Hcg diet

Before we dig deep into Hcg diet, we first need to understand what hcg, and perhaps most people have heard about it in relation to weight loss.

Well, Hcg stands for Human Chlorionic Gonadotropin which is a naturally produced hormone by the placenta in expectant woman. However the Hcg used or administered in the Hcg diet arena is a variation of the Hcg form used for fertility treatments and in a much smaller quantity.

Hcg are basically used for the medical purposes and its natural, and created in the laboratories from sterile cells and not extracted from women.

Hcg diet

Hcg diet is a weight loss regime that is claimed to have helped thousands of overweight individuals to lose 1 to 3 lbs per day, based on 500 calorie per diet also known as the VLCD ( Very low calorie diet) which is combined with a minimal intake of Hcg.

Personally I can not bear witness to whether Hcg diet does works or not since I have never used it myself neither people that I know of. It is important for anyone who wants to lose weight to be really careful of available regiments today out there that promise instant weight loss which sounds unrealistic and might be harmful to your health.

I believe a change of lifestyle like avoiding saturated fats ,unhealthy junk food, carbonated drinks and sedentary lifestyle is a road map to a healthy weight and lifestyle by eating more fruits and vegetables, polyunsaturated fats, whole grains like rice , pasta, brown bread, legumes like beans, lentils, choosing water above all drinks, exercising are the best option and further more you need to learn how to manage stress.

There are various available weight loss and dieting programs you can take advantage of and especially for those busy with their lives and tight schedules and can't have enough time to prepare meals such as ediets, diet to go.

Fda.gov states that "there are reckless ways to shed pounds -fads and diet aids that promise rapid weight loss, but often recommend potentially dangerous practices. These includes Hcg weight loss products marketed over the counter (OTC) that are identified as "homeophatic" and direct users to follow a severely restrictive diet".

Also according to www.fda.gov consumer updates says the "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to steer clear of these "Homeophatic Human Chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight loss products. They are sold in the form of oral drops, pellets and sprays and can be found online and in some retail stores.

There is no scientific evidence that HCG is effective in the treatment of obesity. The meta-analysis found insufficient evidence supporting the claims that HCG is effective in altering fat-distribution, hunger reduction or in inducing a feeling of well-being.

The authors stated the use of HCG should be regarded as an inappropriate therapy for weight reduction. In the authors opinion, Pharmacists and physicians should be alert on the use of HCG for Simeons therapy. The results of this meta-analysis support a firm standpoint against this improper indication. Restraints on physicians practicing this therapy can be based on our findings. American Society of Bariatric Physicians'[25] commentary on Lijesen et. al (1995).


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