In the early 1927, scientists found that the urine of pregnant contains a hormone substance not usually present aside from the pregnancy period. Human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG represented one the first signs of the modern pregnancy test we know today, and still, doctors check the urine, looking for signs of the hCG hormone as a method to determine pregnancy. The doctors also monitor the hCG levels (together with other tests) regularly in pregnant women to check for any problems during the pregnancy and to predict a healthy birth.
HCG has many functionalities and benefits, but one thing it does is for sure. The HCG ensures that a fetus in development receives the needed calories and nutrients for further growth, almost not dependent of the calorie intake of the pregnant women in the early months of the pregnancy when the fetus is still in the early stages of development.
The thing is, we aren’t ravenous for bad foods with a lot of fat for no reason at all. The human body wants to maximize the calorie intake in case days with no food are coming. In women, the excess fat tends to store in some areas like the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs. Once they get pregnant, the fat from all of these areas is relocated because of the presence of the HCG hormone, and then, the fat from all of the body is traveling to the fetus. Because of this, when a pregnant woman stops consuming enough of the food needed for the fetus to grow, her fat reserves will be enough.
The HCG hormone is produced in smaller quantities by the body of a woman early in the pregnancy. These levels of HCG in the body have their peak at approximately 13 weeks of the woman’s pregnancy. After that time, these levels levels gradually decrease till the birth of the baby when they come almost to zero. The presence of HCG in pregnant women occur in the time when they would be least likely to know that they are pregnant, and therefore least likely to be knowingly trying to consume more food to sustain the pregnancy.
During a research in the early 1930s one doctor, Dr. Simeons, noticed that the boys that are being treated with the hCG hormone for underdeveloped, were also losing weight when they were eating less without any hunger pangs. Dr. Simeons’ interests in HCG soon transformed to its potential as a diet method, and after nearly 20 years of researching, he wrote and published a book explaining its effects and benefits, and developed a dietary plan for using the hormone drug as a tool to lose weight.