The HCG diet direct website was developed to serve people. When people first hear of the HCG diet, they almost always have lots of questions about it.
HCG diet direct is the authoritative source on the HCG diet and the Homeopathic oral HCG drops. It offers telephone or in person consultations with one of our resident weight loss doctors who can answer your questions about using the drops for weight loss and about your health.
So, here are just a few of the questions that often come up when people first hear about the HCG diet. You’ll find even more information about these topics and more on the website.
What is the HCG diet?
The late A.T.W. Simeon developed the HCG diet. Dr. Simeon was a British Endocrinologist who discovered that when he gave low doses of HCG to obese people, it caused them to lose weight.
Human Chorio Gonadotropin is a naturally occurring hormone found in large amounts in pregnant women. One of HCGs functions in pregnant women is to mobilize the abnormal fat stores and put this energy into the blood stream making it available to the growing fetus. So, when it is injected in small doses into the blood stream of obese individuals, the body is triggered to burn those abnormal fat stores for energy.
The whole regimen is outlined in Dr. Simeon’s book, “Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity.” The diet entails either getting a daily injection of HCG, or taking oral HCG diet direct drops three times a day along with vitamin B12. Dieters also need to follow a very strict diet consisting of 500 calorie per day.
What makes the HCG diet so effective?
Most restrictive calorie diets cause people to deprive themselves of food making them feel hungry, light-headed, cranky and weak.
The HCG diet, while there is a restriction on the number of calories you take in from the food you eat each day, the HCG is introduced to the blood stream and it mobilizes thousands of calories of abnormal fat that has been stored away in the sagging abdomens, hips, thighs and buttocks. This fat is liberated and burned off to create energy and nutrition so that you will not feel hungry or weak while restricting your calories.
Can you really survive on only 500 calories a day?
Yes, you can survive on a mere 500 calories a day because the fat stores being burned by the HCG are releasing energy and nutrients that were safely packed away in those fat cells. Therefore, although you are not taking in much food, your energy levels, moods and sleep will be just fine while on the HCG diet.