Human Chorionic Gonadatrophin (hCG) is the hormone / glycoprotein produced by pregnant women.
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The diet is based on a protocol established by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British physician working at a hospital in Rome, in the 1950s. He had discovered, accidentally, that patients who were treated with hCG would lose their appetite and burn fat (changing their figure) even if they didn’t lose weight. It piqued his interest, and he began treating obese patients with hCG. Over the years, through trial and error, he came up with the protocol that I followed: three weeks of injections and a very low-calorie diet, followed by three weeks of “stabilization”: higher calories, but no sugar or starch.
He found that, while patient’s appetites were being diminished and their hips and waist sizes decreased, they were not losing weight. HCG was changing the fat from abnormal fat (fat in the thighs, buttocks, and mid-section) to structural fat (fat that cushions organs and the bottoms of the feet).
After studying in third world countries and observing that women on very low calorie diets (VLCDs) were giving birth to healthy babies, he decided to experiment with HCG combined with a VLCD, and had very positive results. The initial effects of the HCG were still seen (fat was changing from abnormal to structural fat and patients were experiencing diminished appetite) and the abnormal fat was being burned to maintain lean muscle mass. His patients were losing the weight and keeping it off.
He published his findings in a manuscript he titled “Pounds and Inches; A New Approach to Obesity”. He labeled obesity as the disorder that causes overeating (not the other way around) and provided a step by step plan, including his revolutionary diet, for its cure.
HCG is now being rediscovered by the public. It is the number one searched term on Google and Bing thousands have reported positive results after completion. Those with more than 10 kilos to lose often find that they do not even need the 500 calories allotted due to the increased energy provided from the B vitamins in HCG supplements as well as energy from abnormal fat being burned.