A very real weight loss cure is something that Dr. Simeons stumbled across in the 70’s when using human chorionic gonadotropin. He found this while looking for a solution to eradicate malnutrition from under developed countries.

He found the presence of HCG in pregnant women and came to the conclusion that woman during the gestational period began to suffer from deteriorating health issues post delivery. The HCG hormone is secreted by the body to protect the fetes and make sure it is well nourished. HCG takes the stored body fat and converts it into food energy to be used by the baby. He concluded that it would work the same for obese people who were not pregnant, it would just burn stored fat based on the signals HCG sent to your Hypothalamus. The Hypothalamus is a little control centre in your brain. It controls your thirst, temperature and hunger.

How is it beneficial?

Our body has 3 types of fats. The first type of fat is called structural fat. This is the fat that is between the skin and protects the organs. The second type is the normal or “reserve fat”. This fat provides the body with energy when your calorie intake is low. The third type of fat is “abnormal fat”. This is excessive fat which accumulates in main problem areas like the waist, hips, thighs and buttocks. This fat cannot be used for anything in the body. The very best thing about HCG is that it actually consumes ONLY this type of fat! Often people ask why you can’t get the same weight loss by just eating only 500 calories a day and not consuming the HCG at all. The answer is: if you deprive yourself of nutrients such as vitamins and proteins then the body will fulfil this deficiency by burning either structural or normal fat reserve. You will lose muscle mass and once you go back to your normal diet all your weight goes right back on.

What is the process?

There are three stages or phases of the HCG diet. In phase 1 you eat as much as you want. Fatts, carbs, grease, you name it. This phase lasts for two days at the start of the program and you do this while taking the HCG Drops. Then Phase 2 last anywhere from 23 to 40 days based on how much weight you would like to lose. During this phase you will follow the diet which consists of only 500 calories and includes fruits, vegetables and chicken, steak or fish. Expect to lose 20-40 pounds in this phase. Then after you lose the weight it is time for Phase 3 which is called the maintenance phase. It is really simple, keep calorie count to 1500 and stay away from starches and sugars for 3 weeks. This phase will help solidify your weight loss so you do not gain it back.

The HCG diet is popular based on the success of the general public and not hype. Also the fact that Dr. Oz had two shows that featured HCG Drops was a major contributor. Most likely you’ve heard about HCG drops before because someone you know has lost weight with it and recommended it. It really works and works extremely fast as most people lose more than 7 pounds in the first week alone.

Advantages of the HCG Diet:

Your levels of testosterone will increase and the metabolic rate of the body is corrected.

HCG targets the Abnormal Fat that is no benefit to you.

You will not feel weak or experience hunger pangs as the body’s needs are being fulfilled by the stored fat that is turned into energy.

You maintain muscle mass as only fat is burned

Improves libido in many cases.

Reduces your cravings for sweets

HCG is natural and safe

HCG drops are inexpensive

For more information Dr. Simeons has compiled detailed information into a book called “Pounds and Inches”. This book was published in 1970 and is the handbook for the HCG Diet.