One of the latest craze in weight loss is the HCG Diet.  Many not only ask What is the hcg diet?  but who invented it?  Well it was not really an invention but a discovery.  The use of hCG in the treatment of obesity was first discovered by the late British Physician, Dr. A. T. W. Simeons.  Dr. Simeons published the first report on this topic in 1954.  Several important factors were noticed during the research of HCG with patients suffering from obesity,  Some of the results noticed was the Dt. Simeons patients did not have any hunger pains, weakness or headaches, irritability or any symptoms people would normal experience when they are on a low calorie diet.  The difference for Dr. Simeons patients is the incorporation of the HCG.

“Pounds and Inches” is a book authored my Dr. Simeons outlining the diet.  All HCG diets are based on the theories outlined in this book.  This makes the book an important read to anyone following the hcg diet.

The HCG diet normally lasts from 26 to 43 days.  The dieter could lose a up to 1 pound a day.  The dieters must remember that there are no HCG injections for the last three days of treatment period. The last three days are important to cleanse out the body before they begin their normal diet.

Developing an immunity to HCG is palpable after 40 days and it is recommended to take a 6 week break before starting another 43 days HCG treatment. The book “Pounds and Inches”  also makes a good script about HCG diet system. The diet plan is properly arranged in the manuscript and can be easily followed by anyone.