DR EMMA’S PROGRAM
MD Weight Loss and Spa is pleased to be the only clinic in San Diego to offer Dr. Emma’s Weight Loss Program. This program combines a very low dose of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) and a physician supervised restricted calorie diet. Our diet is based on protocols of Dr. Sheri Emma, MD, who speaks regularly on the Dr. Oz Show.
What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
It is a natural hormone that is typically produced in large quantities during pregnancy to ensure proper nutrients to the developing baby. This hormone can be used as treatment of infertility in both men and women at dosages of 5,000 to 10,000 IU per injection.
How Does Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Work?
Dr. Emma’s Diet program combines a customized low calorie diet with specific medical dosing of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, the hormone that is made by the body during pregnancy. HCG is a natural, protein hormone that acts as a precursor in the bodies of both men and women to produce hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. The act of stimulating these hormones in very low levels appears to help the body sustain lean body mass while dieting.
As part of Dr. Emma’s Diet, the HCG hormone is administered as an injection. The tiny needles are basically painless and extremely easy to self administer. The method is the only proven method to get HCG into the bloodstream.
MD Weight Loss & Spa will walk you through the process and ensure that you are 100% comfortable upon initiation of the program. Your diet will be customized based on your current weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), age, sex, and weight loss goals. We will generate your diet plan and counsel you on the initiation and progress of your diet. Every aspect of your weight loss program, though based in certain similar principles, is personalized.
There is no limit to how long you can be on Dr. Emma’s Diet. There is a low occurrence of rebound, no dependency, and a positive effect on metabolism. Please note that individual results vary and are affected by baseline metabolism, medical conditions, and compliance.
As a patient you will receive the following for one single monthly cost:
- Physical Exam and Medical Evaluation
- Diet Training
- Comprehensive Diet and Exercise Program
- HCG Medication
- On-going Weigh-ins and Dietary Counseling
- Dr. Emma’s Cookbook
- Food Diary
- This program is intended for patients who are looking for intensive weight loss. We provide continued support through weigh-in visits, support groups, and counseling services.
Once your goal is reached, you will start our “Maintenance Transition Program.”
*These are typical results, but results may vary and cannot be guaranteed.