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Can you Increase Calories and Still Succeed on HCG Diet

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Can You Increase Calories and Still Succeed on the HCG Diet?

We’ve generally found when people have more calories they’re hitting much lower weight loss – less detoxification and less fat loss.  I found this great picture about medical fasting (used lots in maintenance for many clients for resetting size of fat cells too!)

The original HCG diet by Dr. Simeons is a very rigid diet of 500 calories per day, but many people have wondered if they can still succeed at the diet while increasing the calorie intake. The vast majority of people don’t have serious problems with hunger, but some people are on the diet now and are struggling, while some haven’t started yet but feel increasing calories may help them be more successful. Despite Dr. Simeons’ strict attitude about calorie intake, it is possible for some people to succeed on the HCG diet by increasing calories.

As the HCG diet increased in popularity, more and more people began experimenting with calorie intake, including many doctors working in their own clinics. Several ebooks have been published outlining increased calorie plans. Even Dr. Oz appeared on Good Morning America and suggested that increasing the diet to 800 calories is a feasible way to do the diet.

Increasing your calorie intake will most definitely result in slower weight loss than you would have by following the original plan. Average weight loss on the original HCG diet plan ranges between 0.5 and 0.75 pounds per day (claims of more than that are exaggerated), so plan on less than that if you increase your calorie intake. If your weight loss isn’t what you want, you’ll want to go back to the original 500 calorie plan.

So, how should you go about increasing calories on the HCG diet?

The first key is that you still have to follow all of the other diet rules, including the same dosage of HCG diet drops, the same list of allowed foods, and all the rest. You eat the same types of allowed protein, fruits, and vegetables while eating no sugar and only a small amount of carbohydrates from your daily fruit and grissini or Melba toast. The only difference is that you eat a little more of those foods.

The second key is that you have to pick a plan and stick with it. You can’t eat 500 calories one day, 800 calories the next, and 1100 the next. While taking HCG diet drops, your body is busy readjusting its metabolism, and even your brain is adjusting anything that was out of balance before. For this to succeed, you have to be consistent with your calorie intake. If you really feel the need to change, wait at least a week

How much can you increase calories? Many experts suggest that you can increase calories to 800. To do this, you can simply eat one extra meal per day, making sure it’s the same as your other HCG diet meals (3.5 oz of protein, one vegetable, one fruit, and one starch from the list of allowed foods). It’s also possible to increase calories up to 1100 and still lose some weight. This can be done by adding an extra meal just as described above but also allowing an unlimited amount of vegetables and adding two low-carb protein drinks per day. If the idea of unlimited vegetables worries you—don’t. Nobody ever ruined their diet by eating too much fiber.

So if you feel the original 500-calorie version of the HCG diet may not be for you, it is possible to increase calories and still lose weight.

We’ve taken many people through the HCG process.  3348 6098

Starving Hungry on HCG Weight Loss Protocol???

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Chatting to a new client yesterday who really has had trouble with HCG in the past.

Not using the HCG that we use (which works brilliantly – RFM HCG Homoeopathic Drops), so I can’t comment on effectiveness, however, she starved the whole way through her previous 23 days, couldn’t do consolidation because she was so ravenous.  To me, this sounds like the drops weren’t working.  Pure and simple.  Homoeopathic drops are sensitive…

*  be care with them – keep away from electrical appliances
*  have 1/2 hour away from eating, drinking tea/coffee, cleaning teeth
*  give them a shake prior to each time you use them to re-activate them

Is it a problem being starving for the whole time on HCG if you can manage to work through it???  Absolutely YES!!!

*  If the homoeopathic drops aren’t working, then you are literally on a starvation diet
*  You will do all the things to your body that yoyo dieting does
*  You will probably lose muscle mass
*  You will probably lose minerals and quality from your muscle
*  This slows down your metabolism
*  This is why we end up with thyroid problems
*  Without the HCG Drops working, you will probably regain the weight you’ve lost, and more, due to the fact that your metabolism is slower, your body composition is worse (more fat, less muscle) and it takes some time to reverse that.


If hunger is more like insulin highs and lows / energy drops / ravenous for a short time, then our favourite supplement is:

*  Resist X.  2 tabs 3 x daily.
*  supports reversing insulin resistance
*  helps with stress
*  helps with energy
*  helps with sugar cravings
*  helps with PMT – type symptoms

As always, call or email any problems you may be having.  We do phone consultations (special offer – mention website and pay only $99 for an hour long consultation with either Phoebe or Rachel – fabulous bargain!)

Our team also offer many services which support HCG weight loss:

*  Infrared saunas (burn fat, release toxins)
*  Kinesiology for stress, counselling, blocked patterns, low energy, blocked energy, mood stabilisation
*  Naturopathy to support any underlying health problems
*  Abdominal Massage to increase flow of energy, blood supply, lymphatic supply to all your major organs  …  and more

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Vegetarians and Vegans on HCG Weight Loss Process… Can It work??

Friday, September 14th, 2012

It sure can!  We’ve had vegetarians do the RFM HCG Weight Loss Process at our clinic without any problems.  Vegans have less choice, obviously, and the weight loss is a fraction slower in vegetarians/vegans.  Extra nutrients are needed throughout the process, and it’s a good idea to do at least one serve per day of a complete protein – a protein powder or tofu…

There’s a few things that can be used in place of meat proteins for vegetarians and vegans… As always with HCG it’s really important to keep an eye on the calories (of course).  The vegetables, fruit and starches aren’t an issue so here’s a few ideas and possibilities for you…

1. 2 cups skim milk (about 170 calories – maximum per day)
2. 1/2 cup cottage cheese 81 calories
3. 1/2 cup low fat yoghurt 77 calories
4. 100grams tofu 55 calories (so within calorie range could have up to 150g as long as weight loss continues)
5. There a powder called “Shake It Soup” that we stock, and you may be able to find, that’s a vegetarian pea protein with around 100 calories per scoop
6. With protein powders you have to watch the carbohydrate content … but there are whey, rice, soy based protein powders out there – there’s are carbs added to many of them to make them taste better and many also contain artificial sweeteners…
7. Low fat soy milk 127 calories
8.  Eggs – if you eat eggs – 2-3 egg whites + 1 egg yolk (maximum due to the fat content).  You can buy ‘bags’ of egg whites at the supermarket, so egg white omelettes are a possibility.

The normal protein sources (where combinations are used to create complete proteins) are not allowed: legumes, nuts & seeds, lentils, rice… but it’s very doable as a vegetarian – more challenging as a vegan, but absolutely worth it. I was a vegetarian for 20 years and struggled much of the time to balance my weight, if only I’d known about HCG many years ago – I’m so glad we have this tool now!

Good luck!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
07 3348 6098


HCG Solution – effective solution to obesity!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Weight Loss Protocols at New Leaf Natural Therapies

  • HCG Solution
  • Shake It Weight Loss Protocol
  • Blood Group Food Intake
  • Balancing of hormonal & endocrine issues….
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Published in NEXUS Magazine, vol. 17, no. 4, 2010
An amazing low-calorie dietary protocol that utilises human chorionic gonadotrophin
(hCG) is having enormous success for overweight and obese people and offers a way
out of the global health crisis.
by Sherrill Sellman, ND © 2010
450 W. 7th Street #1502
Tulsa, OK 74119, USA
A Costly Problem Worldwide
Look around. Notice anything? Our world is getting fatter…much fatter. Never
before in the history of humanity have such corpulent bodies walked the earth.
Overweight and obese men, women and children now make up the majority of the
population of most westernised countries. The USA (74.1 per cent), Australia (67.4
per cent),
New Zealand (68.4 per cent) and the UK (61 per cent), have the distinction
of being ranked in the top 25 most overweight countries in the world.1
The World Health Organization (WHO) now describes the prevalence of obesity as an
(Obesity is defined by percentage of body fat.

Women with more than 32
per cent of their weight from fat and men with more than 25 per cent are deemed
People all over the world are getting fatter than ever. Once considered a
problem only in high-income countries, obesity is dramatically on the rise in low- and
middle-income countries. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of an
emerging epidemic of obesity in the developing societies. In fact, the rate of increase
in obesity prevalence in developing countries can often exceed that in the
industrialised world. Indeed, the yearly rate of increase in overweight and obesity in
regions of Asia, Africa and South America is two- to five-fold that seen in the United
The statistics revealing the impact of this epidemic are staggering.
• Three quarters of American adults and nearly 24 per cent of US children and
adolescents will be overweight by 2015.3
• By 2030, over 86 per cent of American adults will be overweight or obese.4
• In America, obese people now surpass the number who are overweight.5
• One in 10 British children is likely to become obese by 2015.6
• In New Zealand, a 2006–07 health survey found that one in three adults were
overweight (36.3 per cent) and one in four were obese (26.5 per cent).7
• Excess weight has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1.7 billion
adults being either overweight or obese.8
• WHO predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015, and
more than 700 million of them will be obese.9

People are getting so fat that new categories have been created to define accurately
the growing fatness of people.
Once the term “morbidly obese” described a small
segment of the population, but beyond this is now the “super-obese” category.
Almost 500,000 Australians are “super-obese”, a fivefold increase during the past two
decades. The super-obese have a body mass index of 50 or more and weigh upwards
of 200 kilograms. It is predicted that the ranks of the super-obese will double in the
next decade.10
This current health crisis has created a growing panic around the world, threatening
not only to overwhelm health care systems but also to create excessive financial
burdens on governments. For example, the health cost of obesity in the USA is as
high as US$147 billion annually, based on a new study from RTI International and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.11 According to the latest research
published in The Medical Journal of Australia, the total direct cost of overweight and
obesity in Australia is A$21 billion a year, double the previous estimates.12
By far the greatest cost of obesity is its serious threat to good health. Obesity is
associated with more than 30 medical conditions including diabetes, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, coronary artery disease (CAD), strokes,
gallbladder disease and cancers of the breast, prostate and colon. The non-fatal but
debilitating health problems associated with obesity include respiratory difficulties,
chronic musculoskeletal problems, skin problems, osteoarthritis, gout, sleep apnoea
and infertility. Obesity puts more stress on joints, which explains why the majority of
joint and hip replacements involve overweight people. The toll to one’s self-esteem
and self-image is immeasurable. No wonder that depression and anxiety are more
common in overweight people.13
While the costs to health and to government coffers are enormous, there is a booming
business to be made out of this health disaster. The profits of the weight loss industry
are overflowing. The overweight population is very big business. Americans spend
over $59 billion a year on weight loss programs.
In 2007, Weight Watchers’ products
and services alone netted over US$4 billion worldwide.14
In an effort to find a solution to this problem, the latest trend is seen in the growing
popularity of bariatric weight reduction operations like gastric banding, gastric bypass
and variants of these stomach surgeries. Demand for weight loss surgery is soaring,
with more than 100,000 procedures performed annually in the USA.15 It is estimated
that over the next few years the total number of obesity surgery patients in the United
States will exceed one million annually. The average cost is $20,000 to $30,000 per
procedure.16 According to a University of Washington study, as many as one in 50
people die within one month of having gastric bypass surgery, and that figure jumps
nearly fivefold if the surgeon is inexperienced.17
What’s Really Going On?
Obesity is a modern problem: statistics about it did not even exist 50 years ago. Yet,
in just several decades the growing corpulence of millions of people threatens not
only their health but also the health of future generations. Fingers point at the
“obesogenic” nature of western diets and lifestyles that promote the increased intake
of refined, high-carbohydrate, high-sugar-ladened and nutrient-depleted foods as well
as physical inactivity.
But, something else is amiss. Our bodies, especially our metabolism, seem to be
going haywire.
The paradox of this overweight condition is that some people are
getting fatter, even though they’re eating fewer calories and exercising more.
Healthier dietary and lifestyle choices don’t seem to be effective in shedding excess
kilos. They once were, but not any more. So, what is the problem? If we are truly
seeking a solution to obesity, we need to look elsewhere. Traditional weight loss
theories and dietary and lifestyle approaches are falling far short of stemming the tide.
Societies are drowning in fat.
This is exactly what a brilliant British endocrinologist, Dr. A.T. W. Simeons (d.
1970), realised. And he committed 30 years of his life to seeking the answer to the
underlying cause of obesity.

Dr Simeons was a graduate of the University of Heidelberg Medical School in the
1920s. He chose endocrinology as his speciality, which in turn led to a fascination
with tropical diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and leprosy. Simeons spent
several years in Hamburg, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases.
In 1928, he travelled to central Africa to study these diseases personally.
In 1931, Dr Simeons accepted a post in India, where he spent the next two decades.
While there, he developed the use of the drug Atabrine, which became and remained
for years a mainstay of conventional antimalarial treatment. He also investigated a
new method of blood staining to better observe the malaria parasite. For his work
against malaria, Dr Simeons was awarded the Order of Merit by the Red Cross.
During World War II, he held several important Indian government posts, conducted
extensive research on bubonic plague and also developed model centres for the
treatment of leprosy.
After India became independent, Dr Simeons set up in private practice in Bombay and
was frequently consulted by the government. Destiny, however, would direct him
toward a very different mission.
In 1949, with his wife and three sons, Dr Simeons moved to Rome, where he worked
on psychosomatic disorders at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital. He was
regarded as one of the top research doctors in Europe.
Although much of his early work was concerned with the infectious diseases malaria,
leprosy and bubonic plague, psychosomatic disorders were another of Dr Simeons’
As he travelled the world, Dr Simeons became fascinated with the condition of
obesity, which was a relatively rare condition at that time. His research would lead
him to investigate the links between endocrinology, obesity and psychosomatic

He studied every potential solution for obesity offered anywhere in the world. As
part of his thorough investigation , he researched the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal
glands, the pancreas, the gallbladder and over 100 other physiological functions. He
could find no direct correlation between obesity and these various glands and organs.
Dr Simeons finally concluded that the key to the obesity problem lies within the part
of the brain called the diencephalon, a complex of structures that includes the
thalamus and hypothalamus. It is particularly the compromised function of the
hypothalamus, he discovered, that is at the core of the problem.
According to Dr Simeons: “If obesity is always due to one very specific diencephalic
deficiency, it follows that the only way to cure it is to correct this deficiency. At first
this seemed an utterly hopeless undertaking. The greatest obstacle was that one could
hardly hope to correct an inherited trait localised deep inside the brain, and while we
did possess a number of drugs whose point of action was believed to be in the
diencephalon, none of them had the slightest effect on the fat centre. There was not
even a pointer showing a direction in which pharmacological research could move to
find a drug that had such a specific action.”18
While it was commonly believed that overeating causes obesity, Simeons found that
overeating is the result of a metabolic disorder
—not its cause.
Now that he had discovered the long-sought-after cause, Dr Simeons was in pursuit of
a solution. His “Eureka moment” came when he noticed that very thin pregnant
Indian women, although having a low-caloric intake while at the same time doing
demanding physical activity, delivered healthy full-weight babies. These pregnant
women could easily lose weight by drastically reducing their dietary intake but
without feeling hungry or in any way harming the child in the womb. After much
research, he attributed this phenomenon to the presence of a substance called human
chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), which is made in high amounts in a woman’s body
during pregnancy.
He also reflected on the rare medical condition of young obese Indian boys, known as
“fat boys”, who were cured of their obesity with daily injections of small amounts of
hCG: they miraculously lost their ravenous appetites and reshaped their bodies to

Dr Simeons wondered if hCG could assist in opening the abnormal, secure reserves of
fat in non-pregnant women and possibly even in men. Under normal conditions, these
abnormal fat reserves are almost impossible to access and are only released as the
body’s last survival strategy during times of extreme starvation. However, Dr
Simeons found one very interesting exception: hCG signals the body to mobilise
these fat reserves. At his hospital, he experimented with this approach, using daily
hCG injections combined with a very specific 500-calories-per-day diet. After many
years of working with thousands of test patients, he perfected his “weight loss cure
protocol”. The results were astonishing. Almost 100 per cent of his patients were
losing approximately one pound (0.5 kilogram) per day while on the protocol. And
they were only losing the most difficult and resistant form of body fat, i.e., abnormal
stored fat.
Was hCG the key that could safely and successfully reset a dysregulated
Importance of the Hypothalamus Gland
The problem of fat storage, which results in being overweight and obese, seems to be
related to the master gland, the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a collection of
specialised cells located in the lower central part of the brain, allowing
communication between the endocrine and central nervous systems. It is one of the
central elements of the brain and comprises the neuronal circuitry that controls
emotional behaviour and motivational drives. Without proper hypothalamic function,
the two systems fail to respond appropriately to each other’s signals.
The hypothalamus gland also produces secretions that are important to the
management of cardiovascular function, certain metabolic activities such as the
delicate maintenance of water balance, sugar and fat metabolism, body temperature
control, appropriate sleep programming, appetite and thirst responses. The secretion
of all hormones is facilitated by the hypothalamus. It is also involved in control of the
pituitary gland.
Hidden within the hypothalamus is a satiety centre that regulates appetite; it is
controlled by two chemicals that stimulate the surrounding hypothalamus to increase
metabolism, reduce appetite and increase insulin to deliver energy to cells rather than
to be stored as fat. Unfortunately, these systems can be easily compromised.
The endocrine system is an intricate “feedback” system in which hormones release or
suppress other hormones, controlling the way the body works. Balance is crucial
because an unhealthy gland could cause repercussions to cascade down into all parts
of the body.
It appears that our 21st-century lifestyle is a serious threat to a healthy, wellfunctioning
hypothalamus. An imbalance of the hypothalamus results in intense and
constant hunger, low metabolism, and accumulation of excessive and abnormal fat in
various parts of the body including the abdomen, hips, thighs and waist as well as the
knees, back and upper arms. This gland does not operate normally in people who are
fat. In fact, even the mildly overweight may also have an impaired hypothalamus.
The hypothalamus is adversely affected by stress and trauma, cycles of fasting and
bingeing, and a toxic diet of highly refined, low-fibre food contaminated with tens of
thousands of man-made chemicals and additives. However, there are even more
modern-day perils that take their toll. Toxic substances breach the blood-brain barrier
and enter into the hypothalamus and then into the pituitary gland, where they cause
dysfunction; for example, pervasive environmental oestrogen disruptors such as
nonylphenol (NP) and bisphenol A (BPA) have a direct adverse impact on the
According to medical researcher Robert O. Becker, MD, electromagnetic fields
(EMFs) also have an adverse impact on the hypothalamus. “The sites of the greatest
change—the brain’s hypothalamus and cortex—were cause for concern. The
hypothalamus, a nexus of fibers linking the autonomic nervous system, is the single
most important part of the brain for homeostasis and is a crucial link in the stress
response. Any interference with cortical activity…would disrupt logical and
associational thought…”20
Noted researcher Dr Henry Lai stated: “The added stress of continual exposure to
wireless frequencies from use of mobile phones and other wireless devices further
challenges the brain.”21
In less than 30 years, almost 90 per cent of the planet and its inhabitants have been
engulfed by continuous exposure to unrelenting EMFs and wireless technologies.
Perhaps our delicate brain, especially the major controlling centre, the hypothalamus,
has finally reached the tipping point from exposure to the many unrelenting toxic
substances, physical and emotional stressors, and 21st-century technologies.
With compromised functioning of the hypothalamus, fat will continue to increase
whether one eats excessively, normally or minimally. No amount of dieting or
exercise will ever cause the stored fat reserves to budge. The plain, simple fact is that
this gland does not operate normally in overweight people and probably is
compromised to some degree in most people. In order to release stored fat reserves,
increase metabolism and reduce unrelenting physical hunger, the hypothalamus must
be reset in both women and men.
Not All Fat Is Equal
There are three types of fat in the body: structural fat, normal fat reserves and
abnormal stored fat.
Structural fat provides protection for the body’s major organs and joints and is not
burned for metabolism. Normal fat reserves are spread all over the body and are
reused for fuel when the body is faced with immediate nutritional or caloric
insufficiencies. These first two types of fat are needed for good health.
Abnormal stored fat, or adipose fat, is kept in storage under the skin and around the
organs as a “spare fuel supply” for severe nutritional emergencies. In the obese
person, it tends to collect in places like the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees,
ankles, upper arms and neck. This is the fat that not only causes the body to be
misshapen but also causes other health problems.
Under normal dieting programs, the body will release structural and normal fat
reserves. It will also burn muscle and water. The very last fat that a supple body will
burn is abnormal fat reserves, since it is the body’s final survival strategy for a
severely malnourished body.
So, try as dieters might, all that bulging, distorting fat around the gut, hips and thighs
will never be touched. Instead, these people become gaunt, saggy and weak as they
lose their structural and reserve fat supplies…and further diminish their hypothalamic
Dr Simeons found that hCG keeps the structural fat and muscle intact while only
breaking down the abnormal body fat, using it as fuel and causing a person not only to
lose kilograms but also centimetres. With hCG, the body releases and transforms the
abnormal stored fat into 1,500–3,000 calories a day of energy and nutrition. The
more stored fat there is, the greater the daily fat loss.
Furthermore, Dr Simeons found that hCG maximises the functional capacity of all the
centres in the hypothalamus, including what he termed the “fat centre”, making it
possible for fat to be released from abnormal fat deposits and to become available as a
source of fuel to the body.
This discovery led him to write in 1954: “Someone suffering from obesity [who]
attempts weight loss through a low-calorie diet will first lose lean muscle tissue,
followed by protective visceral fat.” He wrote that “only as a last resort will the body
yield its abnormal reserves”, adding that “by that time the patient usually feels so
weak and hungry that the diet is abandoned”.22 This is the tragedy of those who
repeatedly attempt low-calorie diets that invariably fail.
Dr Simeons concluded that hCG, when reintroduced into the adult system,
recalibrates the hypothalamus gland—the part of the brain that regulates
metabolic processes. It helps unlock adipose deposits, making them available as a
fuel source when calories are not otherwise available, as when eating a low-calorie
diet. However, low-calorie diets cause the loss of lean muscle mass and structural fat,
while the hCG diet results in only the abnormal stored fat being released.
HCG to the Rescue
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is a substance produced in huge amounts by
the placenta during pregnancy. It is the biggest glycoprotein substance (not
technically a hormone) present in human beings.
After its discovery, scientists tried to find a name for this substance, and when they
observed that the administration of hCG helped to provoke ovulation in
experimentation animals, they named their discovery “gonadotrophin”, which means
that it has an action on the gonads (testicles or ovaries), and “chorionic”, because later
it was found that it is produced by the chorium of the placenta.
The word “hormone” comes from the Greek, meaning “I act through distance”, and is
used to describe substances that, produced in one organ, have actions elsewhere in the
body. Thus, testosterone, thyroid hormones, oestrogen and insulin qualify under the
term “hormone”.
According to Daniel Belluscio, MD, Director of The Oral hCG Research Center in
Buenos Aires, Argentina, who for most of his medical career has been devoted to the
study of the hCG method for weight loss: “…hCG has been found in every human
tissue, also in males and non-pregnant females. Investigators are very intrigued
regarding the presence of hCG, for example in lungs, liver, stomach, etc.”23
Dr Simeons developed a very specific protocol for the use of hCG along with a
precise dietary plan. The program must be followed meticulously. People who need
to lose 15 pounds (7 kilograms) or less require a 23-day protocol. And the protocol
can also be used for up to 40 days to lose 34 pounds (15 kilograms) at a time.24
When hCG is given in conjunction with a very low caloric diet, a condition is
simulated in the body, “tricking” it into acting as though it were dealing with an
emergency starvation situation. As a result, the hypothalamus signals the release of
stored fat reserves. Since about 1,500–3,000 calories of stored abnormal fat is
transformed into energy and nutrition, there is a safe but rapid loss of fat, over a
pound or more (0.5+ kg) a day (the more fat there is to lose, the more rapid the fat
More remarkable is the rapid resculpting of the body as the abnormal and distorting
fat reserves literally melt away, revealing a new contoured shape in the areas of the
body that have been most resistant to change. The abdomen becomes flat, the hips
and thighs return to normal proportions, and fat pads in the back, upper arms and
knees disappear. At the same time, the body becomes more toned and the skin more
radiant. As abnormal fat reserves are transformed into energy and nutrition, people
report an abundance of energy and rarely, if ever, feel any hunger.
The best thing about hCG is that it is undeniably safe. Remember, pregnant
women can experience high levels of HCG with no negative effects. The
small amount ingested during the weight loss program comes with absolutely
no adverse side effects.
The introduction of hCG is the key to Dr Simeons’s program. Normal low-caloric
dieting causes cellular metabolism to slow down, so in the long run the
weight returns while bone density and muscle mass decrease. By using hCG
with his low-calorie diet, extra fat is mobilised for energy and the rest is eliminated.
This low-calorie diet is vital in preventing the immediate refilling of emptied fat cells.
You benefit by preferentially getting rid of excess fat without affecting bone and
Other Health Benefits
It is now widely recognised that the main function of the fat cells is to act as a
reservoir of energy, as triglycerides, but it has also been implicated in the sex
hormones metabolism. The fat cell is one of the most metabolically active tissues all
over the human body, nearly tripling the blood circulation of any other organ.
As the body releases and literally dissolves excess fat cells, people notice many health
benefits. There is a reduction of inflammation, which is generated by excess fat, and
aches and pains disappear. Also, people report that their hip and knee pains improve,
since for every pound of excess fat there is 4–5 pounds of pressure exerted on hip,
knee and ankle joints.
According to Dr Simeons: “The most important associated disorders and the ones in
which obesity seems to play a precipitating or at least an aggravating role are the
following: diabetes, gout, rheumatism and arthritis, high blood pressure and
hardening of the arteries, coronary disease and cerebral hemorrhage.”25
People following the hCG protocol discover that their blood sugar and blood pressure
levels return to normal range, their moods and sleep improve, sugar and carbohydrate
cravings disappear, and their triglyceride and cholesterol levels normalise. However,
it is important to monitor these levels regularly, especially if you are on medication.
Always seek the advice of a medical doctor, preferably one who is familiar with hCG.
Perhaps the most significant benefits of the hCG protocol are improvements in the
metabolism and resetting of the hypothalamus. After you complete the program,
which lasts 6–12 weeks depending on how much weight you decide to lose, and make
the appropriate changes to diet and lifestyle, the new set point will hold. For people
who are obese, several rounds of the hCG diet will be necessary.
“Every disease has a beginning,” notes Dr Belluscio. “Those 10 pounds that someone
cannot seem to lose can also be seen as the beginning of a progressive disorder called
obesity. This initial stage may last a number of years. Although the disease is not
mature and the body may not be noticeably distorted, the dangers are clear. As the
body ages and the metabolism slows down, the pounds can naturally pack on,” he
warns. “Even at 10 pounds overweight, people are gambling with their health. Those
10 pounds signal the potential onset of hypertension, coronary artery disease,
diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer—all the increased risk factors that come with
Dr Simeons published his research in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet in
1954.27 As a result of his stellar reputation, his meticulous research and outstanding
results on thousand of patients, medical doctors around the world flocked to his
technique. Exclusive clinics that catered to the rich and famous were established
throughout Europe, and are still in existence today.
Yet, fearful of ridicule or more nefarious agendas from multinational corporations and
the medical orthodoxy that were not favourable to a safe fat-loss cure, Dr Simeons
was most protective and secretive of his protocol. While there have been detractors to
Dr Simeons’s work, some studies that have seemingly proven his protocol ineffective
were discovered upon further investigation to have been flawed in some manner.
Recent research conducted by Dr Daniel Belluscio has demonstrated consistent results
with hCG. Records show that his clinic has used the oral hCG approach on 6,540
patients to date. This reliable and effective method for obesity management has been
validated by appropriate double-blind studies.28
According to Dr Belluscio: “Results are not surpassed by any other modality of
obesity therapy.”29
HCG can benefit everyone. Whether you are struggling to lose a stone (over 6 kg) of
menopausal belly fat or are seriously overweight or obese, as long as you follow Dr
Simeons’s hCG program precisely, in conjunction with his specific low-caloric diet,
then success is guaranteed.
The tremendous successes with the loss of stored fat reserves, as well as the many
remarkable health benefits that accompany the resetting of the master gland, have
proven to medical practitioners and patients alike that this is an effective solution to
the obesity epidemic.
A Personal Journey on hCG
As with so many women, the mid-life middle spread snuck up on me. I knew I had
just emerged from two years of major life changes with their accompanying stresses.
However, I was not at all prepared for my doctor’s rather blunt comment. Rather
tactlessly, he said: “What has happened to you? You look like you are six months’
pregnant.” Now, I knew I had been carrying some extra cortisol-induced weight
around the midriff, but I guess denial is a wonderful thing. I really didn’t think I
looked that overweight. Stepping onto his scale ripped the veil of illusion from my
Whether we like it or not, the older we get the less efficient our body becomes at
detoxifying, maintaining a dynamic metabolism, balancing hormones and managing
blood sugar. All of these issues can add to ever upward creeping weight. Popular
drugs also play their part: HRT, antidepressants, statins and blood pressure
medications list weight gain as a side effect!
I have not been immune from this obsession with body image. There have been times
when I was thin, and times when I was fat. I dieted and fasted and cleansed and
starved and exercised until I was blue in the face! Over the years, I cleaned up my
nutritional regime. I basically ate a gluten-free, sugar-free, soda-free, processed-foodfree,
organic food diet. I exercised. I made the extra effort to manage my stress
levels. I took my nutritional supplements. I balanced my hormones (naturally). I
went to sleep at a decent hour (going to bed after 11 pm and getting less than seven
hours’ sleep increases weight gain).
I thought I was doing everything right, but my weight loss was stalled. I couldn’t get
it to budge. So it’s no wonder that my doctor’s comment was such a blow to my selfimage
and my fruitless efforts!
One day, a chance comment about a new kind of weight loss program changed my
life. I was introduced to hCG , human chorionic gonadatropin—an obscure hormone
that I had never heard of before.
I used to believe that the thyroid would help with fat loss. However, according to Dr
Simeons, that is not the case. In fact, the thyroid plays no part in releasing the fat that
causes us to be overweight or obese. This was quite a revelation to me!
Dr Simeons wrote in his book, Pounds and Inches: “When it was discovered that the
thyroid gland controls the rate at which body-fuel is consumed, it was thought that by
administering thyroid gland to obese patients their abnormal fat deposits could be
burned up more rapidly. This, too, proved to be entirely disappointing because, as we
now know, these abnormal deposits take no part in the body’s energy turnover—they
are inaccessibly locked away. Thyroid medication merely forces the body to consume
its normal fat reserves, which are already depleted in obese patients, and then to break
down structurally essential fat without touching the abnormal deposits. In this way, a
patient may be brought to the brink of starvation in spite of having a hundred pounds
of fat to spare. Thus any weight loss brought about by thyroid medication is always
at the expense of fat, of which the body is in dire need.”30
Are you sceptical of such a program? Who wouldn’t be. Most people have tried diets
galore, only to be disappointed in the end.
Dr Simeons’s original program required a doctor’s prescription to purchase daily
subcutaneous self-administered injections of hCG. There is also an oral form of hCG
and it, too, is only available on prescription from a medical doctor.
However, I learned that there is another effective hCG option: an hCG homoeopathic
remedy, taken daily as oral drops. Homoeopathy is a 200-year-old healing approach,
based on the emerging science of energy medicine that imprints the energy of a
substance without using the actual physical substance. The body is literally able to
read the information and create the desired outcome.
Homoeopathic hCG has the same effect as the medically prescribed hCG versions.
So, I decided to give it a try.
Using the hCG homoeopathic drops three times a day for 23 days and following Dr
Simeons’s protocol of eating specific foods in specific amounts for a specific period
of time, I embarked on this experiment. The best part of all is that this program
requires no specific exercise routines, expensive eating plans or special dietary
Now, for most of us, stepping onto a scale to weigh in is an extreme, masochistic act.
However, on this hCG program, it was closer to a religious experience. I would step
onto the scale in the morning and discover that a pound of fat had literally
dematerialised from my body overnight!
But it wasn’t only the fat: it was also the inches. My old clothes were literally falling
off me. I wasn’t hungry at all. My energy level was off the chart. Before my very
eyes, I saw my body transforming. The midriff disappeared and my hips and thighs
are the thinnest they’ve ever been since my 16th birthday—an accomplishment I never
thought possible. And wonder of wonders, my muscle tone improved.
During this 23-day protocol, I lost 15 pounds (6.75 kg) and two dress sizes! I have
since done another 23-day protocol and my total weight loss has been 25 pounds
(11.25 kg) and four dress sizes. And I now have a totally flat tummy!
The entire program as created by Dr Simeons requires 23 days on hCG followed by a
maintenance phase of another three weeks of a low-carbohydrate, low-sugar diet. The
complete program is required not only for fat loss and resculpting but also for the
resetting of metabolic functions.
The most impressive part of this program is that by resetting my hypothalamus and
metabolism, my weight has not varied by more than a pound (0.45 kg) in several
months. It appears that Dr Simeons was right. By improving metabolic functioning
on the hCG program, there is a greater likelihood that this new weight loss is here to
Since venturing into the hCG world, I have assisted over 200 of my patients on this
protocol. Every single one of them has been successful, even those who were
severely obese and had given up hope of ever becoming “normal”. Men seem to have
a fat-loss advantage over women; they are much bigger losers on this program.
However, the good news is that everyone can be a big loser!
Not only did my patients lose pounds and inches, they all gained health benefits: joint
and knee aches and pains disappeared, blood sugar levels returned to normal, blood
pressure was lowered, sleep improved, energy increased, skin tone rejuvenated and
food and sugar cravings disappeared.
It’s not often that a weight loss program can deliver such fabulous results. In fact,
there is no other weight loss program that I know of that can safely release long-term
fat reserves or reset the hypothalamus for ongoing weight maintenance.
Could the discovery of Dr Simeons really be the solution to the growing obesity
epidemic with all the accompanying chronic health problems?
According to Dr Simeons: “Obesity problems are perhaps not so dramatic as the
problems of cancer, but often cause life-long suffering. How many promising careers
have been ruined by excessive fat; how many lives have been shortened? If some
way—however cumbersome—can be found to cope effectively with this universal
problem of modern civilised man, our world will be a happier place for countless
fellow men and women.”31
I have no doubt that in our diet-crazed world of people desperately seeking solutions,
this is the ultimate program for fat loss and body-resculpting while at the same time
helping to rebalance the functioning of the master gland, the hypothalamus.
Fortunately for an overweight world, Dr Simeons’s discovery has finally offered a
safe, affordable and effective solution for this global obesity crisis.
About the Author:
Sherrill Sellman, ND, is a naturopathic doctor (Board certified in integrative
medicine), an educator, a women’s natural health expert, psychotherapist and
journalist in the field of women’s health. She is also a much sought after international
lecturer, the host of two weekly radio shows, and a senior editor and contributing
writer to numerous health publications. She is the best-selling author of Hormone
Heresy: What Women MUST Know About Their Hormones and What Women MUST
Know to Protect Their Daughters from Breast Cancer. Dr Sellman is a scheduled
speaker at the 2010 NEXUS Conference in Queensland, Australia, on 24–26 July.
For more information, visit http://whatwomenmust To see the complete
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