With one-third of Americans obese and many more overweight, our nation is desperate for a weight-loss miracle. The HCG diet is a combination of a daily dose of “human chorionic gonadotropin” and extreme caloric restriction, and has many people slimming off those pounds and inches!
HCG weight loss has been publicized on hundreds of TV shows including Fox News, NBC, Oprah, and CBS. It is also mentioned in Kevin Trudeau’s bestselling book; The Weight Loss Cure, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. The HCG diet was developed by Dr. Simeons, who believed that the hCG hormone, found in a pregnant woman’s body, could help men and women lose weight, and keep that weight off after returning to a normal routine.
The HCG weight loss plan is the ultimate fat burning program. With the 40 day plan, one can lose up to 1-2 lb per day! Our patients average around a 35lbs loss, although we have seen up to a 50lb loss in 40 days! The HCG Institute calls for one dose of HCG once per day during the duration of treatment. In addition to the daily dose of HCG, the patient will be placed on a strict 500 calorie diet, using the dieting tips included in the information packet.
The use of HCG in the treatment of obesity was first discovered by the late British Physician, Dr. A. T. W. Simeons. His first published a report on the topic in 1954, while practicing in Rome, Italy. He devoted years to researching various patients suffering from obesity. During this time, he noticed several important factors including the lack of symptoms one would expect from a patient on a very low calorie diet. For example, his patients had no headaches, hunger pains, weakness, or irritability as long as the low calorie diet was combined with HCG.
Dr. Simeons also noted: How patients lost significant amounts of weight while their bodies reshaped naturally- without effort. Patients lost more fat tissue directly from adipose tissue accumulations, causing highly visible contouring of the body. Weight maintenance was not an issue for patients that had undergone the HCG Diet plan. Particularly compared to those who simply went on highly restrictive diets without HCG. The HCG regulates the metabolism, correcting that which initially caused the obesity.
HCG is a hormone nautrally produced in men and women. It is produced in high amounts by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. The HCG hormone that you will use while on the diet is compounded in a compounding pharmacy. HCG works by regulating the metabolism, controlling cravings and transforming the body’s fat stores into liquid which can more easily be shed from the body. Dr. Simeons’ HCG diet patients have been able to achieve more rapid and long-lasting weight loss between 1 and 3 pounds per day.
The HCG diet is a medically managed program. It involves both weight loss and detoxification. HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a glycoprotein found naturally in the body and has been shown to help metabolize fats and boosts the body’s metabolic rate, while promoting an increased blood circulation. Weight loss is safe and comfortable while the use of HCG is uniquely able to trigger the release of visceral fat deposits and makes them available to be used as fuel. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) not only increases the body’s metabolism and promotes weight loss but it also targets the stored fat and spares lean muscle mass.
Benefits of HCG for Weight Loss
- Fat burning and muscle sparing
- Rapid weight-loss compared to other diets
- Redistributes fat
- Increases metabolism
- Decreased appetite
- Maintains weight loss
- No more yo-yo dieting frustrations
- Targets visceral fat and problem areas
The Truth about Fat
There are mainly two different types of fat in the human body, called visceral and subcutaneous fat. Both of these fats are different and one has more ill effects than the other.
- Visceral Fat:
This type of fat is mostly found around organs in the abdominal area. This is the type associated with more health concerns since the fat is near vital organs and is more acutely embedded in the tissues. Visceral fat is known to cause diabetes by boosting insulin resistance and leads to health risks such as heart disease, strokes, hypertension etc.
- Subcutaneous Fat:
This type of fat is found under or close to the skin’s surface and pose less health risks.
The use of human chorionic gonadotropin is uniquely able to trigger the release of visceral fat deposits and makes them available to be used as fuel. The hypothalamus known as the “master gland” contains a leptin-sensitive neural network which works to regulate body weight. Leptin is the messenger between the hypothalamus and the fat stores. HCG triggers the hypothalamus to release your abnormal fat stores and makes the fat available to be used as fuel for consumption by the body. The diet protocol limits you to 500 calories per day. Keep in mind your body is utilizing the additional calories from your fat cells, the reason why there are no severe hunger cravings while on a very low calorie regimen, and the patient is able to maintain muscle mass.
How Does the HCG Diet Work?
When an overweight person tries to lose weight using typical diet strategies combined with exercise, they lose normal fat stores, structural fat and muscle mass. Often, the patient is hungry with decreased caloric intake and will fail due to overwhelming food cravings. To their frustration, the thigh, buttock and hip fat are still there. Not so with the HCG Weight Loss Plan. It has been demonstrated in over 100,000 cases to not only yield excellent fat loss, but reshape the “problem areas”. Pounds and inches melt off the body.
What Is Included in the Treatment?
- Medical History Exam
- Prescription for HCG
- Weekly B-12 Injections (Not included in Take Home Protocol)
- Weekly Weigh-Ins (Not included in Take Home Protocol)
HCG Diet Structure
- 2 Loading Days With the HCG
- 38 or 24 Low Calorie Diet Days
- 3 Days Low Calorie Diet With No HCG
- 3 Weeks Maintenance Phase