Posted by Leanne Mennemeier on 17th Aug 2017
Dr. Simeons wrote, “Most women find it hard to believe that fats, oils, creams, and ointments applied to the skin are absorbed and interfere with weight reduction by HCG just as if they had been eaten. This almost incredible sensitivity to even such very minor increases in nutritional intake is a peculiar feature of the HCG method.”
Because of the body’s “incredible sensitivity” to oils and fats, either put IN or ON the body when HCG is present, a person should be mindful of everything that comes into contact with the skin as well as everything that is eaten. Did you ever read the label of a product that gets applied to the skin like hydrocortisone cream and notice that it says to “consult your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication”? In the past, I noticed that warning on some boxes and dismissed it thinking “There they go again…overboard with warnings! How in in the world could something that gets rubbed on the skin affect a pregnant person?” My question was answered a few years later when I learned about and participated in the HCG Diet Protocol.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and an adult, on average, has 22 square feet of skin which weighs about eight pounds. When HCG is present in the system, either naturally due to pregnancy or because a person is taking HCG to aid with fertility, weight loss, etc., the skin acts different. The pregnant body was designed to provide nutrition for a growing baby and since mothers-to-be commonly suffer from morning sickness and nausea, the body fights to obtain nourishment (calories) anyway it can, including absorption through the skin. When the skin of a person with HCG in his or her system absorbs fats and oils, the body is getting nutritional value, translation – extra calories! For example, a customer of ours, who was doing very well on the diet, had dry skin and decided to apply cocoa butter over her entire body. She was UP 4 pounds the next day as a result!
Extra calories on the HCG Diet will usually keep the diet from working properly. Why? The HCG Diet works because when the body is on very-low calorie intake, it is forced to tap into abnormal fat deposits for the nutrition that it needs. The result is rapid weight loss, especially from the “problem” areas of the body where the abnormal weight accumulates.
Now that you know why you shouldn’t use most regular lotions, you’re probably wondering what products you can use to moisturize your skin. At Pounds and Inches Away, we advise a person on the HCG Diet to use only mineral oil, baby oil or 100% aloe gel (with no Vitamin E or other additives). We also recommend using the Tiffalina’s oil-free products that we sell on our website, since this line of products was formulated specifically for the HCG Protocol. My final word of advice…closely monitor what goes in your mouth and on your skin because the HCG Diet is a “touchy" one.
Proteins are the essential building blocks for muscle, cartilage, bones, blood, and skin, and they're crucial for weight management. Protein helps your body build and repair tissues as well as make enzymes and hormones. But how much protein does a body need? The average adult needs 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day, according to Harvard [...]
If you’ve done your homework on the HCG Diet Protocol, you probably know that the protocol consists of 1. taking hcg and 2. following a very specific diet. Your research may also describe how a large amount of hcg is present in a woman’s body during pregnancy and that one of the functions of the hcg is to allow [...]
A balanced diet is essential for good health regardless of the parts in your pants. But women have some special nutritional needs that can help us keep our energy levels up, prevent devastating diseases, and promote healthy, beautiful skin. Here are the most essential nutrients you need for the best possible health, along with the superfoods that contain them.Calcium and Vitamin [...]
Are you overwhelmed when you step on the scale these days or is that something you avoid until it is annual physical time at the doctor’s office? Many people who need to lose a lot of weight perceive it as such a formidable task that they can’t wrap their head around it enough to even take that first step. [...]
Phase 2/VLCD Tip of the MonthIf you or someone close to you is an avid hunter, then you will be pleased to know that participants who have tested using venison meat on the Very Low Calorie Diet have seen good, consistent weight loss! Phase 3/Maintenance Tip of the Month It may be surprising to learn how [...]
With birthdays, vacations, and other events coming up, you might be tempted to cheat on the HCG Diet. If you are going to cheat, there is a 'right-way' to do it. It's called a "Planned Break" and it's used to minimize the effects of cheating on the HCG Diet.KEEP IN MIND: For the best results [...]
Try a simple Google search of “quick weight loss” and you’ll find hundreds of results with varying degrees of success. Today, many dieters are looking for that one solution that is quick, easy and painless. As the HCG diet grows in popularity due to its promise and delivery of weight loss, many are turning to [...]
1 bag HCG Maintenance Miracle Noodles2 eggs3 tbsp unsweeted cocoa powder1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp vanilla2 packets stevia1/8 tsp saltTo start this HCG maintenance recipe you will need to prepare the Miracle Noodles according to package instructions, let cool, and dry.Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees. If you do not dry the miracle noodles well enough, you will [...]
While all of us are “created equal”, that unfortunately does not mean that our bodies look the same, much less function the same. Our bodies can be very different from each other and, therefore, can respond very differently to diet plans, medications, supplements, and exercise. As a plus, our beloved HCG Diet often serves as a thorough detoxification program. However [...]