Whether you are looking for ways to jump-start your weight loss or are searching for a long-term comprehensive program for weight management, Chadds Ford Wellness is here to help:
We offer a nutritional cleansing program that is a flexible, product based meal replacement system designed to help support the body’s natural detoxification processes long term. This line of products includes those not only for weight loss, but also for healthy aging, energy, and exercise performance that are all backed by scientific evidence. In a University of Illinois at Chicago research study from 2012, this nutritional cleansing program was compared to a traditional, restrictive diet. Subjects on the nutritional rebalancing program lost an average of 9 pounds total, with 2 of those pounds being visceral fat after completing 30 days. These participants were also more compliant and experienced more consistent weight loss weekly in comparison to the traditional diet group.
The HCG diet is a medically managed weight loss program consisting of a very low calorie meal plan and daily subcutaneous injections of low doses of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) to assist with satiation. Research shows that it works by affecting our hunger center, causes a sense of euphoria, and may even have a positive effect on one’s metabolism. Cycles of HCG are done for either 21 days or 40 days depending on how much weight loss is necessary. Men on average lose 1 pound per day. Women usually lose approximately ½ to 1 pound per day. During this time, alcohol and sweets are not allowed and only meal plan approved carbohydrates may be eaten. Exercise is not allowed either due to the dangers of exercise while on a very low calorie diet (VLCD). Patients on the HCG diet must complete a maintenance phase after the first cycle is completed in order to transition back into eating regularly. After this 40-day maintenance break is taken from injecting HCG, patients may start a second cycle to achieve even more weight loss, if necessary.
Disclaimer: If not used properly this diet may not work. The literature shows that the majority of patients who participate in the HCG diet lose weight but gain most of it, if not all of it back. However, this diet should be thought of as a means of achieving and maintaining a healthy goal weight. Without the addition of a balanced diet and consistent exercise after finishing the weight loss plan, you may gain back the weight you have lost.
Oftentimes hormone deficiencies may be the cause of problems with weight especially after menopause/andropause. In these cases a full bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) evaluation is recommended