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 Post subject: Jungledoc--The hCG Diet?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:45 am 
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Jungledoc,

Back in about December I came across a question post by another board about the "The hCG Diet" for weight loss. My thought was that she meant HGH (human growth hormone). However, that wasn't the case. It was "The hCG Diet".

The only knowledge I had about hCG was it use in coming off anabolic steriods.

"The hCG Diet" is a "Very Low Calorie Diet", 500 kcals per day. Thus, my initial reaction that the hCG had nothing to do with it, it was the 500 kcal/day.

After researching, it now seems plausable that hCG may facilitate fat to be burned while muscle is retained.

I am curious as to your read on "The hCG Diet".

Thanks in advanced for your input.

Kenny Croxdale


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:02 am 
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Kenny--sorry I hadn't seen this thread before today. Sometimes the yellow flags turn off for no apparent reason.

I can't claim much knowledge of the hcg diet. A few months ago a friend started it with great fanfare (announced on Facebook!), but after about the second day he never said anything about it again.

It sounds bogus to me.


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I could only see that working with T3. That's the only thing that would force your metabolism to stay up.

You do get some extra hcg released from fasting though. So a higher calorie approach that includes periodic fasting may work.


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 Post subject: HCG is a scam
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:52 pm 
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The reason that people lose weight on this diet is -ta da!- that is requires a 500 cal/day regimen. By definition and physiology alone, ANYONE would lose weight with this little fuel.
There is NO science to back up the fallacious claims and, further, there is no long term study on the possible deleterious effects of increasing the amount of this hormone in one's system (That is , when the actual hormone is actually included in the drops/shots/etc. .....scores of "supplements" claim to have the hormone without actually having it. Placebo, anyone?)
Finally, this one has been around since the 60's albeit under different names. If it had been effective then don't you think that EVERYONE would be using it now. Walk on by this scam.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:52 am 
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Hey! Turn someone else's existing thread into





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Maybe this could be put under "visitor articles".

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