The use of HCG in the treatment of obesity was first discovered by the late British Physician, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons.
He 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.
What Is HCG?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman’s metabolic functions. Generally, the HCG used in the diet protocols, is synthetic.
How Much Weight Reduction Can I Expect On The HCG Diet?
Most HCG dieters report 1 to 2 lbs a day reduction. At the very least, .5 pound a day, and at the most, 3+ lbs a day. 1 lb is generally lost in the first day. Fiber intake is extremely important, as is water intake. HCG studies have shown that weight reduction comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle. It does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals, essential to maintain good health. For this reason, HCG dieters maintain good health. For this reason, HCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual.
What Does The FDA Say About HCG?
The FDA states that “HCG has not been demonstrated to be an effective adjunct therapy in the treatment of obesity and does not increase fat reduction beyond that resulting from caloric restriction.” In properly conducted studies, people incorporating HCG in their weight reduction program lost significantly more weight than those that did not. Moreover, these same people lost the weight, had no hunger and lost dramatically more inches than their counterparts.