Are HCG drops an appetite suppressant?
Simply an Appetite Suppressant?
If you’ve had success with the HCG Diet Protocol and then shared the details of the diet with a spouse, family member or friend, you may have gotten feedback like, “Well anybody will lose weight on such a low-calorie diet; can’t I lose weight by simply following the same diet?” or “I don’t think I need the drops. After all, I have lots of will power, and aren’t the drops just an appetite suppressant like the diet pills I used to take?”
The Role of HCG Drops
The answer is, “NO”! The HCG drops are not just an appetite suppressant. While it’s true that most people aren’t hungry while on the HCG Diet (except at mealtime, which is normal), it’s not because the drops simply suppress the body’s appetite. No, the very important role the HCG drops play is to “tell” the body to tap into its stored fat when it is being nutrition deprived, hence, the very restrictive HCG Diet meal plan.
Dieters must realize this protocol is comprised of 2 critical elements. Both are necessary to achieve rapid weight loss -- taking HCG in conjunction with following the restrictive diet prescribed by the formulator of the HCG Diet Protocol, Dr. Simeons. People are not hungry because the body is being satisfied by the vitamins and nutrients from its own stored fat instead of by the vitamins and nutrients from any food that is being consumed.
Your Stored Fat Feeds Your Body
Per the HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide by L. Prinster, “You are on the low-calorie diet of approximately 500 calories because, according to Dr. Simeons, while you are on the HCG, your body is releasing 1500 to 4000 calories from abnormal fat into your bloodstream each day from your fat reserves. So, theoretically, with the 500 calories you are taking in by mouth, plus the 1500 to 4000 calories being released into your system, you are actually getting the benefit of (500 + 1500 to 4000) = 2000 to 4500 calories each day.” It is crucial that people understand this concept!
In the words of Dr. Richard Lipman, “You can lose weight simply by eating fewer calories, fewer carbs, and less fat. However, because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose muscle and bone before fat. This causes cellular metabolism to slow down. Therefore, in the end it would make gaining weight easier, as well as decrease bone density and muscle mass. By using HCG with the low-calorie diet, the body mobilizes extra fat to be used as energy.” Read more about the crucial role the HCG Drops play while you're on the diet.