HCG Diet - New Perspectives
HCG Diet Plan
The original plan was created by a British medical doctor, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, in his clinic at the Salvator Mutidi International Hospital in Rome in the
1950s. His book, Pounds and Inches, describes his discovery and experience with the protocol. He also outlines the protocol in sufficient detail for any
reader to follow it without difficulty. This book is freely available on many websites.
The purpose of this article is to provide some updated information on the HCG diet and to puncture at least a few fallacies that have arisen regarding
Public Perception vs Scientific Research
As you can expect, media coverage of Dr. Simeons' protocol has been mixed. This is to be expected because of yellow journalism, not necessarily
because of the merits of the protocol itself. For this reason, using HCG for weight loss has been called controversial. This controversy has been made
up out of thin air.
Most of the scientific research evaluating HCG for weight loss was published in the 1960s and 1970s. Some medical researchers confirmed Dr.
Simeons' original results in controlled clinical experiments. Other medical researchers failed to confirm these results, even when following the same
experimental design. If anything, this would be a legitimate source of controversy. However, media coverage has never mentioned this body of
500 Calories Per Day Does Not Lead To Starvation
People from all walks of life, health professionals and the public alike, rightly observe that a 500 calorie per day diet alone would be too little food for
normal metabolism. What they fail to note is that the HCG hormone changes metabolism to make up for the calorie restrictions of the Simeons
protocol. This means that abnormal fat becomes a source of calories for daily living.
The statement above means that you can live off of your own fat when you are using the prescribed dosages of HCG and eating the prescribed foods
in the right amounts. Explaining how the protocol works in this statement comes ac