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Doctor Brings New Diet Plan to Fairfield County

The holidays are looming, and people are coming to Ultimate Solutions Medical Spa in Darien to make sure they look their best. Under the direction of board-certified internist Dr. Jennifer Jose, they receive a weight-loss treatment with a very high success rate.

"I've always integrated nutrition into my practice," says Jose, who opened Ultimate Solutions in 2004. To increase her knowledge, she even went back to school to get her master's in nutrition in 2003. Now, she's using that knowledge to help people lose weight via the latest development, the HCG diet.

HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, a naturally-occurring hormone that works with the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus to regulate the body's metabolism. The result is a two-prong approach to weight loss. The satiety center of the brain is affected, making you feel full without eating large amounts of food. At the same time, your metabolism is increased, which burns off excess fat. "It consumes fat cells like Pac-Man," the doctor says.

The results can be amazing, with women losing one-half to one pound a day, and men doubling that. "It has almost a 100 percent success rate," says Jose. "The only reason it doesn't is that people cheat on their diet," which is based on extremely low caloric intake over a 26- or 43-day program.

Ultimate Solutions is the only facility in Connecticut to offer the HCG diet. The spa also provides a full range of non-surgical services, including Smart Lipo, which uses a laser to literally melt away fat deposits. "It's the No. 1 requested procedure in the industry over the last four years," says Jose. "You can walk out and be at work in two days."

So although the bathing suits may be getting packed away soon, a visit to Ultimate Solutions may be in order for those who want to look good 12 months of the year.

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