The hCG Diet Essay

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The hCG diet was designed nearly 50 years ago by a British physician whose belief that a hormone found in pregnant women would help people lose weight rapidly and reduce fat. This diet demands that a person’s caloric intake be no more than 500 calories a day along with a daily injection of hCG. hCG is also known as human chorionic gonadotropin. It is also available in pill form or drops.

hCG has proven to be an acceptable diet program that millions of dieters have reaped benefits from. It can help a dieter lose up to a pound a day with some people losing even more, as well as keeping the weight off after returning to a normal lifestyle.

The HCG diet is different from other diet programs. Whether you want to lose 10 or 100
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At 500 calories per day this diet does not meet the U.S. nutritional dietary guidelines.

While this diet does promise quick and easy weight loss at first, it is because you are eating fewer calories than you are burning off.

The diet plan is simple and straight-forward. The following is an example of a typical day on this diet:

• Breakfast includes tea or coffee in any amount without any sugar. Saccharin or stevia may be used, however, only one tablespoon of milk in a 24 hour period is allowed
• Lunch includes 3 oz of veal, chicken, beef or fish with all visible fat removed. The meat must be weighed raw before cooking. It should be grilled or boiled only.
• Only one vegetable with lunch is allowed from the following: green salad, spinach, chard, chicory, tomatoes, celery, fennel, onions, red radishes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage.
• One breadstick or melba toast
• An apple, orange, or a handful of strawberries or one-half grapefruit.
• Dinner is the same as your lunch choices.
• Tea, coffee, plain water or mineral water are allowed in any quantity at any time. The juice of one lemon daily is allowed for all purposes. Salt (minimal), pepper, vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, marjoram, etc., may be used for seasoning. But NO OIL, BUTTER or DRESSING.

Any diet is tough to follow. Controversy encompasses just about any diet plan found on the market today. Most diet fads have their zealous followers
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