This information is based on the work of Dr. Simeon’s Protocol and his book “Pounds and Inches”, it is designed as a summary, and you are encouraged to read the complete book. Anyone utilizing the MAGIC HCG protocol does so at his/her own risk. Should you have health concerns, please consult your physician before attempting this program.
What is the MAGIC HCG program?
Based upon Dr. Simeon's work as stated in his book Pound and Inches, The MAGIC HCG program helps individuals lose body fat and restore their health to optimal levels. This is one of the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways to lose body fat.
MAGIC HCG has helped thousands of people lose those stubborn pounds. In addition to weight loss, many patients who have completed the MAGIC HCG program also experienced many other health benefits, including a drop in cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
How does MAGIC HCG program help me lose fat?
MAGIC HCG program appears to have an effect on the hypothalamus, signaling the body to release stored fat into the bloodstream. The mobilized fat is then available to be used by the body's cells for nourishment. The MAGIC HCG program helps the release of abnormal fat without affecting structural fat and muscle tissue. You lose fat in those stubborn areas--hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.
What is the Hypothalamus?
This is the vital part of the brain which controls all of the autonomic functions of the body, including breathing, heartbeat, digestion, sleep and the complex functions of the endocrine system. One of the many functions of the endocrine system is regulation and control of your metabolism and weight.
Is it safe to use the MAGIC HCG drops?
Yes, the MAGIC HCG drops are an all-natural formula made with FDA approved ingredients in an FDA certified facility using the highest standards in manufacturing practices.
The MAGIC HCG drops are safe for both men and women.
Do I need to see my doctor before starting the MAGIC HCG program?
You may see your doctor if you feel the need. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, definitely see a doctor. Diabetes patients need to keep a close eye on blood sugar levels and rarely may need a bit more food than what is outlined in the diet.
Is the MAGIC HCG program safe for men and women?
Yes, the MAGIC HCG program is safe for both men and women. Check with you doctor if you have any concerns. If you are a woman and your BMI is lower than 20 it is not recommended for use. Don’t use if you are pregnant or nursing.
How do the MAGIC HCG drops compare with the HCG live hormone injections?
Similar results have been reported. Many people prefer the MAGIC HCG drops over the injections because they get same or better results. The MAGIC HCG program will save you a lot of money over the injections, is much more convenient, and non invasive.
The MAGIC HCG drops are used by placing them under the tongue, an area rich in capillaries, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. The MAGIC HCG drops are manufactured in an FDA registered laboratory in the United States, and is prepared per the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. It does not require a prescription. HCG injections, on the other hand, must be prescribed by a doctor and are administered by a shot into your muscle tissue. The cost of injections is obviously much higher due to the involvement of a doctor a clinic.
Will the low calorie diet slow down my metabolism?
No. On the MAGIC HCG program, the body is told to access and use the stored fat for energy. This eliminates excess fat reserves, so there are no bad effects on your metabolism. The fat is used as fuel and causes a person’s appetite to decrease.
Wouldn’t I lose weight on a low calorie diet without the MAGIC HCG drops?
You would lose weight but may tend to lose more muscle tissue. The decreased muscle mass will cause the metabolism to slow down which makes it easier to gain the weight back. On the MAGIC HCG program, excess fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. The low calorie diet prevents the refilling of the empty fat cells and preserves muscle.
Understand how the body stores and uses fat. Dr. Simeons identified three separate fat stores:
- Normal fat: This type of fat can be likened to a checking account from which the body can easily draw energy or deposit it as needed. Normal fat doesn't take a lot of effort to lose.
- Structural fat: Pads the various organs, protects the arteries and cushions the bony prominences. You don't ever want to lose this fat. It is vital to your health and well being. Yet, on the typical "starvation" diet, this is the fat you lose when the normal fat is depleted.
- Abnormal fat: This is much like a bank safe deposit box, where fat is stored and basically locked away. This fat is very difficult to lose via exercise and calorie restriction, but with the help of MAGIC HCG the body readily pulls fat from these "last resort" fat stores.
If you go on a low calorie diet without the MAGIC HCG drops, the body uses the normal fat and then starts to use the structural fat and muscle. Losing your structural fat and muscle tissue can adversely affect your health and well-being. In addition, "starvation" diets without the MAGIC HCG drops can cause you to be excessively hungry. This is typically not true for those using the MAGIC HCG drops on Dr. Simeons' special low calorie schedule.
Will I starve on the low calorie diet?
On the MAGIC HCG program, the vast majority of our customers indicate they were either not hungry (unlike other diets where they were starving), or they felt in control and surprisingly little hunger and had plenty of energy. That aligns perfectly with Dr. Simeons' theories about the fat-releasing properties of the Pounds and Inches program; in essence, the MAGIC HCG drops are helping you get the majority of energy and calories from stored fat instead of only food in your stomach. Everyone is different - and some report mild hunger or headaches in the first week as their body adjusts - but it has become very clear that the MAGIC HCG program is something very special, something out of the ordinary. It is most definitely NOT just a "low calorie diet". In addition, the MAGIC HCG program starts with a "gorging" phase, which helps load the body with calories to use during transition into the low-calorie phase. People who faithfully follow the protocol as outlined by Dr. Simeons in our materials, and stick to it will see fantastic results. We encourage you to try it and see for yourself. With our money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose except pounds and inches!
How much weight can I expect to lose on the MAGIC HCG program?
The average is 1 to 2 pounds per day in the first week. Thereafter you can expect to lose ½ to 1 lb. per day. You are losing inches as well as pounds. You may not lose every day while your body adjusts. Stick to the plan and you will have success.
Is it hard to keep the weight off when I am off the MAGIC HCG program?
Research shows that 75 – 85% of people who successfully complete the MAGIC HCG program have little difficulty maintaining their new weight. The MAGIC HCG program helps balance and retrain the hypothalamus and modifies how fat is metabolized making it possible to maintain a steady weight.
How do I store the MAGIC HCG drops?
Keep the MAGIC HCG drops away from heat, light, and the microwave. The MAGIC HCG drops have a very long shelf life (5 years).
Where are the MAGIC HCG drops manufactured?
The MAGIC HCG drops are manufactured in an FDA certified facility using the highest standards of manufacturing practices (GMP).
Will the MAGIC HCG drops interfere with any prescribed medications?
The MAGIC HCG drops will not interfere with prescription medication. Consult your doctor if you have concerns before taking the MAGIC HCG drops.
How to I take the MAGIC HCG drops?
Place the drops under the tongue and hold for at least 2 minutes and swallow. Drops come ready to use and require no mixing. The MAGIC HCG drops are NEVER to be injected.
Do I have to exercise while on the MAGIC HCG program?
No. Exercise is not a mandatory part of the MAGIC HCG program. While vigorous exercise may increase the amount of weight you lose while on this plan, it is not a significant increase and is not recommended, because on a low calorie diet you can easily become too exhausted. That leads to discouragement and frustration. However, we do recommend moderate activity for all of the other benefits you receive, including stress relief and cardiovascular health.
If you are already accustomed to exercising at a certain level and would like to continue, do so, but do not over do it. Pay attention to your body's response. Scale down the intensity of the workouts if: (1) you don't have the energy to get through it; (2) you start feeling ill or light headed; (3) you gain weight the next day; or (4) you don't have the energy to get through the day after you work out.
Our suggestion for those who want to exercise is that you walk for 20 to 30 minutes daily. Walking is great exercise and contributes to your health in a variety of ways. It helps relieve stress, keeps the bowels moving, conditions your cardiovascular system, and encourages better blood/oxygen circulation. When you are finished with the MAGIC HCG program and are back on a regular food intake, you can then pick up the intensity of your exercise routines.
Some customers have used 800 calorie and 1200 calorie options so they may continue to moderately exercise while on the MAGIC HCG program. Keep in mind that the best results have been recorded using the described 500 calorie diet. Results may be slower while on the 800 and 1200 calorie diets.
Do I have to take supplements while on the MAGIC HCG program?
Take Vitamin B12 and Potassium daily while on the MAGIC HCG program. Vitamin B12 helps energy levels and Potassium keeps your electrolytes balanced. Dose has not been specified. MAGIC HCG recommends 1000 mcg of B12 and 50 mg Potassium be taken in the morning. If you find your energy decreases in the afternoon, take a second dose. Taking B12 too close to bedtime can disrupt sleep in some individuals. Always purchase good quality supplements. No other vitamins are required. However, you may take supplements that do not contain sugar, starch or oil.
Some customers have substituted whey protein for the protein requirement at meal time. This is a great option for vegetarians. The whey protein should be low carb.
Can I take more MAGIC HCG drops that stated on the bottle?
Take the MAGIC HCG drops as directed on the bottle. If you find yourself hungrier some days, take the drops as many times a day as you need to control your appetite. Or, simply take more drops at dose times.
Can I eat less than my daily food allowance?
Yes, you may eat less than your daily allowance. However, we recommend that you keep eating your daily recommended protein. It will provide adequate energy and help preserve muscle mass.
What can I do if I'm really having a hard time with the low calorie diet?
Some customers have reported great success by adding a whey protein shake made with water in the morning in addition to the MAGIC HCG program guidelines.
What can I do if I experience hunger pangs on the MAGIC HCG program?
Mild hunger pangs may vary from time to time and from person to person and will usually last only a few days at the start of the MAGIC HCG program. Most people have no problem at all – especially if they ate a lot the first 2 days of gorging. Take a few drops of MAGIC HCG as often as you need to keep your appetite under control. If you get hungry the same time each day, you can save one of your fruits to eat at that time. Water, tea or hot fat free broth helps with hunger. A headache for a day during the first week of the diet is common, take a pain killer if you need it, you are detoxifying. The headache will last a day or two and then not return.
What can I do if I'm not losing weight or feel constipated?
Continue taking the drops and drinking plenty of water.
Apple Day: Eat six apples throughout the day. No other food is allowed. This should break the plateau and solve your tummy troubles.
For constipation, try taking magnesium - take enough until you are able to go.
Keep in mind that your inability to go to the bathroom may not mean that you are constipated. You may be simply burning everything you put into your body thus producing no waste.
How long should I be on the MAGIC HCG program?
You should be on this program for the minimum 27 days in order to reset the hypothalamus. If you have more weight to lose after being on the program for 42 days, and you are still losing weight, you may continue on the diet until your reach your goal. Immunity to the MAGIC HCG drops is not a problem like it is with the live hormone injections. If you need a break, revert to Phase 3 for the duration of the break and go back on the 500-calorie diet. There is no need to gorge again. Once you have reached your goal or have decided to end the diet, go to the next phase for 3 weeks.
How do I end the MAGIC HCG program?
The last 3 days of your diet you do not take any MAGIC HCG drops. It takes about 3 days (72 hours) to get the MAGIC HCG drops out of your system. Continue on the 500-calorie diet for the 3 days you are off the MAGIC HCG drops. If you find yourself very hungry by the third day, you make eat a little extra protein. After the MAGIC HCG drops are out of your system, you may revert to Phase 3, increase your calories but have no sugars or starches for 3 weeks. Read labels carefully. If you are not familiar with which foods have sugar and starch, many books and Internet articles will outline these foods.
What is a 'Steak Day' and when do I do it?
Anytime during the stabilization or maintenance period that you gain 2 pounds, the very same day you weigh over, do not eat any food until the evening meal – then eat a large steak cooked in oil or butter and 1 apple or a tomato. The weight should be gone by morning.
What if I develop an aversion to meat?
If you develop an aversion to meat, you may substitute the following single portion on occasion:
- One whole egg mixed with 3 egg whites
- One scoop of low fat and low carbohydrate whey protein powder mixed into water 100g of skimmed milk or fat free cottage cheese
What can I do if I am a vegetarian?
If you are a vegetarian, you may substitute meat for the following single portions:
- One scoop of low fat and low carbohydrate whey protein powder mixed into water
- 100g of skimmed milk or fat free cottage cheese
- 2 cups (500mL) of skim milk
**The average weight loss for vegetarians is about half that of non-vegetarians. This may be due to the absence of animal proteins and high sugar content of milk.
What can I do if I plateau?
You may plateau for 4 to 6 days and this can happen in the second half of the MAGIC HCG diet, especially if a person has been averaging a pound lost per day. A plateau always corrects itself. If you like, you can do an apple day to break the plateau. To do this, drink only enough water to satisfy your thirst and eat only 6 apples during the day. Do this for one day; your weight should drop by morning.
Whether you do an apple day or not, your weight loss will continue as long as you are not making any errors on the MAGIC HCG diet.
What could be a reason for a stall in weight loss?
- If you had maintained a certain weight for a long time in the past, it can take some time to break through this past set point in body weight. Your weight may stay the same for 10 days or more but if you persevere you will break through. This is a dangerous time; the lack of weight loss can certainly test your resolve and weaken you to cheating, which will put you even further behind reaching your goal.
- For women, another reason for a stall is one that occurs a few days before and during the menstrual period and possibly at ovulation. Weight loss will continue once the period is over. It is stated in Pounds and Inches to not take HCG while on your cycle, this only applies to the injection method. Continue on your MAGIC HCG drops every day.
- The most common reason for a stall in weight loss is dietary error. Even the smallest error or cheat can stall weight loss. Recheck your diet, the ingredients in the products you are using, and the weight of your meat. Although salt is not restricted on the MAGIC HCG diet, in order for the body to accommodate 1 teaspoon of salt it requires 1 quart of water. This equates to about 2 pounds of water weight on the scale!
- Insufficient water intake is another reason for a stall. As soon as the body senses it does not have enough water, it will retain water.
What if I feel depressed or down?
A few people actually feel depressed the first week or so while on the MAGIC HCG diet. This is due to withdrawal from sugar. It has now been scientifically proven that sugar addiction is real and withdraw is very real – in a few days your body will break this addiction while on the diet. If you feel down, know what is going on and that it will only last a few days. You will feel so much better once this addiction is broken and your body is in a healthier state.