As many of you may know, there are many people out there who have not done their research on the HCG diet, and have created and spread myths about how the HCG diet is dangerous and unhealthy.
Here are a couple of myths explained and cleared up, with the intent that you will feel added comfort in knowing that the HCG diet is both safe and healthy, when followed according to Dr. Simeon’s protocol found on the website.
Myth #1: It’s dangerous to consume only 500 calories.
The idea of consuming fewer calories than you burn is the very center of weight loss, and is the focal point of most diets.
Most diets, in general, aim at only consuming between 1000-2000 calories a day. The HCG diet allows only 500 calories a day, which may seem too low, but it isn’t. The HCG itself is the key to making a VLCD possible.
When consuming so low of calories, the HCG drops will help suppress hunger and appetite while assisting the body in depleting fat stores and using that fat as burnable energy.
Without the HCG, a 500 calorie diet would be dangerous, but with the HCG, it is a very safe and effective way to lose weight.
Myth #2: Diets that do not require exercise are dangerous and unhealthy.
Once again, there has not been any actual evidence that the HCG diet is dangerous or unhealthy. While following the protocols of the HCG diet, you are to consume up to 500 calories a day, without exercising.
While on such a VLCD and with the help of the HCG drops, you are actually burning between 1500-4000 calories a day. If you are exercising during this time, you are shortening the time it takes your body to burn the 500 calories you consume.
This means that your body will not have enough nutrients and energy to sustain itself, and as a result, you will probably feel very fatigued, light-headed, and tired.
If you follow the protocols outlined on the website, you can experience great weight loss without negative side effects.
If you have come into the HCG diet with a fitness program already going, you can continue exercising by simply taking a slow to moderate walk during the day, to complement the HCG diet.
Now that these myths have been explained to you and cleared up, you can continue on the HCG diet, with confidence knowing that as you follow the protocols you will be able to quickly and safely lose weight, without any worry of being unhealthy or endangering your body.