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Diet

Weight Loss

I have had a stomach staple lost 125lbs first year kept that off but have gone up and down since. This past year I lost 70lbs and do not want it back. I should lose another 40 or 50lbs where how what can I do?

Congratulations on losing weight, even though it took a surgical procedure to do it. I am sure you have tried a vast number of things to try to help you, but here is a list you may be able to choose from:

1. Low carb diets. Carbohydrates  become sugar in the body, which become fat if the levels are high.  There are many low carb diets, of which Atkins is the most strict and best known.  These diets are not healthy long term, but may be tried over the short term.

2. Long term low intensity exercise, like walking an hour or more, will burn fat while you are walking.  However, if you want to burn fat for hours after exercise, you will need to do 4 to 8 high-intensity interval trainings a day for 3 or 4 days per week.

3.  A HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), or burst, or spurt, is done by exerting maximal effort for 30 to 60 seconds.

4. Be sure you are getting good sleep, eating real food, and taking supplements so your body is not craving food for nutrient deficiencies.

5. The HCG diet has been helpful for many, but you must be willing to follow it strictly.  You will still need to maintain proper eating and exercise habits long term, no matter what you find successful for the short term.

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HCG for Weight Loss

I am interested in taking HCG (do I have the correct letters?) for weight loss. My neurologist wants me to lose 150 lbs. following a stroke I had in January. He actually wants me to have lap banding which I’m leary of and would like to try this first. I have tried to find it here in Florida but everyone is back ordered for 3 months. Is Utah the only place that has it? What can I do to order it from you?

HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone made by the body when a woman is pregnant.  Dr. Simeon did considerable research decades ago on this hormone and discovered fat loss in specific places on the body if this was used in conjunction with a specific diet.  He spent years perfecting the diet, and had close follow-up with all his participants.

Most people find they lose about 1/2 to 1 pound per day for the 40 days they are on the diet.  I have had good experience with it both by injection and with a homeopathic solution that not only has HCG, but also carries the signature of all 22 amino acids the body needs.

You can find it by going to my website, www.stangardnermd.com, click healthy products and find weight loss.  You can order it online, and can expect the shipment within 2 weeks at your home.  In weight loss, as in all medical conditions, you should proceed with the supervision of your physician.

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Thyroid Issues, Weight Loss and HCG

I am on synthroid medication and have been for 26 years, was given a radioactive iodine pill that killed the function of my thyroid for hypothyrodism, recently had a parathyroid gland removed.I am overweight,,, obese,,,, I need to lose weight as it is beginning to affect my legs and back. I would like to use the HCG drops and wonder if they would benefit me. I know that having a non functioning thyroid slows down your metabolism and you gain weight and have a harder time losing it… can you give me some info on this and tell me if you think I can benefit form the drops. I really need to lose,,,

Weight loss is not so easy as energy (food) in, energy (exercise) out.  If you are still hypothyroid on Synthroid, no matter what else you do , it will be difficult to lose fat or weight. 

The free T3 level is the level of your active thyroid hormone, and if it is at or below the mid range of the reference range of the lab, it is hypothyroid if you have any other symptoms of low thyroid.  Synthroid is T4, the inactive form of thyroid hormone, which is converted into T3 in the body.  That is, if the conversion takes place properly, which is not the case in many people. 

Conventional medicine tends to ignore the T3 level, relying on TSH and T4 levels to assess thyroid function.  If all conversion pathways and feedback pathways were intact, it would be accurate.  But, in my experience, too many people are low thyroid even with normal TSH and T4 levels.  You should also be taking iodine daily. 

Once the thyroid is fixed, and you are on a good diet (no sugar, processed food, soda pop), then HCG drops or shots could be considered.  They are safe.  If you are willing to  be aggressive with the dietary restrictions (which are not healthy long term) during the HCG period, you can plan on losing one-half to one pound per day on the drops.  You can have repeated courses with breaks in between, if needed.  It also has a tendency to remove fat from those difficult to lose places–hips, thighs, arms, abdomen. 

I have a proprietary formula of HCG in homeopathic drops that contains 22 amino acids.  They have been helpful for many, with excellent results.  You can find them in the products available on the website navigation bar.

Ease on Down HCG

The Popular HCG Diet and “Ease on Down Weight Balance Program”

Hi Dr. Gardner, What do you think of the HCG diet that seems to be so popular right now?

Before I specifically answer your question, I’m going to explore some foundational principles in weight loss that are key components in the soon-to-be-launched (next week!) Ease on Down Weight Balance Program.

At the core of losing weight is getting your body into a healthy state.  This involves long term commitment, understanding of the underlying principles of how your body operates, and learning how to recognize and respond to the clues your body is giving you with the signs and symptoms you experience.

When you commit to follow the Ease on Down Weight Balance Program, all of those elements, and many more, are included in your training.  You will immediately begin to notice the benefits of feeling better, or walking more easily (even going up and downstairs–yes, even with challenges in your knees!)  You will have more energy; you will be filled with greater zest for life and an overall sense of well-being. Your excess weight will begin to melt off, and you’ll notice a difference in how your clothing fits and how you feel about yourself.

That said, some of us are morbidly obese, and have been struggling with intense and significant weight issues for many years.  For our personal health and safety, we need to get significant amounts of weight off.

I am opposed to gastric bypass surgery.  It is far too dangerous, with far too many side effects, and the risks far outweigh the benefits of this procedure.  So….

The Ease on Down Program takes this into account.

After you have participated in the program for a few months, and learned and incorporated the teachings into your personal habits and lifestyle, I am making available a few tested, safe, methods for a more rapid weight loss.  A special format of HCG will be available as an option, after we have explored the best options for you personally.  You will be an active participant in this process (after all, it’s YOUR body!).  These are planned with extensive research and personal and patient experience, and they include some tremendous aspects that are not available anywhere else.

This program is comprehensive, and it is profound.  It will change your life.

Now, having said all that…let’s get to HCG:

The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) diet has some great elements in it:

  • It gets you off all sugar, processed food and many harmful foods.
  • It insists you are on a good supplement program, and
  • it encourages you to clean up your life from toxins and other harmful substances.
  • It even supports your liver, which will help with detox after you start losing fat. (Toxins in the body reside in the fat tissue, and will be released as fat is burned.)

The 500 calorie diet is not healthy, but the program recognizes it and will not let you stay on it indefinitely, requiring breaks of several weeks in between ‘treatments.’ The HCG is made by the body, so it has metabolic pathways to handle the extra load.

HCG apparently takes away your appetite so you are not hungry on that low of a diet, and the pounds just melt away.

The important thing about any diet that works is what lifestyle you will adapt when the weight is off. If you will be going back to an unhealthy program that made you gain weight in the first place, it will come right back with a few extra pounds. The HCG program anticipates some regression and has made provisions to help you get back on track, which is good.

There are almost as many sources of HCG as there are people promoting the product.  They differ in quality. The HCG that will be available through the Ease on Down Weight Balance Program is highly effective, not given through injections, and contains some exclusive additional benefits that I will share with you during the program.  These are available through homeopathic drops.  It is tested and proven, and of exceptional quality.

If this is of interest to you, and you are not yet on the interest list for the Ease on Down Weight Balance Program, I suggest you go right now to this link, and sign up.  There is no obligation: www.stangardnermd.com/easeondown/