HCG Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Loraine Diego, MD

Gynecologist located in Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve wanted to lose weight but have been frustrated by fat diets, ongoing numbers on the scale, and a constant feeling of hunger, Loraine Diego, MD, is here to help. She offers a human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) medical weight loss program to patients in Silver Lake and the surrounding Los Angeles, California, area, to help them lose weight — fast. For more information about this natural, highly effective way to lose weight, call the office of Loraine Diego, MD, or schedule your appointment online today.

hCG Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is hCG?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that the human body naturally produces during pregnancy. This protein-based hormone helps the body prepare to have a baby, but it can also help the body feel sated and energized even when sticking to a low-calorie diet. Health care professionals have been using hCG to help their patients lose significant amounts of weight in short periods since the 1950s.

During your hCG medical weight loss program, Dr. Diego gives you regular injections of this hormone to speed your weight loss results.

What should I expect during the hCG medical weight loss program?

The hCG doesn’t work in a vacuum. It’s a highly effective weight loss tool because it helps people maintain a very low-calorie diet while avoiding hunger or dips in energy.

During the hCG medical weight loss program, you’ll be on a calorie-restricted diet of about 500-800 calories a day. Dr. Diego helps you decide what to eat so you can give your body what it needs while dropping significant amounts of weight quickly. In fact, it’s common for patients on the hCG medical weight loss program to lose one to two pounds per day.

The difference maker with this weight loss program isn’t just the hCG injections, either. During your medically supervised weight loss program, you get Dr. Diego’s support every step of the way. She can help you adjust your lifestyle so you can enjoy the benefits of significant weight loss without feeling overly food deprived.

Is hCG safe?

Absolutely. The hCG is also a fertility treatment in both men and women. And because it’s a naturally derived hormone, the risks of side effects are minimal.

What will I be eating?

During the hCG medical weight loss program, you usually eat two meals per day. To give your body the nutrients it needs, it’s essential that those meals be well-rounded. Most meals include a protein source, vegetables, fruit, and bread. Dr. Diego helps you tailor a meal plan to your preferences, so you enjoy your meals during this weight loss program.

How long will I need to be on the hCG diet?

The length of time you spend on the hCG medical weight loss program depends on how much weight you need to lose and your dedication to maintaining the calorie limit and lifestyle changes, if needed, like exercising more. Dr. Diego discusses what you can expect from the hCG diet before you begin and monitors your progress every step of the way to make sure you reach your weight loss goals as quickly as possible.


If you’re ready to lose weight — and fast — call Loraine Diego, MD, or book your appointment online to discuss the hCG medical weight loss program.