HCG Diet

HCG Diet for Weight Loss in Newport Beach, CA

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone produced by our bodies. It has multiple functions and is used to treat several medical conditions. It is the hormone that almost wholly controls metabolic processes. 

The HCG Diet Plan is a doctor-administered, rapid medical weight loss program combining whole foods  with hormone therapy. Menu options are heavy in lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and limited grains. The number of calories allowed on the protocol ranges from 500 to 1800 calories per day, depending on the plan.

The original HCG weight loss plan follows a detailed food list to deliver optimum results.  But learning to eat healthy, control portions, and establish a healthy relationship with the foods you eat will produce effective results.

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Who Are the Right HCG Diet Candidates?

Most people can use the HCG diet. We recommend you coordinate with Dr. Sajjadian and his nurse practitioner concerning your weight loss and the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. They will assess your medical history and current medications to determine your suitability for the diet. 

If you have concerns about your current medical condition or have a complex treatment plan for some other ailment, we advise you to consult your primary care physician before applying for this diet program. You will need to have medical clearance and bloodwork done prior to starting the treatment.

Certain patients are NOT good candidates for the diet, including nursing or pregnant women, men or women fighting hormonal-type cancer, transplant patients, Type-one diabetics, and those with other medical conditions.

How Does the HCG Diet Work?

HCG is a prohormone found in the human body. It is generated in large amounts by women during pregnancy. It is known to be a catalyst to stimulate the production of other hormones throughout the body. These affect the body’s muscle tissue, metabolism, liver functions, digestion, and much more.

It is no secret that hormone function and hormone balance are among the most common causes of weight challenges in the body, especially with severe obesity. HCG’s role in weight loss is to help maintain balance of hormones, which allows the body to function at an optimal rate of performance.

With the Modified Simeon Diet, HCG triggers your hypothalamus to activate fat from your irregular fat cells to make them available for energy and use. While you are only consuming 500 calories daily, your hypothalamus is releasing stored bodily fat continuously. It supports a regular basal metabolic rate and resets the hypothalamus to prevent future weight gain. 

Summarily, HCG does not cause weight loss. The diet restriction is how you lose weight, but the hormone changes how you lose weight. HCG stimulates gland follicles which helps you maintain muscle mass as you lose weight. Other diets may prompt your body to use muscle tissue as fuel.

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HCG: The Weight Loss Cure

HCG is known as the weight loss cure because, after weight loss, it causes the body to reprogram the use of stored fat. It is used for energy when your calorie intake is reduced for an extended period. In other words, it helps you to maintain your weight and not gain it back once regular caloric intake is resumed.

HCG is equivalent to many hormone precursors in your body. This means it promotes the thyroid, testes (in males), ovaries (in females), adrenal glands, and other bodily tissues affected by hormone levels. HCG’s primary mechanism to cause weight loss is its stimulation of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone production in females and males.

Testosterone is an anabolic steroid that is largely responsible for HCG treatment results. It acts to build muscle; this is the reason it’s used by bodybuilders. In small amounts, it counteracts the breakdown of body tissues while restricting calories and preserves muscle tissue during dieting.

HCG Diet FAQ's in Newport Beach, CA

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone produce by our bodies. It has many functions and is used to treat many medical conditions. It is the hormone that almost completely controls metabolic functions. 

Most men and women can use the HCG diet. It is recommended that you coordinate with Dr. Sajjadian and his nurse practitioner concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. 

HCG along with the Modified Simeon Diet causes your hypothalamus to mobilize fat from your abnormal fat cells to make it available for use. While you are only taking in 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. It maintains a normal basal metabolic rate and resets the hypothalamus to prevent future regain. 

Yes!! Men usually get better results than women and it is just as safe for men as for women. HCG is actually already found in men. In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant females.

The hypothalamus gland effectively moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and, more importantly, your metabolic rate.

Absolutely! All women experience very high HCG levels during the nine months of their pregnancy with no adverse effects. In comparison, the amount used for weight loss is minuscule and has very few, if any, side effects.

The HGC is taken in the form of injections. It is injected once daily.  

That will be determined by you and the doctor based upon how much weight you would like to lose. Those decisions are made during your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian or his nurse practitioner.

That will depend on your starting point. People with more weight to lose will experience a greater loss. On average, Dr. Sajjadian patients lose around 15 to 40 lbs. per month. 


The HCG is mobilizing your stored fat and making it available to your body as a source of energy. So even though you are consuming fewer calories, your body has access to energy stored in fat cells. Therefore, you are utilizing thousands of calories that already exist in your body each day. Overall, after a couple of days, most patients are not hungry and feel excellent while on the program.

Yes. The HCG allows you to maintain the diet even while performing hard work or vigorous exercise. By mobilizing and using the abnormal fat stores for energy, you prevent the breakdown of lean muscle and your own protein.

Some degree of moderation in eating will be necessary due to the tendency to gain weight after any weight loss program. However, maintaining stable weight is relatively easy because the weight loss is from stored fat and not structural fat.

HCG is being called this because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when your calorie intake is reduced for a period of time. In other words, it helps you to maintain your weight and not gain it back once normal caloric intake is resumed.