Being overweight or obese has negative effects on your health, and despite a seemingly endless array of diet options and fads, nearly three-quarters of Americans are still overweight or obese. If you’ve tried to lose weight on your own and failed, or managed to lose a few pounds only to gain it all back again, it’s time to get professional medical help to manage your weight and improve your health.
Ladynez Espinal, MD leads our team at Lady’s Care Center in Miramar, Florida, with a mission to help women improve their health in a safe, non-judgemental environment. We provide highly customized weight loss and weight management programs to help you stay motivated, meet your goals, and enhance your health. We often recommend the hCG diet to jump-start your weight loss journey. hCG usually delivers rapid results, which can help you get your momentum going and stay motivated while you make the changes necessary to lose weight and keep it off.
What is hCG?
hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that’s present in your body, although in small amounts — unless you’re in your first trimester of pregnancy. The hormone’s primary role is to help your body form a placenta and support a pregnancy. However, hCG also stimulates your metabolism and affects the way your body stores and uses fat.
How does the hCG diet work?
There are two parts to the hCG diet. The first is very restricted eating — you can have only 500 calories each day. hCG injections are the second part. The injections should help curb your hunger and prevent your body from going into the starvation mode that extreme calorie restriction typically triggers.
What to expect while on the hCG diet?
You won’t be on the hCG diet forever. Depending on your specific needs, we recommend cycles of following hCG protocol mixed with more sustainable diet plans. You will work closely with our team so we can provide the hCG injections and monitor your progress and health.
The hCG should reduce your appetite, but you might still feel a habitual pull to eat that 3:00 pm cookie with coffee. This is an excellent opportunity to examine your relationship with food and to figure out how to tell the difference between hunger, habit, and other emotional triggers for eating.
How can I maintain my weight loss?
Maintenance is often the most challenging part of any weight loss plan. You can’t go back to your old eating habits, or you will just regain the weight you worked so hard to lose. However, we’ve supported you through your weight loss journey and cheered your achievements along the way — we’re not going to abandon you now.
We offer weight management plans to help you maintain your weight at a healthy, desirable level. We work with you to create a delicious and sustainable meal plan that includes occasional treats but stays within your daily calorie needs. If you find that your weight starts to creep up again, give us a call so we can help you get back on track or adjust your maintenance program.
If you’re troubled by your weight or concerned about your health, call us at 954-372-1653 or book a consultation online today. Our customized weight loss plans will change your life.