Optimal Health Program

LHI HCG Weight Loss Program

Three Kinds of Fat

1. Structural Fat: Used to protect body organs and arteries, and to keep skin smooth and firm.
2. Normal Reserve Fat: Used to store energy for immediate use.
3. Abnormal Fat (diencephalic): Burned only after normal fat stores are depleted. It is not available to the body in emergency energy situations. This is the hard to burn fat.
Typically, when you diet to lose pounds the first fat to be used up are the normal reserves, then the structural reserves. Finally, the body resorts to the abnormal fat stores to find the energy it needs. By this point most people have already gotten so tired and weak that they give up on the diet. Instead of losing the largest stores of fat, they have decreased the important fat that protects their bones and makes their skin look taut, so they look older and more wrinkled. The HCG diet burns the abnormal fat around the hips, thighs, potbelly, and double chin. It releases 2000 calories per day to burn as energy from these places.

An obese person requires more calories to function than a leaner person, because it takes more energy to move around, maintain body temperature and simply exist. If you recall the fat types we discussed in the previous paragraph you will notice that these people are burning their normal stores of fat for energy, and then feeling exhausted until they consume more calories.

How Using HCG Works For Weight Loss
HCG is the hormone present in a woman’s body during pregnancy.  Pregnancy seems to be the only normal human condition in which the diencephalic (abnormal) fat banking capacity is unlimited. It is only during pregnancy that fixed fat deposits can be transferred back into the normal current account and freely drawn upon to make up for any nutritional deficit. During pregnancy, every ounce of reserve fat is placed at the disposal of the growing fetus. Were this not so, an obese woman, whose normal reserves are already depleted, would have the greatest difficulties in bringing her pregnancy to full term. There is considerable evidence to suggest that it is the HCG produced in large quantities in the placenta which brings about this change.

Though we may be able to increase the abnormal fat banking capacity by injecting HCG, this does not in itself affect the weight, just as transferring monetary funds from a fixed deposit into a current account does not make a man any poorer; to become poorer it is also necessary that he freely spends the money which thus becomes available. In pregnancy the needs of the growing embryo take care of this to some extent, but in the treatment of obesity there is no embryo, and so a very severe dietary restriction must take its place for the duration of treatment.

Only when the fat which is in transit under the effect of HCG is actually consumed can more fat be withdrawn from the fixed deposits. In pregnancy it would be most undesirable if the fetus were offered ample food only when there is a high influx from the intestinal tract. Ideal nutritional conditions for the fetus can only be achieved when the mother's blood is continually saturated with food, regardless of whether she eats or not, as otherwise a period of starvation might hamper the steady growth of the embryo. It seems that HCG brings about this continual saturation of the blood, which is the reason why obese patients under treatment with HCG never feel hungry in spite of their drastically reduced food intake.

How The Program works
The standard length of treatment on the program is 45 days.  If more weight loss is needed, there must be a minimum of 6 weeks and do another round. If more rounds of treatment are required each resting period must be progressively longer than the last. Scheduled breaks are 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 20 weeks and 6 months.
Patients who have been dieting and who may have low normal fat reserves should eat to build up their normal fat reserves when starting this program. For three days they should eat more calories than normal to build up their normal fat stores. These calories should be from high fat foods. Normal fat reserves are required for energy. A small amount of weight gain may occur, but it will come off rather quickly from the abnormal fat stores. After loading your fat reserves, a 500 calorie diet is used during the time that the drops are used to gain the most benefit.

The first three days after completing a series of HCG, patients must remain on the 500 calorie diet. This will reset the metabolism. The first three weeks post-treatment are crucial to success of a managed weight loss.  Carbohydrates and sugar should be avoided during the first three weeks after treatment. Weight during this time may fluctuate if over consumption occurs. Combining fats and starches will cause weight gain. Patients should weigh themselves each morning to manage their weight. Followed correctly, this plan will train your body to use stored fat for energy when it’s needed.

Phase 1: The Loading Phase
The goal is to eat as many calories especially high fat foods as possible for the 2 days of the HCG injections.  This prepares the body for a period of very low calorie intake. These foods fill all fat stores, the metabolism is convinced that the body is not in a starvation mode.
Recommended foods:
Fried foods, hot dogs, hamburgers, french-fries, corndogs, onion rings, Mexican food, fried chicken, pork rinds, potato chips, pot pies, pizza, gravy, Macadamia nuts, macaroni and cheese, rich sauces, butter, cheese, ice cream, milk shakes, doughnuts, chocolate, cookies, cakes, candy bars, pies, hot fudge and whipped cream.

Phase 2: The HCG Low Calorie Diet Phase
The 500 calorie diet is started on the third day of the HCG injections.  EVERY part of the HCG Diet must be followed exactly. Small deviations can cause large gains in weight and set back additional weight loss for almost 3 days.

The Diet Plan:


Breakfast:

Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar. Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24 hours. Stevia may be used.

Lunch:

1. 100 grams of veal, beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab, or
shrimp. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking, and the
meat must be weighed raw. It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat.
Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or pickled fish are not allowed. The chicken
breast must be removed from the bird.
2. Vegetables only to be chosen from the following: spinach,
chard, chicory, beet‐greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red
radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage.
3. One breadstick (grissino) or one Melba toast.
4. An apple, orange, or a handful of strawberries or one‐half grapefruit.

Dinner:

The same four choices as lunch (above.)

Phase 3: Final Phase of the HCG Diet And Maintenance Phase
When the three days of dieting after the last injection are over, the patients are told that they may now eat anything they please, except sugar and starch provided they faithfully observe one simple rule. This rule is that they must have their own portable bathroom-scale always at hand, particularly while traveling. They must without fail weight themselves every morning as they get out of bed, having first emptied their bladder. If they are in the habit of having breakfast in bed, they must weigh before breakfast. It takes about 3 weeks before the weight reached at the end of the treatment becomes stable, i.e. does not show violent fluctuations after an occasional excess. During this period patients must realize that the so-called carbohydrates, that is sugar, rice, bread, potatoes, pastries etc., are by far the most dangerous. If no carbohydrates whatsoever are eaten, fats can be indulged in somewhat more liberally and even small quantities of alcohol, such as a glass of wine with meals, does no harm, but as soon as fats and starch are combined things are very liable to get out of hand. This has to be observed very carefully during the first 3 weeks after the treatment is ended otherwise disappointments are almost sure to occur.

References:

  1. Simeons MD, A.T.W. “Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity”
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