HCG

Dr. G's Weightloss

Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Greenville, DE

When your weight loss efforts need a boost, human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG) injections may work with your healthy diet to help you meet your goals. Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness offers HCG injections at their office in Greenville, Delaware. For a consultation about whether HCG can help your weight loss, call or book an appointment online.

HCG Q & A

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Hormone?

HCG is a hormone that is produced in high levels during the earliest stages of pregnancy then diminishes after a few months. This hormone is responsible for preparing the body and metabolism for sustaining a pregnancy.

How Can HCG Benefit Weight Loss?

HCG injections may help promote weight loss by increasing the body’s metabolism and promoting the use of stored fat for energy. Typically, injections are given along with a specialized, low-calorie diet.

This diet is known as the HCG diet and is often used to “reset” the body’s metabolism to burn its own fat more efficiently. HCG may be used along with other weight loss injections, like lipotropic or MIC B12 injections, to maximize the effect.

The use of HCG and the HCG diet is best used under the supervision of a physician, who can ensure you are getting everything you need to lose weight in a healthy way.

For many, they see a quick loss of weight, even up to a pound a day. Results do vary with each person, so your results may not be the same.

What Does the HCG Diet Entail?

The HCG diet is a low-calorie diet, prescribed for eight weeks. Calorie intake is limited to 500 calories, consumed in two meals a day.  During lunch and dinner, you eat a serving of protein, vegetable, bread, and fruit.

Some foods included in the HCG diet include:

  • Coffee, tea, and water
  • Veal, beef, and chicken
  • Fish, lobster, crab, and shrimp
  • Greens, such as spinach and green salad
  • Cucumbers, celery, and tomatoes
  • Fruits such as oranges, apples, strawberries, and grapefruit
  • Sugar substitutes


On the HCG diet, you should avoid sugar, butter, and oils. These restrictions limit your calories and increase your potential for burning large amounts of fat. For many, hunger pains are diminished. You may not feel hungry, despite eating less.

This way of eating for a short time can train your mind and body to manage your intake well for more consistent weight loss and overall health.

For a consultation about how HCG can help your weight loss, call or book an appointment with Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness today.