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HCG Diet – Stay Away From This Weight Loss Disaster

2011 February 23
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by Alan

Crazy weight loss plans come and go, but unfortunately some of the scammy or bad ones just don’t seem to go away. The HCG diet is one such case. HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy but can be found in both men and women. During pregnancy HCG signals a woman’s body to metabolize fat thus bringing nutrients into the placenta and essentially feeding the baby and giving it the nutrition it needs to grow properly.

The natural hormone HCG has been taken and made into an injectable form and is supposed to act as an appetite suppressant. Along with taking these hormone injections, dieters are urged to go on a 500 calorie a day diet which is just plain dangerous and frankly, stupid. Your body was not designed to survive on 500 calories of food a day. This tiny amount of caloric intake is not even enough food energy to allow you body to function normally. Anyone can lose weight on a 500 calorie a day diet without the use of some injection. Honestly, consuming 500 calories a day is not dieting, it is starvation.

Dr Oz recently took a look at this diet and basically said that there is no validity to the claims that the HCG hormone is effective in helping you lose weight. He said that you can also find HCG drops on the Internet, but that they are actually illegal. You also have to watch out for scam artists selling HCG drops that don’t really have any of the hormone in them.

It is also interesting to not that HCG is a banned substance in major league baseball because the hormone supposedly helps steroid users lessen the side effects of coming off of steroid use. The hormone also has a long list of side effect itself that should make anyone want to stay away from it.

The HCG diet is a loser. Do yourself a favor and don’t get involved in it.

There are plenty of other diets on out blog we’ve reviewed such as Fat Loss 4 Idiots, The Truth About Abs and the FBF Diet Plan that are much more effective and don’t involve taking and potions that have not effect and may even turn out to be dangerous.

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