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Tampa HCG Medical Weight Loss and Detox Program

For many years, the HCG program for weight loss has enjoyed worldwide popularity due to the excellent obtained results. Daily administration of 150 IU of HCG plus a Low Calorie Diet (LCD) can rapidly decrease body weight without any side effects you can see with Low Calorie diets alone. Hundreds of thousands of patients have benefited from this safe and effective weight reduction program. The original program however was too extreme for some patients due to the extreme calorie restriction and rigid guidelines. The diet has evolved over the years and has been shown to be just as effective with less rigid guidelines.

The HCG diet is a ketogenic diet which means that it shifts your body from a sugar burning machine to a fat burning machine. In essence, you are teaching your body to burn fat as fuel.

The Center for Health and Age Management has now added some additional components to the program that not only allow for rapid and safe weight loss, but includes supplements to help the body safely detox during the weight loss process. The detox aspect is a very important but missing component in rapid weight loss programs. The human body stores many toxins in body fat so as you lose weight you are literally dumping toxins into the system. With rapid weight loss, this process is amplified even more. Giving your body the tools to remove toxins will allow you to feel better during the weight loss process and help your body eliminate these excess toxins. The healthier and more optimized your body is, the easier it will be to maintain weight loss long term.

The other component we have added is the addition of MCT (medium chain triglycerides) to the diet. MCTs are a very unique type of fat that is easily absorbed and taken directly to the liver or in some cases, directly into your cells, where it is used as fuel. Studies have shown that MCT oil increases metabolism and specifically fat burning, aiding in the weight loss process. These oils also have countless health benefits including antibacterial and antiviral properties, improved mental clarity, and inflammation reduction.

The Center for Health and Age Management’s Hcg weight loss and detox program lasts 3 – 6 weeks depending on how much weight you need to lose. When completed you will follow a transition diet as you gradually increase calories and increase exercise to ensure that you maintain weight loss. This program is a great tool to kick start a long term healthy lifestyle of proper diet and activity for long term weight maintenance and vitality. Call today to take the first steps toward a healthier you!

Experience the difference of a truly comprehensive medical weight loss program at The Center for Health and Age Management. As one of only 300 board certified bariatric physicians in the entire U.S., Dr. Heim is uniquely qualified to provide each patient with a personally tailored weight loss program to meet your individual needs. Any licensed physician can open a “weight loss clinic.” However, only a board certified bariatric physician has the specialized training to offer a true comprehensive weight loss program that not only helps you lose weight and keep it off, but also specifically addresses the complex health conditions that can be associated with being overweight or obese. Not only are these conditions important to address for health reasons, they can also prevent you from optimum results in terms of weight loss. At The Center for Health and Age Management, the health of our patients is as important as successful weight management.

WHAT IS A BARIATRICIAN?

A Bariatrician is a licensed physician that has received specialized training in bariatric medicine. Bariatric medicine is the treatment of obesity and its associated conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Physicians must satisfy specific educational requirements before going through the board certification process which includes written and oral examinations. Physicians must then establish a medical weight loss practice which must be audited and approved by a representative of The American Board of Bariatric Medicine to ensure that they are adhering to the practice guidelines set forth by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

OUR PROGRAM

At The Center for Health and Age management, Dr. Heim has created a comprehensive weight loss program with a proven track record of success. Many weight loss clinics have standardized “one size fits all” weight loss programs that consist of dangerously low calorie or unsustainable low carbohydrate diets, high doses of appetite suppressants, and weekly or even twice weekly vitamin B12 injections which have no scientific basis in weight loss. These clinics often require weekly visits as long as you are on their program and hold you hostage to such needless visits by only giving patients enough medication to get them through until the next visit. The overwhelming majority of patients who lose weight in these types of weight loss clinics will regain the weight they lost and many gain additional weight because they are not educated on proper weight management techniques once they are “off the program.” Since many of the physicians in these clinics do not have the proper bariatric training, their only answer for these patients is to put them back on the same standardized program which leads them down the same path to failure and a dangerous yo-yo diet cycle. As a board certified bariatric physician who also possesses a degree in nutrition and exercise science, Dr. Heim will not only help you lose weight in a personalized manner but will teach you ways to keep the weight off for good.

Our program uses a comprehensive approach to weight management including proper nutrition, exercise prescription, behavioral modification, and medication if necessary. Some medications can interfere with weight loss or even promote weight gain. Dr. Heim will begin your program with a thorough medical history and physical exam which includes analyzing any current medications and making changes if necessary to optimize your weight management program. Hormone imbalances can also interfere with weight loss or promote weight gain. As part of your program your hormone levels will be assessed to ensure they are at optimum levels to promote weight loss. If needed, Dr. Heim may prescribe bioidentical hormones to optimize your hormone levels for maximum results. Please see our section on hormone replacement for other important health benefits of proper hormone balancing.

For some, even if they are doing all the right things in terms of diet and exercise, they will still struggle with weight loss. If this sounds familiar, Dr. Heim’s training in Anti-Aging medicine may be able to help. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and elevated cortisol levels (stress hormone) can be part of a more complicated medical problem that may be making it harder for you to lose weight and keep it off if it is not treated.

At each visit you will meet one on one with Dr. Heim, who will closely monitor your progress with regular weight and body composition checks, physical exams and measurements. At these visits, Dr. Heim will also educate you on the various important aspects of successful weight management including nutrition coaching, exercise prescription, and behavior modification as well as making any adjustments to medications if needed. An important goal of our program is to empower you with the knowledge to not only maintain your weight loss, but to maximize your health through lifestyle changes. Periodically you will need to repeat basic blood work to monitor your health during your program.