ATW Simeons

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Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, MD. Award winning endocrinologist and leading authority on medical weight loss. In 1954, he published a manuscript called "Pounds and Inches" and a paper in the Lancet on his theories, outlining his protocol for weight loss using the hormone, HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. Read Pounds and Inches.

Dr. Simeons’ Manuscript Forward

Pounds & Inches A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY BY:  DR. A.T.W. SIMEONS SALVATOR MUNDI INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL 00152 – ROME VIALE MURA GIANICOLENSI, 77   FOREWORD This book discusses a new interpretation of the nature of obesity, and while it does not advocate yet another fancy slimming diet it does describe a method of treatment which… read more »

Pounds and Inches: Cholesterol

The exact extent to which the blood cholesterol is involved in hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure and coronary disease is not as yet known, but it is now widely admitted that the blood cholesterol level is governed by diencephalic mechanisms. The behavior of circulating cholesterol is therefore of particular interest during the treatment… read more »

Appetite-reducing Drugs

We hardly ever use amphetamines, the appetite-reducing drugs such as Dexedrin, Dexamil, Preludin, etc., as there seems to be no need for them during the HCG treatment. The only time we find them useful is when a patient is, for impelling and unforeseen reasons, obliged to forego the injections for three to four days and… read more »

Fluctuations In Weight Loss

After the fourth or fifth day of dieting the daily loss of weight begins to decrease to one pound or somewhat less per day, and there is a smaller urinary output. Men often continue to lose regularly at that rate, but women are more irregular in spite of faultless dieting. There may be no drop… read more »

First Days of Treatment

On the day of the third injection it is almost routine to hear two remarks. One is: “You know, Doctor, I’m sure it’s only psychological, but I already feel quite different”. So common is this remark, even from very skeptical patients that we hesitate to accept the psychological interpretation. The other typical remark is: “Now… read more »

Vitamins and Anemia

Sooner or later most patients express a fear that they may be running out of vitamins or that the restricted diet may make them anemic. On this score the physician can confidently relieve their apprehension by explaining that every time they lose a pound of fatty tissue, which they do almost daily, only the actual… read more »

Faulty Dieting

Few patients will take one’s word for it that the slightest deviation from the diet has under HCG disastrous results as far as the weight is concerned. This extreme sensitivity has the advantage that the smallest error is immediately detectable at the daily weighing but most patients have to make the experience before they will… read more »

Vegetarians

Strict vegetarians such as orthodox Hindus present a special problem, because milk and curds are the only animal protein they will eat. To supply them with sufficient protein of animal origin they must drink 500 cc. of skimmed milk per day, though part of this ration can be taken as curds. As far as fruit,… read more »

“Making Up the Calories”

Excerpt from the Original HCG Diet Manuscript:  Pounds and Inches by Dr. Simeons. The diet used in conjunction with HCG must not exceed 500 Calories per day, and the way these Calories are made up is of utmost importance. For instance, if a patient drops the apple and eats an extra breadstick instead, he will… read more »