Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British endocrinologist, discovered the impact of HCG on obesity in the late 1950s while working in India. He realized that some of the pregnant women in India were themselves quite malnourished, but were still able to have healthy babies. This helped Dr. Simeons understand how HCG, which influences the hypothalamus within the brain, is released during pregnancy, and how it makes the body use up the fat reserves of the body without having any affect on muscle. Dr. Simeons then used this technique to come up with a HCG protocol or diet plan, which involved administration of small quantities of HCG for a specific amount of time along with a low calorie diet. Basically, the idea was to make the hypothalamus, with the help of small doses of HCG, use up the excess stored body fat when the body is on a low calorie diet. This makes the body burn excess fat for energy and results in weight loss at a fast and steady rate. Dr. Simeons theorized that HCG distributed stored fat and helped the body to metabolize the fat. Dr. Simeons’ results were documented in his book entitled “Pound & Inches – A New Approach To Obesity.

Although HCG became a rage during the late 1950s and 1960s, HCG for weight loss gradually lost its popularity until its use in weight loss was revived in 2007 by an infomercial and highly acclaimed book by Kevin Trudeau called “The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About”. Mr. Trudeau, in his book, has given in detail the wide scale applicability and impact that HCG can have in weight loss.

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