I received several inquiries about the “HCG” diet and my first response is a question in itself. Â “Do you know what HCG is?” Â So far there has been no lay person that actually knew what HCG was or what the diet entailed. Â I will make just a few brief remarks to start the conversation and you can add comments as we go. Â First of all, HCG is “Human Chorionic Gonadotropin” hormone. Â It is made either by a developing embryo, the woman’s placenta while pregnant (!) or by a tumor in the human body. Â Think about whether or not that is something you want to take into your body! Â Second of all, the original “HCG diet” is based on a 500 Calorie per day diet that is severely restricted and nutrient deficient. Â Weight loss without appropriate nutrition support is a recipe for a detoxification disaster that can do much more harm than good. Â So, let us know what you think of ingesting a hormone made by a tumor or Â during pregnancy, while starving yourself on a nutrient deficient diet! OR consider a professional nutrition consultation here at Metabolism.com that will walk you through the steps necessary to achieve balance and healthy weight loss without any gonadotropin!
The “HCG” diet…. the controversy continues.
by Clinical Nutritionist | Aug 31, 2010 | Uncategorized | 20 comments