What is HCG?
There is a lot of information out on the internet, in books & other sources about HCG. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural, protein hormone that acts as a precursor in the bodies of both men and women to produce hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormones. The REFINERY’s HCG Weight Loss Program uses specific medical dosing of HCG in conjunction with a low calorie diet to produce weight loss.
What role does HCG play in a diet?
Normally, any very low calorie diet will produce weight loss. However, there will be a loss of muscle, not just fat. Scientific research shows that HCG helps to counteract the breakdown of those muscle tissues. There is also a reported anecdotal loss of appetite while taking HCG.
What are the benefits of the HCG diet?
Dramatic weight loss: Due to the nature of the HCG Program, it is customary to see a minimum of a half a pound per day, up to greater than one pound per day. Individual results vary and are affected by baseline metabolism, medical conditions, and compliance.
Muscle mass retention: This is the most important key to the use of HCG in weight loss. By counteracting muscle tissue breakdown that occurs during low calorie diets, the body turns to fat stores for energy use. When you diet with HCG and retain muscle while losing mostly fat, it is possible to experience a complete change in body composition, NOT simply lose weight.
Metabolism: Muscle is largely what drives a body’s metabolism. Fat is inactive and does not contribute to metabolism. After losing with our HCG plan,
patients have acquired a stronger metabolism due to this change in their bodies and they report how much easier it is to maintain.
Hunger: The primary reason that most people cannot stick to a low-calorie diet is due to hunger. With the anecdotal loss of appetite with HCG, the low calorie diet becomes manageable.
What are some of the misconceptions out there concerning the HCG diet??
Dosage and Diet: Most HCG clinics will prescribe a set dose along with a set diet. The problem is that every person is different. Research shows that by offering variable caloric diets along with variable dosing schedules, we are able to better accommodate specific patient needs.
“Being 30 pounds overweight and looking at a lifetime of being on cholesterol medicine, I knew I had to make a change. The HCG diet was amazing. In 30 days I lost 28 pounds! I was also able to discontinue taking cholesterol medicine! Justin and his staff are just short of miracle workers. If I can achieve results like this, anyone can!”
“I’ve battled with my weight for my entire adult life. I have tried every diet imaginable, only to lose weight and gain it back within months. When I came to the Refinery, this was honestly my last resort. The HCG program at the Refinery was different than other HCG programs that I had looked into. They gave me a dosage and a diet to accommodate my lifestyle and my goals. Two months later, I am down 37 pounds! Most importantly, I’ve gained my confidence back! For anyone who has ever struggled with their weight, this place has the solution!”
“I’ve been an athlete all of my life, but after having 2 kids, I have neither the time nor the energy to go to the gym. I’ve carried around an extra 15 pounds of fat from my pregnancies that I could not get rid of. I decided to go to the Refinery. I honestly thought HCG was only for people who wanted to lose more than just 15 pounds. What I found was that the HCG program was catered to my goals. I lost the baby fat and gained muscle tone in the process. I could not be happier!”