Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Posted by Nizar Tharuwala |

Another trendy medication out there works great as long as you combine it with a diet restricted to 500 to 800 calories a day. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is available as a shot, pill or sublingual drops. Guess what? Anyone who eats 500 to 800 calories a day will lose weight! Proponents will tell you that HCG enhances weight loss over placebo because it suppresses appetite and targets the deep fat stores in the body. To date, no credible scientific studies exist to substantiate this claim. 
So if we assume that HCG is no different than placebo, and we see that people are getting results, you may wonder “where is the danger in taking it?” While HCG poses no inherent risks, the real hazard lies in the extreme caloric restriction that’s part of the diet. When you reduce your calories to very low levels, your body acts as if it is starving. It then decreases the amount of energy that it spends to perform normal functions. It burns fewer calories and becomes more efficient at holding on to energy (fat) because it doesn’t know when it will get refueled. 


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