According to what I have read, the HCG Shot was originally intended for fertility in women and men, administered by injection and it originated in the 50s. What "experts" were finding was that it was causing dramatic loss in fat while maintaining lean muscle mass. HCG stands for human growth hormone. **NOTE** I am obviously not a doctor and this is my blog so this is just a summary of what I have read and hear from several people that are either doing this or are going to try it.
Ok, back to the facts.
So, now that researchers know that this causes big weight loss, they have this plan laid out for success:
- Take HCG in droplet form that you take under your tongue.
- Consume 500 calories a DAY
- Eat only organic and avoid chemicals
- I can't find the diet specifically but I have heard it is fruit, vegetables, lean meat and no carbs (obviously no alcohol and no soda).
This website sells HGC Droplet and claims that it is homeopathic and that you won't be dizzy or weak with this product. This website talks about the origin of this method and the doctor who invented it. They also address the fact that is is controversial but go on to say that the controversy is "made out of thin air."
I did read some message boards and some posters reported amazing weight loss. Others reported:
- Hair loss
- Being winded
- Extreme Exhaustion
You are not supposed to be on this diet for long periods of time - 45-60 days at the most. This of for very overweight people but I can just see high school girls doing this before prom to lose 10 pounds to get to 90 - ugh. DO NOT get me started on that train of thought.
For me, this is a definite NO. The 500 calories a day alone turns me off (I would not be able to exercise let alone function) but the growth hormone? I am not even sure what that does to your body. Not worth it.
What are your thoughts please? We have been discussing this at work and I said I would put this on my blog because my blog friends are opinionated (in a loving way, of course). I'd love your comments.