hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone present in both men and women, but which is produced in great amounts in pregnant females. During pregnancy, the substance almost completely controls the woman’s metabolic functions. In non-pregnant persons, research suggests hCG similarly increases the metabolism similar to a pregnant female. Thousands of calories in stored fat are released, and are used by the body or expelled. To keep the fat cells from immediately taking in more fat, the very low fat very low calorie diet is necessary and personal care products such as lotion, are prohibited.
The hCG weight loss protocol consists of a very low calorie diet accompanied by treatments of hCG which is injected daily. The average hCG dieter experiences rapid weight loss averaging 1 to 3 pounds per day. In addition to loss of unwanted fat, the true benefit of the hCG protocol is its ability to help modify the dieter’s relationship with food and eating, resulting in easily maintained, long-term weight loss.
Regardless if you are trying to lose 10 pounds to 40 pounds, hCG may be right for you! All supplements and appointments outlined below are included in the cost of the program. Additional lipotropic injections and any additional appointments or phone consultation not outlined below will be charged separately. There is an option to participate in an extended hCG program for an additional cost if more weight loss is your goal or you have not reached your desired weight at the end of the 30 day program.
Week 1: Initial visit, you will meet with Dr.Green, she will review your medical history and detox guidelines, you will begin the detox portion of the program, we will perform your weigh in, and labs will be checked.
Week 2: You will start hCG, and come in for a weigh in.
Week 3: Weigh in, review progress, and administer injection (7 days on hCG)
Week 4: Weigh in, review progress, and administer injection (14 days on hCG)
Week 5: Weigh in, review progress, and administer injection (21 days on hCG)
Week 6: Weigh in, review progress, administer injection (28 days on hCG) and prepare for Maintenance Phase
3 to 6 week transitional “maintenance” phase should follow this 30 day program. Guidelines and recommendations are given at the conclusion of the 30 day program. We highly encourage you to continue to come in for weekly lipotropic injections and to receive on-going support and encouragement to ensure that your weight loss will remain permanent.
abstracts from Dr.A.T. Simeons – Pounds and Inches
What is hCG?
hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone naturally produced in large quantity during pregnancy. hCG is used in infertility treatment for both men and women. Dr. ATW Simeons found that small regular doses of HCG caused the body to release abnormal fat when used in conjunction with a specific 500 calorie daily diet. This is detailed in Dr. Simeons manuscript “Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity”. This low calorie diet is only comfortable and advisable with HCG. Most participants are not hungry and have plenty of energy.
Since this is the pregnancy hormone, does it work for men as well? If so, is it safe for men to be putting pregnancy hormone into their bodies?
The hCG protocol is safe for men and even works faster for men. No surprise there, right ladies? While women typically lose 0 .5 lb. – 1lb. per day, men typically lose 0.75 lb. – 1.5 lbs per day. hCG is prescribed for men with certain medical conditions, so this is not the only use of hCG with men.
What are the positive effects of hCG?
Besides the accelerated weight loss and body re-shaping, many of our patients report:
- better, more deep sleep
- lower cholesterol and blood pressure while on the HCG, and sometimes continuing afterwards
- less insulin or other medications required while on the protocol
- higher energy levels without a nervous or edgy feeling
- a general feeling of well-being
What are some side effects sometimes experienced while HCG is present in the body?
While on the protocol a few patients report:
- a headache for the first few days of the protocol (which can be addressed with aspirin, etc.)
- leg cramping
- slight, temporary hair thinning (the same phenomenon that occurs after child birth or any excess weight loss method)
- very rarely, tenderness of the breasts
- dry skin
How exactly does HCG allow you to lose weight?
The hCG allows your body to tap into your body’s abnormal fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks). In obese clients, these deposits are not usually accessible to the body for fat consumption. This is the reason why sometimes, no matter how much people exercise and starve him/herself, they still have unwanted fat in the wrong places. The hCG present in the body allows these abnormal fat deposits to be tapped, releasing the abnormal fat into the blood stream and out of the body. This release of fat is also why clients taking the hCG are not hungry. The hCG G actually releases 1500-4000 calories per day into the bloodstream. This is the MAIN reason why it is okay to be on a 500 calorie diet. Without the hCG releasing the abnormal fat and, therefore, thousands of calories into the bloodstream, the person would be starving and be facing excess nutritional deficiency.
Why the 500 calorie diet (VLCD very low calorie diet)?
You are on a VLCD (very low calorie diet) of 500 calories because while you are on the hCG , your body is releasing 1500-4000 calories from abnormal fat into your bloodstream each day. So, with the 500 calories you are consuming plus the 1500-4000 calories being released into your system, you are actually getting the benefit of (500 + 1500-4000) = 2000-4500 calories each day. While historically the 500 calorie total is what is recommended, the exact amount of calories can also be tailored to the particular health situation of the individual doing the diet.
Of course being on a 500 calorie diet will help you to lose weight. How is the hCG protocol different from any other diet out there?
Dr. Simeons, the physician who developed the hCG Weight Loss Cure Protocol, said: When an obese patient tries to reduce by starving himself, he will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted he begins to burn structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the patient usually feels so weak and hungry that the diet is abandoned. It is for this reason that obese patients often complain that when they diet they lose the “wrong” fat. They feel famished and tired and their face becomes drawn and haggard, but their belly, hips, thighs and upper arms show little improvement. The fat they have come to detest stays on and the fat they need to cover their bones gets less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they may look old and miserable. And that is one of the most frustrating and depressing experiences a human being can have. To rephrase Dr. Simeons again: The hCG allows your body to tap into your body’s abnormal fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks). In obese clients, these deposits are not usually accessible to the body until the person has gone through both his normal fat and structural fat as described above. This is the reason why no matter how much some people exercise and starve him/herself, they may still have, for example, a big butt. The hCG coupled with the very low calorie diet allows these abnormal fat deposits to be tapped into, released into the blood stream and used by the body similar to how a pregnant woman who is nauseous for weeks at a time typically remains relatively healthy and is additionally able to give birth to a healthy baby. This release of fat/calories into the blood stream is also why clients taking the hCG are generally not hungry and generally have plenty of energy. The hCG actually releases 1500-4000 calories per day into the bloodstream. This is the ONLY reason why it is okay to be on a 500 calorie diet. Without the hCG releasing the abnormal fat and, therefore, many calories into the bloodstream, the patient would look haggard, be starving, and be facing excess nutritional deficiency. Most diets begin weight loss by depleting your structural fat (that fat which cushions your organs) and your normal fat reserves. However, they are slow to affect the abnormal fat which is stored in your abnormal fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks), which seem to have only one efficient key to unlock them: hCG . Besides tapping into the abnormal fat deposits, hCG also proposes to affect your hypothalamus and your base metabolism. This protocol also can provide enhanced detoxification and gives your entire system rest from the onslaught of the usual food and drinks by allowing only a small amount of relatively healthy items to be processed in your body. Some experts feel this detox allows your hypothalamus to clear itself of the chemical build-up that could be preventing weight loss and re-establishes the natural functioning and hormone release of the hypothalamus.
What will I eat on this protocol? Do I have to buy your diet food?
You will eat fresh food that you buy from the grocery store. There is a very detailed list of the foods you can have while on the protocol in Dr. Simeons manuscript. There is no program food or special diet food we require you to purchase from us.
Who developed this protocol? Is it safe?
Dr A.T.W Simeons developed the hCG Protocol in Italy in the 1950s. He worked on the study of obesity for 40 years and on this protocol specifically for about 20 years. He helped countless patients in his clinic. Patients would spend thousands of dollars to go to his clinic in Italy for the duration of their course, receive injections each day, and be monitored by Dr. Simeons. Overall thousands of patients use the protocol with great weight loss and significant improvement in health. Keep in mind, this is the same hormone produced naturally in a pregnant woman’s body, only it is taken in extremely small dose compared to pregnancy. HCG is also frequently used in infertility treatments for both women and men. Additionally, in both of these situations, the hCG present/administered is substantially higher than the amount administered for weight loss in the hCG Weight Loss Protocol.
Will HCG interfere with any medications that I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo‐Provera injections?
hCG does not interact with ANY medications, including birth control pills or Depo-Provera.
Remember as you do this diet you are not alone. We are doing it under medical supervision and that insures that we follow your health on the diet and make any changes that are needed.
FDA requires the following disclaimer: “This weight reduction treatment includes the use of hCG , a drug which has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that hCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from calorie reduction that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie restricted diets.”