Most calorie counters know that one pound of fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories. Jogging one mile burns about 100 calories. If you’re 50 pounds overweight, you need to jog from San Francisco to Dallas (1,750 miles) to mathematically burn 50 pounds. However, if weight were lost that easily, many more Americans would be jogging from coast to coast.
Many Americans work out regularly and burn the calories but can’t seem to lose the weight. The reason why? They are burning the wrong calories.
To explain, there are three types of fats in the human body:
Structural fat: This fills the gaps between organs and acts as a sort of “packing material” for the body.
Normal reserves: The body draws upon this fat when nutritional intake is less than what the body demands.
Abnormal fat: Abnormal and excessive accumulations are fixed deposits of fats throughout the body and cause obesity. The body is unable to draw on this fat in emergencies.
When exercising or restricting food intake, the body relies on and consumes the normal fat reserves. The body cannot access the abnormal fat accumulations. The use of the HCG hormone releases abnormal fat deposits and makes the fat available for consumption by the body.
Patients lose about one pound per day. Because the HCG hormone makes the abnormal fat available, the body begins living off the fat — the fat provides a source of energy, just as food does. Patients are instructed to reduce food to 500 calories per day, however, hunger is not noticed because 3,500 additional calories are consumed each day by the body. The results: patients lose about one pound per day while using the HCG hormone.
The program is based on “Simeon’s Protocol,” a weight-loss theory that utilizes the HCG hormone administered by self-injection. Combined with a strict diet and medical supervision, we have seen enormous success in those patients who are typically unable to lose weight despite strenuous exercise and any number of diets.
HCG Program Questions
Q: Will I lose exactly one pound every day while on the program?
A: No. Most patients on the 23-day program tend to lose about 20-25 pounds; however, the weight loss does not always happen evenly over 23-day period. Some patients may notice a “lull” or a span of a few days where little to no weight loss occurs. Some patients often notice quick weight loss after a “lull” period.
Q: If I only want to lose 10-15 lbs. can I still complete the program?
A: We do not recommend it. If you only need to lose a small amount of weight, there aren’t as many “abnormal fat reserves” available and the hunger experienced throughout the program may be intense. However, we have had several patients participate who only needed to lose 15 pounds.
Q: Can I complete the protocol if I am nursing a baby?
A: No, when you are nursing you produce prolactin, which interferes with HCG.
Q: Why do I skip a day in the week when I am completing the 40-day protocol?
A: This prevents your body from building immunity to HCG.
Q: What makeup can I use during the protocol?
A: You can use Makeup that does not include fats, oils, creams and ointments.
Q: Can I use mineral oils?
A: Yes, you can use mineral oils externally as a moisturizer. However, because there is little nutritional value, do not use mineral oil to cook.
Q: What lip products can I use?
A: Lipstick is permitted.
Q: Can I use Carmex and Chap Stick?
A: Carmex is okay because it is a wax and it doesn’t penetrate the skin. Chap Stick is not okay, because it penetrates the skin.
Q: What deodorant can I use?
A: You can use Crystal deodorant, which can be found at health food stores.
Q: What lotion and makeup can I use?
A: Oil free lotions. See list at the bottom.
Q: Are shampoos, conditioners, and styling products okay?
A: Yes, as long as they are rinsed out immediately.
Q: Can I color my hair while I’m completing the program?
Q: Can I use Crest white strips for whitening my teeth while on HCG?
Q: Can I do an “apple day” once a week to lose more weight?
Q: Will the lotions and diaper creams I put on my children have an effect on me, even if I wash my hands immediately after applying?
A: The lotions and creams can have a small effect. We recommend you wear gloves to prevent penetration of any lotions or creams.
Q: Can I go tanning while I am on the program?
A: Yes, but do not use tanning lotion or oil.