There have been various options these days about losing weight. The natural ways are about diet and exercise which can also be reinforced with diet supplements available almost everywhere. However, if it is only possible to lose weight even without trying so hard, people who are dying to reach the goal would grab every chance to get a hold of it. Several diet plans have been discovered in the past. The Dukan, for example, involves eating lean protein and oat bran only. The South Beach diet means eating low-carbohydrate containing foods. With the Atkins Diet, you have to radically reduce carbohydrates in your diet. And the Master Cleanse requires you to follow a liquid diet composed mainly of lemon or lime juice.
This time, there is the newest weapon in the American radar today, known as the HCG diet Plan. The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone found in pregnant women to help the baby grow. It has been used for various medical purposes and it has also been found to have a weigh gaining effect in men and weight loosing effect on women. The following are facts about what HCG diet plan does:
- Theoretically, the HCG suppresses appetite and allows the body to use up the stored fats. HCG dieters are restricted to eat foods containing only 500-600 calories per day with mostly unprocessed, organic foods with the compliment of HCG injections or serum drops sublingually. You need to note that the oral drops only contain very little amount of HCG. If you follow the plan religiously for 45 days, you will have your metabolism fixed and you will lose pounds every day, like what the advertisements are claiming.
- Diet and Nutrition experts negate this because they believe that you will lose weight unhealthily because it only causes low-calorie contents in your body than what is necessary and it’s only more like a starvation diet, not about the HCG.
- Though it may appear to be an effective weight-loss mechanism, there are no scientific claims to this HCG function.
- The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 1995 protested the irrelevance of HCG to losing weight. American Society of Bariatric Physicians in December 2009 also supports the fact that HCG has nothing to do with losing weight. Stephen Barrett, M.D also told WebMD that HCG doesn’t aid weight loss. FDA also claims that HCG doesn’t appear in Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia, which means that HCG isn’t homeopathic at all. The Federal Trade of Commission and FDA cracked down companies and manufacturers claiming that HCG actually loses weight.
- The price is exorbitant. It’s just a waste of money because you just might not get the worthy thing. You don’t even want to harm yourself from the potential health risks. From the side-effects of the products itself, to the self-administration of the injections, and the nutritional deficiencies it only is causing that appears to be the seeming culprit of losing weight. Virtually, it is impossible for you to meet your nutritional needs following a 500-600 calorie per day diet in 45 days.