Have you been on every diet under the sun with no progress to show for it? Do you have that knack for losing 5-10 pounds, but then you gain that back and then some? Have you given up on weight loss all together?

That feeling is one that many of our clients express. Many are skeptical before trying the revolutionary HCG Diet Protocol because it truly sounds too good to be true. What are the promises of the HCG Diet Protocol? Lose 20-30 pounds in about a month, completely reshape your body (in all the right places), effortlessly reset your appetite and taste buds to enjoy more healthy foods, and (here’s the best part) keep it off! Plus, it is only done for about a month at a time with little to no hunger and there is no exercise required.

We know it sounds too good to be true. But please don’t let that scare you away. In this chapter, we are going to give you a short origin of the HCG Diet Protocol along with a quick summary of this amazing protocol. Then, we’ll tell you where to “get the goods” to change your life (and your waistline) forever.

Origin of the HCG Diet

Let’s review a bit of history of the HCG Diet Protocol to set your mind at ease. In Italy during the 1950’s, Dr. A.T.W Simeons developed the HCG Diet Protocol. Simeons studied obesity for 40 years and worked specifically on developing the HCG Diet Protocol for over 20 years. He worked with the rich and famous in an ‘under the radar’ mode to avoid conflict and controversy within the medical establishment.

The HCG Diet Protocol laid largely under wraps in the United States until about 2006 when Kevin Trudeau released his revolutionary book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About”. Since then, it has been gaining popularity as more people are seeing their neighbor, friend, wife, colleague, etc. literally SHRINK and reshape in only about one month.

What Is HCG?

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone naturally produced in large quantities during pregnancy. Simeons found that small regular doses of HCG caused the body to release abnormal fat only when used in conjunction with a specific Very Low Calorie Diet for about 30 days. [This is detailed in Simeons’ manuscript Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity -- available for free download on HCGDietBooks.com.]

Important Note: This Very Low Calorie Diet is only comfortable and advisable when using HCG. People on the HCG Diet Protocol are generally not hungry and have plenty of energy. However, if you are not using effective HCG and are trying to just do a low calorie diet, you will feel tired, weak, and most likely ready to rip someone’s head off because you are so hungry.

The diet works great for women and even better for men, as usual. That’s right guys, don’t let the fact that it’s the ‘pregnancy hormone’ worry you. We promise you’re not going to get pregnant, start growing breasts, or start crying when Hallmark commercials are on. In fact, HCG is frequently used for infertility treatments for both men and women and is considered safe and effective in the U.S. and around the world.

How HCG Works For Weight Loss in Your Body

According to Simeons, when taking HCG and following the Very Low Calorie Diet (see his manuscript for more detail), the HCG allows your body to tap into your abnormal fat reserves, which are typically inaccessible. These abnormal fat reserves include your belly, upper arms, and buttocks. Unlike most weight loss programs, the HCG Diet Protocol helps to address those areas that are usually the hardest to minimize.

We know this whole concept sounds a little too magical. And, when we explain how it works in purely scientific terminology, most people’s eyes simply glaze over and you lose the chance for an utterly life-transforming experience. On the other hand, if I just say ‘Hey trust me…it works”, there are a lot of people out there that say, “No, I don’t know you and I’m not going to just trust you. I want more information.” So, what we are going to do is explain the protocol in plain English without letting it sound so magical that the believability goes out the window.

Here goes. Back in the 1950’s Dr. Simeons discovered that there are three main kinds of fat in your body. Let’s talk about each of them. One is structural fat. This is one of the good fats that your body needs. Life would be painful and ugly without it. For example, structural fat around your joints keep the joints comfortable, and there is a layer of structural fat in your face that helps maintain its softness and the look of your face. If structural fat is lost, your joints would hurt and your face would be harsh and bony. You would look like a skeleton. Ladies, we all want thin, but not quite that thin. Am I right? So that’s the first kind of fat – structural. Let’s leave that fat securely in place, shall we?

The next type of fat is normal reserve, which is your energy reserve and is also a type of good fat. Simeons compared this reserve of fat to the money you keep in your regular bill-paying checking account. You know…fat goes in…fat comes out on an as-needed basis. If your body needs a little extra energy this is where it will go for the extra burn. Or, if you eat a little too much and your body thinks ‘Well, I am good for now, but I might need a little extra energy tomorrow’, this is where the extra energy or fat goes for temporary holding. Normal reserve fat is easily available for your body when you need a burst of energy or extra endurance i.e. a marathon run. On most diets, this is the type of fat that is lost first.

We’ve all done diets where you lose a few pounds really fast. Those pounds are the normal reserve fat we just described. However, this loss usually comes to a screeching halt; you plateau and it seems like you can’t lose anymore. Women usually quickly lose fat in the chest instead of in their legs, upper arms, butt, etc. and men lose it in their legs and butt instead of in their beer gut, love handles, etc.

That’s because most of the belly fat, the fat in the butt, or those lovely waving flaps on the upper arms is what Simeons described as the (sometimes present) third type of fat in your body: inaccessible or abnormal fat, which is not considered good or healthy fat. And, it practically takes an act of Congress for your body to even recognize it, let alone start burning this abnormal fat. Until you find a way to get your body to release and burn it, you will suffer needlessly and have little hope of successful, much less comfortable, weight loss.

Enter the HCG Diet Protocol. Simeons discovered that abnormal fat is not simply the result of eating too much and/or not exercising enough. Surprised? We weren’t! According to Simeons, the problem with abnormal fat starts with a little center in your brain called the hypothalamus. Now don’t worry. There is not a test at the end of this, but the short explanation is as follows.

According to Simeons, the hypothalamus influences your base metabolism and acts as a gatekeeper for fat usage/storage but sometimes, or often, things get a bit out of whack. If your hypothalamus is out of whack, it may send improper signals regarding when you are full, when to burn fat, and when to lock fat away into your inaccessible fat reserves.

To sum it all up, according to Simeons, the HCG and Very Low Calorie Diet combination allows your body to release and burn your abnormal fat along with all the nutrients, calories, proteins, etc. that the fat contains into the bloodstream, which in turn satisfies your hunger. Simeons also noted that following the plan with the healthy, specified foods for the minimum 21 days potentially allows your hypothalamus to rest and reset creating a lasting change in the way your body handles incoming fat and nutrients, i.e. improving your base metabolism in some cases and resetting the base metabolism in others – this is the good stuff that no other diet proposes.

A Sneak Peek Into a “Round” of the HCG Diet Protocol

Day 1 and 2: The Gorge (First 2 Days on HCG)
Take HCG and gorge. Meaning you get as much fatty food down as you can without making yourself sick. Simeons emphasized that these days should be spent eating as much fattening food as possible to restore structural fat and avoid hunger at start up.

Day 3 to 26-43: Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Phase and then “HCG Exit Days”
Take HCG and follow the Very Low Calorie Diet, VLCD, for at least 21 days, but no more than 38 days. During this phase, you will eat from a very specific list of foods, but don’t let that scare you. The foods and drinks allowed are foods you can find at your grocery store: coffee, tea, water, chicken, beef, white fish, shrimp, steak, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, apples, tomatoes, grapefruit, strawberries, and more!

HCG Exit Days: Once you have done at least 21 days, but no more than 38 days of HCG with the VLCD, you will stop taking HCG, BUT you will continue to follow the VLCD for 72 hours while the HCG is exiting your system. If you do not follow the VLCD for three days after you stop taking HCG, you will gain weight.

Here’s the kicker – the place where so many diet plans ultimately fail. Once you are done with your three days of the VLCD with no HCG, then you move into maintenance, which consists of a minimum of two 3 week periods.

1st 3 Weeks After Stopping HCG: Eat anything you like, except sugars and starches, and do a Steak Day* on any day that your morning weight is 2.1 pounds or more over your last HCG date weight.

2nd 3 Weeks After Stopping HCG: SLOWLY start adding back healthy sugars and starches and do a Steak Day* on any day that your morning weight is 2.1 pounds or more
over your last HCG date weight.

*“Steak Day”: eat nothing for breakfast or lunch, but drink plenty of water throughout the day. Then, in the evening, have 1 large steak followed by an apple OR a raw tomato. This should put you back in your HCG date weight range.

Moving on With Life as the New, Slimmer You

This is when you move on with your new, healthy lifestyle with a smaller size and bigger attitude. You get to eat like a normal, healthy person. After all, you are actually craving healthier foods and feeling quite energized. To control weight for the rest of your life, you just weigh daily. And, if you are up more than 2.1 lbs over your last HCG date weight, you guessed it: do a Steak Day.

How to Find Effective HCG and Get Started Today

If you go out looking for HCG, you will most likely be overwhelmed. There are different types and hundreds of sources for HCG. Not to be scary, but all HCG and all HCG plans are not created equal. We have tested several brands of HCG and some simply do not work.

There are providers with plans that are obviously adapted to slow weight loss so that participants must pay (and diet) longer. These providers play on the fear factor that the originally prescribed Very Low Calorie Diet (about 500 calories) sounds dangerously low. And, 500 calories IS too low UNLESS you understand what Simeons says the HCG is actually doing: releasing between 1500 and 4000 calories into the bloodstream per day from abnormal fat reserves. This means your body is actually getting the benefit of the 500 calories taken by mouth PLUS the 1500 to 4000 calories released into your body by losing your abnormal fat, which brings the daily total to between 2000 and 4500 calories.

Another common ‘mistake’ that providers make is to make changes to the HCG diet after working with the protocol for only a few weeks or months. This leads to slower weight loss and lower maintenance rates due to lack of long term experience.

Our companies, on the other hand, stick with Simeons original HCG Protocol explicitly and provide only the most reputable sources for HCG and related products to save you hours of research and provide the best possible probability for success on this tricky HCG Diet.

Which HCG Diet Company is Best for You?

We thoroughly understand Simeons’ protocol and have helped thousands to complete it correctly and successfully. We are also authors of several HCG books that are leaders in the HCG community. Our companies have knowledgeable HCG experts supporting our clients and we only offer 100% tested HCG Drops and HCG-Safe products to ensure maximum results for each participant. You can choose with confidence if you decide to give your business to any of our companies.

If you prefer someone to take you by the hand and lead you quickly and painlessly through this process with support, accountability, and a 20 lbs Loss in 40 Days Guarantee, your best bet is Pounds and Inches Away (www.PoundsandInchesAway.com). Many people benefit from the personal support and accountability that the full-service packages at Pounds and Inches Away provide saving you tons of time, and offering the confidence of the 20 lbs Loss in 40 Days Guarantee.

However, if you are a Do-It-Yourselfer that takes pride in doing your own research, likes the challenge of doing something on your own, or simply doesn’t want to spend as much money, then you are perfectly suited for DIY HCG (Do-It-Yourself HCG) at DIYHCG.com. Our site is the #1 most trusted site for the HCG Diet on the web. And unlike most HCG companies, we have real people behind our site who are ready to interact with our customers. we provide only 100% HCG Safe information and our HCG drops and HCG Safe products are the best on the market allowing you to have the opportunity to be as successful as possible as you do the HCG Diet Protocol on your own.

Thanks and Good Luck

“When the world says, ‘Give up’, hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’" ~Author Unknown

Weight loss, self-confidence, and body image are some of the biggest struggles in our lives. Whether or not you decide to proceed with the HCG Diet Protocol to help with these issues, we wish you the best in your pursuit of health and happiness.

Author's Bio: 

Tiffany Prinster is from a small town outside of St. Louis, Missouri. She has been working with the HCG Diet Protocol for years, beginning with her own personal experience on the Diet with her mother Linda Prinster and sharing the results with their family and community. Linda started Pounds and Inches Away in 2007, which is an HCG Diet consulting firm, and has thousands of successful clients. In September of 2008, Tiffany joined Pounds and Inches Away as a consultant.

Tiffany was actively involved in the HCG Diet forums and noticed the need for homeopathic HCG drops online. So, she and Linda decided to launch DIYHCG.com (Do It Yourself) as an e-commerce business in January of 2009, as they already had a significant amount of experience in successfully helping others to complete the HCG Diet successfully and wanted to reach a much larger audience.

Clients on the HCG Diet typically report weight loss of a remarkable 20-30 lbs in about a month, completely reshaping their bodies with little to no hunger. The HCG Diet Protocol itself was originally developed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the 1950s, and Dr. Simeons worked with patients to perfect his weight loss method over the next two decades.

The Diet works by combining HCG + a very specific diet plan. In the course of his untold hours of research, Dr. Simeons discovered that when his patients taking HCG followed his precise diet recommendations they consistently lost large amounts of “abnormal” fat deposits (shoulders, upper arms, hips, thighs, and buttocks), as opposed to normal fat (your energy in/energy out reserve) and structural fat (the necessary fat between your organs, in your face, etc.), without excessive hunger.

Linda and Tiffany have authored five HCG-related books, one a #1 Amazon.com bestseller, for the HCG Diet, and own over 6 HCG Diet-based businesses. DIY HCG was recently voted #1 in customer satisfaction for the HCG Diet, and has an extraordinarily loyal following - who regularly share their stories of how the HCG Diet has changed their lives with the DIY HCG community.

Customers love how DIY HCG follows Dr. Simeons’ manuscript so faithfully, because if one does not follow the manuscript precisely they can slow or stall their weight loss, or even GAIN weight. The ignorance of most HCG companies about the true idiosyncrasies of the HCG Diet is actually the most likely issue that could potentially ruin the reputation of the HCG Diet, because if participants don’t follow Dr. Simeons’ instructions exactly, they are doomed to fail. In fact, many HCG companies actually provide bad information intentionally, to slow the weight loss results of their customers and increase their own profits. So regardless of which HCG company a participant chooses to work with, they should make sure they KNOW that company truly understands the Diet, and has their customer’s best interests in mind.