The HCG Diet program is a springboard to weight loss that is clinically proven to be safe and effective while keeping metabolism strong.
Our physician supervised HCG Diet protocol is based on nearly 70 years of clinical research and can help most people shed unwanted weight quickly and safely. We all know that weight gain is a symptom of something deeper and we try to explore the root cause. In our medical practice, we have seen consistent and positive results in almost everyone with the HCG Diet. The key to success is a combination of the HCG diet plan, the daily injections of pharmaceutical grade human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), along with a few easy diet & lifestyle changes. We are fully committed to helping you reach your goals and provide a strong support system. We also share a great deal of knowledge and tips to help our patients keep the weight off and continue living a healthy life.
The HCG Diet program that we offer at The Natural Path is something we are truly passionate about and have been offering for over a decade. Dr. Phillipo spends a great deal of time staying current on the latest research that is being done on the hormonal contributions to weight gain.
HCG Medical Weight Loss – Proven Successful Weight Loss Program
After many years of research, Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo have developed an HCG Diet & weight loss plan that is safe, effective, medically researched and fulfills their commitment to higher health.
Over the past decade, the Natural Path HCG Diet program has been a huge success in helping thousands of patients lose weight and more importantly, make lasting changes in their diets and therefore in their health. It has been an incredibly rewarding program to facilitate! We love what the HCG Diet can do for people who need to lose weight and learn how to maintain an optimal body composition.
History of the HCG Diet
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Dr. Simeons made a ground breaking discovery with weight loss! He discovered that when patients were given the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), along with a specific low calorie diet, the result was increased weight loss that came from fat stores and protected lean body mass. In Rome, Dr. Simeons treated thousands of patients with his protocol. These patients felt very satisfied and did not experience hunger on the program. In the last ten years, the HCG Diet has become a sought after weight loss plan due to its level of safety and effectiveness.
Our Clinical Success Record
At The Natural Path, we have a strong success rate in helping our patients lose weight and keep it off! We have done this program with well over a thousand patients with exceptional results. Our HCG weight loss diet is a complete medical weight loss program that can produce maintainable results when followed properly.
What Makes our HCG Diet Program Different …
We begin by treating each patient as a whole person! The start of each program begins with a 1-1.5 hour comprehensive office visit to review your medical history, weight loss history and order lab work where needed to check for metabolic issues that maybe interfering with weight loss. We will also review the HCG diet protocol in detail and get a baseline body composition on our state of the art body composition analyzer. This will help us to determine what a healthy and optimal weight is for you!
Each week on the program, you will meet with one of our doctors to check on progress and make program adjustments as needed. Our doctors are also available to you by phone, text or email if you need support between office visits. Your success on the program is one of our greatest priorities!
Dramatic weight loss
Most patients will lose an average of ½ to 1 lb. per day on the program. Depending on how much weight you have to lose, the HCG phase of the program can last for 3-6 weeks. In general, patients can lose anywhere from 10-35 lbs. per cycle of the program. Patients can complete the necessary number of cycles needed to achieve their optimal weight.
Oral Rx HCG preparations
For those who are shy about doing a daily injection of Rx HCG we have an oral preparation to offer. We can have Rx HCG lozenges made by one of our favorite compounding pharmacies. Clinically, we have found the results with patients using our oral preparation to be the same as those using the injectable form of Rx HCG.
Weight Loss from Fat Stores and not Muscle
This is what makes the HCG Diet program unique. On body composition analysis before and after the program, we can see that the majority of weight loss comes from fat mass and not lean body mass. This is very important for proper metabolism. Through the program, you may only be eating a limited number of calories; however, you are turning over your fat stores for fuel. Therefore, hunger stays at bay and metabolism stays strong.
Weight Loss Maintained
The Natural Path offers a very comprehensive Stabilization phase (phase 3) of the HCG Diet program. Our doctors have created a comprehensive phase 3 protocol that helps your body to create a new “set point” for your weight after completion of phase 2 (HCG phase). Throughout the program, you will also LEARN what foods tend to trigger fat storage, ways to eat for enjoyment and health, as well as “correction days” that are used if weight goes up past your optimal range.
Improvements in Overall Health
Excess weight is a factor in many chronic diseases today. By losing weight, we have helped patients let go of many health conditions and medications as indicated.
At The Natural Path, Dr. Phillipo and Dr. Madda have spent the last decade extensively researching the HCG Diet, as well as cutting-edge modern science in relation to weight loss. They have also facilitated well over a thousand patients successfully through their unique HCG Diet protocol!
Let’s work together to make this the end of your dieting career! Remember … anything you do temporarily will leave you with temporary results. The results of this program can be lasting weight loss and optimal wellness. YOU CAN DO IT! WE BELIEVE IN YOU! It is our pledge to help you achieve the level of wellness and dietary control that you deserve.
Frequently asked questions about the hCG diet
What is HCG and how does it work with weight loss?
HCG is a peptide hormone that is naturally produced in large amounts by the placenta during early pregnancy. It has many functions in utero and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Dr. Simeons made a ground breaking discovery with HCG and weight loss! He discovered that when patients were given the hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), along with a specific low calorie diet, the result was increased weight loss that came from fat stores and protected lean mass. In Rome, Dr. Simeons treated thousands of patients successfully with his protocol.
HCG was thought by Dr. Simeons to work on the hypothalamus of the brain where it encourages the body to release “abnormal” fat stores for fuel. In order for the HCG Diet to be effective in burning stored fat, a specific, low calorie diet must be followed. Most of our patients experience little to no hunger on the program and lose little to no lean body mass.
Although you are eating a low calorie diet, the HCG is theorized to allow your body to burn an average of ½ to 1 lb. of fat per day … this puts an estimated 1300 – 2000 calories into your bloodstream to be used for fuel. Remember, you are also eating 500-700 calories daily of food. Therefore, you are not at a caloric deficit during this time.
What is the Natural Path HCG diet?
The Natural Path HCG diet program is based off of Dr. Simeons original protocol. However, over the past 10 years, our doctors have revolutionized the diet by integrating modern science and years of clinical experience. During the program, Rx HCG will be administered daily for a period of 23 to 42 days (depending upon the patients specific goals) while observing a specific, low calorie diet. While on the HCG Diet, the body begins to use excess fat stores for fuel. It is theorized that the hypothalamus gland, the “master gland” in the brain that controls appetite and fat burning is “reset” leaving you with a new metabolic set-point.
How much weight can I expect to lose on the HCG Diet program?
On average, most patients will lose ½ -1 lb. per day while on phase 2 of the HCG Diet program. In most cases, the weight stays off while healthy dietary and lifestyle habits become established through the “stabilization phase.” We are dedicated to helping our patients maintain their weight loss by guiding them every step of the way through all phases of the hCG diet program.
Does the HCG Diet have any side effects or contraindications?
In our experience, most of the HCG Diet side effects are positive … energy begins to rise, sleep gets deeper, blood pressure and blood sugar tend to normalize, cholesterol levels lower, arthritis and joint pain will often improve, skin conditions clear, mood elevates, digestive symptoms improve and the list goes on. We also help our patients to identify certain food sensitivities which can be contributing factors to health issues and weight gain.
There are a few conditions in which we take precaution with the HCG Diet. One of them is a pre-disposition to gallstones. Patients with a history of gallstone formation may have a tendency to form stones on the program. This is due to the low fat diet and not the Rx HCG as a substance. Gout symptoms can occur in patients who have a history of gout episodes. In patients with a history of ovarian cysts, there have been noted cases of ovarian cyst stimulation on the HCG Diet. In the past 10 years of facilitating this diet, we have seen only 5 patients deal with any of the above issues. Negative side effects on the HCG Diet are rare in our clinical experience.
Is the Natural Path HCG Diet safe?
The Natural Path hCG Diet has clinically proven itself to be quite safe. Women experience extremely high levels of hCG during the early months of pregnancy and can be pregnant many times without adverse effects. The small amount of hCG used for weight loss has little to no side effects on men or women. The low calorie diet used in conjunction with the Rx hCG has also shown to be safe in our clinical experience. We rarely have patients who deal with a strong sense of hunger on the program. We offer our patients full medical support while under our care.
Does everyone have positive results on the HCG Diet?
Most patients will reach their weight loss goals on the HCG Diet program. We spend a great deal of time educating our patients on how to keep the weight off with specific diet and lifestyle changes. Most patients seem to have no problem losing an average of .5 to 1 lb. per day while on phase II of the HCG Diet. The amount of weight you lose really depends upon the amount of abnormal fat stores that you have to burn.
Can the weight loss be maintained after the HCG Diet program is over?
The answer is YES! This is our goal for you! Through the HCG diet program at The Natural Path, we will teach you some easy, manageable diet and lifestyle changes to keep you on the path to optimal health. The “stabilization phase” or phase 3 of the HCG Diet program is of utmost importance. It is very important that this phase is followed in order to maintain the weight that is lost in phase 2 (HCG phase) of the program.
As with any weight loss program, it would not be difficult to put some pounds back on if you choose to go back to eating some variation of the standard American diet. The HCG diet protocol is not a “magic wand” that can remove fat stores forever, reset the hypothalamus or allow you to eat anything you would like. After phase II and phase III of the HCG Diet, it is important to make manageable dietary and lifestyle changes to support your body.
With medical supervision, the hCG Diet can provide a safe, reliable means to treating obesity. One of our favorite things about the hCG Diet protocol is that our patients lose the majority of their weight from fat stores and not lean body mass. Results are fast and long lasting if you’re willing to make simple, healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle.
Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG? Will my metabolism slow down?
If you just follow the very low calorie diet as outlined in phase II of the HCG weight loss program and do not use the Rx HCG, you will lose weight. The problem is that you will be very hungry, tired and most importantly, you will be losing muscle from lean body mass. Without Rx HCG in combination with the hCG specific diet, you will most likely not lose any of the excess fat deposits in the problem areas. In our clinical experience, our patients lose little to no lean body mass on our HCG Diet program and metabolism stays strong
What are the costs associated with the program?
The HCG Diet Program is a weekly based program fee which includes medical support, our evolved HCG Diet protocol, Rx HCG, body composition analysis and weekly office visits or check ins. We also provide support to our patients as needed via email, text or phone. On our program, you do not have to wait until our your next visit to have a question answered. We are here for you!
Initial “HCG Diet Program” office visit $275 (includes one week of rx HCG)
The initial office visit is about 1 to 1.5 hours long. You will meet with Dr. Madda or Dr. Phillipo and they will go through a full medical history and review their modernized HCG Diet Protocol in detail. At this visit, you will also be analyzed on our state of the art InBody, body composition scanner. This scan will give us a detailed body composition and help us to realistically set your weight loss goals. Your body composition will be monitored at different stages throughout the program. At the time of your initial visit, you will be given our comprehensive Natural Path HCG DIET MANUAL and HCG DIET RESULTS TRACKER which were developed by Dr. Cara Phillipo using her research over the past decade. The HCG Diet program will be uniquely tailored to fit you, your body and your goals.
Weekly HCG Diet program fee $175
Each week that you are on the HCG Diet, you will have a 1/2 hour follow up visit with Dr. Madda or Dr. Phillipo. Some patients choose to meet every other week due to personal choice. Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo make themselves available to support patients through the process via weekly office visits and ongoing email, phone and text support as needed.
The number of weeks that you stay on the program depends upon how much weight you would like to lose. Each round or cycle of the HCG Diet lasts between 23-42 days on phase 2 (HCG phase), followed by a minimum of 21 days on phase 3 or the “stabilization phase.”
“Slim Shot” Injection (optional) $40
The “slim shot” injection is a lipotropic blend that has been shown to assist in fat metabolism. It consists of a high potency B-12, a full B-complex and three amino acids — methionine, inositol and choline. The thermogenic nutrient carnitine is also added. We have seen this injection be very helpful to our patients during the HCG Diet process.
*Rx hCG works best in the injectable form. However, for those patients with extreme needle phobia, we can prescribe an oral compounded form of hCG that we have used with success. Most patients feel nervous about injections at first and then find them to be easy and painless!
*Results are typical but not guaranteed. The FDA has not approved HCG for weight loss and states there is no substantial evidence that HCG with a low calorie diet supports better weight loss than with a low-calorie diet alone. In our clinical experience, we see strong results using HCG along with a lower calorie diet to enhance weight loss.