IAPAM’s hCG Training Includes Tips for Weight Maintenance

The IAPAM’s hCG Physician Weight Loss Program offers physicians all the tools and training they need to add hCG for Weight Loss to their practices.  Now the IAPAM’s program includes Enhanced Weight Management Content, including 15 proven Tips for Healthy Eating. As part of its respected hCG Training, hCG and weight management experts offer physicians training in how to successful maintain their patients’ weight loss.

Las Vegas, NV, February 16, 2011 -- To help physicians meet the needs of motivated patients, the IAPAM offers the industry’s leading hCG for Weight Loss Training program (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training).  Attendees at the IAPAM’s hCG Training learn from expert physicians, pharmacists and other specialists in the field of hCG and medical weight management, and are given all the tools, resources and instruction needed to profitably add hCG for Weight Loss to their practices right away.

Beyond “weight loss,” the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) is dedicated to offering physicians and their patients enduring weight management strategies.  So once a patient has reached their goal weight, use these 13 NEW tips to help them maintain your their new weight:

1.  Plan for a morning and afternoon snack.  An apple travels well, other ideas include the proper portion of nuts (i.e. almonds),  protein bars, protein shakes.
2.  When making pasta, reduce the pasta and load up on meat and vegetables (tomatoes, onion, carrots, red peppers, zucchini, etc.).
3.  Replace fruit juice with a homemade smoothie made from fruit (frozen or fresh).  Here’s a quick recipe: 1/2c blueberries, 1 banana, 1 Tbsp peanut butter and/or 1 scoop of whey powder, 2 Tbsp quick cook oats, 1 1/2 cup skim milk.
4.  Drink from tall, thin glasses, you'll think you are drinking more than you really are (especially of you are drinking fruit juices).
5.  Replace fried food with baked.  For the breading, use Panko (Japanese style bread crumbs), egg whites, and a small amount of skim milk as a batter.
6.  Focus on not eating bad fats, but don't skip the good ones: fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines), fatty fruits (avocados), extra-virgin olive oil, eggs and healthy-fat snacks (nuts).  Again , watch your portion control.
7.  If you need to trim a few pounds off in a week, focus on eating lean, healthy white meat and fish (i.e. boneless, skinless chicken, basa, tilapia), and lots of filling vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, red peppers, celery). Try starting with a soup; use Campbell’s low sodium chicken broth as a soup base, and add chopped up vegetables.
8.  Milk, Greek style yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheeses all contain slow-to-digest protein and healthy fat.
9.  Remove sugar-sweetened and diet carbonated beverages from your diet. There is no nutritional value in these drinks. Instead, choose: unsweetened iced tea, iced coffee, and water (both flat and sparkling).
10.  Cut down on your wine consumption,  instead of having a glass of wine with every meal, choose a nice bottle of sparkling water (San Pellegino, Panna)
11.  If you are still having a challenge, keep a food journal for 2 weeks. It doesn't need to be paper-based, it can be also be an electronic app like iLoseIt or web based.  You will be surprised on how much food you are really eating.  Also, most people underestimate the calories of the food they eat when eating out.
12. Walk more! People who walk more lower their resting heart rates, BMIs, and waist measurements.  Next time you are at the mall, chose the parking space furthest from the door, take the stairs whenever possible, and find some friends in the neighborhood to go on a daily walk.
13.  Add resistance training. This doesn't mean pumping iron, you can start with some exercise bands.  The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn!

For more “Weight Maintenance Tips” see the IAPAM’s Weight Maintenance Section at http://www.iapam.com/iapam-tips-for-weight-loss.html

The IAPAM’s hCG Physician Weight Loss Training offers physicians a full-day of intensive education on the clinical best practices of hCG for weight loss, lipotropic injections and Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) programs. Physicians and their staff will learn the exclusive IAPAM hCG for Weight Loss Protocol (based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches.) The IAPAM’s program gives physicians “everything they need to start offering medical weight loss programs to their patients immediately upon returning to their practices,” emphasizes Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM, and one of the IAPAM faculty instructors presenting at the IAPAM’s hCG training. Also, the IAPAM’s full day hCG training is the only hCG medical weight loss training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice coverage for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.

In 2010, all of the IAPAM’s hCG Medical Weight Management seminars sold out, so to register for the next session in 2011, please see  http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training, or contact the IAPAM at  pr1@theiapam.com or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.
About the  International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs),  physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s).  Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

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Botox Popularity Continues and Capturing Market Takes Botox Training

The recently published ASPS 2010 Statistics supports the position that botox, as well as the other top 4 non-surgical procedures: laser hair removal, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, chemical peels and microdermabrasion, will continue to be the aesthetic treatments of choice in the next decade. However, only physicians who have completed comprehensive, multi-day programs, like the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training, can safely and successfully capture their portion of this consistently growing market.

Las Vegas, NV, February 16, 2011 -- Americans had over 13 million cosmetic procedures last year, and over 11.5 million of these were minimally invasive treatments. Equally, while surgical procedures grew by only 2%, non-surgical treatments increased by 5%. Leading the way in minimally-invasive modalities was botox (2,557,068 botox injections preformed), followed closely by hyaluronic acid dermal filler injections (1,313,038 procedures). Given this surge in the popularity of injectables, the importance of hands-on, physician-lead botox training (http://www.iapam.com/botox-training) has never been more important. The IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) recognizes that to safely and successfully add botox to a practice, physicians need expert botox information. To that end, the IAPAM offers the industry's best botox training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/botoxtraining), delivered by board-certified dermatologists acutely familiar with the skin, the technique and art of injectables, botoxc vs. dysport, as well as botox side effects, etc.

A Decade of Botox "Rule"

In 1997, chemical peels were the most popular cosmetic procedure preformed, representing 21.9% of the market. Chemical peels were followed closely by collagen injections representing 16.5% of cosmetic procedures preformed. Interestingly, botox injections captured only 3.1% of the total market in minimally-invasive procedures. However, in 2000, botox surpassed chemical peels as the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure, and for the last 10 years, botox cosmetic has commanded the aesthetic medicine arena.

Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM has witnessed the domination of botox and all minimally-invasive treatments in cosmetic medicine. "We are hearing from our members that minimally invasive procedures like botox, dermal fillers as well as microdermabrasion have exploded in demand, and we are seeing a correlating increase in the demand for our botox training. Registration for our Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, which trains physicians on all 5 minimally invasive procedures, has also dramatically increased in the last 12 months. Physicians are realizing they not only need to offer botox treatments to their patients, but also laser hair removal, IPL skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, and organizations like the IAPAM educate doctors on how to package these treatments for the most appealing and profitable outcomes."

Growth in hCG Mirrors Botox Growth

Other interesting change in the aesthetic medicine landscape has been in the growth of hCG and Medical Weight Management. A successful aesthetic medicine practice is now more than just botox and laser hair removal. Medical spas positioned for growth often include hCG for weight-loss programs to their patients. Based upon Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches, the IAPAM's full day hCG training program educates physicians, of all specialties, on how to profitably add hCG to their practices. This comprehensive day of training covers the latest industry advancements in hCG and Medical Weight Loss Management, including hCG, B6/B12 injections, lipotropic injections, pharmacology, supplements & lipase inhibitors, ketogenic diets, VLCD/LCD, and meal replacement programs.

Given that weight loss in the US is a $58 billion dollar market, patients are seeking out physicians who offer hCG and other weight management programs. However, incorporating diet pharmaceuticals and new technologies into an effective and profitable Weight Loss Program, requires a comprehensive understanding of the studies, research, and peer reporting on weight loss agents. The IAPAM's hCG Training gives a physician all the education and tools: practice resources, patient guidebooks, and marketing content to successfully add hCG to a healthcare business.

For more information on the IAPAM's training programs: The Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, Botox / Dermal Filler Bootcamps, Advanced Dermal Filler Training, and hCG Training, please see: http://www.iapam.com or contact Jeff Russell at 1-800-219-5108 x704.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Information about the association, or about physician certification, can be accessed through the IAPAM's website http://www.iapam.com or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704


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IAPAM's hCG Group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HCGWeightLoss

Watch a preview of IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of-jMxVNLOY
Watch a preview of the IAPAM's Botox Training Program at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc6XkuFOHrw

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