Fat on the Move
Remembering this, it occurred to me that the change in shape could only be explained by a movement of fat away from abnormal deposits on the hips, and if that were so there was just a chance that while such fat was in transition it might be available to the body as fuel. This was easy to find out, as in that case, fat on the move would be able to replace food. It should then he possible to keep a obese patient on a severely restricted
diet without a feeling of hunger, in spite of a rapid loss of weight. I found that as long as such patients were given small dally doses of the Second chance hormone they could comfortably go about their usual occupations on a diet of only 500 Calories daily and lose an average of about one pound per day. It was also perfectly evident that only abnormal fat was being consumed, as there were no signs of any depletion of normal fat. Their skin remained fresh and turgid, and gradually their figures became entirely normal. The daily administration of the Second chance hormone appeared to have no side-effects other than beneficial ones.
From this point it was a small step to try the same method in all forms of obesity. It took a few hundred cases to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the mechanism operates in exactly the same way and seemingly without exception in every case of obesity. I found that, though most patients were treated in the outpatients department, gross dietary errors rarely occurred. On the contrary, most patients complained that the two meals of 250 calories each were more than they could manage, as they continually had a feeling of just having had a large meal.
Just as the daily dose of the Second chance hormone is the same in all cases, so the same diet proves to be satisfactory for a small elderly lady of leisure or a hard working muscular giant. Under the effect of the Second chance hormone the obese body is always able to obtain all the calories it needs from the abnormal fat deposits. regardless of whether it uses up 1500 or 4000 per day. It must be made very clear to the patient that he Is living to a far greater extent on the fat which he is losing than on what he eats.