Benefits of Working with Us
Many places offer HCG diet programs. Consider these four reasons why we think ours is better. Dr. Marion Constantinides is a chiropractic doctor in Virginia Beach, VA, who serves the greater Hampton Roads, Richmond, Northern Virginia/ Washington DC areas and who has patients nationwide.
1. We prepare you for long-lasting results.
How many diets have you tried? Many people find that with most diets they gain back everything they’ve lost within a few months of finishing a diet. If you don’t address health issues such as hormone imbalances, thyroid problems, and poor digestion before dieting you are often setting yourself up for failure. Dr. Constantinides is more concerned about your long-term health than she is about offering you a “quick-fix” diet.
Our protocol also includes an explicit maintenance diet to follow immediately after the fat-burning phase and then education on proper nutritional habits for a lifetime of healthy eating.
2. Your health is our first concern.
The HCG diet is a rigorous fast-loss program. Dr. Constantinides will only offer it to you after you have had proper medical screening and preparation. The diet we use is a revised, updated, and more nutritionally sound version of the original “Simeons protocol.” This diet, developed by a nutritionist, offers a wider variety of foods than the original “Pounds and Inches” diet, but with the same amazing results.
3. We minimize side effects with proper nutritional supplementation.
People who have tried the original Simeons protocol have complained of side effects such as hair loss, low energy, muscle cramps, brittle nails, and dry skin. Because the diet depends on severe calorie restriction for a twenty-one day period it is necessary to supply the nutrients your body is missing. As part of our program package we provide targeted whole food supplements (not synthetic vitamins) that minimize possible side effects.
4. We offer comprehensive education and support.
Our program includes conferencing with Dr. Constantinides or her knowledgeable staff to receive a thorough explanation of the diet and continued monitoring during the program. The program guide you receive includes detailed explanations about the various phases of the diet, extensive menu suggestions, and how to properly maintain your weight for a lifetime. We also have a Facebook support page exclusively for Dr. Constantinides’ patients who are participating in the HCG diet program.
Indications and usage: 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.