This method of weight reduction was developed by Dr. A T W Simeon and is based on the theory that there are three types of fat – the first two are the necessary fat supporting the kidneys, cushioning the arteries etc, and the fat for fuel which is localised all over the body. The third type is surplus fat which accumulates in the typical areas and causes obesity. Fat deposits of this kind are relatively “fixed” and not easily available to the body as fuel. Hence on the “starvation diet” method that attacks the easily available, necessary fat, the patient suffers fatigue, becomes haggard, their skin begins to wrinkle and they lose fat from the wrong areas.
Dr. Simeon discovered that human chorionic gonadotrophin – hCG – attacks “fixed” fat first, and injections of diluted hCG combined with a 500 calorie diet means that the patient loses the “right” fat without becoming fatigued, because the hCG triggers the movement of “fixed” fat enabling it to be burned off as fuel. This leaves the normal fat reserves not only unaffected but actually restored so that the patient has a fresh, healthy appearance.