16 Jan

395365_302148663171385_2088818976_n“Well I promised a testimony and you’ll like this one. I started my VLCD on 9 Dec 2011. I weighed 260 pounds, and my blood pressure (with 3 medications) was 217/127. I stayed exactly to the book taking 6 drops every four hours from first thing in the morning…and felt zero hunger at any time. I did have some challenges on the fourth day… with a headache that almost brought me to my knees, but the next day I took some asprin and it subsided. By the 10th day my BP had dropped to 120/80 so I dropped my Norvasc med. After about another 10 days it was back to normal again, so I cut my Benicar pill in half. My BP stayed at about 140/85 until the last week when it started rising slightly. I believe once I start excercising that will stop and I should be off all meds within a couple of months.

Weight wise, the results were even more dramatic. I didn’t lose even half a pound for the first 4 days, but on the 5th I dropped 4 pounds and have averaged almost a pound a day since. It seemed common to go two, sometimes even three days at the same weight, and then two pounds would drop. Initially those stalls were frustrating, but after I saw the trend I just waited.The tape measure was even more exciting. 5 inches of total loss the first week (waist and hips were most dramatic). That trend continued every week… week 2- 7.5 inches, week three- 11 inches, week four- 15.5, week five- 21.5, and today 25 total inches. I went from a size 46 pair of pants, to a 38… been 15 years since I’ve worn a 38.

This morning I weighed 225 pounds. I was very serious about this diet, and did it exactly the way the book recommended… that’s the only counsel I would give anyone who tries it. Also, I believe if you can get past the 5th day the rest is a cakewalk… boring, but easy. I am starting the low/no carb phase tomorrow morning, and really look forward to what my body will look like in the next 3 weeks. I will report back at that time. Thanks so much Craig… it’s been an exciting month!”

Roy M. (Anchorage, AK)

HCG Diet Stalls

3 Dec

Hitting a stall or a plateau?  Don’t let it go too long!  Some of the most common stalls on the HCG Program can be quickly eliminated by one of the following;

This is a good time to take a very close look at any sweeteners you are using.  Many of them contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, dextrose, maltodextrin, etc… these will hinder your weight loss on the program.  The recommended sweeteners are Stevia and Xylitol.

What are you putting on your body?  Lotions etc. These can also hinder your weight loss while on the program.  We recommend Mill Creek Sleepy Hallow oil free moisturizer and facial cremes, coconut oil, plain mineral oil (most baby oils are mineral oil) or try lotions/moisturizers with a mineral base.  Avoid suntan and sunscreen lotions; we haven’t found any solutions for this particular challenge.
The Apple Day – The apple day produces a gratifying loss of weight on the following day, mainly due to the elimination of water.  This water is not regained after you resume the normal nutritional program.

Are you having a bowl movement every day?  Our Bowel Support formula is excellent at helping you maintain proper bowl health.

Smooth Move Tea is an herbal laxative that for many works within 24 hours.

If the stall persists please call one our our Support Coaches today!  907-602-1440

Stalls and Plateaus can be nearly eliminated by those who choose to do a proper cleanse prior to the HCG Protocol.  It is never too late to start a cleanse.  Many clients have broken big plateaus on the program by starting a cleanse.  We especially recommend the (Renew Life) Liver Detox formula as it focuses on the liver and the bowels which are the body’s natural pathways for eliminating toxins.

Chicken Meatball Soup

3 Nov

Chicken Meatball Soup

100 grams ground chicken breast

1 teaspoon onion, minced

1 clove garlic, crushed or minced

Pinch of sage

Pinch of marjoram

Pinch or thyme

Dash of onion powder

Dash of garlic powder

1 serving of Melba toast crumbs (optional)



2 cups chicken broth (or substitute 1 cup water for 1 cup broth)

2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

1 1/2 cups celery or tomatoe, chopped (tomato adds and additional 23 calories)

1 tablespoon onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

1 bay leaf

Cayenne pepper to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine ground chicken breast with spices, chopped garlic, onion and crushed melba toast. Form into balls. Bring broth to a boil, add spices, vinegar, Bragg’s, and chicken balls. Reduce to a simmer and cook minimum of 30 mins, adding the celery or tomato the last 5-10 mins of cooking.

Ginger Shrimp Wraps

3 Nov

Ginger Shrimp Wraps

100 Grams shrimp

1 or more cabbage or lettuce leaves

1 cup vegetable broth or water

2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid amino’s

1 clove garlic, crushed or minced

Pinch of fresh ginger

1 tablespoon green onion, finely chopped

1 serving Spicy Orange Sauce (optional for dipping)

Salt and pepper to taste

Lightly steam cabbage leaves and then set aside. Cook shrimp with spices and mince together with onion. Wrap up shrimp mixture in cabbage or lettuce leaves and enjoy with dipping sauce. Another alternative is to place multiple rolls in small baking dish.  Cover with vegetable broth and bake for 25 mins at 350 degrees.  Variations: Dip wraps in Sweet Wasabi Dipping Sauce or top with additional Bragg’s.

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 veggie) 2 grams fat 165 calories.

Phase 3 modifications: Add a drizzle of the sesame, peanut or hot chili oil to the shrimp mixture for added flavor.

Alaska HCG’s Biggest Loser Challenge Winner!!

31 Oct

We are thrilled to announce our Biggest Loser Challenge winner Jen from Anchorage!  She has one our first challenge and there will be many others to follow!  Stay tuned to find out when our next challenge will begin!  You can win a $200 shopping spree for a new wardrobe….because you will totally need it, or $250 in products from Alaska HCG.  We are so excited to help you all reach your weight loss goals!  Thank you for your support!

Why Cleanse? – Liver Detox

28 Sep

A properly functioning liver is vital to health.  Have you been on any medications? Or are you currently while on the HCG Program or getting ready to start it?

We recommend that you do a cleanse before starting this program. It could be the difference of losing a pound or 2 a day verses a half pound to 1/4 pound a day.  At the very minimum it is best to do a 2 week liver cleanse.  If you have been on any medications (birth control, pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, cholesterol, NSAID’s etc, etc.) a 4-week whole body cleanse is truly in your best interest.  This will help avoid a plateau and also make the plan more successful with ridding the weight more quickly! Who doesn’t want that?!

What is the liver and how does it function? The liver is your largest internal organ and it performs many functions including detoxification of the body. The liver works by both filtering toxins directly and by altering toxins so that they can be removed at other stages of detoxification. The liver filters toxins from one quart of blood every minute. After the liver processes these endotoxins (produced in the body), exotoxins (from outside the body) and other wastes, they are sent to the kidneys and colon for elimination.

Liver Detox is an easy-to use, two-part cleansing and detoxification program formulated to simultaneously support, protect, stimulate and assist with the body’s natural detoxification of the liver with natural minerals, vitamins, herbs and amino acids.‡ Both the Morning Formula (Part I) and the Evening Formula (Part II) contain minerals, herbs and amino acids that promote healthy liver function.

Liver Detox includes:

Milk Thistle – an herb used traditionally to support normal detoxification functions of the liver. The strong antioxidant activity of the main ingredient in milk thistle (silymarin) helps promote healthy liver function and to protect healthy liver cells.

L-Methionine – amino acid that the liver uses to create glutathione.‡ Glutathione is powerful amino acid made by the liver, which acts as an antioxidant and detoxifying compound. Supplementing with L-methionine can help raise glutathione levels.

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) – the liver also uses NAC to create glutathione. Supplementing with NAC can help raise glutathione levels and thus support the natural detoxification functions of the liver.

Alpha Lipoic Acid – antioxidant that helps revitalize glutathione and supports detoxification.

Selenium – essential trace mineral that enhances the antioxidant power of zinc and vitamins to allow them to function better in their natural detoxification roles.

Ayurvedic Herbs – used to promote the natural detoxification capabilities of the liver. Among the most commonly used herbs are Boerhavia Diffusa, Eclipta Alba, Terminalia Belerica, Tinospora Cordifolia, and Picrorhiza Kurroa.

Dandelion – herb used traditionally to stimulate bile production and promote healthy liver detoxification.

Caramel Apple Pie

28 Sep

My sister in law called the other night wondering what in the world she could make as a special treat for her friend who is on the HGC Program Phase 2.  We thumbed thru the amazing HCG Diet Gourmet Cookbook and found this recipe for Caramel Apple Pie!  Looks delicious!!

Caramel Apple Pie

1 apple

I tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 packet powdered Stevia

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

1 tablespoon water

English Toffee Stevia to taste

Slice apple into very thing slices.  Arrange in layers in a round 3″ creme Brulee dish.  For each layer, sprinkle generously with cinnamon, nutmeg, and powdered and English Toffee Stevia.  Continue layering with spices until dish is full.  Sprinkle lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and water over the apple slices.  Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes or until apples are cooked and top is slightly crispy.  Drizzle with additional English Toffee Stevia if desired.  Serve warm!

.5 gram protein, 0 fat, 95 calories

Phase 3 modifications: Add a small amount of melted butter to the mixture and top with a tablespoon of chopped walnuts or pecans.