Posts Tagged ‘Shake It Weight Loss Programme’

Body Composition and Weight Loss! Why It’s So Important!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
We’ve specialised in weight loss processes at New Leaf for over 10 years – using several types of weight loss processes including the HCG Rapid Weight Loss programme, Shake It, Keto, Paleo… and I TRULY BELIEVE that weight loss without regular (weekly is optimal!) VLA BioImpedance Screenings is dangerous!
A few years ago I had two people in a short space of time that had both lost muscle mass and muscle quality on HCG.  This confused me until I realised that they had both decided to continue the HCG diet BEYOND the allowed 42 days maximum.  Both had done an extra 2 weeks instead of going back onto consolidation as the protocol requires.  It was really interesting to see because it highlighted that the HCG rules are really important.  Many of my clients say they could do HCG or Steak Days or Apple Days forever!
I had another client who (with another naturopath) had done 6 weeks of juice fasting and her inflammation was through the roof, her muscle mass and muscle quality was a joke.  It was scary the damage that had been done to her body.  She said ‘but I feel great’!  I said, ‘well, that’s because your body is running on sugar all day every day!’.  We had a lot of work to do to repair her body.  If juice fasting is to be done to prevent or help health problems (such as cancer) increasing inflammation during the process is not the way to go….
Another client (this was who I call my mars bar lady!) on the Shake It weight loss programme, who was continually losing about 1/2 kilo per week and had done incredibly well, turned up for her apt and said ‘I’ve been a bit naughty, I don’t expect to lose weight this week’.  We did her VLA and found:
  • weight about the same as previously
  • 2 kilos LOSS of muscle mass
  • 30% decrease in muscle quality
  • 2 kilos of combination extra fat and fluid.
  • she’d eaten 3 mars bars (on special at a service station – don’t do it!!) at a servo 2 days earlier.
  • it took 3 weeks to regain her muscle mass and muscle quality and bring her fat mass down to ‘before’ the mars bar day!
One of my ladies in yesterday had only lost 200g this week (had missed 4 doses of HCG and hadn’t had optimal diet over weekend)… but overall there had still been good changes:
  • 450g reduced normal fat
  • 500g reduced tummy fat
  • less hydrated in muscles
  • more fluid outside cells
 So  don’t allow your body to fall apart while losing weight.  Talk to us about maintaining or losing weight healthily!!
New Leaf Natural Therapies
0417 643 849
3348 6098
healthteam@newleafnaturaltherapies.com.au
In other words, there had been a kilo shift for the better, a kilo of inflammatory fluid (which needs releasing – yes!) but she wouldn’t have known without weekly VLA BioImpedance Screenings….

Weight loss – time to kick in for summer?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

healthy foodIt’s hard to imagine a life without fun, happiness, family and friend connection – or activity.  But once we start not being able to do anything due to weight, it becomes a vicious cycles.  Have you seen any of ‘The Biggest Loser’ this week – it’s easy to lose sight of health and happiness in the food-addiction-cycle.  People with weight issues suffer a higher amount of depression and anxiety, phobia of going outdoors, fear of being unloved and unlovable.

We have several weight loss processes which increase / maintain muscle mass and muscle quality whilst decreasing fat mass.  But where do we start?

Work out which weight loss process is for you…  Consolidation (maintaining weight) MUST be done in order to maintain re-sizing of your fat cells regardless of what process you choose to do.  Both Georgia and Madonna can help you make this decision

  • HCG Weight Loss loses 7 kilos on average in 23 days and 12 kilos on average in 40 days.
  • Shake It weight loss loses 500g – 1 kilo on average per week
  • 5 / 2 diet utilises a 500 calorie day twice to week to take the load off the digestive tract and liver.  Many people lose weight slowly over a period of time and feel better in their skin while doing it.
  • Intermittent fasting / Hump day fasting – choose a day per week where you ONLY drink herbal teas that detoxify – dandelion teas, ginger teas, juniper tea etc
  • Food Intolerances and Allergies – these can be causing you inflammation on a daily basis, slowing down your metabolism, without you suffering any symptoms.  Our food intolerance testing can let you know which foods do not support your weight loss goals.
  • De-stressing techniques – did you know that stress increases cortisol, which is a fat-storing hormone.  Having excess fat on the tummy and hips is simply one sign of hormonal dysfunction…it doesn’t just make shopping for clothes challenging!

HCG – successful weight loss challenges….

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

It’s really interesting now that our clinic has been using HCG for months…  So far it has been 100% successful.  The minimum weight loss we’ve seen in 23 days (including the binge days) is 5.5kg.  The maximum we’ve seen in 23 days is 8.3kg.  Not bad, huh?  These are people who have struggled, self-sabotages, become annoyed and frustrated with regular weight loss programmes (including Shake It and Keto – which we have found successful…)

Shake It and Keto Programmes lose up to 2kg per week – but that’s with about 5-10% of clients.  The average client loses 500g per week on Shake It with the occasional burst of weight loss that’s higher…

We have people who joke that they have ‘no metabolism’ who lose the weight, people whos thyroid is cactus, are incredibly toxic, are used to doing 8-10 hours + of exercise per week…  you can imagine.

So, if you’re after a cool new way to keep your weight under control, perhaps doing the programme every couple of years if the weight creeps on slowly, it works!

I was talking to my clinical assistant, Gabby today, because my hubby and I (had a great weekend) and put on 3.5 kilos.  Given that this is what we do: binge then exericise and exercise and exercise and exercise and eventually maybe get the weight down, it has surprised us…again… that we have lost 2 kilos in 2 days by doing the steak days…

Gabby said, ‘Well, believe it! The HCG works!’.  Weird, but I’m still proving it to myself and I haven’t founda flaw in the programme yet, if people do the work, and stick to it!  Dr Simeons was a genius, ahead of his time!

Madonna Guy
Chief Clinician & Naturopath
3348 6098 / 0417 643 849