Kevin Trudeau. I know, you know this name...once you see his face you will know exactly who I am writing about.
Kevin Mark Trudeau (born February 6, 1963) is an American author, convicted felon, radio personality and infomercial salesman, best known for promoting alternative medicine. A number of his television infomercial's and several of his books, including Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, allege that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical industry value profit more highly than treatments or cures.
Trudeau's activities have been the subject of both criminal and civil action. He was convicted of larceny and credit card fraud in the early 1990's, and in 1998 paid a $500,000 fine for making false or misleading claims in his infomercial's. In 2004, he consented to a lifetime ban on promoting products other than his books via infomercial's.
I thought going with a Homeopathic version of HCG would work just as well and found that it is produced by taking small amounts of the original strength HCG (extracted from the urine of pregnant women) and making it into a sublingual mixture (which is administered under the tongue) and absorbed into the body. Homeopathic HCG is an FDA approved substance, does not require a prescription and is prepared per the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. HCG injections must be prescribed by a doctor and are administered by a shot into muscle tissue (usually given by the patient him or herself).The injections at a doctors office cost about $10.00 per shot per day. The Homeopathis drops were $79.99 online per bottle, my local Health Food store let me have them for $19.99.
Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world. It's popularity in the United States has grown 25-50%/year for the last decade. Homeopathy is extremely effective, all natural and completely safe. There are no dangerous side effects and homeopathic remedies can be taken alongside other medications. Homeopathic methods are mixed with 16% USP alcohol as part of it's liquid medium. The alcohol acts as a preservative and keeps the HCG active and effective. Placing the bottle in the fridge will hold it's potency over longer periods. An unopened bottle of HCG lasts 6 months, an opened bottle will last 6 weeks. As far as which results are better Homeopathic or the injections, patients report the same results. The only difference is homeopathic is easier, more convenient and cheaper (a plus to any dieter)!
Tea or coffee in any quantity without sugar. Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24 hours. Saccharin or Stevia may be used.
1. 100 grams of veal, beef, chicken breast, fresh white fish, lobster, crab, or shrimp. All visible fat must be carefully removed before cooking, and the meat must be weighed raw. It must be boiled or grilled without additional fat. Salmon, eel, tuna, herring, dried or pickled fish are not allowed. The chicken breast must be removed from the bird.
2. One type of vegetable only to be chosen from the following: spinach, chard, chicory, beet-greens, green salad, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage.
3. One breadstick (grissino) or one Melba toast.
4. An apple, orange, or a handful of strawberries or one-half grapefruit.
The same four choices as lunch.
Tea, coffee, plain water, or mineral water are the only drinks allowed, but they may be taken in any quantity and at all times.
In fact, the patient should drink about 2 liters of these fluids per day. Many patients are afraid to drink so much because they fear that this may make them retain more water. This is a wrong notion as the body is more inclined to store water when the intake falls below its normal requirements.
The fruit or the breadstick may be eaten between meals instead of with lunch or dinner, but not more than than four items listed for lunch and dinner may be eaten at one meal.
No medicines or cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil and powder may he used without special permission
Every item in the list is gone over carefully, continually stressing the point that no variations other than those listed may be introduced. All things not listed are forbidden, and the patient is assured that nothing permissible has been left out. The 100 grams of meat must he scrupulously weighed raw after all visible fat has been removed. To do this accurately the patient must have a letter-scale, as kitchen scales are not sufficiently accurate and the butcher should certainly not be relied upon. Those not uncommon patients who feel that even so little food is too much for them, can omit anything they wish.
There is no objection to breaking up the two meals. For instance having a breadstick and an apple for breakfast or before going to bed, provided they are deducted from the regular meals. The whole daily ration of two breadsticks or two fruits may not be eaten at the same time, nor can any item saved from the previous day be added on the following day. In the beginning patients are advised to check every meal against their diet sheet before starting to eat and not to rely on their memory. It is also worth pointing out that any attempt to observe this diet without hCG will lead to trouble in two to three days. We have had cases in which patients have proudly flaunted their dieting powers in front of their friends without mentioning the fact that they are also receiving treatment with hCG. They let their friends try the same diet, and when this proves to be a failure - as it necessarily must - the patient starts raking in unmerited kudos for superhuman willpower.
It should also be mentioned that two small apples weighing as much as one large one never the less have a higher caloric value and are therefore not allowed though there is no restriction on the size of one apple. Some people do not realize that chicken breast does not mean the breast of any other fowl, nor does it mean a wing or drumstick.
The most tiresome patients are those who start counting calories and then come up with all manner of ingenious variations which they compile from their little books. When one has spent years of weary research trying to make a diet as attractive as possible without jeopardizing the loss of weight, culinary geniuses who are out to improve their unhappy lot are hard to take.
Making up the Calories
While this diet works satisfactorily in Italy, certain modifications have to be made in other countries. For instance, American beef has almost double the caloric value of South Italian beef, which is not marbled with fat. This marbling is impossible to remove. In America, therefore, low-grade veal should be used for one meal and fish (excluding all those species such as herring, mackerel, tuna, salmon, eel, etc., which have a high fat content, and all dried, smoked or pickled fish), chicken breast, lobster, crawfish, prawns or shrimp, crabmeat or kidneys for the other meal. Where the Italian breadsticks, the so-called grissini, are not available, one Melba toast may be used instead, though they are psychologically less satisfying. A Melba toast has about the same weight as the very porous grissini which is much more to look at and to chew.
When local conditions or the feeding habits of the population make changes necessary it must be borne in mind that the total daily intake must not exceed 500 calories if the best possible results are to be obtained, that the daily ration should contain 200 grams of fat-free protein and a very small amount of starch.
Just as the daily dose of hCG is the same in all cases, so the same diet proves to be satisfactory for a small elderly lady of leisure or a hard working muscular giant. Under the effect of hCG the obese body is always able to obtain all the calories it needs from the abnormal fat deposits, regardless of whether it uses up 1500 or 4000 per day. It must be made very clear to the patient that he is living to a far greater extent on the fat which he is losing than on what he eats.
Many patients ask why eggs are not allowed. The contents of two good sized eggs are roughly equivalent to 100 grams of meat, but fortunately the yolk contains a large amount of fat, which is undesirable. Very occasionally we allow egg - boiled, poached or raw - to patients who develop an aversion to meat, but in this case they must add the white of three eggs to the one they eat whole. In countries where cottage cheese made from skimmed milk is available 100 grams may occasionally be used instead of the meat, but no other cheeses are allowed.
Per "the Weight Loss Cure Diet", there is a Phase 1 that is not in the original diet by Dr. Simeons. Apparently this Phase was added to ensure you get the best out of Dr. Simeons original diet plan. Phase 1 is 30 Days. This Phase can be done for longer or shorter times and is supposed to rpvide increase energy, mental clarity, increase metabolism, decreasing hunger, decreasig food cravings, alleviating depression, increasing overal health and vitality and flattening of the stomach. This phase has 60 points that are included and suggested to be followed...the first one ticked me off (in the wording. WATER. Fat people are dehydrated. I am all for drinking water, but was it necessary to use "FAT PEOPLE" in the wording? From Water, Walking Extra VIrgin Raw Coconut Oil (for cooking), Colonics (at least 15 over a 30 day period), eat apples, grapefruit, Raw Organic Apple Cider VInegar, use a Colon Cleanse product, Eliminate/Reduce Candida Yeast Overgrowth, take Elotin to assist in insulin abnormality, drink Green tea, take a whole food supplement, COral Calcium, probiotics, do a heavy metal cleanse by taking Pectasol Chelation Complex, drik organic Yerba Mate Tea, Eat breakfast, east 6 times a day, eat dinner before 6pm, eat protein before bed, take Acettyl - L-Canitine, eat hot peppers, use cinnamon, eat salad with lunch and dinner, no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificila sweetners(but you can have in Phase 2???), no MSG, eat only organic beef and dairy, no nitrates, no farm raised fish, no microwaving, limit carbonated drinks, limit ice cold drinks, no fast food, eat 100% organic food, use natural sweeetners, use infrared saunas, get sun, get some sleep, use krill oil, take vitamin E, take digestive enzymes with each meal, do not use lotions or creams, rebound with exercise, get massages, do yoga, use a shower filter, use/wear an Electromagnetic Chaos Eliminator, breathe, reduce air conditioning, avoid florescent lights, drink chamomile tea, take Alpha Calm, use de-stressing cd's, add fiber, eliminate parasites, liver cleanse, lift weights and last but not least (under the care of your medical practitioner) do not take over the counter, non-prescription and prescription drugs.
I was tired just writing above...what you can or can not do for Phase 1....let alone doing it. When you read through it - how can anyone do all this in the 30 days?? Drinking (3) types of teas, colon cleansing and colonics (this is where you would probably lose weight fast), taking tons of supplements for e liver, parasites,digestive enzymes, ets.....
After the HCG diet you will find your appetite has changed, your eating behavior will be changed and your body will, of course, have changed. This is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight. Following the diet, there is a three week maintenance period which is key to keeping the weight off. With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat .
I know I will lose some weight only eating 500 calories and not sure how taking the five HCG drops taken under the tongue 4 times a day will keep me from starving.....My goal here is to see if the dieting with taking the HCG will enable me to stick to this diet and not be starving.
*** DO NOT DO ANY DIET WITHOUT FIRST TAKING TO YOUR DOCTOR***