I was browsing around the internet this morning and came across a new diet tried – the HCG Diet. HCG? Does that sound familiar? It should. It’s the hormone women produce when they are pregnant.
Apparently, “Taking HCG while going on a very low calorie diet can help you lose weight.”
Well no duh! Anyone who goes on an VLCD (very low calorie diet) is going to lose weight. It’s as simple as that. You can exercise, not exercise, call your mother, cut your hair or sing show tunes for all you want, you will lose weight.
You also might lose your gallbladder, like I did when I went on a VLCD.
So barring the VLCD side, barring the fact that they don’t know how it works just that it works, barring wondering what the heck this will do to screw up birth control pills, barring the whole thing that a lot of people just eat too much…
HCG is a hormone. Argh! Let’s just go ahead and let your body think your pregnant so you can lose some weight. (WHAT?) Let’s just give men a hormone that is produced when a female is pregnant. Let’s just see how their testicles like that.
I’m not innocent. I watched the video. I thought about it. I wanted it to be true. But then logic came knocking and I invited it in with open arms.
Yes, it’s easy for me to say because the scale is finally headed back in the right direction and I’m nourishing my body rather than trying to beat it into submission… but really. HCG? Seriously?