This is a successful program that works! Together, we will achieve the end result that you are looking for, the one that brought you here. This is a simple process, yet in order to make this program successful, here’s what we want from you!
Motivation is going to have to come from inside. You cannot lose weight for someone else, it has to be because you are ready to live a healthier life and are ready to make the necessary changes. If you go back to your old habits, you are just going to go back to your old self.
Clinical visits are necessary for the program to work effectively. Most patients who do not come in for their visits as prescribed, do not obtain the weight loss they desire. Since NO TWO PEOPLE ARE THE SAME, we need to monitor your personal course of action. We will ensure proper supplement adjustment and supervision.
Supplements are taken every day as prescribed. I have had a few patients who start regulating their own supplements (usually by lowering the dosage) without consultation. In almost every case, the patient ends up in a position of very little or no weight loss for several weeks until the situation is corrected in the clinic. Missing even one dose will throw you out of appetite suppression for two or three days. Do not adjust your own supplements without consultation and try not to miss a dose.
The supplements are called CGF taken 4 capsules 3x/day and B6/B1 taken 2 capsules 3x/day. And you start the supplements two days before the diet begins to begin regulating your blood sugar levels. You can obtain the supplements at www.GetBiotics.com/drgodo or call the office at (773) 525-0007.
Count your daily calories. It is important to be exact and not guess. Guessing is the biggest reason that the patient’s caloric intake is incorrect. Use measuring cups to know what a true cup of something looks like. Use a food scale to know what a quarter pound of meat looks like. If you are not using measuring cups and scales, you are only guessing, and your results will reflect it.
There are 5 basic factors you must adhere to for a healthy, trimmer you: adequate restful sleep, regular exercise, proper diet, positive mental outlook, and sound nervous system. You are under a trained health care provider’s care, and we will be monitoring your health closely.
What is Human Growth Hormone (hGH)?
hGH is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced and increased significantly during rigorous exercise. It is also secreted in increased amounts with adequate sleep and Calorie Restricted (CR) diets. Its effect on the body is to enhance the body’s protein buildup, conserve carbohydrates, and burn up fat stores for energy. It is the foundational biochemical keystone that does the following:
How does it work to aid weight loss?
hGH and a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) – the hGH tells the body to mobilize abnormal fat to be used as an energy source. Most people feel that they are not hungry while following this program because of the available calories for energy use with the fat release. This results in rapid weight loss.
Couldn’t I lose weight just by following a VLCD?
Yes, you probably could. Medical research shows that you will, but you will lose muscle mass and structural fat. Without the release of the ‘problem’ fat, you will not reshape your body. You will not reset your metabolism so it is quite likely that you will immediately put the weight back on.
Is it safe?
Yes, current research has shown restricted calorie diets actually have anti-aging effects. Besides you are only going to be on the protocol a short time. Your body is actually receiving approximately 2,000 calories from the release of the fat.
How does the program work?
You will be on the program for 6 weeks, then off 6 weeks. You may continue if you still have more weight to lose. There are three phases to the program.
Phase 1: Days 1 and 2–binge away and eat whatever you want while beginning your supplements. We will discuss this in your initial appointment.
Phase 2: This phase is 3 weeks beginning on Day 3. This is your strict 500 calorie per day diet. Will you be hungry? The answer is “No.” if you are following the guidelines without cheating. You will not be hungry because the supplements regulate the hunger hormones and chemicals in your body.
Sugar and starches NEED TO BE AVOIDED. We are trying to use the released fat for the energy source. MSG, hydrogenated oils, and microwave food are also to be avoided.
Things to use for appetite and comfort foods: tea, coffee, carbonated mineral or spring water provides a sense of fullness. Celery with Celtic sea salt provides some crunchy oral gratification. If you have more than one carbonated beverage, take a calcium supplement at bedtime.
Weigh yourself immediately upon rising after you have emptied your bladder and without clothes.
For breakfast – NO FOOD! You may have organic, black coffee, tea, and of course water! Only one tablespoon of milk allowed in 24 hours. Stevia may be used for sweetener. Sorry, no juices are allowed.
For lunch and dinner you can have 4 approved food choices: 1 protein, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit and 1 breadstick (grissino) or 1 Melba toast. (See chart on following page.) Do not skip meals. You may have your fruit between meals if you choose not to eat it with your meal. Try to use organic food whenever possible. You may season with the following: juice of a half a lemon (you may have a full lemon every day), organic raw apple cider vinegar, white or black pepper, Celtic sea salt, basil, garlic, marjoram, parsley or thyme. NO – butter, dressings or oils.
Vegan Protocol (keep to 500 calories)
Approved proteins: 3.5 oz. or 100 grams (weighed raw) – beef, steak, chicken (skinless), fresh wild white fish. All visible fat needs to be removed before cooking and must be cooked without oil or fat.
Approved vegetables: they can be boiled, eaten raw, or grilled (no oil). Only 1 vegetable per meal: 1 large handful or approximately a cup of the following – asparagus, beet greens, cabbage, celery, chard, cucumber, fennel, lettuce of any kind, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, white, yellow or red onions. Celery can be eaten whenever, as it contains 17 calories and it takes more calories than that to digest.
Approved fruits: Only 1 fruit per meal: 1 apple (not 2 small ones), ½ grapefruit, 1 orange, or a handful of strawberries. The fruit or the breadstick may be eaten between meals instead of with lunch or dinner, but not more than four items listed for lunch and dinner may be eaten at one meal.
Calorie counts for the approved foods
The 100 grams (or 3.5 oz) of meat must be scrupulously weighed raw after all visible fat has been removed. To do this accurately you must have a kitchen scale. The butcher should certainly not be relied upon.
It should also be mentioned that two small apples weighing as much as one medium have a higher caloric value and are therefore not allowed. Some people do not realize that a tangerine is not an orange and that chicken breast does not mean the breast of any other fowl, nor does it mean a wing or drumstick.
Those patients who feel that even so little food is too much for them, may omit anything they wish.
No cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil and powder may be used without special permission.
Every item in the list has been gone over carefully, continually stressing the point that no variations other than those listed may be introduced. All things not listed are forbidden, and the patient is assured that nothing permissible has been left out.
Phase 3: Maintenance – 3 weeks of 1500 to 2,000 calories/day. This is a very important step in the long term keeping the weight you lost – lost! Don’t cheat or try to shortcut this step. During this phase we are attempting to “reset” your metabolism.
In this phase you can begin to add foods back into your diet, it is important you continue to avoid sugar and starches like the plague. I recommend that you add foods back in slowly and only one at a time; that way if there is a particular food that does not agree with you, we will be more likely to identify it. You can start to reintroduce fats, oils, and nuts but I urge caution with dairy for awhile yet. Watch the high sugar fruits like bananas during this phase.
Other things to avoid:
The following is strongly suggested:
What to do if you gain more than 2 pounds: You must weigh yourself everyday during phase three.
Congratulations! You are now into the next phase!
Recommendations after the 6 Weeks