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Ideal Protein vs. HCG

Written by Lisa Beaury. Posted in HCG Diet,

Many of you know that we offer two weight loss programs at Healing Alternatives.  Details on both programs are offered on our medical weight loss page

Since there are many questions on the difference between the two, we have put together this chart for you.  Please let us know if you have questions.



Ideal Protein Program

HCG Program


$300 for first visit – includes one hour with your coach, a full week’s worth of food and a month’s worth of supplements.  (Only other food required is meat and vegetables that you purchase on your own.)

Phase 1: $88/week for food

$650 – 40 days’ worth of injections, one hour with Dr. MacIsaac, weekly weigh-ins.

(Includes HCG and weekly B-12/MIC injections)

How long do I have to stay on the diet?

Length is dictated by how much weight you have to loose.  Phase 1 lasts until you achieve your weight loss goal.  Phase 2 – 2 weeks, Phase 3 – 2 weeks

No more than six weeks (40 days), no less than 24 days (3 weeks)

How much weight will I lose?

Women: average 2lb/week

Men: Average 3-4lb/week

Weight loss the first few weeks is generally higher.

Roughly 0.5lb/day


      Very little cooking and planning necessary

      Good for busy people/road warriors

      Cuts sugar cravings

      Detoxifies body

      Not hungry after the first week or so

      Prolonged phase structure gives you lasting weight loss via education on how to keep the weight off.

      Easy to eat in restaurants 

      Addresses metabolic syndrome – blood sugar issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol 

      No Alcohol

      Must use prepackaged food. 

      No Hormonal Injections

      Cuts sugar cravings

      Detoxifies body

      No Hunger if followed correctly

      Prolonged phase structure gives you lasting weight loss via education on how to keep the weight off.

      Addresses metabolic syndrome – blood sugar issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol

      Diet contains no gluten, soy or dairy products

      No Alcohol

      No Prepackaged food

      May be challenging to eat out

      Hormone Injections

HCG Diet Now Available at Healing Alternatives

Written by Lisa Beaury. Posted in HCG Diet,

About Healing Alternatives’ HCG Body Balancing Program 

The “HCG Body Balancing Program” is a three-month program that literally changes your life in a way nothing else can.; Totally different from traditional diet, exercise, and lifestyle programs, this program utilizes very small doses of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), an all-natural bio-identical hormone to reset the body’s endocrine glands to their optimal secretion levels and stimulates fat burning versus muscle. As fat is released as a source of calories into the bloodstream, this results in reduced appetite and overall program success.

  • Permanently get rid of excess weight you never could before.  Our patients, on average, lose 25 – 30 pounds during the 40 day program.
  • Sculpt your body by shedding fat in the problem areas (belly, hips, thighs, arms)
  • Reset your metabolism to its optimal setting
  • Regain youthful energy and attitude
  • Reduce elevated blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Learn a non-toxic, health enhancing way to eat for the rest of your life and the skills for healthy lifestyle management. 

This protocol results in an all-day leveling of blood sugar that you will feel from a reduction of hunger and cravings, a dramatic increase in energy, better sleep, waking well-rested, and a feeling of elevated self-esteem and optimism you may have forgotten was possible.

Patients report that nothing they have ever tried (and many have tried everything) has come close to the life changing effects of the HCG program.  We look forward to partnering with you to help you join the many successful patients who have changed their lives for the better!

Four (4) Phases to Success

On the HCG Body Balancing Program, you go through four separate and distinct phases:

  • Phase 1: Detox – Designed to prepare your body for the upcoming weight loss, this phase is essential in setting the foundation for the HCG Protocol.  For a period of 2 – 4 weeks, you eliminate certain foods from your diet and incorporate supplements that aid the functions of the liver, kidneys, intestines, and other internal organs.
  • Phase 2: HCG Protocol – This phase is dedicated to strict adherence to the original HCG Protocol.  For a period of 40 days, you follow a calorie-restricted, structured eating program and administer HCG injections daily.  This phase is where the weight loss takes place.
  • Phase 3: Lock In – During this 21-day period, you lock in the weight loss and reset your hypothalamus.  There are certain foods that are avoided during this phase and you learn proper serving sizes for your weight, height, and daily activity level.  At the end of Phase 3, you have a choice – if you have reached your ideal weight, you can move to Phase 4; if you have additional weight you want to lose, then you can do a second round and go back into Phase 2.
  • Phase 4: A Lifetime of Success – With a one-on-one counseling session, you learn how and what to eat to keep the weight off and to set a solid nutritional foundation for optimal health for the rest of your life.

Your Support Team and the Process

At Healing Alternatives, your progress is medically supervised by Dr. Kathleen MacIsaac.  During your initial consult, Dr. MacIsaac will review your medical history and will spend about an hour with you to educate you on the program and answer any questions or concerns you may have.  You then enter Phase 1 under Dr. MacIsaac’s supervision.  During Phases 2 and 3 of the program, you will work with a coach who will provide you with the education, tools, and support you need for success.  Once you are ready for Phase 4, you will return to Dr. MacIsaac for an assessment of your success on the program and to discuss additional health goals. Program includes HCG, weekly consults with a certified medical assistant, and B12/MIC (fat burning amino acid) injections.