Lipotropic Diet Injections

Lipotropics are substances that help break down and metabolize fats that may be stored in the body.

The Huntington College of Health Sciences published a report indicating the benefit of certain lipotropic agents as well as their beneficial effects on fat mobilization, cholesterol levels and overall heart health. The full report can be found here- http://www.hchs.edu/literature/Lecithin-Lipotropics.pdf

The Lipotropic products come in two forms, MIC and the Lipo product which contains MIC as well as vitamin B12 in the form of Cyanocobalamin.  The addition of B12 in the Lipo product may aid in metabolism and energy when on a calorie restricted diet.

The diet plan recommended is the same plan by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institution of Health.

It is a 1200-1300 Calorie diet for women and 1500-1600 calorie diet for men that can be followed safely and has several variations. It is designed to aid in weight loss as well as promote a body and heart.

The plan is less restrictive than other low calorie plans and pays special attention to whole grain carbs, fruits and vegetables and lean portions of meat and portion sizes.

An example of a 1200 calorie plan for women:

 
Breakfast Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Whole-wheat bread,
1 med. slice
70 1.2 15 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Jelly, regular, 2 tsp 30 0 0 (½ Fruit)
Cereal, shredded wheat,
½ C
104 1 4 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Milk, 1%, 1 C 102 3 23 (1 Milk)
Orange juice, ¾ C 78 0 0 (1½ Fruit)
Coffee, regular, 1 C 5 0 0 (Free)
Breakfast Total 389 5.2 10
Lunch Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Roast beef sandwich
   Whole-wheat bread,
2 med. slices
139 2.4 15 (2 Bread/Starch)
   Lean roast beef,
unseasoned, 2 oz
60 1.5 23 (2 Lean Protein)
   Lettuce, 1 leaf 1 0 0
   Tomato, 3 med. slices 10 0 0 (1 Vegetable)
   Mayonnaise, low-calorie,
1 tsp
15 1.7 96 (13 Fat)
Apple, 1 med. 80 0 0 (1 Fruit)
Water, 1 C 0 0 0 (Free)
Lunch Total 305 56 16
Dinner Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Salmon, 2 oz edible 103 5 40 (2 Lean Protein)
   Vegetable oil, 1½ tsp 60 7 100 (1½ Fat)
Baked potato, ¾ med. 100 0 0 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Margarine, 1 tsp 34 4 100 (1 Fat)
Green beans, seasoned
with margarine, ½ C
52 2 4 (1 Vegetable)
(½ Fat)
Carrots, seasoned 35 2 0 (1 Vegetable)
White dinner roll, 1 small 70 2 26 (1 Bread/Starch)
Iced tea, unsweetened, 1 C 0 0 0 (Free)
Water, 2 C 0 0 0 (Free)
Dinner Total 454 20 39
Snack Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Popcorn, 2½ C 69 0 0 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Margarine, ¾ tsp 30 3 100 (¾ Fat)
GRAND TOTAL 1,247 34-36 24-26

 


The 1600 Calorie plan is as follows

 

Breakfast Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Whole-wheat bread,
1 med. slice
70 1.2 15 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Jelly, regular, 2 tsp 30 0 0 (½ Fruit)
Cereal, shredded wheat, ½ C 104 1 4 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Milk, 1%, 1 C 102 3 23 (1 Milk)
Orange juice, ¾ C 78 0 0 (1½ Fruit)
Coffee, regular, 1 C 5 0 0 (Free)
   Milk, 1%, 1 oz 13 .03 23 (18 Milk)
Breakfast Total 505 6.5 10
Lunch Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Roast beef sandwich
   Whole-wheat bread,
2 med. slices
139 2.4 15 (2 Bread/Starch)
   Lean roast beef,
unseasoned, 2 oz
60 1.5 23 (2 Lean Protein)
   American cheese, low-fat
and low-sodium, 1 slice
(¾ oz)
46 1.8 36 (1 Lean Protein)
   Lettuce, 1 leaf 1 0 0
   Tomato, 3 med. slices 10 0 0 (1 Vegetable)
   Mayonnaise, low-calorie,
2 tsp
30 3.3 99 (23 Fat)
Apple, 1 med. 80 0 0 (1 Fruit)
Water, 1 C 0 0 0 (Free)
Lunch Total 366 9 22
Dinner Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Salmon, 3 oz edible 155 7 40 (3 Lean Protein)
   Vegetable oil, 1½ tsp 60 7 100 (1½ Fat)
Baked potato, ¾ med. 100 0 0 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Margarine, 1 tsp 34 4 100 (1 Fat)
Green beans, seasoned
with margarine, ½ C
52 2 4 (1 Vegetable) (½ Fat)
Carrots, seasoned
with margarine, ½ C
52 2 4 (1 Vegetable) (½ Fat)
White dinner roll, 1 med. 80 3 33 (1 Bread/Starch)
Ice milk, ½ C 92 3 28 (½ Fat)
Iced tea, unsweetened, 1 C 0 0 0 (Free)
Water, 2 C 0 0 0 (Free)
Dinner Total 625 28 38
Snack Energy
(Kcal)
Fat
(GM)
%Fat Exchange for:
Popcorn, 2½ C 69 0 0 (1 Bread/Starch)
   Margarine, 1½ tsp 28 6.5 100 (1½ Fat)
Grand Total 1,613 50 28

To add variety to your meals view the other food products allowed here- https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/fd_exch.htm

While the exchange list allows some “white” carbs such as white bread, it is best to limit these as much as possible, whole grain products contain more fiber and typically provide better nutrition.

In addition this program not only allows physical activity but it actually encourages some light to moderate exercise such as a brisk walk at least three times per week.