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Technical Report

A comparison of Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein diets; Low-Calorie Diets; the Medifast Diet; and the HCG Drops Diet
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kourtney cox

on 17 June 2013

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Transcript of Technical Report

Cost
HCG Drops Diet
A Comparison of Low-Carbohydrate,
High-Protein diets; Low-Calorie Diets;
the Medifast Diet; and the HCG Drops Diet
10.3% body weight in 6 months
1-2 pounds per week until plateau is reached (normally around 6 months)
Medifast claims weight loss to average 2-5 pounds per week the first two weeks and 1-2 pounds a week after that.
The Most Effective Diet:
Introduction
Low Calorie Diet
Medifast Diet
Comprehensive
Discussion

We Conclude...
The Medifast Diet!
Health Effects
Higher levels of good cholesterol
Seizure control (used to treat epilepsy)
Positives:
Negatives:
Initial headaches, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, leg cramps, and constipation;
Possible risk of kidney disease, liver disease
Health Effects
Positive
Negative
Increased functionality of T-cells,
Decreased risk of atherosclerosis

Gallstones due to low fat in diet
Death in extreme cases
A steady weight loss during dieting period and no weight change during maintenance period
Health Effects
Positive:
Negative:
Muscle mass is retained and
bad cholesterol levels are lowered
Lowers levels of leptin
Kourtney Cox
Melissa Hart
Stephanie Osborn
Brian Skidmore
Sam Wooten

Retention
Convenience
Health Effects
Questions?
Questions?
Weight Loss
Overall, the HCG diet is most effective for losing large amounts of weight.
Weight loss
Speed of weight loss
Weight loss retention
Health effects
Convenience
Cost
Health Effects
Positive



Negative
Lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure, decreased pulse rate, improvements in inflammation and oxidative stress
Risk of malnutrition if you deviate from plan
Weight loss retention depends greatly on one's dedication to stay healthy. HCG drops disrupt one's metabolism causing weight gain.
Speed of Weight Loss
Retention
Varies, dependent on lifestyle
Cost
The Medifast diet provides the most health benefits at the lowest risk. As long as users follow the program correctly there are no negative side effects.
$10.74 per week + all food (Weight Watchers)
Low Calorie Diet
Convenience
High
Characterized by a reduction in the number of calories consumed per day.
There are varying levels of calorie reduction.
Can be done as part of a commercial weight loss program or independently.
HCG Drops Diet
HCG, a hormone that slows fat accumulation, slows hunger, and raises metabolism.
Forces the patient's body to use excess body fat that has accumulated over time as energy.

While the cost for both the LC-HP and the low-calorie diets varies per person, overall, the low-calorie diet is cheaper because users are not purchasing more expensive high protein foods.
Works Cited
Low Calorie picture: http://www.jaybirdgear.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/balanced-diet.jpg
LC-HP picture: www.upenn.edu
HCG Diet picture: http://www.betterhcgdiet.com
Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein
Burn fat instead of sugars
Lose fat instead of muscle
Weight Loss
Speed of Weight Loss
Retention
Cost
Convenience
Because the Medifast diet provides ready-made and nutritionally balanced meals, it is the most convenient diet to follow.
Low Carbohydrate, High Protein
Very quickly the first week, then it levels out
Varies, but possible
Varies
Medium
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Too many diets and all promise significant results
The Problem
Weight loss
Speed of Weight Loss
Retention
The Audience
6 pounds per week
Weight lost will most likely return while off the diet completely
College students (busy schedules, low income, high stress, little flexibility)
$38.50 per week + all food
Cost
The Solution
Convenience
Analyze each diet based on:
The amount of weight lost
Weight loss retention
Heath effects
Retention
Cost
Convenience
Low
Speed of Weight Loss
Retention
Cost
Convenience
Dependent on lifestyle and how well you follow the maintenance plan
Very High
Average of $2.50 per meal, $300 a month
Medifast Diet
Involves eating 5 nutritionally balanced meal replacements, and an allotted amount of non-starchy vegetables and protein throughout the day
Low in calories, low in sugar, low in carbohydrates, high in protein
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