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Permanent Weight Loss - HCG Diet - The Original Ketogenic Diet

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2019 8:28:48 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi


Ever wonder if and how you're losing weight? Now you don't have to!

While a number of fitness trackers claim to offer detailed insights into your health, the most striking to date has to be the Lumen. Lumen is a small breathalyzer-stye product that is claimed to measure a person's metabolism from a single breath.

The Lumen gets its reading bases on the metabolic measurement called respiratory quotient.  Scientists and dieticians have used this measurement to determine how a body is metabolizing macronutrients and which energy pathways are being individually favored from carbohydrates to fat.

"The RQ value for a person is calculated by measuring the volume of carbon dioxide produced by the body, compared to the level of oxygen consumed by the body. Traditionally, this is tested using a complex breathing apparatus connected to a computer that tracks your breathing for around 20 minutes. RQ is usually presented as a decimal between 0.6 and 1.0, with 1.0 indicating your body is metabolizing energy mostly from carbohydrates, and around 0.7 signaling your body is mostly burning fat." (Haridy, 2018)

And can customize a diet plan to your specific metabolism(Photo Credit: Lumen)

Respiratory quotient is a real and valuable metabolic marker that scientists are able to derive a large amount of information from regarding overall health. Lumen claims to generate an accurate number with a single breath.

The Lumen does not just tell you a decimal, it translates the data and breaks down fat to carbs and suggests meal plans that would optimize your day according to your specific metabolic profile. Paired with an app (of course) you can also track your sleep and activity.

While this seems too good to be true, the makers of the technology call it a breakthrough.  The current price is $199 and shipping is set to begin in February.

While this technology is cool, if you are looking for a weight loss program with real results then look no further! At Second Nature Care we offer the HCG diet. This diet is real and it works!

It is real HCG and our doctors work closely with you every step of the way to make sure you are staying on track and hitting your goals.

You get a customized diet plan, detox box, injectables and expert guidance weekly.

Don't put off your permanent weight loss. Obesity is the mother of all diseases. It is the number one risk factor for diabetes, cancers of all kinds and cardiovascular events. Another food binge is not worth it. It's time to change. Now.

We take the guesswork out of everything for you. When you sign up for the advanced program, we will have everything in place so you can move through it smoothly.

What are you waiting for? Another holiday, family event, feel like you need help - then you need to call us and schedule your individualized weight loss program.

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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