Dr. Michael Aruta addresses the cause of obesity in the following article and what can be done to combat the 3 MAIN causes of weight gain. None of these are a deficiency of HCG the hormone produced by pregnant women. The HCG protocol requires a strict, self prepared diet of ONLY 500 calories for approximately 30 days. Since the average person requires 2000 calories per/ day you are creating a 1500 calorie deficit. The average 200 pound woman uses around 2400 calories a day . You do the math . The FDA has recently released a statement that the HCG protocol does not work and that there is no correlation between HCG and increased weight loss. All we can tell you is that eat 500 calories a day is unhealthy and WILL result in large rebound weight gain. Please educate yourself about the 3 reasons MOST people gain weight and know that Iasagenix can help you and has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight, toxins and lead healthier lives, backed by a 30 day money back guarantee.
People don’t gain weight because they have an HCG deficiency so approaching weight loss by taking HCG is illogical. Nor do they gain weight because they have a deficiency in an appetite suppressant medication, or a stomach that is too big or any of the myriad other approaches to weight loss that address just 1 or 2 variables.
People gain weight for many reasons but there are just 3 MAJOR ones & each is easily addressed & modified.
MAJOR REASON #1
People gain weight because they’re malnourished. They eat more calories than they can burn off because they’re constantly hungry & craving because our foods are nutritionally bankrupt. It’s very well documented that our food doesn’t contain nearly as much nutrition as it did just a few generations ago. At the same time our foods have become over-processed to the point where they're now devoid of the nutrients our bodies need to be healthy & allow our natural filter systems to operate well. This causes cravings & constant hunger which lead to overeating, more weight gain & obesity.
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, wrote “19 of 21 of the most prevalent diseases in America are caused by nutritional deficiencies.”
The simple solution to this MAJOR reason for weight gain is to ensure that we’re well nourished by supplementing our diet with a known quantity of hundreds of nutrients that aren’t predictably obtained from our foods. When these nutrients are detected in our blood by our brain, our hunger center is naturally satisfied & we don’t feel hungry. As a result, we can be very well nourished while consuming a low number of calories which promotes healthy body weight & lean muscle mass.
Thin people who don’t supplement are either successfully getting the nutrients they need to be well nourished from food or they’ve developed a mechanism to deal with their hunger & cravings which may or may not be healthy.
Approaching hunger control by flooding the body with nutrients is far healthier & more logical than artificially controlling hunger by ingesting HCG to force the body to burn fat while starving it of nutrition by feeding it a tiny quantity of nutritionally bankrupt “food.”
The HCG diet is the latest diet that forces people into a worsened state of malnutrition. All these programs fail sooner or later because the human body won’t tolerate malnutrition for long before nutritional deficiency diseases become apparent or the dieter stops the program & goes back to their usual eating.
The HCG diet is limited to 6-8 weeks because someone decided that’s the longest people will tolerate malnutrition. Any longer & the dieter on a program such as the HCG diet must choose between death from malnutrition & death from the effects of obesity.
Do you really believe that simply decreasing body fat effectively addresses the #1 cause of weight gain, which is hunger due to malnutrition, & that the HCG dieter will remain thin by eating “healthier?”
MAJOR REASON #2
People gain weight due to obesogens from environmental toxicity.
Wikipedia defines obesogens as “chemical compounds foreign to the body that disrupt normal development & homeostasis of metabolism of lipids, promoting increased accumulation of lipids & adipogenesis that in some cases, can lead to obesity. Obesogens may be functionally defined as chemicals that inappropriately alter lipid homeostasis & fat storage, change metabolic setpoints, disrupt energy balance or modify the regulation of appetite & satiety to promote fat accumulation & obesity.”
These toxins/impurities/obesogens can be cleansed out of the body & kept out via consuming known quantities of nutrients that enable the body to cleanse itself. The HCG diet & all other portion control/malnutrition diets fail to address this MAJOR contributor to weight gain & diseases.
MAJOR REASON #3
People gain weight from chronic dehydration. Adequate hydration with purified water assists the body in maintaining the ideal, slightly alkaline state which is critically important to health & to enable the body to effectively & consistently cleanse out toxic impurities.
None of our bodily systems work optimally well in the face of chronic dehydration & body-wide acidification. Yet, in our culture, we’re conditioned to drink very little water. Instead we drink massive amounts of highly acidic beverages such as coffee, sodas, etc., & we eat huge amounts of meats that acidify & we live acidic lifestyles.
Our bodies must somehow deal with the chronic acidification & one of the first places it looks for a buffer is the calcium in our bones. It should not surprise you to learn that we have dramatically increasing rates of osteoporosis & many other diseases in our culture.