The HCG Diet Basics
Effect of human chorionic gonadotrophin on weight loss, hunger, and feeling of well-beingW. L. Asher, M.D.1 and Harold W. Harper, M.D.11.From the American Society of Bariatric Physicians Research Council, 333 West Hampden Avenue, Englewood, Colorado 80110
Twenty female patients on 500 to 550 kcal diets receiving daily injections of 125 IU of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) were compared with 20 female patients on 500 to 550 kcal diets receiving placebo injections. Patients in both groups were instructed to return for daily injections 6 days each week for a total of 36 injections (unless desired weight was achieved prior to this). The HCG group lost significantly more mean weight, had a significantly greater mean weight loss per injection, and lost a significantly greater mean percentage of their starting weight. The percentage of affirmative daily patient responses indicating "little or no hunger" and "feeling good to excellent" was significantly greater in the HCG group than in the placebo group. Additional investigation of the influence of HCG on weight loss, hunger, and well-being seems indicated.
The HCG basic diet consists of an HCG shot and a total of 500 calories a day. One can expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per day.
Dr. Simeons' program is very simple in nature.
Although there is controversy on health issues consuming such a small amount of food and losing that much weight so quickly,this is very well explained in Dr. Simeons manuscript. It is completely safe as you are finally using your fat stores.
While taking the shots the HGC breaks up and mobilizes the fat pockets on your body and burns that fat for energy. Because you maintain a low 500 calorie diet and have zero fat intake, you keep your body at minimum food production and this forces your body to burn the fat pockets instead for energy.
Therefore, the fat burning process combined with the water amount you drink creates the energy levels you experience during the process.
To start the diet, for the first two days, you would completely gorge yourself on very fatty foods i.e. ice cream, fried chicken, pasta, bread and lots of real butter, cream cheese, mayo etc.
This step can not be omitted or you will have a much harder time on the diet and will experience more hunger.
After the two day period you would start your 500 calorie diet -
A sample menu
Take the HCG shot in the a.m. no food only coffee, water and tea is allowed for breakfast
Lunch - 100 grams of lean chicken, fish, beef one vegetable only of tomato, onion, asparagas (do not mix vegetables), one grissini breadstick
Snack - piece of fruit (apple, 1/2 grapefruit, some strawberries)
Dinner - same as lunch but always vary your choice of protein, vegetable and fruit