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HCG Diet Program2019-09-13T18:53:27+00:00

HCG Diet Program
At Viva Wellness San Diego


When you’re trying to lose weight, it often feels like you’re the only one struggling to get in shape. In reality, half of Americans are actively trying to shed extra pounds by exercising, eating less processed food, increasing their fruit and vegetable intake, and drinking more water. All of these things support weight loss, but despite living a healthy lifestyle, you may find that you hit a plateau. In other words, your effort stops paying off.

If you’re frustrated by the number on the scale and are looking for an alternative weight loss program, the HCG Diet Program can help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – a hormone naturally produced in both men and women and secreted in large amounts by women during pregnancy. HCG stimulates the production of other hormones throughout the body that affect metabolism, muscle tissue, digestion, liver functions, and more. The HCG Diet Program involves taking daily injections of HCG along with a restricted-calorie eating plan and is associated with dramatic weight loss.


How much weight will I lose on the HCG Diet Program?

The first week on the HCG Diet Program typically yields the biggest weight loss, up to three to four pounds per day. Throughout the remainder of the program, most patients report rapid weight loss of one to two pounds a day. You should lose ½ pound at a minimum and may lose up to three pounds each day, depending on your fiber and water intake. To maximize your weight loss efforts, it’s important to eat plenty of vegetables and stay hydrated.

What does the HCG Diet Program consist of?

The HCG Diet Program is a 30-day program that consists of daily HCG injections and a restricted-calorie eating plan based on portion control. The diet requires eating 750-1,000 calories per day, most of which come from lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, and fruit. While HCG injections don’t result in weight loss alone, the hormone encourages the body to burn excess abnormal fat stores. It also affects the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls appetite. Studies show that HCG injections can help curb and even eliminate cravings for carbs and sugar, the leading causes of fat accumulation on the hips, stomach, buttocks, and thighs.

After 30 days, the body gets acclimated to the HCG Diet Program and weight loss will plateau. If you have more weight to lose at the conclusion of your first HCG series, you’ll have the option to extend it with a mandatory office visit with Dr. Tachuk for an additional $99 to get an updated physical exam and renew your RX prescriptions.


The initial cost of our medically supervised HCG Diet Program, including all HCG injections, is $349. Monthly appointments thereafter are $199. We are happy to discuss payment and financing options with you at your consultation.

Is it healthy to lose 1 to 2 pounds a day with HCG?

While consuming only 750-1,000 calories a day may sound unsafe, rapid weight loss on the HCG Diet Program is completely healthy. HCG signals the hypothalamus to release stored fat, which your body burns for fuel. Studies show that most weight lost on the HCG Diet comes from this stored fat, not muscle. So, while you’re only eating 750-1,000 calories a day, you’re actually running on 3,500 to 4,000 calories per day – the equivalent to losing one to two pounds.

Is the HCG Diet Program safe for men?

Absolutely. The HCG hormone occurs naturally in men and is just as effective at promoting weight loss as it is in women. In fact, men tend to lose twice as much weight as women on the HCG Diet Program.

Who is a good candidate for the HCG Diet Program?

The HCG Diet Program is ideal for nearly anyone with excess body fat who wants to fast track their weight loss journey. However, the program is not recommended for women who are pregnant, nursing, or who plan to become pregnant. If you regularly diet and exercise but can’t seem to lose those last few pounds, the HCG Diet may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Related topics:

What is the HCG Diet?
Benefits of an HCG Diet
HCG Injection



Contact us at Viva Wellness to learn more about losing weight with the HCG Diet Program or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tachuk.
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