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Ok, I need your take on this subject matter.
Have you heard of the HCG Diet program? This page actually explains how this program works, however, here is my brief description. This is actually another rapid weight loss program in which you can loose up to 30 pounds in a month; basically a pound a day. The plan has you inject yourself with the HCG pregnancy hormone everyday (this helps get rid of clumps of fat). You are also allowed to consume only 500 calories a day (only works with a "near starvation" diet regimen). "What's more, all HCG products, including injections prescribed by a doctor, must carry a warning stating there's no proof they accelerate weight loss, redistribute fat, or numb the hunger and discomfort typical of a low-calorie diet." The cost of this plan runs from $500-$600 depending on the amount of days (23 days / 40 days).
I actually know of an individual who was on this plan. And, yes, it has worked for them. They've actually lost about 10-15 lbs in a month's time. It was explained that before you even start this plan, you pig out and eat whatever you want for a week. After the 'pig out' week is over, you start the injections and your 500 calories/day. In the beginning, this individual stated that it was hard, they were starving and disoriented. After a week, things began to subside. They were still starving but, it was just something that they needed to get over. They also felt emotions rise (good and bad). Even though they have completed the 1st 40 days, they've continued to maintain the diet (calories are a bit more than 500, but no more than 1000).
I've read that this is just another unhealthy scam. However, it's nothing new. This plan has been around since 2000 I believe?? And was initially used on seriously obese patients. The individual talked about above was not seriously obese. I question this tactic. I mean, what's wrong with good ole exercising and watching of what you eat? 500 CALORIES a day???!!!
I'd like to hear what you think about it. I do not want to try it; one, I could so use that $600 on something like a trip, and, secondly I don't think I'll be able to survive without my Godiva Chocolixr Drinks every week :)
But seriously, would any of you actually try this plan?