HCG Diet Myths
HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone naturally occurring in both genders and is used to
burn off unwanted fat in the body. The HCG diet plan is designed to allow the body to absorb HCG in
small doses enabling the body to access the stored fat in the body. A low calorie diet ensures that the
body does not produce more fat leading to drastic weight loss in a short time.
However, it is very essential to understand the process and verify the product before starting the weight
loss program. The recent demand has led to the sale of many fraudulent and sham products leading to
doubt and myths about the program.
Myth 1: Low calorie diet is dangerous
The HCG diet plan recommends a diet of 500 calories per day which is below the normal suggested
calorific daily intake of 1000 to 2000 calories. But the diet allows high protein intake (around 200 mg
compared to normal 50 mg to 100 mg) which is sufficient to meet the daily requirements of the body.
The plan also recommends different kinds of proteins for each meal.
Myth 2: HCG Diet drops are unsafe
There may be some mild side effects in individuals during the first week but it is majorly due to the low
calorie diet and not from the drops. The body takes time to get accustomed to the program and
gradually starts to detoxify as unhealthy foods are removed from diet and excess fat is burned.
Myth 3: HCG Diet Drops are unnecessary and not effective.
HCG diet drops are an essential part of the diet program. The hormone ensures that the body stops
producing and starts consuming the stored fat. With only a low calorie diet and no drops, the body faces
a risk of malnutrition and anorexia.
This diet is more than 50 years old and has been tried and tested by millions of people with great
results. Still, it is advisable to consult a physician before starting any new weight loss program.