HGC Weight Loss Program

Recommended by: Texas Institute of Functional Medicines HCG Weight Loss Program

Our program teaches the patient the nutrition fundamentals and lifestyle changes that are required to successfully keep the weight off.

Weight accumulation is a significant medical condition and cannot be treated by an inexperienced “Diet Counselor” in some corner diet center with a “one size fits all” kind of program. The HCG Weight Loss Program has helped hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goals.

Since no special food purchases are required, this is also one of the most cost effective and safest ways to lose weight and keep it off.

Unlike many other “fad” diet programs that are advertised, our HCG Weight Loss Program does not require the patient to purchase expensive, pre-packaged meals. Instead, we will give you specific menus, recipes and foods that can be purchased at any grocery store. As with most plans, the foundation of our HCG Weight Loss Program is a low-calorie specific regimen. Our plan teaches you the best food choices to ensure your body gets everything it needs. Despite the reduction in calories, you will have energy beyond belief!

We provide all the necessary assistance to ensure your weight loss journey is successful – starting

DAY ONE.

When you join our HCG Weight Loss Program, you will receive a total and complete solution to ensure your success. In addition to our best-in-class practices and advice, you will also receive the following prescription medications .

A daily dose of easy-to-use HCG Cream to help facilitate the fat loss process.

An appetite suppressant to effectively combat the hunger pangs that typically come with the start of any weight loss program.

Lipotonics Plus – an innovative combination of fat burning amino acids.

Weekly weigh-ins, progress monitoring, coaching/counseling, etc. that keep you focused and progressing to your goal.

Overview

The HCG Weight Loss Program is a Pharmacy-supervised program that has three distinct components:

1. A low calorie diet, which is mildly ketogenic and glycemic-index controlled

2.Specially formulated prescription medications to help ensure your success:

HCG Cream – this transdermal (absorbs directly through the skin) cream helps to facilitate and expedite the fat-loss process.

Caralluma Plus or Caralluma Fimbriata – an appetite suppressant to help combat and control hunger pangs and cravings.

Lipotonics Plus – a blend of B-Vitamins and amino acids to help burn fat.

3. A Pharmacist and self-managed monitoring program of coaching and counseling that keeps the patient involved, focused and motivated.

The HCG Weight Loss Program addresses several of the common weight loss problems by supporting the metabolism hormonally during the program.

Three common reasons why diets fail:

1. Constant hunger

2. Fatigue and lack of energy

3. Metabolism plummets, and the patient quickly regains the weight

HCG Weight Loss Program effectively addresses these concerns by:

1. Curbing appetite naturally

2. Increasing metabolism and energy

3. Improving the patient’s sense of well-being

4. Affecting the brain to secrete endorphins and serotonin – the ‘feel good’ hormones

5. Releasing fat from peripheral fat cells

You can expect significant – and fast – results from our HCG Weight Loss Program:

1. Rapid weight loss through the pharmacist monitored program

2. Lose significant body fat and not lean muscle mass

3. Maintenance program to help keep the weight off

Our HCG Weight Loss Program is a low-calorie eating plan Which includes specific food choices?

Complaints of hunger, fatigue or depression common to many diets are eliminated or drastically reduced.

Our HCG Diet does not consist of pre-packaged or processed food.

Guidelines

The duration of our program is 30 days, Expected average weight loss for women during the plan is 15-20 pounds; men can expect to lose an average of 20-25 pounds for the same 30 day period. A six week transitional phase should follow this 30-day program – no HCG Cream should be used during this period. Patients are encouraged to continue the good eating habits and lifestyle changes they have made during the 30 day plan.

Major Components of the program include:

Initial consultation and subsequent weekly visits in weeks two, three and four. EKG’s (not required if EKG has been performed within the last year).

Complete Blood Count, Electrolyte Panel, Lipid Panel (not required if current patient). HCG Cream which is administered transdermally.

Caralluma Plus or Caralluma Fimbriata appetite suppressant.

Lipotonics fat burning amino acid .Weekly weight-ins, progress monitoring,counseling/coaching.

Check your schedule. Try to plan the diet to avoid vacations or other family events which strain your ability to follow the program.

We hope to have the privilege of helping you safely, naturally and effectively lose weight and gain optimal health.

The Eating Plan: Food Choices and Recommendations

As with most weight loss plans, the foundation of our HCG Weight Loss Program is a low-calorie regimen.

Breakfast

If possible, limit your first meal of the day to coffee or tea (black preferred). A protein shake (whey protein powder) made with eight ounces of water and a quality, no-carbohydrate protein powder may be consumed for breakfast, but this makes the process less effective.

Fruit Selections

Fruit choices: Green apple, blueberries or grapefruit.

Other Recommendations

Alcohol is not recommended, however, if consumption is desired, a maximum of 2-5 oz. glasses of dry red wine, or 1-2 oz. drinks of hard liquor three times per week.

Focus on drinking 3 liters (100 oz.) of fluids per day. The majority of fluid intake should be water but you may have tea, coffee, diet soda or sparkling water. Diet soda should be limited to one 12 oz. soda per day, or eliminated altogether.

One 8 ounces of skim milk may be used in a protein shake or as you choose.

You may use the juice of one lemon per day however you choose.

You may season foods with salt, pepper, herbs or spices.

When sweetening foods or drinks, artificial sweeteners are recommended.

One tablespoon of virgin olive oil is allowed per day. For best results fats, butters, oils or aerosol oils are not recommended.

Two tablespoons of fat-free salad dressing per day may be used on vegetables or may be used to marinate meats. Be careful because some fat-free dressings are higher in carbohydrates (sugars). Vinegars: Balsamic or Rice vinegar may be used as desired.

A small amount of extra virgin olive oil may be used with vinegar or Dijon mustard to make a salad dressing.

There are no substitutions for the foods listed – even if the substitute food has the same caloric value – as it may stop the weight loss process.

Meals listed may be eaten in any order.

Anything not consumed may not be carried over to the following day.

There is no objection to breaking up the meals any way you choose. Five to six small meals per day are recommended. Choose something from your list every few hours during the day.

Discuss all changes or additions of vitamins, food supplements or medications with your health care provider.

If you do not already take a multivitamin, begin taking one. Also, begin taking 500 – 1000 mg of calcium/vitamin D per day.

Maintenance Phase

After completing the 30 day HCG Weight Loss Program, you will transition to the Maintenance Phase, which will be a lifetime program. You’re eating plan will focus on foods with a low glycemic index.

To maintain goal weight:

Eat four to six small meals per day.

Drink two to three liters of water per day.

Choose foods with a glycemic index of 55 or less; include fruits such as blueberries, green apples, cherries; vegetables should include broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, onions, peppers, sweet potatoes and any type of lettuce (list follows).

Avoid anything white or processed. Remember portion size (palm of hand size). Increase protein serving to 8 oz.

Each meal to include Protein/Carbohydrates/Fat.

Snack to include only two of the three food groups mentioned above (preferably a combination of protein and fat, or protein and carbohydrates).

You may now select all meats and fish.

You may use salad dressing up to one tablespoon per day.

One meal may be in the form of a meal replacement shake to help maintain goal weight. Perform mild aerobic activity for 10-30 minutes (walking, tread mill, cross trainer biking, etc.)

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: One low-carb meal replacement shakes

Snack: One medium apple and twenty raw almonds

Lunch: Caesar salad with fish or chicken – 1 tablespoon dressing

Snack: One medium green apple & 20 raw almonds –or- 1 teaspoon of almond/cashew butter

Dinner: Fish or chicken, salad and green vegetable

Snack: Nuts, hardboiled egg, etc.

Examples of Low Glycemic Index Food (less than 55)

Plain Yogurt 14

Artichoke 15

Asparagus 15

Broccoli 15

Cauliflower 15

Celery 15

Cucumber 15

Eggplant 15

Green Beans 15

Lettuce, all varieties 15

Peppers, all varieties 15

Snow peas 15

Spinach 15

Young summer 15

squash

Zucchini 15

Peas, dried 22

Pearl barley 25

Grapefruit 25

Chickpeas 33

Green Apples 38

Tomato soup, tinned 38

Chickpeas, tinned 42

Brown rice, instant

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