By Memorial Weight Loss Clinic
February 28, 2017
Category: Health
Tags: weight loss  

Maintaining a healthy diet is a critical part of losing weight and keeping it off. At the Memorial Weight Loss Clinic in Houston, TX, the weight lossHCG program has helped many patients successfully lose weight. At the clinic, Dr. Babak Rejaie supervises patients on the program for safe and lasting results.

What is the HCG program?

The HCG program is based on the premise that the HCG hormone can trigger the body to release a specific type of fat in the body known as abnormal fat. Patients on the program are given HCG supplements to alleviate the feelings of hunger and fatigue that often accompany other diets. Patients following the HCG program under the supervision of a Houston doctor can achieve good weight loss results.

Weight Loss Health Tips

There are several things you can do to promote weight loss. The following health tips can help with weight loss:

  • Avoid high-calorie beverages
  • Substitute lean meats, like turkey, for fattier ones
  • Eat several servings of fruits and vegetables daily
  • Limit sugar in your diet
  • Include fiber from whole grains in your diet

Healthy Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

This savory black bean and sweet potato chili is a light and healthy recipe that will satisfy both vegetarians and meat lovers. Serves two.


  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 small sweet potato, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground chipotle
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stirring often, sauté onion and sweet potato in the oil about four minutes or until the onion is softened. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle and salt. Cook and stir for one minute, then add water or broth. Bring everything to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat. Cook until potato is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and lime juice. Increase heat to high and return to a simmer, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and cook for another four to five minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important keys to long-term weight loss. For physician guided assistance with the HCG program in the Houston, TX, area, visit the Memorial Weight Loss Clinic. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rejaie, call (713) 468-3322.