Many places offer HCG diet programs. Consider these four reasons why we think ours is better. Dr. Tina Marcantel is a naturopathic doctor in Gilbert, AZ, who also serves the East Valley cities of Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Chandler, and the greater Phoenix area.
How many diets have you tried? Many people find that with most diets they gain back everything they’ve lost within a few months of finishing a diet. If you don’t address health issues such as hormone imbalances, thyroid problems, and poor digestion before dieting you are often setting yourself up for failure. Dr. Marcantel is more concerned about your long-term health than she is about offering you a “quick-fix” diet. Learn how Dr. Marcantel will work with you to prepare for success.
Our protocol also includes an explicit maintenance diet to follow immediately after the fat-burning phase and then education on proper nutritional habits for a lifetime of healthy eating.
2. Your health is our first concern.
The HCG diet is a rigorous fast-loss program. Dr. Marcantel will only offer it to you after you have had proper medical screening and preparation. The diet we use is a revised, updated, and more nutritionally sound version of the original “Simeons protocol.” This diet, developed by a nutritionist, offers more calories per day and a much wider variety of foods than the original “Pounds and Inches” diet, but with the same amazing results.
3. We minimize side effects with proper nutritional supplementation.
People who have tried the original Simeons protocol have complained of side effects such as hair loss, low energy, muscle cramps, brittle nails, and dry skin. Because the diet depends on severe calorie restriction for a twenty-one day period it is necessary to supply the nutrients your body is missing. As part of our program package we provide targeted whole food supplements (not synthetic vitamins) that minimize possible side effects. Dr. Marcantel also administers four B12 shots during the fat-burning phase of the diet to supply the needed energy boost you need while restricting your caloric intake.
4. We offer comprehensive education and support.
Our program includes meeting with Dr. Marcantel to receive a thorough explanation of the diet and continued monitoring during the program. The program guide you receive includes detailed explanations about the various phases of the diet, extensive menu suggestions, and how to properly maintain your weight for a lifetime. We also have a Facebook support page exclusively for Dr. Marcantel’s patients who are participating in the HCG diet program.