What You Should Know About Weight Loss Programs

One of the best things you can do to beat the battle of the bulge is to talk to your doctor. Believe it or not, your doctor can recommend different weight loss programs to help you to become successful in your endeavors. Instead of wasting money on every product and plan that you see on television, try something that works.

Being Overweight Means Restrictions

Your weight has a drastic effect on your health. If you are too big and heavy, your heart has to work harder, your risk for certain health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure sky rockets. You can also end up suffering from poor body image, low self-esteem, depression, food addiction, and a lack of mobility.

While it may feel good to eat, overeating is not healthy and can cause your weight to spiral out of control. When you become so overweight to the point of being unhealthy, there are a myriad of restrictions your doctor has to place on your lifestyle that can make living with your condition even more unattractive.

While those restrictions may provide you with motivation, don’t get complacent if you do not lose as much weight as you want or need to through commercial means. You may need to take a different and more effective approach towards achieving your goals.

Benefits of Weight Loss Programs

The benefits of these programs are many. They offer you direction to increase your chances of losing weight. There is no such thing as waiting around to see any type of results. With our weight loss treatment, you notice results right away in several different ways.

Benefits of AgeRejuvenation’s weight loss treatment includes:

  • Higher energy levels
  • Better eating habits
  • Better moods
  • Improved understanding of the process and your body
  • Support and counseling
  • Motivation

The more into the program you get, the more you will want to make changes to your lifestyle that will help you to sustain those results long-term. The education you receive all throughout the program will provide you with a better understating of how your body works, why you became overweight, and how you can continue to keep the excess weight off. You gain the tools that are necessary for you to use in order for you to take back control of your life.

It doesn’t matter if you have tried to lose weight in the past or are currently struggling with your weight now, talk with your doctor to learn more about different weight loss programs, so you can finally enjoy life with a healthy weight.

Everyone experiences different challenges when it comes to losing weight. Explore different weight loss programs and learn how to overcome yours. Contact your doctor to find out which weight loss programs are right for you.

Medical Weight Loss at AgeRejuvenation

FDA Issues Warning to HCG Products

Just a few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission sent warnings to several companies that market over the counter weight loss products containing HCG.

This powerful weight loss hormone is FDA-approved only as a prescription injection drug, not as oral drops, sprays, or pellets. The versions found on the shelves contain only trace amounts of actual HCG in them, if any at all.

And even if they did contain HCG, when broken down during the digestion process it inactivates the hormone — rendering it useless. The warning states that the companies are violating federal law by selling drugs that have not been approved and making unsupported claims.

These products also recommend following a very low calorie diet; but since there’s no active HCG in the product, to naturally suppress the appetite and protect muscle tissue, it can potentially be very dangerous. Very low calorie diets should only be used under proper medical supervision.

So don’t fall victim to the heavy marketing of these scam products. At AgeRejuvenation we use only pharmaceutical grade HCG injections that, when combined with our unique HCG Diet you can experience dramatic weight loss with medical supervision along the way to ensure your success.

HCG Recipes for Weight Loss: Sample 650 Calorie HCG Day

You can exercise any level of cooking skill and still follow along with these very quick and delicious HCG recipes. Following the diet protocol during the HCG program is of critical importance for success. You can also check out our free Diet Ebooks.

HCG Recipes for Weight Loss

If you want more recipes like these to help you with ideas all you have to do is ‘like’ our Facebook page, leave a comment, and we’ll make it happen!



Egg Salad (95 calories, 18g protein, 0g fat)

  • Ingredients-5 hard-boiled large eggs (discard of yolks)
    • Pinch of salt and pepper
    • A handful of green leafy vegetables (spinach, etc)
    • Tbsp. of Mustard (or other fat and sugar-free salad dressing).


  • Crumble the eggs whites over a bed of green leafy vegetables then add mustard or other hcg approved salad dressing (fat and sugar-free).

Tip: boil a dozen or more eggs at one time so they are ready for you each morning.

Mid-morning Snack

Small Apple (77 calories, 0g protein, 0g fat, 21g carbs)


Chicken Lettuce Wraps (170 calories, 45g protein, 3g fat)


  • 5oz Chicken skinless white meat
  • Finely chopped onions
  • Celery
  • Big Lettuce Leaves
  • Tablespoon of zero to low-fat
  • Teriyaki Sauce (20 cals)


  • Dice the chicken up and cook with onions. Place cooked chicken, onions, and celery into lettuce, roll it up, and there you have it!
  • Tip: cook and dice the chicken the night before work so they are prepared to take in a plastic container to work the next day. Use a toothpick through the lettuce wrap to hold it together.

Mid-afternoon Snack

Pure Protein Shake (170 cals, 35g protein, 1g fat, 4g carbs)

Note: we sell these in the office.


HCG Burger (140 calories, 21g protein, 3.5g fat)


  • 3.5 ounces of extra lean 97% ground beef
  • Herbs and spices of choice
  • Finely chopped onions
  • no salt
  • no sugar ketchup (20 cals)
  • lettuce (to replace bun)


Using your hands, shape the raw meat, onions, herbs and spices into the form of a burger. Cook it to your liking. Use minimal amount of ketchup and enjoy between two leaves of lettuce!

Other HCG diet recipes

At AgeRejuvenation, we have lots of HCG diet recipes that can help you create great meals that are healthy and tasty. Take a look at our HCG recipes today.

More AgeRejuvenation HCG Diet Recipes

  • Crockpot Applesauce – You’ll love this recipe!
  • Zucchini Cakes with Salmon – This HCG recipe is healthy and filling.
  • Braised Biscuit & Roots – This protein-packed recipe is a healthy, delicious meal that can serve the whole family.

If you have questions about HCG recipes, be sure to stop by one of our offices or give us a call at 888-865-8370 to learn more!

How HCG Works for Weight Loss

Have you tried to lose weight on your own with little to no success? Then we have something that will work for you – HCG for weight loss. Want to know how HCG works for weight loss? Continue reading to learn more.

Are you stuck at a plateau with your weight and not sure where to go from here? Are you not getting the results you want because you are constantly hungry and giving into sugar cravings? Are you hitting the gym, strength training, and adding little to no muscle and/or strength? There is a natural hormone that you can use to help you lose body fat at a faster pace, all while controlling your hunger, sugar cravings, and adding lean muscle mass.

This naturally occurring hormone is called HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and when used properly, it can yield amazing weight loss results along with an overall improvement in body composition.

What is HCG for Weight Loss

So, what is HCG? HCG is a naturally occurring hormone that is present in very small amounts in both males and females at all times. Levels of HCG increase when a woman becomes pregnant, providing the baby with nutrition via the breakdown of the mother’s already stored fat, which allows the baby to be given plenty of nutrients even if the mother is not receiving sufficient nutrition.  

So, when we use this hormone in individuals that are not pregnant, we trick our body into using its own stored fat for energy. By doing so, you are giving your metabolism a reboot and allowing your body to continually be in a fat burning state.

How HCG Works for Weight Loss

hcg for weight loss

Essentially, we all know what weight loss entails – being in a caloric deficit. HCG used alone is not going to result in weight loss unless you are changing your diet along with it. Just like anything else, you cannot expect to keep doing the same thing and get a different result.

The HCG diet takes motivation and commitment from you in order to yield the best results. Therefore, HCG is used as a tool, in conjunction with a proper nutrition plan, detoxification phase, essential nutrients and vitamins as well as a moderate exercise regimen.

By following the proper protocol, you will restart your metabolism and your body will begin to transform, as you lose body fat as well as inches!

Typically, individuals completing this diet will see inches lost in the areas where they store most of their fat before seeing lost pounds. This is due to HCGs ability to target the areas of excess fat, which will help to reshape the body.

Patients that complete this diet will likely see fat loss in areas such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Chin
  • Midsection
  • Inner thigh
  • Buttocks
  • And any areas where fat is stored

This “storage system” is used for fuel while following the HCG nutrition plan, allowing your body to be able to pull 800-1,000 calorie or more a day from these stubborn places!

Patients lose weight relatively quickly while on the HCG diet, far more quickly then what is normally attainable. A patient can see about a half a pound to a pound of fat lost per day. But keep in mind – this is not meant to be a quick fix, nor should it be used as one.

Healthy weight should be looked at as a lifestyle change. By taking this approach you are more likely to lose the weight and keep it off.

At AgeRejuvenation, we do our part in helping you lose weight and maintain your weight loss–as we would never want your hard work and commitment to a healthier you go to waste! We give you the skills and improved lifestyle habits to maintain and even continue losing weight after your HCG phase has ended.

HCG Benefits  

a man jogging after experiencing the benefits of the HCG Diet
Feel more at home in your skin after following the HCG Diet

There are still some controversies around the HCG diet, but with proper administration and monitoring by a board-certified physician, this diet has been proven to be effective for fat loss as well as muscle gain.

Muscle Gain with HCG

The HCG hormone itself helps to restart the metabolism and alter your body’s set weight point. By boosting your hormone levels, such as testosterone, you will notice greater muscle gain while on HCG. Your body will be in a muscle-building (anabolic) state versus a muscle breakdown (catabolic) state. This means that your hard work in the gym will be intensified!

Learn more about optimizing your HCG Diet weight loss with AgeRejuvenation.

Curbing Your Appetite with the HCG Diet

In addition, the HCG injections will aid in curbing your appetite, making it easier to stick to the program as your body will be accessing a large amount of stored fat as well as what is consumed externally. Once paired with proper nutrition and caloric restriction, it is impossible not to lose weight when the diet is followed correctly!

At AgeRejuvenation, we have a skilled team of medical professionals to monitor your progress and ensure that you are losing body fat and gaining muscle mass in a healthy manner.

How HCG is Administered

HCG can be administered as an injection, using a small insulin needle, or as an HCG nasal spray taken twice a day. Both are distributed by AgeRejuvenation, and we require that you meet with a practitioner prior to getting your supply of HCG which is a prescription medication.

You can choose which way you would like to take the medication, as either way is successful for weight loss, though some show the weight loss is more significant via injection. Progress is monitored regularly, using weekly weigh-ins with our InBody machines to assess body fat versus body muscle and provide accountability. Patients meet with nutrition in office, or communicate via phone or email, on a regular basis to ensure success.

In addition, patients are given a weekly vitamin injection that will aid in boosting their metabolism and energy.  

HCG for Weight Loss at AgeRejuvenation

At AgeRejuvenation, we begin with a comprehensive blood work panel, EKG, vitals, and physical to assess each patient’s health. Most often, we also perform a comprehensive hormone analysis to determine any imbalances or deficiencies. This is beyond the blood work performed by a traditional doctor as our practitioners are looking to optimize health and metabolism, not just ensure that levels are in range.

By addressing what can impact weight gain, we are able to help patients lose weight and keep it off. Women are able to lose 15-25 lbs in 6 weeks, while men can lose 25-40 lbs in a 6-week period.

Now that you know how HCG works for weight loss, are you ready to take it to the next level? HCG can do just that. At AgeRejuvenation, we give you all of the tools you need to be successful. We are excited to help you and know that, with our expertise and guidance, you will be able to attain the body of your dreams!

Think, if you could get rid of that stubborn belly fat, how much more confident you would feel! Your dream body is out there, you just need the motivation and the right tools to go for it. Lucky for you, we have the tools and expertise.

As long as you are motivated to make a change, we are here waiting to assist you in making the change! Let the HCG diet help you achieve and maintain the natural body that you have been searching for.

If have questions, feel free to call us today at (888) 865-8370. We can help with your weight loss goals.                      

Incredible Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Can you believe that there is one natural product that can benefit your home, health, beauty/hygiene, and diet? And it might already be in your pantry!

Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple that has numerous health benefits. Some of its uses include cleaning, washing hair, preserving food, health care, and improving skin function. It can also be used in all sorts of recipes, including salad dressings, soups, sauces, hot drinks and more.

History of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, a common cooking ingredient, has been used since ancient times as a form of medicine. In fact, around 400 BC in Greece, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with honey to treat a variety of illnesses.

The power of apple cider vinegar comes from its properties, including acetic acid, malic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics, enzymes, and polyphenols.

Because it is anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal, apple cider vinegar has many amazing uses. 

Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

1. Accelerates Weight Loss

Some short-term studies have shown that consuming apple cider vinegar may help you eat fewer calories, lose weight and reduce belly fat.

2. Serves as an All-Natural Household Cleaner and Odor Neutralizer

It’s said that apple cider vinegar can eliminate bad odors. You can try it out by diluting apple cider vinegar with water to make a deodorizing spray. This creates a natural home remedy alternative to odor neutralizers.

3. Cures Colds and Sore Throats

It’s thought that its antibacterial properties help kill off the bacteria that could be causing your illness. If you try this home remedy make sure that you gargle with diluted apple cider vinegar. 

4. Heals Poison Ivy and Bug Bites

According to VeryWell Health, if you have mosquito bites, poison ivy, or jellyfish stings, a weak apple cider vinegar solution dabbed onto bites and stings may help itching and irritation.

5. May Reduce Warts

Apple cider vinegar is supposedly a natural remedy for getting rid of warts. It’s likely effective for removing warts from the skin due to its acidic nature.

6. Serves as a Natural Conditioner for Shiny Hair

According to Healthline, an apple cider vinegar hair rinse is said to remove product buildup, detangle and add shine to your hair.

Try mixing 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water and pour the mixture over your hair. Leave it in for a few minutes before washing it out.

7. Is a Natural Deodorant and Mouthwash

Wiping your underarms with diluted apple cider vinegar is said to be a homemade alternative to commercially produced deodorants. Additionally, its antibacterial properties may help with bad breath.

8. Regulates Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes

Apple cider vinegar is claimed to help diabetics control their blood sugar levels.

Some studies have shown that consuming vinegar after a high-carb meal can improve insulin sensitivity by as much as 34% and reduce blood sugar levels significantly. 

9. Repels Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets

It’s thought that spraying a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part apple cider vinegar onto your pet will create an environment that fleas won’t want to hang around in.

10. Soothes Sunburn

Apple cider vinegar can be added to a cool bath or mixed with cool water and lightly spritzed on affected areas to relieve pain and discomfort.

Additional Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Eases Varicose Veins
  • Eliminates Candida (Yeast) Overgrowth
  • Fights Seasonal Allergies
  • Promotes Healthy Detoxification of the Liver
  • Treats Acid Reflux and Other Digestive Ailments
  • Kills Fungus on Toes and Skin
  • Lowers Blood Pressure and Reduces Cholesterol
  • Maintains Your Body’s Alkaline pH Level
  • Provides Skin Toner for Eczema and Acne
  • Relieves Sinus Congestion

Incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Diet

Apple cider vinegar is available as a liquid and in supplement capsules. There is no standard dose for ACV supplements, so follow the package directions and check with your healthcare provider.

To reap these benefits, don’t reach for just any apple cider vinegar on the shelf. Make sure you’re buying organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.

Also, look for cloudy vinegar, which indicates the presence the friendly enzymes and bacteria that promote healing. And make sure to dilute the vinegar, which is highly acidic, with water before use!

Call AgeRejuvenation today to learn more about how to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your diet.

Individual results vary by patient. Ask your AgeRejuvenation practitioner about your specific health concerns.

Liver Detox Benefits: A Liver Detox Can Rejuvenate Your Body

A liver detox can rejuvenate your body. Here are some liver detox benefits.

One of the major keys to staying happy and youthful is feeding your body nutrients it needs to work optimally. Many people don’t realize that if the liver isn’t clean and healthy, then the nutrients consumed aren’t affecting the body like they should.

To say that liver function is important is a vast understatement: the liver removes toxins that we put into our systems, converts nutrients for the body to use, and supplies cells as they’re needed. We wouldn’t survive long without our livers, and to keep our bodies full of life and vigor, we need to pay close attention to the state of their health.

One of the most effective ways of cleaning out the liver is to undergo liver detoxification, also known as a liver cleanse. This consists of restricting the foods entering the body so that the liver can have a break from junk––and a chance to recharge. Below, we’ll go over seven of the ways a liver detox can rejuvenate your body, giving you a greater sense of well-being, a more happy and youthful life, and improved overall health.

7 Essential Health Benefits a Liver Detox Can Rejuvenate Your Body

Detoxing your liver is a lot more than cleaning out an organ – it’s the start to a healthier, happier you. Here’s how:

Helping You Melt Away Fat

It might not be common knowledge that the liver is a major factor in helping you lose weight.

It is common knowledge that it filters out alcohol and fortifies our blood, but it also aids in fat loss by producing bile used to break down fats. It serves a critical function in the digestive system, just as the stomach does.

By giving your liver a break from the typical junk we ingest (fried foods, fatty foods, simple carbohydrates, alcohol, etc.), it can begin to create bile optimally and help prevent the storing and buildup of fat in the body.

Keeping Your Body Running Smoothly

When we’re sick, all aspects of life are affected––from relationships and work to entertainment and exercise. There’s not much energy left over for activities when your body is fighting against sicknesses and injury. In order to maintain a healthy and active life, your immune system shouldn’t always be in overdrive fighting off illnesses.

Keeping our livers clean helps us eliminate harmful substances from the body while creating a substantial defense against outside invaders. Working in tandem with other essential organs like the kidneys, a healthy liver weeds out harmful invaders without the need to call on the rest of the immune system for help.

Purging Toxins to Keep Cells Young

Whenever we perform even basic tasks like eating or breathing, it’s likely some toxin or free radical is entering our bodies. When toxins aren’t cycled out, they damage each of our cells little by little. Chain reactions begin and free radicals are created that wear down on the healthy, youthful cells.

Without constant help from the liver, our cells break down much easier––and that leads to many common aging problems, such as the degradation of hair follicles, skin cells, blood cells, etc. A detox diet can help with this and help protect you from liver damage.

Increasing Energy

Processed foods, fried foods, excessive carbohydrates, alcohol––all these things are filtered by the liver, though many are toxic to our cells. When the liver overworks itself and the toxins keep coming through, a buildup will naturally occur and the liver won’t be able to function like it should.

When you reset your liver with a liver detox, feeling young and active is a lot easier to achieve thanks to its energy-boosting effects. Buildups in the liver that are slowing down the filtering process can be cycled through and your liver can operate like a fresh organ again.

Encouraging Cleaner, Healthier Skin

A major reason people begin to lose their self-esteem is the condition of their skin. Unclean skin, acne, pockmarks, wrinkles, and dark circles can affect our confidence in a big way. Many people don’t know that irritating and unsightly skin issues could actually be caused by the liver backup.

When an overworked liver can’t filter and expel toxins as it should, your body may use your pores to push out any excess waste. When that happens, common skin complications like we mentioned above occur as dirt and oil permeate the pores.

Resetting your liver with a detox can stop the flow of toxins coming through your pores, ultimately unclogging your skin.

Protecting Against Blood Loss

When our bodies sustain a minor cut or scratch, there’s hardly any need to panic. Our body has a natural defense mechanism that prevents it from bleeding out: along with Vitamin K, proteins created in the liver clot the blood and eventually turn into scabs on the surface to prevent more blood from escaping.

Without the proteins produced from a healthy liver, the blood can become thinner and essentially lose its ability to coagulate. This can be life-threatening apart from extremely irritating and inconvenient.

Preventing Life-Threatening Diseases

While not everyone is affected the same way, poor liver health can lead to a range of life-threatening diseases. The toxins passing through our bodies have dire consequences, such as:

  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Hepatitis (A, B, & C)
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, among others

Don’t wait until it’s too late to turn the ship around; take care of your liver and invest in upkeep for a stronger, healthier, more youthful body!

Liver Detox at AgeRejuvenation

If you live in the Tampa Bay area, you’re at a distinct advantage: detoxing your liver starts when you seek the guidance of AgeRejuvenation’s health specialists at any of our five convenient Tampa Bay offices.

A liver detox should be comprehensive and practical, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at AgeRejuvenation through a tailored detox regimen.

Keep up your liver health to live the fullest, richest life you can! Contact AgeRejuvenation today at 888-865-8370!

Related article: How Detoxes or Herbal Cleanses Can Aid In Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting (IF) for weight loss is a broad term for several fasting approaches that have many benefits. Fasting is defined as a designated period of time abstaining from all food and drink. The time period for fasting can range from as little as 12 hours to weeks. The longest physician-supervised fast is 382 days where Angus Barbeiri, a Scotsman, ate and drank nothing except vitamins, sodium, potassium, water, tea, and occasionally a bit of milk and sugar towards the last few fasting weeks.

Unlike this type of extreme fasting, intermittent fasting for weight loss allows an individual to feed periodically while abstaining from food and drink the rest of the time. Certain intermittent fasting for weight loss methods have been coined terms like the 5:2, Window fasting or 16:8, Eat-Stop-Eat, Alternate-day fasting, and the Warrior Diet. Depending on an individual’s metabolism, schedule, and will-power one method may work better than another. Each approach aims to create a daily or weekly caloric deficit with the goal of fat loss and other health benefits such as improved immune response, cognitive function, and longevity. We will explore the concept of some of these methods, benefits, and implications.

5:2 Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

intermittent fasting

5 and 2 refers to the five normal caloric intake days and two very low caloric intake days of a 7-day week. It is important to have an idea of what the total energy expenditure (TEE) is so metabolism doesn’t slow down as a result of undereating. On the normal feeding days, aim for a nutrient-dense intake around the TEE in conjunction with exercise

On two staggered days during the week, the individual consumes 500-800 calories at predetermined times. This method results in a caloric deficit of 19,200-24,000 calories per week after eight weeks assuming a person’s TEE is 2000 calories/day. If 1lb fat is equal to 3,500 calories, that is a fat loss of approximately 5.5 – 6.9 lbs. 

16:8 Fasting

fasting for a predetermined time frame

16 and 8 differs from the 5:2 fasting method in that there is not necessarily a caloric intake goal, but rather a predetermined time frame in which an individual fasts for 16 hours and feeds for eight hours. It is recommended to strive for a moderate nutrient-dense intake and not to overeat during the feeding window. Food that is not utilized for tissue synthesis, energy production or restoration of energy stores will be converted into long-term energy stores, fat. This window can be shortened if so desired. The longer the fast, the more health benefits experienced, especially liver detoxification and utilization of visceral fat (fat around the organs). 


Eat-Stop-Eat is another method of fasting started by Brad Pilon where a person fasts for at least 24 hours once or twice a week. Longer periods of fasting result in increased liver regeneration, detoxification, and cellular recycling.  This is not safe for Type 1 diabetics and may not be safe for individuals that have high or low blood sugar levels, low blood pressure, or other health-compromising conditions.

Alternate-day Fasting

Alternate-day Fasting

Alternate-day fasting is basically the same as the 5:2 except 500 calories every other day and does not promote a “healthy-eating approach”, but rather “eat whatever you want”.  This is a harmful message because this diet approach is not sustainable (or healthy) long-term.  A healthy diet and exercise are two different tools that serve two different functions for the goal of optimal health. We are what we eat and a diet high in fried foods, saturated fats, and sugar does not promote a healthy body. 

Warrior Diet 

A diet and book written by Ori Hofmekler, consists of a 20 hour fast and evening feeding time of four hours. Based on Ori’s own experiences and beliefs, the concept is to bring about an individual’s “survival mechanisms”.  Although in his book, The Warrior Diet, Ori encourages whole foods from eggs, dairy products, raw and “live”  fruits and vegetables, a person that has been fasting longer than what they are used to is much more likely to choose unhealthy, high-fat/high-sugary foods for quick energy. There is also the timing of food intake to take into account. Calories eaten in the early morning and afternoon hours are more readily used for energy output than the same amount of calories eaten in the later evening hours, as many of our cells have a circadian rhythm much like our wake-sleep circadian rhythm. 

The will power and discipline to avoid fast-food restaurants on the way home from work, fill the refrigerator with healthy options, and not neglect other areas of well-being is imperative if someone wants to try this approach. 

Find Out More About Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

IF can be an excellent method to help increase fat loss in conjunction with a proper diet. Just because a person hasn’t eaten for a long period of time does not mean that inflammatory foods will be less damaging to the body and it isn’t a free-for-all. We are what we eat. 

AgeRejuvenation has nutritionists on staff that can help you with your weight loss goals. Feel free to call us today at (888) 865-8370. We can help with your health goals.

What is Calcium Pyruvate and Why Do You Need It?

You may have heard of it in your high school science class but maybe you need a refresher. So what is Calcium Pyruvate? The short answer is that Pyruvate is something that your body naturally produces to help break down glucose, also known as sugar, and starches in the body and converts them to energy. When it’s combined with the stability of calcium, you have one powerful fat burner. The body burns fat through a process called the Kreb Cycle.

The Benefits of Calcium Pyruvate

Pyruvate is the foundation for the Kreb Cycle. The more pyruvate that is in the body, the faster the Kreb Cycle will work. Once the glucose and starches are broken down, the converted energy acts as a stimulant to shed excess fat. Pyruvate has been proven in clinical research to boost your metabolism and decrease your body weight when taken regularly. Taking the supplement enhances the effectiveness of what is already in your body and also aids in energy maintenance.

Calcium Pyruvate is already naturally present in many of the foods we eat such as apples and cheese. It’s also in some of our drinks like red wine and dark beer. However, it is naturally generated in such small quantities that it’s not a practical source for weight loss. For instance, you would need to eat 70 apples in order to obtain 5 measly grams of Calcium Pyruvate. 

That’s why the Calcium Pyruvate supplement, in addition to proper nutrition and exercise, is essential in helping increase and accelerate the fat loss process. This will help you to reduce your body’s ability to store those stubborn, unwanted extra pounds.

Calcium Pyruvate for Weight Loss

This is the fat burning supplement that you’ve been waiting for. When it’s combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise you’ll achieve optimal results. Athletes, in particular, find Calcium Pyruvate beneficial because of its ability to help build muscle, provide sustained energy, and helps fight fatigue. Because Pyruvate plays a crucial role in energy production by facilitating the transport of glucose from the bloodstream into the muscles, it makes it a popular supplement with fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders.

It has been shown to work extremely well with a diet containing lean meats and healthy carbohydrates, such as vegetables and fruits. We also recommend engaging in some sort of physical activity at least three times a week for thirty minutes to maximize results.

Overall, Calcium Pyruvate:

  • Boosts your metabolism and increases your energy levels*
  • Breaks down the body’s fat and uses it as an energy source*
  • Helps retention of muscle building*
  • Contributes to the digestion of carbohydrates and antioxidant activity
  • Works best for people who are at least moderately active – 30 minutes of exercise (brisk walking counts) a minimum of 3 times per week.

There are several weight loss benefits such as boosting fat burning, increasing the amount of energy produced, and accelerating your desired weight loss while also preventing fat production and increasing muscle. 

If you have questions about Calcium Pyruvate for weight loss, then contact us at AgeRejuvenation or give us a call at 813-558-9500.

Women Lifting Weights: “But I don’t want to be bulky!”

Women lifting weights a few times a week is not going to turn you into the Incredible Hulk. Do not be scared of lifting heavy weights in the fear that it will cause “bulkiness”. As a matter of fact, lifting weights is beneficial to your overall health.

Fear of bulking up is one of the biggest things holding women back from achieving their dream physique.

When most women hear they need to incorporate strength training into their exercise regimen they say, “But I don’t want to be bulky!”. The only “bulky” females seen are the bodybuilders that inject themselves with male hormones. Females simply don’t have enough natural testosterone to build that kind of muscle naturally.

Even males have to slave away in the gym, lifting maximum weight several days a week for months on end just to gain a few pounds of muscle. And their testosterone levels are 20 times that of the average female.

Women with a muscular physique, that aren’t taking testosterone, have been lifting heavy weights for several years at least. In addition to maintaining a diet of high calories. If diet yields a calorie deficit, the body literally will not have the raw material to build new muscle tissue. What it will do, however, is help maintain and strengthen muscle tissue as fat is lost. This is especially true if it’s incorporated with the weight loss and/or HCG diet plans we provide.

Women Lifting Weights Benefitswoman weightlifting

There are numerous benefits to lifting weights and some of them may surprise you! Because women don’t have the same level of testosterone as men our ability to gain muscle as they do is virtually nonexistent. However, that doesn’t mean that it won’t help shape our bodies.

According to Shape.com and Bodybuilding.com, the benefits of women lifting weights include:

  • More Effective Fat Loss, Especially Belly Fat
  • Muscle Definition
  • Curves
  • Burn More Calories
  • Strengthen Your Bones
  • Improved Sleep Quality
  • Improved Heart Health
  • And More!

The huge benefit of weight training is your body’s ability to burn fat during and after exercise. You may burn more calories during your 1-hour cardio class than you would lifting weights for an hour, but a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that women who lifted burned an average of 100 more calories during the 24 hours after their training session ended. This means that you continue to burn calories after your workout. And the more muscle you gain the more calories you burn during and after your workout.

A University of Alabama study found that the women who lifted weights lost more deep belly fat than those who just did cardio. This not only helps you lose weight and build a more toned body, but it also lessens your risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and some cancers.

A study published in the International SportMed Journal suggests that morning resistance training or high-intensity training greatly affects the quality of sleep and lengthens the time of sleep the night after training.

A study conducted at McMaster University found that after a year of resistance training, postmenopausal women increased spinal bone mass by 9 percent. The earlier you begin weightlifting, the greater chance you have to maintain bone health later in life.

Strength Training and Nutrition

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No matter if the goal is to gain or lose weight, one should always aim to lose fat and gain muscle, just to different degrees according to the weight goal. Used in conjunction with one of our many weight loss options, the body you desire is within reach.

At AgeRejuvenation we offer DNA testing for weight loss, appetite suppressants, vitamin injections, liver detoxes, food allergy testing, and body composition procedures.

No two bodies are the same which is why we do testing to determine what works for you. If you’ve tried fad dieting then you know that it doesn’t always work. You may see some results but after a few weeks or months, the pounds come back. Liposuction will help you lose weight but it is highly invasive and requires weeks of recovery and downtime. Instead of relying on highly invasive, one-size-fits-all approaches to medical weight loss, health specialists at AgeRejuvenation utilize a variety of medical breakthroughs to help you achieve your goals.

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So will you become the Hulk by strength training? Probably not. And if you do become the Hulk it’s because of Gamma Radiation, not lifting weights. A few extra pounds of lean muscle on your body is actually very desirable. It will result in a faster metabolism, a much more appealing physique, and a far greater ability to keep your weight loss off for good!

CBD for Weight Loss: Studies Recommend It

Studies suggest that CBD for weight loss is an effective tool, and that contrary to popular assumptions, it won’t give you the munchies.

That’s right. CBD weight loss is possible. You can lose weight by ingesting CBD oil. Here’s how it works.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, can be used for many things. It’s become the new cure-all drug and for good reason. As more research is invested in CBD, the more we will truly understand how healthful it can be.

Whether it’s to relieve stress or reduce chronic pain, CBD benefits are plentiful.

How CBD for Weight Loss Works

As the United States slowly allows more research on medical marijuana, there will continue to grow a plethora of CBD products that can be used to treat ailments of the human body.

CBD oil for weight loss is just one of those health benefits.

Many individuals find it hard to believe that cannabidiol (CBD) can help assist weight loss because they automatically associate cannabis with the “munchies” and, therefore, assume CBD will increase their appetite.

However, CBD for weight loss seems likely to work — and work well.


That’s not the case at all. You won’t get hungry by consuming CBD. It just doesn’t work that way, which is a good thing.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what’s responsible for both the psychoactive effects people feel after consuming and the so-called munchies they may get. This is found in the cannabis plant, alongside CBD, but when the CBD is extracted, it is extracted without the THC component.

Therefore, CBD has the opposite effect. It doesn’t give you the munchies. In fact, CBD actually suppresses appetite.

CBD stimulates genes and proteins that break down fat cells within the human body and reduces the amount of new fat cells that are generated.

Another powerful weight loss property of CBD is that it increases the level of mitochondria found within the body, allowing the body to burn more calories.

CBD Weight Loss Benefits

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One of the greatest benefits of CBD is its ability to increase the process of browning fat. Fat browning is the process that changes white colored fat tissue into beige/brown fat tissue.

White fat is what’s responsible for preserving energy. Brown fat indicates the burning of energy. So instead of letting white fat build up, CBD will help the browning process and burn fat altogether.

Research shows that CBD does indeed have a direct effect on our metabolism. During 2016, Korean researchers published a study on the topic in the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.

After carefully monitoring CBD and its effects on immature fat cells, aka preadipocytes, astonishingly they found that the cannabinoid has not one, but three ways of effecting “fat browning.”

In a recent study conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 579 were currently doing CBD and 1975 were using CBD in the past.

In multivariable-adjusted models, current CBD use was associated with 16% lower fasting insulin levels and 17% lower HOMA-IR.

The study found significant associations between CBD use and smaller waist circumferences.

The worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016, according to the World Health Organization. Overweight and obese people suffer high risks of associated sickness, diabetes, and disability.

Now more than ever it’s important for people to start considering healthier options for their weight loss plan.

A natural alternative to medication can be the use of CBD, which has been shown to aid in weight loss. CBD for fighting obesity is a great tool in your weight loss arsenal.

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CBD and Obesity

Obesity in the world has tripled since 1975. In 2016, nearly 2 billion adults were overweight.

These numbers show just how important it is that there’s something that can help with weight loss — and something that can decrease these staggering numbers.

CBD for Obesity

And there aren’t many drugs that medical professionals regard as safe or non-toxic that can address the development of obesity.

Research shows that CBD can reduce food intake, while simultaneously treating the symptoms which are typically associated with obesity.

Those obesity symptoms include high blood pressure and anxiety.

Therefore, CBD is considered to be a non-stimulant based appetite suppressant, as well as an aid in thermogenesis.

CBD for Fat Loss

A study into CBD’s effects on obesity published in the Journal of Hepatology looked at the effects of CBD.

The results indicated that CBD reduced accumulated lipid levels, increased lipid metabolism, and increased yolk lipid mobilization which inhibits the development of hepatic steatosis and liver disease.

The results of the studies being done on CBD use show a clear correlation between alterations in appetite, weight gain, and emotions associated with food.

CBD is a safe, effective, and extremely beneficial tool to utilize when trying to lose body fat.

When it comes to CBD and weight loss, it’s clear that CBD oil can help. Cannabidiol weight loss is truly something to consider.

If you are considering incorporating CBD into your weight loss plan

At AgeRejuvenation, we offer a wide variety of healthy options for weight loss, and body contouring, these include:

If have questions, feel free to call us. We can help with your weight loss plans. Call us today at (888) 865-8370.