The HCG Diet

Since its discovery in the 1950′s by Dr. ATW Simeons, small doses of HCG has been given to overweight men and women to decrease their appetite and help them lose weight specifically around their hips, thighs, buttocks and stomach.

HCG is a is a glycoprotein produced in pregnancy that is made by the the developing embryo soon after conception, and later by a portion of the placenta during the first tri-mester of the pregnancy. It has several functions in the body, including mobilizing abnormal fat to be metabolized in order to provide the energy and nutrients for building the placenta. Dr. Simeons discovered that hCG assists in burning fat in females as well as males.HCG stimulates the Hypothalimus, which in turn begins burning stored Abnormal Fat at an average rate of 2500 calories per day. This amount of fat is released into the blood stream to be utilized as fuel by the body. Due to the fact that around 3500 calories of fat weighs about 1 pound, the result is Fat Loss! Some patients report up to a pound or more per day of weight loss when they begin the program.

hCG is being called the weight loss cure because it is an obesity weight loss cure.hCG is believed to help reset the hypothalamus by sending signals to begin breaking down and using abnormally high body fat as a primary fuel source.These signals are believed to be sent when the body is experiencing a reduced and low calorie diet.These signals also believed send a message out to conserve and maintain lean body mass i.e. muscle mass.Without hCG to assist you during a low calorie diet, your body will begin to deplete muscle.This results in lowering your resting metabolic rate “RMR.”This means that if you lose muscle you also lose metabolism. For each pound of muscle that your body loses, you also lose about 50 calories in metabolism. hCG stops this cycle by tricking your body into believing it is getting the calories it needs.

WHAT IS THE THEORY BEHIND USING HCG FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

Found in the blood stream, HCG helps reset the hypothalamus and trigger signals for the body to begin breaking down reserve ‘mobile body fats’ as a primary fuel source. Dr. Simeons findings showed that these signals occur when the body experiences a low calorie diet. HCG is also known to send out signals to conserve and maintain ‘structural fat,’ i.e. your muscles and protect your organs and HCG makes the bodies think it is consuming its required daily allotment of calories. He believed that HCG would mobilize stored fat, suppress appetite and redistribute fat from the waist, hips and thighs, breaking down abnormal body fat, resulting in weight loss.

IS HCG SAFE TO USE AND IS IT FDA APPROVED FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

When taking any new medical product, we recommend that you consult your physician beforehand. While the FDA has not approved HCG for weight loss, studies have shown that following Dr. Simeons Protocol Diet strictly, while taking HCG, can help weight loss.

WILL I STARVE ON THE VERY LOW CALORIE DIET (VLCD)?

HCG helps to liquefy fat, which opens all a person’s fat cells. The liquid fat is then made accessible to the body to use as energy. Even though a person is consuming less calories, the body is able to access the stored energy that is in the fat cells which naturally reduces a person’s appetite. After a few days on the HCG diet plan, many people report a major decrease in their appetite. Most people that have successfully completed the HCG diet program have reported having plenty of energy while on the program.

COULD I LOSE THE SAME AMOUNT OF WEIGHT WITHOUT USING HCG AND JUST FOLLOWING THE VLCD?

Anyone can lose weight, just by simply cutting back on calories and fat consumption. However, the risk and negative effect that happens is that the body will tend to lose mostly muscle before fat. When the body is deprived of calories, it stores fat and this causes the cellular metabolism to slow down. As a person’s metabolism slows down it makes it easier to gain weight and also decreases muscle mass. By following the HCG diet protocol (VLCD and taking HCG drops), excess fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. The VLCD is essential because it prevents an instant refilling of the emptied fat cells and this are what helps maintain your muscle mass by getting rid of the fat deposits. The HCG drops help to suppress your appetite and reset your hypothalamus gland.

WHAT IS THE HYPOTHALAMUS GLAND?

The hypothalamus has the exquisite control over many regulatory functions of the body. These include hunger, day/night cycles, basal metabolic rate, growth, fertility, pregnancy, temperature.

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