Human chorionic gonadotropin is nothing new.
This naturally occurring hormone has been used in scientific circles since the 1950s – as a fertility treatment, as a marker for tumors and as a weight loss supplement. The latter has become more popular in recent years, as the CDC continues to depress us with obesity statistics: 35.5% of women, 32.2% of men and 16.9% of children.
What Is The HCG Diet?
The human chorionic gonadotropin diet system includes taking a low dose of HCG to boost your current HCG level, along with adhering to a strict 500 calorie diet. Marketers of this diet promise you can lose fat to the tune of 20-30 pounds in one month, without tasteless, expensive pre-packaged foods or endless repetitions of exercises to lose belly fat.
Does It Work?
Naturally, if you cut your calories down from 2,000 to 500, you’re going to experience fat loss, plain and simple. The addition of the hormone is designed to prevent your body from going into starvation mode and storing everything you eat in the emergency fat bank. If you’re really in a pinch and you have an impending deadline – say, a wedding date, vacation, or awards ceremony – you will, in all likelihood, lose weight quickly.
Are There Any Cons?
On the downside, the human chorionic gonadotropin diet system isn’t recommended for long-term use, since it is so incredibly restrictive of calories. A normal, everyday diet should not go below 1,200 calories for women and 1,500 calories for men. There has been no evidence that HCG is unsafe, but it has yet to gain FDA approval for weight loss.
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