At Revive Aesthetics & Wellness Center our weight management programs have become one of the most popular services we provide. Why? Because we deliver exceptional results! Weight loss helps you feel better about yourself and your body.
Patients who are on our programs say they experience more energy, less joint pain, and because of weight loss, are less likely to see the onset or progression of most chronic illnesses.
We offer two unique weight management programs at Revive!
Our Signature Revive Diet for gradual weight loss
The HCG Diet for fast, dramatic results
Signature Revive Diet Plan:
Our Signature weight management program, provides weight loss while promoting overall wellness! You can go to any weight loss center available on nearly every corner. However, we are not the typical medical weight management provider. We go above and beyond to educate you with the tools you need to understand what your body needs to reach your optimal fat burning metabolism, help patients identify what nutrients and foods impede or support you in order to achieve your weight loss goals for life. This program begins with a complete body composition test, vitals signs, lab testing, ekg if needed, consultation and physical exam with one of our providers. During your initial visit, we will go over your medical history, lifestyle habits, including nutrition and exercise. We may also discuss unhealthy eating behaviors one may have with food, that can contribute to weight problems and help patients overcome these old bad habits
We help you recognize what types of foods, medications, medical conditions that may be causing your weight increase and work towards permanent lifestyle changes with diet modification. We will discuss portion control and the significance of not skipping meals. We may prescribe an appetite suppressant like (Adipex, phentermine, Bontril, Topamax, etc) and a water pill, if necessary.
Most patients come in weekly for vitamin injections and monitoring. Every 30 days, providers will meet with you face to face for weight loss counseling to ensure you are doing well with prescribed medications and making progress towards a healthy weight goal. We also may recommend a hormone consult to discuss labs results, if we find the hormones responsible for fat metabolism and overall wellbeing, are less than optimal.
On this diet, you can expect to lose up to one pound daily, depending on your starting weight, compliance, and metabolism. The more you weigh, the more you will lose.
You will receive a monthly hormone injection and follow an extremely strict diet of 500-800 calories. The hormone injections contain HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, which will prevent your muscle from breaking down while on this extreme diet.
HCG also helps:
Burn excess fat
Promote healthy weight loss
Re-sculpt your body
We will provide you with detailed meal plans and a grocery shopping list. To experience success on the HCG diet program, it is mandatory that you follow the diet protocol explicitly.
As with the signature diet, the program begins with a consultation, blood work, and comprehensive weigh-in, including your weight, BMI, and other body measurements. You will then follow up every 30 days with your provider. For patients who struggle with willpower, an appetite suppressant will make it possible for you to eat less.
Before starting any weight loss program, it’s important that you become familiar with the term Body Mass Index (BMI). Although fairly accurate, this method may overestimate the body fat of muscular athletes and underestimate the body fat of an individual with very little muscle weight.
Waist circumference is considered by many health professionals to be another important factor when evaluating fat distribution. Studies indicate that visceral fat found in the abdominal area around the waist, in excess of 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men, may also increase the likelihood ofheart disease, diabetes, and other medical problems, even if your BMI is within normal range.
For both diets, we will perform a complete body composition analysis. This machine will analyze your body composition, including lean body mass, body fat mass, body mass index, percent body fat, and visceral fat. This tool helps you understand how your lifestyle, diet, and exercise regimen influence your body composition. It is instrumental in identifying what works and what doesn’t so you can reach your target weight loss goal.
Regardless of your course of treatment, the staff at Revive Aesthetics & Wellness Center will guide and encourage you every step of the way. Our providers are very experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate when it comes to helping patients achieve healthy weight loss.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is HCG safe?
Yes, it is very safe. The amount of HCG used in weight loss programs is small compared to what is naturally released in pregnancy. The only exceptions involve patients with hormone-related cancer, an allergy to HCG, or extremely early puberty.
How much weight will I lose?
The average weight loss is a whopping 10 to 25 pounds in three weeks. But the closer you are to your body's ideal weight, the slower you will lose weight. The slowest loser usually loses about 1/2 a pound a day.
Does weight loss slow down after the first month?
Most people lose weight quickly in the beginning, and then begin to level off. This does not mean they stop losing weight, only that they are losing it more slowly. Some patients opt to do a second round of hCG. During this time, they can have another large drop in weight, followed by a slower rate.
Will the low-calorie diet cause my metabolism to slow down?
Not at all. The normal response to a low-calorie diet is to store fat and slow the metabolism to ensure survival. When HCG is used in conjunction with a low-calorie diet, the body's excess fat reserves are burned as energy to support its needs. So the body figures it's getting the nourishment it needs, therefore you are not as hungry.
If I eat a very low-calorie diet without HCG, will I lose the same amount of weight?
No. Without it, your body goes into "starvation mode" and tries to store fat. Your metabolism slows down. It's almost like a bear going into hibernation for the winter.
Will I get hungry on this diet?
Each of us is different. Some people get hungry; some don't. Hunger is the body's way of telling you "feed me!" HCG stimulates your body to burn fat as energy, so your body's energy needs are being met. This will help reduce hunger in most people, because the body has plenty of energy to use.
Will I be depleted of vitamins and nutrients?
Not at all. First, this diet is short. Second, every time you lose a pound of fat, which will happen almost daily, only the actual fat is burned. All the vitamins, proteins and minerals are fed back into the body. That's good news for us all!
Will HCG interfere with any medication I am taking?
HCG does not interfere with any medications, including birth control. There will be no side effects.
Will my menstrual cycle change while I am taking HCG?
Patients should not experience any changes in their menstrual cycle because the amount of HCG being used is very small.
Why don't pregnant women lose weight?
The body must go into a starvation mode for HCG to work. Most pregnant women are well nourished and do not fall into this category; therefore they do not lose weight. Instead they gain weight appropriate for the growth of the baby. For weight loss, we use a very low calorie diet to stimulate HCG to help rid the body of fat.
What blood work do I need beforehand?
We run basic blood work. Our friendly and expert medical staff will discuss this with you.
Can men use the HCG program?
Don't worry, men - HCG will not make you more feminine. Or women more masculine. HCG's actions are identical in men, women and children. Men can safely use the program as long as they do not have a hormone dependent cancer (such as prostate cancer).
These weight reduction treatments include the use of HCG, a drug which has not been approved by the food and drug administration in the treatment of obesity or weight control. HCG is a prescription medication which is FDA approved for certain uses. Although it is not FDA approved for weight control or obesity, HCG is considered safe and effective for weight loss - an "off-label" use for it.