The words "scientific evidence" are being thrown around a lot recently in regard to "DIETS" and while those words appear to be "Medically Sound", what does "scientific evidence" really mean?
I read all sorts of rebuttals mentioning there is no scientific evidence that HCG Diets work or there is no scientific evidence that Homeopathic HCG works, however these statements often leave one believing that other forms of weight loss, like diet and exercise, have 'scientific backing" and make HCG Diets invalid.
Traditional weight loss through diet and exercise has a 95% FAILURE RATE within the first year.
That means that out of 100 people who will start a "diet and join a gym" January 1, 2011, a whopping 95 of them will fail! People who try this method end up more frustrated than before with more body fat come Spring of this year. I think we need to look further at this type of antiquated weight loss program and put it in it's proper perspective. The 'scientific evidence" IT HAS is that DIET AND EXERCISE FAILS MISERABLY FOR THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE.
Having worked with and witnessed the successful results of weight loss with HCG with 1000's of clients since 2007, I have seen that it works for approximately 98% of people! Compared to the fact that "diet and exercise" only works for some 5% of people should be proof enough which program works best.
The key with any HCG Diet plan is to maintain the weight loss. If a clinically proven, sound program is followed that rebuilds the underlying deficiencies, the results can be extraordinary!
My concern is not so much about what is "scientifically proven or not scientifically proven" but more about affiliate marketing websites that do nothing other than sell "hcg drops" and "diet-hype". There are no clinicians or clinically history behind these websites nor any medical training, which is apparent from the redundancy of the cloned information that gets copied from website to website. There is a LOT more to HCG Dieting than a diet and a $69 bottle of hcg Drops!
MY TIP OF THE DAY: If you've failed to lose weight with diet and exercise, learn about the underlying effects the HCG Diet has on the function of the body and the positive effects it may have for you when done correctly. Dr Beth Golden. HCG Diet PlanView Thread
Tried them all. The HCG Diet is the only Diet in the past 14 years that worked for me and I've now kept the 28 pounds if fat off for almost 5 years. There does come a time for most females, as we get past 5,0 that none of the diets that used to work do anymore. At least that is what happened to me and the Clients I have worked with since 2007. We all are convinced that as hormones change, utilizing a diet plan that uses HCG as a precursor to balance the hypothalamus gland has been the answer to balancing not only the regulation of abnormal fat, but helps with the entire endocrine system on many levels. The HCG Diet is just a short, quick diet, then people can return to good foods and better eating habits. Sometimes I see people expressing their opinions that the HCG Diet becomes the diet of choice on a daily basis, and of course we all know that isn't correct.View Thread
There have been a 'few' studies on the HCG Diet. The studies that were submitted to the FDA in the 70s were very unscientific, didn't follow Simeons' protocol and were the basis for the FDA determining there is no difference in weight loss than a low calorie diet. Which everyone agrees upon. WHERE the fat is lost and what TYPE of fat is the difference. The study conducted by Asher and Harper in the 70's, was the only study submitted to the FDA that followed Simeon's protocol exactly. The FDA continues to ignore the difference in the FAT lost, the speed with which the abnormal fat is lost and the better long term results.View Thread
What a outstanding answer!! I have owned a wellness clinic since 1999, and have first hand experience with personal weight problems and programs, including the HCG Diet. It is nothing short of extraordinary as you mention when done correctly!
Upon investigation of the benefits of HCG and the understanding that the hypothalamus regulates the accumulation and release of abnormal fat in the human body, a concrete answer is that if the HCG Diet is followed correctly, it does work.
I personally have over-seen 1000's of clients in my wellness center and trained more than 80 practitioners since 2007 how to effectively oversee the HCG diet and what nutritional support needs to be added. The problem is that the internet has created a 'free frawl' for people selling just HCG and they have not a clue how to help people who may have underlying health problems that need to be addressed while doing the HCG Diet.
The fact that the gold standard used to lose weight through diet and exercise or pre-packaged food or weekly diet meeting programs have a 95% failure rate within one year, indicates that they don't work. Even Oprah Winfrey came forth recently and stated she is not going to fight her weight anymore and will not diet again.
What an outstanding answer!! I have owned a wellness clinic since 1999, and have firsthand experience with the HCG Diet since 2007. When done correctly, it is nothing short of extraordinary as you mentioned. I can vouch that if the HCG Diet is followed correctly, it does work and people get better long terms results than with just diet and exercise.
I am trying to help educate people, such as Kathleen Zelman and others, who really don't understand the HCG Diet. I see many people refer to the "500 calories" in conjunction with the HCG Diet and its results; however the concern of muscle loss and other concerns aren't applicable to the HCG Diet.
HCG works on the hypothalamus to help regulate it better. Everything else in our body shows wear and tear with time, so why would we think this gland is different? Why would we think there couldn't be an imbalance?
The hypothalamus regulates the accumulation and release of abnormal fat in the human body and many things can contribute to its 'dis-regulation'. Taking the correct amount of HCG for dieting purposes and eating the correct fat free foods while on the HCG Diet helps rebalance the hypothalamus. This in turn encourages the body to stop accumulating abnormal fat and to begin releasing abnormal fat. This is why people experience such extra-ordinary results in such a short period of time. The fat accumulation slows down and the release speeds up! The HCG Diet is NOT just about a low calorie, low fat diet. HCG, as I have personally experienced and witnessed, makes significant, positive internal changes in regard to losing fat and excess weight. When we compare its positive effects to the fact that whole licorice is used to rebuild adrenal glands, why can't we accept that HCG can help re-build the hypothalamus?
However, until now, the diet industry, as a whole, has a 95% failure rate. That's horrible. That means only 5% of people who struggle through diet and exercise; pre-packaged foods and/ or weekly diet meeting programs will keep the weight off past one year. 95% won't. This clearly indicates to me that these methods don't work. Even Oprah Winfrey came forth recently and stated she is not going to fight her weight anymore and will not diet again.
However, with the resurgence of the HCG Diet, I believe the era of losing weight with outdated, unsuccessful plans will soon fade away as more and more people learn about the HCG Diet. There are those of us, who know the HCG Diet works. There are many forms of HCG, and I would like to help clarify how they all differ in subsequent postings. Sincerely, Dr. Beth Golden.