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Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program

Dr. Santos was one of the first doctors to introduce the hormone diet to our patients in the lower mainland. We have alot of experience with the diet and hormones. We monitor patients carefully to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Dr. Santos's weight loss program begins first with a very comprehensive blood test. It tests for thyroid problems, liver function, kidney function, electrolytes, anemia, etc.  The test will reveal any metabolic problems you may have. Those identified will be corrected with supplementation or medications. 

The Hormone diet involves daily injections of a specific hormone. While on the injections, you will be prescribed a 800 callorie diet. Most patients expect to lose 1/2 lb to 1lb per day. This is considered a rapid weight loss program.  We have treated hundred of patients with this diet plan. The diet is extremely successful and we put our patients on a maintanence program for 3 weeks afterwards to maintain the results. 

How much does the diet plan cost?

The cost of the plan will be $150 for starting up the plan and $50 per week for the following 3-8 weeks.Some patients can continue longer if they wish. This includes B vitamin  injections,  diet booklet, recipe book, blood tests and consult fee. 

The price of the hormone prescription is separate and costs about $140 at the pharmacy.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

Most patients lose about 1/2lb to 1lb per day. Most patients lost 20-40lbs per month. This depends on your age and current weight. We have had hundreds of patients that have completed the plan. The results have been great!

How long is the program?

This all depends on how much weight you need to lose. Typically, the hormone diet is 3-8 weeks long, however, some patients may need to do another cycle if more weight loss is desired. Afterwards, a maintence program is recommended to keep the weight off and continue weight loss.

Is it safe?

Yes, the diet has been around for 40 years and thousands of patients have done very well on the diet without any serious complications. The dose that is being injected is very small compared to levels found in a pregnant women. Also, you will only be on the injections for a short period of time.  You will be monitored on a weekly basis to ensure that you are not suffering from any side  effects. 

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