By now, you might have heard about the HCG diet that promises instant weight loss up to one pound per day but the main question that arises is that “is it safe for use?”, let us find out. The hormone HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is produced by women during their pregnancy. However, HCG Diet also restricts the calorie intake to 500 calories per day for 8 weeks along with taking HCG. Many tests have shown that any low calorie diet can help in the weight loss procedure. Moreover, none of the products available in the market are approved by FDA for weight loss, they are approved only to treat fertility related issues.
During the HCG diet, you are only allowed two meals a day which has to include one bread, one fruit, one vegetable and only one protein. By following such a low diet, anyone can lose weight that too without taking any supplementary weight loss pills at least for short term that too along with a lot of side effects. Such diets have severe risks such as irregular heartbeat and imbalance of electrolytes. Several other side effects have also been reported with the people following the HCG Diet such as depression, irritability and buildup of fluid.
However, there are still many hcg reviews for weight loss available on the internet, which have been claiming to have used HCG and had a positive outcome. There have been many popups on the internet which have been claiming at losing weight instantly and when you click on them, they would take you to a link that suggests you the HCG Diet. The HCG diet has been a controversial topic for all the diet experts around the globe. Some approve of it and some do not. The diet is all based on a protocol developed by Dr. A.T.W Semions who discovered accidently that patients who were being treated with HCG were constantly loosing appetite and burning fat even if they were not losing their weight.
After discovering this, he started treating obese patients with HCG. Like many other diet plans, the functionality and effects of HCG are highly controversial. Also, the New York Times reported in March 2011 That FDA has ordered the companies to print a message on the HCG drugs that mentions “has not been shown to increase weight loss, to cause a more ‘attractive’ distribution of fat or to ‘decrease hunger and discomfort”. If a person follows such a low diet without any professional assistance, it can cause severe biological harms on the body of the consumer therefore the use of HCG diet is highly debated amongst the experts.
However, if weight loss is your ultimate goal, our recommendation would be not following any such crazy diet which can harm your body in any kind of way or make you suffer. You may talk with a doctor and come up with a healthy diet along with the exercises and some other healthy ways through which you can lose your extra weight.