HCG is a powerful hormone that’s naturally found in the human body known as human chorionic gonadotropin. The hormone is produced by women when they become pregnant, with the purpose of promoting healthy absorption and distribution of food. While the woman is eating for two, the hormone ensures that the food that she is eating is properly distributed between her body and the growing fetus.
Dr. Simeons showed that very low doses of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG, when combined with a very low calorie diet that was devoid of fat, carbohydrates and sugars, could initiate a very rapid weight loss. Our patients have been able to achieve healthy, sustained weight loss in a short period of time.
While on the HCG Diet, you’ll receive injections of the HCG hormone, which when paired with a very low calorie diet (“VLCD”), allows your hypothalamus to tap into your body’s stored fat to provide you with enough power to function. Because you’re not giving your body enough energy in the form of calories, you will have to start burning fat. The injections will ensure that your body does not go into starvation mode.
The HCG injections you receive will also reset your hypothalamus gland. This is the gland that’s responsible for handling fat distribution and storage, and those that are overweight tend to have slow-functioning hypothalamus glands. If this gland is unable to distribute the fat properly, it will store more fat than it should. The HCG injections also prevent the hypothalamus from going into lockdown mode when you are eating very few calories.
This process works well for both men and women, with typical weight loss ranging from 15 to 25 pounds in a 40-day cycle.
You can continue to have a daily cup of coffee or green tea; however, you will be skipping breakfast. You can have a small mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack. You will consume 225 calories for both lunch and dinner. You will drink water throughout the day.
Even though during the HCG cycle and for 3 days after you finish the HCG injections or sublingual drops you will be eating a 500 calorie-restricted diet, during this time the HCG will direct your body to consume fat as its primary energy source. This fat will come from the undesirable places, including the very dangerous visceral fat (which surrounds your organs, but you can't see, and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and an early death). While you are on the restricted diet, you will be taking a supplement, which has natural appetite suppressants without the caffeine or any other stimulants.
Yes, you can receive the HCG in sublingual doses. This will not produce as dramatic weight loss as the injections, but it will definitely help you lose on average 10-15 pounds of excess fat.
The HCG Diet itself is not for everyone. It’s designed for people who want to lose weight, but have reached a plateau or for whom other diets have not worked. It requires a strong commitment. I will guide you in the process, but you will have to strictly follow the guidelines I provide for you.
Ready to get started on your journey towards significant weight loss? Give us a call today to discuss if the HCG Diet is right for you: 212.644.9100.
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