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Diets 101: How can I lose up to 35 pounds in 4-6 weeks?

With the hCG diet and protocol it’s possible for a woman to lose 20-25 pounds in 4-6 weeks or a man to lose 30-35 pounds. Dr. Mila McManus, founder of The Woodlands Institute for Health and Wellness, lost 9.5 pounds in 8 days, while her husband, Lyle, lost 15 pounds.

What is hCG?

HCG
(Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a natural substance produced in large amounts in the human body during pregnancy. A pregnant woman can produce around a million units of hCG a day, whereas the hCG protocol uses 150 units a day. It can only be obtained from a medical doctor with a prescription, although the FDA has not approved the hCG for weight loss.

How does it work?

In a pregnant human, hCG provides fuel for the fetus to grow and develop by mobilizing fat stores. Utilizing this concept in the 1940’s, Dr. A.T. W. Simeons began using hCG in combination with a low calorie diet in order to burn fat and induce rapid weight loss in his patients.

What is the diet?

About 150 units of hCG is administered once a day by injection for about 3-4 weeks. After two days of gorging, the subject begins a special diet of 500 calories per day for the protocol. Two days of gorging is necessary for normal fat restores to be reasonably stocked for fuel for the entire protocol. After the last hCG injection, there is a three week maintenance phase to help stabilize weight and reset the hypothalamus so the weight doesn’t return.

Is 500 calories a day safe?

Only in conjunction with hCG. Due to the protocol, the body is actually burning thousands of calories a day, which is why most people aren’t tired or hungry. Take it from Dr. McManus who says, "Skipping a meal is not in my DNA, but when I was on hCG, I'd look at my watch and it would be 3 pm and I hadn't eaten a single thing all day and didn't even care, wasn't hungry. I had to force myself to eat sometimes.”

Want to try the diet or learn more? Attend Dr. McManus' "Lunch and Learn" on February 19th, at 12:30 pm in The Woodlands, or call Dr. McManus at The Woodlands Institute for Health and Wellness for an appointment. Click here for phone and location.

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