I’ve had many people ask me about this HCG diet…this is the most popular question: ”Wouldn’t I lose weight anyway on a 500 calorie per day diet WITHOUT the HCG shots?” The answer is YES. But you wouldn’t lose weight for long and you’d literally be starving your body and your mind…you’d probably give up and gorge on everything in sight. So why, then, is the HCG so special? Well…I’m not an expert…nor do I get paid to endorse the product…but what I do know is this: the HCG hormone makes the abnormal fat in your body available, so the body begins living off that fat, which provides a source of energy, just as food does. Now…what the hell does that mean? Let me explain….
There are three types of fat in our body:
Structural fat - this fills the gaps between organs and acts as a sort of "packing material" for the body.
Normal reserves - the body draws upon this fat when nutritional intake is less than what the body demands.
Abnormal fat - abnormal and excessive accumulations are fixed deposits of fats throughout the body and cause obesity. **This kind of fat is also known as the LARD ASS FAT!!**
When exercising or restricting food intake, the body relies on and consumes the normal fat reserves. So obviously, if you were consuming only 500 calories per day without taking the HCG shot, you would initially lose your normal fat reserves. But once that reserve has been used up, the next fat in line is your structural fat…not the abnormal fat. For whatever reason, your body is not designed to be able to access your abnormal fat accumulations. Only in the case of extreme starvation will it turn to your abnormal fat for food. But if you’ve hit the point of extreme starvation, you’re most likely in a scenario that has long passed the point of losing weight for vanity or health reasons. Like…saaayyyy…. you’re anorexic, in which case you think 80 pounds on the scale is screaming FAT ASS!!! right at you so you’re pretty much shit out of luck regardless of what diet regimen you choose….or you’re stranded in the Alaskan wilderness in the winter and you’ve inadvertently eaten a poison berry that is slowly depriving your body of the nutrients it needs, in which case you’re totally fucked!! (no disrespect intended to Christopher McCandless…just stating the facts). You get my point, though, right? (All joking aside, can you imagine how hungry an Anorexic girl must be? I guess, though, it’s rare for an obese person to become an anorexic…it’s usually plain ole skinny girls or maybe not-so-skinny girls who become so obsessed by their weight that they turn into Anorexics…so I guess they probably wouldn’t have a lot of abnormal fat stored in their body anyway. But just knowing the process your body goes through to burn fat, they must be starving…all the damn time!! Talk about mind over matter!! Wow!!)
Anyway, back to the educational talk. Because your body cannot access your abnormal fat (lard ass) accumulations, this is where the use of the HCG hormone comes into play. The hormone (and no, it’s not a sex or a growth hormone) opens the way for the body to release the abnormal fat deposits and makes the fat available for consumption by the body, which provides a source of energy…just as if you were actually eating food…to the tune of 3,500 additional calories consumed each day by the body. This is why you’re not all that hungry while on the 500 calorie diet. And it just so happens that one pound of fat is equal to approximately 3,500 calories…hence, the reason you can lose up to at least one pound per day.
Does that clear some things up??
Oh, and another thing…you can either pay to have a doctor administer the shot for you or you can just buy the hormone yourself (from a reputable source) and inject it yourself. There are drops you can use, that you put under your tongue, but I’ve heard they’re not as effective as the shot. The hormone comes in powder form that you then have to mix with some special type of water before you can inject it. The needles are tiny…they’re insulin needles…barely noticeable. (Especially since you’re inserting them into the abnormal fat (lard ass) areas of your body.) The hormone has been around since the beginning of time and the method of using the hormone for losing weight has actually been around since the 1950’s…so it’s actually nothing new. But like every other kind of diet – the cabbage soup diet, the ice tea diet, the tape worm diet…oh wait, that last one never really took off, did it? – HCG has apparently had its ups and downs of fad-dome in the world of weight loss methods.
By the way, I’m on day 16 of taking the HCG shots and day 14 of the 500 calorie diet (first 2 days are “loading” days where you eat what you want) and I’ve lost 14 pounds!! I would be down more weight, but I had some slip-ups over the weekend…nothing major, but it did make me gain a pound back, then stay even for about 2 days, then started working it’s way back down again just yesterday. I figure if I hadn’t done that, I’d be down 18 pounds…but oh well…no biggie. Losing 14 pounds in 14 days is to be expected for HCG, so I’m on the right track.