Human chorionic gonadotropin, more commonly known as hCG, is a naturally occurring glycoprotein hormone produced during pregnancy. It serves to mobilize fat and make it bioavailable to burn as energy. When monitored by a physician, it is a safe, and effective tool to accelerate weight loss. At NEWU, our specialized hCG program works to overcome the challenges that come with weight loss. It is powerful and rewards you with improved health and function that is long lasting!
Dr. Daniel Leeman and your hCG counselor will analyze your personal and family health history, appropriate test results, current lifestyle and state of health, and clarify your health goals. We will then guide you through a comprehensive, highly personalized, step-by-step program to achieve those goals.
What is hCG?
hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone present in both men and women. It is produced in large amounts in pregnant women to assist vital metabolic functions. In non-pregnant women and men, ongoing research shows that hCG increase metabolism and burns stored fat.
How does hCG work?
hCG trains the body to burn fat. It does this in combination with a Medically Supervised Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). While you are eating a 500 calorie diet each day, your body burns 2,000 to 4,000 calories from your unlocked fat stores — usually from those hard to reach areas of fat, including the face, neck, upper arms, waist, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
Will I be hungry and tired?
Without hCG, a low calorie diet would cause you to be tired and hungry. While taking the hCG, you will have plenty of energy. You do need to stick to the menu guidelines to maximize weight loss.
What kind of results can I expect with hCG?
Women typically lose .5 to 1 pound per day, while men typically lose .75 to 1.5 pounds per day. Some patients experience more restful sleep, higher energy levels, an increased sense of esteem and even lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
When was the hCG Program developed?
The use of hCG for the medical management of obesity is based on the extensive research completed in 1954 by the renowned physician Dr. A.T.W. Simeons. He studied extensively and found that in addition to a specific diet, hCG can help safely expedite weight loss. hCG breaks down your abnormal body fat, causing you to lose pounds and inches. At the same time, it protects your body’s good fat and muscle from depleting. This means you can go on a low calorie food plan and lose weight without the typical problems like muscle loss and sagging skin.