Why do WE call it the last diet ever? Because, if you follow this protocol exactly, you may lose up to a pound a day, for some people, even more. hCG therapy, in conjunction with a low calorie diet, will help reshape the contour of your body and help positively affect the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls your metabolism) to make it easier to maintain your new healthy weight without ever having to suffer through yet another diet or weight loss program again!
The Last Diet Ever protocol is based on research done over a twenty year period by Dr. A.T.W.Simeons. He believed that “the tendency to accumulate abnormal fat is a very definite metabolic disorder” and that “overeating is a result of the disorder, not its cause.”
In other words, if you are overweight, it may not be because you have been overeating. It is much more likely that you are overeating because of an underlying metabolic problem that has caused you to process food differently than people who are thin.
Here is Dr. Simeons’ program in a nutshell:
We have three kinds of fat:
- Structural (supportive and protective fat, such as on the bottoms of our feet, around our kidneys and other organs, and under the skin).
- Normal fuel reserves which we draw on whenever we need extra energy (spread throughout the body).
- Abnormal fat stores (belly, hips, thighs, upper arms, etc.) which are fiercely guarded by the body and only release when you are starving or pregnant.
~The release of abnormal fat is controlled by a structure in the brain called the “hypothalamus”
~hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a protein made in the body by pregnant women
~The role of hCG is to support the pregnancy and to release these fat stores to feed the developing fetus
~Daily injections of hCG in non-pregnant individuals (including men!) will signal the brain to start using up the fat store. You will begin to release thousands of calories into your blood stream where they are metabolized by your body. These calories saturate your blood so you don’t feel hungry.
~hCG protects the healthy fat and provides a continuous supply of calories to your body so the starvation survival adaptations do not kick in.
~The body can accommodate about 500 more calories a day from your intestinal tract. Therefore, a diet of 500 calories a day (and only 500 calories) on days that you have an injection will cause your body to lose up to a pound — and for some people even more — per day.
~If you follow the protocol exactly as described for at least 28 days, and then add foods back one at a time, you will be able to find out what foods cause you to gain weight. By then avoiding these foods in particular, and high glycemic foods in general, your body will adjust to this new weight and you will then be able to maintain that new weight indefinitely.
In essence, there are three components to this program:
- Weight Loss: VLCD/hCG injection
- 4 week stabilizing phase
- Lifetime maintenance
Dr. Simeons worked on this program for over twenty years. He experimented with many foods and food combinations to determine what foods anyone and everyone can eat that do not cause weight gain when eaten in reasonable amounts.
He included in his list only the foods that no one gained weight or failed to lose weight when they were included in their daily intake. He evaluated hundreds of foods and developed a very strict protocol. More recent modifications of his protocol have been developed and the list of foods has been expanded.
At Last Diet Ever, we recommend that you follow his original protocol for the first two weeks. This will allow you to see what your baseline reaction is to the hCG, i.e. how much weight you lose each day when you follow the program to the letter. For the remainder of your protocol, you can expand your choices by trying one new food each day and then seeing how much you lose. If you lose the same as you did on the strict protocol, then that food is okay for you. If you don’t lose but you don’t gain either, that food should be reserved for your maintenance diet. If you gain, even a half pound, that food should not be eaten.