HCG?

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    Oct 11, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    I understand it requires a HUGE calorie reduction (from what I hear 500 cals/a day) that doesn't sound very healthy. Anyone have an opinion pro or otherwirse?
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    Oct 11, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    Is 500 calories the reduction or the actual caloric intake? Eating 500 calories a day is not a good idea. Eating 500 fewer calories per day is a fine way to lose weight slowly and sanely.
  • Sparkycat

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    Oct 11, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    I've never heard that. If you mean human chorionic gonadotrophin, it's used by men on testosterone replacement therapy and by steroid users at the end of a cycle to make the testicles start making testosterone again.
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    Oct 11, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). You'll want to read up on what HCG is. It's not indicated for weight loss.

    You'll also want to take a communication class. Your communicate is vague, at best.

    I don't know of any significant correlation between HCG and calorie reduction. You'll have to research this on your own.

    HCG IS used for fertility issues in women. HCG is also sometimes used for stimulation of the pituitary / testes axis in men, but, to no real benefit. HCG is NOT used in men on HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) (it would be pointless except for gonadal size, and a waste of good money).

    For more information, you'll want to try an online search tool like Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Excite, and so on.
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Oct 11, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidHCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). You'll want to read up on what HCG is. It's not indicated for weight loss.

    You'll also want to take a communication class. Your communicate is vague, at best.

    I don't know of any significant correlation between HCG and calorie reduction. You'll have to research this on your own.

    HCG IS used for fertility issues in women. HCG is also sometimes used for stimulation of the pituitary / testes axis in men, but, to no real benefit. HCG is NOT used in men on HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) (it would be pointless except for gonadal size, and a waste of good money).

    For more information, you'll want to try an online search tool like Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Excite, and so on.



    You mean, "Your communication is vague, at best"?
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    Oct 11, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    paradox saidIs 500 calories the reduction or the actual caloric intake? Eating 500 calories a day is not a good idea. Eating 500 fewer calories per day is a fine way to lose weight slowly and sanely.


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    Oct 12, 2010 9:14 PM GMT
    InsatiableBloom said
    chuckystud saidHCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). You'll want to read up on what HCG is. It's not indicated for weight loss.

    You'll also want to take a communication class. Your communicate is vague, at best.

    I don't know of any significant correlation between HCG and calorie reduction. You'll have to research this on your own.

    HCG IS used for fertility issues in women. HCG is also sometimes used for stimulation of the pituitary / testes axis in men, but, to no real benefit. HCG is NOT used in men on HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) (it would be pointless except for gonadal size, and a waste of good money).

    For more information, you'll want to try an online search tool like Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Excite, and so on.



    You mean, "Your communication is vague, at best"?


    Fucking spell checker.
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    Oct 13, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    While losing 13 pounds last winter, I aimed for 2000 calories a day, averaged out over a week, with more calories on gym days and fewer on days off. Nice thing about my lowish carb paleo diet is that I can eat 1600 calories for one day and not experience uncomfortable hunger.
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    Oct 15, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    HCG for losing weight?.......icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 16, 2010 10:08 AM GMT
    Seriously? No one has heard of using HCG for weight loss? Bah!
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    Oct 16, 2010 10:19 AM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidSeriously? No one has heard of using HCG for weight loss? Bah!


    If you want to lose weight get your ass outside and run, walk or bike. Go to the gym and get on one of the cardio machines or take an exercise class.
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    Oct 16, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    Feh... Fine...
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    Oct 20, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    why on earth would you only want to eat 500 calories a day, that would be a snack for me
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    Oct 20, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidwhy on earth would you only want to eat 500 calories a day, that would be a snack for me



    My step mom lost a bunch of weight on it, It looks like most of what's being sold is homeopathic anyway.
  • Riahtherockst...

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    Nov 02, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    I did the HCG diet. It works. Not the most fun thing and really makes you kinda obsessed with what you are eating... but if you want results in 40 days and you have an iron will go for it. Stay away from the homeopathic stuff, go for the injection pure stuff. I have a lot of resources for you if you want to try it.
  • aiko14

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    Nov 02, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    according to American journal of clinical nutrition, the HCG is NEITHER Safe NOR effective as a weight LOSS aid...

    heres the link:
    http://www.dietscam.org/reports/hcg.shtml

    and another from Journal of the american association:
    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/summary/230/5/693