Dr. A.T.W. Simeons is a British doctor who invented the HCG diet in the 1950s. An expert in obesity, Dr. Simeons worked for years on different methods that could help people to lose weight. When Dr. Simeons published his diet manuscript extolling the virtues of HCG as an aid to lose excess weight, he had no idea how well it would catch on. As of today, there have been over 100,000 people who have been helped with the HCG diet plan.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG as it is typically referred to, is a hormone that is produced by the placenta and is considered potentially helpful with a full range of medical conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, asthma and more. The use of HCG as an obesity treatment has been scrutinized greatly, but has overall received the favorable opinion of dieters and weight loss doctors.
Dr. A.T.W. Simeons was born in London and received his medical education in Germany. After Dr. Simeons earned his medical degree, he decided to specialize in endocrinology. Tropical diseases like leprosy and malaria captivated Dr. Simeons. He practiced for a couple of years in Africa and then moved on to India where he remained for over twenty years.
Dr. Simeons treated patients with pituitary issues that caused obesity and because of this; he changed his mind about obesity being caused only by eating large meals a few times a day rather than snacking throughout the day. In 1954, Dr. Simeons published a research report that indicated obesity was caused by faulty regulatory mechanisms within the body that caused them to become overweight regardless of the amount of food they ate.
Within this report Dr. Simeons went on to state that obesity itself is not a disease, but a condition of another disorder. People who are overweight due to the faulty regulatory mechanism in their body would simply be unable to lose weight by normal means. These people’s body would only see a restriction of calories as a period of “famine” and would therefore begin to store all food as fat reserves.
When first published, Dr. Simeons had such an outpouring of interest from other doctors who wanted to learn his method that he simply could not fit them all into his clinic at one time! Dr. Simeons’ research has been reviewed and corroborated by many other doctors throughout the years. The HCG diet has received a tremendous amount of attention in recent years because of its effectiveness at helping dieters lose large amounts of unwanted weight in a short amount of time. It also helps patients to keep that weight off long term.
In Dr. Simeons time the only way to administer HCG was by injection. Today HCG drops give you the effectiveness of HCG injections, but also the convenience of taking it orally.
To read from Dr. Simeons famous book, pounds and inches,click here.