Weight LossIPM is bringing you a new, proven, all-natural weight loss program designed to knock your jeans down in size. The program consists of a medically supervised treatment regimen that is customized to unique body styles. Treatment can include acupuncture, fat burning supplements, nutritional education, as well as weekly checkups, body stats and weigh-ins.In addition to weight loss, IPM has started offering a unique, natural line of skin care products designed to work with revitalizing skin from the inside out. We have different packages available depending on what our client is looking for. Please contact the front desk at 815-397-8500 to find out how to start your revitalization plan today!HCG Diet Weight LossDoes the weight loss slow down after the first month?Weight loss is different for every person; many times what we see is a large amount of weight loss in the first month, then a plateau or leveling off. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion.Why am I not supposed to exercise?Because of the amount of fat being deposited into your bloodstream while using HCG, excessive exercise can actually be counterproductive during the program. The body can only process so much fat in a day and excessive exercise can cause too much fat to be released, which can cause the patient to lose no weight. Walking about 20 minutes a day should be acceptable, but each person must monitor their own efforts and determine if it is detrimental or helpful.What are homeopathics?Homeopathic remedies are created based on the idea that "Like treats Like." For hundreds of years, people have been treated using this philosophy. Homeopathic physicians learned that if you find a substance that causes a specific symptom in an individual, when you reduce it down to minute particles in water, it can cure those symptoms. The final result of this dilution leaves only a "pattern" of the original substance, but because this body knows how to react to the substance, it also recognized the pattern of it. This works very well in instances where the substance itself causes side effects, because the homeopathic version will not cause side effects.What if I stop losing weight?Often while using HCG drops you will reach a plateau where the weight loss seems to stop for a few days. This is normal and will usually work itself out in a day or two, but if you are concerned you may choose to do a urine test. Check with your doctor regarding this test, and the results. Urine pH levels can affect weight loss and this should be monitored by your health care provider.