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Is the HCG Online Program Effective?

Tis-the-hcg-online-program-effectivehere is some debate over whether or not the HCG online program options that are currently available are more effective than clinical programs. There are a wide range of different HCG diet programs and with so many options it can be confusing as to which ones are better in quality and which ones you might want to choose if you do decide to go the online route. In many cases it can be better to choose a local diet from a clinic, but there are several quality online options that you might want to try, such as the program available at Nu Image Medical. Don’t let your fear of online diet program dissuade you from trying the HCG diet program at Nu Image Medical. Our program is perfectly safe and has full medical supervision and a medical evaluation at the start of the diet. Every patient is carefully screened to ensure that the diet is perfectly safe for them, and the quality of the diet is on par with what you would get at a local clinic.

Local clinics are a good option but costly

The HCG diet programs that you might find at a local clinic can be a great option for you, but they are expensive. Many local clinics will charge you hundreds of dollars for every visit to the clinic, and by the time that you’ve completed one round of the diet you can spend over a thousand dollars easily. It’s also incredibly time consuming to have to drive back and forth to the clinic for injections, and most clinics don’t offer a home diet program. The amount of money that you can spend at a clinic can be substantial just for one round, and even if you get through one round of the diet you might be less likely to repeat the diet because of how costly it can be.

The HCG diet doesn’t need to be supervised every day

The HCG diet is unique because it doesn’t need to be medically supervised during every day of the diet, unless it is a clinically supervised diet or in other special circumstances. The diet is perfectly safe for the vast majority of patients to attempt on their own while they are at home. You don’t need constant medical supervision to safely try the diet, however you do need to have a medical consultation at the start of the diet. Every patient is different, and some people have unique conditions that must be taken into account before they start the diet. Although rare, the diet may be modified for some patients, particularly those who cannot eat some of the HCG diet foods and who need alternatives.

Don’t just pick any online diet program

You don’t want to just pick any online diet program out there. There are hundreds of HCG diet scams and low quality diets that can be very dangerous for you to attempt. The lower quality HCG diet programs often sell you hormone products from highly questionable sources and don’t offer any form of medical supervision with their diets. Their hormones are often contaminated with unknown chemicals, or you may not even get any real hormone at all. Always choose a diet program that has licensed medical providers on staff, and a diet program that uses a real licensed pharmacy to obtain their hormones. Nu Image Medical is one of the leading online HCG diet programs and is widely trusted because of our experience with the diet, the fact that we are a licensed medical clinic, our professional staff, and the quality of our hormone products and other diet products.

Get a medical consultation before you try the diet

You need a medical evaluation prior to starting this diet because there may need to be adjustments as previously mentioned, or the diet may not be safe for you to attempt. In order to attempt the diet you need to have a sufficient amount of excess weight to lose, because the diet relies on the breakdown of abnormal fat as a primary energy source. People who have less weight to lose than the minimum (with the minimum being determined by your medical provider based on your age, sex and other factors) may need to try a secondary option that isn’t as drastic such as the Ultra Burn injections. At Nu Image Medical your medical provider will always advise you of the safest and most effective option, as patient safety is our number one priority. Many other companies don’t have any type of safety protocols and will put you at risk by always recommending the diet even if the diet isn’t a good option for you.

You can safely inject the hormone at home

Some patients are concerned about injecting the hormone at home, but there is no need to be worried about this. For patients who would rather not deal with any injections at all, there are HCG diet drops available. The sublingual drops work in the same way as the injections, although they aren’t quite as immediate in their effect and you need to take a slightly higher dosage to account for the less efficient absorption. The injections are administered via a tiny needle and the injections are virtually painless. We offer each patient full training on how to self-inject the hormone, and the injection protocol is incredibly simple and nothing to be concerned about.

A quality online HCG diet program is cost effective

A main reason why you should try an online HCG diet program is because it is simply much more cost effective compared to the programs available at local clinics. You will usually save hundreds of dollars and you will be able to repeat the diet several times in a row. If you plan on repeating the diet more than one time you will definitely want to try the online program which can be easily repeated without spending nearly as much money as you would at a clinic. You don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars in order to get thin, as the HCG diet program at Nu Image Medical truly offers the best of both worlds: a low priced program with the quality of a clinically supervised diet.

If you have any concerns about the online program, contact Nu Image Medical today

If you are concerned at all about the online program compared to a clinically supervised diet, you should speak to one of the medical providers at Nu Image Medical today. Your provider will address your concerns and answer your questions so that you are comfortable and knowledgeable prior to starting the diet. We always want you to be confident before starting the diet and answer all of your questions completely. The online diet program that we offer at Nu Image Medical is truly one of a kind, as there are few if any other clinics that sell a similar program with the same focus on quality and professionalism that we have. You will get the same results as you would from a local clinic if not better, and you will save a lot more money as well as the time it takes to travel back and forth. If you have any questions at all about the online HCG diet program offered at Nu Image Medical, contact us today for more information.

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The Health Benefits of HCG Approved Foods

health-benefits-of-hcg-diet-foodsHCG approved foods are the foods that are allowable while on the HCG diet, and these foods were carefully selected by the diet’s creator, Dr. Simeons, because of their many health benefits and weight loss benefits. HCG approved foods are rich with vitamins and minerals and are satisfying and filling, and most importantly they are low in calories and fat-free or very low in fat. These foods are designed to help you lose the maximum amount of weight while on the three or six week very low calorie diet, and if you stick to eating them you are very likely to lose the most weight that you’ve ever lost in your life in such a short period of time. The health benefits of these foods are many, and when you try a round of the HCG diet you will very likely notice a difference in your health during and after the diet is over.

All of the HCG diet foods are low calorie

HCG diet foods were purposely selected to be very low in calories per serving. The fruits and vegetables that are allowed on the diet have a low calorie and sugar content so that dieters can have large servings without adding very many calories into their diet. The portion sizes for protein are carefully selected so that two servings per day won’t exceed 500 to 550 calories (with the fruit and vegetable servings included), and the protein options are also low in fat and calories. In general, the vegetable options have the lowest amount of calories per serving while the fruit and protein choices are slightly higher, but you should check the calorie content of every food that you eat on the diet and carefully measure your servings. The low calorie foods make the diet easy to complete when combined with the hormone.

HCG diet foods have a detoxifying effect

Many of the foods on the HCG diet can have a detoxifying effect and help clean up free radicals, toxins, chemicals and other harmful compounds that can build up in your body after eating a poor diet for a long period of time. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and grapefruit, all of which are allowed on the HCG diet are rich in vitamin C which is a potent anti-oxidant, and citrus fruits are normally included with any detox protocol. Other foods like cabbage and spinach also help clear up free radicals in the body and are rich in fiber which helps to clean the digestive system. In general, taking a break from low quality processed food will give your body a chance to rest and reset, and your metabolism and digestive system will benefit from the break.

HCG diet vegetables are excellent for losing weight

The vegetable options on the HCG diet like cabbage, lettuce, spinach, greens, fennel, cucumber, and asparagus are all high in fiber and very filling in spite of being low in calories. It may even seem to some that the 500 calorie limit per day is too low, but the vegetable servings on the diet make this low calorie limit easy to handle. Eating two servings of these vegetables will keep you full throughout the day, combined with the fruit and protein. The vegetables also help detox the body and are a great source of minerals and vitamins as well as antioxidants. None of the allowed vegetables interfere with the effectiveness of the hormone, which is important. The hormone burns enough calories from abnormal fat to keep your energy levels high, and combined with the HCG diet vegetables you will lose weight very quickly while resetting your fat metabolism.

HCG diet proteins also help you lose weight

The protein choices that you are allowed on the HCG diet are all low in fat and great options for losing weight. The diet only allows low fat protein sources because some of the higher fat options can cause weight gain and interfere with the hormone. The proteins on the diet have a high protein content per serving, and just a small 3.5 ounce serving of each one is enough to keep you full during the diet. The portion sizes are carefully controlled and combined with the HCG diet fruits and vegetables so that each meal is balanced and satisfying while also not being too high in calories. You do have to stick to the list of approved protein options on the HCG diet, but as long as you do this you will lose weight much faster than you would eating higher fat protein sources, and if you stick to these protein sources after the diet is finished it can be beneficial for losing weight in the long term.

HCG diet fruits are filling and detox the body

As previously mentioned, grapefruit oranges and lemons are excellent for weight loss and can help reset your fat metabolism. Apples and strawberries are also allowed on the diet, and both of these fruits have also been shown to have a detoxifying effect. Strawberries are rich in anti-oxidants along with many other berries, and their high fiber content helps to keep you full. Green apples are also a beneficial detoxifying food, and they are used as a plateau breaker because of this effect, but you can also eat them during the diet to improve your fat metabolism. The high fiber content in apples is very satisfying, and there are dozens of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals in apples. The soluble fiber in HCG diet fruits can help remove harmful compounds and metals from the body, and they will help your body recover quickly from any metabolic damage that you may have as the result of a poor diet.

Avoid adding in processed foods

Although the HCG diet foods are all excellent for your health, you will need to completely avoid any processed forms of these foods to really have the best results on the diet. For example you can find oranges and apples that have been preserved or otherwise processed, but this won’t work with the HCG diet and any additives can cause serious problems with your weight loss or affect the hormone. You have to be extra vigilant on the diet and completely avoid any foods that have additives. Essentially, you will want to buy all of your HCG diet foods as whole foods, and although you might have to shop once or twice a week, you won’t have to worry about any harmful effects of eating processed foods.

Get familiar with the food list before you start

It’s important to get familiar with the HCG diet food list before you start the diet. You don’t have to know all of the health benefits of these foods, but learning about which foods are allowed and which foods are prohibited will certainly help you get through the diet successfully. Spend a few hours to read the protocol thoroughly and make a list of the allowable foods, and also experiment with some recipes before you start the diet. If you don’t think that you can find the foods that you need locally, you can always purchase our HCG diet food delivery program, which is an affordable and convenient way to get all of your HCG diet meals delivered to your home.

Stick to organic varieties

Organic HCG diet foods are always the best option for the diet. This can be difficult to find all of the time, but it’s more important to find organic vegetables and fruits. The general guideline is that if the skin of the vegetable or fruit is edible, you will definitely want to buy it organic. This includes most of the HCG diet vegetables such as cabbage, lettuce, radishes, and cucumbers (if you eat the skin), as well as strawberries and apples.

When it comes to HCG diet protein choices, most of the fish are perfectly fine to eat no matter what type you buy, but you usually will want to avoid any farm raised options and stick to wild caught fish. Try to stick to organic beef, veal and chicken, because the hormones and additives in non-organic varieties can potentially interfere with the HCG hormone and cause problems with your weight loss. The effort that you put into finding organic foods will be well worth it because it really does make a difference with the speed of your weight loss, and you will likely avoid any problems or plateaus on the diet when you stick to organic, whole foods throughout phase 2 and phase 3. For more information about the HCG diet or start a round today, click here to order it now.

 

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Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipes – Basil, Cucumber and Strawberry Salad

Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipes – Basil, Cucumber and Strawberry SaladThis is a perfect recipe for a snack or a quick meal on the HCG diet, and because it is so low in calories you can have several servings without much guilt. If you eat a full HCG diet serving of one cup of cucumbers with 7-8 strawberries you will be very full, and it is very easy to make, taking just about 10 minutes to prepare and have ready. You can make this recipe in a pinch if you need a fast meal on the diet, and it still leaves you with an extra protein serving that you can add into your dinner or eat as a separate meal during the day.

Try to use organic strawberries and cucumbers with this recipe to avoid any harmful pesticides that can interfere with the hormone or cause metabolic issues. This recipe is for two servings of the salad, and it can be adjusted up or down as needed very easily. This recipe can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator and it will last for about 48 hours maximum, so it can be used as a next day meal. Adjust the Stevia to taste and start with a few drops and adjust it at the last step of the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 15 medium strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 cups of cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 to 4 drops of stevia
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. fresh basil, sliced thinly

Directions:

  • Seed and peel cucumbers and slice into thin slices.
  • Add strawberries vinegar stevia and basil together.
  • Toss and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Add cucumber and lemon juice and toss and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Mix cucumbers with strawberry mixture and toss.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 50

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Can You Buy HCG in Stores?

can-you-buy-hcg-in-storesHCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that is injected daily as a requirement of the HCG diet and used for certain medical treatments. With the increased popularity of the diet in recent years, there have been several companies that have started to sell the hormone without a prescription. Many of these companies are doing so unethically and in some cases illegally. Homeopathic HCG
was made illegal by the FDA in 2011, however prescription HCG remained legal. The hormone is perfectly legal to use with the prescription of a medical doctor, however many stores have decided to sell the hormone or a low quality version of it to people without any medical supervision or licensed medical providers on staff. These companies put their patients at risk because no hormone should be sold without an appropriate medical evaluation prior to issuing a prescription. Several negative experiences from the diet have resulted from obtaining the hormone from an unlicensed provider, and these experiences could easily be avoided simply by purchasing the hormone from a legitimate company.

You cannot buy HCG in stores

Anyone who is interested in buying HCG should know that you cannot actually buy the real hormone in stores. Again, any product with the label homeopathic HCG cannot be sold legally anywhere, but you will find stores that claim to sell regular HCG. These products are not technically illegal, however they are certainly potentially dangerous to your health. Most of these companies sell hormone products that were produced at overseas facilities with no quality control measures in place. Real human chorionic gonadotropin can only be purchased at a licensed medical clinic like Nu Image Medical after the patient has had a review of their medical history and physical health. The quality and the purity of the hormone will also be substantially better than any hormone product sold at unlicensed stores.

Hormones purchased at unlicensed stores are unsafe to use

It is important to know that any hormones purchased at unlicensed stores are unsafe to use and can result in serious potential health consequences. Some of the negative stories that you may have heard regarding hormones are very likely the result of buying them from unlicensed sources. The potency and quality of hormones must be carefully controlled at pharmacies with the appropriate equipment and sterile production techniques. Unlicensed stores will sell hormones that have been produced with little or no oversight regarding ingredient purity, sterile production or other safety precautions. People really have no idea what they are buying when they purchase one of their hormone products, and all too often the product isn’t at the purity that they need. Simply put, their products are dangerous and it isn’t worth the few dollars of savings compared to a licensed clinic.

The best and safest way to buy HCG is from a clinic

Without a doubt, the safest and best way to buy HCG is from a licensed clinic with the appropriate licensed pharmacy that supplies the hormone. At Nu Image Medical and other licensed clinics we have a medical provider review the history of every patient to ensure that the hormone and diet are both safe for them. Any concerns about the patient’s medical status is discussed at the start of the diet, and every proper safety protocol is followed. Patients are also free to ask their medical provider any questions or concerns that they have about the diet or about using the hormone, which isn’t an option at unlicensed hormone providers. A licensed clinic will always make the diet safe for every patient and those who shouldn’t attempt the diet will be advised before they buy the hormone.

Unlicensed stores are in it for the money

The unlicensed stores that sell the hormone are simply doing so for the money, and they are not at all concerned about the safety of their patients or even their reputation. Many of these companies are only in business for a year or two and break a law and get shut down. If they had any concern about their patients at all they would hire the appropriate medical staff, use a licensed pharmacy source and do things the right way. Instead they hope to make a quick dollar from the excitement surrounding the HCG diet. Companies with such a disregard for their customers cannot be considered trustworthy, and anyone who buys their products is taking a significant risk with their health.

The FDA may make the unlicensed sale of HCG illegal

The FDA made homeopathic HCG illegal because of the prevalence of these companies, and it is possible that they may outlaw the sale of HCG from unlicensed stores if the trend continues. The recklessness of these companies has become a source of concern for the FDA and they may end up taking further action to protect consumers. HCG is not approved for any over the counter usage, because of the fact that it is a hormone and can only safely be administered by a medical provider with an understanding of how the hormone works and the caveats for each individual patient. The FDA has the obligation of trying to protect and warn consumers, however there will always likely be illegal HCG products being sold online with how easy it is to throw up an online storefront and start selling unsafe hormone products. No matter what, you can’t go wrong buying the hormone from a legitimate provider like Nu Image Medical, as we use a licensed pharmacy to supply all of our hormones.

Very low calorie diets require medical oversight

The other major issue with most of the companies that sell the hormone and diet is the fact that they don’t have any medical providers to oversee the patients as they complete the diet. There are a wide range of different medical concerns that can arise as a patient is completing the diet, in spite of the general safety of the original diet protocol. Very low calorie diets such as the HCG diet are regularly prescribed to treat obesity but they always require a medical professional on staff to make sure that the diet is safe before a patient attempts it. At Nu Image Medical we provide medical oversight during the critical first week of the diet as well as extra support if it is needed, but unlicensed stores rarely if ever offer this, and some patients risk their health by trying a diet that they really shouldn’t.

The risk to your health isn’t worth it

Often times the cost of an unlicensed hormone diet program will be similar to what you would pay at a licensed provider. Even if you save a substantial amount of money it’s not worth having to go to the doctor anyway to treat a complication or health problem that occurs from a low quality hormone product. Providers like Nu Image Medical have been able to both offer a convenient and afford shipped to home version of the diet while still offering full medical oversight and ensuring that the quality and professionalism of our diet program is on par with what you would get at a local clinic. The benefits of the diet are many but you do need to take the precaution to purchase it only from a well-known and experienced provider that only uses legitimate pharmacy sources and that has the medical staff to approve and review each patient individually. If you want to buy HCG from a legitimate provider that is guaranteed to be pure and safe, contact Nu Image Medical today for more information about our HCG diet and hormone products.

 

 

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HCG Diet Frequently Asked Questions

hcg-diet-frequently-asked-questionsWith the increased interest in the HCG diet there have been several questions about its safety and other aspects of the diet from interested dieters. The diet has proven to be one of the safest and fastest ways to lose a large amount of weight, but with so many different HCG diet providers out there it can be confusing for new patients to find a high quality provider that they can trust. At Nu Image Medical we have several years of combined experience with administering the diet, and we are a licensed provider of the diet. We can answer your questions if you are interested in the diet. Those who have been on the fence about trying the diet should review some of these HCG diet frequently asked questions to see if they address your concerns.

What is HCG?

HCG is a natural hormone and is the acronym for human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and the presence of the hormone in the body indicates pregnancy. The hormone has several functions during pregnancy including protecting the developing fetus and ensuring that it has sufficient caloric energy during the period of time when the mother may not be aware of her pregnancy. The hormone supplies the extra energy by metabolizing excess fat, and it is through this same mechanism that both male and female dieters can lose weight when the hormone is combined with a very low calorie diet. The weight loss occurs for both men and women because the hormone can metabolize fat in both men and women, however there are no negative effects on men. The dosage that is used for the diet is much lower than what is normally produced during pregnancy, and the hormone can be supplied to the body through HCG injections or sublingual drops.

Who created the HCG diet?

The HCG diet was created by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist in the 1950s. The diet started off as a series of clinical trials at a hospital in Rome and other locations. Dr. Simeons found that injections of HCG combined with a very low calorie diet that consisted of mostly vegetables, a few fruit choices and lean protein was highly effective at helping obese patients lose weight. He found that HCG targeted abnormal fat while preserving lean muscle mass, and he published his findings in the 1954 manuscript “Pounds and Inches”. Since the manuscript was published, the HCG diet came into being and it has been used since the 1950s for weight loss through a variety of different programs and protocols. Some of the current programs like Nu Image Medical’adhere to the original Simeons protocol which is still considered to be the safest and most clinically proven HCG diet protocol available.

Is the HCG diet safe?

The HCG diet has been used for over 6 decades and has continually proven to be safe. The diet is not linked to any short or long term negative health effects, and most patients see a dramatic improvement with their health after the diet is completed. Clinical studies on the diet have found that it is safe for participants and that it can result in weight loss of up to 15 to 40 or more pounds, and the low dose of the hormone has not been associated with any harmful effects. The only real danger associated with the diet is the fact that there are several online providers that sell the diet without any licensed medical providers on their staff. Patients need to be prescreened prior to starting the diet to ensure that the diet is safe for them, but the vast majority of patients with excess weight to lose can safely try the diet.

Are there side effects for men?

There are no unique side effects for men, even though HCG is normally produced by the female body. Men tolerate both the hormone and the diet quite well, and it can actually have a wide range of positive effects including improved libido and fertility and higher energy levels. A medically approved use of HCG is to improve sperm count for men because of its similarities to luteinizing hormone (LH), and the amount of hormone used for this treatment is significantly higher than the amount used for the HCG diet. The amount that is used for the diet is so low that there are no significant effects in general. The amount used for the diet is the bare minimum to get the metabolic fat burning effects of the hormone without having to worry about any other effects. Tens of thousands of men have had the same weight loss results as women while trying the diet, and no studies have shown that the hormone or the diet is dangerous in any way for men or that there are any unique side effects that only men experience.

Does the diet really work?

The human chorionic gonadotropin diet has proven to work time and time again, and the vast majority of people who try the diet have success with it. Some people require multiple rounds of the diet to achieve their weight loss goals, however just one round of the diet can result in weight loss of up to 40 pounds (for the six week diet). The diet is not guaranteed to work unless the patient adheres to every requirement of the protocol. Although the protocol can be challenging during the first week of the diet, the hormone makes it much easier to complete and as long as the protocol is followed as closely as possible, most patients can expect to see some degree of weight loss if not substantial weight loss.

Was the HCG diet banned by the FDA in 2011?

The HCG diet was not actually banned in 2011; however the FDA did make homeopathic HCG products illegal. Homeopathic HCG products are defined as any over the counter products that had the label “homeopathic”; these products were being marketed as effective weight loss aids when in actuality they were not effective at all and some of them had dangerous or inert ingredients. The FDA cracked down on these products because of their false claims, however the actual diet was not ever made illegal. There is a major difference between pure pharmaceutical grade HCG and “homeopathic” HCG – homeopathic HCG isn’t really HCG at all and is an illegal product, while pure pharmaceutical grade HCG is real and is still perfectly legal to use off label for weight loss with the prescription of a licensed medical provider. Any company that is still selling homeopathic HCG is doing so illegally, but there has never been a problem with legitimate providers of the hormone and diet.

Do you need to exercise on the HCG diet?

There is no exercise required on the diet, since it is a very low calorie diet with a maximum daily calorie intake of about 500 to 550 calories per day. This low calorie intake is offset by the hormone since it helps the body burn up to 2,000 calories per day in abnormal fat, so no exercise is needed in order to lose weight on the diet. Exercise is actually prohibited on the diet outside of normal daily activity. Strenuous activities should also be avoided if at all possible during Phase 2 of the diet (the very low calorie diet), however people with physically demanding jobs may need to alter the protein intake of the diet based on the recommendation of a medical professional.

 

 

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Why You Should Purchase the HCG Diet Online

why-you-should-purchase-the-hcg-diet-onlineThe HCG diet is one of the best diets available anywhere and is also one of the most proven diets, and as a result it has become a widely sought after diet. With the increased popularity of the diet, many people have looked for the HCG diet online, because with the proper medical supervision the diet is safe to try at home. The online programs offer an effective alternative to diets administered at a clinic, but there are several caveats and precautions that dieters should take before they purchase any program. Hormone diets should never be attempted without sufficient medical supervision and a medical evaluation prior to starting the diet. There are very few online HCG diet programs that offer both of these important features, and Nu Image Medical is one of those providers. You can certainly try the diet online and there are several reasons why you should consider doing so, and as long as it is medically supervised it is perfectly safe for you.

It will cost you less money to purchase the diet online

When you purchase the HCG diet program at Nu Image Medical, you can have it shipped to you no matter where you live, and in the vast majority of cases the diet will cost less money than a clinically supervised diet. Going to a local clinic for your hormone diet can end up costing you two to three times as much money or more because clinics will usually require multiple appointments, and you may have to pay for injections. The extra overhead and costs are avoided when you purchase the diet online from a provider like Nu Image Medical, and you really get the best of both worlds because the diet is medically supervised while also being affordable.

You can find a medically supervised diet online

If you are concerned about the lack of medical supervision with an online diet program, you should strongly consider trying the diet at Nu Image Medical. Our diet is unique because you will receive a full medical evaluation prior to starting it, including an overview of your medical history and a check to ensure that there are no conditions or other health problems that could make the diet dangerous for you. Most people can try the diet with no problems at all, but every dieter needs to be evaluated by an experienced and licensed medical provider before starting it. At Nu Image Medical you never have to worry about a lack of medical supervision since you will be evaluated at the very beginning by a medical doctor and you will be able to ask questions during the diet.

The quality of the diet is virtually the same as a clinically supervised diet

When you purchase the HCG hormone diet online from a licensed provider like Nu Image Medical, you can rest assured that the quality of the diet will be on par with what you would get at a clinic. The key is to purchase the diet from a licensed provider like Nu Image Medical and avoid the low quality providers out there. Companies that don’t have medical supervision also often have a lower quality hormone that may not even work, which can completely make the diet ineffective. At Nu Image Medical you are guaranteed to get pure pharmaceutical grade human chorionic gonadotropin with a sufficient level of support necessary to be successful on the diet. We have helped thousands of patients succeed on the diet and our medical providers have extensive experience with the diet, even more than most local clinics and other medical companies.

Working with an HCG diet specialist can help to ensure your success

Another main factor to consider is the experience of the diet provider that you are working with, whether it is local or online. Local clinics may offer the diet but often do not specialize in the diet the same way that Nu Image Medical does. We are the premier HCG diet company online because of our extensive experience with administering the diet, and the diet is our main product. When purchase the program at Nu Image Medical you are helping to ensure your success because your diet will be supervised by medical experts who know every detail about the diet. Our program is only based on the proven Simeons HCG diet protocol, and our HCG diet protocol has been carefully developed so that it is concise but covers every important detail that you need to know to get the fastest and greatest amount of weight loss possible.

You will save time with an online diet

When you buy a HCG diet program from a provider like Nu Image Medical, you can have the diet shipped directly to your home within just a few days, and you don’t have to travel back and forth to a clinic. Often times a clinic will require multiple appointments to manage the diet, while the program at Nu Image Medical can be completed entirely from home. Our program is designed to be as fast as possible for you, and you can get started with the diet as soon as your shipment arrives. The time that you save from avoiding travel can be substantial, and we can get you approved for the diet within a matter of minutes while still fully evaluating your medical history and ensuring that the diet is the right option for you.

It is easier to repeat the online diet

When you want to repeat the HCG diet to lose more weight, it can be much easier to do so with an online diet because your information will be saved and you simply have to order another round of the diet after the six week waiting period once the previous diet is completed. You need to wait six weeks to prevent hormone tolerance from building up, but other than that you can get started right away with a second round of the diet as soon as the waiting period has passed and you are ready. At a clinic you may have to travel back and forth and spend more money than you would like before starting a second round, and it is much easier and less expensive to simply buy the diet online and have the second round shipped to you, rather than having to go to the pharmacy and travel locally.

Be sure to work with a licensed medical clinic if you buy the diet online

Hopefully you are convinced that the online diet is a good option if you are considering trying it, but you need to be extremely careful when deciding on a provider. You will find several options that may be lower in price than what you would have to pay at Nu Image Medical, but there is always a tradeoff. You will not have any medical supervision and may end up trying the diet when you shouldn’t be trying it, and their diet protocol may be inaccurate, outdated, or based on pseudoscience. A potential danger to your health is the actual hormone that they prescribe; many of these companies buy their hormone in bulk from overseas pharmacies that don’t have the same quality control procedures and sterile production equipment that U.S. licensed pharmacies have. The best option is to purchase the diet from a licensed provider that offers you medical supervision like Nu Image Medical. You will get the benefit of paying less than what you would pay at a local clinic and won’t compromise your health or safety with our diet. Get more information about our HCG diet program now and speak to a medical provider today to get started.

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Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipes – Basil Tomato Chicken

phase-2-hcg-diet-recipes-basil-tomato-chickenThis is one of the more delicious and satisfying Phase 2 HCG diet recipes. It is perfect for the very low calorie diet, because it only contains Phase 2 approved ingredients and it is also low in calories. This diet is for two servings and you can very easily scale it up or down as needed, and the two servings for this diet equal two HCG diet protein servings and two HCG diet vegetable servings. This is a great recipe for your HCG diet dinner as it has about half of your daily calories, and you can combine this with a lighter lunch and your two HCG diet fruit servings to make a complete day’s meal.

This recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook, and you can adjust the seasonings as desired but be sure to avoid adding any non-HCG diet approved seasonings and always avoid adding any oil or fat. Be sure to also use chicken breast for this recipe as other cuts of chicken have a higher fat content and can cause problems with your diet. This recipe can be stored for up to 2-3 days in the fridge in a sealed container so you can easily make this recipe for several days’ worth of food.

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams boneless and skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups of tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 basil leaves, rolled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Saute chicken in a non-stick pan with a small amount of lemon juice and half of the broth on medium high heat. Cook until opaque and until there is some color on both sides of the chicken breast.
  • Add garlic, onion, and saute for 3-5 more minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, spices, and remainder of lemon juice and broth and cook until tomatoes soften.
  • Add basil last and cook for a few minutes until wilted.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 236

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7 HCG Diet Tips and Tricks

7-hcg-diet-tips-and-tricksAlthough the HCG diet is designed to be easy, it can be somewhat challenging during the first week. One of the hardest parts about the diet is learning the requirements and sticking to them. The hormone reduces your appetite and helps with food cravings, but you need to be valiant about your watching calorie intake and avoid cheating as much as possible. Although the diet protocol is the same for everyone, it helps to come up with your own strategies and customizations about implementing the protocol that will work well for you based your habits and schedule. Customizing the diet for yourself without changing the fundamental protocol or requirements will make it easier for you to finish the diet and lose as much weight as possible. The following HCG diet tips and tricks can help you get through the diet and get the most out of your weight loss efforts.

HCG Diet Tip #1 – Plan your meals ahead of time

One of the most important things to do on the HCG diet is to plan the meals of the week ahead of time. This can save you a substantial amount of time on cooking, calorie counting and food prep. The VLCD portion of the diet (Phase 2) is the most important phase of the diet to plan your meals out because you need to carefully calculate your daily calorie intake during this phase to never exceed 500 calories per day. The protocol includes a list of foods and the serving sizes that you need to adhere to, but it is important that you plan out your recipes and your daily meals all at once so that you don’t have to spend time every day planning out your meals. Planning your meals will save you time and make the diet much easier to complete.

HCG Diet Tip #2 – Cook for multiple days

You should also cook for more than just one day whenever possible. Most of the HCG diet recipes are for just one or two servings, and since the portion sizes are so small they can be easily increased to four to six servings or more. Just be sure to check and see how long the recipes will be good for when properly stored in the refrigerator, but in most cases you can cook for at least two to three days of meals at once. One idea is to cook two dishes, one for lunch and dinner, make six servings of each so that you have three days’ worth of meals. The downside is that you’ll have to get used to eating the same thing every day for a few days, or you can just make one recipe for three days and make something unique every day for your lunch or dinner.

HCG Diet Tip #3 – Try the diet with a friend

Staying motivated by yourself can be difficult unless you happen to be a self-starter, so it can be very helpful to try the diet with a friend. Having a friend with you through the diet can help keep you accountable and you’ll be much more likely to succeed if you have support. You can also alternate cooking for each other on different nights to help with some of the cooking burden, and having a friend available to keep you motivated and positive through the difficult parts of the diet can be very beneficial.  The diet will also be a lot more fun and you can even make it a bit of a friendly competition to see who can lose the most weight and stick to the diet the best.

HCG Diet Tip #4 – Drink a ton of water

Drinking a lot of water on the diet is one of the best ways to make the diet easier for you. Drinking water helps the hormone metabolize abnormal fat, which will provide you with energy faster. Drinking water regularly will help you stay full throughout the day and avoid cheating as well. You should stick to drinking about 1 gallon of water per day max, and try to drink water even when you are not necessarily thirsty. Studies have also shown that hunger is sometimes related to thirst so it can help with some of your food cravings, and you might find that the very low calorie portion of the diet is much easier when you drink as much water as possible. Definitely drink water with every meal and keep a bottle with you throughout the day.

HCG Diet Tip #5 – Buy the diet from a professional diet company

There are hundreds of HCG diet companies and programs out there, but very few of them are run by real licensed medical providers with experience administering the diet. When it comes to a hormone diet or any hormone treatment you never want to skimp on quality. The diet is perfect safe for the majority of people, but if a low quality hormone product is used, or the wrong dosage is given, there can be health consequences. It is always beneficial to have a medical provider overseeing the diet, and patients need to be approved for the diet prior to starting it based on their medical history. It’s always safer and more effective to work with an experienced provider like Nu Image Medical rather than trying to do the diet on your own, or working with a company that doesn’t necessary have the experience.

HCG Diet Tip #6 – Get rid of every processed and junk food

During the three week very low calorie diet phase and the three week stabilization phase you need to keep any and all junk food outside of your home. Lock it up or simply keep it out of your access until the diet is finished if at all possible. Having access to junk food or processed food will simply make the diet much more difficult and increase the chance that you’ll slip up. If you can’t get rid of the junk food at least keep away from it as much as possible, and also avoid restaurants and other places where you’ll be tempted to cheat. Remember that you only need to stick to the food requirements of the very low calorie diet for just a few weeks and once the diet is over you can start adding foods back in gradually, but you also need to think about permanently getting rid of junk food from your diet to avoid gaining the weight back.

HCG Diet Tip #7 – Learn the protocol

Take the time to learn the HCG diet protocol prior to starting the diet; the effort will be well worth it and it will help you get the most out of the diet. The protocol at Nu Image Medical does not take very much time to learn as it is condensed, and you can learn the most important aspects of the diet in just a few hours or less. The most important parts of the protocol to learn are Phase 2 (the very low calorie diet) and Phase 3 (maintenance), and all of the requirements for these phases including the allowed foods, daily calorie intake, allowed cosmetics, allowed seasonings and any other special requirements. At Nu Image Medical you will receive a medical consultation prior to starting the diet where you can ask questions, but you should be sure to learn the protocol on top of this. For more information about the diet and to ask any questions that you may have, click here to speak to a medical provider at Nu Image Medical today.

 

 

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HCG Diet Effects on Fertility

hcg-diet-effects-on-fertilityBecause of the fact that the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin is used as a fertility treatment, dieters are sometimes concerned that there may be a positive or negative effect on their fertility when they try the HCG diet. Although the concern is understandable, the reality is that there are no HCG diet effects on fertility for either men or women who try the diet, even if the diet is repeated several times. The hormone has several effects on the body in higher doses, the be dose used for the HCG diet is so low that there are no known fertility effects outside of the potential for a small improvement in fertility because it can improve libido slightly for both men and women and it may possibly increase sperm production or ovulation slightly. In order to understand the potential effects of HCG on fertility, it is helpful to discuss a bit about the background of the hormone and how it has been used for fertility treatments.

HCG has a similar effect as luteinizing hormone

The reason why HCG is used as a fertility treatment is because it has a similar effect as luteinizing hormone or LH. LH triggers ovulation in women, and women who have had problems ovulating are sometimes prescribed gonadotropin injections in order to stimulate ovulation. In males, LH stimulates the Leydig cell production of testosterone, which in turn increases sperm production. As a result, males are also sometimes prescribed HCG in lower doses as a fertility treatment if they have low sperm counts. However, the injections are given at a very high dosage compared to the injections given on the diet. There are a wide range of different syndromes that can result in low LH production levels including eating disorders, hypogonadism, female athlete triad, Kallman syndrome and many others, and HCG can play an important role in improving fertility for these patients.

Human chorionic gonadotropin is prescribed at high doses for fertility treatments

The hormone HCG is actually used for fertility treatments, however it is used at a much higher dosage than what is given on the HCG diet. Typically for a fertility treatment, the hormone will be prescribed at a much higher dosage than what is given on the diet, anywhere from between 5,000 to 10,000 IUs or more per injection. The high dose of HCG is necessary for it to have an effect on fertility, and at the higher doses there can be other non-dangerous short term side effects for both men and women. One potential complication is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, but OHSS does not occur with the HCG diet because the dosage for the hormone is too low, and women who take HCG on the diet do not usually experience any fertility effects.

HCG can be used to stimulate ovulation

Another reason why HCG is used is to stimulate ovulation in the case where eggs are being harvested for in vitro fertilization, and at the high doses that HCG is given for fertility there is the potential for OHSS as previously mentioned. OHSS will go away after two to four weeks but there can be some uncomfortable side effects, and medical monitoring may be necessary. The treatment is always administered with medical supervision and continual monitoring of egg follicle development is necessary as a part of the treatment. It is important to note that injections of HCG for fertility is a completely different treatment from the diet, and that the diet does not have any effect or a minimal effect at best on fertility with the very small doses that are used for it.

There is no negative effect on fertility from using small doses of HCG

For both males and females, there is no evidence at all to suggest that there are any negative fertility effect that results from using the small doses of HCG that are prescribed for the diet. The maximum dose that is used is about 200 IU per day, and most patients taken anywhere from 125 IU to 200 IU daily, which is a much smaller amount than what is prescribed for fertility as mentioned above. There is absolutely no evidence that this small amount of the hormone causes any short or long term negative fertility effects; if anything it would only improve fertility by increasing ovulation or spermatogenesis, but the small dosage of the hormone is as likely to do this. The point of giving a small dose of the hormone with the diet is to improve fat metabolism, and any other positive health or fertility benefits that come from the treatment are secondary.

The side effects of the HCG diet are minimal in general

In general, you should not expect very many side effects or fertility effects from the HCG diet. The vast majority of patients will experience no fertility effects at all, and most patients many have minimal side effects such as nausea, dizziness, bloating, rash at the injection site, sore throat, headache and other minor effects. Sometimes patients have no side effects at all from the treatment, while other patients experience more side effects. The side effects will usually go away after the first week of the diet, and both males and females will usually not experience any fertility effects. Most patients get through the entire diet without experiencing any negative side effects outside of the hunger or cravings for food that are expected when attempting a low calorie diet.

Women who have used HCG for fertility should talk to a medical professional before starting the diet

Women who have tried using HCG in the past as a fertility treatment should talk to a medical provider before trying the diet, but there should be no issues at all. HCG can interact with some medications including some of the medications that may be prescribed for fertility, and no hormone diet should be attempted without some form of medical supervision. Women who have used HCG in the past can normally try the diet without any problems at all, unless they had complications with their fertility treatment which is rare. In general, the use of the hormone for the diet is perfectly safe, but a patient’s medical history will always need to be reviewed in order to have 100% certainty that the diet is safe.

Don’t expect the diet to improve fertility

If you are interested in trying the HCG diet and expect it to improve fertility you are likely to be disappointed, as there is no real or proven effect on improving fertility. The diet has only been proven to result in rapid and safe weight loss, but the other possible health benefits of the hormone are not guaranteed. The only way to get these benefits is to talk to a licensed fertility doctor and find out about the different options that you may have available to you. Your doctor may end up prescribing your HCG, LH or a similar hormone for fertility, but the treatment plan and the dosage will be very different from what you would see on the diet, and you will likely use a commercial brand of the hormone for the treatment such as Pregnyl or Choragon. You may also need to be prescribed other hormones as a part of the treatment such as follicle stimulating hormone which is prescribed under Puregon and Menotrophin, or a combination of LH and FSH which is available as Merional or Menopur. If you have any specific questions about the diet and its potential effects, talk to a medical provider at Nu Image Medical today.

 

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Easy Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipes – Crab Salad

Teasy-phase-2-hcg-diet-recipes-crab-saladhis is one of the easiest Phase 2 HCG diet recipes for crab salad that you can make as a lunch or dinner, and it only includes HCG diet approved ingredients. Fresh crab is a great source of protein for the HCG diet because it is low in fat. This recipe is very low in calories and it won’t take up very many calories from your daily total, but it also happens to be very filling so it can be a great option to try during Phase 2.

You can increase the servings for this recipe, and this recipe calls for 7 ounces of crab but it can be easily scaled up. You can also use either lettuce or cabbage for this salad, whichever you prefer, and you can expect to spend about 20 minutes preparing this salad.

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of crab meat
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. fresh chives
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 cups of lettuce or cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Steaming crab legs:

  1. In a pasta pot with a strainer, bring 4 cups of water to boil.
  2. Rinse frozen crab legs and place them in steam insert.
  3. Steam crab legs for 6 minutes until they are heated.
  4. Remove and crack shells to remove meat.

Directions for salad:

  1. Add onion powder, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, chives, and lemon juice to crab meat and mix in a bowl.
  2. Add seasoned crab mixture to 2 cups of lettuce or cabbage.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, mix and serve.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 118

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