Amazing Weight Loss with the 800 Calorie HCG Diet Protocol! Is It For You?
The 800 calorie HCG Diet Protocol is a weight loss plan based on taking the HCG hormone either by drops under the tongue, or by a once-daily HCG injection that increases metabolism and promotes fat burning coupled with a very low carbohydrate diet of 800 calories a day. The result is rapid, safe weight loss. It is not new, in fact, HCG for diets has been used since 1954! It was invented by an English endocrinologist, Dr. Simeons who invented the HCG diet when he lived in Rome, Italy. It has been found to be extremely safe. There is no evidence of increase incidence of cancer in people treated with this hormone. There is evidence of improvement in blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
Original Simeons 500 Calorie HCG Diet:
The original Simeons diet had a total of only 500 calories a day consisting of small portions of lean protein, vegetables, 2 fruits and only a handful of carbs. There was no rice, pasta, potatoes, chips, sugar, certain fruits, desserts, cooking oils, fatty meats, sugar in all forms, bread, and all cereals. Breakfast was black coffee or tea, a most an apple! Dr Simeons divided the diet plan into 3 phases. The first phase, consisting of 2-3 days of purposeful overeating I decided to eliminate.
For some people, this is a very significant and difficult change in their foods. For other people, it’s almost impossible. Few men working outside can live and work on 500 calories a day. On the other hand, many of my patients(especially sedentary women) can make a change when they see how much weight they can lose. Many patients can easily lose between 5 to 7 lbs per week with a marked reduction in hunger and cravings and without the need for much exercise (however, exercise is encouraged) on this plan. Exercise burns fat especially around the abdomen.
800 Calorie HCG Diet- How it Differs from the 500 Calorie Simeons Diet from 1954:
The original Simeons diet was modified 6 years ago: with the addition of 300 calories including a small breakfast, larger protein portions and a few more fruits and vegetables. This proved more tolerable for most dieters. Surprisingly, the weight loss results were not much different than the 500 calorie diet plan. This is not unexpected. Hundreds of very-low-calorie diet plans show safety and fast weight loss with 800 calories a day. The NIH reviewed hundreds of these reduced-calorie diets in 2012. Hunger and cravings were found to be much less on the 800 calorie HCG Diet than on the 500 calorie version. Read more about 800 calories vs. 500 calorie HCG plans.
Dietary Changes: The Simeons Diet was modified with the addition of 300 calories made up of a small high protein breakfast, larger protein portions at lunch and dinner, and a few more fruits and vegetables. This proved more tolerable for most dieters. Surprisingly, the weight loss results were not much different than the 500 calorie diet plan. Hunger and cravings were found to be much less on the 800 calorie HCG Diet than on the 500 calorie version.
Addition of sublingual (under the tongue) HCG Drops: In the original 500 calorie HCG diet the HCG hormone was given by intramuscular injection. Researchers found that the hormone could be administered by suspending the hormone in a liquid that could be placed under the tongue and then absorbed into the bloodstream bypassing the need for injections. Weight loss results using this system were also equal to the injection.
What is HCG? A Natural Hormone from Pregnant Women
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG, is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. The HCG hormone is produced a few days after a woman becomes pregnant. It originates in the placenta and travels all over the body. If a woman does not have enough food for the baby, it acts to dissolve the mother’s fat and send the nourishment to the child. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a fail-safe mechanism when energy is needed immediately. The HCG diet combines this natural fat-burning hormone and eliminates major carbs like sugar, pasta, and potatoes. The HCG is taken either as drops under the tongue or as an intramuscular injection.
The HCG Diet Plans (500 or 800 calorie versions) are Extremely Safe for Almost Everybody
Women may experience much higher levels of HCG hormone in their blood during pregnancy with no adverse effects. Currently, there are no known established clinical side effects other than occasional weakness and low blood sugar often seen in those who skip meals, and constipation seen in those individuals who do not drink enough water or consume enough fiber. Men on the hCG diet do equally or even better than women. Read the testimonial of a man losing weight on hCG.
HCG Diet Effective For Diabetics, Older Overweight Individuals, Menopausal Women and Many Others.
Diabetics do well on the HCG diet, often with better control of their blood sugar. Older people on the HCG diet also do well despite the lowered metabolism. Menopause is a third condition with a low metabolism. Menopausal Women on the HCG Diet do as well as non-menopausal women due to HCG’s effect on metabolism. Even a 10 lb weight loss on the HCG diet which can occur quickly with the drops improves blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.
Surprisingly, HCG diet in older teens has been very effective. The older teens (17 to 19 ys of age), especially females who are very obese (over 250 lbs) have responded well to the diet plan.
Many Testimonials about my Patients on the HCG Diet.
I have included many of my patients testimonials on the 800 calorie HCG diet and some who have done both the 500 and 800 calorie plans. There are several video testimonials of men on the HCG diet as well.
800 Calorie HCG Food Plan and Appetite Suppression
I believe the key to the appetite suppression is the protein present in every meal and in most snacks in my food plan. Starting with eggs, protein bars, shakes and yogurt at breakfast, and then going to lean protein and lunch, for afternoon snacks and for dinner., 800 Calorie HCG dieters find their blood sugar stabilized throughout the day and that they are almost never hungry. The appetite suppression is due to the almost total absence of rapidly absorbed carbs leading to mild ketosis as well as the HCG hormone which acts on the appetite center of the brain to prevent hunger and cravings. Ketosis on the HCG diet can be measured with Ketone sticks dipped in the first-morning urine, or better yet one of the new, inexpensive Keto Breathalyzers.
In fact, many of the newly developed keto diet products can be used in the HCG diet. Just make sure the calories and fats are not too high.
HCG Compatible Proteins and Vegetables Produce Fullness For Hours
Eating protein has the effect of producing satiety for most of the day. If you ever have eaten a heavy carbohydrate meal, then you know that carbs can produce intense hunger in a few hours. Protein, when combined with small amounts of healthy fats, can keep you full for long periods of time. Eating eggs is the best example of protein-producing fullness. Most of my patients have learned that eating 2 eggs at breakfast (13-14 grams of protein) results in fullness most of the day and making better food choices. Egg yolks also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which supports eye function. Choline in eggs supports brain function, especially memory. Its the carb-protein relationship leading to suppression of hunger that’s the key to the HCG diet.
My recipe book presents hundreds of high protein, zero sugar and low-fat recipes suitable for this plan. When you purchase an HCG kit, you can download it for free. Read more about my updated 800 Calorie HCG Diet.
Green Vegetables Including Broccoli and Cauliflower also have appetite-suppressing effects. These vegetables are very bulky and when eaten stretch the stomach. Stretching the stomach produces chemicals that travel to the brain and produce fullness.
800 Calorie HCG Snacks Produce Fullness and Control Blood Sugar
Unlike most HCG food plans, Dr. Lipman’s plan is full of snacks which also produce fullness by stabilization of blood sugar and fullness. Not any snack is acceptable. The best snacks are high protein, zero or near-zero carbs, and fat that come in portion-controlled containers. EXTEND, ATKINS, QUEST bars, and shakes found in most grocery stores and pharmacies are among the ideal snacks. Fruits provide just the right amount of carbs so that there are instant energy and meal staying power. Many examples of snacks are provided. You can shop directly from my HCG Diet App which you can download onto your mobile device, search “Richard Lipman” or view directly on your computer.
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The 800 HCG Diet Protocol Prevents Cravings
Cravings, an intense desire for a particular type of food, occurring independent of hunger, can ruin any attempt at weight loss. The 800 HCG Food plan is actually a craving control diet. Most patients I treat, are delighted when they feel in control of their cravings for sweets. Even when starting the HCG drops, results are seen in a few days. The more control, the easier is the weight loss. In addition to the fruits and vegetables, my food plan offers many low carb processed foods appropriate for the HCG diet. “Good Carbs” are permitted while almost all “Bad Carbs” are eliminated to reduce hunger and cravings. All of the products contain 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fat or less. I call these foods, the “look-alikes”–they look, taste, smell and feel like the originals. Snacking on these foods on a regular basis prevents reaching for the really bad foods that surround everyone almost all of the time.
What sets Dr. Lipman’s 800 HCG Diet Protocol Apart From the Other HCG Diet Plans?
You will not find my food plan sold by other companies; it is a proprietary plan designed to help people lose weight safely and quickly. You can review the complete plan in one of my HCG Diet Manuals. It was designed after treating thousands of patients in Dr. Lipman’s Miami, Fl medical weight loss office. It has been constantly updated year after year. You benefit from Dr Lipman’s research into finding the best food choices and HCG products. It’s based on Dr. Lipman’s New 800 Calorie HCG Food plan. All of the products can be purchased at Dr Lipman’s Amazon.com HCG Food Store.
Richard Lipman MD is a endocrinologist and board certified internist who has treated more than 10,000 overweight patients in his Miami office with his new 800 calorie HCG diet for the past 10 years in Miami, Fl