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Why is it essential to maintain a healthy weight?

Many people associate weight loss with having a flat stomach or looking great in clothing. While your appearance is important, your weight also affects your health. 

Being overweight or obese contributes to a wide range of chronic health problems, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis, among others.


How can a doctor help me lose weight?

Dr. Guy can help you reach your goals with a customized weight loss program. He begins with a thorough consultation and exam to have a complete understanding of where your body is and the obstacles it has gone through to achieve proper weight.

Generally, the first step is to assess your resting metabolic rate (RMR) to see if there are any underlying issues such as thyroid, hypothalamus, or other hormone dysfunctions along with general gut health that may be impeding your success. 

Then a specific and formulated detox program is typically initiated for one week to allow your body to start opening the pathways for proper weight loss.

Then he creates your personalized weight loss plan, including meal plans and instructions on how to safely introduce or increase physical activity in your daily routine. 

He also provides hCG injections to boost your metabolism and energy levels, along with L-Carnitine shots and specific advice for ketosis or anti-inflammation depending on what is seen clinically. 

If you need to address other health issues impeding your weight loss, Dr. Guy offers treatments and therapies to improve your health and support your success.


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What is hCG?

hCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. hCG is a hormone produced during the first trimester of pregnancy. It regulates your metabolism by allowing your body to focus on getting rid of the bad or abnormal fat that is very difficult to target naturally.  

During an hCG weight loss program, which lasts either 21 or 40 days, you follow a strategic meal plan that keeps your muscles and structural fats healthy while targeting the negative and bad fats. 

On average, Dr. Guy finds that patients can lose between half a pound to one pound per day without hunger or side effects. hCG curbs your appetite so you can eat less and feel great doing so. 

The hCG diet is an alternative if you’re thinking about bariatric surgery like gastric banding or bypass, which does not address the cause of the dysfunction in your gut and brain where the real problem is.


What are the benefits of a medically supervised weight loss program?

Working with Dr. Guy to lose weight has several benefits. First, your diet is tailored to meet your specific metabolic needs. It includes treatments to address health issues that interfere with weight loss, which can help you reach your goals more quickly. 

You also have regular appointments to check your progress and have fat burner shots. In addition to creating accountability, this also gives Dr. Guy a chance to adjust your program to help you stay on track or move through weight loss plateaus. Ultimately, this helps you maintain your motivation and stay on track.

After you reach your ideal weight, Dr. Guy also helps you maintain your success with meal plans and activity goals to keep the weight off and help you continue to improve your overall health.

If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off for good, call Doctor Guy or make an appointment online today.


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Doctor Guy -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Doctor Guy

Naturopathic Doctor & Hormone Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA

How many times have you gone on a diet only to gain all the weight — and more — back again? At Doctor Guy, in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, Dr. Guy Citrin, ND, offers customized weight loss plans to help you lose weight and keep it off. They have a very tailored program including the latest understanding of fat metabolism to allow for true weight loss that stays off. If you’re ready to commit to your health and change your life with weight loss, call Doctor Guy or schedule a consultation online today.


Doctor Guy
8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90211
Phone: 424-389-3547
Fax: (833) 551-4828

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