The hypothalamus gland (sometimes spelled hypothalmus) is located in the center of the brain, it regulates certain body activities by linking the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland.
The main role of the hypothalamus gland is to regulate the thyroid metabolic rate and energy (fat) stores. Several specialists contend that we are all genetically predisposed to sustain a particular weight range. In spite of this, those who pursue an HCG protocol will enjoy the overwelming benefits of being able to permanently reset your hypothalamus set-points to a reduced weight.
Your appetite is controled by the hypothalamus combinations of many hormones tell the hypothalamus to regulate a multitude of bodily functions, body temperature, emotions, thirst and hunger are just a few of those body functions that the hypothalamus controls.
You can influence your hypothalamus by controlling the kinds of foods you eat so in turn you control the kinds of hormones that affect the hypothalamus. Therefore you can "reset the hypothalamus" and what it tells your body to do, which if done correctly results in a loss of weight.
According to Kevin Trudeau in his book the The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You to Know About, when you follow the Weight Loss Cure Protocol you can lose those unwanted pounds without the hunger and cravings that are normally associated with dieting. You will learn how to increase your metabolism, which in turn will restructure your body, and eliminate those "problem area" fat reserves that concentrate in the hips, thighs, buttocks and belly. According to Kevin you could loose as much as a pound per day like he did himself!
So If the protocol is so good why don't you see Kevin advertise his Weight Loss book on TV anymore? Fair question, the reason is the FDA issued an injunction against Kevin restricting him from using the term "Weight Loss Cure" so he can no longer sell it via his signature TV infomercials. Kind of makes you wonder about the last half of Kevins book title doesn't it, The Weight Loss Cure "They Don't Want You To Know About" ?
That being said however Kevin was promoting the Dr. Simeons' HCG Diet protocol which still exists and is being used successfully around the world including the United States!
You may also want to check out the Hcg Dieters Gourmet Cookbook an essential companion book to go along with your protocol. One thing I found out being on the protocol myself is you run out of variety to your everyday cooking. This Cookbook Offers Flavorful Alternatives To An Otherwise Boring Diet. All Recipes Are Specially Designed To Be Compatible With the Dr. Simeons Hcg Diet Protocol and Popularized By Kevin Trudeau.