How does the HCG diet work?
The HCG diet has grown rapidly in popularity over the past few years. This plan involves taking daily drops or injections of HCG while simultaneously following a restricted diet of 500 calories per day. HCG is a hormone that is secreted during pregnancy. Scientists have found that this hormone can help promote weight loss. A person will naturally lose weight if they follw a restricted diet.
Is this diet safe?
Questions have been raised about the safety of the HCG diet. That is why people who are interested in following this diet plan should consult with their primary care physician and/or dietician. When this diet plan is followed under the supervision of a medical professional, the chances of having an adverse reaction are low.
However, there have been side effects reported. Nausea, irritability and dizziness are some of the most common side effects reported. Those side effects are generally mild and usually subside as the body gets acclimatized to the diet. In rare cases, the HCG diet has caused hair thinning, leg cramps and blood clots. No one has died following the HCG diet. The HCG diet may not be right for people who have certain medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Is this diet designed to promote weight loss?
The HCG diet is specifically designed to promote weight loss. It is generally recommended for people who are 30 pounds or more over their ideal body weight.
Is this diet effective at promoting weight loss?
The HCG diet can be very effective at helping people lose weight. It is designed to help people lose one or two pounds per day. A person who follows this diet can lose up to 40 pounds in a 30-day period. It is important to note that individual results will vary.