Weight loss is challenging for men and women as they grow older. Although some bodies respond well to diet and exercise, others simply don’t. It takes a lot of effort to balance diet, exercise, supplements, sleep, and many other factors.
Fortunately, there’s a science behind weight loss, and our experts at Balance Hormone Center are here to discuss your weight loss goals and concerns. Both Gordon Hart, PA-C, and Lisa Hargis, NP, offer medical weight loss treatments in the Norman, Oklahoma, area.
We create customized treatment plans to help you reach your weight loss goals through the HCG diet. And some of our weight loss programs incorporate HCG injections to restore hormonal imbalances and help you lose weight.
You can even boost your metabolism and lose a large amount of fat without feeling hungry.
What is human chorionic gonadotropin?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a protein-based hormone found in women during the early stages of pregnancy. This hormone tells the body to open up fat stores to supply nutrition to the baby and mother.
Traditional pregnancy tests work by detecting HCG in the blood. It helps the fetus grow and maintains healthy levels of other pregnancy hormones.
Sometimes doctors use HCG to promote fertility in both men and women. Plus, both men and women benefit from HCG injections when used as part of a weight loss plan. Injections are safe, designed to rev up your metabolism to help you lose weight quickly.
The HCG diet works for those trying to shed extra pounds by targeting cravings, encouraging fat-burning, and protecting against muscle loss without metabolic slowdown. Instead of burning muscle, you build muscle.
How does the HCG diet work?
Typically, when you shed pounds quickly, you lose a lot of muscle.
But HCG injections prevent you from losing muscle when you diet. It does this by elevating certain hormone levels in your body (like testosterone), while the HCG hormone creates a muscle-building (anabolic) state, counteracting the muscle-breakdown (catabolic) state.
Your muscle fibers have hormone receptors that respond to the increased hormone levels.
HCG injections prevent muscle loss and provide pure fat loss, making you leaner with a more robust metabolism to help you maintain the weight loss once the HCG diet is complete.
Is a hormonal imbalance causing my weight gain?
Your body contains many different hormones. Hormones are messenger substances that control bodily functions like metabolism, mood, weight, blood pressure, and sexuality.
Depending on your age, a hormonal imbalance can result in any of the following:
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Weight gain
Besides having a hormonal imbalance, there are a couple of other reasons you might have trouble losing weight. First, your genetic makeup determines many things, like the rate at which you lose weight. Additionally, a thyroid dysfunction could cause the same problem.
If you’re trying hard to shed pounds but not seeing the number on the scale get any lower, you might be dealing with one of these issues.
Will the HCG diet work for me?
No matter how much weight you need to lose, 10 pounds or more than 100, our professionals at Balance Hormone Center can give you the personalized care you need. While we don’t focus too much on a final goal weight, we prioritize slow and steady weight loss. Plus, losing weight slowly results in a higher chance of you keeping the weight off.
Whether you’ve got a hormonal imbalance or a thyroid problem holding you back from your ideal weight, we have options for your weight loss plan. Book your weight loss consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling our clinic directly.