WHAT IS IT?
We have all tried diet after diet, or the most fat-melting workouts. Sometimes we can see results and other times, no matter how hard we try, we don't seem to get any results. The good news is, it may not be your willpower or motivation at fault. An area of your brain called the diencephalon, in combination with your hypothalaumus, is responsible for stubborn fat stores. A British physician, Dr. Simeons, first to suggest a link between hormones, obesity, and the weight regulatory center in our brain.
As part of this program, we use use a bio-identical hormone, which exists normally in our body. Its main effect is to maintain progesterone production in order to maintain and protect a pregnancy. Therefore, the safety of a naturally-occurring hormone is apparent.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A particular hormone in combination with a specific healthy low calorie diet, grabs your extra fat deposits, no matter where it is stored, forcing it into the blood stream, where it is burned as energy. The end result is that your "problem" fat storage areas (such as the stomach, buttocks, love handles, thighs, etc.) begin to shrink. Not just the "easy" fat.
This program truly changes the way your body metabolizes food. When your body senses the hormone, it thinks that it's pregnant—really! If you only eat 500 calories a day, your body will pull the calories it needs from your fat cells to bring them into the bloodstream to "feed the baby." Since there is no baby, you get to use those calories, so you feel fine, have energy, and your appetite decreases as well.
At Skin Perfection, we closely follow Dr. Simeons' original protocol, which uses daily pharmaceutical grade hormone injections, along with a low-carbohydrate, calorie-restricted diet, as a component of a very successful weight loss program. We don't use "easier" forms of hormone administration such as drops taken by mouth, nasal sprays or even creams or gels absorbed thru the skin. Why? Because unless the hormone is injected, the amount actually getting into the body can vary over 400% from one individual to another. Not to mention that you would need to purchase 400% more hormone to even hope to get the same results!
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE?
- Complementary office visit and explanation of the program, risks, benefits and costs involved
- A supply of hormone, syringes and needles
- Training in the self administration of the daily injections
- Orientation and description of the specific 500 calorie diet
- Weekly visits to check current weight and access progress
- Diet and behavioral modification counseling