HCG Diet

The HCG diet has become more and more popular lately, so I wanted to warn you in case you hadn’t heard of it yet or were thinking of doing it.  I know it’s also used as a fertility drug and is beneficial in that sense, but I’m not talking about that here.  I’m strictly talking about using HCG drops as a weight loss tool.  Basically, you can take injections of the hormone HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin, or you can put drops of it under your tongue.  The hormone is supposed to release fat stores to be burned for energy, which will cause you to lose lots of weight and lots of fat.  Sounds pretty good, right?  You don’t even have to exercise.  Just put some drops under your tongue every day and you’re good to go.

It sounds too good to be true.  But don’t get fooled.  What you might not find out right away up front is the advised diet that is supposed to accompany you taking these drops or injections.  What is advised is a 500 calorie diet.  So you take these drops and only eat 500 calories a day, and you’re supposed to lose 2-5 pounds a week.  Did you catch that, though?  You only get to eat 500 calories a day!  That’s absurd!  And if you end up gaining more than 2 lbs. in a day, they advise you have a “steak day”.  Where you only drink liquids for breakfast and lunch, and then have a big steak for dinner.  So if you’re 500 calorie diet is too much, just throw in a steak day so you can jump start your weight loss again.  This is just ridiculous!

So what’s really happening?  You’re starving yourself!!  Of course you’re going to lose weight if you only eat 500 calories a day, nobody is questioning that.  And yes, your long-term fat reserves will get burned up because your body needs something to use for energy.  All the HCG drops are really doing is suppressing your appetite.  So you just won’t feel like you’re starving yourself.  If you don’t take the drops or miss a day you will feel those hunger pangs that you should be feeling because nobody should be living on 500 calories a day.

Does it help people lose weight?  Sure it does.  But can starving yourself really be good for you?  And what happens after you stop taking the drops and then go back to eating normally?  You gain all the weight right back!  Now your appetite is no longer suppressed, so you go back to your old bad eating habits and put all the weight (if not more) back on.  Which is actually very smart from the HCG marketer’s standpoint.  It just gets people to think that the drops actually work.  What they don’t realize is that they’re only losing weight because they are starving themselves.

In my opinion, this is extremely dangerous.  If you’re only eating 500 calories a day, there is no way your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, it’s just not possible.  And to be starving your body for that long is just not healthy.  And forget about exercising or doing any type of manual work because I’m sure you would just pass out.  And if all of that isn’t bad enough, the HCG drops and injections are actually made from pregnant women’s urine.  Obviously it’s not just a bottle of urine, but the fact that it is derived from that just kinda grosses me out.  Personally, I am disgusted that doctors would back the HCG diet, but sadly, many do.  I don’t know how they can justify a 500 calorie diet being healthy for anyone.  So I just wanted to warn you in case you were thinking of doing it.  Stay away from this!  Healthy weight loss consists of eating well and exercising, so don’t fall for this gimmick.

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