By using a combination of VLCD (very low calorie diet) and hCG injections, the hCG diet focuses on losing and maintaining weight by shifting one's food intake to 500 calories while taking daily injections of hCG, or the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. This combination helps to reset one's metabolism to ensure long-term weight loss.
The hCG diet was originally developed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons to aid clinicallyobese patients in quickly returning to a safer weight zone to avoid deadly health conditions. Research of 40 years and thousands of cases conducted by Dr. Simeons has lead to the concept of the hCG diet,which is meant to be a healthier interpretation and implementation of weight loss rather than the purely cosmetic, over-hyped diets of today. Unlike other mainstream diets, the hCG diet refocuses one's attention to smaller portions, less fatty foods, less fatty topical products and structured routines that promote more long-term weight-loss. It is not a diet solely for the purpose of losing weight to look good.
The hCG diet is meant to promote a healthier lifestyle through
careful consideration and use of less fatty foods and products.
It is combined with rapid weight loss to help patients get back into safer weight zones so that they are out of immediate danger and can focus on the internal changes that will promote healthier living for years to come.
There are several variations and protocols of the original hCG diet. However interpreted, the consumption of foods such as sweet fruits, starches, eggs and milk are carefully limited or omitted during the treatment process. The hCG diet also limits the use of certain topical products such as lotions, chapstick and conditioners which contain fatty substances and harmful chemicals that may react with or defeat the purpose of the hCG.