HCG Weight Loss Program
Common Questions & Answers About HCG:
What is the HCG diet?
Dr. Simeons, a specialist on obesity and weight regulation, introduced a program that has helped thousands of people overcome weight loss resistance. The program utilizes a natural hormone that is produced during pregnancy called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). Dr. Simeons’ theory is that HCG causes the hypothalamus area of the brain to trigger a release of abnormal fat stores. His studies found that when administered in relatively small doses and coupled with the HCG diet protocol, people routinely report weight loss of 1+ pounds per day while under his protocol.
HCG has helped thousands of people lose those stubborn pounds that they have not been able to shed previously. In addition to weight loss, many patients who have completed the HCG program also experienced many other health benefits, including a drop in cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
What is the average weight loss while using HCG?
Results may vary from person to person and can not be guaranteed an amount for each person. How much weight one has to lose and how strictly one follows the protocol will influence weight loss.
I have heard this is a 500 calorie per day diet. Is that true?
HCG will cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat our of the abnormal fat storage locations such as arms, abdominal area, hips and buttock so that is available for your body to burn as daily calories. While you are consuming only 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the stored fat from your body. Therefore, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories per day from stored fat. This is why thousands of HCG dieters successfully resculpt their bodies by shedding unsightly stored fat.
What is the hypothalamus gland?
The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and more importantly, your metabolic rate.
How does HCG help men and women lose unwanted pounds?
The HCG diet was discovered over 40 years ago with 20 years of research of thousands of cases by Dr. Simeons, MD. His many years of research showed that while fat is converted into blood sugar and used as energy, the body needs additional proteins. He found that a 500 calorie high protein diet would help in the process of losing weight while using HCG to convert fat for fuel. Because the HCG hormone makes the abnormal fat available, the body begins living off the fat. The fat provides a source of energy, just as food does. Patients are instructed to reduce food to 500 calories per day, however, hunger is not noticed because 3,500 additional calories are consumed each day by the body. The average loss is about one to two pounds per day while using HCG drops or capsule.
The human body is made up of 3 different types of fat.
1 Structural Fat: cushions and protects the organs in the body.
2 Normal Fat: padding on our body such as the padding on the feet and hands.
3 Abnormal Fat: excess fat on our bodies such as our love handles, spare tires, bellies, backs, and saddle bags.
The HCG diet protocol provides a combination of a very low calorie diet (VLCD), and the exact levels of HCG it needs to stimulate the hypothalamus. When the hypothalamus is stimulated the body is able to release abnormal fat which allows the body to rid itself of massive amounts of fat. When a person successfully completes the HCG protocol diet plan the hypothalamus is able to reset and function properly. When the hypothalamus is not operating correctly, it causes the body to have intense food cravings, constant hunger, low metabolism, and a surplus storage of abnormal fat.
What is the duration of the treatment?
Depending on desired weight loss, the treatment will last for a period of 26 - 40 days. After the initial cycle, you go off the diet and HCG drops for 6 weeks before starting up again for another 6 weeks. You repeat as many cycles as you want until you get to the desired weight.
How do I take the drops or capsules?
Using the provided dropper, simply place 10 drops under your tongue 3 times per day. Hold the drops under your tongue for 15 seconds.Or take Capsule (400-600 iu) daily. Do not eat or drink anything for the next 15 minutes. The drops do not need to be refrigerated. It's that easy!
How do I store the drops?
The HCG Drops need to be stored out of heat and light. They may be stored in the refrigerator but is not necessary. The HCG does not require refrigeration because of the way it is manufactured. It is recommended to store the drops in the refrigerator if it is not used for a few days or a few weeks. Refrigeration helps to keep the drops fresh over long periods of time.
Why are some people calling HCG the “Weight Loss Cure”?
While there is no weight loss cure, HCG is sometimes being called the “Weight Loss Cure” because after taking it for weight loss, it reprograms your body to use stored fat for energy when calories are reduced for a period of time. It helps you maintain your weight and not regain the pounds you lost.
Does the weight loss slow down after the first two weeks?
Many times there is a large amount of weight loss in the first week, then a plateau or leveling off of weight loss. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion. Remember to measure yourself as far as weigh because when you are not losing pounds, you may still be losing inches.
Can I wear makeup and lotion?
In general, no lotions, moisturizers or liquid make-ups with oil are allowed. HCG is very sensitive to oils, creams and fats. These could slow the weight loss process down; you only want it to target your stored fat. You can use any mineral makeup or pressed powders and of course oil free foundations are fine. Other eye makeups and lipstick are fine. Stay away from lip glosses and Chapstick. If your lips get dry the protocol says to use Carmex.
Protocol also states if needed you can use mineral oil (baby oil) if needed as a moisturizer. Lotions contain a lot of fats and oils which can cause your body to retain the fats that you are trying to get rid of. A great alternative to lotion is organic Aloe Vera. Mineral oil, baby oil or petroleum may also be used.
Should I consult with my Doctor before starting the HCG diet plan?
Yes, as with every new diet or exercise program, you need to consult your doctor or physician before beginning the HCG diet plan.