“What’s Up With The Weight gain?”
-by Sherrill Sellman, ND
Like so many women, the mid-life middle spread seemed to have sneaked up on me. I knew I had just emerged from 2 years of major life changes with its accompanying stress. Well, really, to be totally honest, MAJOR STRESS! However, I was not at all prepared for my doctor’s rather blunt comment.
Rather tactlessly he asked; “What has happened to you? You look like you are six months pregnant.”
Now I knew I had been carrying some extra cortisol-induced weight around the midriff, but I guess denial is a really wonderful thing. I really didn’t think I was that much overweight. Certainly not enough to look six months pregnant! But, stepping onto his scale really lifted the veil of illusion from my eyes!
As women, weight gain is the bane of our existence. Culturally, we suffer from a fat phobia. Putting our vanity aside, extra-weight – just 10 pounds– is a serious health hazard.
Whether we like it or not, the older we get the less efficient our body becomes at detoxifying, maintaining a dynamic metabolism, balancing hormones and managing blood sugar. All of these issues can add to an ever upward-creeping weight. Popular drugs also play their part.
It is well acknowledged that HRT, anti-depressants, statin drugs, and blood pressure medications all list weight gain as side effects!
I have not been immune from this obsession with body image. There were times when I have been thin. And then there were times when I have been fat. I dieted and fasted and cleansed and starved and exercised until I was blue in the face!
Over the years I refined my nutritional regime. I basically ate a gluten-free, sugar-free, soda-free, processed-food free, organic food diet. I exercised (sometimes). I made the extra effort to manage my stress levels. I took my nutritional supplements. I did my best to my hormones. I made sure to get to bed at a decent hour (going to bed after 11 pm and getting less than 7 hours can increase weight).
I thought I was doing everything right but my weight loss was stalled. I couldn’t get it to budge. . My waist had disappeared and my clothes were mysteriously shrinking, as they kept feeling increasingly uncomfortable.
I was baffled. I felt defeated, not to mention depressed and frustrated. What’s a girl to do?
Getting to the Real Cause for Stacking on Those Pounds
One day, a chance comment about a new kind of weight loss approach changed my life. I was introduced to a new protocol based upon the work of the brilliant British endocrinologist, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons (d. 1970), who committed 30 years of his life to seeking the answer to the underlying cause of obesity. His research led him to investigate the links between endocrinology, obesity and psychosomatic disorders.
Dr. Simeons finally concluded that the problem of obesity is to be found within the part of the brain called the diencephalon, a complex of structures that includes the thalamus and hypothalamus. It is particularly the compromised function of the hypothalamus that is at the origin of the problem.
The main function of this master gland is homeostasis, or maintaining the body’s status quo. Ultimately the hypothalamus can control every endocrine gland in the body. It also regulates other factors such as blood pressure, body temperature, fluid, carbohydrate cravings, electrolyte balance, and body weight.
It appears that our 21st-century lifestyle is a serious threat to a healthy, well-functioning hypothalamus.
An imbalance of the hypothalamus results in intense and constant hunger, slow metabolism, and excessive and abnormal storing of fat in abnormal fat reserves known as problem, disfiguring areas in the abdomen, hips, thighs, waist and various fat pads placed around the body.
Dr. Simeons then proceeded to find the solution. Based on his previous medical experience, he discovered that a hormone called, hCG (human chorionic Gonadotropin) which is made by both women and men, signals the body to mobilize fat reserves.
The use of hCG was the key that could safely and successfully reset a dysregulated hypothalamus and give the proper instructions to the body to release stored fat reserves, i.e. toxic, belly fat. In fact, Dr. Simeons found that under the command of HCG, these fats reserves would be transformed into 3000 calories a day of energy and nutrition.
This occurs because the message of hCG is to release reserves of long-term stored fat. That’s the ugly fat that we struggle so hard to rid ourselves of. It’s the fat that is stored in our abdomen, thighs and hips. This is also the fat that accumulates as fat pads in our arms, knees, back and neck.
While this is exactly the fat that we most want to get rid of, normal dieting just doesn’t touch it. The body seems to hold on to it for dear life as part of its survival strategy. The first to go when we start dieting is water, muscle and subcutaneous fat – the fat that gives shape to our face and fullness to our breasts. No wonder most diets result in saggy and toneless skin.
But the HCG protocol is totally different. It releases ONLY the long term stored fat. It actually helps the body to properly redistribute weight. So on the hCG program you not only lose kilos, you lose centimeters! But, with no sagging…no loose skin. In fact, it actually helps to tone your body.
And the most amazing thing is that Dr. Simeons program allowed people to lose approximately a pound a day! While most weight loss programs consider the loss of 1-2 pounds a week a great success, the hCG program enables people to lose as much as a pound a day…not to mention the melting of inches!
The real bonus of this program is the benefit to the body’s metabolism. When the program is followed precisely, you are able to regain a healthy metabolism by actually increasing your basal metabolic rate. This is key to making sure your weight will stay off. ”Yo-Yo-ing” can then become a thing of the past.
This amazing hormone has become the key to one of the most successful permanent fat loss and resculpting programs ever created.
A Skeptic’s Experience
While Dr. Simeons original program revolved around injections of HCG, I learned that there was another hCG option. This involved using a homeopathic version of hCG. Homoeopathic hCG achieves the same results as the medically prescribed hCG injection. Homeopathy, a 200-year-old healing approach, is based on the emerging science of energy medicine that imprints the energy of a substance without using the actually physical substance.
To say I was skeptical would be an understatement! But, nothing ventured, nothing gained. And I was assured that the homeopathic drops were absolutely safe and effective. .
So, I decided to give it a try.
Using the hCG homeopathic drops along with following the “Simeons protocol” of specific foods in specific amounts for a specific period of time, I embarked on this experiment. The best part of all, this program requires no specific exercise routines nor expensive eating plans and/or special dietary formulas.
Now for most of us, stepping onto a scale to weigh in is equivalent to engaging in an extreme masochistic act. However, on this hCG program, it was closer to a religious experience for me. I would step on the scale each morning and literally discover that a half a kilo of my fat had literally dematerialized from my body overnight….just as Dr. Simeons promised.
But it wasn’t only about the kilos. It was also the centimeters!
My old clothes were literally falling off of me….and best of all, I wasn’t hungry and .my energy was off the charts!
Before my very eyes I saw my body transforming. The midriff disappeared and my hips and thighs have morphed into the reincarnation of my thin 16-year-old shape! An accomplishment I never thought possible in this lifetime!
And wonders of wonders – my muscle tone actually improved!
During this 23-day protocol, I lost 15 pounds and 2 dress sizes! I then followed this round with a second go. I transformed a bulging 165 pounds and size 12 body into 139 pounds, easily donning a pair of size 6 jeans. I thought I had died and gone to heaven!
The most impressive part of this amazing program was that by resetting my hypothalamus and my metabolism, my weight has not varied more than 2 pounds ….and that was four years ago.
It appears that Dr. Simeons was right. By improving metabolic functioning on the hCG program, there is a greater likelihood that this new weight loss is here to stay.
Since venturing into the hCG world, I have assisted over 1200 people to successfully benefit from this protocol.
Beyond the kilos and centimeters, there are tremendous health gains, chronic pain disappears, blood sugar and blood pressure levels normalize, cholesterol improves, diabetes heals, sleep and mood improve, energy increases, skin tone rejuvenates, hormones get balanced, and food cravings disappear.
It’s not often that a weight loss program can deliver such fabulous results. In fact, there is no other weight loss program that I know of that can safely release long-term fat reserves or reset the hypothalamus for ongoing weight maintenance.
In fact, there is no other weight loss program that I know of that can safely release long-term fat reserves as well as reset the hypothalamus for ongoing weight maintenance.
Could Dr. Simeons’ discovery really be the solution for the growing obesity epidemic with all of the accompanying chronic health problems? Heath practitioners throughout Europe and the Unites States think so. The Simeons protocol is surging in popularity because it truly delivers even more than it promises.
I have no doubt that in our diet-crazed world of people desperately seeking solutions this truly is the ultimate program for fat loss and body-resculpting.
Fortunately, for an over-weighted world, Dr Simeons’ discovery finally offers a safe, affordable and effective solution to this global obesity crisis…….
Thank you, Dr. Simeons, for this answer to our prayers.
Sherrill Sellman, N.D., Naturopathic Doctor (Board Certified in Integrative Medicine), is an educator, women’s natural health expert, psychotherapist , radio host, and journalist. Dr. Sellman is the best-selling author of Hormone Heresy: What Women MUST Know, and The Return of the Ancient Seed and The Promise of hCG :How to Banish Fat, Resculpt Your Body and Rebalance Your Metabolism.. Her professional credentials and commitment to an integrative healing approach extends over a 30-year period. To learn more about Dr. Sellman’s comprehensive hCG program called The Ultimate Fat loss Program visit www.whatwomenmustknow.com
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