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Hcg And Weight Loss: A Fools Errand?

Losing weight is not easy. In fact many would argue that it is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. The issue is not so much that dropping a few pounds here and there is hard to accomplish, rather it is that keeping the weight off is extremely not easy. Recently people have begun to talk about hCG and weight loss as the newest method in rapidly helping people shed the pounds.

The question is does it work? To answer this we have to look at several factors.

First, let’s talk about what this substance is and where it comes from. The full name of hCG is human chorionic gonadotropin. It is basically a hormone produced by women during pregnancy and is most commonly found in their urine. Interestingly enough, this hormone is also produced during the formation of some cancerous tumors.

The thought process behind connecting hCG and weight loss is that there are potentially elements to the hormone that help stabilize a person’s metabolism and reduce hunger. Routine supplementation of it, will in theory lead to not just the loss of fat, but a more fit body overall.

That is however just the theory.

Reality seems to be a little bit different. First, there have not actually been any verifiable studies to substantiate these claims. In fact if you look online you will notice that the FDA is going after any company that tries to market hCG for weight loss purposes. The second thing you will notice about plans which incorporate this hormone for weight loss purposes is that they are always extremely low in calories.

Many of these hCG weight loss plans call for diets that are restricted to merely 500 calories.

Scientifically speaking, if anyone restricts themselves to 500 calories, they can be eating nothing but chocolate cookies and ice cream and still rapidly drop weight. It has nothing to do with what is being eaten or what supplements are being taken, and everything to do with the fact that the body is starving.

Barring any new evidence coming out that actually connects hCG and weight loss together in a substantive way, there is simply no reason to waste any money on a program claiming this hormone as a miracle worker. Now in the future might a connection be made? Sure it is possible, but as of today there are simply to many unknowns about what routine supplementation of hCG will do to the body in the long run and whether or not it has any relation to losing weight.

A diet plan needs to be structures around good nutrition and exercise to have any real chance of being effective. Fad and crash diets have been shown time and time again to not work. There is no easy button or magic pill out there that will make the fat just disappear. Weight loss takes discipline and effort, not just initially, but for the rest of your life in order to never put the fat back on again.

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    Where To Find Weight Loss Tips, Programs And Detox Programs For Dummies? Where to find weight loss tips, programs and detox programs for dummies?

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      You can try http://detox-programs.net for many weight loss tips and detox programs

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    Weight Loss Tips And Help On Loosing Weight Ready For Prom? Im 15 and hopefully going to prom in the first week of July, as im British we only get 1 prom so its really important to me that i look nice 🙂
    Im very overweight at the moment, last week i weighed 12stone 9lbs (177 pounds) and now i weigh 12 stone 5lbs (173 pounds) but i know it won’t be like this every week.
    Are there any weight loss tips that can help me? I currently only eat 3 meals a day and 1200 cals as recommened on my app.
    Also what weight roughly should i be in July by your weight loss ideas?
    BQ- Im tanned, fat (hopefully not soon) and has long brown hair any ideas on what the dress could be?

    Thank you so much!

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      First off, have a great time at the prom! Secondly, you want to get to that lower weight doing it healthy. 1200 is a reasonable amount of calories, but I’m pretty sure those calories are not coming from all the nutrients your body needs. You don’t want your weight loss coming to a crashing halt! I know all about the crazy diets out there. You don’t have to spend ANY money on a quick fix or gimmick that may not work or work only for a few weeks. I have been on a natural eating plan and I lost 50 pounds in about 5 months. You’re younger, it may be faster. I also incorporated lots of exercise to burn more fat. This way of eating is called Paleo, or the Cave Diet. Eat everything your ancestors ate! If mother nature made it, eat it, if man made it, don’t touch it! It’s as simple as that. Go to the Cave Diet link below. You will lose weight, feel happier, glow from the inside out. Good luck!

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    Does Anyone Know Any Good Weight Loss Tips? I’ve been struggling for the past few months to drop the last few pounds I need to fit in my cheer uniform from last year. Does anybody know any good, fast, sufficient weight loss tips that can help me drop 10-15 pounds by at least January? Please help!

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      The best advice I could ever give you is losing weight takes time. If you’ve tried and failed many times (which is what I am going through), you have to start slowly. Maybe start cutting out bad things in your diet little by little. You can’t expect to go from eating sugary processed foods and not exercising much to extreme healthy eating and exercising 7 days a week in one day, or even one week. You have to learn to control yourself and that means start small and keep everything under control. Another VERY important thing to remember is to NEVER EVER EVER give up! No matter if you go a whole week eating junk foods and not exercising, that does not mean you have to give up and never reach your goals. Just think, well, next week I’ll do better and get back on track. You have to believe you can do it. You have to want it for yourself and no one else.

      Exercise at least 5 times per week. I suggest strength training and cardio. Let’s say Monday you walk/run for 30 minutes, then Tuesday you would do push ups and sit ups and planks, and squats and then take a break Wednesday and start back up on Thursday.

      As far as your eating you really need to watch what you eat! That is the most important step. Portion control is important. If you normally get a big dinner, then cut the amount of food you get in half and that will help a lot. Another way is to get your plate and only eat 3/4 of the food you have on your plate.

      Eating healthy, lean meats, whole grain breads, and staying away from sugary things and high calorie foods. Always remember that cutting out something bad with something healthy really makes a difference. Drinking sodas and eating candy bars is empty calories. If you replace those things with a whole grain waffle or one small piece of dark chocolate it will really help.

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    Can Someone Give Me Some Weight Loss Tips? I do gymnastics and dance. I am a female, 13 yrs, 5’4 and about 130 lbs. I feel gross. I at least want to be 100. I am planning on running in the morning along with an excersize video, at school we run for 5 minutes every day, in the evenings I will take my dogs for a walk, and doing gymnastics/dance stuff downstairs. Can anybody give me any weight loss tips.

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      Drink more and more water and don’t eat oily and junk food . Walking, gymnastic and dancing are good way to reduce weight. You will achieve your desired weight in some days.. Keep going..

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    What Websites Have Good Weight Loss Tips? Does anyone know of any websites that have helpful (and free!!) weight loss tips?

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      Try this AWESOME diet program — “Spark People”. It’s a FREE website (www.sparkpeople.com) that actually works!! It’s SOOO helpful in losing weight, finding exercises, and tracking your progress! It is run by nutritionists, and it encourages a healthy/balanced diet (no fads!). You can track food eaten, read articles about nutrition, exercise, and motivation, talk to experts, receive motivation from other dieters, look up exercises that will work for you, and SO much more! I belong to it and LOVE it!!!! Please check it out – you won’t be disappointed!!!!

      If you join, please state that I (matcm81) referred you. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!

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