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How hard is it to stick to the hCG diet for weight loss?

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It's very hard to stick with the strict calorie limit. Not only is it uncomfortable to live on just 500 calories a day, it can be dangerous. It’s impossible to meet all your nutritional needs on so few calories. You may not get enough protein, either. If you're getting less than 1,200 calories a day, it's going to be challenging to get enough vitamins and minerals without supplements.

From: HCG for Weight Loss WebMD Medical Reference

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American Society of Bariatric Physicians: “Use of HCG in the Treatment of Obesity.”

Bosch, B. , Feb. 18, 1990. South African Medical Journal

HCG Diet Council: “The Original HCG Simeons Diet,” “Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity.”

Birmingham, C. , May 15, 1983. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Heather Mangieri, RDN, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “For Consumers: HCG Diet Products Are Illegal,” “Questions and Answers on HCG Products for Weight Loss.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 9, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Bariatric Physicians: “Use of HCG in the Treatment of Obesity.”

Bosch, B. , Feb. 18, 1990. South African Medical Journal

HCG Diet Council: “The Original HCG Simeons Diet,” “Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity.”

Birmingham, C. , May 15, 1983. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Heather Mangieri, RDN, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “For Consumers: HCG Diet Products Are Illegal,” “Questions and Answers on HCG Products for Weight Loss.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 9, 2018

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