FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS hCG AND HOW DOES IT RESULT IN RAPID WEIGHT LOSS?
hCG or Human Chronic Gonadotropin is a complex amino-peptide protein that exists in every tissue of the human body, male and female, in miniscule amounts and is found in all living things. It is produced in very high levels during pregnancy. It almost completely controls the metabolic function through the hypothalamus throughout the pregnancy. In non-pregnant individuals, research suggests hCG similarly increases the metabolism.
HOW TO TAKE hCG?
Slender Fit U has two methods of taking hCG. You can take it by oral troche, (a small medicated lozenge designed to dissolve in the mouth) or by injection. 95% of customers choose the injection once they see how tiny the insulin syringe is. To give you an idea of the size, it is the same syringe size used to give children allergy shots. It is administered just under the skin. Sub Q and you do not feel any discomfort, in fact, you will not even know that it has been administered. Case histories indicate that hCG is slightly less efficiently used by your body when taken orally although the new oral troche used by Slender Fit U has produced very effective results. We do not use oral drops.
IS hCG SAFE FOR MEN?
Yes! hCG is safe for men. In fact hCG is used to treat male and female infertility in very large doses and is also used in male hormone therapy. hCG used for weight loss is a very tiny dose. The hCG used for the Slender Fit U weight loss protocol is actually already found in men. In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant women, as well as, pregnant woman. Generally speaking men tend to lose more weight than women on this program.
WOULDN’T YOU LOSE THE WEIGHT WITH JUST A LOW CALORIE DIET?
Some people have said, “Well, if you follow a 500 to 800 calorie-a-day diet, you will lose weight anyway.” Sure, that is true. But what weight are you losing? You would lose weight, but not from your stored locked in fat! The body has a natural protective mechanism that is designed to store fat in order to prevent death and starvation. When a person tries to reduce calories to lose weight, the body goes into shock, stores the fat and begins to burn lean muscle for fuel. Only as a last resort will the body let go of its abnormal fat reserve. And you would be hungry fatigued and irritable. And of course you would do nothing to rebalance your metabolism. With Slender Fit U's hCG weight loss program your goal is to lose fat, not weight.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE WITH THE SLENDER FIT U ® PROGRAM?
Most Slender Fit U dieters report a loss of 1/2 lb up to 1 lbs a day. Men generally lose more weight than women. Women typical lose 15 lbs on the 23 day program and up to 30 lbs on the 46 day program if following the program correctly. Men typically lose 20 to 25 lbs on the 23 day program and up to 40 lbs on the 46 day program if following the program correctly.
IS IT HEALTHY TO LOSE 1/2 TO 1 LB A DAY?
hCG weight loss studies have shown that the weight lost while following the protocol comes directly from adipose FAT tissue rather than lean muscle. In doing so, the weight loss comes directly from fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body.
WHY THE VERY LOW CALORIE DIET?
The Slender Fit U hCG diet protocol causes your hypothalamus gland to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations on your body so that it is available for use. While you are consuming a low calorie diet and taking hCG, your hypothalamus gland is triggered to continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day. The result is your body is using it’s own fat to fuel it. This is reason hCG dieters lose from 1/2 up to 1 lb of FAT or more, per day without hunger.
WILL I BE HUNGRY ON THE SLENDER FIT U ® VERY LOW CALORIE DIET?
80% of people experience no hunger on the Slender Fit U ® program, even from day one. Some people experience mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and you will find even very tiny servings, to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released. It is common that hCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that 500 to 800 calorie limit!
WILL I GAIN THE WEIGHT BACK AFTER THE SLENDER FIT U ® PROGRAM?
After completing the Slender Fit U ® hCG weight loss program successfully and most importantly completing the stabilization phase correctly, you will have a reset metabolism resulting in long term weight loss. You will find your appetite has changed, your eating behavior’s will have changed and your body will of course, have changed.
Former Slender Fit U clients report a change for the better in appetite, and a natural course of modified eating behavior. They also report this as being an ideal situation for easily transitioning into a healthy relationship with food. In addition to loss of unwanted fat, the true benefit of the Slender Fit U ® protocol is its ability to help you, the dieter modify your relationship with food and eating, resulting in easily maintained, long-term weight loss. That’s why more than 90% of our clients don’t gain any weight back! Most of our clients who successfully complete’s the Slender Fit U ® program tell us they will never return to their bad eating habits.
DOES IT MATTER WHERE YOU GET YOUR HCG FROM?
Yes, it is very important where you get your hCG from. It is imperative that it comes from a licensed US pharmacy and that it is certified for safety and sterility. Real hCG is a prescription and you cannot get real hCG on the internet or over the counter, it has to be prescribed by a medical professional. There is no such thing as homeopathic hCG! Real hCG does not come in a spray or a cream. It is equally important to be monitored and guided correctly through the program by experts in the field to achieve the best results.
Here at Slender Fit U ® we have put thousands of people through our medically supervised hCG weight loss program and have a 99% success rate! That’s why over 90% of our clients come to us via referrals. See their before and after photo’s and read their testimonials on our results page. Slender Fit U ® are South Florida’s hCG experts, we are the longest running hCG clinic and have been putting people through this program since 2009. We do not water down our hCG, we give it to you in the strongest dosage available for maximum weight loss and results. We also do not give you pre filled syringes. With Slender Fit U ® you receive a physical by one of our medical professionals and then your full prescription as prescribed.
WHAT IS THE HYPOTHALAMUS GLAND?
The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and most importantly your metabolic rate. It also secrets hormones that support the normal function of the pituitary gland. Other fundamental tasks performed by the hypothalamus include regulating body temperature, appetite, digestion, circulation and sleep. Additionally the hypothalamus gland controls critical metabolic activities, helping us to maintain healthy fluid levels and properly metabolize fats and sugars.
IS HCG APPROVED BY THE FDA?
hCG is legal and FDA approved to treat many various reproductive and metabolic health issues and has been in existence to do so for almost 70 years by the medical community. It is considered safe for these FDA approved treatments. hCG is used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women, and to increase sperm count and as part of hormone therapy in men. HCG is also used in young boys with underdeveloped genitals, often with undescended testicles, which can be caused by a pituitary gland disorder. hCG is not approved for weight loss although it has been used for weight loss since 1954. When hCG is used for weight loss it is considered an off label use of the medication.
IS HCG APPROVED FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
The following has been reported on the FDA website:
No. FDA-approved uses for prescription hCG products include female fertility and select hormonal treatment in males, and FDA has not approved prescription hCG for any other uses, including weight loss. Current scientific evidence does not support the claim that hCG is safe and effective for weight loss or for the treatment of obesity. In fact, FDA labeling for the approved hCG drug products requires the following statement about the use of hCG for weight loss:
“hCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.” We disagree with this statement and believe the results speak for themselves.
FDA is aware that healthcare professionals sometimes prescribe prescription injectable HCG for off label uses such as weight loss. FDA understands that sometimes approved products are used to treat conditions that the products were not approved for (i.e., “off-label” uses). The “off-label” use of products usually presents greater uncertainty about both the risks and benefits because less information is available on safety and effectiveness. Unexpected adverse events may occur in this context. FDA has received reports of serious adverse events associated with the use of HCG injections for weight loss including cases of pulmonary embolism, depression, cerebrovascular issues, cardiac arrest, and death.
Slender Fit U can report that since 2009 and having put thousands of clients sucessfully through this program, we have not received any complaints or reports of any side effects or medically adverse reactions. Every Slender Fit U client must be cleared by one of our physicians before starting our weight loss program. This evaluation is included in the price of the program.
WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LOSS CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS?
The Weight-Loss Consumer Bill of Rights is defined in Florida Statute 501.0575.
(1) The weight loss consumer bill of rights shall consist of the following provisions:
(a) Warning: rapid weight loss may cause serious health problems. rapid weight loss is weight loss of more than 11/2 pounds to 2 pounds per week or weight loss of more than 1 percent of body weight per week after the second week of participation in a weight-loss program.
(b) Consult your personal physician before starting any weight-loss program.
(c) Only permanent lifestyle changes, such as making healthful food choices and increasing physical activity, promote long-term weight loss.
(d) Qualifications of this provider are available upon request.
(e) You have a right to:
1. Ask questions about the potential health risks of this program and its nutritional content, psychological support, and educational components.
2. Receive an itemized statement of the actual or estimated price of the weight-loss program, including extra products, services, supplements, examinations, and laboratory tests.
3. Know the actual or estimated duration of the program.
4. Know the name, address, and qualifications of the dietitian or nutritionist who has reviewed and approved the weight-loss program according to s. 468.505(1)(j), florida statutes.
(2) The copies of the weight-loss consumer bill of rights to be posted according to s. 501.0573(6) shall be printed in at least 24-point boldfaced type on one side of a sign. the palm-sized copies to be distributed according to s. 501.0573(5) shall be in boldfaced type and legible. each weight-loss provider shall be responsible for producing and printing appropriate copies of the weight-loss consumer bill of rights.
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