Does HCG diet work? Does HCG diet work better than clenbuterol? Does HCG diet work better than the sugar detox or trying to lose 20 pounds in 1 month by changing your eating habits? And finally, does HCG diet work at all? First the good news, the HCG diet – HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, by the way – does work. There is no doubt that you can lose a lot of weight on this diet, the question is, however, does the HCG diet work long term?
Is this diet safe? Does it have any unpleasant side effects? The bad news is that the HCG diet is not safe or effective long term. It is definitely not better than the sugar detox, clenbuterol or even trying to lose 20 pounds in 1 month. Why? Because it only works if you lower your daily calorie consumption to ridiculously low levels. How low do you need to go for the HCG to work? About 500 calories.
So, for practical purposes, the HCG diet does not really work. It goes without saying that you can lose a lot of weight on any diet that only allows you to consume 500 calories a day. It also goes without saying that doing so is extremely dangerous and unhealthy. As for HCG, it is a hormone. Some believe strongly that it works, but I do not find such claims credible. It should work without severely restricting calories. It does not.