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HCG diet is one of the most popular weight loss programs that people are searching over the internet. This diet utilizes daily intake of the drops of HCG hormone and a very low calorie intake in order to burn almost a pound from your weight per day. The effectiveness that most dieters have reported about the use of HCG hormone as dietary tool has led to some popular myths. However, some myths are mistakenly taken by people.
1. It is not safe only having 500 calories intake per day.
All weight loss programs are based on lower calories intake. Dieters aim to burn more calories than what they intake. Normally you will need 1,000 to 2,000 calories per day. Only receiving 500 calories during this HCG program seems extreme, but it is not. The application of HCG hormone drops will convert your reserved fats into 500 to 1500 calories it requires for energy.
2. The HCG hormone drops are not necessary.
While there is no evidence about the harmful HCG drops, the hormone is absolutely necessary to make this weight loss plan effective. The use of HCG retains your appetite and helps your metabolism be more efficient in burning your reserved fats for energy. The HCG diet seems to be impossible to work without daily drops.
Fat is fat, right? Wrong. The HCG diet plan is immensely popular because it helps people lose the bad fat, while retaining the good fat along with muscle mass. The human body basically has 3 types of fat and crash diets target our good fat, the fat we need. HCG targets the bad fat, the fat that makes us look fat.
So, what are the three kinds of fat? There is structural fat and reserve fat, both of which we all have and need. Structural fat cushions our internal organs. It is also on the bottoms of our feet and in the palms of our hands. Without it, we would be very uncomfortable. Reserve fat is what our bodies store for quick energy. It is evenly spread out, and also necessary for energy. If you had none, you would get intense cravings for sugar, sound familiar?
Last is the bad fat, called abnormal fat. This is why people take HCG diet drops, they target this fat. Abnormal fat is just excess fat that a person never uses. It resides mainly in the belly area, thighs, hips, and upper arms. HCG tells the body to tap this fat for energy, not your reserve fat. A pot belly is the perfect example of abnormal fat. Crash diets without HCG target all three kinds of fat, while HCG only targets abnormal fat, the fat we want to lose.