That’s right, a new diet plan built around the hormone HGC has reportedly helped women lose weight by tricking the body into thinking it’s pregnant!
You might want to finish eating before you read this story. There’s a brand new diet that involves women giving themselves a daily injection of urine from pregnant women — that’s right, urine — and the results so far have been pretty astonishing. Sheryl Paloni, for instance, has lost 43 pounds and 30 inches off her waist since she began taking the injections back in June. But it’s not the urine that does the trick, it’s the hormone in the urine: human coriogonic gotrophin, or HGC, which tricks your brain into thinking your body is pregnant.
“This will help you have patience to learn how to change your ways and change your relationship with food,” says Iris McCarthy of Success Weight Loss Systems, which offers the treatment. She claims that science has shown her that HGC helps the body metabolize faster.
The plan consists of more than just the injections, as there is also a very restrictive low-calorie diet involved, but for Sheryl Paloni, those injections made all the difference. “I wasn’t hungry. I’m not hungry,” she said. “Physically I feel better. I feel light on my feet. For me, the proof is in the pudding.”
But not so fast, say the skeptics. The trick, they say, is not in the hormone-filled urine, but in the low-calorie diet. “The HCG doesn’t have anything to do with the weight loss,” said Dr. Barry Ramos, a cardiologist. “The fact is if you go on a 500 calorie-a-day diet, you lose weight. The bottom line is, it’s potentially dangerous because you don’t know what you’re injecting in your body. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise.”
There are plenty of places on the web to learn more about this diet, as well as places to get HGC products online. A six-week program will cost between $300 and $565. But you run the risk of introducing unknown toxins into your body from the urine, not to mention the total gross-out factor.
So, here’s the question, HollyMoms: Would you try it?