– By Sharon C. Sullivan, New Beginnings hCG Clinics, SW Florida –
Men and women constantly refer to their weight problem as an addiction to food. Most of us have foods that are irresistible to us. The chief culprits are primarily snack type foods, either sweet and creamy or salty and crunchy, but it really can be anything. There are ways to tame this munchie monster and the hCG protocol, practiced as it was originally planned, is actually a way to bring one’s eating under control.
Our nation lives in a culture of gluttony. If I were to sum up the problem, it would be eating without hunger. Many of us have an inability to discern real hunger from emotional hunger.
We can sit and eat a bag of chips watching the “Biggest Loser” or some morbidly obese cook on the Food Network each night and mindlessly gain pound after pound.
Weight loss statistics are grim. Less than 2% of the people who are 50 pounds or more overweight will lose the weight and even grimmer, less than 2% of those who lost the weight will maintain the loss for at least one year. When you hear people say diets don’t work, this is what they mean.
I hate hearing the traditional hCG protocol being called a diet. An excellent book has been written called “Weight-loss Apocalypse Emotional Eating Rehabilitation through the hCG Protocol” by Robin Phipps Woodall.
New Beginnings hCG clinics are helping men and women get their eating under control and effecting a permanent weight loss if they follow the protocol precisely especially the maintenance phase for at least the six weeks following the low calorie phase.
The hCG protocol, created by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons back in the 50’s and 60’s, is a multi-stage program designed to melt the abnormal fat from your body, reset your hypothalumus to keep you at a ‘normal’ weight, and help you learn to eat correctly to maintain that weight FOR LIFE,so that you’ll never have to diet again. Followed correctly, it will cure you of the disease of obesity.
The problem for some is that they have been on so many diets, they do not want to follow the specific foods and careful portions. Do they lose weight when gaming the diet? Yes, but they could lose so much more by just following the clearly outlined steps, especially the maintenance phase, which we think is just as important as the diet. I have maintained my 34 pound weight loss for 3 years now (of course, as clinic director, I have a good incentive!)
It is important to understand that this is NOT A DIET. It is a scientifically designed protocol that utilizes a combination of very specific foods at 500 calories per day and the use of pharma-ceutical hCG to CHANGE THE WAY YOUR BODY PROCESSES FOOD.