How "being Pregnant" Can Help You Lose Weight
Obesity is classified as a major health problem by the World Health Organization(WHO) and approximately 1.4 billion people around the world are overweight. Among first world countries, Australia is considered as one of the fattest nations with 17 million residents falling above their ideal BMI. Compared to many life-threatening diseases like cancer, obesity is considered as the single, most serious danger to public health in the Land Down Under.
Given these facts, it is not shocking that weight reduction fads mushroom from everywhere, but only a few of these are based on extensive research such as the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin diet.
History and Discovery
You're not going to give birth to a child. Instead, you're giving birth to a new you. HCG is a hormone produced exclusively during pregnancy throughout the lifecycle of the placenta inside a woman's body. The role that this biochemical plays in weight loss was first publicized by well-known endocrinologist Dr. ATW Simmeon. Dr. Simmeon discovered its weight loss property when he was treating children in Indian with Froehlich's disease dubbed as "fat boys". These are obese and sexually underdeveloped kids.These children were treated by using the urine of pregnant women. What followed is medical and weight loss history.
The Suppression of Hunger
Aside from intrinsic factors such as heredity, unhealthy eating is the top cause of obesity around the world. This is where Human Chorionic Gonadotropin comes into play. When treating the Indian "fat boys" with the said hormone, Dr. Simmeon noticed that it was able to curb their voracious appetite and their physical shape dramatically improved, primarily evident with the reduction of their hip size. The physician will later found out that this is due to "fats on the move." The biochemical was able to mobilize fat deposits which substituted food as an energy source. This is why pregnant women can tolerate hunger more because the body has found another source of food. It's like the body is cannibalizing its own fat and losing weight by itself.
Goes Best with VLCD
The HCG weight loss program is not a stand-alone system. If you choose to try it out, be prepared to commit to a very low calorie diet (VLCD). This diet is not more than 500 kcal and is comprised of lean meats, fish, some fruits and very minimal carbohydrates. But then again, you will be able to tolerate this because the treatment curbs your hunger.
by: Dr. Siemon