Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. The presence of HCG is used in pregnancy tests.
Does it work? NO!
In the 1950's endocrinologist Albert Simeon claimed that his studies showed that adding HCG to a low calorie diet sped up weight loss. In the 1970's, scientists tried to reproduce Simeon's results without success.
With no evidence that HCG works and with numerous complaints, in 1976 the FDA required that ALL HCG ads contain the following disclaimer:
These weight reduction treatments include the injection of HCG, a drug which has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or "normal" distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets.
On December 6, 2011, the FDA has banned "homeopathic" and OTC HCG diet products.
The FDA has declared HCG diet products as fraudulent and illegal.
Lose 1 to 3 pounds per week is the typical headline for HCG diet products.
Most HCG products conveniently come with a 1200 calorie diet and exercise plan.
Let's do the math:
A 1200 calorie diet should equal 400 to 1000+ negative calories per day. Your body should burn 1700 to 2200+ or more calories per day with light activity (depending on your metabolic rate, see *BMR Calculator below).
Light exercise such as lleisurely walking will burn about 50 calories Per 30 minutes. Strenuous exercise such as running or mountain climbing will burn about 220 calories in 30 minutes.
This kind of weight loss is a bold face lie! Check out the MATH below:
3500 calories equals one pound.
Reduced calories should mean about 400 to 1000+ calories/ day = 2800 to 7000 calories/week = a weught loss of 0.8 pound/week to 2 pounds/week.
Exercise at 30 minutes per day for 6 days should burn about 300 to 1320 calories per day. You will need about 90 minutes of strenuous exercise per day to lose about 3960 calories, about 1.1 pounds.
The net result is that you will lose one to three pounds without HCG! I hope that you are seeing that HCG diet products are a SCAM!
Your actual caloric intake depends on your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) which is determined by age, height, and gender.
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STAY AWAY FROM HCG DIET PRODUCTS!
HCG has not been approved as safe. HCG has no evidence as an aid to weight loss, HCG has been banned by the FDA. The FDA has declared HCG as an illegal and fraudulent product.
I conclude that HCG should not be considered as a dietary aid and should be avoided.
I give HCG diet products TWO THUMBS DOWN!
Thank you for reading, my friends. Allow me to wish you success on your weight loss journey.
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The word "EASY" when associated with weight loss products or programs is usually a red flag. Most diet pills simply do not work.
In most cases that invlove a diet pill or diet supplement, it is the 'other stuff' that is recommended such as exercise, drinking lots of water, and lowering your caloric intake, which will help you to lose the weight, not the diet pill.
TWO OTHER WORDS!
Two other words that may be red flags when used with weight loss are "FAST" and "QUICK".
Fast weight loss or quick weight loss may be true, but fast or quick weight loss is usually unhealthy both physucally and mentally.
The end result is almost always gaining back the weight and more.
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