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Welcome to the HCG Diet

HCG Diet - Available at Dr. Berkley Skin + BodyEveryone should have the right to be happy and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The HCG diet is a leader in the world of weight loss because it continues to help million of people increase the chances of meeting weight loss goals. In short, it has a recipe for success and that has been shown time and time again.

The HCG diet was pioneered in 1950 and has gained continuous upward momentum ever since. Numerous diets have been developed by the industry, but most are not as effective or long lasting as this specific regimen.

After the year 2000, the oral HCG diet skyrocketed due to the publication on hundreds of TV shows—including Oprah—across several networks including Fox, NBC, and CBS News.

Many Americans fight with weight problems or obesity issues. Currently in our country, there are 58 million people who are overweight, while 40 million are classified as obese, and 3 million fall into the morbidly obese category.

80% of Americans over the age of twenty-five are believed to be overweight. There are an increasing number of diseases linked to weight such as cardiovascular disease, breast and colon cancer, high blood pressure, and Type II Diabetes.

Weight loss has become an important goal for more and more Americans. It’s as much about a healthy lifestyle as it is about looking good. With the HCG diet, fast weight loss is becoming easier.

What is HCG?

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It’s a natural human hormone produced by the placenta in pregnant women. This hormone directly influences the metabolic function through the hypothalamus throughout the pregnancy.

The HCG used in the HCG diet protocols is a much smaller dosage variation of the hormone used for fertility treatments. Although the HCG used for medical purposes is created in laboratories from sterile cells, the process and the product are quite natural. It is NOT (as commonly believed) extracted from urine of any animal.

Why is everyone talking about the HCG diet?

  • Because it works!
  • The weight stays off if you follow the instructions.
  • Now available in cream form as well as injectable form.
  • Much more effective than the oral route of administration.
  • Incredibly fast and safe weight loss

The HCG diet works and continues to lead the weight loss trends because it is safe, easy, and of course effective. HCG can help you shed the pounds that you want gone.

How much weight will I lose with the HCG diet?

It is common to hear a loss of one to two pounds a day for an extended time, until a more ideal weight is achieved. In the smallest increment, half a pound a day will be lost and at most three or even more. Certain factors (like water retention and fiber consumption) influence exactly how much weight is lost, and should be monitored along the way.

Who can do the HCG diet?

Men and women over the age of 16 can take the HCG cream, with the exceptions listed below. As with any diet plan, check with your doctor. The exceptions are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer and tumors
  • Large uterine fibroids called myomas
  • Gallbladder colic or attacks – need to resolve dietary issues and stop acute gallbladder attacks first.
  • Heart disease – need to be stable and have clear EKG for three months prior to treatment, periodically during treatment and obtain approval of cardiologist if you have a history.
  • Fractures that are healing – wait until healed to start. Fractures during the program are handled on a case by case basis.


Phase 1: This will depend on how much weight you need to lose:

Minimum: Day 1 – Day 23 to Maximum: Day 1 – Day 45 :: You can stop any time after you have completed 23 days if you reach your desired weight prior to 45 days.

Phase 2: Maintenance Phase: 14-21 Days :: This is the transition phase where you add fats back into your diet. The restrictions are no sugar or starch (no carbs).

Phase 3: Now – Forever :: You can now add all other foods into your diet. Just weigh yourself EVERY day! Or, if you want to lose more weight, you can start Phase 1 again.

The HCG diet is one of the most effective diet plans for weight loss. To learn more about this or to ask about our other services, contact us here.

At Dr. Berkley Skin + Body Medspa your HCG diet will be monitored by Dr. Berkley. Your initial appointment includes a medical history and physical exam by the doctor. If prescribed, you’ll receive a 30 day supply of bioidentical transdermal HCG cream, and the diet protocol. HCG transdermal cream is superior to drops in absorption and much more convenient and less expensive than injections.

Real HCG is prescription-only and must be ordered by a physician for you specifically. Any other method of receiving HCG is not in accordance with the law.

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Linda L. Berkley MD

Dr. Berkley graduated from UCLA in 1975 before completing her doctorate at the University of California Irvine Medical School in 1979. She practiced emergency medicine for 32 years and spent 2 years working at the Grossman Burn unit in Sherman Oaks, as well as having a private family practice.

Studying and practicing Medical Esthetics since 2006, Dr. Berkley obtains excellent natural-looking results thanks to her artistic eye, good hands, and soft touch.

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