Archive for the ‘Phase 2’ Category

Doctor Oz speaks on HCG

March 8, 2011

Hello All…It is wonderful to see more and more doctors look at the benefits of HCG.  We have many doctors in the local area that now recommend their patients to Dr. Becvar’s program.  With more than 2,000 patients successful it is hard to dispute not only the weight loss but also all of the amazing health benefits that many patients have been able to experience.  We love working with all of you and hearing your stories of success.  We enjoy providing support each and every day when needed.  With HCG many of us who have always struggled with weight can see a light at the end of the tunnel.  Health is no longer, far away, out of reach, it is just around the corner.   Thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey.  Remember Swim suit season is just around the corner….BTW it is snowing outside today in Colorado, just a dusting.  Have a great week and remember we are very proud of all of you for putting yourself first and taking care of yourselves.

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/weight-loss-controversy-hcg-diet-pt-1

There are five parts to the segment.  Click on the remainder of the program below the video for the additional parts 2-5.

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Stop your Cravings – The basic Callahan Technique

February 17, 2011
Here’s the sequence for you to print out:

1. I want you to get the biggest desire for a food that you can right now. If you don’t have a big enough craving, put this technique to one side and come back to it when you’re really feeling it.

2. Focus on this craving for a moment, and when you’ve thought of that I’d like you to rate your desire for a food on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. This is important, because in a moment we want to know how much you’ve reduced it.

3. On a scale of 1- 10, how strong is your craving? Remember, if you’re not really craving a bite (i.e. your craving is not at least a 7), come back to this technique later.

4. Now take two fingers of either hand and tap about ten times under your right eye then at your collarbone while you continue to think about eating.  Find the collarbone point.  This is located approximately one-half inch below the small dip in the front of the neck and two to three inches over on the right side of the chest.  You are looking for the top of the collarbone.

5. Now tap under your eye ten times.

6. Now tap under your collarbone again.

7. Place your other hand in front of you and tap on the back of it between your ring finger and your little finger. Continue to tap and think about your desire for food as you do this and each of the steps which follows:

  • Keep your eyes open for 5 seconds, Close your eyes for 5 sec and open them for 5 sec.   
  • Keep your head still, keep tapping and look down to the right then down to the left.
  • Keep tapping and rotate your eyes round 360 degrees clockwise, and now 360 degrees anti-clockwise. 

Remember to keep tapping and thinking about the food you were craving as you do this!

  • Now hum the first few lines of ‘Happy Birthday’ out loud. 
  • Count out loud from 1 to 5. 
  • Once again hum the first few lines of ‘Happy Birthday’ out loud.  
  • While keeping your head straight, look down as far as you can and slowly move your eyes upward until you are looking up as high as you can
  • Take three slow, long, deep breaths

8. Stop and check – on a scale from 1 to 10, what number is your craving at now?

If it hasn’t completely gone yet, just repeat this sequence again until it does.

You can overcome food cravings, compulsive overeating, binging, and uncontrollable urges to eat when you are not hungry.  Do not be dismayed.  Instead, be of good cheer.  The causes for your condition is now known, and the cure is in the palm of your hand.   ( from the Weight Lose Cure “they” Dont want you to know about)

Phase 2 Testimony

February 3, 2011

I lost 30 lbs in 43 days.  I feel great and love the way I look.  I have truly tested the setting of this program also.  I have eaten healthier then ever before but testing the program I have also ate high calorie foods and have been at the same weight now for the last 6 months.  I am a believer.   Thank you so much for support.  It made all the difference.   I recommend this program to everyone I know!!

Darlene

Phase 2 and 3 Holiday Eating

December 15, 2010

Good Morning,

The Holiday is less than two weeks away and some of you will be in phase 2 for the Holiday.  I have made the white chicken chili and the apple crisp from our blog/phase 2 recipes when I have a gathering as I feel like I am cheating (if you want to feel even more comfort add just one tablespoon of greek yogurt to your chicken chili bowl).  This may help you stay on track and not feel so left out.  Fresh squeezed lemonade – I have made 3 large glasses from one lemon (allowed per day) and plenty of stevia packets.  I have used this trick or the ultima drink when at a party it keeps something in my hand and I sip it all night. 

Phase 3 eaters:  you will want to stay with no sugars or starches.  I always get asked if one can eat mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie.  Here are some recipes that may help you out. 

Make a large salad: add olives, avocado, nuts and all kinds of veggies.  Yummy!!

Make the Fudge recipe on the blog/Phase 3 and dip strawberries (or other fruit) in it before you put in pan to set.   Or you can just heat 1 T of virgin coconut oil, 1 1/2 T coco powder and stevia to taste in a small sauce pan.  Dip fruit and place on wax paper or plate and put in fridge.  variation: coat with chopped nuts.

Parsnip Mash

1 lb parsnip roots, trimmed, peeled and cut into large chunks

1 wedge light garlic & herb cheese

Salt and pepper

4 tbsp chopped chives 

Directions

Steam the parsnips until they are very soft, for about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender, add the cheese, and purée until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with chives before serving.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

1 3/4 cup (small can) Pumpkin

2 eggs

1 c organic fat free milk

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 cup of no calorie sweetener (Xylitol) measures like sugar

Real whip topping (allowed in phase 3) use stevia or Xylitol

Directions:  Put all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Beat with a wire wisk.  Put in microwave uncovered.  Cook on high for 8-10 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave, checking pie halfway thru.  Pie is done when the outside edges start to pull away from the sides just a little, and knife inserted in middle doesn’t quite come out clean.  take out of microwave and cover bowl with a plate for 5 minutes to finish cooking center.  cut into 6 pieces lite you would a pie.  Serve warm or cold. 

Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 whole garlic cloves
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 3/4 pound (about 12) Brussels sprouts, cut in 1/2
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Put the garlic cloves in the skillet and brown completely. Remove the garlic to a small bowl. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook until crisp. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain, then cut into small pieces and set aside.

Put the sprouts in the skillet with bacon grease,  flat side down, and saute until they begin to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn them over, increase the heat to medium-high and add the xylitol and the broth. Cook for a few minutes, then add the cooked bacon and the garlic cloves. Cover and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas – Jesus is the reason for the season. 

Organic Vs Natural

November 5, 2010

Organic means without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides.  When you read labels, you want to make sure they say organic, not natural.  These are not the same.

Natural, in legal terminology, only means that those foods are not treated with chemicals during processing.  Natural can mean many different things but it doesn’t mean without pesticides or insecticides. 

It is recommended to start eating at least 50 percent organic foods.  You can always work up from there.   Here’s to your health!!

Testimonial of a beautiful lady!

October 5, 2010

 

I lost 50 pounds from January 1-June 1.  Colleen D

Testimonial with pictures/part 2

September 26, 2010
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Josh’s start weight 219..End weight 184
 
Start Chest 43..End chest 39
 
Start Navel 44.5..End navel 38.75
 
Start Hips 43.5..End hips 39
 
Start Thigh 26.25..End thigh 20.75
 
Start Calf 16.75…End calf 15
 
Start arms 13.5..end arm 11.75
 
 Josh D

Testimonial with pictures

September 26, 2010
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Hi Jennifer,
 
I wasnt sure how many photos I could attach.  So these 2 are my  before and after.  Starting weight 145.  Ending weight 125.
 
Start waist measurement 32…End waist measurement 27.5
 
Start Hips 42..End hips 37.75
 
Start Navel 38..End navel 31
 
Start Thigh 24.5..End thigh 22
 
We both stayed on for 40 days and didn’t cheat:)
Rachel D

Is it important to Detox and cleanse the Body? Are toxins really an issue?

September 23, 2010

We blame weight gain on eating too many burgers and burning too little fat, but scientists are discovering that chemicals we’re exposed to everyday could be a big part of the obesity epidemic. Called obesogens, or endocrine disruptors, these natural and man-made chemicals work by altering the regulatory system that controls your weight—increasing the fat cells you have, decreasing the calories you burn, and even altering the way your body manages hunger.

 It’s time to fight back. The White House’s task force on childhood obesity is tackling obesogens and the Environmental Protection Agency has pumped $20 million into studying them. Here’s what you need to know to wage your own battle on the home front.

How they work

By mimicking the actions of naturally occurring hormones in our bodies or preventing the hormones we produce from acting correctly, endocrine disruptors can:

  • Encourage the body to store fat and re-program cells to become fat cells.
  • Prompt the liver to become insulin resistant, which makes the pancreas pump out more insulin that turns energy into fat all over the body.
  • Prevent leptin (a hormone that reduces appetite) from being released from your fat cells to tell your body you are full.

Where you find them

The short answer: everywhere, particularly because high fructose corn syrup, which can be found in every kind of food, from sodas to yogurt to pretzels, is an obesogen. The ubiquitous, viscous sweet stuff makes your liver insulin resistant and tampers with leptin to increase your hunger, setting up a vicious cycle where you crave more food that is then more easily turned into fat.

Other common places to find obesogens:

  • Meat and farm-raised fish: Research has found that the higher the level of pesticides in your body, the greater your waist circumference and body mass index (BMI). One of the most common places for pesticides to congregate is the fat cells of the animals we eat. A recent study found that farm-raised salmon had 90% more pesticides in it than wild salmon. Experts are also concerned that the hormones used to treat livestock may be causing obesity in people.
  • In your faucets: Pesticides seep deep into the soil and find their way to the water table and into your tap water. The main obesogen in tap water is atrazine. Banned in Europe, but found around the United States, atrazine slows thyroid hormone metabolism. Another culprit found in tap water, tributylin, a fungicide painted on the bottoms of boats, stimulates fat cell production.
  • Cans and water bottles: Bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen used to make plastics hard which has been banned from baby bottles, but is still present in many other plastics (especially sports water bottles) and the lining of most cans, has been shown to increase insulin resistance in animal studies.
  • Nonstick pans and microwave popcorn: Animal studies have shown that early exposure to a chemical used to make items non-stick – Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) – leads to obesity in later life. It also is known to affect thyroid glands, which are important regulators of hormones that control weight. Found mainly in products like Teflon pans, it’s also hidden in microwave popcorn bags and pizza boxes.
  • Shower curtains and air fresheners: Phtalates, chemicals found in vinyl products such as shower curtains and fragrance products such as air fresheners, may lower testosterone and metabolism levels, causing you to gain weight and lose muscle mass. They’re also found in vinyl flooring and industrial-grade plastic wrap used to shrink wrap meat in the grocery store.

How to avoid obesogens:

  • Buy wild fish (such as salmon, which is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids) and meat products that are hormone- and antibiotic free.
  • Install a granular activated carbon filter on your faucet to filter out chemicals such as atrazine.
  • Use aluminum water bottles or those that are BPA-free.
  • Steer clear of plastics with the number 3 or 7 on the bottom, which may leach BPA. Instead look for the numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, which are unlikely to contain BPA.
  • Keep water bottles cool (warm temperatures increase BPA leaching) and never microwave plastic.
  • Eat fewer canned foods. Opt for frozen or fresh instead. Tuna can be found in pouches that do not contain BPA.
  • Get rid of your non-stick pans if possible. If you must use a Teflon pan, never use a metal implement on it that can scratch the surface and release the chemicals inside, and throw away any scratched non-stick pans.
  • Buy meats straight from the butcher counter (instead of pre-packaged) and ask that they wrap them in brown paper.
  • Skip the air fresheners, open the windows, and try a vase of dried lavender instead.

Doctor OZ episode Monday 9/20/2010

Phase 2 – Testimony

September 14, 2010

I lost 14 pounds on my first round and am maintaining a 12 pound loss!  I am thrilled.  My loss was very very slow but I went from a size 10 to a size 6.  I am 5’8″.  I didn’t look bad before but am so happy to be thinner now. 

Michelle