HCG Diet (Blurb)
The HCG diet is a radical and controversial diet that uses a combination of hormones and a low calorie diet to rapidly lose weight. The hormones that are implemented in this treatment come from a hormone that is familiar to scientists that study pregnancy, the human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG interacts with the hypothalamus to regulate hunger and burn stubborn adipose fat tissue in obese patients.
HCG Diet Background
The use of the human chorionic gonadotropin as an adjunct in a diet was pioneered by the British endocrinologist A.T.W. Simeons. He studied the role of HCG in Pregnant women in poor areas of India that were able to give birth to relatively healthy babies despite a measly daily caloric intake of 500 calories a day. Simeons found the answer to this paradoxical scenario in the role that HCG plays in pregnancy. HCG interacted with the hypothalamus to tap into the women’s energy from fat to maintain proper nutrition for both the baby and the mother. Then Simeons got an idea. He thought that HCG could cause a similar reaction in non-pregnant people struggling with their weight. He later concluded that his hunch worked. Thus, the HCG diet was born.
HCG Diet Recipes
HCG Diet recipes are designed to maximize daily nutritional value in small spaces. Nutrient dense fresh fruits and vegetables are the staples of most HCG diet recipes. Protein rich lean meats are also included in most HCG diet recipes.
Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
Under normal circumstances, it is the gonadotropin releasing hormone that regulates metabolic function. However, in nature, the role of gonadotropin releasing hormone is supplanted by human chorionic gonadotropin during pregnancy. When an artificial human chorionic gonadotropin is introduced into the human body of both sexes, a similar reaction ensues. When human chorionic gonadotropin is combined with an extremely low calorie diet, fat is burned rapidly to maintain proper nutrition. When human chorionic gonadotropin is no longer injected into the body in the HCG diet, gonadotropin releasing hormone resumes its normal function.