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Beauty Sleep

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 13, 2018
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*Jenny at 41 years old and feeling rested!

Sacrificing sleep has not only become completely commonplace, but is used as a barometer of strength and resilience in some circles. I’ve heard countless people brag about how little sleep they are able to operate on. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but absolutely EVERYONE needs sleep! We can see this so easily from the outside when we are observing others. For example, I carefully schedule my children’s bedtime routines so that I can ensure that they will have enough hours to replenish and restore their minds and bodies. I want them to feel calm, happy and fully prepared to tackle the following day. I know that sleep is absolutely imperative to their health. Not to mention their moods! We all know the dreaded “countdown to meltdown” when our children approach their bedtime.

At Dream Spa, we try to steer you in the direction of self-care always. One of the very first things you are likely to be advised to do by your aesthetician or nurse practitioner here is to apply sunscreen every single day! We make every attempt to guide our clients toward a happy, healthy lifestyle. We ask that you take care of your mind, body and skin from the inside and we’ll take care of the outside. This balance is what will give you the radiant beauty you desire! What is number 1 in my beauty routine? Sleep! I sometimes fall off the wagon but, when I do, I notice immediately! I look different and I feel different. I do not feel like myself. You may have been operating on a lack of sleep for so long that you don’t even realize that it is affecting you negatively in so many ways! Just try sleeping 7-10 hours a night and doubling your water intake. You will notice a difference in your appearance within weeks or maybe even days.

I do need to insert a caveat here...I am fully aware that there are many and myriad circumstances that prevent people from getting the appropriate amount of sleep. I’ve been there myself. Maybe you have a new baby at home, maybe you’re suffering with depression or maybe you stay up worrying about life. Boy do I get it...all of it! If you are able, however, to making changes in your life in order to prioritize sleep you will not regret it. Leading into this hectic holiday season, you deserve to feel at peace inside your body. You will be surprised at how productive and efficient you are with more sleep. More waking hours does not make you more productive, it just makes you cranky!

Your homework is to sleep 7-10 hours a night (every night if you can) and then book yourself a HydraGlow as your reward. Believe me, you will look and feel stunning!! At 41 years old, after prioritizing myself (as hard as that was), I look 10 times better than I did at 31 and the magic ingredient was sleep!

Wishing you a week of sweet dreams!

Merry Mischief!

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Dream Spa Medical HCG Weight Loss, Brookline, Canton, MA

As fun as all of those holiday shenanigans are, boy can they derail us from our weight loss goals! When I’m coaching my HCG clients, I always try to be reasonable with my expectations and take into consideration that perfection is NEVER the goal. I want you to enjoy the holidays but, also, I want you to remain steadfast in your determination to achieve your goals. This can feel like a tightrope walk for sure! Leading into the holiday season, I encourage you to think about the things that bring you true happiness at this time of the year. Most often, you’ll find, that the food and alcohol are just supporting players in a cast of friends and family who are the real stars of the show. Imagine removing some of those foods and drinks that you consume out of boredom or habit at a party and imagine how amazing you’ll feel if you just enjoy the company of the people you love! Then imagine waking up the next morning with that incomparable feeling of having overcome your impulse to depend on those unhealthy habits to sustain you in social situations.

Full disclosure here...I have been on both sides of that coin! I have an addictive personality so I have to be hyper-aware of my impulses and why I’m reaching for that 3rd drink or that 10th cookie. Even if my clients “cheat” and eat things that are outside the allowable foods on the HCG diet, I only ask that they do it with full awareness. Be present in your decision so that you can learn about yourself and what makes you tick. It is much easier to make healthier decisions if you know why you are making the unhealthy ones to begin with!

This holiday season I want you to be thankful for a body that is capable of carrying you through life. Show your thanks by treating that body with love and respect! Most importantly, when you flounder, do NOT punish yourself. Just forgive yourself and move on! Although weight loss is your goal when you see me for HCG coaching, my ultimate goal is to bring you closer to feeling peace and happiness with your body and your life. I can assure deserve it...we all do!

Wishing you and your family a beautiful holiday season filled with love, and maybe just one cookie ;-)


HCG Orientation

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 30, 2018

“I have to inject myself with HCG...Yikes!!” That is the general response when people discover they will be injecting themselves. To be honest, that was my response to it as well, LOL! As is the case with most new things, once you break it down and fully understand it, the fear evaporates naturally. Mostly, it’s the unknown that is scary, not the actual thing itself that you are fearing. By the time are you are home with your supplies, you have been cleared for the program by our Nurse Practitioner, you’ve been instructed on the purpose and procedure of the injections, you will have been given a tutorial on the injections and we will have approved you to be able to take your supplies home. You will be fully prepared and completely ready to implement the HCG program once you are home!

When you come in for your orientation I will take your Body Composition Analysis. At this point in the process, I’ve already had our Nurse Practitioner review your blood work and clear you to proceed with the HCG Diet. This analysis will give me comprehensive data regarding the current state of your body. It will measure everything from your weight, to your BMI, to your muscle mass and many more stats that give me a complete picture of your baseline prior to the HCG program. You will then communicate your weight loss goals and any other goals you have to me. As your coach, I like getting a complete picture of what you really want in life. The more I know about you and where you want to go, the better I am equipped to help you get there. Based on your baseline and your ultimate goal, I will recommend a treatment plan for you. I will recommend the number of weeks that you will likely need to give you the best chance of achieving your goal and also the quantity of HCG you will be injecting daily. The major benefit of injecting yourself at home is the convenience. You will need to be injecting yourself daily (usually the same time every morning) so it would be very unreasonable to expect anyone to come into to the office every single morning for an injection for 30-90 days consecutively!

Your orientation will empower you with all the necessary tools to succeed at the HCG Diet. Beyond the injections you will be instructed on your calorie allowance, the “approved” foods and the precise breakdown of the protein/vegetable/fruit ratio. I will even give you parameters for your water intake and how to proceed if you choose to exercise while doing the HCG diet. I leave no stones unturned at your orientation. The most important point that I attempt to communicate is that I want you to feel comfortable and completely in control of the process. This is your body and your life so if I am able to give you the tools you need to gain enough self esteem to feel confident that you are fully in control of your destiny, then I could not ask for a greater reward in coaching you through this process!

Wishing you a week of empowerment!

– Jenny 


Jenny's Favorite Flavorful Cod Recipe

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 19, 2018


Heal Your Relationship With Food

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Your drive to lose weight is, most likely, a product of the result of your relationship with food and the outcome it has produced in your body and in your life. I, personally, analyze my familial relationships, my romantic relationships, my finances and my traumas with regards to almost every other aspect of my life. I am, not only cognizant, but hyper-aware of the cause/effect equation that continuously plays out in my life. I’ve been to therapy and read hundreds of books in an attempt tease out all of the correlations between my childhood, my past experiences and the resulting bad (and also good) decisions I have made as a result of the sum of all those parts. I did recognize recently, though, that I had never truly placed my relationship with food under a microscope. In an effort to better understand why I make the food choices I make and what I’m feeling when I make those choices (good or bad) I have recently started to look at my relationship with food in a more honest way.

The catalyst for this was my foray into the world of HCG coaching. As I spoke with my clients, I began to see a very clear pattern. They did not need a healthy fish recipe from me (although I do have a stellar one that I’ll share with you lol). They needed someone to encourage them to discover the root of their dysfunctional relationship with food and help them heal that relationship. For example, if you are capable of seeing food as a beautiful way to nourish your body and fuel you for the day as opposed to a “drug” that is used to mask hidden trauma that is too painful to face if it bubbles to the surface, you are finally free! Freedom always gives way to happiness.

My greatest joy in this journey has been the moment when one of my questions hits the spot and uncovers the key to that particular person’s attachment to unhealthy habits. We have such complex and storied lives so it is, not only difficult, but incredibly daunting to embark on this endeavor alone. The structure of the HCG Diet, combined with the one-on-one coaching, allows me the framework to help you heal your relationship with food while you simultaneously lose weight. As the weeks pass by with each of my clients, I can see the light building up in their eyes and there is no bigger reward than that! As you begin to shed the pain from your past that is no longer serving any purpose, you will also shed the weight that is holding you down. That extra weight is a physical representation of all of your pain living in your body. You deserve to be happy and the only way to do that is to release all that pain!

 Wishing You A Week Of Enjoying Your Food!
– Jenny 

As promised...Here is a link to a flavorful cod recipe that will make you feel like you are having a cheat day when you eat it!


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