In Dr Simeons’ founding research and subsequent manuscript, he goes further and explains the Three Kinds of Fat – and the function and reason for each:
“In the human body we can distinguish three kinds of fat:
1. The first is the structural fat which fills the gaps between various organs, a sort of packing material. Structural fat also performs such important functions as bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin smooth and taut.
2. The second type of fat is a normal reserve of fuel upon which the body can freely draw when the nutritional income from the intestinal tract is insufficient to meet the demand. Such normal reserves are localised all over the body. Fat is a substance which packs the highest caloric value into the smallest space so that normal reserves of fuel for muscular activity and the maintenance of body temperature can be most economically stored in this form. Both these types of fat, structural and reserve, are normal, and even if the body stocks them to capacity this can never be called obese.
3. But there is a third type of fat which is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of such fat, and of such fat only, from which the overweight patient suffers. This abnormal fat is also a potential reserve of fuel, but unlike the normal reserves it is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency. It is, so to speak, locked away in a fixed deposit and is not kept in a current account, as are the normal reserves. When an obese patient tries to reduce weight by starving themselves, he will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted the body then begins to burn up structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the patient usually feels so week and hungry that the diet is abandoned.
When an overweight or obese patient tries to reduce caloric intake by starving himself, he will first lose his normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted he begins to burn up structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the patient usually feels so week and hungry that the diet is abandoned.
It is just for this reason that overweight patients complain that when they diet they lose the wrong fat. They feel famished and tired and they feel haggard, but their belly, hips, thighs and upper arms show little improvement. The fat they have come to detest stays on and the fat they need to cover their bones becomes less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they look old and miserable. And this is one of the most frustrating and depressing experiences a human being can undertake”.
The action of hCG is that it allows you to access abnormal fat stores. However let’s be very clear on this next point: hCG alone will not result in weight loss.
Because of its very specific actions within the body, hCG must be combined with a very low calorie diet (VLCD). As the name suggests, this involves intake of small servings of food that contain a low overall number of daily calories. Under normal circumstances this would not be sufficient to sustain normal brain and body functions at optimal levels; however when hCG is circulating in the system the VLCD allows your body to access your fat stores to gain all of the nourishment it requires. Due to this action, the same calorie restriction applies to both males and females, without experiencing any additional hardship.
So when we say that we are only consuming 500 calories on the Four Stage Fat Elimination Cycle, we are actually eating 500 calories but approximately using 2000 calories per day of our fat stores (food we have eaten previously that we were unable to use).
So it is by no means a low fat, low calorie regime. In fact the body is receiving more fat and more calories during the second phase in order to sustain us. This is by no means a dangerous low calorie diet but rather one that allows you to use up the fat stores that should be used up on a regular basis.
When we have excess fat, Leptin is produced in large amounts. The more fat, the more leptin we have and if this continues we become leptin resistant, much like insulin resistance.
When you are leptin resistant the body believes it is starving and so it engages the appetite hormones to make you eat more and more. When you eat more, you continue to put on stored fat which means more leptin which means more appetite. It’s a vicious cycle and it’s important to reduce fat stores in order to be able to control over eating. You see it’s not about will power it is about your bodies need to survive. The abnormal amount of fat stores is what causes the break down in correct communication to the leptin.
By accessing your abnormal fat stores, weight is able to be lost from areas where many of us find frustratingly hard to shift – areas such as the stomach or buttocks, thighs and upper arms, etc. hCG combined with the VLCD not only removes abnormal problem fat deposits, but actually works to replace important structural fat in needed areas, which can work to prevent the haggard or toneless/saggy skin and sunken face that can result from other weight loss programs.