Many people think using hCG for weight loss is some new “fad”.  In fact it has been used since 1954 for this very purpose. Dr. Simeons discovered that a natural hormone found in the body call human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) could accelerate fat mobilization from certain areas of the body, if combined with a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). hCG has the effect of “unlocking” the body’s fat stores so that the metabolism can burn these energy reserves to power daily bodily functions. This in turn prevents drastic muscle loss during weight loss as is seen with so many other programs.

What is hCG?                                                                                                                                                                              

Medically: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. In lay language: A natural hormone that is produced during a women’s pregnancy.

What is the hCG Diet?

A medically scientific program developed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in Rome, Italy for weight reduction.

Who is Dr. Simeons?

Dr. Simeons was born in London and educated in Germany [U. of Heidelberg]. His area of expertise was Endocrinology. Scientific Studies & Testing at Salvatore Mundi International Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Why is the hCG Diet different?

hCG deals with the Hypothalamus [the body regulating function]. hCG diet involves daily injections of hCG and a regulated 500 calorie diet. hCG has a medically proven success over 50 years.

A medically scientific program developed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in Rome, Italy for weight reduction.

How much hCG do I get?

Daily during pregnancy a women produces 2,000 times the amount of hCG given to a patient each day on the hCG diet. A very small amount of hCG is taken daily by injection.

What is involved in the hCG diet?

Day 1-2: Eat as much fatty foods as you like and take a daily hCG injection. Day 3-23 [or 40]: Take a daily hCG injection along with the 500 calorie diet. 3 days after the Diet: Continue the 500 calorie diet with no injection. 3-6 week Rest/Maintenance Period before beginning an additional cycle.

Weight Loss Expectations:

This will vary and depend on your gender and your individual metabolism. Men generally lose more than women. If you have a higher metabolism, you may lose more quickly than some who do not. Many women say their average weight loss for a treatment round is between .5-.75 pound/day, whereas men often state it is between .65-1 pound/day.

What is Abnormal Fat?

The body maintains 3 kinds of fat. 1) Structural Fat: Fills the gaps between organs and can not produce obesity. 2) Normal Fat: The fuel of the body and can not produce obesity. 3) Abnormal Fat: The bad fat which accumulates in the hips, buttocks, stomach, arms, face, etc. and does produce obesity. hCG reduces the abnormal body fat.

What kind of foods can I eat?

The diet consists of eating regular, healthy food that you can buy at any grocery store. You will be eating 2 servings of lean, white meat, 2 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of bread per day.

Won’t I be hungry?

95% of the people lose cravings after 2-3 days. Some have to force feed themselves because their appetite has been reduced.

I want to lose only 15 pounds, can I stop when I reach that amount?

No! A 23 day cycle in the minimum for success. Early termination may reverse any loss and the abnormal fat returns.

I have more than 100 pounds to lose, what do I do?

The initial diet cycle is for 40 days. Additional cycles can be performed to achieve your weight loss goal. A 6 week Rest/Maintenance period is required between each cycle to reset the hypothalamus

Will I regain my lost pounds?

Statistics show that once abnormal fat is lost it does not return if a healthy diet is maintained.

What is included in the Treatment?

A physical exam and history along with a review of your most recent blood tests. You will receive your weekly hCG injections and lipotrophic injection (optional). The Clean Start hCG patient guidebook, a daily food journal, the clean start cookbook, hCG diet shopping list and Program tips. Weekly office visits during your 6 week cycle.

Is all hCG the same and safe?

NO! Some hCG comes from undeveloped countries and has flooded the U.S. market. Some hCG is from Animals and not Humans. You should only receive hCG from a medical provider who obtains hCG from U.S. Pharmaceutical companies who know the “Pedigree” of the hCG. This means they know who, where, how and when the product was developed.

What is the FDA Disclaimer?

The FDA states that, “hCG is a hormone extracted from the urine of pregnant women. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain problems of the male reproductive system and in stimulating ovulation in women who have had difficulty becoming pregnant. No evidence has been presented, however, to substantiate claims for hCG as a weight-loss aid.” This is absolutely true, it is not approved for weight loss because taking hCG on its own will not result in weight loss, the key to using hCG for weight loss is to take prescription hCG and to follow a strict diet. You need to do both in order to have successful weigh loss.