Did you know the cure for obesity was discovered almost 60 years ago by the late Dr A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist?
Although the use of hCG in a weight loss program such as the Slender Fit U program has been receiving a great deal of attention lately, it’s actually not a new concept. In fact, the use of hCG as a diet aid was first discussed in a report that Dr. A.T.W. Simeons published in 1954. The report did gain some attention at that time, but it took several years before the use of hCG with dieting really started to catch on. Today, an increasing number of dieters are turning to hCG to help them lose those unwanted pounds.
Dr. Simeons, who was a British physician, is credited with having first discovered the use of hCG for weight loss. While practicing medicine in Rome, he devoted many years to the study of obesity and ultimately published his report titled Pounds and Inches, a New Approach to Obesity extolling the benefits of hCG in 1954.
Dr. Simeons was mostly impressed by hCG because it could be paired with a low calorie diet without causing the same side effects commonly associated with low calorie diets. For example, Dr. Simeons noticed that his patients could drastically reduce their caloric intake without experiencing irritability, hunger pains, headaches, or weakness while also taking hCG.
As Dr. Simeons continued his research, he found that a hCG injection did more than just help his patients lose weight. In fact, he found that the injections also helped to naturally reshape his patient’s bodies even if they did not engage in exercise while on the diet. Dr. Simeons concluded that this was because the patients lost their fat tissue from adipose tissue accumulations, which made changes in the body shape more visible.
Weight maintenance was not an issue for patients that had undergone the hCG diet protocol. Particularly compared to those who simply went on highly restrictive diets without hCG. hCG also regulated the metabolism, correcting that which initially caused the obesity. Read Dr. Simeons’ original manuscript “Pounds and Inches, A New Approach to Obesity“.
The FDA has required labeling and advertising of HCG to state the following:
HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets. The FDA does not approve hCG for weight loss.