In the previous article, we discussed how low carb diet works and how it benefits the body. In this post we are going to discuss about the best low carb diet.
Let me get straight to the point.
The Best low carb diet is called the HCG diet.
This diet was found by a Dr. Simeons. When he was researching in India he found that lean mother had a lean baby and vice versa. Upon closer observation, he noticed that these lean mothers had the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone plentiful when compared with other moms.
Moreover, he also noticed that these moms tended to eat fewer calories. hence, the doctor made a relationship with the HCG hormone and low-calorie diet or low carb diet.
When he returned to the US he stated that one needs to eat low carb foods along with a dosage of the hormone to keep the weight at bay if at all one needs to lose weight.
Though it was never proven his diet, so-called the HCG diet picked up craze. It was brought to life again in 2009.
There is no scientific evidence and there is no approval from the FDA. However, people still tend to believe the HCG diet and they lose weight.
So what is the HCG diet?
The HCG diet is all about eating low calorie and foods low in carbs. Basically, you are going low in carbs and also low in calories.
You have three choices of calorie ranges. For example, you can choose the 500 calories, 800 calories or 1200 calorie plan. Usually, the 1200 calorie plan is more popular than the others.
In this diet, you will totally avoid carbohydrates and will feed on lean meat and vegetables.
And irrespective of what calorie plan you choose you will have to go through the diet in four phases.
The first phase is the preparation phase.
In the second phase, you are getting into the diet along with eating of low calorie foods. These usually include chicken and some veggies.
In the third phase, you are gradually incraseing the intake of calories.
And in the fourth phase, you are at a stage where all you do is maintain the eating habit for life.
Does This HCG Diet Really Work?
As mentioned earlier this diet is not scientifically proven. And there is no FDA approval. Therefore, companies selling HCG drops for the purpose of losing weight are coming under the scanner of FDA.
Most comopanies are fined by the FDA and have been closed now. However, there are some companies that still promise to promote weight loss along with their HCG drops.
But people are loyal to this diet and have forums and discussion about this diet. They even have real life journery where they talk about their weight loss goals.
Some swear by the diet while others consider it mere by product of low calorie diet.
Things to Look for Before Getting into HCG Diet
There are some important things you need to consider if you are getting into the HCG diet.
Firstly, don’t go for the homeopathic versions of HCG drops. These are fake and will no help you with weight loss.
Secondly, always opt for HCG injections if at all you want to lose those weights. It has been found that HCG injections work better when compared to HCg drops.
And finally, consult with a doctor before getting this diet. This low calorie or low carb diet is not meant for all. Get your blood checked up or a full body check up so that your physician can have a good idea about your health’s condition.