I have to admit, I was against hCG dieting too. The caloric restriction, the expensive hCG shots, and weeks of near-starvation is what pushed me away to liking this diet. The critics also have a lot of things to say about the low-calorie diet that accompanies the hCG diet plan.
Critics claim that when you are on a low-calorie diet, your body tends to lose muscle mass. Not only that, but the long-term effects of eating only a low-calorie diet would mean permanent and irreversible damage to certain body organs and the abnormal metabolic rates of the body.
That is really scary for people who want to try the hCG diet. But, hCG advocates have very nice things to say about the hCG diet. Although, on the surface, it seems that the diet can do more harm than good. But, there are some things that most people, especially the critics, don’t know about the hCG diet.
The hCG diet requires you to eat only 500-calories a day and take hCG shots each time for 4-6 weeks. 500-calories, as we know, is not enough for the body. But, the human hormone hCG helps burn fat rapidly because of this diet. And, the hormone shields us from the harmful effects of eating only a few calories per day.
In short, the hCG diet helps us eliminate unwanted fats faster than any diet out there. Not to mention, the fears of losing muscle mass, permanent organ damage and slower metabolic rates are non-existent when you are on the hCG diet.
Heck, even Dr. Oz showcased the miracles of the hCG diet and why people should try it if they have weight-loss problems. But, it is important to note a few things before trying this diet.
First is that hCG shots are quite expensive. You will have to shell out a lot of dollars if you want to have a 6-week supply of the human hormone.
Second, be prepared for a very restricted diet. As previously mentioned, you’re only allowed to eat foods that collectively totals 500 calories per day, which translated into normal language, would mean you can’t eat a lot.
Third, people may dissuade you from trying this diet. So, before plunging in and trying this diet, you must make a conscious commitment to do so. After all, this is for the sake of weight-loss, right?
To answer the critics’ claims of the hCG diet’s ridiculous caloric restrictions not providing enough energy in a day for optimum bodily functions, that is just not true.
You see, what hCG does is it converts fat into energy. If you can remember your science class during your primary school days, fat is just stored energy. What hCG does is it uses fat as energy, as opposed to carbohydrates. Thus, you will not only lose fat faster, but you will gain a lot of energy because of the fat you’re burning.
In summary, do not believe the naysayers and their unfounded claims. Always stick to the facts.