hCG: Weight Loss vs. Starvation

Just so we are clear, there are no FDA approved hCG weight loss products on the market and both the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are focusing on companies marketing hCG products promoted for weight loss.  Companies that sell products that have not been approved and market these product with unsupported claims are in violation of federal law.

The FDA is cracking down specifically on products promoted as homeopathic hCG weight loss supplements.

The concept is that hCG hormone will suppress hunger and stimulate your body to use your own fat for fuel while you are consuming not more than 500 calories per day of unprocessed, organic food..  There is no scientific evidence the claims for hCG are accurate; however, unprocessed, organic food is a great idea!

The issue is, you will lose weight.  If you eat only 500 calories per day you are starving yourself.  Minimum calorie levels are close to 1200-1500 per day in order to satisfy basic hunger, provide nutrients for daily living and energy for daily function.  When so few calories are consumed, your body not only burns fat but also burns muscle mass for daily fuel.  Muscle mass is what keeps your metabolism at its best.  Just sitting still, the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn.

So, at the end of 6 weeks, when you have lost however many pounds, chances are quite a bit of that will be from muscle loss.  Most likely you will gain the weight back because it was not a lifestyle change, it was just a six week starvation.  It is probable that the weight loss will return, and because you are not exercising, it will all return as fat, not as muscle.

Bottom line, don't do it!  Talk with your pharmacist or doctor or nutritionest or trainer or some other health care provider.  Healthy and maintainable weight loss comes from a change in lifestyle.  Llifestyles that includes healthy portions of real food and regular exercise are ones that leads to  slow and steady manageable weight loss.

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