Weight Loss (HCG)
Our HCG weight loss program is not just another weight loss program. Due to the unique attributes of HCG and the way that it affects the hypothalamus, the HCG weight loss program actually resets your metabolism. It also helps you burn fat and lose those excess inches and pounds. The addition of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) to a very low calorie diet allows the body to release locked up fat stores.
How Does HCG Weight Loss Work?
Fundamentally, human beings are mammals. Throughout human history we’ve had times of feast and famine. Today, we eat three regular meals a day. We have a huge array of snack foods, and even our beverages have added sugar. All of these factors contribute to obesity and the need to burn fat.
This overabundance of calories can dysregulate the hypothalamus, a gland deep in the brain that maintains body fat. When the hypothalamus is confused, the body can no longer release adipose fat stores or burn belly fat. HCG, the hormone that pregnant women produce to release fat stores for the baby, helps to regulate the hypothalamus so that the body can release adipose.
Burning Fat with HCG
The HCG weight loss program uses a feast/famine approach to diet, along with the HCG. HCG takes 72 hours to fully penetrate our systems. The first two days on the diet are gorge days – eat as much as you can! This sends signals to the hypothalamus that food is plenty. On the third day, a very low calorie diet (about 700 calories) is introduced.
This sudden shift in calorie intake puts the body into alert mode. With the HCG, the body releases about 2000cal/day from stored adipose. The body sees these calories as intake calories, so it thinks you are eating 2700 cal/day, which is why most patients do not suffer from hunger. Meanwhile, you are melting pounds and inches from your body!
HCG Program Details
Cost of the initial round is $500 and includes all of the following:
- Four office visits
- Patient materials including detailed instructions on how to start, how to be on, and how to transition off of a low calorie diet, as well as an extensive recipe book to help you maintain variety and interest in the foods you are eating
- Isalean Isagenix breakfast shake to last one month
- Ketostix to check your urine
- The cost of the HCG is not included
During the first visit, you are weighed, measured, and given a detailed introduction to the program. Dr. Leila reviews your medical history and covers any medical concerns you may have.
Because HCG is a controlled substance in NYS, it will take about a week for you to receive your HCG in the mail. During this week, review your materials and mentally prepare for a low calorie diet. Even though you won’t feel hungry, you might feel strange eating so little food.
The second visit is typically two weeks after the first, after you have been on the diet and HCG for about a week. You are weighed and measured again, and any questions or concerns you have are answered.
The third visit is in another week, your second week on the diet. At this point we discuss transitioning off the diet and what to expect in the upcoming weeks.
Your fourth visit is at the end of the 21 days for final weigh, measure, BMI, and blood pressure. Experience the joy that comes from successfully burning belly fat!
Afterward is a three week transition period off of the HCG weight loss program when you add fats and carbohydrates back into your diet. It is very important for you to weigh yourself daily during this period and contact the office if you gain more than two pounds in any given day.
Can I Stay on HCG?
If you choose to repeat another 21 days of HCG, you may sign up for another three weeks. You must take a break from HCG after you have lost a total of 34 pounds or have been using it a total of six weeks. Otherwise, you will develop antibodies against the HCG, and it will no longer effectively burn fat. The cost of subsequent rounds is $300.
HCG Success Stories
Janis W., Lakeville, NY *
Muffin tops are good for a breakfast treat. But muffin tops are not good when they sit at the waist of your jeans. I asked myself, “Where did this come from?” I am a very active person, exercise regularly, and eat healthy. Why can’t I lose weight? Why do I keep gaining weight?
Michelle answered all of these questions for me. Through her nutritional knowledge and guidance I have been able to finally lose weight and keep it under my control. She would always say, “I am only a phone call away if you have questions.” I was never hungry on the program and found the recipe ideas delicious and easy to prepare.
I am still eating healthy but have added more protein to my diet and drink more water. It is a wonderful feeling to know that I can comfortably wear ANYTHING in my closet. But now some things are too big!
Shelley A., Rochester, NY *
Dr. Leila and her staff have successfully changed my life! Years of seemingly smart, but obviously questionable food choices combined with a healthy dose of emotional or mindless eating left me feeling (and looking) less-than-my-best. Michele expertly guided me through a better understanding of what my body truly needs, and helped me kick cravings for foods I thought I’d never be able to live without! My overall health has exponentially improved and I feel amazing. My energy levels are consistent without the peaks and valleys I had typically experienced throughout the day. My blood pressure is perfect. My moods are more even. I have the libido of a much younger woman (or man!) and best of all: I am happily buying a new wardrobe! My only regret is I wish I met Dr. Leila sooner. I am healthier today at the age of 42 than I was in my 20’s or 30’s, and dare I say: I look better, too! I have finally achieved success by re-programming my mind and body – thanks to Dr. Leila and Michele.
I was referred to Dr. Leila Kirdani by my sister Anne. I had just left my primary care physician’s office with an Rx for high blood pressure medication, an appointment with the lab for cholesterol blood work and pretty positive I had sleep apnea. I told Anne I need to do something, just don’t know what. “I am not taking all these maintenance medications the rest of my life!” “Just go see Dr. Leila, she straightened me out, I was a mess” was Anne’s response. I made an appointment for the next week. The HCG program was started shortly after my first visit. This diet sounded extreme to me initially, but I needed an extreme solution so I committed to it. With very few exceptions, I had more energy, enjoyed eating great food and my overall mood was better. The little tricks on snacking, portion control and supplements we covered in our weekly appointments to measure progress made it very easy to not be hungry and have the fat just drop right off. I owe Dr. Leila and Michelle more than I can repay. They added years to my life, how do you put a value on that? I am sixty plus pounds lighter and have a bunch of new pants. I take no maintenance medications and my blood pressure has been consistently 100/60. I feel excellent and encourage you to please take advantage of the help that is available to you. Dr. Leila Kirdani understands what your body is trying to tell you and how to let it know you are paying attention and make it happy.
I had a realization the other day when I was carrying a bag of concrete down basement stairs. It was my sixth or seventh trip and I was starting to sweat. I carried a bag of concrete around with me for 25 years, no wonder I was falling apart…
I like protein, so eating red meat, crab, shrimp and chicken most of the day was really pretty awesome. I actually could afford to eat more expensive food and enjoy it more for less than I would normally spend. How great is that? The foods I enjoy now are so much different than before, those traditional comfort food cravings are gone. My cravings and taste buds just changed. I think it is because my mind and body know what to eat to keep feeling this way.
I just became a grandfather and thanks to Dr. Leila and Michelle, I feel physically and mentally better than the day I became a father.
I had become pretty used to the fact that I would always have a beer belly. I really noticed it when my wife started to work out and I would look at pictures and it seemed that no matter what I did, I just couldn’t lose the spare tire. Now mind you I am 24, and was on my way to 275 lbs., which I was around the time of my wedding. I knew I had to change something when I would actually get winded talking. I heard about the whole HCG program and had my reservations. There was no way it would work, there is no way I can diet, I love food too much, etc. But after some convincing I decided to try the program. The diet did scare me because it was quite restricted, but I was in it so I figured why not — what’s the worst that can happen?
Believe it or not the entire time I did the HCG program I never felt hungry, not once. The only time (which shocked me) was when I said to my wife, “I’m hungry, well…no I’m not hungry — I’m just bored.” That statement right there at that point was a little revelation in itself. I would eat because I had nothing better to do. But I digress.
I went from a high of 259 lbs. at my peak of the program, to a current 205 lbs. I feel great. I haven’t been this size since high school. This program really works and the staff at the office was extremely helpful. Anytime I had a question, they would answer. I have recommended this to just about everyone I know! I couldn’t believe the results. I was on the second to last hole on my monster belt when I started, now I have punched 4 holes smaller in that same belt. One piece of advice with this program, you better budget yourself an entire new wardrobe, unless you are like me and kept clothes that barely fit you from HIGH SCHOOL.