The following items will be provided to you during your HCG Phoenix diet program:
· HCG Diet manual - electronic manual that contains all guidelines and instructions for the diet.
· 4-6 week maintenance diet - detailed weekly instructions to keep the weight off.
· Spreadsheet - keep track of and plan your daily meals. It is emailed as an electronic copy.
· Recipe books - Include over 400 recipes. It is emailed as an electronic copy.
· Follow ups - Scheduled weekly with Dr. Bird & include vitamin/fat burner B12/MIC shots.
· Direct email correspondence with Dr. Bird throughout the entire dieting process.
· All HCG supplies (hormone, needles, etc.)
23 day program (for those wanting to lose 10-15lbs)
30 day program (for those wanting to lose 15-20lbs)
40 day program (for those wanting to lose 25+lbs)
***Group discounts are given, call for details***
*** We accept FSA and HSA cards ***
Besides purchasing a food scale there shouldn’t be any extra out of pocket expenses aside from the cost of the program.
Why choose to do this HCG Phoenix diet with a doctor?
Your first visit will include a thorough health history along with discussion about any of your medical issues. Starting this type of diet may affect some medical conditions and you may need to be under doctor supervision in case of any unanticipated side effects. If you are a women in menopause or someone with diabetes type I or II, hypertension/high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc you may be taking medications. A change in diet and calories may change the effect of your medication and in some case the dose may need to be adjusted or lowered. In these types of situations we work with your other doctors to make sure there are no complications. Patients with conditions such as diabetes type I or II, hypertension/high blood pressure, high cholesterol, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or hypothyroidism may find it difficult to lose weight. We understand these medical conditions and will help you make any adjustments so you can lose the weight while on the HCG Phoenix diet. If you have recent lab work bring it with you.
Weekly follow-ups are very important. We don't do weekly weigh-in's when you come in, your weight loss is measured on your scale at home. Follow-ups help patients to be accountable, more successful and also an opportunity to ensure proper weekly progress. Dr. Bird has seen thousands of HCG patients over the years and has the expertise to address your weight loss concerns and get you the best results possible.
What can you expect?
We will go over the details of the diet and instruct you on how to self-administer the HCG injections or the sublingual liquid. The sublingual HCG is the same as the brand name Releana and is mixed with alcohol free liquid vitamin B12. We will set personal and nutritional goals with you in order to get you off on the right track.
At the conclusion of the HCG treatment, patients who follow the plan usually average a 0.5 - 1.0lb loss per day. HCG makes it easier for you to cut back calories because it can act as an appetite suppressant. During the first few days of the program, you may experience mild hunger because you are drastically reducing your food consumption. However, by the second week, most people find small servings of food to be quite satisfying. This is because the HCG can help your body release calories from your stored fat and these calories are now circulating throughout your body. It is also because your hypothalamus is making adjustments to your metabolic rate, which helps you feel full faster.
Since each person has a different weight loss goal; the length of the program will be customized to your particular needs. Keep in mind that if you have a large amount of weight you want to lose, be aware that a second or third course of treatment may be needed.
How to choose the right HCG Phoenix diet program?
1. Check your local better business bureau to see if the place you want to go to for treatment has good reviews and no complaints. Always look for an A rating!
2. Homeopathic HCG drops are not real and do not contain medical grade HCG. Test them yourself with a pregnancy test, it will be negative for HCG. Don't buy them and don't subject your body to unhealthy weight loss. Dr. Bird is trained in Homeopathy and does not recommend it.
3. Make sure the HCG comes in small dose vials, either 2500 or 5000iu. This ensures potency and stabilty. HCG Vials of 10,000iu's or more aren't stable or as active after 3 weeks.
4. Make sure the HCG is made in the USA, our HCG comes from Concern Care, a certified U.S. compounding pharmacy. Buying online or from a foreign country jeopardizes HCG potency and your safety. Many online pharmacies buy their HCG from other countries and resell it here in the U.S. The better business bureau has received thousands of complaints from these types of businesses.
5. Make sure you are seeing a doctor during each follow up visit, they are the experts, don't settle for less!
6. Are you given ideas for how to eat the 500 calories? Is the clinic following the Simeons protocol? Any meal plans, recipes, or calorie guides provided? What is the plan after the program? How are you going to keep the weight off? Are you provided with any materials/guidelines for this?
7. Paying a lot or a little for your program doesn't ensure it's quality, service or support. Make sure you get the support you need, this is key!
Here at transformyou we are the leaders in HCG weight loss. Our HCG is made in the U.S.A. by a certified compounding pharmacy. Your phone calls and emails will be returned the same or next day. Our promise is to ensure the best service and most comprehensive support in the state. Read our testimonials and come see for yourself!
History and Benefits of HCG
The use of HCG has become a major breakthrough in losing weight and stubborn body fat. It is a physician-supervised program that is completely safe and has been developed to help people not only lose weight, but keep it off.
HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone. In pregnant women it is produced in the early stages of pregnancy to control a woman’s metabolic function. Research is now suggesting that it similarly increases the metabolism and promotes lipolytic, or fat burning activity for non-pregnant women and men.
The use of HCG as a diet aid was first discussed in a report Dr. A.T.W. Simeons published in 1954. His report found that patients using HCG could reduce their caloric intake without experiencing irritability, hunger pains, headaches, or weakness. He also found that an HCG injection did more than just help his patients lose weight; it helped reshape his patients’ bodies - naturally. This happened even if they did not engage in exercise while on the diet. Dr. Simeons concluded that this was because patients lost the most weight from fat tissue accumulations. His patients weren’t just losing weight, but fat - and a particular kind of fat! If you’ve tried dieting, perhaps diet after diet, and found that the weight comes back, it’s because diets can’t rid us of the one kind of fat that most needs to be eliminated.
Most people generally think of fat as just that “fat,” but there are three distinct kinds of fat; two of which we need, and one we don’t. First there is structural fat, which cushions our organs. Second, there is subcutaneous fat that gives us a reserve of energy, fueling the body between meals. Both of these are healthy and essential for normal bodily functions. But the third kind of fat, the kind that ruins our appearance, is totally unhealthy. This unhealthy, unwanted fat is also almost impossible to lose because it is only burned only in times of starvation and pregnancy. Adding HCG makes the body burn this stored fat for energy, HCG does not deplete the two ‘healthy’ fats – the subcutaneous and structural fat.
Most HCG weight-loss participants notice a loss in girth (inches) and weight. However, when properly supervised, they also can achieve an overall improved body shape during and after treatment. Patients who struggle with fat in the stomach, buttocks and hips are able to notice a reshaping of their body’s contours in these areas. HCG appears to reset the hypothalamus gland, along with areas of the brain that regulate a variety of hormones, blood sugar metabolism, blood pressure, and other key body functions.
HCG can help metabolize the stored body fat and releases about 1500 - 2000 calories into the bloodstream. A low calorie per day diet can be followed without experiencing the normal fatigue, weakness or hunger one would normally find from limiting one’s calories.
What are the benefits?
Dr. Simeon’s book, Pounds and Inches, written for physicians, states that HCG can cause a change in the body’s metabolism. He also states that it can help the body mobilize fat out of the predominate fat storage locations. Weight loss is achieved because the body is shedding adipose fat tissue, not muscle and the body does not become depleted of crucial vitamins and minerals. If the diet is followed exactly the weight will stay off as well! This diet:
➢ Can assist patients in shedding excess weight.
➢ Can help reduce cholesterol and high blood sugar levels.
➢ Can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
➢ Can help in the disappearance of food cravings.
➢ Can help increases energy levels.
➢ Can improve blood pressure.
➢ Can help improves skin elasticity
➢ Is safe and healthy.
How does it work?
The HCG Diet is a physician supervised plan and you will be able to reach your weight loss goals in a shorter time frame than conventional “dieting.” First the HCG diet consists of daily injections, or sublingual drops, of HCG. The injection is similar to the daily injection of insulin a diabetic receives. Only a small amount of HCG is injected using a super-fine needle and syringe. It is relatively painless and easy to administer. This is the most effective means of delivering the HCG into your body. If you absolutely cannot tolerate the thought of giving yourself an injection there is the option of using sub-lingual drops. The oral drops are placed under the tongue.
In addition to the daily regimen of HCG, a 500 calorie a day diet is followed. The diet consists of two servings a day each of lean meat, fruits and vegetables. There are limitations on the types of meat, fruits and vegetables eaten. Obviously, anyone would be able to lose weight with a 500-calorie diet even if they weren’t getting HCG hormone treatments. However, if you were to cut back to this many calories without the help of HCG, you would be very hungry and lose important muscle tissue as well as fat. This would be a starvation diet; unhealthy and would not leave you with the desired result of a toned body and inches lost in key areas.
Remember, by adding HCG, your body will only use stored fat to function and not breakdown important muscle tissue. There are no age limits, it can be done by both men and women, and overall tolerance to the treatment is excellent as it is safe. Most patients find weight loss comfortable provided that the prescribed diet is followed meticulously. Even minor deviations may cause unwanted setbacks and a decrease in the amount of weight lost.
What happens to the body after years of dieting?
Generally, when you go on a diet, and increase your activity level, you will lose weight – at first. However, many people who have done that and lost weight, eventually return to their old sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits and they not only regained the weight lost, they tend to gain more. This cycle of going on and off diets over time, or ‘yo-yo dieting’, results in the body going into chaos. The result is a slowed metabolism and hormonal fluctuations. The body panics when yet another cycle of deprivation occurs and so now it holds onto every calorie. Over time, this means that when a new diet is started it takes longer to achieve any results. Sadly, many people get discouraged and give up and the cycle begins again.
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HCG does not cure or eradicate obesity and unfortunately, the FDA still has not approved HCG for use as a weight loss aid. As with all alternative forms of treatment, the FDA has not been able to find enough substantial evidence through its research to indicate that HCG is effective as a weight loss aid. On the other hand, thousands of people have used HCG and have successfully lost large amounts of weight in a short amount of time.