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My seatmate at a dinner on Saturday was a vascular surgeon who was touting the wonders of HCG for weight loss, said he lost 30 lbs. in 6 weeks with it. Said he felt no hunger with the 500 cal/day diet that goes with it, and hasn't felt particularly hungry since.
Curious, so Googled HCG. Is this what the vascular surgeon was talking about: human chorionic gonadotropin or human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG)? If so, the Wikipedia page (consider the source!) says, "As of December 6, 2011, the FDA has prohibited the sale of "homeopathic" and OTC hCG diet products and declared them fraudulent and illegal." Think I would investigate further if I planned to consider it.
Glad you googled it. I was thinking "HCG? isn't that what we used on severly cycstic cows that regular GNRH wouldn't work for?"
As I recall, it is collected from the urine of pregnant women.
Next thing you know they'll be mainlineing Botox "for weightloss benefits."
I wonder if this all can be covered under Obamacare?
I've always found the traditional ways work the best, modified by low carbs and limiting processed wheat products, substituting for whole-grains. Plus, using more fluids (water, coffee, etc.) to flush the system does assist, along with upping the bodies movement (exercise).
Any type of movement (hikes, bike riding, swimming, walking, Tai-chi, yoga) beyond just thinking about it will improve ones life. Turning off the boob-tube will improve your outlook and your mind....