Many of us have tried and failed numerous diets and weight loss plans. Orange County now has a diet plan that may work for many overweight and obese Americans. It is called the hCG diet. hCG is a hormone naturally produced by the placenta of pregnant women. It is known to produce rapid weight loss in difficult to trim areas such as the thighs, hips, and abdomen. hCG suppresses hunger and triggers the body to use fat as fuel and is available in a nasal spray and injection.
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On the other hand, there is much controversy surrounding the hCG diet. Many hCG diets involve restricting the dieter to 500 calories per day. This can result in lowered metabolism and malnutrition. People do lose weight, however it is most likely from starvation. Other experts will argue that the hCG makes up to 3500 calories of fat available each day as an energy source. Currently, there are no FDA approved hCG weight loss medications available. Those that do decide to try this diet should do so with caution and with a doctor’s supervision. Despite this, hCG is popular not just in Orange County, but around the country.