Carla Marchand, Registered Nurse who specializes in the HCG program.
Basic Medical Summary:
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced by the placenta in pregnant women and almost completely controls the metabolic function through the hypothalamus throughout the pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief however, the HCG used in the HCG diet protocols is a variation of the HCG form used for fertility treatments, and in a much smaller dose.
Cost: $650 for the 42-day program, this includes HCG injection materials for 42 days, two nurse visits, initial HCG introductory class to learn about program, online support, and diet plans.
-Before patients start the program, they will have to have basic lab work done. Labs must be within a one-year time frame. We can refer to a mobile phlebotomist if needed.
-Patients are initially given a 21-day supply of the product, and then they must come in for a nurse visit to receive the second supply.
-The program will start with two loading days, in which the patients will be injecting the HCG, but patients will be eating anything and everything they want and not adhering to the diet plan. After the two loading days the patients will go into the protocol stage which consists of a very strict 500 calorie diet. When the 42 days are complete the maintenance phase then begins. (Patients can choose to do either a 21-day or 42-day program).
-At the nurse visits, patients will get weighed and they will be reassessed from the first time they were in, at this point Carla may change their dosage or alter their diet plans. (Also at the nurse visits, patients have the option to get a “Slim Shot” of b12 for $25 which will increase their weight loss for the next few days and provide them with more energy).
The website contains all the material that Carla will go over in the class, along with common questions, recipes, and diet journals. Once you are issued their username and password, it will expire in 80 days.