HCG Weight Loss
HCG weight loss has been proven over the decades to be almost 100% effective for healthy weight loss if the protocol developed by Dr. Simeon is strictly followed. HCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. Research suggests a small, daily hCG injection (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) results in a weight loss of .5 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet).
Dr. Simeons book, "Pounds and Inches," explains how the hCG supplements weight loss when the diet includes a very specific 500 calorie VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) that is strict in carbohydrates and especially fat. HCG weight lost is permanent and normal body weight is maintained if one returns to a normal diet after finishing the protocol.
In the human body we can distinguish three kinds of fat. The first is the structural fat which fills the gaps between various organs, a sort of packing material.
Structural fat also performs such important functions as bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin smooth and taut. It also provides the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, without which we would be unable to walk.
The second type of fat is a normal reserve of fuel upon which the body can freely draw when the nutritional income from the intestinal tract is insufficient to meet the demand.
Such normal reserves are localized all over the body. Fat is a substance which packs the highest caloric value into the smallest space so that normal reserves of fuel for muscular activity and the maintenance of body temperature can be most economically stored in this form.
Both these types of fat, structural and reserve, are normal, and even if the body stocks them to capacity this can never be called obesity.
But there is a third type of fat which is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of such fat, and of such fat only, from which the overweight patient suffers. This abnormal fat is also a potential reserve of fuel, but unlike the normal reserves it is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency. It is, so to speak, locked away in a fixed deposit.
When an obese patient tries to reduce by starving himself, he will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted he begins to burn up structural fat.
The fat they have come to detest stays on and the fat they need to cover their bones gets less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they look old and miserable. And that is one of the most frustrating and depressing experiences a human being can have.
So, if a female were to get pregnant and her doctor said "the baby is fine and I'm going to give you powerful vitamins, and we need to put you on a special diet consisting of no fat" - what do you think would happen?
If you guessed that her body would take all the internal body fat in order to feed the baby since there isn't any fat in the diet, you'd be right!
Once hCG is introduced, it triggers a response in a part of the brain called the "diencephalon" to go ZAP the FAT. A person could lose 20 pounds of abnormal fat in a month.
The reason hCG works for weight loss is the abnormal fat that is currently 'locked away' and unavailable to the body becomes available for energy in the same way a pregnant woman is able to utilize here body fat.
It only works, however, if external dietary fat is strictly reduced and the protocol developed by Dr. Simeons is followed exactly to allow the process of burning internal abnormal fat to occur. HCG weight loss was made popular by the controversial Kevin Trudeau, and for that reason is met with a bit of skepticism, but you can download Dr. Simeons' manuscript for free on our site and read for yourself why and how it works.