“weight-loss medicines simply do not have enough of a benefit to justify any risk — and that this makes getting them approved just about impossible”
FDA Rejects Diet Pill, Casting Pall Over Future Of Weight-Loss Medicines : Shots – Health News Blog : NPR
One of the reasons I love the Simeons Protocol so much, is that it is the first “diet” I’ve come across which explains, to my satisfaction, how I got fat.
The fundamental premise of the protocol is that obesity is a disorder; an abnormal functioning of the body’s “fat banking capacity” and that “[p]ersons suffering from this particular disorder will get fat regardless of whether they eat excessively, normally or less than normal. A person who is free of the disorder will never get fat, even if he frequently overeats.”
When I was younger I was one of those people that “never get fat” even though I “frequently” overate. But a move to the US and 4 children later, I found myself 80 pounds overweight and any variation of the “calories in = calories out” theme leaving me feeling empty (physically and psychologically).
Dr. Simeons continues…
Those in whom the disorder is severe will accumulate fat very rapidly, those in whom it is moderate will gradually increase in weight and those in whom it is mild may be able to keep their excess weight stationary for long periods. In all these cases a loss of weight brought about by dieting, treatments with thyroid, appetite-reducing drugs, laxatives, violent exercise, massage, baths, etc., is only temporary and will be rapidly regained as soon as the reducing regimen is relaxed. The reason is simply that none of these measures corrects the basic disorder.
While there are great variations in the severity of obesity, we shall consider all the different forms in both sexes and at all ages as always being due to the same disorder. Variations in form would then be partly a matter of degree, partly an inherited bodily constitution…
With my new understanding of obesity as a disorder, and armed with the knowledge to correct that disorder, I’m ready to do battle!
We believe it is essential to have a Protocol Partner or Coach in order to be successful with your fat-loss goals.
Because the prescribed diet is very strict, it is a big change for most people and psychological hunger and boredom can set in (a bad trigger for many people).
At these times when you feel like you want to eat something that will set you back, call or text you coach and have them talk you through it. Sometimes all you need is to be reminded to have a drink of water and remember how much you’ve already lost. (This is easy because you loose weight quickly on the protocol!)
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If you’re in the Northern Utah Valley area and are interested in coaching or Protocol Prep sessions, please contact us.
The part of the protocol you probably HAVE heard about is the 500 calorie diet.
Yes, for 3 weeks, you follow a very specific, very low calorie eating plan, while using the HCG spray twice a day. This is followed by 3 weeks of basically normal eating, but NO starches and NO sugars. The funny thing is you think you’re going to be starving… but you’re not.
Your body is getting all the calorie requirements it needs from your stored fat. The HCG encourages your body to release abnormally stored fat, which makes it available to use as fuel. So, if you need 2200 calories a day, you’ll eat 500 and burn the other 1700 from your fat stores!
Dr. Simeons says,
“I found that, though most patients were treated in the outpatients department, gross dietary errors rarely occurred. On the contrary, most patients complained that the two meals of 250 Calories each were more than they could manage, as they continually had a feeling of just having had a large meal.”
HCG is an abbreviation for ‘human chorionic gonadotropin’. It’s quite a mouthful, but what it actually means is quite enlightening and, according to Dr. Simeons, quite inaccurate!
Human – should be obvious
Chorionic – signifies it is produced in the placenta
Gonadotropin – A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes. via Gonadotropin | Define Gonadotropin at Dictionary.com.
Simeons suggests that because HCG does not have a direct effect on the sex glands, but rather the diencephalon, it would be more accurately called Human Chorionic Diencephalotrophin – HCD.