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 Pounds & Inches 

 A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY


 BY:  DR. A.T.W. SIMEONS

 SALVATOR MUNDI INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL

 00152 - ROME VIALE MURA GIANICOLENSI, 77



Obesity a Disorder


As a basis for our discussion we postulate that obesity in all its many forms is due to an abnormal functioning of some part of the body and that every ounce of abnormally accumulated fat is always the result of the same disorder of certain regulatory chanisms. Persons suffering from this particular disorder will get fat regardless of whether they eat excessively, normally or less than normal. A person who is free of the disorder will never get fat, even if he frequently overeats.

Those in whom the disorder is severe will accumulate fat very rapidly, those in whom it is moderate will gradually increase in weight and those in whom it is mild may be able to keep their excess weight stationary for long periods.  In all these cases a loss of weight brought about by dieting, treatments with thyroid, appetite-reducing drugs, laxatives, violent exercise, massage, or baths is only temporary and will be rapidly regained as soon as the reducing regimen is relaxed. The reason is simply that none of these measures corrects the basic disorder.

While there are great variations in the severity of obesity, we shall consider all the different forms in both sexes and at all ages as always being due to the same disorder. Variations in form would then be partly a matter of degree, partly an inherited bodily constitution and partly the result of a secondary involvement of endocrine glands such as the pituitary, the thyroid, the adrenals or the sex glands. On the other hand, we postulate that no deficiency of any of these glands can ever directly produce the common disorder known as obesity.

If this reasoning is correct, it follows that a treatment aimed at curing the disorder must be equally effective in both sexes, at all ages and in all forms of obesity. Unless this is so, we are entitled to harbor grave doubts as to whether a given treatment corrects the underlying disorder. Moreover, any claim that the disorder has been corrected must be substantiated by the ability of the patient to eat normally of any food he pleases without regaining abnormal fat after treatment. Only if these conditions are fulfilled can we legitimately speak of curing obesity rather than of reducing weight.

Our problem thus presents itself as an enquiry into the localization and the nature of the disorder which leads to obesity. The history of this enquiry is a long series of high hopes and bitter disappointments.

The History of Obesity
There was a time, not so long ago, when obesity was considered a sign of health and prosperity in man and of beauty, amorousness and fecundity in women. This attitude probably dates back to Neolithic times, about 8000 years ago; when for the first time in the history of culture, man began to own property, domestic animals, arable land, houses, pottery and metal tools. Before that, with the possible exception of some races such as the Hottentots, obesity was almost non-existent, as it still is in all wild animals and most primitive races.

Today obesity is extremely common among all civilized races, because a disposition to the disorder can be inherited.  Wherever abnormal fat was regarded as an asset, sexual selection tended to propagate the trait. It is only in very recent times that manifest obesity has lost some of its allure, though the cult of the outsize bust – always a sign of latent obesity – shows that the trend still lingers on.

The Significance of Regular Meals
In the early Neolithic times another change took place which may well account for the fact that today nearly all inherited dispositions sooner or later develop into manifest obesity. This change was the institution of regular meals. In pre-Neolithic times, man ate only when he was hungry and on1y as much as he required too still the pangs of hunger. Moreover, much of his food was raw and all of it was unrefined. He roasted his meat, but he did not boil it, as he had no pots, and what little he may have grubbed from the Earth and picked from the trees, he ate as he went along.

The whole structure of man’s omnivorous digestive tract is, like that of an ape, rat or pig, adjusted to the continual nibbling of tidbits. It is not suited to occasional gorging as is, for instance, the intestine of the carnivorous cat family. Thus the institution of regular meals, particularly of food rendered rapidly, placed a great burden on modern man’s ability to cope with large quantities of food suddenly pouring into his system from the intestinal tract.

The institution of regular meals meant that man had to eat more than his body required at the moment of eating so as to tide him over until the next meal. Food rendered easily digestible suddenly flooded his body with nourishment of which he was in no need at the moment. Somehow, somewhere this surplus had to be stored.

Three Kinds of Fat
In the human body we can distinguish three kinds of fat. The first is the structural fat which fills the gaps between various organs, a sort of packing material. Structural fat also performs such important functions as bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin smooth and taut. It also provides the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, without which we would be unable to walk.

The second type of fat is a normal reserve of fuel upon which the body can freely draw when the nutritional income from the intestinal tract is insufficient to meet the demand. Such normal reserves are localized all over the body. Fat is a substance which packs the highest caloric value into the smallest space so that normal reserves of fuel for muscular activity and the maintenance of body temperature can be most economically stored in this form. Both these types of fat, structural and reserve, are normal, and even if the body stocks them to capacity this can never be called obesity.

But there is a third type of fat which is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of such fat, and of such fat only, from which the overweight patient suffers. This abnormal fat is also a potential reserve of fuel, but unlike the normal reserves it is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency. It is, so to speak, locked away in a fixed deposit and is not kept in a current account, as are the normal reserves.

When an obese patient tries to reduce by starving himself, he will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted he begins to burn up structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the patient usually feels so weak and hungry that the diet is abandoned. It is just for this reason that obese patients complain that when they diet they lose the wrong fat. They feel famished and tired and their face becomes drawn and haggard, but their belly, hips, thighs and upper arms show little improvement. The fat they have come to detest stays on and the fat they need to cover their bones gets less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they look old and miserable. And that is one of the most frustrating and depressing experiences a human being can have.

Injustice to the Obese
When then obese patients are accused of cheating, gluttony, lack of will power, greed and sexual complexes, the strong become indignant and decide that modern medicine is a fraud and its representatives fools, while the weak just give up the struggle in despair. In either case the result is the same: a further gain in weight, resignation to an abominable fate and the resolution at least to live tolerably the short span allotted to them – a fig for doctors and insurance companies.

Obese patients only feel physically well as long as they are stationary or gaining weight. They may feel guilty, owing to the lethargy and indolence always associated with obesity. They may feel ashamed of what they have been led to believe is a lack of control. They may feel horrified by the appearance of their nude body and the tightness of their clothes. But they have a primitive feeling of animal content which turns to misery and suffering as soon as they make a resolute attempt to reduce. For this there are sound reasons.

In the first place, more caloric energy is required to keep a large body at a certain temperature than to heat a small body. Secondly the muscular effort of moving a heavy body is greater than in the case of a light body. The muscular effort consumes calories which must be provided by food. Thus, all other factors being equal, a fat person requires more food than a lean one. One might therefore reason that if a fat person eats only the additional food his body requires he should be able to keep his weight stationary. Yet every physician who has studied obese patients under rigorously controlled conditions knows that this is not true. Many obese patients actually gain weight on a diet which is calorically deficient for their basic needs. There must thus be some other mechanism at work.

Glandular Theories

At one time it was thought that this mechanism might be concerned with the sex glands. Such a connection was suggested by the fact that many juvenile obese patients show an under-development of the sex organs. The middle age spread in men and the tendency of many women to put on weight in the menopause seemed to indicate a causal connection between diminishing sex function and overweight. Yet, when highly active sex hormones became available, it was found that their administration had no effect whatsoever on obesity. The sex glands could therefore not be the seat of the disorder.

The Thyroid Gland
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.

While the majority of obese patients have a perfectly normal thyroid gland and some even have an overactive thyroid, one also occasionally sees a case with a real thyroid deficiency. In such cases, treatment with thyroid brings about a small loss of weight, but this is not due to the loss of any abnormal fat. It is entirely the result of the elimination of a mucoid substance, called myxedema, which the body accumulates when there is a marked primary thyroid deficiency. Moreover, patients suffering only from a severe lack of thyroid hormone never become obese in the true sense. Possibly also the observation that normal persons – though not the obese – lose weight rapidly when their thyroid becomes overactive may have contributed to the false notion that thyroid deficiency and obesity are connected. Much misunderstanding about the supposed role of the thyroid gland in obesity is still met with, and it is now really high time that thyroid preparations be once and for all struck off the list of remedies for obesity. This is particularly so because giving thyroid gland to an obese patient whose thyroid is either normal or overactive, besides being useless, is decidedly dangerous.

The Pituitary Gland
The next gland to be falsely incriminated was the anterior lobe of the pituitary. This most important gland lies well protected in a bony capsule at the base of the skull. It has a vast number of functions in the body, among which is the regulation of all the other important endocrine glands. The fact that various signs of anterior pituitary deficiency are often associated with obesity raised the hope that the seat of the disorder might be in this gland. But although a large number of pituitary hormones have been isolated and many extracts of the gland prepared, not a single one or any combination of such factors proved to be of any value in the treatment of obesity. Quite recently, however, a fat mobilizing factor has been found in pituitary glands, but it is still too early to say whether this factor is destined to play a role in the treatment of obesity.

The Adrenals
Recently, a long series of brilliant discoveries concerning the working of the adrenal or suprarenal glands, small bodies which sit atop the kidneys, have created tremendous interest. This interest also turned to the problem of obesity when it was discovered that a condition which in some respects resembles a severe case of obesity – the so called Cushing’s Syndrome – was caused by a glandular new-growth of the adrenals or by their excessive stimulation with ACTH, which is the pituitary hormone governing the activity of the outer rind or cortex of the adrenals.

When we learned that an abnormal stimulation of the adrenal cortex could produce signs that resemble true obesity, this knowledge furnished no practical means of treating obesity by decreasing the activity of the adrenal cortex. There is no evidence to suggest that in obesity there is any excess of adrenocortical activity; in fact, all the evidence points to the contrary. There seems to be rather a lack of adrenocortical function and a decrease in the secretion of ACTH from the anterior pituitary lobe.

So here again our search for the mechanism which produces obesity led us into a blind alley. Recently, many students of obesity have reverted to the nihilistic attitude that obesity is caused simply by overeating and that it can only be cured by under eating.

The Diencephalon or Hypothalamus
For those of us who refused to be discouraged there remained one slight hope. Buried deep down in the massive human brain there is a part which we have in common with all vertebrate animals the so-called diencephalon. It is a very primitive part of the brain and has in man been almost smothered by the huge masses of nervous tissue with which we think, reason and voluntarily move our body. The diencephalon is the part from which the central nervous system controls all the automatic animal functions of the body, such as breathing, the heart beat, digestion, sleep, sex, the urinary system, the autonomous or vegetative nervous system and via the pituitary the whole interplay of the endocrine glands.

It was therefore not unreasonable to suppose that the complex operation of storing and issuing fuel to the body might also be controlled by the diencephalon. It has long been known that the content of sugar – another form of fuel – in the blood depends on a certain nervous center in the diencephalon. When this center is destroyed in laboratory animals, they develop a condition rather similar to human stable diabetes. It has also long been known that the destruction of another diencephalic center produces a voracious appetite and a rapid gain in weight in animals which never get fat spontaneously.

The Fat- bank
Assuming that in man such a center controlling the movement of fat does exist, its function would have to be much like that of a bank. When the body assimilates from the intestinal tract more fuel than it needs at the moment, this surplus is deposited in what may be compared with a current account. Out of this account it can always be withdrawn as required. All normal fat reserves are in such a current account, and it is probable that a diencephalic center manages the deposits and withdrawals.

When now, for reasons which will be discussed later, the deposits grow rapidly while small withdrawals become more frequent, a point may be reached which goes beyond the diencephalon’s banking capacity. Just as a banker might suggest to a wealthy client that instead of accumulating a large and unmanageable current account he should invest his surplus capital, the body appears to establish a fixed deposit into which all surplus funds go but from which they can no longer be withdrawn by the procedure used in a current account. In this way the diencephalic “fat-bank” frees itself from all work which goes beyond its normal banking capacity. The onset of obesity dates from the moment the diencephalon adopts this labor-saving ruse. Once a fixed deposit has been established the normal fat reserves are held at a minimum, while every available surplus is locked away in the fixed deposit and is therefore taken out of normal circulation.

 

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Answers to your Common Questions...

What is HCG?

HCG (Human Chorionic Gondaotropin) is a hormone naturally produced in large quantity during pregnancy. HCG is used in infertility treatment for both men and women.

Dr. ATW Simeons found that small regular doses of hCG caused the body to release abnormal fat when used in conjunction with a specific 500 calorie daily diet. This is detailed in Dr. Simeons manuscript Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity. This low calorie diet is only comfortable and advisable with HCG. Most participants are not hungry and have plenty of energy.

Who is Dr. ATW Simeons?  Did he develop this protocol? Is it safe?

Dr. Simeons was born in London and graduated in medicine (summa cum laude) at the University of Heidelberg.

After post-graduate studies in Germany and Switzerland he was appointed to a large surgical hospital near Dresden. Later he became engrossed in the study of tropical diseases, and joined the School of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg.

Then followed two years of work in Africa. In 1931 he went to India, where he found himself so fascinated by the country and its health problems that he stayed for eighteen years. 

He discovered the use of injectable Atebrin for malaria for which he was awarded a Red Cross Order of Merit, and also a new method of staining malaria parasites now known as “Simeons’ stain.”

During the War he held several important posts under the Government of India and conducted extensive research on bubonic plague and leprosy control, and a model leper colony which he built has now become an all-India center.

After India became independent he set up in private practice in Bombay and was frequently consulted by the Government. In 1949, with his wife and three sons, he moved to Rome, where he worked on psychosomatic disorders at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital, until his decease in 1970.

Dr A.T.W Simeons developed the HCG Protocol in Italy in the 1950s. He worked on the study of obesity for 40 years and on this protocol specifically for about 20 years. He helped countless patients in his clinic. Patients would spend thousands of dollars to go to his clinic in Italy for the duration of their course, receive injections each day, and be monitored by Dr. Simeons. Thanks to modern medicine, we now have a homeopathic HCG option which allows clients to administer their own HCG daily.

Both we and Dr. Simeons have found the protocol to be extremely safe and effective. There have been thousands of clients use the protocol with great weight loss and significant improvement in overall health. Keep in mind, this is the same hormone produced naturally in a pregnant woman’s body. It is also frequently used in infertility treatments for both women and men.  During pregnancy, a woman can produce up to1,000,000 units per day.

What about homeopathic HCG?

Homeopathic HCG comes in a liquid and is taken through drops sublingually (under your tongue). It is manufactured in the United States by an FDA approved homeopathic manufacturer.

Will I lose more weight if I use the injections instead of the sublingual drops?  What is the difference?

Patients report the same results from both forms of HCG.  The difference is that the injectable generally costs $600 plus for a 6 week program and our product is MUCH less!

Since this is the pregnancy hormone, does it work for men as well? If so, is it safe for men to be putting pregnancy hormone into their bodies?

Yes! The HCG protocol is safe for men and even works faster for men. No surprise there, right ladies? While women typically lose .5 lb. – 1lb. per day, men typically lose .75 lb. – 1.5 lbs per day. Again, HCG is prescribed for men with certain medical conditions, so this is not the only use of HCG with men.

How exactly does HCG allow you to lose weight?

The HCG allows your body to tap into your body’s abnormal fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks). In obese clients, these deposits are not usually accessible to the body for fat consumption. This is the reason why no matter how much some people exercise and starve him/herself, they still can’t lose those hard to reach areas. The HCG present in the body allows these abnormal fat deposits to be tapped, releasing the abnormal fat into the blood stream and out of the body.

This release of fat is also why clients taking the HCG are not hungry. The HCG actually releases 1500-4000 calories per day into the bloodstream. This is the ONLY reason why it is okay to be on a 500 calorie diet. Without the HCG releasing the abnormal fat and, therefore, thousands of calories into the bloodstream, the client would be starving and be facing excess nutritional deficiency.

Why the 500 calorie diet?

You are on a very low calorie diet of 500 calories because while you are on the HCG, your body is releasing 1500-4000 calories from abnormal fat into your bloodstream each day. So, with the 500 calories you are consuming plus the 1500-4000 calories being released into your system, you are actually getting the benefit of (500 + 1500-4000) = 2000-4500 calories each day.

Of course being on a 500 calorie diet will help you to lose weight. How is the HCG protocol different from any other diet out there?

When an obese patient tries to reduce by starving himself, he will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted he begins to burn up structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the patient usually feels so weak and hungry that the diet is abandoned. It is just for this reason that obese patients complain that when they diet they lose the wrong fat. They feel famished and tired and their face becomes drawn and haggard, but their belly, hips, thighs and upper arms show little improvement. The fat they have come to detest stays on and the fat they need to cover their bones gets less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they look old and miserable. And that is one of the most frustrating and depressing experiences a human being can have.

The human body is made up of 3 different types of fat.

Structural Fat: cushions and protects the organs in the body.

Normal Fat: padding on our body such as the padding on the feet and hands.

Abnormal Fat: excess fat on our bodies such as our love handles, spare tires, bellies, backs, and saddle bags.


Most diets begin weight loss by depleting your structural fat (that fat which cushions your organs) and your normal fat reserves. However, they are slow to affect the abnormal fat which is stored in your abnormal fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks), which seem to have only one efficient key to unlock them: HCG.

Besides tapping into the abnormal fat deposits, HCG also proposes to affect your hypothalamus and your base metabolism. This protocol provides a detox and gives your entire system rest from the onslaught of food and drinks by allowing only a small amount of relatively healthy items to be processed in your body and your hypothalamus. Some experts feel this detox allows your hypothalamus to clear itself of the chemical build-up that could be preventing weight loss and re-establishes the natural functioning and hormone release of the hypothalamus.

What is the hypothalamus gland?

The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and more importantly, your metabolic rate.

The HCG diet protocol provides a combination of a very low calorie diet (VLCD), and the exact levels of HCG it needs to stimulate the hypothalamus. When the hypothalamus is stimulated the body is able to release abnormal fat which allows the body to rid itself of massive amounts of fat. When a person successfully completes the HCG protocol diet plan the hypothalamus is able to reset and function properly. When the hypothalamus is not operating correctly, it causes the body to have intense food cravings, constant hunger, low metabolism, and a surplus storage of abnormal fat.

What will I eat on this protocol? Do I have to buy your diet food?

You will eat fresh food that you buy from the grocery store. There is a very detailed list of the foods you can have while on the protocol in Dr. Simeons manuscript and we go over it in the informational video (which can both be found on our homepage). There is no program food or special diet food we require you to purchase from us.  

Do the drops need to be refrigerated?

The HCG Drops need to be stored out of heat and light. They may be stored in the refrigerator but is not necessary. The HCG does not require refrigeration because of the way it is manufactured. It is recommended to store the drops in the refrigerator if it is not used for a few days or a few weeks. Refrigeration helps to keep the drops fresh over long periods of time.

Does the weight loss slow down after the first two weeks?

Many times there is a large amount of weight loss in the first week, then a plateau or leveling off of weight loss. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion.  Remember to measure yourself as far as weigh because when you are not losing pounds, you may still be losing inches.

Can I wear makeup and lotion?

In general, no lotions, moisturizers or liquid make-ups with oil are allowed. HCG is very sensitive to oils, creams and fats. These could slow the weight loss process down; you only want it to target your stored fat. You can use any mineral makeup or pressed powders and of course oil free foundations are fine. Other eye makeups and lipstick are fine. Stay away from lip glosses and Chapstick. If your lips get dry the protocol says to use Carmex. 

Protocol also states if needed you can use mineral oil (baby oil) if needed as a moisturizer. Lotions contain a lot of fats and oils which can cause your body to retain the fats that you are trying to get rid of.   A great alternative to lotion is organic Aloe Vera. Mineral oil, baby oil or petroleum may also be used.

Should I consult with my Doctor before starting the HCG diet plan?

Yes, as with every new diet or exercise program, you need to consult your doctor or physician before beginning the HCG diet plan.

 

The HCG Weight Loss Diet

DAY ONE and DAY TWO (Phase 1)

Take the drops according to the bottle.  Do not eat or drink anything for at least 15 minutes.

Drink ½ to 1 gallon of water a day.

Gorge yourself and eat as much as you want of anything and everything.  This is very important!

DAY THREE and ONWARD (Phase 2)

Weigh every morning.  Keep a daily record.

Take your HCG drops as directed on the bottle.

Drink 1/2 to 1 gallon of water per day.

BREAKFAST

Drink as much of any of these teas you want throughout the day:  green tea, yerba mate or chamomile tea. No other teas.  Coffee without sugar or cream is allowed.

LUNCH AND DINNER

Eat one serving only of 4 oz. (size of deck of cards) of the following meats:

Lean beef, veal, buffalo, skinless chicken breast, Chilean Sea Bass, Flounder, Sole, Halibut, lobster or shrimp.  No other meats.  It must be grilled to remove as much fat as possible.  Season your meat with half a lemon, white or black basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram or any other herb. 

One salad made of any or all the following: 

Spinach, chard, beet greens, lettuce of any kind, tomatoes, celery, fennel, any onion, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus and cabbage.  No other vegetables.  These can be raw, steamed, grilled without oil or gently boiled.  Use only apple cider vinegar, half a lemon or yellow mustard for a dressing.  Absolutely, NO oil, butter or dressing of any kind,

You can have two helpings of any of the following fruits per day: 

Medium apples, oranges, grapefruit, or a handful of strawberries.  You can eat these any time during the day before or between meals as a snack or as breakfast.

Bread: Two servings per day 

Choose one from these options:  1 melba toast, 1 grissini, or 1 soda cracker.

Phase 3

This is an important phase of the treatment. This is also part of the original Simeons protocol. Successfully following the instructions in this phase should result in a resetting of the body weight set point and hypothalamus. This is the phase that resets metabolism to a high normal state, eliminates future intense and constant hunger, and prevents the abnormal future storing of fat in the secure problem area fat reserves in the body.

 

This phase is relatively simple. For twenty-one days immediately following the last day of the Phase 2 restricted diet you are allowed to eat as much food and any type of food you choose. The exceptions are as follows:

• No sugar, dextrose, sucrose, honey, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, or sweetener.

• No starch, including breads, pastas, any wheat product, white rice, potatoes, yams, etc.

• No food from fast food restaurants.

• No trans fats, including hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. (Ex: chips)

• No nitrites. (Ex: hot dogs)

• Limit non-prescription drug use.

• Limit ice cold drinks.

Additionally, doing as many of the following activities is highly suggested and recommended:

• Drink one-half to one gallon of water daily.

• Walk for one hour per day.

• Eat a minimum of two apples per day.

• Eat a minimum of one grapefruit per day.

• Use stevia as the sweetener of choice.

• Sleep seven to eight hours per night.

• Eat a large breakfast.

• Eat something six times per day.

• Finish your dinner three and one-half hours before bedtime.

• On occasion eat 100 grams of organic chicken, turkey, veal, beef, or fish before bedtime.

• On occasion take Acetyl L-Carnitine.

• Take Vitamin E daily.

• Add cinnamon to food.

• Always eat a big salad with lunch and dinner.

• Do resistance exercise such as weight lifting.

You must absolutely weigh yourself every morning after first emptying your bladder. You must do this daily without fail. As it takes about three weeks after completing Phase 2 before the weight stabilizes.

 

HELPFUL TIPS

No over the counter medications or food supplements.

No creams, lotions or moisturizers except for oil-free moisturizer.

No cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil or facial powders like Bare Minerals cosmetics.

Do not skip meals.

Exercise is not necessary for the diet to work, however, going for a daily 30 minute brisk walk in the morning will add to your success losing weight.

If it’s not on the diet, don’t eat, drink or chew it!

Do use a dieter’s tape measure to keep track of your results.

Do surround yourself with a support team and stay positive!

ABSOLUTELY follow Phase 3 - very important phase of the program.

HUNGER PAINS

Mild hunger will vary from time to time from person to person and will usually last only a few days initially.  Most have no problem at all.

The HCG promotes the mobilization of fat into body fuel which keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day.

If you find yourself getting hungry at the same time each day, eat one of your fruits about 30 minutes before the time you find yourself getting hungry each day.

IF YOU AREN’T LOSING WEIGHT AND / OR YOU'RE CONSTIPATED

Take your HCG drops in the morning, drink your ½ to 1 gallon of water and then eat 6 apples throughout the day.  No other food.

PROGRAM DURATION

You should be on the diet a minimum of 21 days in order to reset the hypothalamus and no longer than 42 days.  If you have more weight to lose after being on the program 42 days, take 6 weeks off from the diet, eating normal except for refined sugars and starches.  After 6 weeks, you can restart the HCG diet program going either 3 or 6 weeks.  You may also take one of our all natural supplements, we recommend the Bella Vi BTrim Max or Insane Amp'd.  You will continue to lose weight on either of these products, as well as, maintain the weight you have lost!

ENDING THE HCG DIET

When you finish the drops, stay on the diet another 2 days as you will have HCG in your system working for you.  After those 2 last days, you can go back to eating a normal amount of calories with the exception of eating refined sugars and starches for 6 more weeks.