The HCG Diet Explained
Oklahoma City HCG Diet Clinic, The Lamkin Clinic offers the HCG Diet for men and women in Oklahoma City, OK. The HCG Diet allows patients to lose significant amounts of weight while consuming their own fat stores for energy. Both men and women can use the HCG diet, despite the fact that the HCG hormone occurs naturally in a woman’s body.
Every individual’s propensity for changes that affect weight is influenced by a variety of factors, such as age, genetic predisposition, quality and depth of sleep, environmental stressors, hormone levels, dietary habits, exercise routines, and calorie/nutrient content of the foods eaten. All of these factors can affect metabolic rate and how the body utilizes stored energy sources such as fat, muscle, and glycogen.
History of the HCG Diet
The HCG Diet was discovered by a man named Dr. Simeons in the 1950’s. Upon traveling to India, he noticed that malnourished Indian mothers were giving birth to healthy babies. After years of research, he discovered that the mechanism behind this phenomenon was the HCG hormone. The hormone allows a fetus to obtain nutrition from its’ mothers fat storages in the event of a famine or food shortage, and this allows the fetus to have adequate nutrients.
When the hormone is given to a person who does not have a fetus to feed, it generally works the same way. Without the hormone, the body does not use fat from the desired areas of the body, which usually include the abdomen, buttocks, arms, or legs because the fat is locked away. The HCG diet is for people who are obese and have over 20% body fat. The diet is focused on burning accumulated fat deposits while maintaining lean muscle mass and structural fats needed for healthy living. Once the reserve fats are used, the body will start eating away the healthy fats, and this is why people have problems with gaining their weight back with regular diets.
On a regular diet, the body would begin to burn important structural fats, leaving an obese person looking and feeling unhealthy, and they would still have excess fat around their abdomen and feel exhausted. People attempting to lose weight on a regular diet starve themselves trying to get rid of excess fat that cannot be accessed. This diet allows people experiencing obesity to prepare the body by first eating high fat foods to ensure adequate fat reserves so the body is directed to the excess fat that has been locked away from regular metabolism instead of the essential structural fats.
The Lamkin Clinic HCG Diet Programs
The starting point at The Lamkin Clinic is an initial consultation with Oklahoma City HCG Diet Doctor, Brian Lamkin, D.O., the clinic’s founder, and a comprehensive lab analysis, including testing hormones, markers of inflammation/nutrition/cardiovascular risk, insulin sensitivity and metabolic function.
Components and options of your custom medical weight loss program may include:
- HCG Injections
- Thyroid Optimization Protocol
- HRT: Growth Hormone, Thyroid, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone. (when medically appropriate)
- Customized Diet and Exercise programs (Paleo/Primal, Ketogenic, Anti-Inflammation diet)
- DEXA body composition testing (Gold Standard in body composition testing)
- Metabolic Rate Testing (How many calories do you typically burn in a day?).
- Guidance and coaching by a Certified Nutritionist, Health Coach, and Weight Loss Counselor
- Medical Guidance, Care and Supervision by Board Certified Physician trained in Functional and Age Management/Anti-aging Medicine
In most cases, patients who come to The Lamkin Clinic are ready for quick results. On the clinic’s accelerated weight loss program, an individual can expect to lose roughly 30-40 pounds in one to three months. Men and women from Edmond, Oklahoma City and the surrounding Oklahoma County Oklahoma area, who are ready to recapture their health and live their best life, can take advantage of The Lamkin Clinic’s customized HCG Diet plans.