Friday, March 11, 2011
"Quick quiz: does pregnancy cause weight loss or gain? It seems like a dumb question but it's a test that the promoters of the "hCG diet" seem to have failed."
With all the continued talk about the hCG diet and to help people understand this practice to be unhealthy and not supportive of long term weight loss success through healthy lifestyle modifications, here are some resources that might help drive the point home.
TIME article "The hCG Diet Myth"
As well as several videos from ABC News that investigated including Dr. Oz's statement about the ONLY WAY recommended to even consider trying this protocol.
HCG Diet: Starving on Pregnancy Hormones?
Controversial Diet Unsafe, Unsustainable, Experts Say
SparkPeople Does NOT Endorse or Recommend
* Fad diets of any kind
* The use of diet pills and/or weight-loss supplements
* Extreme calorie reduction or starvation diets
* The elimination of entire food groups
* Losing more than 2 pounds per week (However, individuals who are more than 100 pounds overweight may safely lose up to 1% of their body weight per week with our program.)