What is ChiroThin and how does it work?
The ChiroThin nutritional support formula, by ChiroNutraceutical, is a natural dietary supplement that has been purposefully designed to go hand-in-hand with the doctor supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program. It contains a host of nutritional ingredients that are well known to aid in fatty acid transportation, fatty acid metabolism, blood sugar stabilization, increase in metabolism and detoxification. When combined with a healthy and specific amounts and blends of low glycemic index, anti-inflammatory foods, your body will be more efficient at converting stored fat into energy.
In general, ChiroThin allows the body to more efficiently metabolize fat and uses it as energy when an individual consumes less calories than they burn in a given period of time. ChiroNutraceutical has specifically designed the ChiroThin formula to include specific amounts of amino acids, vitamins and cell salts for additional added benefit.
Where is ChiroThin manufactured and what are the quality control guidelines?
In order to maintain the highest ingredient and manufacturing standards, all of ChiroNutraceutical’s products use only 100% United States derived and combined ingredients. Their manufacturing facility, which is located in the western United States, is FDA certified. This means that with ChiroNutraceutical, routine inspections by the FDA ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) for your safety. Unlike many companies, ChiroNutraceutical holds its own individual FDA Establishment Number.
What sets ChiroNutraceutical's products apart from the rest?
Unlike lower grade products, you will not find this product being sold online or by other companies. We have worked with our formulation team to create only top-shelf nutritional dietary supplements. We do not import any ingredients from overseas. Like our other nutirional products, the ChiroThin nutritional support formula is proprietary and uses nothing but high grade ingredients. Our unique formula has many advantages like added natural appetite suppressants, energy supplements, detoxification, lean muscle protection, and more.
This proprietary formulation was designed to optimize the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program to the fullest. Patients frequently report to us that they feel much better and have less hunger issues while taking the ChiroThin formula than when they had tried other weight loss programs. That being said, our ChiroThin nutritional support formula has the highest quality and desired effects.
What is the difference between ChirThin and Prescription HCG?
According to the Mayo Clinic, prescription HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced during pregnancy. As a prescription medication, HCG is used mainly to treat fertility issues. HCG is not approved for over-the-counter use, and it has not been proven to work for weight loss.
HCG usually has no supporting elements to help it perform. Prescription HCG can be very effective but must be obtained and monitored only by a licensed medical physician. This makes it very expensive as well as being against the law to possess it without a prescription. Pure HCG is usually administered by injection only.
ChiroNutraceutical’s ChiroThin nutritional support formula is a blend of very specific ingredients including amino acids, vitamins, and cell salts and is designed to help your body function better. When used for improved health or as part of the doctor supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program, along with dietary and behavioral changes, it is safe, effective and affordable.
Bottomline...there is no medication with ChiroThin, yet you get similar results with ingredients that are ultimately better for your body, at a more affortdable price.
Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a very low calorie diet?
It is true that when dramatically cutting back on calories, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. This is what is referred to as “starvation mode”. “Starvation Mode” occurs because the body attempts to store the most calorie dense material, which happens to be fat (9cal/gm).
When very specific dietary/behavioral changes are used in conjunction with the ChiroThin nutritional support formula, the body will more easily perform the process of fatty acid transportation and metabolism. This will aid your body in mobilizing and utilizing fat to give you the calories that are needed. The ChiroThin nutritional support formula, when combined with doctor supervision and a specific blend of low glycemic index/anti-inflammatory foods, will help to keep the body from going into starvation mode by allowing fat to be more easily burned to make up the caloric deficit.
Wouldn't I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet?
While a person will lose weight while on a VLCD without the additional nutritional support provided by the ChiroThin formula, it is not probable that the weight loss would be as great for a few reasons. The body will likely rapidly go into “starvation mode”. Starvation mode is a protective function of the human body.
When an individual consumes fewer calories than they consume over a prolonged period of time, the human body will actually slow down the metabolism, start burning muscle for energy, and attempt to store any fat that is consumed. This is extremely unhealthy and will only cause a massive rebound weight gain when the VLCD is discontinued. While using the ChiroThin formula will will lose fat.
Additionally, an individual should never attempt a VLCD without physician supervision. By using the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program as directed, in combination with a specific blend and portion of low glycemic index and anti-inflammatory foods, the body will be more effective at fatty acid transportation and fatty acid metabolism. Not to mention the assistance with cravings and appetite control.
Will I get hungry?
While it is common to feel mild hunger during the first few days, this sensation will usually stop after 4-6 days. Of course when meal time comes, you will be ready to eat. If hunger continues beyond a week, which is not typical, we do have alternative ways to assist you with your thoughts of food. But physically, you should not feel the need for additional food.
By the end of the first week you will find your servings to be satisfying. This is because ChiroThin’s proprietary formula is specifically blended with additional ingredients to aid in blood sugar stabilization as well as natural hunger and craving suppressors. So even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body is being given the substances it needs to more easily access the energy you have stored in fat cells.
Additionally, drinking 80-120 ounces of water per day will act as an extra hunger suppressant and help keep your energy level high. As a “rule of thumb” the average person on ChiroThin has plenty of energy and feels good while on the program. Most cravings, if any, are not physical cravings for food, but your thoughts creating a desire to eat.
If you need help in controlling your thoughts of food, we have alternatives for that too.
Will ChiroThin interfere with any medications I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?
The ingredients and dosages contained within the ChiroThin nutritional support formula have not been shown to interact with any medications, including birth control pills or Depo-Provera. Even though there are currently no clinically proven side effects to ChiroThin, as with any diet, we do recommend consulting with your doctor to make sure the doctor supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program is appropriate for you.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
While weight loss will vary by person, most people, who adhere to the Doctor Supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program, have lost between 20-35 pounds on the 42-day program. Everyone is different. It depends on many factors including how much excess weight you have, how much weight needs to be lost, and your adherence to the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program.
Does the weight loss slow down after the first two weeks?
Many times there is a large amount of weight loss in the first week, then a gradual slowing of weight loss. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion.
Is the Diet Safe if I Have High Blood Pressure?
The diet usually helps lower your blood pressure. However, if you are on blood pressure meds and feel light-headed at all in the morning, you may need to have your medication adjusted by your primary care physician.
What Counts Toward my Water Intake?
Drink at least 80 oz of water per day or half your body weight in ounces; anything added besides a lime/lemon wedge or herbal tea that has no calories and no caffeine will not count towards your recommended water intake.
Do I only have to put Balsalmic Vinegar on my Salad?
Walden Farms Salad Dressing or any sugar free and oil free dressing without calories can be used. You'll be given a recipe book that includes other salad dressing options at the start of your program. Just a small amount of Xanthum gum can be added to thicken the dressing. You'll be surprised at how delicious some of the dressings will be without oil.
Which Vegetables are Considered Free?
The only vegetables that are considered free are: lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, peppers, red onion, celery, and tomato. Any other vegetables are counted towards your normal amount of 4 oz per meal. Stick with the vegetable list in the program guide and food journal. Starchy vegetables like potatoes are not allowed on the program. Also understand that tomatoes are only partially free, so don't abuse tomatoes by having them in every meal.
What About Beans, Can They Be Eaten as a Protein?
No. They have too many carbohydrates. No beans are allowed except for green beans because they are considered a vegetable not a legume. w
Can I Eat and Bread?
Bread carbohydrate should be about 60 calories per meal, which would be 1/2 of a "Lite Flatout", 2 pieces of Melba toast, 5 Melba toast snacks, or 1 Grissini bread stick.
What Types of Seafood Can I Eat?
Salmon and tuna steaks are not allowed while on the plan due to the high concentration of fat. Canned tuna packed in water is allowed. Ultimately, you want to make sure that any protein you eat is 93% fat free, so crab legs, shrimp, lobster and most fish is acceptable.
What Other Proteins Can I Eat?
All of your protiens should include no more than 7% fat. So even 93% fat free lunch meat is allowed. Basically stick with lean pork, chicken, turkey and even beef as long as it's lean at 93% fat free.
Can I Continue to Take my Supplements?
Yes. However, none with oil, such as any of the Omegas. Fish oil as well as seed oil is not to be taken to maximize results. It is best to have your weight loss consultant or doctor at Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness look at any supplements you take to ensure that it doesn't negatively effect the program.
Is it OK to Skip a Meal or Protein at One of my Meals?
NO!!!!!!!!!!!! Never skip any of your meals. It's important to eat all of your allotted food. It is especially important that you consume the full portions of protein. Additionally, do not move portions of food from one meal to the next.
What Other than Water Can I Drink?
Alcohol and soda are not allowed on the program. It is recommended that you avoid diet sodas as well as crystal light. Ideally, drink herbal teas without calories or caffeine. If you must add sweetener, use only Stevia. A few other drinks include Propel Zero, Skinny Water and Mio, however, they don't count toward your water intake. Although diet sodas that are 0 calories won't interupt your fat loss, this program also eliminates waste in your body, and we recommend not eating anything that's considered a toxin.
Can I eat eggs?
Egg yolks are not allowed on the program. Egg white can be eaten as a protein. Still only have 4 ounces.
Can I Drink Coffee?
Preferably, no, but if you decide to do so, do so in moderation. Your body will use the caffeine for energy instead of your fat. Decaffinated coffee is okay. Dairy-based coffee creamer and flavorings that contain calories are not allowed while on the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program. Zero-calorie creamer and flavorings are allowed.
Should I Lose Weight Everyday?
Not necessarily. Your body will hold water that is later used to help flush out fat. So although you probably are losing fat everyday, you may not notice it on the scale, because of the differences in water retention. However, If you stay the same weight for 3 days in a row, please contact a weight loss consultant at Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness. We will provide you with instruction on how to get over that stall.
Can I Exercise Daily?
While on the ChiroThin program we only recommend light exercise if you desire. 20 minutes of low intensity walking is acceptable. When exercising, the body burns calories. Because the body is not able to metabolize fat as fast as it is burned with exercise, you have a significantly greater chance for injury due to rapid onset fatigue. We simply ask that you give us 42 days with minimal exercise. Once you are done with the 42 days, we strongly encourage exercising. If you simply must exercise, please discuss this with your weight loss consultant at Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness.
Tammy Gallagher, our weight loss program coordinator, participated in the program and she refused to give up her tennis. So she understands the limitations and can help you through this if you insist on exercising. However, and endurance cardio activity will not be allowed.