Facts & Questions About the HCG Diet

Grove City HCG Medical Weight Loss Doctor, Sophia Beynen, M.D. looks forward to meet with you and answer any other questions you might have about our HCG Weight Loss programs.

What is HCG?

HCG is a naturally occurring hormone present in both male and female bodies. The HCG hormone interacts directly with the metabolism and is typically produced by the body when during periods of low-caloric intake to help the body metabolize fat stores for energy needed, preventing muscle atrophy.

Who discovered HCG?

While in India in the 1950’s, Dr. ATW Simeons witnessed malnourished women giving birth to full-term, healthy babies. It was then that Dr. Simeons realized that HCG was the hormone responsible for this unbelievable feat. Dr. Simeons was the first physician to understand that HCG is produced naturally in the bodies of pregnant women to break down stores of fat and deliver nourishment to the developing fetus, even when the mother was malnourished herself.

How does HCG help with weight loss?

HCG interacts with your metabolism to keep you from feeling hungry while it burns away stored fat and provides you with energy. It’s that simple! In addition, HCG helps you retain muscle mass and tone that is often lost when weight loss occurs. HCG sheds unwanted pounds while keeping your body toned and fit.

What is the HCG diet?

The HCG diet consists of very low-calorie diet supplemented with daily injections of the HCG hormone. Injections are fast and easy, and during your initial consultation with Dr. Sophia Beynen, she will instruct you on the proper way to inject yourself with the HCG hormone. While a very low-calorie diet by itself may help you lose weight, supplementing your diet with HCG will help to prevent you from experiencing the side effects of hunger that often accompany other low-calorie diets. HCG and your metabolism interact to burn those excess stores of fat your body saves, while preserving muscle mass and shaping muscle tone. And, just as important, HCG helps stave of feelings of anxiety and depression that can accompany diets with very low caloric intake.

What can I eat on the HCG diet?

The HCG diet focuses on low calorie meals that include lean proteins like steak and chicken, in addition to fresh vegetables and fruits that are low in sugar. Dieters that are vegetarians can also enjoy the benefits of the HCG diet by supplementing lean meats with foods that are sources of lean protein. Consult Sophia Beynen, M.D. today about what foods are right for you.

How do I purchase HCG?

The only safe, legal and reliable way to receive HCG is from a physician. The best way to get HCG is via injection supervised by a certified and experienced HCG diet medical weight loss professional.

How do I start taking control of my weight problems with the HCG diet?

The safest, most effective way to begin an HCG diet is to consult a medical weight loss specialist, Dr. Sophia Beynen at Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will meet with you and assess your overall health. In addition, she will check your hormone levels to determine how much HCG you will need on a daily basis and which foods you may to eat and how many calories you can consume in order to achieve your full weight-loss potential. That’s what sets HCG medical weight loss specialists apart from others. Dr. Sophia Beynen will put you on a program designed specifically for your individual needs and metabolism. For maximum results and efficiency, an HCG diet must be tailored to each individual’s body.

How much weight can I expect to lose on the HCG diet?

Results will vary from person to person, but most people lose about a pound to a pound and a half per day, or up to 45 pounds in a month during the initial phase of the diet. Due to varying body chemistries and the personalized nature of each patient’s diet plan, it’s important to focus on your own body and results instead of comparing your weight loss to that of others. The weight will come off if you adhere to your diet’s guidelines and supplement your diet with the HCG hormone. Dr. Sophia Beynen will supervise your diet program so that you lose weight quickly and safely.

Am I a candidate for the HCG diet?

People who are considered obese (i.e., BMI of 25 or more) or have 20 pounds of body fat are good candidates for the HCG diet. Those who are considering medical weight loss surgery or have other medical problems in conjunction with being overweight are also good candidates for the HCG diet. Heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure may be indicators that this is the right medically supervised weight management program for you.

Can I exercise on the HCG diet?

Exercise may or may not be part of your individual weight loss program. It’s very important to consult your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen. Depending on your overall health and hormone levels, your physician will determine whether you can exercise and which exercises are appropriate for you.

How long is the average HCG diet for?

Each diet program is individualized for maximum benefit and effectiveness. Depending on how much weight you want to lose and the recommendations by your weight loss professional, an HCG diet can last anywhere from 23-40 days. Each person’s body is unique and each diet program is designed for that person’s specific needs. A weight loss professional will help you determine the correct length of the program based on your goals and your unique body structure. Consult Grove City HCG Medical Weight Loss Doctor, Sophia Beynen, M.D. to begin your new, healthier life today.