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Zeke3 asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 decade ago

Is the HCG diet Safe and effective?

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  • izzy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The FDA has provided its stamp of approval to the use of hCG -- as a fertility drug.

    Aside from fertility, the FDA doesn't approve hCG use for any other reason, including weight loss. The hCG diet isn't covered by insurance, and it can be somewhat pricey: A consultation visit may run around $150, as well as follow-up visits after a month. The costs of the injections (which can be self-administered) is around $10 a pop.

    Most independent, peer-reviewed studies of the hCG diet have shown no difference in weight loss between subjects on a low-calorie diet who received hCG injections and subjects who received a placebo [source: Conis]. One study even showed that both the placebo group and the hCG group reported major hunger pangs throughout the treatment.

    A month-long course of hCG injections and crash dieting will likely help you lose weight, but a key question is: Is this the best way to permanently modify poor eating habits?

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  • Teresa
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    get enough sleep

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  • 4 years ago

    replace your scale with a tape measure aim for 32 1 2 inches or less for women and 35 inches or less for men

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  • 4 years ago

    walk with hiking poles for 22 minutes youll burn 20 percent more calories

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  • 4 years ago

    Better to drink warm water with lemon and honey

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  • 4 years ago

    automate your eating by planning your meals ahead of time that way you re less likely to make an unhealthy last minute food choice

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  • 4 years ago

    Never skip evening workouts

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  • 4 years ago

    buy standing room only tickets for sporting events youll save cash too

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  • 5 years ago

    ditch the diet

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  • 4 years ago

    participate in sex atleast 3 times in a week

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