Proof the HCG Diet Works for Fat Loss
Before and After HCG Photos
Proof HCG is NOT a placebo
"Anyone will lose weight eating only 500 calories a day...."
"That's a starvation diet, that's what it is."
Have you heard these words and words like these in regards to the HCG diet? These comments are most often made by people who know very little about the diet and have never tried it themselves. I've read many blogs, forum posts, and comments, all by people who claim hcg doesn't really work; that a person is only losing weight because of the 500 calories they are eating, and furthermore, they are losing a lot of muscle.
I have finally have the chance to prove that this notion is dead wrong. dead wrong. dead wrong. Should I say it again? Yes I should. They are dead wrong!
How do I know? Because I had my body fat tested hydrostatically (the gold standard for body fat testing) before and after hcg- it proves without a doubt that I lost almost all fat on the hcg diet. Full details below folks. I don't think the proof could be any clearer. Most would agree that would not have been the outcome if I were simply "starving" myself.
I researched this diet fully- hundreds of hours of research before and during my journey with hcg. How could I be sure I was losing fat on while on the hcg diet? Most would agree that is the number one indicator if a diet is a "good" or not. We don't want to be concerned just with weightloss. If you really do starve yourself, yes you are losing weight, but what is really happening? Your body is burning up your lean muscle mass for fuel and saving your fat. That is something I didn't want.
I chose to track my body fat percent, both hydrostatically before and after my hcg rounds, and using a home device on a daily basis. I compared the results of my home device with the results from my hydrostatic body fat test results. I was pleased to see that my particular home device was very close to being accurate and was quite consistent, therefore a good tool to use while on hcg to make sure I was losing fat, not muscle.
What were the results? I lost 7.5% body fat in one round of hcg, which was about 40 days long. Out of 21 lbs lost this 3rd round of HCG, 16.8 lbs were fat, and only 4.8 lbs were a combination of water and lean muscle mass. All this eating 500 calories a day, and no exercise whatsoever. Not one single bead of sweat broken. Promise.
You can see even more body fat test results and my full story at my blog hcgchica.com
In Conclusion Folks....
It is pretty much unheard of to lose 7.5% body fat in just over a month eating so little and not exercising. Our bodies do not let go of fat very easily. I have put photos of my hydrostatic body fat results here for you to see.
For any of you out there who've been considering hcg but weren't sure if it was just hype or one more thing to waste your money on that was just a gimmick- now you have true proof that hcg really does cause you to lose fat and conserves lean muscle mass.
HCGChica here, signing off. If you want to see me vlogging my hcg journey, you can find me on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HCGChica
Stay tuned on my youtube channel for my first E-book coming out soon that will discuss how to make sure you do lose fat on hcg. It is in fact possible to lose lots of lean muscle mass on hcg if you do the diet wrong- I've done it and had to learn the hard way my first round of hcg. 'til then!
Quick Note about Body Fat Test
I want to point out one thing so I don't confuse anyone and so no one thinks there is anything "fishy" going on. The first test shown here taken in April 2011 was taken just prior to my 2nd round of hcg. My 2nd hcg round was a complete flop for several reasons and so my third round started out exactly the same place round 2 started. Thus the seemingly long break between tests. But rest assured, these results are an accurate picture of what happened in the 38 days of my 3rd HCG round.