If you search HCG on Google, there are numerous websites selling it, and often, at a lower price than doctor-supervised programs. Prices vary for HCG programs and you may feel confused about how much it should cost. But when you think about any product or service, there are reasons for cost variations. The cheapest isn’t always the best (as we have all learned the hard way) and the same goes for the most expensive. So how do you decide? Here are some things to consider while making your decision on whether to opt for a doctor’s HCG program.
Where is the HCG coming from?
This is actually quite important, as it’s a medication that you’re putting in your body. There are many questions that go along with this. Is it even a real product? Does it contain other harmful chemicals in it? Has it been stored properly? Is it even the right concentration? Is it coming from source with regulation standards? There are a lot of fake, and even potentially harmful, products for sale on the Internet. At Horizons, we buy it as a prescription medication, therefore it must be prescribed to the patient by a physician. We have done research on our supplier, and are therefore confident about the product we prescribe. It is illegal in the US for HCG products to be sold over-the-counter.
HCG is a diet, and therefore as medical implications
Whenever you do something that involves your health, it is best to consult a physician. Everyone’s body is different, and we all have different needs. It is especially important to work closely with a doctor, in regards to any diet, if you have any chronic health problems and/or are taking any prescription medications. Because the HCG diet involves a very low calorie diet, doctor supervision is strongly recommended. When done unsupervised and without a genuine product, the diet could even be dangerous.
Most people do better with structure
While there are some people that can learn and do things all on their own, most of us need more structure and support. Weight loss is difficult, and it’s even more difficult to do on your own. With structure comes accountability, and accountability is tantamount to weight loss success.
The HCG Diet has many variations
Not only is a lack of structure not motivating for many of us, but when you research the HCG diet you will see that there are MANY variations to Dr. Simeons’ original HCG protocol. If you aren’t a part of any particular program, it could be difficult to figure out which version of the protocol you are going to follow. Different people and different programs feel very strongly about what should and shouldn’t be allowed on the program. Some are more extreme than others. Sometimes when we have too many options, it is more stressful and can decrease our chances of making a good decision.
Seek a specialist
This advice goes further than just HCG, but while looking for anything, it’s generally best to consult a specialist in that area. There are many different people and companies offering various versions of HCG or other weight loss programs. Many times these places offer weight loss as just another source of revenue, and just another service offered among many. At Horizons, the weight loss programs are personal to Dr. Rowser. She herself has struggled with weight her whole life, and when she found success through the HCG program she developed she wanted to share that success and help others. She has tried many different variations of the protocol, and works individually with each person to find what works best for them specifically.
We all need support, and it is especially important in regards to weight loss. Part of the weight loss programs at Horizons is support. We have a Facebook group dedicated to support and answering any questions you may have, with staff moderators available every day (even weekends!). Another part of the program, whether done in person or online, is weekly check-ins. During these weekly check-ins we talk about how your week went, get your weight, answer any questions, and of course cheer you on! You also have the option of talking to Dr. Rowser every week. Since our programs are personalized, during these weekly check-ins you can address any issues you’re having or make any necessary adjustments to the program.
All of our HCG weight loss programs are available long-distance, meaning you can lose weight with us from any part of the US! You can purchase the program in our shop, and we will mail you everything you need for the program. We will then talk to you either on the phone or via Skype, and give you all the information you need to get started and answer any questions or concerns you may have. From there we will schedule weekly check-ins with you so we can keep track of your progress and give you all the support you need!