HCG Diet Program
What is the HCG Diet and How Does it Work?
The HCG diet helps the body burn stubborn fat reserves as fuel. Because of the HCG hormone’s interaction with the hypothalamus and the endocrine system, the body is able to abide by a low calorie diet, of around 500 calories without causing harm. Without the use of the hormone or on a regular diet, a 500-calorie diet would use fats from important structural fats, and cause a person to feel as if he or she were starving. It would cause an obese person to look gaunt, feel exhausted, and still have tons of fat around the middle. No matter how hungry the person was or how little was being consumed, the body would still not access the larger stores of fat. The diet allows people experiencing obesity to prepare the body by first eating specific high fat foods to ensure adequate fat reserves, so the body is directed to the toxic fat that has been locked away from regular metabolism instead of the essential structural fats.
With HCG it is impossible to reduce a patient, however enthusiastic, beyond their normal weight. When the body has burned away the excess fat, the body starts consuming healthy fat, and this is always regained as soon as ordinary eating is resumed. The patient may find that the last few pounds lost during the last days of treatment are immediately regained. When the patient skips meals, pounds may come back, despite eating healthy low calorie foods. In a few days, the patient is back in the consulting room, convinced that their case is a failure.
The few pounds lost during the last few days of treatment may be some of the body’s essential fat, which is being replaced immediately after stopping the hormone. Usually 2 to 3 pounds is gained back after the treatment stops because the body is stabilizing weight and metabolism. Once the body is stabilized and the weight is established, further difficulties in controlling the weight at the new point of stabilization hardly arise.
After losing weight on the HCG diet, some people gain the weight back and others keep it off and maintain their healthy weight as a new way of being. Dr. Simeons explains that those who do regain the weight try to continue restricting their caloric intake as they did when they were on the HCG, and they are sadly informed that their weight is increasing by eating less. The body needs fuel, and when the body has reset its metabolism, it can properly metabolize food and not immediately store it away as fat.
History of the HCG Diet
Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons discovered the HCG Diet, and he lived from 1900-1970. Dr. Simeons earned his doctorate in Germany, graduating in Endocrinology with high honors from the University of Heidleberg. Later, he attended the School of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, which lead him to make advancements in the world of medicine, providing cures for Malaria and other tropical diseases for which he was awarded the Red Cross Order of Merit.
Dr. Albert Simeons discovered the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone after he moved to India to practice in 1931. While in India, he noticed that the babies of malnourished mothers were delivered with great health, but after giving birth, the mother’s health was noticeably reduced. Dr. Simeons made the connection and started researching the hormones associated with pregnancy and found the HCG hormone to be the chemical responsible for providing continual and adequate nutrition to the fetus, pulling from the fatty areas of the body for this supply.
In 1954, he published “Pounds & Inches A New Approach to Obesity”, while practicing his cure for Obesity in Salvatori Mundii Hospital in Rome, Italy. Dr. Simeons’ has made a great impact in the search for a cure of “Obesity”, and he was a world renowned Endocrinologist who made the connection between the hypothalamus in the brain and the HCG hormone in relation to weight gain.