hCG Weight Loss
***In 2020 the FDA reclassified HCG as a biologic product. This means compounding pharmacies are no longer allowed to compound HCG. This change has impacted the availability of HCG and currently YNC is unable to offer this service. Sadly, the FDA keeps taking more control of what can and can’t be dispensed, limiting your options for care. We apologize for any inconvenience this has brought you, remember that you can advocate for yourself by calling the FDA and letting them know how you feel about their decisions. Call 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332). Ask for the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator for your state or region.***
Are you frustrated by diets that are complicated, don’t work, or leave you hungry and tired? YNC’s hCG Dietary Counseling & Weight Loss Program might be the good news you’ve been waiting for. On this proven diet and lifestyle program, patients lose an average of 1/2 to 1 pound per day without hunger or side-effects. For many people, the program is a great alternative to stomach banding or bypass surgery or an easy way to drop—and keep off—those stubborn 20-50 pounds.
How It Works hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a naturally occurring pregnancy hormone that protects the health and nutrition of mother and baby. The hormone affects the hypothalamus, the brain gland governing the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and metabolism. During pregnancy, nature uses hCG to release fat the mother doesn’t need, ensuring that only proper nutrients reach the fetus.
Administered to a person who isn’t pregnant, and used in combination with minimal food intake, hCG triggers the hypothalamus to release stored (reserve) fat into the bloodstream to be used as food. In short, the body burns its own fat to survive. Excess fat is excreted by the bowel and kidneys. The result is rapid weight loss and loss of fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and organs—the fat most hazardous to your health. Muscle and bone are unaffected.
Is hCG for You? hCG weight loss has no age or gender limits and very few contraindications. Tolerance to treatment is excellent.
The disadvantages of typical weight loss programs are absent from the hCG method. As an hCG patient, you will likely experience good moods, less irritability, restful sleep, and enhanced energy throughout treatment. Also, you will be motivated to stick with the program by rapid and striking results.
The essentials of the hCG program are an easy-to-maintain, healthy diet, mild to moderate exercise, and daily self-administration of hCG. The program is completed in 7- to -9-week cycles, starting with these four phases in the first cycle. The second and third phases can be repeated as additional cycles until weight loss goals are met:
- Phase I – Evaluation & Pre-Treatment.
To participate in hCG weight loss at YNC, you must be a YNC patient. If you’re an existing patient, schedule a 45-minute pre-diet evaluation with your regular YNC physician. A 90-minute physician visit to review your health history is required and health goals for new patients. We then order screening tests to rule out any contraindications for hCG treatment.
- Phase II – Weight Loss.
Following pre-treatment, you’ll eat a restricted diet for 4-6 weeks and will self-administer hCG daily by injection or orally. The diet — which is based on restricted sugars, starches, and calories — is easy to maintain but can be socially limiting. During this phase, you and your physician will review your progress and address concerns in a 30-minute weekly office visit. If you follow all protocols, you’ll lose weight and inches quickly in phase II, while also purging your cells of environmental toxins such as chemicals and heavy metals. For detox purposes, colon hydrotherapy and detox supplements may also be recommended during phase II.
- Phase III – Transition Diet.
The phase III transition goal is to maintain the lower weight reached in phase II. For 21 days after phase II, you continue a healthy diet, supplemented with essential fatty acids, but discontinue hCG. You also continue to restrict sugar and starches. Weight loss is discouraged during phase III. If you have additional pounds to lose, you can (with approval or your physician) repeat phases II and III until you reach your goals.
- Phase IV – Life-Long Maintenance.
When your weight loss is complete, you and your YNC physician develop a personal nutritional and lifestyle plan for weight maintenance. The goal is to stabilize your weight within a 5-pound range for your lifetime.
The first report of hCG use for managing obesity was published in 1954 by the late British physician A. T. W. Simeons. Dr. Simeons studied obesity for more than 40 years, concluding that obesity is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying metabolic disorder. Using small doses of hCG in obese patients to decrease appetite, he observed notable weight loss and loss of inches. He described his program in the British medical journal Lancet (vol. 2, pp. 946-947)