I have reviewed many studies on the HCG Diet and as a Exercise Physiologist I don’t understand why people continued listening to horrible advice and easy quick fixes to their weight loss. The HCG Diet is horrible and doesn’t work to do to the human body and whomever is recommending this to people need to stop. People on this diet and who want fast fat loss or weight loss. WAKE UP!! Nothing works unless you eat right and you exercise, there are no shortcuts, just like having a successful business, a great marriage, or anything in life it takes work and moving in the right direction and there are never any easy way quick rich scams that work or quick fat loss plans that work. Stop fooling yourself, of course anything works temporally and people can lose a great deal a weight on any caloric restriction diet, but it’s not good long term. Please read this study and if you want I have many more I can send you and show you, why this isn’t good for you. Go Get Help from an Professional Fitness Trainer, or someone that can really help you get fit and stay fit, healthy, and active forever. Stop trying to find the easy way out and stop buying these diet and fitness scams.
Refer to: Greenway FL, Bray GA: Human chorionic gonadotropin
(HCG) in the treatment of obesity-A critical
assessment of the Simeons method. West J Med 127:
461-463, Dec 1977
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
( HCG ) inthe Treatmentof Obesity
A CriticalAssessmentof theSimeonsMethod
FRANK L. GREENWAY, MD, and GEORGE A. BRAY, MD, Torrance,California
Injections of human chorionic gonadotropin ( HCG ) have been claimed to aid
inweight reduction by reducing hunger, and affecting mood as well as aiding
inlocalized (spot) reduction. We have tested these claimsin adouble-blind
randomized trial usinginjectionsof HCG or placebo. Weight loss was identical
between thetwogroups, and there was no evidence for differential effects on
hunger, mood or localized body measurements.Placeboinjections,therefore,
appear to be as effective as HCG in the treatment of obesity.
THETREATMENT OFOBESITYwith diet and injections
of human chorionicgonadotropin(HCG)
wassuggested bySimeons in 19541 but its effectiveness
has never beenclearly established.2-5In
spiteof the tenuous scientific basis for treating
obesityin thisfashion,the method hasflourished
in commercialweight clinics throughoutthe
United States but with concentrations in certain
locales such as SouthernCalifornia.6Many of the
commercialweightclinicsadvertise,operate on a
high profit marginand offerphysicians largesums
of moneytoaffiliatewith them whilemaking
minimal demands uponphysiciantime. Consequently,
with strong financialmotivationsfor the
continueduseof the Simeonsmethod,critical
objectiveevaluation seemed indicated. Among
the values claimed for thistreatment areless
from thehipsandlegs,and less emotional difficulties
randomized double-blind studywascarriedout.
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I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU ARE KNOCKING THIS AS IT DOES WORK. WHY ARE YOU GOD YOU ARE A Exercise Physiologist TRY IT DON'T JUST STATE THIS CRAP. THIS WAS A DOCTOR WHO TREATED MANY PEOPLE WITH THIS. WHY ARE YOU MORE
KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN HIM THIS IS HIS AREA OF EXPERTISE NOT YOURS. YOU KNOWNOTHING LOOK AT THE COUNTLESS NUMBER OF PEOPLE THIS HAS HELPED.
Hey Scott, I don't know what kind of a bonehead you are but take it from me....a 500 calorie diet will NOT make you lose weight. It will make you gain weight idiot! Anyone that has tried to lose weight will tell you that.I am on the homeopathic version of this diet called the HHCG diet and I've lost close to twenty pounds in 45 days. I do not feel bad and my body is losing fat not muscle or bone. I suggest you quit listening to other idiots like yourself and actually TRY it....unless your a pantywaist like I think you are that is.....
I see you had nothing to say on this diet; and I just wanted to let you know that I've lost 32 pounds so far and am going on it again tomorrow. I plan to keep doing this til I'm at my goal weight. As I speak I've had carbs for breakfast; eat about 1800 calories a day with NO exercise and have kept off all that I lost. So how do you account for this? Before I ate less and gained and gained. You need to get your facts straight and realize that for some of us; the exercise low calorie thing is not going to work. Really look up how the USDA recommendation of 7 to 11 breads a day is very similar to a hog farmers plan for fattening his pigs. You need to quit parroting the so called experts and get your head around another idea.....namely the truth.
BOTH ideas are great ones!! Scott's is GREAT. Using strength training to rid the muscle groups of glucose & high energy training will help to control weight. SCOTT, the entire premise behind HCG and the 500 calories diet is that it is HIGH protein, limited duration, and put you in a state of ketosis so AS to burn FAT and not muscle. Plus HCG helps you not be hungry on the BRIEF sections of 500 calorie PHASE. Sott is right...if you strength train when you do the HCG diet you will be LESS likely to lose muscle. So it is BEST to do both. And Scott is right any 500 cal diet will help lose weight..but what you really want to lose is FAT..THAT is why you eat the protein and strength train.
HCG diet is great because you learn how to eat less and not be hungry..and how to maintain weight. Lighten up and combine HCG diet and an Exercise Physiologist. And SCOTT YOU are wrong to say this is a quick weight loss scheme. It takes a YEAR for a woman to lose 52 pounds on HCG...that is a pound a week average..WELL within the guidelines. There is ONLY four months of 500 calories diets in the year, the other 8 months is maintaining the weight loss by adding more caloires and monitoring the weight.
I tried Hcg - I did 1 round on homeopathic Hcg and lost about 30 pounds. Unfortunately, everything that I tried last year I could only be successful for a short time. (I also did Flat Belly Diet and Lots of exercise) The exercise was the most effective, but I still had a horrible time trying to combat cravings. I was finally diagnosed as a diabetic with pcos 2 weeks ago. But, I would have been ignored if I hadn't pushed for testing. No excessive thirst, No excessive urination. My 3 month average blood sugar was just enough to get the diagnosis, but not enough to warrent treatment besides dietary. If it hadn't been for the fact that I knew there was something wrong with the crazy cravings and plateaus I wouldn't have pushed. I am so glad that I did. I started on Metformin a week ago, already the numbness in my toes that I had been ignoring because I thought it came from wearing my flip flops too much last year is gone. My cravings are actually controllable - I can eat just 1 peppermint patty and stop. before it would cause actual physical pain if I wasn't eating a crazy amount of sugar and carbs. My point is -even hcg won't work if there is something more wrong with you. I found a few awesome books for reference - Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels and The I Can Do This Diet by Dr. Don Colbert. The Colbert Book has interactive quizes to help you find your roadblocks. They are must reads for anyone contemplating a weight loss program.
If you have tried it, and the wieght didn't stay off, and you are frustrated, do yourself a favor, read Dr. Warren Willey's book The Z Diet, which is how to live life after the HCG diet. Check out the promo video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2LSPKB7-lI Check us out online at www.drwilley.com. If you are ready for real results, and to finally put in the effort and see the rewards, you have to check out this site.
I don't know how you can say it doesn't work. At my heaviest I was almost 300 pounds. I lost 152 pounds using HCG. I never had loose skin or any of the other issues you're mentioning. I have maintained the weight that I've lost and when asked how I did it. I tell people about the diet. Everyone I've recommended it to that have tried it have also had great success. Most think that it's due to the fact that you're cutting down to 500 calories a day. Sure that may contribute to it. But as someone that's struggled with weight their whole life, I went through an anorexic stage. Never would I drop 1 to 2 pounds in a day, and that was obviously not eating anything period, and exercising my ass off. So knock it, and call me an lazy idiot all you want I am definitely happy with the results.