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The Avocado Seed in Your Smoothie

February 10, 2018 12:09 am Published by Comments Off on The Avocado Seed in Your Smoothie

Believe it or not, avocado seeds are a high source of nutrition.  If you eat avocado’s regularly like we do in my family you might want to keep the seed.  I usually cut it into small pieces or grate it into small shavings and put it in a smoothie.  The smoothie taste test in my... Read More

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The HCG Diet and Vegetarian Cuisine

February 7, 2018 12:02 am Published by Comments Off on The HCG Diet and Vegetarian Cuisine

The HCG Diet was not created with vegetarian protein options in mind. Over the years, we have come up with a few options that seem to work without causing long plateau’s on the program. I also welcome my vegetarians to try certain higher protein options that have not been clinically tested over time and to see... Read More

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Eating Less, Nourishing our Bodies and Enjoying more through the HCG Diet

February 4, 2018 12:06 am Published by Comments Off on Eating Less, Nourishing our Bodies and Enjoying more through the HCG Diet

  ne of the things that I really love most about the HCG Diet is that it gives patients an opportunity to look at the triggers that lead to eating.  We live in a world today with a a major eating disorder — a crazy emotional eating crisis.   Human beings long ago ate only when they... Read More

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You can have Dessert for Breakfast on your HCG Diet Phase 3

February 1, 2018 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on You can have Dessert for Breakfast on your HCG Diet Phase 3

  This is a delicious recipe. I made this last night for my children to have for breakfast this morning.  I have made chia seed pudding many different ways but this really tastes like that sweet, custardy deliciousness of tapioca pudding.  It also packs in a big punch with nutrition.  Chia seeds are a “superfood”... Read More

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Getting Started with Phase III of the HCG Diet

January 29, 2018 11:56 pm Published by Comments Off on Getting Started with Phase III of the HCG Diet

  I find that many of my HCG Diet patients feel quite nervous as they move forward into phase III.  They are fearful of eating more food and gaining weight.  I have facilitated nearly 2000 patients on this weight loss journey and I am often amazed at how easily patients maintain their weight loss when they follow... Read More

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Eating Smart when Eating Out

January 26, 2018 11:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Eating Smart when Eating Out

  The main reason I like to eat at home is because then I know what is in my food.  As we all know, a lot of restaurant food is not the highest quality and all kinds of salts and things get smothered all over it to add some tasty flavor.  Some say that eating... Read More

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I Love Digestive Enzymes for Phase III of HCG Diet

January 23, 2018 11:50 pm Published by Comments Off on I Love Digestive Enzymes for Phase III of HCG Diet

  It is true! In my own life, digestive enzyme support is an asset to me.  If I feel “full” or “bloated” as I do when I eat some foods, a high quality digestive enzyme formula always helps me out.  Ideally, you should take them 15 minutes or so before a meal but, they even... Read More

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The HCG Diet has been my Ticket to Renewed Health

January 20, 2018 11:45 pm Published by Comments Off on The HCG Diet has been my Ticket to Renewed Health

My name is Michael, I am a 44 year old paralegal in Portland, Oregon.  All of my life, I was chubby and felt like was in a battle with my weight.  As a kid, I tried hard to stay active.  My parents did their best, but our home was filled with junk food and I... Read More

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Sugar Cravings and the HCG Diet Program!

January 17, 2018 11:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Sugar Cravings and the HCG Diet Program!

The HCG Diet is a wonderful way for patients to break sugar addictions.  We have lots of patients who come into our office with some level of sugar addiction.  Most people report that when the evening comes they begin to think about sugar.  First step with our sugar craving patients is to optimize the gastro intestinal tract.... Read More

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Fruit and the HCG Diet Protocol

January 14, 2018 8:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Fruit and the HCG Diet Protocol

After facilitating the HCG Diet protocol and studying it in depth for nearly 10 years, I am beginning to record my clinical observations with my patient population over time. One thing that is very clear to me, is the role that fruit can play in slowing weight loss down or contributing to hunger and sugar cravings.  In... Read More