Dr Allison Patton's Supervised Rapid Weight Loss Program

What is HCG?

hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls a woman's metabolic functions. hCG triggers the body to break down fat cells and put it into the blood stream to be burned off as energy. This process puts anywhere from 1500 to 4000 calories in your system per day. This allows us to utilize a low calorie diet while still maintaining our strength and  energy levels. 

Who is a right candidate for the HCG Diet? 

The majority of men and woman can use hCG injections for weight loss. It is recommended that dieters consult a physician concerning your weight loss, along with appropriate implementation of  the hCG protocol. The physician will NOT permit hCG weight loss for woman who are pregnant or nursing.

How much weight will I lose with the HCG diet?

Most hCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 lbs a day. At the very least 1/2 pound a day and at most 3+ pounds a day. 1 pound is generally lost  in the first day. Factors that guarantee faster weight loss include adding/increasing vegetable intake with each meal. Fiber intake is extremely important. As is water intake.

Why only 500 calories? 

hCG diet causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it's available for use.  While only consuming 500 calories, fat is continuously metabolized to provide the 1000-2000 calories required for daily metabolic requirements. The result of your body using thousands of calories from fat is a 0.5 to 1.5 lbs of fat loss or more per day.

What is the hypothalamus gland? fat

The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage and more importantly, your metabolic rate. 

Will I be Hungry on 500 calories a day? 

It is common for mild hunger during the  first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week you will find even very tiny servings to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from fat being released. It is common that hCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach the 500 calories limit. 

Wouldn't I lose the same  amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without hCG? 

You can lose weight by simply eating fewer calories and fat, but because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose muscle and bone before fat. This causes cellular metabolism to slow down, so in the long run, it would make gaining weight easier, as well as decrease bone density and muscle mass. By using hCG with the low calorie diet, extra fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated; the low calorie diet is vital in preventing immediate refilling of emptied fat cells. 

Can I exercise daily? 

No exercise! Or if you must exercise, low key exercise only. You can do about 20 min of walking a day and a few sit-ups or push-ups if you feel that it is needed. Exercise burns calories and therefore causes your hunger to increase. The combination of low calorie intake and exercise can negatively impact your stamina.

Do I need to take vitamin and mineral supplements, while on the hCG diet? 

It is recommended that while on the hCG diet, patients receive vitamin and mineral supplements. 

Typical Results 

Average weight loss for one cycle is 20-30 lbs; this is typical! People tend to lose more weight in the first 2-4 weeks of this program. The average weight loss is 3-4 pounds per week. Some individuals lose 10-12 lbs in the first week. The second stage of weight loss occurs as a lower rate of 2-3 pounds per week. Once the target weight is achieved monitoring is done to ensure stabilization of weight. Additional booster shots of hCG may be administered as needed to continue with weight loss if a "plateau" has occurred or if someone has taken a break and would like to continue on the program.  

What are the benefits of the Rapid Weight Loss hCG program?

  • Medically supervised by a licensed Naturopathic Doctor 
  • includes weekly visits to assess progress and trouble shoot individual issues
  • BIA body composition assessment before & after program
  • hCG daily shots
  • All supportive materials required for completion of program

For current pricing or to book your appointment, call 604.538.8837.