My resolution for 2012 was to lose some weight. I was unsuccessful, and hence, I have carried forward my resolution to this year. Talk about procrastination!
As you well know, I travelled a lot last year, and I thought that because of my hectic schedule, I would be able to shed some fat naturally. Hah…Who was I kidding? I was so well-fed at restaurants like Restoran Nasi Padang Ibu in Kota Kinabalu, Wadihana Islamic Kitchen in Bangi and Putrajaya Seafood Restaurant, plus went on food trails in Langkawi and Kuala Terengganu, just to name a few places, it was difficult to follow a strict diet.
It doesn’t help that I live in a food haven, Ipoh. Moreover, Free Dried Meat From Oloiya, Free Pizza for Pizza Hut Facebook Fans and Free Egg McMuffin at McDonald’s were just some of the free food that I was feted with. And there went my resolution to reduce weight. The rude awakening was when I needed to alter my evening gown, and by quite a margin too!
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not for vanity’s sake that I would like to be slim. I have a weak knee, and I fear that the extra weight I carry around would put additional burden on the knee and I could, one day, end up on a wheelchair.
Besides, obesity (though I am not up to that level yet!) leads to many health complications, including osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke, gout, gallbladder disease, and even increases the risk of cancer!
A friend told me that I should enjoy life while I can, and if at all I am obese, then I could resort to something like hCG Diet. Ermmm…prevention is better than cure, I say!
I’ve read a lot about the hCG diet programme previously, but didn’t take much notice of it, until this friend showed me these Before & After photos of Ir. PV Lingham, who is the father of her friend. This 72-year-old gentleman was 145kg before treatment and after one month, he dropped a massive 23kg to 122kg. And he continues to work on reducing even more weight through hCG diet.
What is hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)?
To explain it simply, hCG is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, to help support the pregnancy.
How does hCG help in weight loss?
It breaks down fat cell walls permanently, reducing fat storage area in the body.
How is hCG administered?
By a tiny painless injection in the tummy every morning, like injecting insulin, for about 27 days.
Is that all it takes to lose weight?
No, the administration of hCG will combine with a balanced 500-calorie diet of meat, vegetables, carbohydrates and fruits. Exercise is optional.
What the above means is that hCG, when injected into the body, suppresses your appetite, and uses the fat already stored in your body as energy. Weight-loss is a result of the reduced body fat, and the low calorie intake.
Who cannot be on the hCG Diet Programme?
Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, people with low thyroid problems or those with gallstones. Only those who are obese as indicated via Body Mass Index (BMI), are accepted into the programme.
Are there any side-effects?
It has been reported that men have increased hardness in erections while women may have increased fertility. Some people may be prone to acne.
What is the duration of the programme?
This is a 30-day programme, combined with a change in diet for a further three weeks. The total duration is about 50 days, where hCG injections are administered daily in the first 27 days.
How much is this hCG Diet Programme?
RM2,500, which includes one course of hCG injections, plus consultation and advice on a daily basis.
Those interested have to be screened first and subsequently, undergo the programme at this clinic: “Women’s Screening Services” at No. 214G, Jalan Ipoh, 5200 Kuala Lumpur (2 lots before Dynasty Hotel).
Women’s Screening Services
Add: No. 214G, Jalan Ipoh, 5200 Kuala Lumpur (2 lots before Dynasty Hotel)
Tel: 017-670 0400 (Aida)
Fax: 03-7980 3445 (updated)
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