How Far Would You Go?
To lose 5, 10, 50, even 100 pounds of excess fat? Consumers are now turning to the famous HCG diet for their weight loss solution. For those of you who aren’t aware of this very popular diet it consists of pairing an HCG injection with a very restrictive low calorie diet in order to shed weight and shed it fast.
What is HCG?
- HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone produced during pregnancy to ensure that the growing fetus receives enough nutrients to grow and develop normally.
How does this relate to fat loss?
- When HCG is taken, the body is able to tap into it’s stored fat and utilize it.
As if this wasn’t enough, it is paired with a 500 calorie diet so that weight loss becomes 1-2 pounds PER DAY!
Have your attention yet?
Scam or not, thousands of people are believing in this miracle product to help them achieve the body they’ve always desired. While most people eat 500 calories in their breakfast alone these diet followers consume it in one day’s worth.
I got so much awesome feedback from my Eating For Health post that I knew I couldn’t let this one slide by without addressing it.
As Kate said it best:To me, it’s all about a lifestyle change. Once the injections and restrictive calorie diets are done, what do these people do next?
This diet promises people that they will lose 30 lbs in one month. Health.msn.com called this diet a “weight-loss miracle or a dangerous fraud, depending on who’s talking.”
This is not long term weight loss. Something to always remember is this; the faster you lose weight, the faster you gain it back and vice versa.
What message are you teaching your children by having to inject yourself with a hormone and eat 1/4 the normal amount of calories you’re suppose to in order to be thin. Have we gone to such lengths to be skinny? This isn’t helping people develop a healthy relationship with food, on the contrary it’s pushing people in the realm of an eating disorder.
“Though hCG dieters have some leeway in how they spend their 500 daily calories, they’re urged to choose organic meats, vegetables, and fish. Dairy, carbs, alcohol, and sugar are all off limits. A day’s meals might consist of coffee and an orange for breakfast; a little tilapia and raw asparagus for lunch; a piece of fruit in the afternoon; and crab, spinach, Melba toast, and tea for dinner. If dieters slip up, they’re encouraged to compensate by drinking only water and eating nothing but six apples for 24 hours. That’s thought to help squeeze out water weight, a psychological boost to help them get back on track.”
It isn’t the injection that’s causing the weight loss, it’s the outrageously low diet. The weight loss industries are taking advantage of the ignorance of the average consumer and milking it for it’s every dime. Who knows what insane diet will show up next.
Ok enough with the rant! Now some eats 🙂
With bananas, bunnies, peanuts, chocolate chips, and almond butter!
Had these babies for my snack 🙂
Told you I eat my veggies 😉
Hope everyone is having a fabulous Thursday! Remember to eat right and your body will love you back 😀
Thought I’d throw in a picture of me and the bf for fun 😉
- What’s the craziest diet you’ve done or someone else that you know has done?