Physician-Supervised, Natural Weight Loss Program
Lose Weight The Natural Way
At the Natural Medicine Center of Raleigh, we offer a Physician-supervised, Natural Weight Loss Program.
It is a super effective program to lose weight and keep it off!
WHAT IS THE HOMEOPATHIC HCG PROGRAM?
The Natural Weight Loss Program offered by The Natural Medicine Center of Raleigh is a physician-supervised, comprehensive weight loss program based on the highly effective HCG Weight Loss protocol developed by Dr. Simeon in the 1950’s. Dr. Kelley has extensive experience guiding patients through this program that not only results in weight loss but helps you develop an understanding of your body’s specific metabolic needs for maintaining that weight loss forever.
This is MUCH more than a diet program! This program is designed to empower and teach you so that you understand what foods cause inflammation, water retention and a slowed metabolism resulting in weight gain as well as which ones enhance your body’s metabolism to keep you lean and feeling great! So many diet plans fail long-term because they focus solely on calorie consumption and weight loss. At The Natural Medicine Center we focus on the quality and type of food you consume and that varies from individual to individual.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a naturally-occurring protein (hormone) found predominately in pregnant women. It helps to maintain the structure (corpus luteum) that produces progesterone to maintain a pregnancy. In the 1950’s, Dr. A.T.W. Simeon, a British endocrinologist, hypothesized that HCG was also responsible for mobilizing fat to the growing fetus – moving it from mother to child. Following this hypothesis, Dr. Simeon used HCG in teenage boys to address hormone imbalances. What he found was that they lost the majority of their abdominal fat as well. It has been successfully utilized in weight loss programs ever since. We use the homeopathic version of this hormone so you get all of the benefits of HCG without the potential side effects.
HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Many people notice that they have a specific weight where their body settles. This may or may not be their ideal weight. It is consider the “set-point” for the body.
In pregnancy, HCG tells the hypothalamus (the brain’s “master gland”) to mobilize/move fat and send it to a growing fetus. When there is no pregnancy this fat is mobilized and burned as fuel resulting in weight, specifically fat, loss and formation of a new set-point. When HCG is used as part of a reduced calorie/fat diet (for a short period of time) it results in burning fat from the body stores.
HCG is also believed to protect lean muscle mass while burning fat. A low calorie diet without HCG could result in lean muscle mass loss. Lean muscle is crucial for the body as it provides strength, burns fat and speeds the metabolism. HCG prevents this by telling your body it has plenty of calories to burn therefore it does not experience “starvation” and the negative impact of that on the metabolism and adrenal (stress) glands– it replaces calories from food with stored fat calories leading to incredible, sculpting/fat burning effects.
WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM LIKE?
The Natural Weight Loss Program is a four phase program of weight loss and maintenance that is very effective.
- LOADING – PHASE 1
- HCG/WEIGHT LOSS – PHASE 2
- STABILIZATION – PHASE 3 (most important phase of all)
- MAINTENANCE – PHASE 4
The weight loss/calorie restriction phase lasts 21-48 days and consists of Homeopathic HCG drops while following a low fat, 500 calorie/day diet (750-1000 calorie/day if involved in strenuous, daily workouts). While this seems aggressive there is a physiological reason and this is the only time Dr. Kelley recommends eating a low fat diet. When on HCG Homeopathic Drops, your body is rapidly burning fat that is being released from the body. The more fat you eat, the less you will mobilize from your body to burn. We are optimizing fat loss by the body by reducing fat intake.
The remaining phases are about stabilizing and maintaining your new weight with real, whole foods without calorie restriction so that your hypothalamus creates a new metabolic and weight set point. The specific diet will vary from individual to individual.
These phases are most important!
During the entire program, Dr. Kelley will meet with you weekly. However, since it is such a fast-moving program she also requests a daily text “weight check-in” so she can help you fine-tune your weight loss quickly on a day to day basis.. This is a very individualized and she wants to ensure you are achieving your goals!
HCG BY HOMEOPATHIC DROPS
At The Natural Medicine Center of Raleigh, we offer our HCG via Homeopathic drops. This has been found to be an effective form of HCG to aid in weight loss while managing hunger during the program as well as protecting the body from significant lean muscle mass loss.
HCG PROGRAM COSTS
INITIAL HCG DIET VISIT : $300 This office visit is 1 hour long and Dr. Kelley will review your medical history to ensure you are medically stable to start the program. You will be given our HCG DIET MANUAL, RESULTS TRACKER, a copy of POUNDS AND INCHES as well as the HOMEOPATHIC HCG and 2 SUPPORTIVE SUPPLEMENTS used in the program (at no extra cost). The HCG Diet program will be discussed in detail and uniquely tailored to fit you, your body and your goals.
WEEKLY FOLLOW UP VISITS (required) : $160 Each week that you are on the HCG Diet you will have a ½ hour follow up with Dr. Kelley to continue to tailor the program to your needs.
FOLLOW UP VISIT DURING PHASE 3 (required): $160 This office visit is to ensure you follow the Stabilization Phase correctly to achieve lasting weight loss results.
REPEAT/RETURN INITIAL HCG DIET VISIT : $160 This office visit is about 30 minutes long and Dr. Kelley will review your updated medical history. You will be given our HCG DIET MANUAL, RESULTS TRACKER, a copy of POUNDS AND INCHES as well as the HOMEOPATHIC HCG and 2 SUPPORTIVE SUPPLEMENTS used in the program (at no extra cost). The HCG Diet program will be reviewed and uniquely tailored to fit you, your body and your goals.
Call today and schedule your appointment!
Not sure this program is right for you? Schedule a free, 15 minute appointment (phone or in-person) to discuss it with Dr. Kelley
**disclaimer: Although HCG is a prescription medication, it is not FDA approved for weight loss