hCG Weight Loss

Does your weight keep you from looking and feeling your best? Maybe you've desperately tried diet after diet, only to lose a few pounds and then get stuck. Or maybe you lose the weight, but then the pounds creep back on afterwards. You're not alone. 66% of the U.S. population is overweight or obese, and only 5% of those who lose weight are able to actually keep it off long term. Those statistics make you wonder why you should bother, but you CAN beat those odds with our comprehensive Clean Start Weight Loss Program, offered at our downtown Hopkins, MN medical weight loss center. Over 68,000 to date have used this program to lose weight and reset their natural set point to a lower, healthier weight, overcoming their weight issues for good. We are the only MN weight loss clinic that is certified in the Clean Start Weight Loss protocol.

Clean Start Weight Loss uses pharmaceutical grade hCG, MIC and B-complex injections along with a very controlled diet using regular foods to push your body to lose weight rapidly in a 23 or 40 day period, depending on how much weight you need to lose. After you finish the active weight loss period, you will begin maintenance, again in a very controlled environment to make sure your body adjusts to your lower weight and uses that as your new set point. At the end of the 6 week maintenance period, you can either do more medically supervised hCG weight loss, or if you are at your goal weight, we will do indirect calorimetry testing to accurately determine how many calories your body needs to stay stable. We will work with you to learn how to use that number to guide what you eat to keep your new body in its healthy state.

The hCG diet isn't a gimmick, and although it has potential to help you lose weight rapidly, you do need to work at it in order to be successful. This isn't a wishful thinking and make the weight disappear kind of magical plan. Having said that, if you are willing to work hard at this, you can make it happen.

The program includes:

  • Initial medical evaluation to make sure you qualify for the program
  • 44 Page Detailed Patient Guidebook
  • Food Journal
  • Recipe book with over 50 recipes
  • Shopping Guide and Program Tips Sheets
  • Orientation to the program
  • Weekly follow up visits and unlimited contact with our friendly staff
  • Professional grade body composition testing with our InBody Composition Scale before and after you finish weight loss
  • Pharmaceutical grade hCG during the active 23 or 40 day weight loss phases
  • B complex injections to improve your energy and increase metabolism
  • MIC "fat burning" injections to improve your liver's ability to process broken down fat, allowing you to lose fat more quickly.
  • Continued follow up during the 6 weeks of maintenance after active weight loss
  • Indirect Calorimetry testing with our MedGem to determine caloric needs at the end of your program.

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Sandy Wiita, MD

Sandy Wiita, MD

50 pounds lost and still counting!

A personal note from Dr. Wiita:

My team and I want to help you every step of the way as you begin to look at why you are overweight and begin making changes to lose weight and keep it off for good. We give you clarity in what needs to be done and support you each step of the way.

My weight has been a lifelong battle like it has for many people. I love how great it feels to lose weight and fit into cute clothes again, and I want to share that with you. I have been using the program myself so I can make sure the program really works and so I can understand the program inside and out to make it an AWESOME experience for you.

I'm excited, too, to offer more than just weight loss. If you only need weight loss, we can help you do that. Beyond that, we also offer packages that include skin tightening, body sculpting, and/or treatment of stretch marks and cellulite along with the weight loss. I personally want to have a beautiful body when I get done losing weight, and I want the same for you. Once you lose the weight, I want you to successfully keep it off, so I've been working on some great strategies for weight maintenance, too.

What are your dreams for revamping your body? I urge you to take the first step today by coming in for a consult to 1) see if you are a good candidate for our program, and 2) to explore your dreams and help you figure out how to accomplish them. Once you come in for the consult, we can get you started within a day or two!

Am I Overweight?

How to Calculate BMI:

  1. Multiply your weight (in pounds) x 703
  2. Multiply your height (in inches) x itself
  3. Divide as follows:

BMI= (wt x 703)/ (ht x ht)

BMI Interpretation:

Below 18.5 is underweight
18.5 - 24.9 is normal weight
25.0 - 29.9 is overweight
30.0 + is considered obese

Note: This is a rough estimate of normal body weight for most people. It may not be accurate in kids or in athletes who are very muscular.

Waist Circumference Interpretation:


  • <35 inches: Acceptable
  • 35 inches or more: Abdominal obesity

  • <40 inches: Acceptable
  • 40 inches or more: Abdominal obesity

How to Interpret Body Fat Percentage:

Ages 20-40

  • <21%: Underfat
  • 21-33%: Healthy
  • 33.1-39%: Overweight
  • >39%: Obese

  • <8%: Underfat
  • 8-19%: Healthy
  • 19.1-25%: Overweight
  • >25%: Obese

Ages 41-60
  • <23%: Underfat
  • 23-35%: Healthy
  • 35.1-40%: Overweight
  • >40%: Obese

  • <11%: Underfat
  • 11-22%: Healthy
  • 22.1-27%: Overweight
  • >27%: Obese

Ages 61-79
  • <24%: Underfat
  • 24-36%: Healthy
  • 36.1-42%: Overweight
  • >42%: Obese

  • <13%: Underfat
  • 13-25%: Healthy
  • 25.1-30%: Overweight
  • >30%: Obese