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Need more info about hcg diet plan.

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wareen80 Thu 05-Jun-14 14:36:18


My name is warren and I am 30 years of age. I am an owner of one small business in New York. Most of the time I need to work more than 70 hours in a week. So I do not have enough time to exercise in the morning or even in the evening.

My height is 5.7 and my weight is 280 Ibs. I would like to lose my extra weight. I tried in different ways but failed. Although I did consult with my doc and she suggested maintaining a certain workout routine, but it is not possible for me due to my heavy load in my business. I like to take supplement instead of maintaining daily workout routine. I heard lots about supplements and my knowledge is mix about supplements. Some says taking supplements are not good for health, while others say they are risk free.

I am in dilemma right now. Recently I heard about Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This is popularly known as hcg diet. I went through their website and it says that one British doctor named Dr. Simeons researched and invented hcg diet protocol. According to their website, hcg diet drops are used under the tongue in order to lose weight. It suggests that hcg diet has no side effects as hcg diet is used under the tongue not into your body directly.

I like to know more about hcg diet plan and I also like to know more about hcg diet recipe. Did anyone use this hormone or any kind of oral hormone before in order to lose weight?

I also read couple of reviews and maximum reviews are good enough, but before using this hormone, I would like to know details about it. Did anyone use this before? If not please suggest me which supplements should I use in order to reduce my weight?

Aaric Wareen

Riverwalk Thu 05-Jun-14 15:29:58

I wouldn't if I were you.

HGC is given to infertile women to help them ovulate .... best not to mess around with your hormones!

janthea Thu 05-Jun-14 15:32:10

?? confused

suebailey1 Thu 05-Jun-14 16:07:23

this is a bit off piste

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 17:14:58

It may be "just" put under your tongue, but the effects are on the whole body. How can it have ANY effect if is not going into your body?

If it is NOT going into your body, it won't work, If it IS going into your body, it will work in ways that alter more than your weight.

I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Sounds a bit iffy to me. There is only one way to lose weight - eat less and move more.

And if this is a roundabout way of advertising it, be aware that you are breaking Gransnet rules.

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 17:18:14

This is a diet scam. See

Do not use hormones and chemicals to try to lose weight. They do not work, and just damage your health.

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 17:25:52

Any serious research will produce a long list of potential adverse reactions. Most doctors, even those who specialize in weight loss, will not advocate or prescribe H.C.G. for these reasons. However, there are some dishonorable doctors who will do it when they are pressured by ignorant patients. The following list is not complete, but it gives a glimpse into the reality of H.C.G. consequences.

Known Effects of Real H.C.G.

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
Birth deformities, if taken during pregnancy
Early puberty
Prostate cancer
Severe pelvic pain
Swelling of the hands and legs
Stomach pain and swelling
Shortness of breath

Weight gain
Nausea and vomiting
Breast tenderness and swelling
Reduced penis size

And in any case, "The H.C.G. offered by the plethora of Internet scammers and retail stores is actually a homeopathic preparation. Due to real H.C.G. being available only by prescription, the non-prescription homeopathic preparations cannot contain any amount of the substance. It is only water, in other words."

So it is either buy water on the internet, which will have no effect, or somehow get real H.C.G. which will have the bad effects listed above.


jinglbellsfrocks Thu 05-Jun-14 17:27:34

Has anyone actually got round to reporting it yet? grin

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 17:33:59

I don't think it can be advertising, there is no link to follow, and the poster has asked it as a question.

A bit of googling found some solid info about it - I don't know how the OP thinks the reviews are good enough to make them consider using it. The serious (non-selling) ones are against it.

newist Thu 05-Jun-14 17:34:38

Elegran that was a very thoughtful thing to do. To take time out of your busy life, to look up and type all the downsides of taking "that stuff" flowers

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 18:22:35

Newist It does annoy me that people can be drawn into taking "stuff" which is only useful for making the fortunes of those who peddle it. If I can warn anyone off falling for the hype, I will.

A quick Google search and a look at a couple of respected sites that specialise in debunking bad science only takes a few minutes.

Here are some -

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 05-Jun-14 18:27:50

I have just been reading about dieting on the Mayo Clinic website. (should be getting dinner on but still) It's amazing how many different diets and products people come up with!

Anne58 Thu 05-Jun-14 18:37:04

Just a tad concerned that the OP'er is using 2 different spellings of his name, although any can mis-type.


Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 18:38:07

It is a million dollar industry. If you can invent a new diet, get some friends to endorse it (preferably famous ones, plus an out-of-work doctor or two) and persuade some women's magazines to feature it, you are made for life.

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 18:38:54

I saw that too, Phoonix
Yours, Eelgarner

whenim64 Thu 05-Jun-14 19:36:12

Googled OP's name - isn't he busy spreading the word about this diet plan? Hmm hmm

JessM Thu 05-Jun-14 19:57:59

Yes i have just reported it in case no-one else has.
I agree absolutely that the world is full of faddy money-making diet scams.

Anne58 Thu 05-Jun-14 20:07:52

Remember that the hole your food goes into is larger than the hole it comes out of, and adjust accordingly.

Eelgarner you've done it now, I will always think of you that way! grin

Elegran Thu 05-Jun-14 20:17:02

Well done when. At least if any gransnetter is tempted by this magic potion the antidote is on the thread too.

I like that saying Phoenix (sorry, I meant to say Poonix )