The HOPE Diet
Eliminates Abdominal Fat Daily!
"It has been proven over and over that you only live as long as your waist is small!"
The HOPE Diet
A Rapid Weight Loss System
Our offices are located in Los Gatos, Modesto, and Dublin, California.
The Macs are very excited to be offering a proven system that not only causes effective weight loss but at the same time optimizes your life. Their programs are designed to make you thinner and energize you, make you healthier and motivate you, make you happier and excite you. While on any of The Mac Programs, The Macs will personally be coaching you. They will walk you through each step teaching you the intricacies of their programs. The first tier of their protocol is their very popular rapid weight loss system that was formerly known as The Mac Diet and is now known as The HOPE Diet.
Over the last few years, the Macs have opened and filled to capacity seven health optimization centers in Northern California. Due to the demand for their services, they have had to move to more of a virtual practice. They have celebrities, professional athletes, and clients throughout the world that seek their weight, health and life optimization programs.
After helping thousands of their clients lose tens of thousands of pounds the one certainty they have found is that everyone is different. Everyone has different hormones, chemistries and personalities. This is why their program is designed to be customized for you and your individuality. While on The HOPE Diet, you literally should be losing fat on a daily basis. If you do not lose weight for two days, they do not panic. If you do not lose weight for three days, they panic. Since the program is customizable, Dr. Mac has had to develop over 30 components to resolve individual set points, weights where you may stall. This website will not bore you by explaining all of its different components but it will introduce you to several of the most important concepts of The HOPE Diet.
The Macs run their practice at capacity. Each month between 5 to 10 clients complete their program. This allows them to accept 5 to 10 new clients each month. The Macs only accept cases that have the motivation to get well and those they know they can help. To find out if you qualify for their new protocol called The HOPE Protocol, they are offering several very special Life Optimization consultations at no cost to the next 10 registrants. Due to the limited availability, please schedule early. If you know you want to schedule without reading further, call 1-800-788-7454 or click on the schedule now buttons to utilize our online scheduling system.
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The Primary Components of The HOPE Diet
An Effective Weight Loss System
Fat Storing Hormones vs. Fat Burning Hormones
"You can't burn fat, if you don't have any fat burning hormones!"
Most of clients that enter the offices of the Macs complain of a condition called weight loss resistance. Weight loss resistance is defined as the inability to lose weight no matter what you do. You join the gym, you cut your calories and you gain two pounds. This is caused by an imbalance between your fat storing and fat burning hormones.
Fat cells contain enzymes that converts testosterone and progesterone into estrogen. Estrogen is a fat storing hormone. Testosterone and Progesterone are fat burning hormones. As your body fat percentage increases, your fat makes more and more estrogen and estrogen makes more and more fat, so as fat increases, estrogen increases and that makes you store more fat which makes more estrogen. You get the picture.
The first step of The HOPE Diet is to increase your fat burning sex hormones, (testosterone and progesterone). This will eliminate estrogen's dominance. It is very important to note that hormone balancing or better said optimization will not make you lose weight. Hormone optimization will give you back your ability to lose weight.
Insulin vs. Glucagon
When Insulin Increases, Fat Increases
When Insulin Decreases, Fat Decreases!
"Insulin is the strongest fat storing hormone in the body. The modern diet loves to spike insulin and loves to keep our insulin levels high. The more we spike insulin and the higher our insulin levels are the more we store fat."
Dr. Mac discovered it wasn't the amount of calories you ate, but the food you ate that made you fat. THE HOPE DIET IS NOT A CALORIC RESTRICTED DIET! THE HOPE DIET IS A FOOD RESTRICTED DIET! "The Great American Diet," which we have sadly given to the whole world, loves to spike insulin and keep insulin high. Let's say we eat "The Great American Breakfast," a bowl of cereal. The Macs don't care if its the high fiber all natural organic type, with the milk and banana, it's over a thousand calories of nearly pure sugar. This will cause your blood sugar to rise. The increase in blood sugar will cause your insulin to be stimulated.
Insulin's job is to clear the blood of this increased blood sugar, glucose. It attaches to the receptor sites of the muscle and fat cells and opens the doors to these cells to allow the blood sugar to pass into the cell. The problem is the cell doesn't need the fuel. You are sitting reading this right now, not running a marathon. The cells will convert the blood sugar into storage forms of fuel. It will store some of the glucose as glycogen. This is a small amount for emergencies like flight of fight. The rest is converted into triglycerides, fat.As insulin does it job and clears the blood of the sugar, the blood sugar levels decrease and the stimulation of insulin production decreases.
Once the blood sugar levels reach normal, 70 to 80 mg/dl, insulin is at a low. This causes insulin's twin hormone to be released by the alpha cells of the pancreas, insulin is released from the beta cells of the pancreas. This hormone is called glucagon. Glucagon does the same thing as insulin. It attaches to the same receptor sites as insulin and opens the same doors. But this time it says, give me the storage form of glucose, fat. Glucagon releases the stored fat to be turned back into glucose.
The problem is that "The Great American Diet" keeps blood sugar levels high-usually above 100. The United States Government predicts that by 2020, over 60% of Americans will have a blood sugar level above 120. This is a travesty! Elevated blood sugar keeps insulin high so glucagon is never activated. What this means is that once the glucose is stored as fat, it never gets released. It's stuck! The HOPE Diet is a food restricted diet designed to decrease insulin and increase glucagon. The problem with "The Great American Diet" is that we eat to many calories, eat to many high carbohydrate meals, and snack.
The HOPE diet has one more very important trick up its sleeve. Their diet is designed to cause a lot of fat to be released. This causes a back up at the liver. The liver switches from making glucose to ketone bodies. Once the ketone bodies increase to a nice level, the brain switches from using glucose as its fuel to using ketone bodies. Once this happens gluconeogenesis, the formation of glucose from breaking down our muscle, stops. That means that at this point forward we burning nearly pure fat!
You will not be hungry!
The combination of your fat burning hormones increasing, the mobilization of your fat caused by the insulin glucagon connection, and the food restricted diet causes hunger to disappear. If you are hungry, which is rare, The Macs will tweak the diet to normalize blood sugar levels. (Hunger usually indicates that you have an insulin problem, meaning your insulin levels are too high and your blood sugar too low. The Macs will adjust the diet to lower insulin levels even more so and therefore decrease hunger.)
"Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. You can't stay on your old diet, it's not working. Guess what? It won't work the second time either."
The Macs have discovered that the primary cause of obesity is the consumption of man-made sustenance instead of God-made sustenance. Man-made sustenance causes inflammation. God-made sustenance eliminates inflammation. The heart and soul of The HOPE Diet is this transformation.
Research has found that you can break any habit if you quit for 21 days. That includes drugs, alcohol and food. Research also states that you can develop a new habit, if you do it for 21 days. The HOPE Diet will break you of "The Great American Diet" of sugar, salt, fat and processed foods all sprinkled with toxins and replace it with a diet made of whole, plant based, God-made, REAL FOOD. The habit of eating a God-made food diet will cause you to live long and finish strong.
The HOPE Diet is a low glycemic, anti-inflammatory, micro-nutrient dense, gluten free, high fiber and lean animal protein diet.
What if I am diabetic?
Dr Mac is a diabetic so were his parents and all 15 of his aunts and uncles. He knows all about diabetes. Dr. Mac at one time took over eight pills from the three groups of diabetic medications every day. He manages his diabetes through food restriction today. He originally developed The HOPE Diet to manage his diabetes.
The Macs have found that blood sugar is not the problem. It's insulin! Conventional medicine treats blood sugar levels, but research shows that treating blood sugar with medications will not extend your life. Only lifestyle changes will increase a diabetic's life at the same time greatly improving the quality of your life.
Dr. Mac has discovered that their are two primary areas to focus on when treating diabetes, the pancreas and the cell. The pancreas malfunctions due to the body attacking it with an auto-immune response and the cells become damaged and develop a resistance to insulin. The HOPE Diabetes Diet treats both the pancreas and the cell. For more information look to the left and click on The HOPE Diabetes Diet.
"The problem we face today, is that even if we think we are eating good foods we're not. If you buy a tomato at your chain grocery store, there is a good chance that it hasn't ever seen a ray of sun or been planted in soil. It's had chemicals placed on it so it doesn't have to fend for itself. It's probably been genetically modified to grow in weeks and was picked several weeks ago when it was green. Most store bought tomatoes remind me of a girl I used to date in college. She was sure pretty, but there wasn't much upstairs."
The Macs mentors believe that in America today toxins are the number one cause to ill health. The Macs are still food junkies. While on the HOPE Diet two actions will occur. First, they will stop the upstream source of toxins and estrogens. They will replace these toxins with nontoxic foods, toiletries and household products. Second, they will chelate the toxins already stored within your body. When toxicity is suspected, they will provoke release of heavy metals, mold and viruses and test your urine to see what was released. If you are toxic they will chelate you. They do this by using chemicals that attach to toxins and then these chemicals are flushed from the body along with the toxins. These toxins lock down the receptor sites by fitting into them and sometimes permanently making them incapable of communicating with hormones.
The HOPE Diet also is a micro-nutrient dense diet. Micro-nutrients are God's little soldiers that were put on this planet to eliminate pro-inflammatory toxins. These micro-nutrients are found in fruits and vegetables. The Macs have you eat lots of organic vegetables and a little bit of organic fruit.
Micro-nutrients are phytochemicals like polyphenols, carotanoids, bioflavanoids vitamins and minerals. These detoxifying agents will cleanse you of inflammatory toxins. The Macs will have you eat, as much as possible, organic, fresh, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. They also want you to eat cruciferous vegetables at least once a day. These vegetables have an enzyme in them that detoxifies the liver. The next thing they want you to do is drink lots of alkaline water. Alkaline water will help with detoxification and decreasing inflammation.
Most people do not realize how important the liver is to losing weight. The liver is charge of all fat burning. In fact, the liver is in charge of nearly all the fat burning hormones. Americans have lousy livers. To optimize fat loss we must optimize the liver.
The Macs have also found that you cannot do a detoxification successfully without optimizing the liver. The HOPE Diet uses a combination of nutraceuticals that will detoxify and rejuvenate the liver. In most cases The Macs will have you take a liver optimization supplement or injection. The nutraceuticals will include Methionine, Inositol, and Choline. When these are combined together, they are lipotropic. They burn the fat our of the liver. You will also be taking vitamin B-12. Damaged livers cannot store B-12 and it is essential for energy especially when you are on a diet. You will also be supplied with Vitamin D-3. Studies show that people that have high vitamin D-3 levels lost 33% more weight than people with low vitamin D-3 levels on a VLCD. Therefore we will keep your Vitamin D-3 levels optimal throughout the entire program.
Education through e-Coaching
The Macs have found that one of the most important parts of a diet is support. You will have complete access to The Macs. They have you text your weight daily and report the foods you ate. They will be your coaches and your motivators. Imagine having Tony Robbins as your motivator. Dr. Mac was once a motivational speaker who traveled the world. You will have his and Vicky's personal cell numbers. Dr. Mac fixes problems and Vicky, with her gourmet recipes, makes sure you have very few. The E stands of Education, Encouragement, Edification and Enlightenment. The Macs will help you improve your body, your mind and your soul through their e-coaching protocol.
You have heard that diets don't work, especially crash diets. This is true. The reason is that dieters will lose muscle. You can't lose muscle. The HOPE Diet is designed to lose fat and to preserve muscle. How:
- Hormone Optimization to increase metabolism and muscle
- Organic Sustenance to decrease your waist and increase your health
- Purging Toxins to increase longevity and immunity
- Education, Encouragement, Edification and Enlightenment
On The HOPE Diet, you will lose fat not muscle and you will lose it from your fat storing areas, not from your skin, or breasts or the very important internal organ fat. You will lose fat from your belly and hips. the Macs have many clients that have lost over 100 pounds. None of them have skin sag because they do not lose their skin fat.
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The law requires that we tell you that these are not typical results.
Women lose on average between .5 to 1 lb. per day while on The HOPE Diet
Men lose on average between .75 to 1.5 lb. per day while on The HOPE Diet
The HOPE Diet is an "ALL NATURAL DOCTOR SUPERVISED DIET"
The Mac Team can be found in these cities:
Los Gatos, Modesto and Dublin
The Mac System is designed to eliminate abdominal fat with minimal muscle loss
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Would you like to learn more about The HOPE Diet?
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If you would like to schedule a Consultation with The Macs
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If our offices are inconvenient for you, The HOPE Diet can be done online!
Our virtual program requires no in-office visits
Call 1-800-788-7454 to schedule a phone consult with The Macs