The Growing Need for Weight Management Services
Obesity has become a serious global epidemic with more than 1.5 million adults worldwide listed as overweight. It’s a condition that takes a physical and mental toll on the body. Overweight and obese people are more at risk for diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and severely obese people die an average of 10 years sooner than people of a healthy weight. The problem isn’t thinning either; in fact, it’s getting worse. The global percentage of obese people has nearly doubled since 1980.
Not surprisingly, with the growing number of overweight and obesity cases, there are a high number of people looking to get in shape or stay in shape. For this reason, many clinics are seeking to offer weight management services.
The market for weight loss care is huge—almost $58 billion—so doctors who get certified through a physician’s weight loss program are in a position to gain many new patients. Aside from learning how to properly plan diet and exercise programs for people of a wide range of fitness baselines, a typical program will instruct doctors in human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and methionine, inositol and choline (MIC) injection therapy, two highly successful weight-loss options.
What are hCG and MIC injections?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone found in both men and women, but is produced in large quantities in the female placenta. During pregnancy, hCG signals the hypothalamus to increase metabolism so that the mother and baby each get the nutrients and energy they need. In non-pregnant people, hCG increases metabolism to that of a pregnant woman, thereby burning thousands of unwanted calories. As the hormone is found in both men and women, it is safe for both sexes to use and will not cause pregnancy-mimicking side effects.
By undergoing hCG training, you can safely help patients lose up to one pound per day in conjunction with a low calorie diet and high water intake. The recommended dosage of hCG is between 125-200 IU per day, depending on how long the patient plans to remain on the diet, and how much weight they intend to lose. Certain vitamins and supplements can also be used in conjunction with hCG therapy.
MIC injections are designed to keep the body balanced during a patient’s weight -loss period. They are made up of five separate substances. The amino acid Methionine, vitamin Inositol, vitamin B12, and mineral Chromium aid in the synthesis, breakdown, and metabolism of fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates, while the fifth substance, Choline, contributes to cardiovascular health.
MIC injections provide a relatively easy weight-loss plan that does not call for a drastic lifestyle change. Though exercise is recommended with any weight-loss plan, it is not required in MIC injection therapy. Additionally, there is no specific diet that needs to be eaten in conjunction with injections. A patient can continue their normal eating habits and still expect to lose weight. The substances contained in the injection are naturally occurring in healthy foods we already eat, such as meat, poultry, eggs, nuts and lettuce.
It’s not always easy to establish and stay on a diet plan that works, especially with the number of “fad diets” out there that only display temporary results. Weight -loss training courses instruct you on the proper way to keep the body healthy and in shape. With the market for weight-loss care booming, don’t miss out on a chance to cash in.
Written by Amber, a freelance writer for an hCG and other aesthetics training provider.