Medi-Lean Weight Loss Programme
The Medi-Lean Weight Loss Programme is based on the HCG diet developed by Dr. A.T.W Simeon. He found that HCG helps the body to release excess fat, hence releasing the calories for your body to use as energy. Some of the benefits of HCG include not only fat loss but also a positive effect on mood, increased energy levels, relief of body pains, decreased migraines and resetting the metabolism. By making lifestyle changes, following a healthy diet and supporting your body with the correct supplements, you will be able to maintain your healthy weight forever.
Every person is an individual with a unique composition. Not only will your genetic make-up determine what you look like, but also how your body produces hormones, absorbs nutrients, eliminates toxins and the likelihood of developing certain diseases. Although your DNA cannot be altered, it can be supported through lifestyle changes, a healthy diet and certain nutrients and supplements. Your specific needs can be addressed, and advice regarding your diet, exercise, detoxification and supplements can be personalised, by your Medi-Lean doctor.
Environmental factors will also play a role in your ability to maintain a healthy weight, e.g. if you have to travel a lot, it is more difficult to always follow a healthy diet or to do daily exercises. Problems like insomnia, pain and stress can have a detrimental effect on your health, hormone secretion as well as your ability to absorb nutrients.
As you age, your hormone production changes and the hormone imbalances can affect your health as well as your weight. If these discrepancies are not dealt with, your weight loss will be slower and you will struggle to maintain your weight.
Lastly, you need to follow a healthy balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight. Your Medi-Lean practitioner will assist you in not only losing unwanted fat, but also to maintaining the weight loss by supporting your overall health.
History on the HCG protocol
The HCG Protocol is based on Dr A.T.W. Simeon’s research. The Medi-Lean programme has modified the original HCG Protocol to achieve maximum results, but also to incorporate the diet into your daily schedule as easily as possible. Our goal is also not only to lose the fat, but to establish healthy habits to maintain a healthy weight. For more information on the original HCG Protocol, you can read Dr. Simeon’s book “Pounds and Inches” (published in 1954). HCG not only assists you to lose fat fast, but also resets your metabolism for you to maintain your weight loss. The HCG Protocol or any modified versions should only be attempted under the supervision of a medical practitioner trained in weight loss to prevent health risks.
HCG and a very low-calorie diet assists the body to normalise abnormal Leptin levels (a hormone that plays a very important role in fat metabolism and satiety.) The added benefits are that HCG also helps to improve other moderate hormone imbalances.
With the modified Protocol, you should be able to lose between 6-10kg of fat per cycle. If it is difficult to stick to the protocol due to hunger or cravings or you tend to lose less than this whilst sticking to the protocol 100%, it may be an indication that further investigations need to be done to eliminate other metabolic imbalances or vitamin, nutritional or mineral deficiencies. Please discuss this with your weight loss doctor. The Modified Protocol consists of a course of HCG injections administered for a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 weeks. Your body tends to develop a resistance against the HCG injections after this. A wash-out period of 2-6 weeks is necessary to rinse out all HCG from your system, after which another course can be administered.
When you’ve lost your excess fat, it is of utmost importance to teach your body how to cope with larger portions as well as a bigger variety of food. If you don’t, you will most probably regain the fat you lost. Your healthcare provider will assist you through this transition period as well as your maintenance period.
Your diet, injections and supplements will also be different during each phase of the Medi-Lean Weight Loss Programme.
Some people will benefit from a Detoxification Process as well. A specific regime will be discussed with you.