The ACPHARM hCG Diet – how to incorporate into your practice
Incorporating the ACPHARM HCG Diet into your practice is easy. The program as provided by ACPHARM is enough to assist your patients in achieving real, lasting fat-loss.
Since August 2010, clinics all around Australia have been introducing this program to their patients. Some clinics simply provide it as it, some will customise certain aspects of the treatment to individuals or via their own clinical ideas and practice.
Below is an outline of the program. For a more detailed look at the program and information on how to incorporate into your clinic, contact us today.
hCG for fat loss
hCG’s use with a strict calorie controlled diet for fat loss was first used in the 1950’s and has been proved by many to be an invaluable treatment method for fat loss.
Using hCG for fat loss unlocks abnormal stored fat reserves (hip, abdomen, thighs, etc.), allowing the body to use them for energy.
hCG is used to:
- Target storage fat areas
- Eliminate food cravings
- Re-establish fat set point
- Ensure patients are comfortable
hCG for fat loss diet
The protocol requires daily injections of hCG accompanied with a 2100 kilojoule (500 calorie) restricted diet. We have designed and compounded – in conjunction with an Australian professor of nutrition medicine – a range of supplements containing essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as digestive enzymes and probiotics. These supplements function to protect vital organs during the calorie-restricted part of the program.
As well as these injections and supplements, the patient will undertake a strict, calorie controlled diet (500 calories) that calls for protein and vegetables and only very small amounts of carbohydrate.
The calorie-restriction aspect is very important for sustained results. Though the HCG and the supplements take some of the hunger, moodiness and tiredness away during this phase, the patient really still has to show some restraint, setting them up to make better choices once the course of the ACPHARM program is completed.
ACPHARM hCG Diet kits contain:
- A vial of hCG
- Alcohol swabs
- A proprietary blend of dietary supplements
- Multi-flora probiotics
- Digestive enzymes
- ACPHARM hCG Diet manual
- If the diet is followed correctly, most patients truly experience mood elevation and hunger is minimal or non-existent.
How long does the treatment take?
As a guide, patients who need to lose 7 kg or less require a 3 week program. When a patient has more than 7kg to lose, the treatment takes longer, and a 6 week program should be undertaken with a review upon finishing.
How much fat should you expect to lose?
Patients can expect to lose approximately 400g per day on the hCG diet. This is only a guide however as it depends upon the individual person. In general men tend to lose more fat than women. Women will notice more of a change in body measurements.
Is calorie restriction required to maintain fat loss?
Amazingly, you will not regain your fat back if simple suggestions are followed. There is no continued calorie restriction required (in fact, you MUST return to regular calorie intake) and no medications are required.
What happens at the end?
The next steps are dependent on the type of patient.
Some patients (particularly those undergoing a 3-week course) will be able to maintain results with little-to-no changes to their diet/lifestyle prior to commencing the program.
Some patients will need to initiate lifestyle changes, more in line with the program’s eating habits (minimal carbohydrate intake, no sugar, portion control etc.), and these patients can certainly be maintained within your normal clinical practice.
Some patients may benefit from another round of the ACPHARM program, to be taken up at a minimum of six weeks from conclusion.
How to incorporate into my clinic?
It is easy to bring the ACPHARM hCG Diet to your clinic.
To begin, we start with promotion within the clinic database, which takes the forms of posters and brochures for the waiting room, and letters/emails to the patients notifying them that you now offer this treatment.
The patient then requires a consult where suitability is determined, measurements taken (including tape-measure – very important!), and a prescription is written.
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Then fax to 02 8536 4155 or email to email@example.com
Then send via post to PO Box 2954 Taren Point NSW 2229
(If you would like us to send you some prepaid envelopes we will be happy to do so. Contact us regarding this)
It is important to note that you should collect payment from the patient at this time. These products are compounded to order and cannot be returned.
Most practitioners prefer to receive the hCG at their clinic and have the patient collect it from them to run them through the program with everything in front of them. However we can also send this directly to the patient.
You should always remind the patient to read the book supplied in their kit. If they study this book, they will have a clear understanding of how the program works and why they need to stick to it.
Most practitioners will follow-up with their patients after a week to see how they are going on the program, and to answer any questions they may have. This is done either via phone or in-clinic.
A post-program follow-up is important to show the patient their results (weight and measurements) and to assist them with the next steps in their clinical management.
As always, if you have any questions about this program, feel free to contact us and we will be able to assist you immediately.