Hcg Diet Dangers
While many claim that hCG is a weight loss miracle, many doctors caution about the hCG diet dangers that go along with any weight loss. The diet includes a calorie-restricted diet and daily shots of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin. Many doctors believe that there is no basis for believing that the hCG diet is at all effective. Those who do believe in it concede that the long-term effects of an hCG diet aren't known.
- Many of the hCG doses on the market are fakes. The FDA warns consumers that homeopathic hCG, often sold in drop form for weight loss, is a fraud. Selling it as a weight loss product is illegal in the U.S.
- There is no solid evidence that hCG actually aids in weight loss. This is one of the biggest hCG diet dangers, because it keeps those who need to lose weight for health reasons from adopting the healthy lifestyle choices they need in order to actually lose weight. By depending on a quick weight loss scheme, they keep themselves from getting healthier.
- The hCG diet comes with an overly restrictive low-calorie diet in addition to the shots. The 500-calorie diet is considered excessively strict by most doctors. It is considered malnutrition and can cause a loss of muscle and bone as well as mood swings and fatigue.
- The diet can result in weight gain once the diet is finished. When hCG shots are administered, it is for a set period of time. After that time, when dieters stop the 500-calorie diet, they can expect to gain the lost weight back plus more.
- The full hCG diet dangers are largely unknown. Because there are questions about what the health effects may be, hCG dieters put themselves at risk for side effects and long-term effects that are not yet known. Long after the hCG diet is over, there may be complications that don't make a temporary weight loss worth the risks.