What do you do when you work out twice a day, avoid fast food and refuse to open the refrigerator door after 9 p.m., but you still can’t seem to shed your stubborn pounds? Or when you’re more than 100 pounds overweight and dream of being a different version of yourself, but you feel trapped in your body, with no sense of where to begin?
While we offer many non-surgical options for uncovering your better self (from laser hair removal to skin tightening), we get that size matters to your confidence. Whether you’re five pounds or more than 100 pounds heavier than you want to be, the non-surgical HCG weight loss and wellness program offered by our experts at Capizzi, M.D. is here for you.
Here are the steps you can take to finally drop the weight of 2019 and discover the new you.
Step 1: Recognize that your body might need a boost.
When it comes to rapid weight loss, maybe you really can’t do it on your own, and that’s ok. Our team is skilled in building HCG-based weight loss programs that meet the needs and custom goals of a diverse patient base. Because we can get you to your wellness goals.
HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a protein hormone naturally found in the pituitary gland that’s in charge of getting metabolism to burn fat deposits. Elevated levels of this hormone are actually evident during the early stages of pregnancy. You may have heard of it before, as it’s been used for infertility treatments to bring on ovulation or improve sperm count. It wasn’t until 1954 that a British doctor started to incorporate HCG into weight loss treatments.
But it brings in results.HCG injections are prescribed alongside a specialized diet that restricts the weight and portion size of food, though not the caloric content. In combination with a diet plan created by our team, we’ve specifically seen injections to have the best results, vs. HCG pills, sprays or ointments. Injections can be a little daunting to self-administer but we are here to help you with the first round if you’re feeling a little nervous! Simply stop by the office for some quick guidance from one of our nurses.
The process is quick, too. The program can be expected to extend across a span of 15 to 90 days, depending on your specific circumstances. It’s worth the short wait. “This diet helps everyone for weight loss,” says Grace Anglin, D.N.P. at Capizzi, M.D.
Step 2: Coordinate a consultation.
Along with Grace, your care team will include Dr. Peter Capizzi, M.D. and Allison Smith, R.N. So you have a full medical team to support the trajectory of your plan, as well as to discuss the safety of this option based on your medical history, plus any concerns on your mind. Your consultation will focus on the development of a personalized treatment plan.
We’ll also cover biometric testing, which assesses your physical measurements including weight, height, blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index. We’ll provide gym class passes to kickstart your exercise regimen (it won’t be too intense), and a B12 shot to boost weight loss, metabolic function and serotonin, while curbing cravings. To round it out, we’ll build a diet plan for you to follow, emphasizing lean meats, vegetables and fruits. The vitamin supplement, diet plan, fitness direction and injections all work together for best results.
“I see patients all the time telling me they had followed a similar diet to the one I prescribed in the past, and they were unable to lose weight then,” says Anglin. “However, when following the diet with HCG, they have been able to lose weight.”
Step 3: Start injections.
Our team encourages you to take charge of your experience. You will be educated by our nursing staff about self-injecting the HCG. Although this can be a little daunting at first, we are here for you throughout the entire process. Once reconstituting the solution, you will administer the injections into your lower abdomen.
Throughout this weight loss program, these injections should increase your blood levels of HCG and help suppress your appetite, without leaving you feeling weak. Simultaneously, fat is targeted. Another positive note: You can expect to avoid muscle loss, since hormone levels are rising in your body, testosterone included. The muscle maintenance can strengthen your body’s metabolism and contribute to your body’s ability to keep the weight off after the treatment has stopped.
Step 4: Be patient, and watch the weight loss happen.
This is an investment in yourself, and in your wellness
Pricing is $200 for the initial consultation. During this consultation, you will visit with a nurse to discuss your lifestyle trends (eating habits, exercise schedule, and everything else), receive a complimentary B12 shot, discover your biometrics, and develop a personalized treatment plan built just for you. If HCG injections or phentermine are options in your treatment plan, we will offer those at this time. HCG is an additional $275 per month. Most patients are on HCG for 1-2.5 months. Monthly wellness check-ins are $50 to check-in with a nurse and make sure you are seeing results or modify the treatment plan to better serve you. Accountability is key with our wellness program! And you are worth it! So is the fact that you can see your body shed up to one pound per day during the injection phase.
The new you isn’t far away.