Physician-Supervised, Natural HCG Weight Loss Program
Lose Weight The Natural Way
At the Natural Medicine Center of Raleigh, we offer a Dual Physician-supervised, Natural HCG Weight Loss Program.
It is a super effective program to lose weight and keep it off!
WHAT IS THE HCG PROGRAM?
The Natural Weight Loss Program offered by The Natural Medicine Center of Raleigh is a DUAL 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 and Dr. Jim Skeen have 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. It also teaches you 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. We also focus on the type of exercise you should engage in while on this program to achieve even greater fat loss!
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 pharmaceutical HCG in nasal spray form so you get all of the benefits of HCG without the injections.
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 metabolic/weight 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 HCG 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 Pharmaceutical HCG nasal spray 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 and Dr. Skeen recommend eating a low fat diet. When on HCG, your body is rapidly burning fat that is being released from the body.
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. This specific diet will vary from individual to individual.
These phases are most important!
During the entire 4-6 week program, Dr. Skeen will meet with you twice (beginning and end) and Dr. Kelley will meet with you weekly. However, since it is such a fast-moving program Dr. Kelley strongly recommends daily text “weight check-in” so she can help you fine-tune your weight loss quickly on a day to day basis. This is very individualized and we want to ensure you are achieving your goals!
PHARMACEUTICAL HCG BY NASAL SPRAY
At The Natural Medicine Center of Raleigh, we offer our Pharmaceutical HCG via compounded nasal spray. This has been found to be a super effective (and non-invasive) 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 MEDICAL VISIT WITH DR. SKEEN (required): (Often billable under insurance) This office visit is 30-60 minutes. Dr. Skeen will review your medical history to ensure you are medically stable to start the program. You will then be prescribed HCG nasal spray to pick up at our partnering compounding pharmacy – Wellness Pharmacy of Cary. Dr. Skeen will also offer additional treatment options to maximize fat burning during your program based on your unique metabolic makeup.
INITIAL HCG DIET VISIT (required): $330 This office visit is 1 hour. Dr. Kelley will review your medical history and will work with you to develop your unique HCG program based on weight and health goals. You will be given our HCG DIET MANUAL, RESULTS TRACKER, and a copy of POUNDS AND INCHES. The HCG Diet program will be discussed in detail and uniquely tailored to fit you, your body and your goals. During this visit we also discuss additional health concerns as this is the optimal time to decrease overall inflammation in the body and truly achieve a new you! This visit also establishes you as patient of Dr. Kelley’s clinic moving forward.
WEEKLY FOLLOW UP VISITS (required) : $170 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.
DAILY TEXT MESSAGING (strongly recommended) : FREE OF CHARGE With over 4 years of experience working with patients on an HCG Weight Loss Program, Dr. Kelley has created a super effective support system so you get the answers you need when you need them. Daily text “weigh-in” allows Dr. Kelley to quickly help you adjust your diet and lifestyle to achieve those fantastic weight and fat loss results. This promotes a sense of daily accountability, decreases stalls and stall duration and supports overall fat and weight loss. Most patients have stated that this was the single, most important piece to their success on this program!
FOLLOW UP VISIT DURING PHASE 3 (required): $170 This office visit is 30 minutes. Dr. Kelley will ensure you follow the Stabilization Phase correctly to achieve lasting weight loss results. You have now lost the weight but what good is that if you gain it all back rapidly – as many have done on HCG with other practitioners! Not only is this dangerous but it can be easily avoided! This phase allows time to understand what foods your body favors vs. which ones to avoid. And how to correct weight gain quickly should it happen!
FINAL MEDICAL VISIT WITH DR. SKEEN (required): (Often billable under insurance) This office visit is 30-60 minutes. Dr. Skeen will review your medical history again and your program success. Dr. Skeen will also offer additional treatment options to maintain your new weight.
REPEAT/RETURN INITIAL HCG DIET VISIT : $170 This office visit is 30 minutes. Dr. Kelley will again review your medical history and help you develop your unique HCG program based on your current goals. The HCG Diet program will be discussed in detail and uniquely tailored to fit you, your body and your goals – as goals may change from round to round!
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