The Skinny on the HCG Diet
The rest of the skinny on the hCG diet...
The diet actually begins the day after the 2nd dose of HCG. You will be using your own food and in most cases it can be purchased in your local supermarket and prepared at home. In some instances you could purchase food from a restaurant if it is prepared as required. If you are going to prepare your own food, that's great. If someone else will be doing the preparation, it would be a good idea to have them sit in or read about the diet and it's parameters.
The history of the HCG Diet begins with Dr. A T W Simeons of Rome, Italy. He was born in London and graduated in medicine [summa cum laude] at the University of Heidelberg. He settled in Rome in 1949 at the Salvatore Mundi International Hospital. He is the author, researcher and scientist who developed this HCG diet more than thirty-five years ago. His research covered forty years of grappling with the fundamental problem of being over-weight. Throughout those forty years he investigated every new theory, method and promising lead. He experimentally screened and critically evaluated each aspect of them.
|Upon his death in 1970 he stated:|
|"The protocol [program the hCG diet] was everything that I hoped it would be ? no hunger, no food cravings, no grumpiness, no feeling of deprivation, no fatigue, a dramatic reshaping of the body with the burning of the secure problem area fat deposits."|
His results have been documented and heralded in Medical Journals around the world. Dr. Simeons then wrote his findings in a book entitled "Pounds and Inches". Even though the book is filled with medical jargon, it can give the reader a thorough understanding of how the diet came to be and the research that went into its findings.
|As Dr. Simeons writes in the Foreword of his book:|
|"This book discusses a new interpretation of the nature of obesity and while it does not advocate yet another fancy slimming diet it does describe a method of treatment which has grown out of theoretical considerations based on clinical observation." |
In his studies he found that in ALL cases of weight loss brought about by dieting, thyroid treatments, appetite-reducing drugs, laxatives, violent exercise, massage, or baths, the loss is only temporary and will be rapidly regained as soon as the reducing regimen is relaxed or eliminated. His conclusion is simple, "none of these measures [or methods] corrects the basic disorder". Through the hCG Diet Program the "basic disorder" is addressed, targeted and finally controlled.
We do not want to overwhelm the casual reader with technical details, but there is some general information that will be important to understand. Everybody thinks fat is just fat. That is not the case. There are actually three kinds of fat and the hCG Diet deals with all three.
|Structural Fat: this kind of fat fills the gaps between various organs, a sort of packing material. Structural Fat also performs the important functions of bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin both smooth and taut. It also provides the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, without which we couldn't walk. An excess of this fat can not produce obesity.|
|Normal Fat: This is the fuel upon which the body can freely draw from when the intestinal nutritional requirement demands it. Such Normal Fat is deposited all over the body. An excess of this fat can not produce obesity.|
|Abnormal Fat: This is the bad fat and It is the accumulation of this Fat, and this Fat only, that an overweight person carries. It is deposited all over the body and is most frequently accumulated on the hips, buttocks, stomach, arms, face, etc.|
Although Abnormal Fat is a potential reserve for body fuel, it is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency as is Normal Fat. This is how fat is utilized in the body. When someone overweight goes on a diet, they try to reduce their weight by starving themselves. First they will lose their Normal Fat. When this is exhausted, the body begins to burn up Structural Fat and then only as a last resort, the body yields its Abnormal Fat.
By that time the dieter usually feels weak and hungry. They feel famished and tired. Their face becomes drawn and haggard. However, their belly, hips, thighs and upper arms show little improvement. The fat they have come to detest remains and the fat they need to cover their bones gets less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they look old and miserable. Dr. Simeon's believed this to be one of the most frustrating and depressing experiences a human being can have.
His findings suggest that being overweight has its psychological effects and they only feel physically well as long as their weight stays stationary or they are gaining. That doesn't mean that they do not feel guilty or ashamed about what they have been led to believe is a lack of control. They may also feel horrified by the appearance of their nude body and the tightness of their clothes. Being overweight is a vicious cycle that a person must navigate. Think about it. More caloric energy is required to keep a large body at a certain temperature than to heat a small body. Therefore, all other factors being equal, an overweight person requires more food than a lean one. It would stand to reason then that if an overweight person eats only the additional food his body requires, he should be able to keep his weight stationary. Yet every physician who has studied overweight patients under rigorous controlled conditions knows that this is not true. Many overweight patients actually gain weight on a diet which is calorically deficient of their basic needs. At this Dr. Simeons concludes, "There must be some other mechanism at work".
In an effort to unravel this mystery of what this "other mechanism" might be, many medical studies have been started and later abandoned. Also, potential theories are numerous. These include theories about the Thyroid Gland, the Pituitary Gland, the Adrenal Glands and the Hypothalamus. You can add to these the Psychological theories of why someone is overweight. In his book Dr. Simeon's discusses these ideas and why they are not the missing puzzle piece of the "other mechanism".
Dr. Simeons traveled to India and found doctors administering hCG to overweight patients who had large hips, buttocks and thighs. He was intrigued, and began his first study of hCG. The Indian doctors were giving small daily doses of hCG to these patients. The results showed that their ravenous appetite disappeared and their shape also changed. Their Abnormal Fat deposits from their hips also disappeared and the body was using its Abnormal Fat for fuel!
HCG was the "other mechanism" and the secret to the diet's success story. But what is hCG? In medical terms it is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a "naturally occurring hormone" that is produced during a women's pregnancy by the developing embryo soon after conception and later is found in the placenta.
Through a series of trials and experiments on thousands of patients, Dr. Simeons found that the best results were achieved by restricting the patient's daily diet to 500 Calories and also giving a small dose of hCG. The conclusion was that patients lost an average of one pound per day. Patients had a reduced appetite and could comfortably go about their normal occupations. "It was also perfectly evident that only Abnormal Fat was being consumed, as there were no signs of any depletion of Normal Fat. Their skin remained fresh and gradually their figures became entirely normal."
How does this happen? Dr. Simeons explains that a woman may gain weight during pregnancy, but she never becomes obese in the strict sense of the word. Her body is under the influence of the hCG which circulates in enormous quantities in her body during pregnancy, Abnormal Fat deposits are never formed. At delivery she is suddenly deprived of hCG and Abnormal Fat starts to leave fixed fat deposits.
HCG has been medically known for more than eighty years. Initially it was used to diagnose early pregnancy by testing a women's urine. It is never found in the human body except, during pregnancy and is never found in a male. HCG has no effect on normal sex-glands of the male or female, it is not a sex-hormone.
During pregnancy a women produces as much as one million IUs [International Units] per day. The diet injection is a miniscule amount of about 125 IUs per day. This dosage does not change whether the patient is 400 or 150 pounds and the 500 calorie diet is the same. The resulting daily weight loss average of one pound is also the same, however larger patients have shown much higher results.
Now it's time to start! In all probability this is not your first diet and the reason for starting this one is that the others did not produce the results you expected. This hCG Diet is different. You will see a new and improved you. Your life expectancy will increase and your overall well being will be enhanced. Believe it! It is true!
Now the tough part. There are requirements. Strict adherence to the 500 calories and eating only permitted foods is essential to your success. YOU WILL NOT BE HUNGRY! The hCG will reduce or eliminate food cravings.
Complete before and after photos are recommended?you won't believe the change.
The minimum Diet Treatment lasts 26 days, even if you want to lose just 5 pounds. During this period you will take the HCG for at least 23 days followed by 3 days of diet without the HCG. You may continue the diet until you lose the desired weight.
Follow the instructions and you will be more
than satisfied with the results of the hCG Diet!
Day 1 and 2: Take the HCG in the morning and evening as directed. Eat as much as you want, especially high fat. It's important to get the HCG in your system before you start the diet plan.
Day 3 until your goal weight: Continue HCG as directed, begin the HCG reduced calorie diet plan (see included food guide - THIS IS IMPORTANT!)
When you reach your goal weight: You must do the reduced calorie diet plan a minimum of 23 days (including the first two days of eating high fat) even if you reach your goal weight before this time. This re-sets your hypothalamus. Then follow the maintenance plan.
Do take your potassium supplement
Do take a Sublingual B-12 Supplement
Do not take any fat soluble vitamins while you are following the HCG Diet Plan. For example, fish oil capsules or vitamin D supplements.
HOW TO TAKE HCG:
Use the dropper included and count out the drops carefully. Take 10 drops three times per day. If your hunger is not controlled, then do 15 drops, three times per day, at a time convenient for you. 15 drops three times per day is the maximum usage per day. You may need to use a spoon to help with counting your drops. Hold the drops in your mouth under your tongue for 2 minute, then swallow. Wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.
How many IU's are in sublingual HCG?
( For Client that were taking injections )
30 drops per day = 125 IU per day
36 drops per day = 150 IU per day
42 drops per day = 175 IU per day
48 drops per day = 200 IU per day
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If hunger is still present, increase the drops according to the drops per day. If 30 drops per day don't work, increase to 36 and so on until appetite is under control.
Example: If hungry is not under control with 30 drops/ 15 twice per day. Then increase to 36, divided by two doses per day and so on.
MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A LIQUID B-12 AND POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENT
DAILY AS NEEDED!