possible for someone to lose ½ to 1 pound a day. I believe there is a psychological advantage to the shots that reiterates to the dieter how serious they are about changing their eating habits and losing weight and inches permanently.
The FDA has not seen a full scale study of this diet and therefore cannot say it works. Who can say it works? The thousands of men and women have done this diet for almost 50 years. We still get women who were on hCG diets 30 years ago and are happy to find us.
Although it is a very low calorie diet comprised of fruit, lean protein and vegetables, they are eaten in a way that satisfies. Over a six week period, should help the dieter develop a taste for “clean” food. During six weeks most people lose from 20 to 50 pounds. We adjust the calorie intake to the individual’s activity levels with some very fit but overweight people consuming up to 1000 calories.
People on thyroid medication find that they can lose weight easily on this where nothing else works. I like to see couples doing the diet together. Men do extremely well on this diet. (well, they do better on most diets so no surprise here)
This is also a diet that is wonderfully effective for post-menopausal women. I should know, I lost about 30 pounds and have kept it off for four years. I do not count calories now but I do watch my weight very closely. We will teach you this very common sense technique during your maintenance appointment.
Every coach at Nova Medical SWF, Inc. has successfully done our diet. We can help you be successful too. We look forward to helping you in 2014. This could be YOUR LAST DIET.
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