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One website promotes " the HCG diet is considered one of the fastest and safest ways to lose weight and keep it off." There is no legitimate, independent scientific evidence to corroborate this claim. There is no such thing as both "fast" and "safe" weight loss. As I stated above, healthy weight loss should fall in the range of 1-2 pounds (1/2 to 1 kg) of fat per week. See my article on 13 ways to keep fat off for life. The claim that HCG will help you "keep it off" is completely misguided. After coming off a 500 calorie diet, you're likely to not only gain back the lost weight, but will probably end up fatter than before you started the diet. showed positive results but was later slammed for poor methodology, with subsequent studies consistently debunking its use as ineffective for weight loss. Effect of human chorionic gonadotrophin on weight loss, hunger, and feeling of well-being. In the image below, you can see the types of deceptive tactics used by HCG sellers. I note that this advert refers to the HCG drops and not the injections which would need to be administered by a medical professional. For a more detailed breakdown of the evidence, you can read Joe Cannon's HCG research review here. The HCG diet isn't cheap. Because it's not covered by insurance, you'd be personally liable for all doctor's visits and injections. In initial consultation could set you back between $100 and $200, plus another $10 to $15 for each HCG injection. Depending on how much weight you lose (or don't lose), you may incur additional costs for ongoing office visits and injections. Most studies were of poor methodological quality (scores ranged from 16 to 73 points baed on a 100 point scale. Higher points meant better quality) Of the 12 studies that scored 50 or more points, only one reported that HCG was useful There is no scientific evidence that HCG is effective in the treatment of obesity HCG does not bring about weight loss or fat redistribution HCG does not reduce hunger or induce a feeling of well-being. Human chorionic gonadotropin is of no value in the management of obesity. I wish there was such thing as magic weight loss drops, but unfortunately the HCG diet is unlikely to result in any lasting weight loss (losing weight is easy, keeping it off is difficult). Bear in mind these final take home points: Thanks Dr. Naomi. Please share this article and take a stand for responsible health and integrity in advertising! But save your money on the HCG portion, as its use is not supported by the preponderance of peer-reviewed scientific evidence. I found my way here out of sheer aggravation. A local hospital (St. Joseph's in Buckhannon WV is promoting this 500 calorie HCG scam of a diet program under the leadership of a "Nurse Practitioner" by the name of Amanda Jones. She has named the program "Clean Living Weight Loss" and is calling it as many do a medically supervised program. It sickens me that many people will not only throw their hard earned money away but also risk their health due to an egregious breech of public trust this woman is being allowed to portray. She is in my opinion breaking the first code of medical ethics "Primum non nocere" (First do no harm). It is one thing to weigh the risks of a medication when necessary, but when promoted in a way that it not only is optional but used in conjunction with a dangerously low calorie diet to produce likely negative effects on a body which would greatly outweigh any slim chance of positive and using a medical establishment and the phrase "medically supervised" to promote it to the public is grossly negligent. According to my research which was done in a few minutes online, in order to provide nutrition related service, as defined in the West Virginia Code, to clients in West Virginia, you must be licensed by the West Virginia Board of Licensed Dietitians. I certainly think that this 500 calorie "medically supervised" weight loss program that utilizes a highly controversial drug not approved by the FDA for weight loss would constitute as a nutrition related service. I can only hope that the administration of this hospital recognize the huge mistep and negative This is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to selling hokey diets and nostrums. The world loves to slam doctors for knowing nothing about nutrition, yet the minute a doctor puts out a diet book or hawks a miracle weight loss product, everyone jumps on the bandwagon to shell out their hard earned cash. So what's it going to be? You can't have both. In the case of the HCG diet, as I said, this is a very low calorie regimen and really SHOULD be supervised by a responsible physician. The effect of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in the treatment of obesity by means of the Simeons therapy: a criteria-based meta-analysis. It was only a matter of time until the homeopathy camp jumped on the bandwagon to get their share of the pie. As with sublingual HCG drops, there is no objective evidence that a homeopathic version would have any impact on weight loss. In fact, because it is diluted to the point that the original active ingredient no longer exists, it is unlikely to exert any effect in the body. Have a read of Joe Cannon's unbiased homeopathic HCG drops review for more information. "HCG has no known effect on fat mobilization, appetite, or sense of hunger, or body fat distribution. HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy for obesity. There is no evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction. There is no evidence that it causes a more attractive or "normal" distribution of fat. There is no evidence that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets. Adverse effects may include headache, irritability, restlessness, depression, fatigue, edema, precocious puberty, gynecomastia, pain at injection site. Does It Work For Weight Loss? was last modified:. "No prescription required" capitalises on the notion that it's not a "poisonous pharmaceutical" The claim of "natural weight loss" doesn't really mean much but it plays on consumer fears of "chemicals" The claim you can lose 1-2 pounds (~0.5 to 1 kg) per day is deceptive and misleading. It is not physiologically possible to lose this much fat in 24 hours. Crash diets are unhealthy and can set you back in the long-term. The claim that homeopathic HCG is safe is likely due to the fact that it has no effect in the body, but the claim that it's effective is false. "Same results as in an HCG clinic" is competition bashing meant to lower your guard and make you think it's easy to lose weight without the hassle of going to a clinic. "Proven to increase your energy levels" is a false claim. No scientific evidence supports this. "HCG converts fat into nutrients without loss of muscle" is a false claim. Converts fat into what nutrients? At 500 calories per day, the HCG diet is anything but easy. At such a low energy intake, you are likely to find it difficult to comply with the diet. You are also unlikely to meet your basic nutrition needs (i.e., carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals) unless you're supplementing. There are, however, extreme cases where a doctor might put a morbidly obese person on a strictly-supervised very low calorie diet (VLCD). But these are extreme cases where the goal is to shed weight as quickly as possible to reduce disease risk. A 1983 report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reviewed all evidence up to that point and concluded that:. The ugly truth about the HCG diet in 2018. That being said, eating to hunger can be a very important piece of the puzzle to truly stabilizing your health and having freedom with what you eat later down the road. I am not going to dwell too much on this topic because there is already an excellent book that covers this subject in great detail, Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the hCG Protocol. Milk– 12 grams of carbs/sugar in 1 cup of milk actually. Doesn't mean you can't have any dairy, but be aware of the type of dairy and check labels. For instance, the sugar content of fat free yogurts really varies- I've some with a 1 cup serving containing up to 12 grams of sugar, and others with only 7 grams. So always a good idea to choose the lower end during P3. I have a more detailed post specifically on this adding calories gradually topic here. Finding it hard to get my total calories now that it's higher. . Only add one new food at a time and see what effect each food has. Let's chat about the 8 basic keys/tips to a successful Phase 3 on the hCG Diet. You can do this on your own. Or you can take the short-cut with my P3tolife Program that now has over 130 testimonials, as well as many P3 success story video interviews and has been reviewed and endorsed by 8 nutrition professionals. When you eat at restaurants, ask good questions. Be ruthless about asking for ingredients. Often, restaurants brush their steaks with sugar and butter! There is hidden honey, and starches in many foods. There is often sugar in salt packets. There is usually sugar in ketchup and mustard. Chicken is often breaded. Be sure to ask, and be conscientious about avoiding all starches and sugars. The BEST Way to Do Phase 3 of the hCG Diet– Detailed but Stress Free (almost). HCG Maintenence Phase 3: Tips on getting started on P3. PS: I am not a doctor nor an expert in the field, and nothing I write here is ever intended as medical advice. I am just another HCGer who has had some success. What You MAY Want to Exclude or Be Judicious About:. Add foods slowly. At first just eat the same foods that you have been eating, but eat more food. Then slowly add new P3 approved meats and veggies, and non cautionary fruits while paying attention to your weight. Start a spreadsheet that you will use for P3 only. Track your calories. I know. I know. This is a BIG PAIN. But it is not forever. Many studies show that people who track their calories and their weight after losing weight are much more likely to keep their it off. This will keep you honest, it gives you some accountability, and most importantly it will help you learn how much food and what foods you can eat to maintain your weight in the long run. I strongly recommend this for long term maintenance. Once you have learned how to maintain your weight, you will no longer need to do this. I recommend doing it for 6 months to a full year after HCG however, because most people do not have the discipline to maintain without some form of accountability, nor do they have any idea how much to eat for long term weight maintenance. if your weight goes above the 2lb window. Somehow my P3's still did work out, but I was also in hot pursuit of gaining muscle after most my rounds, and I did gain several lbs of muscle- building fat or muscle both take excess calories, so that's why I don't think I'm the best example for those in P3 wishing to truly stay the same weight- thankfully my "gains" during P3 and P4 have pretty much been all desirable ones (muscle), but I recognize this is not the goal of the majority of you hCGing ladies out there. If you're not doing heavy weight lifting and you're eating excess calories on P3 like I was, you will gain fat not muscle. In addition to getting support, my biggest and most important advice for P3 is this: BE REALLY REALLY STRICT. Super strict. Stricter. No cheating. These next 3-6 weeks will stabilize your weight. It is what makes HCG distinct from other diets, and what makes this a game changer. YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT very quickly in the first three weeks if you cheat! Don't eat anything if you don't know all of the ingredients!. Thanks for reaching out! Eggs are totally fine in P3, right from the start. I have never eaten cottage cheese in P2, so I am not sure, but I have had non fat plain yogurt with no issues. Even so, I still think going slow with dairy in P3 is a good idea. At least for the first few days, just to play it safe. I personally tend to err on the cautious side, cuz I HATE gaining weight back. For me, as long as my weight seems stable, I might add some dairy around day 4 or 5 of P3 and as long as I don't gain weight, I eat it carefully in those first weeks. Just click to get where ya want! I really try to break these things down for you and let you know when you actually need to go against this advice. Just a warning. Doing Phase 3 this particular "BEST" way requires that you be pretty mature when it comes to how you handle eating and food because you are needing to be extremely cautious in multiple areas. If you are not there yet (I wasn't), then please read my Phase 3 Primer– the Do-Able Way– 4 Basic Rules. Effect of human chorionic gonadotrophin on weight loss, hunger, and feeling of well-being. Does It Work For Weight Loss? was last modified:. Though HCG diet advertisers spout off the benefits of their sublingual drops, they neglect to mention that this is simply a very low 500 calorie diet. There is no question that weight loss will occur on such an irresponsibly low and unsupervised regimen, but I would question the extent to which HCG diet drops play a role in this weight loss. This tactic is nothing new. Other questionable products such as Calorad have banked on this technique by duping consumers into eating a low-calorie diet and then hoodwinking them into thinking the weight loss was a result of the product. Thanks Dr. Naomi. Please share this article and take a stand for responsible health and integrity in advertising! "No prescription required" capitalises on the notion that it's not a "poisonous pharmaceutical" The claim of "natural weight loss" doesn't really mean much but it plays on consumer fears of "chemicals" The claim you can lose 1-2 pounds (~0.5 to 1 kg) per day is deceptive and misleading. It is not physiologically possible to lose this much fat in 24 hours. Crash diets are unhealthy and can set you back in the long-term. The claim that homeopathic HCG is safe is likely due to the fact that it has no effect in the body, but the claim that it's effective is false. "Same results as in an HCG clinic" is competition bashing meant to lower your guard and make you think it's easy to lose weight without the hassle of going to a clinic. "Proven to increase your energy levels" is a false claim. No scientific evidence supports this. "HCG converts fat into nutrients without loss of muscle" is a false claim. Converts fat into what nutrients? I recommend avoiding HCG diet, as it is yet another unsubstantiated quick-fix diet which is unlikely to result in long-term weight loss and weight loss maintenance. At 500 calories per day, the HCG diet is anything but easy. At such a low energy intake, you are likely to find it difficult to comply with the diet. You are also unlikely to meet your basic nutrition needs (i.e., carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals) unless you're supplementing. There are, however, extreme cases where a doctor might put a morbidly obese person on a strictly-supervised very low calorie diet (VLCD). But these are extreme cases where the goal is to shed weight as quickly as possible to reduce disease risk. Human chorionic gonadotropin is of no value in the management of obesity. I wish there was such thing as magic weight loss drops, but unfortunately the HCG diet is unlikely to result in any lasting weight loss (losing weight is easy, keeping it off is difficult). Bear in mind these final take home points: THANKYOU!! This was on my list of diets to consider. A 1995 meta-analysis (a combined statistical analysis) published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology evaluated 8 uncontrolled and 16 controlled research reports. The authors concluded: The effect of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in the treatment of obesity by means of the Simeons therapy: a criteria-based meta-analysis. Promotional materials for the HCG diet tout that you can expect to lose 1-2 pounds (1/2 to 1 kg) per day. Responsible health practitioners recommend a safe and healthy weight loss of approximately 1-2 pounds per week, NOT per day. Any rapid weight loss, particularly that induced by such a drastically low-calorie regimen, will activate the body's famine response which will reduce your metabolism and make your body more resistant to giving up its fat stores. The HCG diet has been around for decades, but does it work and is it safe? I'm not going to mince words: I'm calling the HCG diet yet another gimmicky, too-good-to-be-true, quick-fix diet which will leave you lighter in the wallet and less healthy in the long run. The diet regained popularity between 2010 and 2013 but has since lost momentum as we come into 2018. Nevertheless, it is still being sold on the internet despite the preponderance of scientific evidence showing that it has no effect on fat loss beyond that which can be accomplished by a healthy lifestyle. Also check out my related review articles on SkinnyMint Teatox, Skinny Teatox, and Fit Tea products. One of the most blatantly obvious holes in the HCG diet marketing armor is the fact that they trump up the outdated claims by Dr. Simeons and conveniently neglect to mention that all early research was based upon HCG injections. As of this writing, there is absolutely no credible evidence to suggest that sublingual HCG (under the tongue) has any effect on fat loss and preservation of muscle. In the image below, the advertiser falsely claims that HCG drops are " clinically proven " (which means nothing) and are effective for inducing ridiculously large amounts of daily weight loss (not fat loss). They also take liberties by making it look like it has been approved by the FDA. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin and is the hormone produced by women during pregnancy. In the 1950s, British physician Dr. Albert T. Simeons used HCG injections for the treatment of obesity. He suggested that the addition of HCG to a reduced-calorie diet might help dieters stay on track (adherence), reduce hunger cravings during food restriction, and promote fat loss. The Simeons HCG protocol entailed daily injections of 125 international units (IU) six times per week for a total of 40 injections. The diet component consisted of 500 calories per day broken up into two daily meals. Fallacy and hazard. Human chorionic gonadotropin-500-calorie diet and weight reduction. A VERY important drawback to low-calorie regimens like the HCG diet is the fact that not only will you lose fat, but your body will break down valuable muscle necessary to stoke the flames of your metabolism. Such a low calorie regimen cannot be realistically maintained for an extended period of time and, when you go back to eating normally, your reduced muscle mass (lower metabolism) will leave you more susceptible to weight regain (yo-yo dieting). showed positive results but was later slammed for poor methodology, with subsequent studies consistently debunking its use as ineffective for weight loss. One website promotes " the HCG diet is considered one of the fastest and safest ways to lose weight and keep it off." There is no legitimate, independent scientific evidence to corroborate this claim. There is no such thing as both "fast" and "safe" weight loss. As I stated above, healthy weight loss should fall in the range of 1-2 pounds (1/2 to 1 kg) of fat per week. See my article on 13 ways to keep fat off for life. The claim that HCG will help you "keep it off" is completely misguided. After coming off a 500 calorie diet, you're likely to not only gain back the lost weight, but will probably end up fatter than before you started the diet. Chorionic gonadotropin in weight control. A double-blind crossover study.