Dr. Hicks’ Weight Loss Story

In medical school I learned that to lose 1 lb of fat I would need to burn 3500 calories—so imagine my distress at finding myself 40 lbs overweight after having 3 children. I tried every diet available over the past 18 years with only limited success.

Twelve months ago I discovered that what I learned in medical school was not really true – THERE IS A WAY TO GET AROUND THE 1 LB = 3500 CALORIE RULE!


The secret to losing weight is to induce a fat burning mode in which a good portion of the fat actually is excreted in the urine- yes that’s right- it actualy goes down the toilet without having to burn it! I know it sounds too good to be true, and I personally was very skeptical at first, but I lost 40 lbs in less than 3 months and went from a size 14 to a size 6! I have been able to maintain this weight loss relatively easily!


The HCG diet is a medically supervised diet. My staff and I have helped hundreds of clients lose weight and keep it off. HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It is a pregnancy hormone, but during pregnancy, the levels double every two days to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both the mother and the fetus. During the HCG diet, a very small amount of the hormone is used, and HCG works to mobilize fat for the utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat.

For weight loss, a very low calorie diet is put into place to trigger HCG and help rid the body of fat. Eating low calorie healthy foods in general is a good practice, but only doing that to lose weight will likely mean you lose muscle and bone before fat; by using HCG with a low calorie diet, extra fat is mobilized for energy and therefore, you benefit by getting rid of excess fat without affecting your bone and muscle. The HCG keeps your metabolism normal so once you resume a normal amount of calories the body won’t tend to store them as extra fat—this is an extremely important aspect of the diet!

Most people will lose from 15 to 25 pounds a month with some losing over 40 pounds in a month! The science behind the HCG Diet is sound and we have had many clients who have been able to reduce or eliminate blood pressure medications and diabetic medications. Many flex plans will cover this diet for health reasons.

The HCG Diet will not leave you feeling starved and really works…fast! Best of all the diet is safe for both women and men, effective, and the weight stays off! What are you “weighting” for? Change your life today! Visit with the health professionals at Avé Med Spa in Sioux City, Iowa for more information.