Affecting 190 millions Americans, obesity is pandemic. The dangers of being overweight are well documented, but still the struggle remains. Stemming from a slow metabolism, uncontrolled food cravings, emotional eating, or an insatiable appetite, one's battle with weight control is a frustrating one.
What is the hCG Diet?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a natural hormone produced during pregnancy. The HCG diet 'tricks' your body into a pregnancy state. In this state, your body protects the 'growing fetus' in periods of food shortage. Simeons in the 1950s first noted this natural 'survival mechanism', when visiting India. In this third world country, pregnant women were eating a few hundred calories daily, walked for miles, and engaged in strenuous physical chores. Babies that were delivered during his studies were full size, weight, and healthy. Responsible is the fat burning properties of HCG. One will never see an obese pregnant woman. Women often gain weight after pregnancy, when their HCG levels drop.
How Successful is the hCG Diet?
Over 100,000 people have lost weight using this diet with essentially 100% success. Under a doctor's supervision, combined with a low calorie diet, this is a safe and effective method for weight loss, as pointed out most recently by Dr. Oz.
Patients typically lose 1-2 pounds per day while increasing your energy, reducing your appetite, and keeping the weight off, all while feeling well.
How is the hCG Diet unique?
HCG is unlike any other diet in that it resets your metabolism by acting on a portion of your brain leaving you with a faster metabolic rate. The diet works for both men and women. Many of the negative press the HCG diet has absorbed is from the homeopathic version of HCG.
During the diet, you eat 500 calories. Your body is still receiving 2,000-3,000 calories per day by breaking down fat. With the proper vitamin supplementation and blood tests, this diet is safe. Being overweight is dangerous.
Discovered in the the 1950, Trudeau again brought it to light in 2007. The HCG True Diet is a physician monitored version of this diet and is widely popular. Most recently Dr. Oz and the NY Times highlighted this diet as an effective weight loss solution when monitored by a physician. This doctor would say the same.