Dear Weight Loss Seeker,
Is the HCG diet safe? Are there possible dangers to the HCG diet? What do I need to know before doing the HCG diet? What is the real cause of weight gain, overweight, and obesity? There are so many diets out there, is there a diet that really works? Why do people gain weight back after going on a diet? Have you had similar questions as these? I have often wondered the same thing. In this blog, we are going to scratch the surface in an introductory to one key factor many diets do not address. I believe this one element is the root cause and the answer to the questions just listed here. Since 1993 I’ve been researching and looking for the answer to why so many people fail at weight loss, and we will be discussing a lot of this more in future blogs.
But for the sake of today’s blog, let’s tune in as Dr. G takes a phone call from Jacob, who calls in with a question about the Dr. Simeon’s HCG diet protocol. Dr. G discusses with the caller and his radio listening audience that the number one health risk and reason why the popular HCG diet often fails resulting in bad press from the media. This is the same reason many other diets also fail, and no one else is talking about this! But if you do just a few simple steps in preparation, during and after, then your success from this diet is greatly increased. Here is that interview from Dr. G’s radio show.
Dr. G talks to a 17 year old guy who called in to ask about weight loss. He recently lost 95lbs. on the HCG diet protocol by Dr. Simeons, and as laid out in Kevin Trudeau’s book the Weight Loss Cure. (Which by the way, even though Trudeau’s book has been prized by the HCG community, Kevin does not go into the root cause of weight problems. See our HCG coach recommendation at the end of this blog.) He’s 150 lbs. now, but still has a belly and love handles, and wants to know if Dr. G has any advice on how he can lose it, keep it off and tighten his skin up afterwards?
Dr. G says he’s familiar with the HCG diet, and asked the caller a series of questions about his round of HCG starting with, how many calories he ate a day, in which he replied 500 calories (standard practice for the HCG regimen). He told Dr. G he didn’t experience much hunger losing about a pound and a half per day. Dr. G said that what the HCG does. Here is the rest of that phone conversation:
Dr. G: “How long were you on the program? Did you do it straight through, or two weeks on and two weeks off?”
Jacob: “The program lasted me for 270 days, and I would lose 40 lbs. and take a 6 week break, lose 30 and take a 6 week break, and then I’d repeat that.”
Dr. G: “Okay, good, and during the 6 week break did you gain weight back?”
Jacob: “Only 1-3 back.”
Dr. G: “So how did you feel? How was your energy, your sleep, your mood and everything? Was you pretty good when you were doing all of this?
Jacob: “Oh yeah totally, I was fine. Maybe a little sleepy at times but that’s it.
Dr. G: “When was the last time you ended the HCG Program?”
Jacob: “About 3 weeks ago.”
Dr. G: “And how many calories when you stopped the HCG do you dial in everyday?”
Jacob: “Each week after I stopped I increased it by 200.”
Dr. G: “Okay, so what’s the target, is it a 1200 a day target or what’ is it?”
Jacob: “I usually go up to about 2000 by increasing it 200 per week, and then I just stay at 2K.”
Dr.G then goes on to explain, “From our point of view, which is a good point of view, the only reason that people gain weight is because they eat too many calories. It’s not genetic, and it has nothing to do with a slow metabolism. The only reason anyone gains weight is because they eat to many calories, period. The only reason we eat too many calories is because our bodies are nutritionally starved. Your body is forcing you to eat in the desperate attempt to fulfill it’s nutritional tank. The problem is that the food we are eating doesn’t fulfill the bodies nutritional needs and so we’re hungry and we’re hungry and we’re hungry, and then eventually the body freaks out and makes you eat.
“When we are on a program like HCG that forces the hormones of the body in a particular direction you will lose weight. Especially anyone who goes on a 500 calorie a day diet they are going to lose weight. The HCG and other products make it easier by taking the kind of metabolic edge off so that you are not starving and dying while you are only eating 500 calories a day.
“But the root cause of all this Jacob is not because you had a HCG deficiency for goodness sake, you’re only 17 years old. It’s because your body was nutritionally starved. So what I would recommend to maintain the status quot here so you don’t gain it all back, and by the way, 100% of everybody I know who went on the HCG program within 6 months all of the weight has come back. So let this be a cautionary tale. Here is what I would do and a good place to start with these two simple steps are as follows.”
Dr. G’s weight loss and weight management recommendation:
1. Basic Essential Nutrition (BEN)
2. Eliminate the 10 Bad Foods from your diet.
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Please note that if your body is already nutritionally deficient, a 500 calorie a day diet could cause undesirable health consequences. Understanding that being overweight is a symptom that the body is attempting to fill it’s nutritional tank, and that getting proper nutrients is of vital importance before doing HCG or any other restrictive diet, is your key to reaching your weight loss and overall health goals. Please get educated before doing this or any other diet so you will have the knowledge to become NUTRIFIED!!
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Article by Randy Miller, Edited by Olivia Wynn