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HCG Diet—What You Are and Are Not Allowed To Eat

July 30, 2014

The HCG Diet is an easy way to shed nearly a pound a day! How you ask? Let’s begin with giving you a little information on this simple weight loss program. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone during pregnancy that enables women to speed up their metabolism and process food quickly. By following the fat-free diet of 500 calories per day, while receiving your HCG injections, patients have experienced additional benefits such as:

 

  • Higher Energy Levels
  • Faster Metabolism
  • Decreased Hunger

Like any diet, it is important to monitor your eating habits and stick to the approved foods for this life changing program. That’s why we have provided you with a simple list of HCG Diet approved and non-approved foods, making losing weight easier than ever! You can officially throw those second guessing moments out the window and reference this handy list whenever hunger strikes.

Behind The Scenes of The HCG diet

If you are new to the wonders of the HCG Diet, here is a brief overview of just how the program became the hit it is today.

Since the 1950’s Dr. ATW Simeons began to experiment with various amounts of HCG and a variety of different foods. As a natural way to burn calories for women during pregnancy, Dr. Simeons started studying weight management issues and dieting using the HCG hormone. Men and women had the ability to lose unwanted fat faster than dieting and exercising once given the HCG hormone. Come 2008, the HCG Diet helped people lose weight successfully, only then to excel in Professional Health Care facilities by selling the HCG hormone by the bottle in 2010 and 2011.

 

Take a look at The History of the HCG Diet for more detailed information on the discovery and development of this great weight loss program.

 

The HCG Chart

Not only is DreamBody providing you with a list of approved foods, but also food you want to avoid. There are a lot of different factors when it comes to which foods are approved, and which are not, so we thought this was the easiest way to inform you. People who stick to the approved foods during the program commonly lose up to 15-35 pounds in just 20-40 days!  Take a look below and take your first bite into an approved food from the experts at DreamBody.

 

 

Following this guide is an easy way to make this program one that almost anyone can follow. No one should suffer from bland, tasteless low-calorie food. Pick any item from the approved food column and enjoy a great tasting meal.

For Maximum Results

Looks easy enough, doesn’t it? In addition to losing up to a pound a day, many patients also receive cold laser liposuction. While the HCG diet is used to get rid of unwanted fat, liposuction permanently eliminates the additional fat patients who lose an excess amount of weight are left with. Laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that permanently removes fat. The procedure has minimal downtime and is most popular for men and women in the abdomen and hips.

Cold laser liposuction is the perfect finishing touch to your journey of weight loss. Although it is commonly used after finishing the HCG Diet, there are other benefits of this in-office procedure. After a cold laser liposuction treatment, patients experience:

  • Drastic reduction in fat
  • Reduction in cellulite
  • No scarring
  • Minimal swelling or bruising
  • 1-2 days of downtime

Find out just how far the advancement of liposuction technology has come and discover the differences between traditional liposuction and cold laser liposuction from this DreamBody article.

Conclusion

The HCG injection and fat-free diet works to increase your metabolism and decrease your hunger by converting fat into calories. The HCG Diet is a safe way to lose up to a pound a day for both men and women. The diet also uses your midbrain to regulate basic mind functions such as thirst and hunger. By coming in for you scheduled HCG injections and eating a 500 calorie fat-free diet by following the chart above, patients have experienced a new normal weight and new self-confidence, all post treatment. Book your FREE consultation online and lose up to a pound a day with the HCG Diet at DreamBody!

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The History of the HCG Diet

June 19, 2014

HCG Friendly Vegetables

At DreamBody Medical Centers, we offer a service called the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin diet, also known as the HCG diet, modeled after the original diet method by Albert T.W. Simeons. The HCG hormone is only naturally in women, and is typically only found in the body during pregnancy. The effects of having this hormone in your system include:

  • A faster metabolism
  • Decreases hunger
  • Provides energy1

When taking part in the HCG diet, it is recommended that you avoid over-exerting yourself. Since you are on a low calorie diet it is dangerous to attempt to burn those few calories2.

The Father of the HCG Diet

The HCG diet was discovered by a well-known British endocrinologist, by the name of Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons. Simeons was born in London in 1900, and attended the University of Heidelberg, in Germany.  After graduation, Simeons continued his studies in endocrinology which he studied in both Germany and Switzerland. After he completed his studies in endocrinology, he became fascinated and concerned with the tropical diseases which seemed to be growing at a rapid pace. Simeons’ interest in the subject led to his enrollment in The School of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. Simeons wanted to get closer to the problem as a means to find a solution, thus he moved to India in 1931. During his time in India, he was determined to gain a deeper understanding of Malaria and Lepra.  Simeons’ determination led to him being awarded the Red Cross Order of Merit for adopting the practice of using injectable atebrin in the treatment of Malaria. Simeons ended up spending 18 years in India, studying an array of tropical diseases. In the late 40s, Simeons left India for Rome and began his studies involving weight management issues, and began conducting experiments on dieting and the HCG hormone. Simeons published a study on the HCG diet in 1954 titled, “Pounds and Inches.” The knowledge about HCG that Simeons provided helped an expansive group of people feel comfortable in their bodies. Simeons passed away while he was in Rome in 19703.

Pounds and Inches

The HCG diet gained initial notoriety in the 1950s after Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons published his study on the effects of HCG and obesity. In his 1954 book, “Pounds and Inches,” Dr. Albert T. W. Simeons outlines causes of obesity and explains his approach to the HCG diet. Shortly into his book, it is apparent that Simeons was aware that there are many causes of obesity, as opposed to other physicians in his time who believed an obese person simply ate too much. In his book, Simeons states that he sees obesity as a disorder in which those who have the disorder will gain weight regardless of the amount that they eat; the belief is reversed for those who do not suffer from the disorder.  Simeons sees other means of losing weight as a temporary fix for a permanent situation.

During his discovery of the HCG diet, Simeons first tested out his theory of HCG as being a diet aid by testing it on participants who suffered from Froelich’s syndrome. After the success with the patients of Froelich’s syndrome, Simeons realized that it could be used in other cases too. With both groups of participants, Simeons reports that while giving small daily doses of HCG, the participants said the two meals they would have daily, totaling at 500 calories, seemed more than they needed/wanted.

Throughout Simeons’ findings, he discovered that if the calorie intake is regularly increased by even 100 or 200 calories, it can have a big effect on the results. Comparably if the dosage of HCG units is increased to a level of 200 or more on a daily basis, the desired effect can be reversed.

In his book, he gives an outline to approved meal ideas. Dr. Simeons stressed that anything not included in this list was meant to be not included and should not be eaten4.

Sixty Years Later – What’s Changed

Although it’s been 60 years since his works first came out, the most current lists of HCG approved foods are the same as those published by Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons.  The same food groups remain and there only seem to be a few differences between various lists, which come in the form of additions to Simeons list.

*Aside from these additions, new lists have extended the original list to include what could be considered beef and fresh white fish.

In addition to a few new vegetables and a fruit option, updated lists often include portion sizes. Portion sizes were not clearly defined in the Albert T.W. Simeons book. The portion sizes make it easier for the dieter to add a variety to their diet plan. For instance, instead of having one kind of vegetable for dinner you could have smaller amounts of a few options. As long as the food is clearly listed as an approved food, and you keep the calorie count for the day at 5005.

Closing Thoughts

At the end of his published studies on HCG, “Pounds and Inches,” Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons leaves us with a closing thought.

“The problems of obesity are perhaps not so dramatic as the problems of cancer, but they often cause life long suffering. How many promising careers have been ruined by excessive fat; how many lives have been shortened. If some way -however cumbersome – can be found to cope effectively with this universal problem of modern civilized man, our world will be a happier place for countless fellow men and women4.”

Although it’s been 60 years since his works were published, when it comes to weight issues, it seems as though not much has changed. Obesity has kept many people from leading the lives they want to lead, whether it’s because they are uncomfortable, physically can’t, or have developed a disease and are unable to.

Sources

  1. http://dreambodycenters.com/services/hcg-diet/
  2. http://www.hcgdietdangers.com/top-3-dangerous-behaviors-during-hcg-diet/
  3. http://www.your-hcg.com/dr-simeons/dr-simeons-book-pounds-and-inches/
  4. http://www.hcgplan.net/Pounds%20&%20Inches.pdf
  5. http://hcgdietinfo.com/weightlossguide/2013/03/expanded-hcg-diet-foods-list/
  6. http://www.hcgdietdrops.com/hcg-diet-cheating-foods.html
  7. http://www.hcgdietplanhelp.com/list-of-foods-you-should-eat-while-on-the-hcg-diet/
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How to Lose Weight in Your Thighs

April 1, 2014

How-To-Lose-Weight-in-Thighs

The secret is out and it’s time to let us help you lose that unwanted fat in the most unwanted area, the thighs. Now is the time to introduce two services that are here to save your workout worries!

Cold Laser Liposuction and HCG diets will help shed weight fast in your most difficult areas. These amazing services can help you start the journey to a healthier and fit body that you have always wanted. So put that salad to the side and read about all the benefits Cold Laser Liposuction and HCG dieting has to offer.

Cold Laser Liposuction

Whether it’s your favorite pair of shorts, or the polka dotted bikini you can’t wait to show off this summer, your thighs can hold you back from walking with confidence. When it comes to working out, it always seems as if our thighs are the last areas to show improvement through countless days at the gym. Now, take the time to forget the myths and movie performances that have put the topic of liposuction into a doubtful category of your own. Cold Laser Liposuction is a great way to get instant results you have always wanted. Using the cold laser on the external part of your body prepares your fat for removal, making the entire process both quick and easy. The great news doesn’t stop there for this procedure for it requires no anesthesia at all. Thanks to DreamBody, we carry the latest technology when it comes to liposuction, making the experience of each client simpler than ever! If you aren’t looking for a dramatic change and want to begin a better overall lifestyle, our HCG Diet is the answer.

The Diet

The HCG diet is an innovative way to speed up your metabolism, burning the amount of calories you consume through eaten foods. As we each acquire our own metabolic rate, it always tends to slow down throughout years due to a variety of factors. That’s why DreamBody is here to pump your metabolism back into high gear. Losing weight in your thighs is not a problem area only female’s face. That’s right men; this is not a woman only zone. DreamBody treats men as well as woman, each having the same results of increased metabolism and losing up to a pound per day. This isn’t like any other diet, because the weight stays off! People have recorded a new normal weight thanks to this spectacular solution to weight loss. Not only will you notice inches coming off of your thighs, but say goodbye to unwanted body fat all over.

Can’t make your mind up about the two? No worries! Many patients today incorporate both services, using the HCG Diet as a way to lose weight fast and Cold Laser Liposuction to attack your thigh’s excess fat. No matter what, remember you are not the only person who struggles with weight in your thighs. Take the first step to leaner thighs and schedule a HCG Diet or Cold Liposuction consultation now.

HCG Diet, Lipotropic B-12

Who Should Receive B-12 Injections?

November 13, 2013

B12-Injections-for-All-Types

Who should and who can receive B-12 injections are two common questions we receive from current and possible patients. The answer is simple. Just about anyone can receive B-12 injections, and just about everyone SHOULD receive them as well.

B-12 injections are of the primary vitamin contributors into your body, working to maintain the functioning between the brain and the central nervous program. Vitamin B-12 promotes a healthy immune system as well as increasing energy levels. That being said, if you are someone who…

a. Could use a bit more energy
b. Wants to be healthy
c. Wants to maintain the functioning with your brain and the entire central nervous program

…then you should be receiving B-12 injections.

Parents, teachers, business men and women, musicians and actors, just to name a few, are some of the types of people that regularly take B-12 injections. The question should not be who should receive B-12 injections. Instead, it should be why should I receive B-12 injections, because once you hear the benefits that these vitamin injections can have on your body, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t been doing them forever.

Doctors and researchers all over the country believe that there are more benefits of the vitamin B-12 then have yet to be determined. Because of this, studies are continuing to take place in order to get to the truth of this unique and ever-so-popular vitamin.

Many believe that B-12 injections are directly related with weight-loss. We always recommend that patients on HCG also receive B-12 injections to increase their energy levels, as well and increase the vitamins they receive while on such a strict, low-calorie diet. To learn more about how weight-loss and B-12 injections work together, read our blog “Can You Lose Weight with B-12 Injections?

HCG Diet, Lipotropic B-12, Weight Loss

Can You Lose Weight with B-12 Injections?

September 10, 2013

Can-You-Lose-Weight-with-B12-Injections

One of the most common questions we get asked is if you can lose weight with B-12 injections. If you are looking for a simple answer, the answer is yes. Yes, you can lose weight with B-12 injections. However, if you are looking for something a bit more detailed and in-depth, you came to the right place.

About B-12 Injections

B-12 injections are exactly what their name suggests: injections of the vitamin B-12, along with other vitamins, into your body. While B-12 injections alone do not make you lose a large amount of weight, they are often used in conjunction with the HCG diet and/or other weight loss methods which often result in weight loss.

B-12 injections are known to correctly maintain the functioning of the brain and the entire nervous program. We offer three different types of B-12 injections at DreamBody, each one better than the last.

1. The first level of B-12 injections we offer is straight B12 Methylcobalamin. This injection helps to increase the patient’s energy and promote a healthy immune system.

2. The second level of B-12 injections we offer includes amino acids, which help to break down the patient’s fat.

3. The third level of B-12 injections we offer is called the Super B-12. It is a combination of Vitamin C, B-12 and all of the B vitamins. This injection helps promote a better immune system, decrease fat and increase energy.

Depending on the level of B-12 Injections you choose, the injection can actually work to break down your fat. We recommend that B-12 injections be received in conjunction with the HCG diet. Whether the name HCG is completely new to you or you are curious as to what you can expect while on the diet, take a look at our related blog post titled: “What to Expect While on HCG” to learn everything you need to know about the diet.

HCG Diet, Weight Loss

Kids Are Back to School: Treat Yourself to the Gift of Weight Loss

August 22, 2013

It is that time of year again, the start of the school year! Once the kids are back at school, why not treat yourself to a little TLC, starting with the gift of weight loss with the popular HCG diet? There is no better time to start than once the kids are out of the house and back in school for nearly seven hours a day.

The HCG diet is a great way to lose a rather large amount of weight in a short period of time. A lot of people are scared by the thought dieting, but with endless recipes floating through the Internet, you have nothing to fear! There are plenty of recipes to choose from and follow, allowing you to stick with your diet and not run out of recipes to make! Below are two of our past articles that feature HCG diet friendly recipes, both great to help jump-start your diet.

HCG Taco-less Shrimp Taco Recipe
HCG Friendly Citrus Basil Chicken Recipe

Going on a diet while the kids are at home all day long may not be ideal, but going on a diet once they are back in school is since you don’t have to worry about driving them all over town and constantly making them meals and snacks during the day!

Back to school time is one of the best times to start the HCG diet – not only will you have more time to focus on you, but you will also be able to lose the weight just in time for your family get-togethers. You know, the ones where your mother-in-law nit-picks your every move, your mother comments on your weight and your siblings brag about how great their kids are! While we can’t help you with most of those problems, we can help with one! The HCG diet will help you lose weight and let you enjoy a family get-together without the dreaded weight comments.

It is finally time to treat yourself to the gift of weight loss. Start the HCG diet and watch as your body is transformed. Get ready to lose up to 35 pounds during the first round of HCG and finally take the time to better you!

HCG Diet, Weight Loss

What to Expect While on HCG

July 25, 2013

What to Expect While on HCG

The unexpected can be one of the scariest parts about starting a new diet or making any new changes in your life for that matter. This is especially true for the
HCG diet
program. A lot of people are unsure of what the
diet program
entails, how they will feel while on it and what to expect overall. Because we have helped so many people start the HCG diet and lose weight, we can tell you what you can expect while on this life changing diet program!

To begin, let’s run through the basics of the program. HCG stands for Human Chorionis Gonadotropic. HCG is a hormone that is produced in women during pregnancy to convert the woman’s fat to calories for the baby, which speeds up the mother’s
metabolism
. Even though this hormone is usually found in women, this HCG diet is still also intended for men.

The DreamBody HCG
Diet Program
is always managed by a physician to ensure the patient’s health and safety. You will follow a fat-free diet of 500 calories a day while receiving the HCG injections – this will lead to a 15-35 lb weight loss over the course of 20-40 days. [Quick tip: Always have foods measured out by calories to ensure you stick to the plan.] Additionally, you can expect to feel a bit sluggish at the start of the diet plan which is why we highly suggest supplementing with B-12 injections to boost your energy!

This diet program is unique in the sense that it allows you to
lose the weight fast
. While 500 calories may not seem like a lot, working in conjunction with the HCG injections and
B-12 injections
, you can expect to have energy, lose weight, and feel great!

Adult Stem Cell Prolotherapy, Age Management, Botox, HCG Diet, Laser Liposuction, Pain Management, Weight Loss

Sick of Getting Old? “Anti”- Aging Treatments Can Help

July 1, 2013

Anti- Aging Treatments Can Combat Aging

Aging is unavoidable but making you look and feel younger isn’t! At DreamBody, we offer treatments ranging in service type that can help both men and women look and
feel younger
. Skin, weight, and pain are three of the most common physical and aesthetic problems that come along with aging. Whatever your
aging problem
is, chances are we have a treatment or service to help.

Wrinkles & Skin:

We offer treatments that can help with wrinkles and with your faces fullness. If you have wrinkles that you want gone, Botox is always a viable option. One of the perks of
Botox
is that you will start to notice smoother and
wrinkle-free skin
within a few days of the treatment.

Pain:

Joint and muscle pain
are two common results of aging. At DreamBody, we offer Prolotherapy treatments that can help to reduce and eliminate your pain by injecting
Prolotherapy
solutions into the area of discomfort. The injection causes a controlled inflammation in the area which then stimulates the body’s natural healing process. Anywhere from two to six Prolotherapy treatments can be required to eliminate your pain but patients tend to notice results in as little as two weeks after the first treatment takes place.

Weight:

Gaining weight is another common yet unfortunate result of aging. Cold laser liposuction and the HCG diet program are two ways in which you can shed the pounds.
>Cold laser liposuction
is a safe and advanced procedure in which the fat cells are permanently removed, all in the comfort of our medical center office and with very little recovery time. The
HCG
diet program allows patients to lose anywhere from 15-35 pounds in 20-40 days.

Another way to lose weight is through our advanced
hormone replacement therapy
.
HGH
and
Testosterone Therapy
help repair all the cells of the human body. It is truly the best age management drug, but should only be prescribed by an experienced, board certified age management medicine physician.

No matter what changes you and your body go through as you age, remember that there are many ways to combat those changes. The anti-aging treatments we offer can help to leave you looking and feeling younger!

HCG Diet, Healthy Recipes, Weight Loss

HCG Taco-less Shrimp Taco Recipe

June 28, 2013

For those of you who are currently on the HCG diet, or for those of you thinking about starting, listen up! This “Taco-less Shrimp Taco” recipe from SparkPeople.com will be your savior while on the diet. At 129.6 calories per serving, you’ll be begging for seconds, and luckily, you may be able to have them!

The HCG diet may seem intimidating at first, but with all of the great HCG friendly recipes out there, you will be able to keep within your allotted calories while also enjoying all of the flavors you are used to eating.

Ingredients

(1) Red Ripe Tomato, sliced
(4) Leaves of inner Romaine lettuce (depending on size)
3.5 oz Shrimp
1 tsp Tony Cacheres Cajun Seasoning

Preperation

Grill shrimp, seasoned with Tony’s seasoning, on George Forman Grill. Take shrimp off of grill. Place tomato slices on grill and sprinkle with Tony’s seasoning. Grill until heated through. While grilling tomato, dice up shrimp. Once tomato is done, spoon the slices onto plate.

Place shrimp and a spoonful of tomatoes into a Romaine lettuce leaf (folding like a taco). Enjoy.

Number of Servings: 1

Click here to view the original recipe http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1137458

HCG Diet, Lipotropic B-12, Weight Loss

Are B-12 Injections Used for Weight Loss?

June 11, 2013

Are B-12 Injections Used for Weight Loss

The simple answer to the question “are B-12 injections used for weight loss?” is yes. While they do not physically lead to weight loss, B-12 injections are used for weight loss and are often used in conjunction with a weight loss plan. More often than not, as we diet, our bodies do not get the appropriate amount of vitamins and nutrients. We need those nutrients and vitamins in our bodies to be and feel healthy. This is especially true for patients on the HCG diet plan. Because of this, the doctors at DreamBody Medical Centers highly recommend receiving B-12 injections while on HCG, or any diet plan for that matter.

While on diets such as HCG in which patients can lose up to 35 pounds in just six weeks, our bodies tend to lack the appropriate (and necessary) amount of vitamins and nutrients. This is exactly where B-12 injections come into play.

The B-12 vitamin injections offered at DreamBody Medical Centers tend to work hand-in-hand with your diet and therefore with your weight loss. The doctors at DreamBody help to consult and administer the HCG diet and the modified HCG meal plan to their patients. While on this diet, the doctors recommend B-12 injections for many reasons.

They come with many benefits including increased energy levels, a stronger immune system and an overall improvement to one’s health. Lack of energy is a common complaint by those following serious diet plans. Nobody wants to feel MORE tired while dieting; they want and expect to experience the exact opposite. With the help of B-12 injections, energy levels can be increased so that you no longer feel sluggish or tired while on your diet.

For those of you interested in both B-12 injections and the HCG diet, the modified HCG meal plan is ideal. The doctors at DreamBody have modified the existing HCG diet plan in order to accommodate a higher caloric intake, as well as achieve a 10 to 15 pound weight loss.

B-12 injections do not physically lead to actual weight loss, however they are used to assist in weight loss plans and programs. The doctors at DreamBody Medical Centers highly recommend receiving B-12 injections while following any sort of diet plan, including HCG!

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.