Women will do pretty much anything to look good, and that much has been proven by history. Weight loss seems to be the main culprit these days, and women are always looking for the next best diet or fitness regimen. However, most people like to cut corners when it comes to weight loss and they’re willing to try unorthodox or drastic measures in order to see fast results. The crash diet or the macrobiotic diet are just a few of the methods tried lately, even when it was proven they are not completely safe. Today, we are going to take a closer look at the pregnancy hormone diet, another controversial subject related to weight loss.
The pregnancy hormone diet is a diet that implies taking daily shots of hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced by women during pregnancy. The diet also recommends limiting the daily calorie intake at about 500 which, combined with the hCG, is supposed to help people lose weight fast. But messing with your hormones can never be a good thing, and this is something we should know without doctors telling us so. Nevertheless, many have and are taking their chances, and they prefer to take the risk if it will bring them those much-desired results.
The fact is that the pregnancy hormone diet is not a new thing, and it was first proposed in 1954 by A.T.W. Simeons, a physician. His theory was that if the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone is responsible with turning fat into calories to feed the fetus during pregnancy and thus increase the mother’s metabolism, then it might have the same effects on a regular woman as well. For those who really want to find out the truth about this diet, there is actually official information on testings done in Europe and the United States. These tests have proven that the hCG does not in fact help people lose weight.
The only reason why people who follow the pregnancy hormone diet lose weight is because it limits them to only 500 calories per day, so the weight loss is a natural consequence of that. While there may be no accurate information suggesting that the hCG harms those who take it to lose weight, there are no proofs it does any good either. So instead of taking chances and risking their health, people should just go with more verified methods, and think at the long-term consequences. Losing weight fast is rarely something that sticks, and as soon as the diets are interrupted, the weight starts fluctuating again.