Everyone at the school I teach has been doing the HCG diet with success. My only concern is that you're introducing a pregnancy hormone in your body when you're not pregnant. The reason you loose so much weight is because your body burns a ridiculous amount of calories naturally when you're pregnant, and the HCG shot kinda tricks your body. You cannot exercise because of your low calorie intake vs. the calories you are burning naturally.
I think it's great for a short-term weight loss plan, like what your friend did for her wedding. My step-mom tried it for a week and lost 3 lbs her first day!! I personally would be fearful of using it for a long period of time ... like for those who are clinically overweight/obese and need to loose 40 lbs +
at 11:45 PM on Aug. 10, 2010