About 4 years ago, I struggled with trying to lose 20 lbs. I ate healthy and I don't have a taste for sweets or junk food. I do like good wine now
At the time, I managed a group of primary care physicians. My job was a sedentary, this is why the weight creep on, including "drug rep" lunches
daily from pharmaceutical companies. None of the doctors I worked with could help me with my weight loss. Two of the doctors over a few years even
tried to prescribe phentermine, a dangerous appetite suppressant drug (I wasn't hungry, just overweight).
Doctors in general only receive the equivalent of 10 hours of training in weight loss and nutrition. Many people simply don’t understand that
doctors do not have the medical training to treat obesity. Bariatric surgeons are skilled at surgery. What about the majority of people who do not
want to resort to a Lapband or bariatric surgery? The answer is those individuals need to seek out a doctor whose core business is weight loss and not
surgery or actually Western trained, unless they have specialized weight loss training.
A friend of mine shared an experience she had with a naturopath physician. She was only 2 weeks away from having her colon removed and living with a
bag that would hold her fecal matter. She went to a highly regarded naturopath and found she had severe Celtic disease as she was severely allergic to
gluten found in breads and other foods. This naturopath doctor basically saved her life, her dignity and quite honestly, her marriage. I was
absolutely intrigued and the researcher side of me was engaged to learn as much as I could about this specialty of medicine that I knew nothing
I scheduled an appointment with the same naturopath doctor responsible for saving my friends life. After completing my "new patient paperwork", the
doctor started his comprehensive visit by asking very detailed questions about my diet, exercise routine, lifestyle, etc. He found I had actually
shrunk my thyroid by eliminating all "good salt" from my diet. He told me that table salt is actually poisonous and to only use dead sea salt, or
crystal salt. www.vitacost.com...
(a link to an example of the type of salt he talked
Food grown commercially lacks nutrients
He said that the ground our food is grown in lacks the vitamins and supplements we would have found 100 years ago. Food commercially grown is at
times, 100x less nutritious than organic or local farm grown food. This includes animal and fish that are grown for commercial purposes. So the food I
was eating was/is "stunt food" as I like to call it. It's only to fill your stomach up with little to zero nutritious value.
Consuming artificial sweeteners causes weight gain
I also found out that by drinking diet Coke, I was further adding to my lack of weight loss as anything artificial must be processed by the liver
first and when the liver is busy processing artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, etc. it cannot burn fat. I eliminated everything that contained
artificial sweeteners and began using organic, raw sugar.
Margarine is not food
I also found out that margarine is not identified by your body as it's considered foreign. He recommended I use real butter. After researching more,
I was astonished to find out that this was true and recommended for weight loss to use real butter vs. fake butter.
The naturopath doctor created a diet specific for me, based on my age, gender and health issues. He also prescribed hCG Human chorionic gonadotropin
(injections), and said that the hCG attaches to the dopamine centers of the brain and causes a disconnect between the brain and stomach. He said I
wouldn't feel hungry or jittery that HCG is a subtle hormone which would make dieting a breeze for me.
I had nothing to lose, but the 20 lbs, so I tried it. I lost 24 pounds in 3 weeks. I went from a size 9 to size 2.
I ate no less than 800 calories per day. I walked 1 mile per day a few times per week. Basically, I removed all sugar and carbs (besides vegetable
carbs). I could not eat all the food he wanted me to eat each day as I simply wasn't hungry. He stressed that I must eat no less than 800 calories
per day as if I went lower than this, it would be considered a starvation diet and I could experience hair loss from being malnourished.
HCG is the pregnancy hormone that unlocks the fat cells and releases into the body for elimination. This is how a fetus doesn't starve when the
mother has morning sickness. I was able to lose weight in areas I could never lose before.
Diet for Cardiovascular Patients: The body makes triglycerides from sugar, not fat and that preventing insulin from spiking will dramatically slow
down this conversion. Using the hCG diet for weight loss can dramatically improve insulin and triglyceride levels, along with favorable changes to
cholesterol because of the careful monitoring of carbohydrates. Losing weight, targets the visceral or abdominal fat, and so, can help heart patients
dramatically reduce their risk factors.
Weight loss causes the liver to put off ketones which is fat burned by the liver. An experienced weight loss doctor will monitor the metabolic level
of ketosis to ensure a range optimal for insulin reduction without inducing heavy protein loss. Ketogenic diets have been shown to modify the risk
factors of heart disease in obese patients.
Losing weight is ideal for people with Metabolic Syndrome: Patients with metabolic syndrome, whose blood panels show the red flags associated with
heart disease from high insulin, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. By reducing visceral fat and attaining a healthy weight these patients are able to
reverse many of the risk factors associated with heart disease.
Losing weight for people with Diabetes: If a person reduces calories, they initially lose a lot of water weight, but no fat. The reason for this
failure to initially induce fat loss is that chronically high insulin levels preclude the release of fat from storage in the body. Since insulin
blocks the release of fat, the body first sheds water and burns up any protein reserves, which results in a quick reduction of body weight, but
virtually no fat loss. Hyperinsulinemia, or too much insulin, is also responsible for exaggerated hunger and craving for fat and sugar.
This is a true story. I couldn't believe nobody really knows of this approach to weight loss. Why couldn't the Western trained doctors help me? Why
doesn't everybody know about using prescription hCG (not homeopathic hcg drops) for dieting?