Desperate Women Turning To The HCG Diet

Posted on 10 March 2011 by staff

Many people are weighing in on the controversial HCG diet which is becoming very popular amongst American women looking to shed unwanted pounds.

The diet involves daily injections of a pregnancy hormone called HCG which is derived from a pregnant woman’s urine, and works in combination with a 500 calory a day diet.

For a healthy female adult the average daily caloric requirement is 1500 to 1800 per day, so women who starve themselves by only consuming 500 calories a day are putting themselves at major health risks.

Putting this into perspective, one can consume 500 calories a day by eating a large bowl of cereal, eating a couple of slices of pizza, or even by drinking a smoothy.

As for the HCG component of the diet, one only has to wonder where women are getting this hormone from.

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