If you’ve tried everything to lose weight but still can’t make any progress, we have good news. Dr Rastogi offers the hCG diet – a medical weight loss programme which targets stored fat reserves and converts them into energy your body can use. Targeting these ‘problem’ areas has a body sculpting effect, meaning you will not only see a dramatic reduction in weight, but also a reshaping of your body contour.
hCG is stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a naturally occurring hormone produced in large quantities during pregnancy.
hCG as a weight loss tool works to unlock stored fat reserves (which are usually around the hips, thighs, abdomen etc) and works effectively for both women and men. The hCG hormone allows the body to use the stored fat for energy, and as a result, sees the body reshape itself over the course of the diet.
The hCG weight loss programme was developed by world’s leading doctors in the field of weight loss. The diet specifies daily injections of hCG hormone, accompanied with a 500 calorie restricted diet.
Patients looking to lose up to 7kg should opt for the 3 week programme, and those looking to shed up to 14kg should embark on the 6-week programme.
Patients of Dr Rastogi’s are first asked to take a blood test where liver function, thyroid and other markers are tested. The results arrive at our clinic and we then contact you to advise whether you’re a candidate for the diet. Following this, a $500 deposit is paid and the programme is ordered via prescription and delivered a few days there on for patient collection.
Throughout your 3 or 6 week programme, Dr Rastogi’s clinic will contact you every day to check on your progress, and take down key metrics such as your weight, body measurements and comments on how you are feeling. We provide comprehensive advice, and tips to ensure you’re well informed to get the best possible outcome from the programme.
In the first few days most patients experience rapid weight loss, then, over time, the weight loss rate generally decelerates, but patients still see a noticeable decline in weight when on the scales. Patients who carry out the diet as prescribed should normally expect to lose up to 7kg (across three weeks) or up to 14kg (across six weeks).
Firstly, as this is a medically prescribed diet, patient care is our primary focus at Dr Rastogi. Not only will patients receive the hCG vial and information booklet, but a range of specifically catered supplements and probiotics to ensure the body has all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to function during the low-calorie phase.
Secondly, we have an equal interest in seeing you succeed in this diet, so we are with you 100% of the way guiding and motivating patients daily with tips on how to get the best possible results from hCG. We monitor you statistics daily via phone call, recording your weight, body measurements and well-being to ensure you’re on track and progressing well through the programme.
To speak to someone about whether the hCG weight loss programme might be useful to you, please enquire through our Contact Form on this page, or call Dr Rastogi’s Double Bay rooms on (02) 9362 1426.