About HCG


The HCG treatment consists of a very low calorie diet in combination with HCG hormone treatments. During the treatment, you regularly take a small amount of HCG into your body daily. This HCG mobilizes body fat which circulates through your body providing energy and preventing hunger. This will make it possible to maintain the diet. HCG helps to burn the “mobile fat” – the fat that is stored around the hips, thighs, belly and upper arms.

It will however, leave the so called “Structural fat” (healthy fat) that can be found in the muscles and protects the organs, untouched. This way the excess fat will disappear even faster and the problem areas will be dealt with more efficiently. Three Different Fats In The Human Body We generally think of fat as just fat when in fact there are 3 different kinds found in the body:

Structural fat fills the gaps between various organs and acts as a protective barrier. Structural fat performs important functions such as bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries, and keeping the skin smooth and taut. It also provides the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, without which we would be unable to walk. Reserve fat is the second type of fat which fuels the body when the nutritional intake is insufficient to meet the body’s needs.

Normal reserves are localized all over the body. Abnormal Fat is the third type of fat which has the potential of providing fuel for the body, but rather than being available for nutritional emergencies, it is locked away in fixed deposits. It is this visible fat that people want to eliminate. How Fat is mobilized? In studying various weight loss programs, Dr. Simeons found that when patients starved themselves, they first lost their Reserve Fat, and after that the Structural Fat was lost.

In the HCG plan, the “abnormal fat” is mobilized first. That’s the fat that we need to eliminate. Dr Simeons explains these fats and weight loss as follows: “When an overweight patient tries to reduce by starving himself, they will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted they begin to burn up structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the patient usually feels weak, hungry and demotivated.”


How Long Is The Treatment?

The minimum plan consists of taking HCG for 23 days or continuing for 49 days. Phase one kicks off with 2 days of loading, followed by phase 2 The Meal Plan and then phase 3 sees you Stabilising your weight without the use of injections.


Who Should Not Use HCG!

  • Those with Diabetes Type 1

  • Men with Testicular or Prostate Cancer

  • Anyone with Heart Disease

  • Women suffering from an ovarian cyst

  • Those suffering from gall bladder problem as HCG has been found to aggravate due to low fat intake.


What Is HCG And How Does It Work?

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and foetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of HCG to capitalise on this same mechanism.

Using HCG in this way does not mimic pregnancy; in fact, it can be safely used by both men and women. HCG is extremely safe. Women may experience very high levels during pregnancy with no adverse effects. Currently, there are no known established clinical side effects.


What Is The Difference Between The HCG Drops And The HCG Injections?

The HCG drops are taken orally 3 times per day where as 0.5 ml injections are administered in the morning each day. Take in either the stomach, upper thighs or upperarms.


Is HCG Safe For Men?

HCG is naturally found in all the human tissue of all males and females alike. It is therefore safe for men to use. Men actually get faster results and tend to lose more weight than women. Will My Metabolism Slow Down If I Am On A Very Low Calorie Diet? It is true that normally when cutting back on calories and fat, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. When a low calorie diet is used in conjunction with the HCG, the hormone signals the body to use stored fat for energy, and will eliminate excess fat reserves. It is a natural process, so no ill effects on your metabolism will result. The HCG keeps the body from going into starvation mode and holding onto fat as it resets your metabolism.


How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose On The Program?

Every person is different and results vary. It depends on many factors including how much excess weight you have, your age and gender. People that have recently dieted will also lose weight slower since the metabolism has already slowed down. The average weight loss can be up to 2 Kg’s per week.


Would I Lose The Same Weight By Eating A Minimally Low Calorie Diet Without HCG?

Sure, you can lose weight by consuming fewer calories and fat, but because the body retains fat when deprived of calories, you will most likely lose muscle and bone mass before fat. This causes your cellular metabolism to slow down, and eventually making adding weight easier, as well as decrease bone density and muscle mass. By using HCG with the low calorie diet, extra fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. The low calorie diet is vital in preventing immediate refilling of emptied fat cells. You benefit by preferentially getting rid of excess fat without affecting the muscle and bone. With HCG you can lose the weight quickly and keep it off!!


Will The HCG Diet Help Me Keep My Weight Off?

According to Dr.Simeons, the first doctor to pioneer the HCG Diet, if the HCG diet protocol is followed the ending result will be that the hypothalamus gland (the gland that helps regulate weight & metabolism) will be reset. Dr Simeons suggests that the body rethinks how to handle stored fat and appetite. With proper diet and exercise the weight loss with the HCG diet can last a lifetime.


What Is The Hypothalamus Gland?

The hypothalamus gland moderates, thyroid, adrenals, fat storage and more importantly your metabolic rate. As we age, our hypothalamus progressively accumulates toxins, causing it to malfunction. This is partially the reason why our metabolism slows down as we age.


Do I Have To Follow A Special Diet?

The HCG diet injections cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available to use. While you are only consuming 500 (for women) and 800 (for men) calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body. Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories (up to 3000) a day. The result is your body using thousands of calories of fat from your body each day, the reason HCG dieters can lose up to 0.5kg of fat or sometimes more per day.

HCG is only effective for weight loss if it is taken while strictly with the diet protocol. If you fail to follow the diet you will fail to lose weight. If you only follow the diet without taking

HCG, you are simply starving yourself because there is no fat in the bloodstream to burn.

Simply said, BOTH, HCG and a low calorie diet is required.


I hope this information serves to answer any questions you may have regarding this life changing diet protocol. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Tarryn Tippett

HCG Weight Loss and Image Consultant

082 445 5654