Your Weight Loss Journey Is A Part of Our Story
At Shape Designers Medical Weight Loss Clinic, weight loss is not only our business; it is a part of our journey. By 2008, our founder, owner, and manager, Mary Holt, RN, had tried almost every weight loss program and product available, with little to no results — until she tried Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). After losing half a pound a day, and 25 pounds in 56 days, she saw the real potential of the program and felt obligated to share it with others.
Benefits of Choosing Shape Designers Medical Weight Loss Clinic
Our program does not utilize points, gimmicks, or special diet plans. Instead, we focus on helping clients successfully lose weight and achieve long-lasting results with HCG injections and developing healthier eating habits through nutritional counseling. It is our goal to provide you with the tools and guidance you need to change the way you view food and update your lifestyle.
By offering one-on-one service for every client, we teach them the importance of eating healthy, small amounts often, and drinking lots of water. We provide many recipes for their weight loss journey. At each weigh-in, we discuss what they ate, portion sizes, total calorie intake, how often they are eating (to keep their metabolism burning), and how much water they are consuming daily. We remind them that losing weight is 30% exercise and 70% good nutrition.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is HCG and what is it used for?
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a natural protein-based human hormone available in the U.S. by prescription. HCG is produced by the body in abundance during pregnancy and is what shows up in concentrated levels in both blood serum and urine pregnancy testing. Approved usage of HCG includes: Parenteral fertility medication and treatment of hypogonadism. Other uses include: treatment of obesity by use of IM injection.
Is it safe?
HCG has been used for over 50 years for weight loss. HCG (as approved by the FDA) has been used for many decades as a fertility treatment — and in much higher doses than that used by the weight loss method prescribed by Dr. Simeons. This in itself suggests that HCG is safe.
Are there any permanent or after effects of HCG treatments?
No. HCG is a natural hormone and in the system for three days only (after the last treatment).
Will HCG work for men and are there any unpleasant side effects?
Men typically lose weight faster than women. HCG treatments may cause occasional mild constipation or diarrhea.
Do you guarantee success?
That is like asking if we can guarantee our own behavior. HCG is a tool, not a magic bullet. If we could know for certain that the program was being followed as we outline, we would be happy to offer a guarantee because you would then be a walking advertisement for our program.
What sets your program apart?
We offer FREE consults and do NOT employ high-pressure sales tactics. We want each patient to be mentally ready to lose weight, and if they are not, then NO program will work. In addition, all of our programs are medically supervised. We offer each patient low-wait times and one-on-one nutritional counseling.
Is your program the same program as outlined in Dr. Simeons’s and Kevin Trudeau’s books?
It used to be. But after many years of experience, we have made some changes. Treatment is basically the same with the exception that we have found it unnecessary to inject daily. Local clients are seen on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week and a double dose is administered each of these days, with B12 added on Wednesdays. Weight loss results have been just as rewarding for the individuals we have treated on the basis of three times per week as those who inject daily. For individuals who wish daily treatment, that is available on a self-inject basis with training and instruction provided. No pre-cleansing is required — that will happen through the process of the program itself. Modifications in the diet have been made to make the program adaptable to today’s lifestyles, and with the same results in weight loss as before. Daily calorie intake is not the same for each person but determined according to gender, height, weight, and activity level. All this being said — weight loss results remain remarkable.
Do you tell your clients not to exercise?
We ask clients to wait until they are close to their goal weight to begin any type of high-impact or muscle-mass-building exercise. Activities such as walking, swimming, or riding a bike are always good.
How does your program work?
Complete information would be too lengthy for this page. Free consultations take about 20 to 30 minutes and are available in person or by phone. Give us a call at 229-247-2585.
When I get my weight where I want it — will I be able to keep it there?
Immediately after a person loses a substantial amount of weight is the time when the individual is most apt to gain weight back. Our free maintenance program is designed not to keep you on a diet regimen, but to make you understand that you must be careful for the period of time it takes the body to accept weight loss and to establish this new weight as its standard.
Is your doctor a real medical doctor?
Yes, of course. Our physician is not only our medical director, but is also in private practice.
Will my insurance pay for this program?
The best way to know is to contact your insurance provider regarding their guidelines for weight loss provisions. In our experience, most insurance companies will only approve weight loss liability if the insured in question is 100 pounds overweight, and even then, they will want a written statement from your doctor stating that you need to lose weight from a specific medical problem. However, we cannot file claims for you. We will provide receipts and paperwork if you would like to file a claim on your own.
Will HCG show up on a random drug test?
A brief recap of our program:
Our program is physician-supervised, non-surgical, and safe with no side effects. We have a nurse and counselors on staff. There are no pills or protein shakes to buy. We want to help correct your eating habits by helping you learn to eat healthy, not drink your calories.