Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What is HCG?

Today I'd like to discuss my opinion on a subject that is in the pulse of the health market at this very moment. For those of you that look for a quick fix to getting fit you probably already know about my health topic for today! Here it is HCG, have you heard about it? Okay well let me fill you in...

The Simple truth About HCG & Weight Loss

Dietary plans don’t have to be conservative to be effective. Whenever a diet regimen consist of injections of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a hormone evident in the urine of expectant women, you better be careful. Two thirds of the adults in the US are carrying too much weight or they are obese. That mind-blowing statistic drives an insatiable craving for alternatives preferably ones that are absolutely easy and fast. Some people trying to lose weight get completely fed up with slow weight loss and begin looking for a quick fix. Such as the "Lose 30 Pounds in 30 days" claim in "The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You to Know About" that promotes HCG.

Just How Does the HCG Diet Work?


In theory, the HCG hormone is supposed to suppress your hunger and then stimulate your body’s use of fat for energy. Most HCG diet plans limit dieters to merely 500 calorie consumption per day which consists mainly of organic and natural, raw foods along with the HCG injections or serum drops under the tongue (note: The oral HCG might possibly contain very little, if any, HCG). Follow the plan for 45 days continuously, you are likely to fix your fat burning capacity, and even reduce several pounds daily, hence the advertisements suggest. That's not likely, say diet and nutrition experts. You will definitely drop a few pounds on the HCG diets but yet the weight loss will be the result of the extremely low-calorie or starvation-like diet, not the HCG.


Weight of the Studies
Although it may sound like a rational weight-loss plan, the medical data in using HCG is lacking. In 1995, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published an analysis of research suggesting absolutely no benefit of hCG in supporting weight-loss. In a December 2009 a study conducted by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians concluded they did not highly recommend HCG as a weight reduction aid. 


There have been scientific studies which show that HCG injections will not cause weight loss. Some physicians describe the protocol as extreme, nearly impossible to adhere to, and senseless, especially because the clinical trials have confirmed that HCG is unsuccessful as a weight reduction aid. There are actually no FDA-approved HCG weight-loss products, and the FDA together with Federal Trade Commission have cracked down on several companies marketing HCG weight reduction products.

Potential Health Risks

Not only will you throw away your money on HCG, but additionally there are potential negative outcomes from side effects of the product furthermore self-injections to nutritional deficiencies. It is actually literally out of the question to satisfy all of your nutritional needs for carbs, protein, fats, and fiber with less than 500 calories daily and the diet is likely to bring about vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Minimum calorie levels are closer to 1200-1500 a day to fulfill appetite, fuel day to day activities, and afford all the nutrients you require for good health and wellness each day. 


When ever calories ingested are so low or near the starvation level, the body not only burns body fat, but also muscle mass for energy. The last thing a dieter needs is to lose some precious muscle mass, mainly because muscle mass is what keeps your metabolism at its best. Not only do you lose fat and muscle, odds are the weight lost will likely return and when it does, it ordinarily returns as all fat.

So the bottom line is "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". Furthermore, if shedding weight were as simple as guaranteed by the HCG diet, why would the obesity epidemic continue to exist in the US? Evidence shows the best eating plan is the one you can stay with. And there is little probability anyone can continue with the HCG diet. Decide on a diet regimen that works for your way of life, but don’t go for one that requires very expensive and also worthless HCG. 

I believe that you will not lose a single pound unless you commit yourself to putting in the work behind losing weight. Losing weight is dependent on good eating habits, exercise & your commitment! Start eating healthy today and get ready to be fit in 2013. 

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