The HCG Plan Includes Hormones and Diet
You may have recently heard of the hCG plan and are wondering what it’s all about and if it could be the answer to your weight loss problems. The hCG plan has been the answer for thousands of others – and it could be just what you’re looking for.
The hCG plan consists of a strict and regimented diet, plus injections or sublingual oral drops of a synthetically-produced hCG hormone. The oral drops have recently been developed and introduced because injections were so intimidating for most people.
Kevin Trudeau launched the version of the hCG plan that caught the attention of people who had tried every diet plan known to man only to regain the weight (plus more) after they stopped the diet. Trudeau maintains that it’s ridiculous to think that people can stick to a diet plan that offers pre-packaged food that tastes like cardboard or a lifetime of few and tasteless calories.
Trudeau’s book, “The Weight Loss Cure,” highlights the late Dr. A.T.W. Simeon’s research back in the 1950s which led to the discovery that the hCG hormone can trigger the hypothalamus gland and restart sluggish metabolisms that are so necessary to weight loss and to keeping it off. Combined with a strict, 500-calorie diet plan for a few weeks, the weight loss is fast – and permanent.
The hCG hormone is naturally produced in the placenta of a pregnant woman to ensure that the fetus and the mother receive nutrients necessary to a healthy pregnancy. Now, the hormone can be produced in its synthetic form and given to both men and women in the form of injections or oral drops.
There are three phases to the hCG plan. The first phase is a cleansing process, where the body is prepared for the other two phases to come. Phase one also includes a couple of days of binging on foods high in calories and fats – creams, avocados and cheeses and foods high in carbohydrates are part of the process. The reason for this binging protocol is to jump start the body into the pattern of burning extra fat calories.
Now, your body is prepared for Phase 2 of the hCG plan. Phase 2 includes taking injections or oral drops of the hCG hormone and can last for as long as 40 days, depending on how much weight you have to lose. This phase is the extremely low calorie – 500 – part and what you can eat is carefully explained in Dr. Simeon’s, “Pounds and Inches,” which is downloadable at various sites on the Internet.
Trudeau also explains the diet in his book, “The Weight Loss Cure,” and innovative recipes for the hCG plan are abundant on the Internet. With the use of seasonings and herbs and some creativity, most of the meals can be made more interesting.
Phase 3 of the hCG plan is the maintenance phase of the diet, where the food choices are much better than during the previous phase. Most people don’t regain the weight – most likely because their metabolisms have been reset and they’ve adapted to better eating habits.