In the early 1950s, a British endocrinologist, Dr. ATW Simeons, discovered the theory of using HCG to help people lose weight and keep it off.
What is HCG?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG, is comprised of 244 amino acids. It is produced in large amounts in a pregnant woman’s placenta, extracted from her urine, and historically used, in part, for the treatment of infertility in females to help induce ovulation. When males are given much lower doses than would be given to a female for infertility, HCG acts as a precursor to increase low testosterone levels.
Simeons experimented with HCG and specific foods
Over the next decade, Simeons experimented with specific amounts of HCG and specific foods, proving that when his food plan was followed, men and women both lost weight. He realized that they were losing more than they did with just diet and exercise.
He proved that when both the correct amount of HCG and his food plan were followed as he had designed, both males and females had the ability to lose extraordinary amounts of abnormal fat in relatively short periods of time than with just diet and exercise alone.
In 1967, he published Pounds and Inches, a New Approach to Obesity to help Health Care Professionals better understand his findings. Afterwards, “Fat Clinics” started throughout Europe and the United States.
Interest increased in the last decade
In 2007, Kevin Trudeau released a book called “The Weight Loss Cure, What THEY Don’t Want You To Know”, which included enough information about the HCG, Simeons diet, to again create an interest in the doctor’s original work. Shortly thereafter, a few ‘pioneer’ professional clinics in the US began offering HCG for weight loss. As more people started reading “The Weight Loss Cure” and interest stirred again. The general public became eager to find a ‘cure’ to weight loss and began doctoring themselves, because they couldn’t find doctors offering the HCG Diet.