Fat is one of the three main macronutrients among carbohydrates and proteins. It is an important nutrient and serves both structural and metabolic functions. Fat is an energy source for the body and a store of energy that the body does not need immediately. Each gram of fat, when burned or metabolised, releases nearly nine calories. Accumulation of these fat reserves leads to obesity. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, mood disorders and osteoarthritis.
Pills, liposuction, bariatric surgery, fad diets and exercise techniques ‘guaranteed to melt away fat to reveal a slender and healthier you’ are a dime a dozen. When an obese patient tries to reduce fat by starvation, he will first lose his reserve fat deposits. When these are exhausted, he begins to burn structural fat and only as a last resort, the body yields its abnormal reserves. By then, patients feel famished and tired, their face becomes drawn and haggard, but their bellies, hips, thighs, shoulders and upper arms show little improvement. The problem is that majority of these so called cures are impractical and nearly impossible to sustain, and require too much time, money and effort.
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Fat is one of the three main macronutrients among carbohydrates and proteins. It is an important nutrient and serves both structural and metabolic functions. Fat is an energy source for the body and a store of energy that the body does not need immediately. Each gram of fat, when burned or metabolised, releases nearly nine calories. Accumulation of these fat reserves leads to obesity.
Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, mood disorders and osteoarthritis.
It is fat that fills the gaps between organs and performs important functions, such as cushioning the kidneys with soft elastic tissues, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin smooth and taut. It also provides a springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, specially heels, without which we will not be able to walk.
It is a reserve of fuel that the body can freely draw, when the nutrition from the intestinal tract is insufficient to meet the demand. Such reserves are localised all over the body. Fat packs the highest caloric value (9 calories/gms) into the smallest space possible, so that these reserves of fuel for muscular activity and maintenance of body temperature can be most economically stored. Both these types of fat, structural and reserve, are normal, and even if the body stocks them to its full capacity, it is not obesity.
When the fat deposits grow rapidly and withdrawals become smaller, the body establishes a fixed deposit where all surplus calories go, but withdrawal from this deposit is extremely difficult by normal means. This is called abnormal fat that leads to the onset of obesity.
Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity and genetic susceptibility, although a few cases are caused primarily due to endocrine disorders, medications or psychiatric problems.
Sometimes, the fat processing mechanism is disrupted due to diencephalic disorder. When one of the many diencephalic centres, e.g., thyroid, pancreas and the nervous system are overtaxed, these centres try to increase their capacity at the expense of other centers.
The diencephalon is the seat of our primitive animal instincts and in an emergency, it is able to transfer pressure from one instinct to another. A lonely and unhappy person is deprived of all emotional comfort and instinct pressure. No amount of psychotherapy or analysis, happiness, company or the gratification of other instincts will correct the condition.
Some obese patients suffer from this, particularly women in their late teens or early twenties. Such people feel a compulsive desire to eat and gobble almost anything edible at lightning speed and ferocity.
Some obese people are reluctant to lose fat. If they are intelligent, popular and successful, in spite of their weight, it is a source of pride. A few fat women consider their condition a safeguard against romantic involvements.
Note: This cleanse is only for those who have completed at least two Liver Cleanses properly.
Pills, liposuction, bariatric surgery, fad diets and exercise techniques ‘guaranteed to melt away fat to reveal a slender and healthier you’ are a dime a dozen. When an obese patient tries to reduce fat by starvation, he will first lose his reserve fat deposits. When these are exhausted, he begins to burn structural fat and only as a last resort, the body yields its abnormal reserves. By then, the patients feel famished and tired, their face becomes drawn and haggard, but their bellies, hips, thighs, shoulders and upper arms show little improvement. The problem is that majority of these so called cures are impractical and nearly impossible to sustain, and require too much time, money and effort.
I have also suffered from obesity of medium proportion. Like others, I made many attempts to lose weight and succeeded to some extent, albeit temporarily. I used to keep my weight in control with regular exercise and a proper cleanse routine, which included Kidney Cleanse, Acidity Cleanse, Parasite Cleanse and Liver Cleanse, but without any food restrictions. I regained the lost weight as soon as I left the regimen and resumed normal eating habits – since taste reigns.
In 2008, I came to know of the HCG (generally, referred as hCG, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Diet Protocol developed by an Italian doctor, A.T.W. Simeons. He founded the Salvator Mundi International Hospital in 1960, which is operational even today. Dr. Simeons was awarded the Red Cross Order of Merit in the 1930's for his discovery of injectable atebrin for treating malaria. I appreciated his research and tried out his regimen with some minor modifications in diet adapted to the Indian context.
In the 1940's and 50’s, Dr. Simeons studied the effects of HCG on weight loss. He published the results in his book, ‘Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity’. Dr. Simeons found that HCG is most effective in achieving lasting weight loss when a specific diet protocol is followed. Food with a limitation of 500 calories per day, along with the plan’s guidelines, make up the HCG Diet Protocol.
HCG dissolves abnormal fat only when the food intake is limited to approximately 500 calories per day, rather than the daily requirement of 2000 calories. The body makes up for this deficit in the energy requirement by using abnormal fat.
The Fat Cleanse treatment, although I often call it ‘Cure through Fat Cleanse’, is not an attempt to reduce weight, but is aimed at curing the disorder and is equally effective in both sexes, of all ages, suffering from all forms of obesity. However, the calorie intake after cleansing should never exceed 2000 calories; otherwise the patient will gain weight again.
HCG is a hormone or chemical substance found in females only during pregnancy. It is not found in males. HCG also supports the normal development of an egg in a woman’s ovary, and stimulates its release during ovulation. HCG is also used to treat infertility, in both women and men. The following is a list of serum HCG levels in pregnant, non-pregnant and post-menopausal women. LMP (Last Menstrual Period) is dated from the first day of the last period. The levels grow exponentially after conception and implantation.
|Weeks since LMP||IU/ml|
|3||5 - 50|
|6||1,080 - 56,500|
|7-8||7,650 - 229,000|
|9 - 12||25,700 - 288,000|
|13 - 16||13,300 - 254,000|
|17 - 24||4,060 - 165,400|
|25 - 40||3,640 - 117,000|
|Post-menopausal women||< 9.5|
During certain phases of pregnancy, a woman may produce as much as 3,00,000 IU of HCG per day, and the excess passes out in her urine. This hormone breaks down the abnormal fat in her body and releases energy for the development of the foetus. On a similar principle, injecting this hormone in obese people helps in burning the abnormal fat, thus losing weight.
An HCG injection of only 125 IU per day is enough to reduce abnormal fat at a rate of roughly 160/170 gms per day. One kg of fat produces 9000 calories. On consuming 500 calories instead of 2000, the body gets its remaining 1500 calories from burning abnormal fat.
Therefore, if the patient loses 1500 calories, i.e.,
(2000 cal. – 500 cal.)
The abnormal fat loss will be,
1500 cal. / 9000 cal. x 1000 = 166 gm.
If the patients consumes 600 calories instead of 500, then, his
abnormal fat weight loss will be reduced by,
(600-500) cal. / 9000 cal. x 1000 = 11 gms, and so on.
When abnormal fat is burnt, the body also releases retained water, required to support this fat. Hence, the cumulative weight loss is more than the above calculated amount. Under this treatment, the actual calorie requirement of the body is fulfilled and obese patients never feel hungry, in spite of the drastically reduced food intake. On the contrary, most patients feel that two meals of 250 calories or three meals of 100+200+200 calories are enough, and continually have a feeling of just having had a large meal. Procedure Before the Cleanse Measure your weight before starting the process. The normal weight for your height, age, skeletal and muscular build can be determined from the table on page 125. Based on this, you can calculate the degree of obesity. You can use any of the formulas given below to calculate your body mass index. The formulas to calculate BMI based on two of the most commonly used unit systems:
BMI (Metric Units) = weight (kg) / height2 (m2)
BMI (U.S. Units) = 703 x weight (lb) / height2 (in2)
A person with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy. A person with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight.
A BMI of more than 30 is considered obese. A BMI of 40 or more indicates that a person is morbidly obese, which increases the risk of death by 50% to 85%.
People who need to lose weight require 26 days (23+3) of treatment, with 23 injections. The number of days and weight loss calculated is remarkably constant in normal patients, regardless of sex, age and degree of obesity.
Patients are not comfortable with a 500 calories diet unless their normal fat reserves are reasonably well stocked. They should eat high calorie food in their maximum capacity for four days before the cleanse and during the first three days of starting the cleanse. It takes nearly three injections before the abnormally deposited fat begins to circulate and becomes available for caloric use.
The diet is arranged in such a way that the weight remains perfectly stationary and the diet is continued for three days after the 23rd injection. Only then are the patients free to eat anything within the 1200 calories limit, except sugar and starch, for the next three weeks (Phase II of the cleanse).
These injections may be injected daily and the course is often advised to be concluded in 26 days. After 23 injections, majority of patients begin to show signs of HCG immunity and after 40 injections, all patients usually become immune to HCG. Starting the Cleanse
|Breakfast||Tea or coffee with less sugar and a little milk.|
|Any amount of fresh lime water with salt or a little or no sugar.|
|Butter milk in limited quantity.|
|Lunch||100 gms of chicken breast or fish. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking and the meat must be weighed raw (weight of bones to be reduced approximately). It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat. Vegetarians may substitute it with 100 gms of paneer|
|Choice of vegetables from the following: Spinach, tomato, onion, radish, cucumber, cabbage, pear gourd, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, turnip or any other similar vegetable, excluding potato and sweet potato.|
|One chapati of pearl or spiked millet, finger millet, green lentil sprouts or wheat (as a last resort).|
|An apple, a handful of strawberries, half of an orange or sweet lime.|
|Dinner||The same four choices as lunch.|
Note: Fruits may be eaten in between meals, if not eaten with lunch or dinner. Salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweet basil, parsley, thyme or marjoram may be used for seasoning. However, oil or butter dressing is not advisable. Be careful with very sweet fruits, e.g., mango and litchi.
Tea or coffee can be consumed in the morning, if you cannot do without it. It does not significantly affect the results. Fresh lime water with no or minimum sugar can be consumed in unlimited quantities. Lemon juice is allowed on a daily basis. It may be taken in any quantity and at all times. In fact, the patient should drink nearly two litres of these fluids every day. Many patients are afraid to drink so much fearing that it may force the body to retain more water. This is a wrong notion. The body is more inclined to store water when the intake falls below its normal requirements.
The diet, followed in conjunction with HCG, must not exceed 500 calories per day and the calorie constitution is of utmost importance. For instance, if a patient drops the apple and eats an extra chapati instead, he will not lose the desired weight. There are a number of food, particularly fruits and vegetables, which have the same or even lower caloric values than those listed as permissible and yet they interfere with regular loss of weight under the HCG diet plan, presumably owing to the nature of their composition.
For best possible results, the daily ration should contain 200 gms of fat-free protein and only a very small amount of starch. As the daily dose of HCG is the same in all cases, the same diet proves satisfactory for a small elderly lady or a hard working muscular giant. Under the effect of HCG, an obese body is always able to obtain all the needed calories from abnormal fat deposits, regardless of whether it requires 1500 or 4000 calories per day.
On the day of the third injection, it is almost expected to hear two remarks. One, “Doctor, I’m sure it’s only psychological, but I already feel quite different.” So common is this remark, even from very skeptical patients, that we hesitate to accept the psychological interpretation. The other typical remark is, “Although I have been allowed to eat everything I want, food just doesn’t seem to interest me anymore and I am willing to continue your diet even after the cleanse.”
Many patients notice that they are passing more urine and the swelling in their ankles has reduced, since they started the diet. On the day of the sixth injection, most patients declare that they feel fine and have usually lost one kg or more. Some say they feel a bit empty, but explain that it does not amount to hunger. Some complain of a mild headache, which is quite common and goes away in few hours.
* Family members and doctors are your well-wishers and will not allow you to take the risk. I am advocating this Fat Cleanse after trying it on myself, my family members and many close friends. A pregnant woman’s placenta makes 100,000 to 300,000 IU of HCG, the excess of which she passes out through urine. I am talking about a dose of 125 IU per day. So, shed all fears from your mind. Plan a Fat Cleanse. So far, there are no reported risks.
* The next problem is the administration of HCG injection. Any nurse in your neighbourhood will do it for a maximum of Rs.50/- per injection. Use a 26 gauge 11⁄2” needle for hips, so that it goes into the protein part for absorption by blood, and not into the fat to be wasted. Gradually, patients may learn to inject themselves or take help of their family members. Self-injection or with help of family members is very convenient and cost effective (see the process of self-injection on page 131).
HCG medicines are normally available over the counter and cost roughly Rs.200/- for a 500 IU ampoule. It makes four sets of injections of 125 IU each.
Thus, we need six HCG Nano injections of 500 IU costing approximately Rs.1200/-. Often ampoules of 500 IU are not available, whereas ampoules of 2000 IU and 5000 IU are easily obtainable. However, it is difficult to make 16 equal parts of 2000 IU or 40 equal parts of 5000 IU injections. Also, keeping it for more than 4 days in syringes, spoils the medicine.
Distribute the medicine from 500 IU ampoule evenly in four syringes. These are the four doses. Keep it in the fridge and use one daily for four days.
If the quantity of doses is a few units more or less than 125 IU, it doesn’t matter. The body adjusts itself. Unequal doses will give the same effect because burning of abnormal fat starts only after 72 hours of the first dose.
There are no contra-indications to the HCG method. Oral contraceptives may be used during the treatment. It can be continued in the presence of pus forming, large infected wounds and major fractures, or, during surgery, general anaesthesia or even fever or malaria.
You should consult me before doing a Fat Cleanse, if you have ever had an allergic reaction to HCG or if you have:
HCG is given as an injection under the skin or into a muscle. It may produce little or no tissue reaction. It is completely painless. Use distilled water provided with the injection, as any other distilled water may cause a reaction and induce pain for a few hours. A daily injection should be given at intervals of 24 hours (or as close to it as possible).
After the last, i.e., 23rd injection, continue consuming the 500 calorie diet for another 3 days, because the HCG effect continues for 72 hours after its administration. Then for the next three weeks, limit your food intake to 1200 calories. After that, have your choice of food within the 2000 calories limit and you will wonder why you are still not gaining weight.
The HCG diet protocol method is not simple. But, simple treatments do not bring permanent results. When the abnormal cellulite fat leaves the body, you will feel unprecedented freshness, vigour and vitality. After the 26 - days treatment, patients feel 10 years younger. I am not listing cures, but almost every medical problem improves after the Fat Cleanse.
The HCG method of losing weight is self-limiting. It becomes completely ineffective as soon as all abnormal fat is consumed. When a patient has more than 7 kgs to lose, the treatment takes longer, but the maximum dosage given in a single course is 40 injections. As a rule, patients should not lose more than 10 kgs at a time. The treatment is stopped when, either 10 kgs have been lost or 40 injections have been given. Patients’ desiring to lose more weight can repeat the Fat Cleanse only after six month of the first cleanse. Once patients have lost all their abnormal superfluous fat, they feel hungry with continued injections.